Note: The brim of the hat is made by working into the "third loop." If you're not familiar with this stitch placement, you can find a tutorial here.
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- 1 skein of Lion Brand Ice Cream Yarn in Cookies and Cream
- Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
- Size J (6.0 mm) crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- Optional: Faux fur pom pom (or other style pom pom)
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch = chain
ss = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
bean st = bean stitch (see note below)
To make the bean st: Insert the hook into your desired stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop. [Yarn over, insert the hook into the same st, and pull up a loop ] twice. Yarn over and insert the hook into the same st once more and pull up another loop. You should now have 6 loops on your hook. Yarn over one last time and pull the yarn through all 6 loops on the hook. Ch 1 to finish off the bean st. (Remember, you can find a step by step photo tutorial for this stitch here.)
For an 8” tall beanie with a 21” circumference:
4" = 8 bean st, 4" = 13 rows of bean st
Using the I hook, ch 16
Row 1: hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each hdc across, turn (15)
Row 2: ch 1, hdc in the 3rd loop across, turn (15)
Repeat row 2 until the brim is your desired length. I made mine 22" when lightly stretched. Make it as long as you need to fit comfortably on your head, but please keep in mind that the brim will stretch a tiny bit with use over time.
Switch to the J hook
Round 1: Inserting the hook through both ends of the folded brim, work 80 sc evenly across the top, with the right side facing out. This will close it off, leaving a double brim. If you've divided your brim into 4 sections, you can evenly work 20 sc into each section. Join to the first sc with a ss. (80) Or, if you want to make the circumference of the hat larger, you can increase the number of stitches over the top of the brim (just be sure that it's an even number of stitches). If you're not a fellow member of the "Tiny Adult Head" club, you'll probably want to increase the number of stitches at least a little bit.
Round 3: ch 3, bean st in the first st, skip the next st, [bean st in the next st, skip the next st] around, ss to the first bean st to join, turn (40 bean st)
Round 4: ch 3, skip the first st, bean st in the next st, [skip the next st, bean st in the next st] around, ss to the first bean st to join, turn (40 bean st)
Repeat round 4 until your hat is your desired length. I made mine about 8". Or you can make it about 10" for a slouchy look.
Round 5: ch 1, [sc in the next st, skip the next st] around, ss to join (40 sc)
Note: Don't ch 1 in between your sc in round 5. The goal is to decrease the circumference of the hat.
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