The hat is meant to have a snug fit and is crocheted in the round, starting at the band and finishing at the crown (bottom up method). If you’d like to increase the size of the hat based on your own measurements, wrap a measuring tape around your head and rest it in the middle of your forehead to get your exact circumference. Use your head’s circumference and the gauge information we provided to adjust the size of the hat.
- 1 ball of Loopy Mango Merino No.5 Yarn (150g/68m) in Iceberg (or can be substituted using Crazy Sexy Wool from Wool and the Gang.
- 11.5mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
ABBREVIATIONS (US Terminology)
- sc = single crochet
- st (s) = stitch (es)
- sl st = slip stitch
- rnd = round
5sts x 5.5 rows = 3” x 3” square using the rib stitch technique.
Final size measures 21.5” (circumference) x 9” length)
Rib Stitch: worked the same as a single crochet stitch, except instead of inserting the hook into both stitches, you only insert the hook into the back loop.
Step 1: Begin Pattern by Chaining 31
Chain 31, join in the round with a sl st
Rnd1: work in rib stitch until you reach the last st, place a stitch marker to remember where each rnd begins. Repeat the first rnd 9 more times (10rnds in total)
Step 2: Begin to Decrease Stitches
Rnd11 (decrease beings): *work 1sc, skip 1* repeat between stars 9 more times, 1sc in the last st (21sts)
Rnd 12: *work 1sc, skip 1* repeat between stars 6 more times (14 sts)
Rnd 13: *work 1sc, skip 1* repeat between stars 3 mores times, 1 sc in the last 2st (1st)
Rnd 14: Bind off, leaving an 8” tail for sewing.
Step 3: Sew Up the Crown
Using a tapestry needle, pull the 8” tail through the 10 sts and tug on the yarn to close up the loop.
The pictures demonstrate the crown of the hat before closing up the loop (left) and after closing up the loop (right). Weave in loose ends.