Crochet spiral hat

I know its not the right season for warm fuzzy hats but I really wanted to share this one with you. I came across the pattern on Pinterest and when I noticed that my black hat was getting to be done, I decided to make this hat.

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I made a trial version of the hat following this exact pattern over Christmas while I was visiting my in-laws. I gave that hat to my sister in law because it still wasn’t quite what I wanted. When I made the hat for myself I changed the brim because I wasn’t to fond of the way the front and back post double crochets looked. For that I just did single crochets. I think it made it look cleaner.
ImageThe pattern itself was very simple and they have a baby version available on the same page. I think this would be an adorable hat for Kristens new baby, yes? That way, she and her Auntie could have matching hats! ^_^
 
-Nicole

Men’s winter hat with bill

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A few years ago my husband lost a winter hat with a bill that he loved to wear. He hasn’t been able to find one to replace it, so he asked that I make him a hat. Unfortunately, I procrastinated this project during the winter and now in the middle of April he won’t have many opportunities to wear it. Today, though, there’s a high of 49 with wind, so he was happy to put it on and wear it to school. I found a pattern that I liked from The Green Dragonfly. Since I altered it quite a bit I’ll repost it here with my changes. I don’t know if my yarn was a smaller size or if my husband just has a huge head, but I had to do several more rounds to increase the circumference of the hat.

I used Vanna’s Choice brand size 4 acrylic yarn in Navy and a G hook. One 3.5 oz skein of this yarn was plenty for this hat.

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Make a magic circle and ch1, 5 sc into the ring (6sc).

Use a stitch marker at the start of each round, do not join

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next st, repeat around (18)

Round 4: 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat around (24)

Round 5: 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat around (30)

Round 6: 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat around (36)

Round 7: 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat around (42)

Round 8: 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat around (48)

Continue in this pattern until you’ve completed 15 rounds with a total of 90 stitches around the edge of the hat. This is the amount I needed for my husband’s head with the yarn and hook size I used.

Rounds 16 – 30: Sc in each stitch around. Fasten off.

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Top Side: Using a couple of stitch markers, mark out 22 stitches on front center of hat.

Row 1: With right side facing, join yarn in first marked st, working in front loops only, sc in each of the 22 stitches.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in back loops in next 2 stitches on the hat (24)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in front loops in next 2 stitches on the hat (26)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in back loop in next 2 stitches on the hat (28)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in front loop in next 2 stitches on the hat (30)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in back loop in next 2 stitches on the hat (32)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in front loop in next stitch on the hat (33)

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in back loop in next stitch on the hat (34)

Fasten off.

Bottom Side

Row 1: With wrong side facing, join yarn on wrong side of Row 1 of brim, sc in back loops of first 22 stitches.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in front loops in next 2 stitches on the hat (24)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in back loops in next 2 stitches on the hat (26)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in front loop in next 2 stitches on the hat (28)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in back loop in next 2 stitches on the hat (30)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in front loop in next 2 stitches on the hat (32)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in back loop in next stitch on the hat (33)

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in front loop in next stitch on the hat (34)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in back loop in next stitch on the hat (33)

Fasten off.

I cut down the bill from an old ball cap to create stability in the bill. Any heavy plastic cut into the right shape should work well. Using a whip stitch sew in the bill into the two pieces.

Weave in all ends, and Viola!

Have fun!

Kristen

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