Shades of crisp, icy blue make this slouch hat a must have for that cold transition from fall to winter. The design also features the puff stitch, which is a great way to add texture and to spice up your regular stitches.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: Approximately 11” tall x 21” circumference
Gauge: 4 puff sts and 7 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern
Yarn: Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable (100% Acrylic; 270 yards [246 meters]/100 grams): #3960 Tidal, 2 balls
Hooks: US size H/8 (5.0mm); I/9 (5.5mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle; large fur pom-pom
Puff Stitch: (Yo, insert hook into previous row between first and second dc in 3-dc group, yo, draw up a long lp) 3 times (7 loops on hook), yo, draw through first 5 lps, yo, draw through remaining 2 ls on hook.
With smaller hook, ch 11.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn – 10 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo in each ch across, turn.
Rep Row 2 until piece meas 21” from beginning, ending with a WS row, join with sl st to first row.
Change to larger hook.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, working on long side of Ribbing, sc 105 sts evenly around – 105 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 sc, *ch 2, sk next 2 sc, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, ch 2, sk last 2 sts, join with sl st to top of tch.
Rnd 3: Ch 4, *sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, Puff Stitch in skipped 3-dc group, ch 1; rep from * to end, join with sl st in 3rd ch of tch, turn – 21 Puff Stitches.
Rnd 4: Ch 4, *sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, Puff Stitch in skipped 3-dc group, ch 1; rep from * to end, join with sl st in 3rd ch of tch, turn.
Rep Rnd 4 until piece measure 11” from beginning.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Thread through Puff Stitches and ch-1 sps and pull tight to close.
Sew pom-pom to top of Hat.
Sew seam in Ribbing.
Weave in ends.