Chunky Brimmed Winter
I wrote up the pattern, but I want to say this up front, I like my hat where it has it's own shape and pops on my head-I have thick hair and don't like it squeezing my head. If you prefer a snugger hat, stop increasing after round 6 and do even rows from row 7-22.
Yarn used: Wool Ease Thick N Quick-102 yards, 6 ounce skein-1 skein
You may use two strands of worsted weight yarn held together throughout or a bulky wool yarn.
Hook size: 9 mm (this was an M hook for me, check MM size, each manufacturer is different)
Notions needed: Stitch marker (or safety pin), tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Gauge: 8 sc = 4"
Finished size: Almost 24" in circumference
Foundation row: Chain 4, join w/ sl st to form a ring. Work 6 sc into ring. Place marker in last sc (you will move the marker up for each round-this is worked in a spiral and until round 8 (or 7 for the smaller hat) you will have an increase made in the marked stitch for each round. (Doing the hat using this method will ensure no seam)
Round 1: 2 sc in each st around (12 sc)
Round 2: *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next (inc made)* repeat around (18 sc)
Round 3: *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next (inc)* around (24 sc)
Round 4: *1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next (inc)*around (30 sc)
Round 5: *1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next (inc)* around (36 sc)
Round 6: *1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next (inc)* around (42 sc)
Round 7: *1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next (inc)* around (48 sc)
At this round, the hat should measure 7" across when laid flat
Rounds 8-23: 1 sc in each sc around (even, no increasing).
Fold up brim and go!
This pattern and all its contents are ©copyrighted January 2007 to Deneen St Amour and may not be copied, reproduced in any way, or used for profit in any way. Pattern is for your personal use only. You may sell the finished item. You may post a link to the pattern.
This is untested-any errors or questions, contact me at yarnsandmusings(at)gmail.com