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Jacob’s Ladder Popcorn Hat

The Jacob’s Ladder Popcorn Hat pattern features the Jacob’s ladder stitch with rows of popcorns. It’s a beautifully textured and cozy winter hat.

Jacob's Ladder Popcorn Hat
Jacob’s Ladder Popcorn Hat

It’s shown in one color, but you could experiment with different colors. One would be to work it in stripes, and another would be to work the popcorns or Jacob’s ladder chains in a different color from the rest of the round using the Tapestry technique for changing colors.

Material: Patons Canadian (1, 85g ball)
Hook size: H/8-5.00MM
Gauge: Measures 1.5″ over first 2 rounds of hat.
Finished size: Fits an average head.

Popcorn St:

PC: Work 5 dc in st indicated, remove hook from loop, insert hook in first dc of 5 dc sts made, pick up the loop and pull through.

Ch 4, join to form circle.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 2 sc into each ch, join with sl st. (8 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 3 sc into each st, join with sl st. (24 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1), *PC in next st, ch 1, dc in next st, ch 6, sk next st**, dc in next st, ch 1, repeat from * to end of rnd ending at **, join with sl st in first dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), dc in next ch, *3 dc on top of PC, dc in next ch and next st, ch 6, sk loop**, dc in next st and ch, repeat from * to end of rnd ending at **, join with sl st.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk next st, PC in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 2 sts, ch 6, sk loop**, dc in next 2 sts, repeat from * to end of rnd, ending at **, join with sl st.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next st and ch, *3 dc in PC, dc in next ch and in next 2 sts, ch 6, sk loop**, dc in next 2 sts and in next ch, repeat from * to end of rnd, ending at **, join with sl st.

Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, *ch 1, sk next st, PC in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 3 sts, ch 6, sk loop**, dc in next 3 sts, repeat from * to end of rnd, ending at **, join with sl st.

Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts and ch, *3 dc in PC, dc in next ch and in next 3 sts, ch 6, sk loop**, dc in next 3 sts and in next ch, repeat from * to end of rnd, ending at **, join with sl st.

Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, *ch 1, sk next st, PC in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 4 sts, ch 6, sk loop**, dc in next 4 sts, repeat from * to end of rnd, ending at **, join with sl st.

Rnd 10: Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts and ch, *1 dc in PC, dc in next ch and in next 4 sts, ch 6, sk loop**, dc in next 4 sts and in next ch, repeat from * to end of rnd, ending at **, join with sl st.

Repeat rnds 9 and 10 another 3 times, then do another repeat of rnd 9.

Pull up the Jacob’s Ladder Loops. (Click here for a tutorial on how to pull up the loops.)

Next Rnd:┬áCh 1, sc into first 11 sts/chs, sc into Jacob’s Ladder loop, *sc into the next 11 sts/chs, sc into Jacob’s Ladder loop, repeat from * around, join with sl st. Fasten off.

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