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.
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Will this hat fix a men ?
Hello! I believe it will fit an average men’s head, but I would advise measuring to be sure. I remember this hat being a bit on the large side. – Nicola, Editor
What is blsc
Back Loop Single Crochet (blsc): Insert hook into the next st (but only in the back loop). YO, pull back through that st (2 loops on hook), YO, pull through all 2 loops on hook.
Happy crocheting! – Nicola, Editor
I am a fairly proficient crocheted but I have never seen “blsc”. I presume it means to single crochet in the back row of the previous row.??
Hello! BLSC means back loop single crochet. https://www.ilikecrochet.com/daily/beginner-crochet/tips-tutorials-and-abbreviations/crochet-abbreviations-and-special-stitches/
Hope this helps! – Nicola, Editor
Sympa! ma petite fille veut apprendre à crocheter. Nous allons pratiquer ceci.
Bien à vous, GG
Wonderful! You might find this article helpful too!
Happy Crocheting! – Nicola, Editor
Why do you list two (2) Hook Sizes: K and G ????
Which one do you use and what is gauge pattern? Thanks.
Hello! We’ve reached out to the designer for clarification and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola
The Hook size K is probably for the actually size of the grey hat.
The Hook size G is probably used to create the “hello” on the outside of the hat.
Hello! The reason for the listing of two hooks sizes, is that the smaller hook is used to crochet the “hello” on the surface after using the bigger hook with the yarn to crochet the hat. The larger hook should be used when determining gauge. Hope that helps! – Nicola, Editor
I think the g hook is used for the embroidered word.