Glacial Ice Slouch Hat

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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

Materials

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

Special Stitches

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.

Pattern

Ribbing

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.

Body

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.

Finishing

Sew pom-pom to top of Hat.

Sew seam in Ribbing.

Weave in ends.

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