This is my new favorite crocheted hat this season. I love the two tones, which can be crocheted in any colors you like. One tester used a variegated yarn for the picot rounds and the other used a new color for each picot round. Both were awesome and it allows for lots of bright and cheerful colors to be packed into a single hat. Also it would make for a nice stashbuster, especially if changing colors for each picot round.
This hat can be crocheted to any size that you need it. You simply crochet the ribbing to the circumference needed, join, and begin working in rounds. And that means that you can basically use any yarn and hook size that you want as well. It’s great for babies to adults.
Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver #4 in two colors
Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm
Gauge: 2″ over 3 stitch repeats.
Finished Size: Lying flat it measures 9″ across by 10.5″ high. Can easily be increased or decreased to any size in multiples of 2.
CA = Color A – Burgandy
CB = Color B – White
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Special Stitch Instructions:
Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hk.
Carry yarn up at each round. Or, for a clean seam, you can fasten off after new color is joined, or fasten off and begin next round with a standing crochet stitch.
Row 1: With CA, Ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in next 7 chs. Turn. (8 sc)
Rows 2-54: Ch 1, blsc in each sc across. Turn. (8 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)
Rnd 1: Working along the ribbing edge, ch 1 and work 1 sc into end of each ribbing row; With CB, join with sl st in first sc. (54 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, picot) in same st as join, *sk next st, (sc, picot) in next st; rep from * around; With CA, join with sl st in first sc. (27 picots)
Rnd 3: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1), (dc, ch 1) in next sc and into each sc around; With CB, join with sl st in first dc (3rd ch) (27 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, (sc, picot) in same st as join and into each dc st around; With CA, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnds 5-17: Rep rnds 3-4 ending rnd 17 with rnd 3 and omitting the color change at last round. Fasten off leaving a 8-10″ tail for weaving through the last rnd. I went into every dc and pulled tight to secure.