Say hello to an easy hat that you’ll want to make for everyone you know. Worked vertically, this hat features surface embroidery on the turned-up brim. Topped with a chunky pom pom, this one-skein hat is the cozy addition to your wardrobe that you’ve been looking for.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 21” circumference x 16” tall
Gauge: 11 sts and 12 rows = 4” [10 cm] in blsc
Yarn: Red Heart With Love (100% Acrylic; 370 yards [338 meters]/198 grams): #1401 Pewter (1 skein)
Hook: US size K/10½ (6.5 mm), US size G/6 (4.0 mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle, one 4.5” pom-pom, ecru color embroidery floss
This hat is worked side to side, with short rows at the top.
Word is added after hat is created, by either surface crochet or embroidery. Stitch location is determined by using grid pattern.
Row 1: Working in back bump of ch, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn. (48 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, blsc in same st, blsc in next 42 sts, leaving last 5 sts unworked, turn. (43 blsc)
Row 3: Ch 1, blsc in same st, blsc in each st across, turn. (43 blsc)
Row 4: Ch 1, blsc in same st, blsc in each st across, blsc in last 5 sts that remain unworked 2 rows below, turn. (48 blsc)
Row 5: Ch 1, blsc in same st, blsc in each st across. (48 blsc)
Rows 6-61: Rep Rows 2-5, 14 times.
Seam the top of Row 61 to the beginning chain.
Weave a yarn strand through the ends of the rows at the top of the hat (the end that the unworked stitches are located), pull the ends of the strand taut to close top of hat.
Create a 4.5” pom-pom and sew to top of hat.
Weave in all ends.
Flip up brim of hat and stitch the word to the brim, using photo as a guide.