By: Jacey Hermann
Gauge – 4″ = 8 ½ DC, 5 ½ rows
Hook Size – US K 10.5 / 6.50 MM
Yarn – Lion Brand Yarn Hometown USA – Super Bulky (6) 5 oz.
This pattern should use exactly 1 skein of the Lion Brand Super Bulky yarn, which makes for a quick and easy project! The brown one I crocheted in about 45 minutes from start to finish and wearing. I have not tried it yet with other types of yarn. If you are going to use a worsted weight yarn, I recommend doubling up.
Pictured colors are Santa Fe Tweed, Oklahoma City Green and Washington Denim.
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
SS = Slip Stitch
Round 1 – Magic Chain, Chain 3 (counts as first DC), 9 DC into Magic Ring, pull magic ring tight, do not join (10 DC) (optional – mark end of round with marker – I like to use a safety pin around the stitch post)
(option – If you would rather work in rows than rounds, you can join at the end of each round. Chain three for the beginning of each row and count that as your first DC. When I did this I noticed a very visible seam beginning to develop so I prefer to work in the round instead.)
Round 2 – Working in the round beginning with the top of the first chain 3, 2 DC in each stitch around (20DC)
(optional – mark the end of the round with a marker and move marker up at the end of every round)
Round 3 – *1 DC, 2 DC in next stitch (increase made)*, repeat from * around, (30DC)
Round 4 – *2 DC, 2 DC in next stitch (increase made)*, repeat from * around, (40DC)
Round 5 – *9 DC, 2 DC in next stitch (increase made)*, repeat from * around (44DC)
(At this point if you feel like the hat is too tight, you can either increase more than 4 DC for the entire row, by increasing every 5,6,7,etc stitches, whatever you feel is comfortable. If you feel the hat is too loose, do not increase and only do 1 DC in each stitch around and continue on to row 6. I made this hat to fit my head circumference of 22 ½”. The hat fits snugly but there is some stretch to it.)
Rounds 6-10 – 1 DC around (44 DC)
(You can adjust the height of the hat to be shorter or longer by doing fewer or more rounds at this point. It’s up to you!)
Finishing off the round – After you have completed the last DC you are going to even off the round by skipping the next stitch and then slip stitching into the next stitch. Do not fasten off, as we are going to continue with the brim from here.
Brim Row 1 – 2 single crochet in the next 13 stitches, slip stitch in next 2 stitches, chain 1 and turn. (28 stitches made including the 2 slip stitches)
(I used 13 because after trying on the brim it looked good for me. If you want a wider brim, stitch across more and conversely stitch across fewer for a shorter brim)
Brim Row 2 – Skip first stitch, 1 single crochet in each stitch across (27 sc), slip stitch in next 2 stitches, fasten off.
Weave in ends.
*Notes – When working the hat it’s ok to work loosely but for the brim I suggest crocheting tightly so that the brim has some nice structure to it.
Feel free to sell items made from this pattern, please just link back to this site. You may not sell the pattern itself.
I hope this pattern makes sense. Please feel free to comment here with any questions and I will do my best to answer. This is the first pattern I have ever written. I normally just “eyeball” things to make them look the way I want, which doesn’t always translate well to a written pattern.
Thanks and enjoy your new hat!