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Tahoe Hat

Finish off your look and keep the cold away with the versatile Tahoe Hat and Scarf set. The textured stitches, combined with a tweed yarn, and twisted fringe ends give it a classic touch that you are sure to love.

Time: 1 Day Project

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Shown in adult medium size (size is adjustable)

For approximate sizes, please see chart below:

Hat Size Hat Circumference Hat Height
Preemie 10” / 25.5 cm 4” / 10 cm
Newborn 12” /30.5 cm 5” / 12.5 cm
3-6 mos 14” / 35.5 cm 5½” / 14 cm
6-12 mos 16” / 40.5 cm 6½” / 16.5 cm
Toddler (1-3yrs) 18” / 45.5 cm 7” / 17.5 cm
Child (3-10yrs) 20” / 51 cm 7½” / 19 cm
Teen / Adult Small 21” / 53 cm 8” / 20 cm
Adult Medium 22” / 56 cm 8½” / 21.5 cm
Adult Large 23” / 58 cm 8½” / 21.5 cm

Gauge: 16 sc blo = 4” [10 cm]

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Stylecraft Special Aran with Wool (77% acrylic, 20% wool, 3% viscose; 816 meters / 400 grams): 3391 Atlantic Blue Nepp (1 ball)

Hook: US size H/8 (5.00 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, Faux Fur detachable pom-pom (optional)

Abbreviations

blo – back loop only

Pattern Notes

To adjust the circumference to fit different sizes, Rnd 1 of the hat must be a multiple of 3 sts; if your brim number is a number that is not divisible by 3, you will need to work one or more decreases to arrive at an appropriate stitch total.

The hat height can also be adjusted by increasing or decreasing the number of rounds worked in the pattern.

  • The hat begins with the ribbing worked in rows sideways; then continued in rounds from the bottom to the top.
  • The top of the hat is worked in joined rnds, turning at the end of each rnd and working in the opposite direction, this creates a neater seam and texture of the pattern.
  • If you crochet loosely, you may find going down a hook size to create the brim useful.

Pattern

Brim

Ch 10.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn. (9 sts)

Rows 2–70: Ch 1 (does not count as st throughout), sc blo in each st across, turn.

Fold the piece in half, hold Row 1 edge above the last row edge. Ch 1 and sl st the short sides together inserting the hook through the back loops of the stitches on both sides to create a circular band. Turn the piece inside out, so that the seam will be hidden on the wrong side.

Hat

You may find it helpful to add a stitch marker in the first stitch of the rnd.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in the same place as the ch 1, sc in each row-end around to last 2 rows, dc2tog over the next 2 row-ends, sl st in the top of the beg sc to join. (69 sts)

Rnd 2 (RS): Ch 1 (does not count as st throughout), (sc, 2 dc) in same sc as join, sk next 2 dc, [ (sc, 2 dc) in next sc, sk next 2 dc] around, sl st in top of the beg sc to join, turn.

Rep Rnd 2 until total height measures about 8½” or desired length.

Fasten off but leave a long yarn tail for sewing the top together.

Finishing

See supporting images.

  • Turn hat inside out; place hat down flat with ribbing seam in the center; sew together the seam center st with the st on the opposite side
  • Bring both of the other sides together at the center and sew them together to create four sections
  • Repeat the previous step until you have eight sections; sew together the sides of each section to close the top of the hat. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Leave plain or attach a pom-pom to the top of the hat for extra detail.

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