Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick Slouchy Stripe Hat

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick Slouchy Stripe Hat

Must-have cold weather accessory!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 6-1/2 sc (about 4 inch) to crochet a hat that measures about 16 (18-1/2, 21, 22) inch finished circumference and will stretch to fit a range of sizes. Be sure to check your gauge. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches to make a 4 inch square, try using a smaller size hook; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size hook. Pattern and supplies are written for smallest size (Child Small) with changes for larger sizes (Child Medium/Large, Adult Small/Medium, Adult Large) in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow a pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
    Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Special stitches and abbreviations:
    FPDC (front post double crochet) = Yo, insert hook from front to back then to front, going around post of indicated st, draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Skip st behind the FPDC.
    sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) = (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.
    Notes:
    Band is worked in the rnd with RS always facing, do not turn.
    Hat is worked in rnds, turning at the end of every rnd.
    To change color, work last st of old old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete the st.
    Do not cut yarn between rnds, just carry unused color up inside of Hat.
  • 2
    Hat:
    Band:
    Note: Each dc of Rnd 1 of the Band is worked around (rather than in) a ch, to create a tidy edge.
    With Claret, ch 26 (30, 34, 36). Being careful not to twist, join with sl st in first ch to make a ring.
    Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), dc around (rather than in) the next ch, *hdc in next ch, dc around next ch; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-2. Place marker for beg of rnd. Move marker up as each rnd is completed – 26 (30, 34, 36) sts.
    Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), do not turn, FPDC in next dc, *hdc in next hdc, FPDC in next dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in beg ch-2.
  • 3
    For Adult Sizes Only:
    Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 2.
  • 4
    Hat:
    Change to Cranberry. Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each st around.
    Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around.
    Rep Rnd 2, alternating Claret and Cranberry colors every 2 rnds, until 12 (12, 14, 14) rnds have been completed.
  • 5
    Shape Crown (top of Hat):
    Notes:
    Shaping instructions are specific for each size.
    While working crown shaping, continue to work in stripe sequence of 2 rnds of each color.
  • 6
    Child S:
    Dec Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog; rep from * to last st, sc in last st, join with sl st in turning ch – 21 sts.
    Dec Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog; rep from * to last st, sc in last st, join with sl st in turning ch – 16 sts.
    Dec Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next sc, sc2tog; rep from * to last st, sc in last st, join with sl st in turning ch – 11 sts.
    Dec Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, *sc2tog; rep from * to last st, sc in last st, join with sl st in turning ch – 6 sts.
  • 7
    Child M/L:
    Dec Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st in turning ch – 24 sts.
    Dec Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st in turning ch – 18 sts.
    Dec Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in next sc, sc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st in turning ch – 12 sts.
    Dec Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st in turning ch – 6 sts.
  • 8
    Adult S/M:
    Dec Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog; rep from * to last 4 sts, sc in last 2 sts, sc2tog; join with sl st in turning ch – 27 sts.
    Dec Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog; rep from * to last 3 sts, sc in next sc, sc2tog, join with sl st in turning ch – 20 sts.
    Dec Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next sc, sc2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts, join with sl st in turning ch – 14 sts.
    Dec Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, *sc2tog around, join with sl st in turning ch – 7 sts.
  • 9
    Adult L:
    Dec Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog; rep from * to last st, sc in last st, join with sl st in turning ch – 29 sts.
    Dec Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog; rep from * to last st, sc in last st, join with sl st in turning ch – 22 sts.
    Dec Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog; rep from * to last st, sc in last st, join with sl st in turning ch – 15 sts.
    Dec Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, *sc2tog; rep from * to last st, sc in last st, join with sl st in turning ch – 8 sts.
  • 10
    Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail. Flatten Hat, and with yarn tail, sew the top closed.
  • 11
    Finishing:
    Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn Cranberry 104213672
  • Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn Claret 104213673
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook Size N-13/9.0 mm 104236767
  • Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers 24 pc. 104239331
  • Lion Brand Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
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