I’m on a hat binge. I’ve recently been brave enough to add colorwork to my crochet.
This is Little Brewer #1’s hat (she loves purple).
I also made hats for myself and Little Brewer #2 (seen modeled here by Little Brewer #1).
The band design for the red and white hat is adapted from Marie-Christine Mahe’s Peruvian pattern at knitty.com (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTperuvian.html). Here is the design in repeat.
The hat pattern itself is extremely simple (see below). It is single crochet worked in rounds, gradually increasing the diameter.
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Brewgal’s Basic Cute Hat Pattern©
Row 1 Chain 5. Join.
Row 2 Chain 1. SC 8 in circle. Join with slip stitch to chain 1.
Row 3 Chain 1. *SC in first st, 2 SC in second st* Repeat until end. Skip last SC in circle. Join with slip stitch to ch 1.
Row 4 Chain 1. SC in each st around. Skip last SC. Join with slip st to ch1.
Row 5 Repeat Row 3.
Row 6 Repeat Row 4.
Row 7 Chain 1. *SC in first st, SC in second st, 2 SC in third st* Repeat until end. Skip last SC. Join with slip st to ch1.
Row 8 Repeat Row 4
Keep alternating Row 7 until you have approximately 86 sts around (for a child’s hat) or 104 sts around (for a small adult hat). If the crown is too wavy, alternate two Row 4’s between your increase rows.
Once you have reached the diameter you want, continue with Row 4 (SC around). The hat will gradually form a shape as you go. Continue Row 4 until hat reaches desired length. Join with slip st as before and break yarn.