I made mine with Red Heart Comfort, but any yarn will work because both the hat and cowl are very easy to adjust in size. The stitch is a multiple of two, so you could make it any size from a baby to adult.
Thank you so much to my testers:
Skill Level: Easy
Materials: Yarn: Red Heart Comfort
Hook Size: I/9-5.50mm
Gauge: 2″ over 3 stitch repeats (esc, ch 1) and over 5 rounds.
Finished Size: When laying flat, hat measures 10″ across brim, 9.5″ just above brim and 11″ from top to bottom. When laying flat, cowl measures 34″ long and 6″ high.
Bl/bls = Back Loop/Back Loops
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Esc = Extended Single Crochet
FO = Fasten Off
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Special Stitch Instructions:
ESC = Insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through one loop, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.
Brim of Hat:
Row 1: Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in next 8 chs. Turn. (9 sc)
Rows 2-64: Working in bls only, ch 1, sc in each sc 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 lps 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 lps of starting chs.
Working in the Round (Body of Hat)
- Each row end equals 1 stitch.
- First esc is the same stitch as where the join was made.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, esc in first st and into each st around; join with sl st in first esc. (64 esc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, (esc, ch 1) in first esc, sk next esc, *(esc, ch 1) in next esc, sk next esc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first esc. (32 esc)
Rnds 3-22: Ch 1, (esc, ch 1) in first esc and into each esc around. FO at last rnd leaving a long enough tail to weave into the last rnd. Pull the tail tight and secure.
Ch 240 or any multiple of 2; join with sl st in first ch being careful not to twist chs.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, (esc, ch 1) in same ch as join; *sk next ch, (esc, ch 1) in next ch; rep from * around to last ch; sk last ch; join with sl st in first esc. (120 esc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, (esc, ch 1) in first esc and into each esc around; join with sl st in first esc.
Rnds 3-15: Same as rnd 2. FO at last round.