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Flopsy Hat Crochet Project

December 7, 2010

Big flopsy hats are big this year. And I love them. Hats are one of my favorite accessories. They are an easy, fashionable way to add the finishing touch to your outfit- and you don't even have to do your hair! They also make great presents!


Shanhat.jpgThe only drawback I've experienced with this style of hats is sometimes they are so flopsy and heavy, they don't stay on your head very well. This crochet pattern I've created is a quick project that solves this problem! I love crocheting with super bulky yarns because it provides almost instant gratification and I like that chunky look.

 


For this hat I used Berroco Sundae Yarn in Ale, with a Rosewood Crochet Hook size P. I love the color variations and single texture- makes for excellent stitch definition. You can use any super bulky weight yarn of your choice. I used this floral chiffon and made a thin scarf. You could also use ribbon.



Instructions:

CH 4, SL ST in first CH to form a ring.

Round 1: CH 3, work 11 DC in ring- 12 ST. Join with SL ST in the beginning chain. Place marker at the start of the round, move marker up if needed.

Round 2: CH 3, work 2 DC in each BL around - 24 DC, join with SL ST in beginning CH.

Round 3: CH 3, DC in the next BL. work 2 DC in the next BL, DC in the next ST, repeat alternating 2 DC and 1 DC around - 36 DC. Join with SL ST in the beginning CH.

Round 4: Repeat round 3- 54 DC. Join with SL ST in the beginning

Round 5: CH 3, DC in each BL around, join with SL ST in the beginning CH. Place marker at end of round 5.

Round 6: repeat round 5

Round 7: repeat round 5

Round 8: CH 3, DC in BL, skip a stitch, DC, decrease around, for 26 DC total. Join with SL ST from the   beginning of the round. Fasten off. This last round creates openings to thread scarf/ribbon through, as well as decrease the diameter of the hat.

 

Take a scarf or ribbon and weave the scarf through Round 8 and tie in a bow or let hang! You can make your own scarf with chiffon or other lightweight fabric. I cut a 58'' x 6.5'' strip and used a roll hem stitch on my serger. Enjoy!


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7 Comments

How much yarn does it take?

I used 2 hanks of the Berroco Sundae yarn. I had plenty left over in the 2nd hank. 1 hank of the Sundae yarn is 62 yards, I would estimate that around 90 yards of any super bulky weight yarn should be plenty.

Thanks:) As soon as I am done with my already planned Christmas gifts I will gift it a try! Thanks for the lovely pattern.

This is really cute! Can you transfer it to a knitting pattern?

I'm with Michele - I'd love to make this, but I don't crochet!

Michele- A knitted version can be made but it will take a little while to come up with. In the meantime, if its the style you love than Ysolda has something for you. Check out her patterns. She has many hats of this type that I think you and Katherine will both like.
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ysolda

Hi! Thanks for the lovely pattern! I was just looking for a quick and easy crochet project to give my hands a break from knitting a baby blanket!

I want to use my stash of Blue Sky Worstead instead of buying super bulky. According to the labels, it's exactly half gauge of the super bulky. So should I just double all the stitch count? Would that work? I will have to figure out the rounds, but I can figure that out as I go...

Please advise!

Thanks,
Annie

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