Crochet Hats

Crochet Hats

 

 

My friend Kathleen taught us how to make these hats during a Farm Women Exchange Meeting.  We not only learned a new craft, but we also had fun making them.  They are so easy to make.  Throw in a handmade scarf and you have a perfect gift set!

 

Supplies:

Crochet Hook

Yarn

Note: The size hook you will need will depend on the yarn you select. Most yarns will work well for these hats. If you are new to crochet, this is a great set of crochet hooks for beginners, and they have great ergonomic handles!)

 

Directions:

(To fit a 22” circumference)

Key:

ch – Chain
ds – Double Crochet
st – Stitch
sl st – Slip Stitch
( )__x – repeat
[ ] # – the number of stitches you should have

 

Pattern:

R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]

R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]

R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round [30]

R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 10x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [40]

R5: ch 2, (2dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 10x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [50]

R6: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts) 10x, sl st to the 1s dc of the round to join [60]

R7: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [60]

R8-R13: repeat R7 [60]

R14: 1 sl st (loosely as this is the decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [60]

The directions are for a medium-size hat, but can easily be adjusted to make one smaller or larger. To make a smaller hat (21” circumference), decrease the number of stitches in R6 to 7x [57], and R7-13 = [57].

To make the hat larger (23” circumference) make these changes: R7: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts) 3x, 1 dc in each remaining st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [63].

Julie Murphree is a blogger, newspaper columnist, and speaker on all things ‘Living a Simple Life on the Farm’. She is the author of \'The Farm Wife – Living a Simple Life on the Farm. She and her husband have 60 acres in NW Louisiana where they actively work on living as sustainable as possible.


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