This hat works up quick and easy and to any size you want. The name came about because the hat can literally be crocheted to fit any size including newborn to adult sizes. The stitch pattern is a multiple of two, which makes it super easy to adjust. Also, the hat is crocheted from the bottom up, which makes it easy to test the measurement out by fitting it over the head before finishing the whole pattern.
The hat pattern is crocheted using the crossed half double crochet stitch. Love the beautiful texture and the slight spiral that you get while crocheting.
This hat was started to help me clean up my Caron Simply Soft yarn stash. For this hat I used up most of my tan. After it was completed I figured that if I put all my yarn together I’d have enough for a colorful cowl. You could make the hat in stripes as well; but just so you know, it doesn’t work with the color sequence that I used in the cowl. So you’ll have to use your own imagination for that. The cowl pattern is here: Any-Size Cowl.
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft or any yarn you have on hand.
Hook Size: I/9-5.50mm or any hook suitable for yarn.
Gauge: Measures 4″ over 14 hdc sts and 10 rounds.
Finished Size: When laying flat the hat measures 10″ across and 10.5″ from top to bottom. Cowl measures 7.5″ high and 25″ long.
CA = Color A
CB = Color B
Bead St = Bead Stitch
Bls = Back Loops
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
FO = Fasten Off
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Yo = Yarn Over
Special Stitch Instructions:
Bead St: Insert hk into indicated st, yo and pull through, (yo and pull through one lp on hk) twice, yo and pull through both lps on hk. When you work into the next stitch make sure the bobble is facing the right side.
- Carry CA up when you switch to CB in rnd 3.
With CA, Ch 70 (or any multiple of 2 to get circumference needed), join with sl st in first ch being careful not to twist chs.
Rnd 1: Working into back bumps, ch 1, sc in same ch as join and into each ch around; join with sl st in first sc. (70 sc)
Rnd 2: Working into bls only, ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around; With CB, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 3: With CB and working into both lps, ch 1, work bead st in same st as join, sc in next st, *bead st in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around; With CA, join with sl st in first sc. FO CB.
Rnd 4: With CA and working in both lps, ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 5: Working into bls only, ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 6: Working into both lps, ch 1, sk the first st, hdc in next st, hdc in skipped st, *sk next st, hdc in next st, hdc in skipped st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc.
Rnds 7-30: Same as rnd 6. FO at last rnd leaving a long enough tail to weave into and closing off the last rnd.