This hat pattern is given in one size. However, you can crochet this to any size by increasing the ribbing rows in multiples of two.
It’s the perfect match to the beaded stripes earwarmer. If you’d like to crochet a cowl to match, simply follow the instructions for the ear warmer, but start off with at least around 80 chains. For a double wrap around the neck I would start with at 150 or more.
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Worsted Weight #4 in 3 colors. I used Patons Canadianna
Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm
Gauge: 2″ over 7 sts.
Finished Size: 9″ across by 9″ high.
CA = Color A – Purple
CB = Color B – Green
CC = Color C – Blue
Bead St. = Bead Stitch
Blsc = Back Loop Single Crochet
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sc2tog = Single Crochet 2 Together
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. See Tutorial.
Note: Carry yarn up at each round to avoid unnecessary loose ends.
Row 1: Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in next 8 chs. Turn. (9 sc)
Rows 2-60: Ch 1, blsc in each st across. Turn. (9 sts) Continue with this row until you have reached a desired circumference making sure to end in an even number of rows.
Ch 1 and join the ribbing rows by slip stitching the last row to the free loops of starting chs. You might have your own way of doing it, but I like to join the front lps of last row worked to the free loops of starting chs.
Working in the Round
Rnd 1: Working into the ends of the rows, ch 1, sc in first row and into each row around; With CB, join with sl st in first sc. (60 sts)
Rnd 2: With CB, ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around; with CC, join with sl st in first sc. (60 sts)
Rnd 3: With CC, 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 CB, join with sl st to first bead st. (60 sts)
Rnd 4: With CB, Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in each st around; With CA, join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 5: With CA, Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in each st around; With CB, join with sl st to first sc.
Rnds 6-27: Rep rnds 2-5 ending with rnd 3 at rnd 27.
Rnd 28: With CB, Ch 1, sc2tog around; With CA, join with sl st in first sc2tog. (30 sts)
Rnd 29: With CA, Ch 1, sc2tog around; join with sl st in first sc2tog. (15 sts) Fasten Off leaving a 8-10″ tail for closing of hat.
Weave the tail end through last rnd. Pull tight and secure.