Aster is worked top down in the round for a quick and easy hat that looks good on everyone. The texture is eye-catching, cozy and makes for a subtle addition any man’s winter wardrobe.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 22” / [56 cm] circumference x 9” / [23 cm] height
Gauge: 12 sts and 7 rows = 4” [10 cm]
Berroco Yarns Vintage Chunky (52% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 8% Nylon; 136 yards [125 meters]/100 grams): #6199 Sage (1 skeins)
Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm)
Notions: Removable markers, tapestry needle
Stacked dc (stacked double crochet): Sc in indicated st, insert hook behind leftmost vertical bar of sc just made, pull up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook.
Hat is worked top down in spiral rounds without joining with the right side always facing.
Take time to save time. Stitch and wash a gauge swatch in the same manner you will be using for your garment to ensure proper measurements.
Replace stacked dc with traditional ch 3 or ch 4 if desired.
Rnd 1 (RS): Magic ring, work 16 dc around ring, pull tight, do not join, do not turn. (16 dc)
Rnd 2: Stacked dc in first dc, fpdc in same dc as just worked into, *(dc, fpdc) in next dc; rep from * around, do not join, do not turn. (32 dc)
Rnd 3: Stacked dc in first dc, fpdc in next dc, *dc in next dc, fpdc in next dc; rep from * to end, do not join, do not turn.
Rnd 4: Stacked dc in first dc, fpdc in same dc as just worked into, *(dc, fpdc) in next dc; rep from * around, do not join, do not turn. (64 dc)
Rnds 5-15: Rep Row 3.
Rnd 16: Rep Row 3, sl st to first dc of row to join.
Weave in ends.
Lightly wet block or steam for best results.
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