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Monday, November 19, 2012

Basic Hat Pattern, Version 100, "Layered"



Basic Hat Pattern

Version 100

“Layered”












Yarn: 5 ounces of worsted weight

Supplies: Size H hook, Size J hook, 1 button, size, 1 3/8”, yarn needle

Skill Level: Easy, need to know how to attach a button. 

Stitches Used: ch, sl st, dc, 

Notes: You need a worsted weight yarn that has some thickness to it such as Vanna’s Choice yarn or Red Heart’s With Love yarn. A worsted weight does work with this pattern.
Make sure the holes in the button you choose are large enough for the yarn needle to go through it. 

Gauge: not important as hat is large and oversized.

Hat Size: large

Pattern:

With size J hook:
Ch 4, sl st in first ch made.

Round 1. Ch 2, dc in ring 12 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (12 dc)

Round 2. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2. 2 dc in each remaining 11 sp. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (24 dc)

Round 3. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (36 dc)

Round 4. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 2 sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 2 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (48 dc)

Round 5. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 3 sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 3 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (60 dc)

Round 6. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp, 1 dc in next 58 sp. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (60 dc)

Rounds 7 -30. Repeat Round 6.

Round 31. Ch 1, sc in same sp as ch1, sc in remaining 41 sp. Sl st in top of 1st sc made. ( 60 sc)

Round 32. Ch 1, sc in same sp as ch 1, sc in next 14 sp, Change to hook size H:
Chain 70 times, firmly. Sl st in same sp that you started the ch in. Change to hook size J:
Sc in next 30 sp. Change to hook size H: Chain 70 times, firmly. Sl st in same sp that you started the ch in. Change to hook size J: Sc in next 15 sp. Sl st in 1st sc made.

Round 33. Ch 1 sc in same sp as ch 1, sc in next 13 sp, sc in next sp. (this is where you started your ch 70.) Your ch 70 should be pulled forward towards you and laying flat on the hat. (Do not put it inside the hat!) Ch 1, sc in next sp on the other side of the ch 70. Sc in next 29  sp, sc in next sp. (this is where you started the ch 70.) Your ch 70 should be pulled forward towards you and laying flat on the hat. (Do not put it inside the hat!) Ch 1, sc in next sp on the other side of the ch 70. Sc in next 15 sp. Sl st in top of 1st sc made. 

Round 34. Ch 1, sc in same sp as ch 1, sc around, (sc in each ch 1 sp). Sl st in top of 1st sc made.

Round 35. Ch 1, sc in same sp as ch 1, sc around. Sl st in top of 1st sc made.

Rounds 36-38.  Repeat Round 35. 

Fasten off.

Sew button to top center of hat. 

To create layers in your hat:
Step 1. Place hat on head with the yarn loops centered on each side of head. (Helpful hint, center the loops above your ears!)

Step 2. Starting at the base above your forehead pull and scrunch the hat down and create as many layers as desired. You can slide them to the left or right for an off kilter look. The layers can be tilted to the back if desired. Have fun!

Step 3. Hold layers in place with one hand and with other hand bring yarn loop up and slip over the button. Repeat with other side. If your loops are too loose tie a knot in base of loop to tighten it.
Play with your layers to create lots of fun unique looks! You could even stuff your hat with toilet 
paper, small wash cloths, socks, preferably clean ones, to create a unusual look!

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