Kristin Ribbed Hat

Kristin Ribbed Hat
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Step 1: Getting Started

 

Inspired by a sweet new friend’s love of fun and funky hats, I designed the Kristin hat to function as a soft pliable hat, warm enough for winter and light enough to transition into spring. I love the ribbing detail around the hat and the cute little bill adds a sporty detail. Another feisty-fun option is to add detachable accents such as crocheted flowers and bows or buttons and brooches. A flower or brooch dresses this hat up just enough to wear out and about, looking flirty and fabulous!

This hat crochets up smooth and easy using Red Heart’s With Love yarn. (I loved using this yarn as it glides easily through the stitches.) I purchased the 7 oz package in the color Pewter and was able to make two complete hats, with a bit left over.

Note: For the hat top, begin each round in the same stitch as your chain 1 space (sl st from previous round) as this will create a neater finished look.

 

Skill Level: Easy to Intermediate

Materials:

250 – 300 yards of Worsted yarn

US Hook size I/5.50mm

Tapestry/yarn needle

Embellishments (optional)

Gauge:
4 sc = 1 inch

Key:

CH = chain

SC = single crochet

HDC = half double crochet

DC = double crochet

SC2TOG = single crochet 2 together

SL ST = slip stitch

SK = skip

SP = space

 

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Step 2: Pattern Instructions

 

Instructions: 

Hat Top

Start with a magic loop. (Magic Loop Tutorial)

Rnd 1: Ch 1 (do not count as a stitch here and throughout pattern), 6 sc in Magic loop, sl st to 1st sc. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sp around, sl st to 1st sc. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc 1, 2 sc in next sp, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st sc. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc 2, 2 sc in next sp, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st sc. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *sc 3, 2 sc in next sp, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st sc. (30 sc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *sc 4, 2 sc in next sp, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st sc. (36 sc)

Rnd 7 – 14: Continue increasing each round by 6 single crochets in this manner until stitches number 84 sc around.

Transition to ribbing. (See image for example.)

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Hat Ribbing (Sides)

From sl st of last row (Rnd 14), ch 21, sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Row 1: Sc 19 in back loop only to top of hat edge. Skip 1 sp along edge, sl st to next sp. (20 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc 20 in back loop only. (20 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc 20 in back loop only. Skip 1 sp along edge, sl st to next sp. (20 sc)

Rows 4 – 84: Repeat Rows 2 & 3.

Finish, leaving 8 – 12” tail.

Use tail (& tapestry needle) to sew Row 1 and Row 84 together.

Transition to band.  

Step 3: Finishing Up

 

Hat Band

Sl st to join yarn to Row 1 of hat ribbing.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same sp as join. Sc around in each sp (last sc of each ribbing row), sl st to join to first sc. (84 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same sp as join, sc around, sl st to join. (84 sc)

Row 3 – 4: Repeat Row 2.

Finish off, weave ends.

 

Hat Bill

Count 28 sc’s from band join sp. Sl st to join yarn at 29th sc.

Row 1: Ch 2, sk 1 sp, 2 dc in next sp, dc 24, 2 dc in next sp, ch 1, sk 1 sp, sl st to hat band. (28 dc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in ch 1 sp, sc 28 across, 2 sc in ch 2 sp, sl st to hat band. (32 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in next 2 sp, sc 32 across, 2 sc in next 2 sp, sl st to hat band. (36 sc)

Finish, weave ends

 

Flower

I used the flower tutorial from Crochet Geek for the flowers pictured. 

Bow

I came up with a very simple pattern to work into a bow.

Ch 8, hdc in 3rd chain from hook, hdc 5. Ch 2, turn, hdc 6 across. Repeat this pattern until your piece measures 12 inches. Form a bow and secure with a piece of yarn or a simple chain. Finish, weave ends.

 

Add a safety pin or jewelry pin by either sewing or hot gluing to the back of your embellishments to make them detachable. Or, sew your flower, bow or buttons directly to the hat – your preference!

 

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About The Author

Tia Davis is a writer, wife and mother, living happily ever after with her handsome prince and two charming boys in Western Idaho. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English and Creative Writing and works from home as a content manager. When she isn't chasing little boys she is blogging about them at Mistress of Madness & Mayhem.