The yarn is so soft and luscious, you won't want to put it down. The color is gorgeously vibrant. It was an absolute pleasure to crochet with this yarn. I highly recommend it! (It's in my Best Little Yarn Shops Gift Guide.)
Since I love this hat so much I thought that I would share the (free, of course) pattern with you! Please keep in mind that this is an untested pattern. I crocheted this hat and these are my notes. If you notice any mistakes or inaccuracies let me know and I'll fix it!
- Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook)
- YO again, insert hook into same stitch, pull up another loop (5 loops on hook)
- YO, insert hook into same stitch, pull up another loop (7 loops on hook).
- YO and pull through all 7 loops on hook.
- Chain one.
Using a I hook.
Chain 4 and join to make a circle.
Round 1: Crochet 6 puff stitches into the ring. Slip stitch into the top of the very first puff stitch to close the round.
Round 2: Crochet two puff stitches into each chain 1 space. Join with a slip stitch. (12 puffs)
Round 3: Crochet 1 puff stitch in the first chain 1 space then make 2 puff stitches into the next chain 1 space. Repeat around (18 puffs)
Round 4: Crochet one puff stitch into the next 2 chain one spaces and then 2 puffs into the next chain 1 space. Repeat around, join. (24 puffs)
Round 5: Crochet one puff stitch into the next 3 chain one spaces and then 2 puffs into the next chain 1 space. Repeat around, join. (30 puffs)
Round 6: Crochet one puff stitch into the next 4 chain one spaces and then 2 puffs into the next chain 1 space. Repeat around, join. (36 puffs)
Rounds 7 through 15: Crochet one puff stitch into each chain 1 space, join.
Round 16: Single crochet around.
For the brim portion of the hat go down one hook size. I used an H hook.
Hdc in the third loop around, join. Repeat until you read the desired length. (I crocheted eight rows of hdc in the third loop.)
When you are working into the third loop you are not using either of loops of the top V; instead, the V will be forced to the outside (the right side, or the side visible when you're wearing the hat). It can take a little bit of practice to find the third loop, but it's there, right under the V normally used.
I hope that you like this free crochet pattern!
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