Friday, October 31, 2008

My Super Warm and Chunky Winter Hat

designed by Nicole Bilby

This is my favorite of the hats I've made. The pattern is really easy and it is worked in sc and hdc so it goes really fast. I have used ww to bulky yarns with the same hook and it has worked out just fine. The hats made with the bulky yarn are slightly bigger, but definitely not too big for a normal sized head.

(This pattern is available for FREE for personal use only!)

Hook Size: 6.00 mm (J)

Yarns Used
Pink Hat (shown above): Lion Brand Wool-Ease Solids & Heathers, Dark Rose Heather, 1 skein
Blue Hat (immediately below): Patons Divine, 1.5 skeins
Brown Hat (bottom): Jo-Ann Sensations, <1>Work from top down in a spiral, placing marker in the last stitch of each round.

Ch 30, sl st in first ch to form a ring (be careful not to twist the chain).
Rnd 1:
ch2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in each ch around
Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each st around
Rnd 3-7: 1 sc in each st around
Rnd 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 19 sts* around
Rnd 9: *2sc in next st, sc in each of next 20 sts* around
Rnd 10: *2sc in next st, sc in each of next 21 sts* around
Rnd 11: *2sc in next st, sc in each of next 22 sts* around (skip this round for a smaller hat)
Hdc in each sc around until hat reaches desired length.

Add a pom-pom if you feel like it!

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