Who likes the cold? I know I don’t. I am a Florida girl (Yes, it does get cold here :P) Pretty soon we will need something to keep us warm. So we better get ready and I have a perfect solution for you.
A slouchy hat is the way to go on those cool breezy nights!
This hat is made with Lion Brand Anti-pilling yarn, which is a worsted weight yarn. It is really beautiful and easy to work with. The hat is made with single crochet, double crochet, and single crochet in back loop only. The only difference is the twisting of the stitches, of which after working a few of them, they are simple enough for an advanced beginner. The colors blend so well together and are suitable for any season.
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Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti-pilling weight 4(medium) 100% Acrylic 3.5 oz/100 g, 165 yds/170 m
Main Color (MC): Ecru 450 yds/ 412 m
Contrast Color (CC): Goldmine 50 yds/46 m
Hook size: US H/8 (5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Sc- single crochet
scblo- Single Crochet Back loop only
Dc- double crochet
Sl st-slip stitch
Ccs- Criss cross stitch
Ccsdec- Criss cross stitch decrease
Criss Cross Stitch: (ccs)- sk 1 sc, dc in next sc, 1 dc in sc just skipped. This creates a crossed or twisted pair of dc sts.
Criss Cross stitch decrease (ccsdec)- sk 1 ccs (or 2 sc), dc decrease in next ccs (or 2 sc), dc decrease in ccs (or 2 sc) just skipped. The first ccdec row is worked into sc from the prior row so count 2 sc for each ccs, as noted in parentheses
The hat is made bottom up starting with the band, which is made in rows, and joined together. The rest of the hat is made from the side across the band and worked up to the top.
Chs at the beginning or end of the row do not count as a stitch throughout.
Rounds are joined to the first ch 3 of the round with a sl st.
The stitches are decreased at the top before the hat is tightened and sewn together with a tapestry needle. You can put a pompom if you like.
To create the band, start with MC ch 11
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch, sc 10, ch 1, turn
Row 2-80 (90): scblo 10, ch 1, turn
Start by making the band first with single crochet stitches in the back loop only. Make 80 rows
With wrong side facing, join the band with sl st
From this point, you will be working in joined rounds
Round 1: With RS facing and MC, sc evenly across the 80 (90) rows for a total of 80 (90)sts, join to the 1st sc with a sl st
Round 2: ch 1, sc 80 (90), join with a sl st to the 1st st of the same round
Round 3: ch 3, ccs 40 (45), join with sl st,
Round 4-7: Rep rounds 2 and 3 twice
Round 8-9: With CC, rep rounds 2 and 3 once
Rounds 10-15: With MC, rep round 2 and 3 three times
Round 16-17: With CC, rep rounds 2 and 3 once
Rounds 18-19: With MC, rep rounds 2 and 3 once
Rounds 20: With MC, ch 1, sc 80 (90), join
Begin decreasing with next round with MC
Rounds 21: ch 2, ccsdec 40 (45), join
Round 22: ch 3, ccsdec 20 (23), join
Round 23: ch 3, ccsdec 10 (12), join
Fasten off leaving a long yarn tail.
Using a tapestry needle, weave the tail in a zigzag manner through the sts. Pull the yarn to tighten the middle and the sew it together.
Can make a pompom or use faux fur pompom (Optional)