Criss Cross Hat


Pamela Kuloba

Who likes the cold? I know 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 slouch hat is the way to go on those cool breezy nights!

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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Materials:

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

Skill Level

Intermediate

Finished Measurements

Head Circumference-22″      

Length-11″

Abbreviations

Sc- single crochet

scblo- Single Crochet Back loop only

Ch-chain

Dc- double crochet

Sk-skip

St(s)-stitch(es)

Sl st-slip stitch

Ccs- Criss cross stitch

Ccsdec- Criss cross stitch decrease

Rep-repeat

Special Abbreviations

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

Notes

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.

Instructions

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)

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