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!
The 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.
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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