Enough talking. Let's get to hooking!
- Less than 1 skein of worsted weight yarn (I used I Love this Yarn! in Rosy Cheeks)
- Size I (5.5mm) crochet hook
- Size J (6.0mm) crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- Optional: Stitch markers
st(s) = stitch(es)
ss = slip stitch
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
flo = front loop only
Using the smaller (5.5mm) hook:
Row 1: hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each st across, turn (7)
Row 2: ch 1, hdc across in the 3rd loop (see note above), turn (7)
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.
Body of the hat:
Using the larger (6.0mm) hook:
Round 1: Work 84 sc evenly across the top of the brim, with the right side facing out. If you've divided your brim into 4 sections, you can evenly work 21 sc into each section (or you can just eyeball it if that works better for you). Join to the first sc with a ss. (84) 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).
Rounds 2-3: ch 1, sc across, ss to join (84)
Round 4: ch 1, hdc across in flo, ss to join (84)
Rounds 5-7: ch 1, hdc across in 3rd loop, ss to join (84)
Round 8: ch 1, sc across in 3rd loop, ss to join (84)
Round 9: ch 1, dc across, ss to join (84)
Round 10: ch 1, [sc, fpdc] around, ss to join (84)
Round 11: ch 1, sc around, ss to join (84)
Round 12: ch 1, [sc, fpdc] around, ss to join (84)
Round 13: ch 1, sc around, ss to join (84)
Rounds 14-23: Repeat rounds 4-13
Rounds 24-28: Repeat rounds 4-8
Round 29: ch 1, sc around, ss to join (84)
Rounds 30-34: ch 1, hdc around, ss to join (84)
*Note: the hdc rows here will cause the top of the hat to splay out a bit at the top, as shown in the picture. This won't be visible at all when you close up the hat, but if it bothers you, you can easily use sc here instead. Just keep adding sc rows until your hat measures about 11" from the brim to the top (although this may make the top a tiny bit stiffer, depending on how tightly you crochet)*
Fasten off and weave in any remaining ends.
If you end up making this hat, I'd love to hear about how it turns out! And, as always, feel free to reach out with any comments or questions you might have. You can find me in the comments section below or on social media. Happy hooking!