Chunky, stylish hats are easy to make with today's textural yarns. This hat has twice the texture, since it's made with a smooth ribbon yarn and a nubby acrylic yarn hooked together.
For even more surface interest, the pattern creates a ribbed effect by working single crochet stitches through the back loop on every row.
YARNBulky-weight ribbon yarn
Shown: Incredible by Lion Brand. 100% nylon, 1.75 oz (50 g)110 yd (100 m): Purple Party #207, 2 balls
Bulky-weight acrylic yarn
Shown: Homespun by Lion Brand. 98% acrylic /2% polyester. 6 oz (170 g/185 yd (170 m): Coral Gables #370,1 skein
HOOK10.5/K (6.5 mm)
STITCHES USEDSingle crochet
Single crochet through back loop
GAUGE10 sc = 4" (10 crn)
FINISHED SIZE20" to 22''(51 to 56 cm) head circumference
HATHat is worked with one strand of each yarn held together throughout.
Foundation row: Ch 45. Starting in second ch from hook, work 1 sc in each ch to end, ch 1, turn.
Row 1: Sk first st,* work 1 sc tbl in next st, rep from* across, work 1 sc in tch, ch 1, turn (44 sc). Rep row 1 for 9''(23 cm).
Begin crown shaping as follows:
Row 1:Sk first st, work 1 sc in next st * sc2tog, sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from*across (33 sc). ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sk first st,* work 1 sc tbl in next st, rep from* across, work 1 so in tch, ch 1. turn.
Row 3: Sk first st, sc2tog, * work 1 sc in next st, sc9tog, rep from * across. making last sc in tch (22 so). ch 1, turn.
Rows 4 and 5: Rep row 2 of crown shaping.
Row 6: Sk first st, * sc2log, rep from *across, end 1 sc (11 sc), fasten off, leaving long tail.
FINISHING1. With right side of brim facing, using ribbon yarn only, work one row of single crochet along edge, do not turn. Work one row of reverse single crochet across row, fasten off.
2. Thread the yarn tail onto a tapestry needle. Gather the remaining stitches at the top,but don't cut the yarn.
3. Sew the back seam and weave in ends.