I was all the mall and saw a young lady wearing the most adorable hat, I loved it so much I even asked here where she got it. When she told me she got it at a craft fair, I just knew I could make one. So off to the stores I went in search of the yarn.
The yarn is homespun yarn by Lion Brand. It is a very soft bulky yarn that works any hat up fast.
I played around with the pattern and flower for a bit until it came out just the way I saw it on the young lady.
I LOVE THEM
Below are the instructions for an adult hat
Lion Brand Homespun Bulky
Red Heart 4ply
Crochet hook - K
Start with a magic circle
Rnd 1) 8 hdc in circle
Rnd 2) ch1, 2 hdc in each stitch (16)
Rnd 3) ch1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next stitch, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next stitch* (repeat the pattern between the * to end) (24)
Rnd 4) ch 1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next two stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next two stitches* (repeat * to end) (32)
Rnd 5) ch 1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next three stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next three stitches* (repeat *to end) (40)
Rnd 6) ch 1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next four stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next four stitches* (repeat *to end) (48)
Rnd 7 - 14) ch 1, dc in same as joining and ch 1, dc in each stitch around. (48)
To lengthen your hat just add more rounds.
If you are using the "Super Bulky" then you would use crochet hook M and work pattern to round 5, skipping round 6, continue onto rounds 7, you will repeat rnd 7 until you get the desired length you want.
For the one above I still had 14 rows, however the 6th rnd was replaced by the 7th round instructions.
K - Hook
If you are using 4 ply use two strands
Create a magic circle, chain 1
FOUNDATION PETAL 1 -in the circle, Hdc chain 3, Repeat hdc, chain 3 in the circle until you have 6 chain 3 spaces. join with a slip stitch to first hdc. pull circle tight to close circle.
PETAL 1 - Slip stitch into the first chain 3 space. Sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc in space. Reapeat for each chain 3 space. Join with a slip stitch to first sc.
FOUNDATION PETAL 2 - Sc around the post of the first hdc of the foundation row, chain 5, sc around the post of the next hdc of the foundation row chain 5. Repeat around for 6 petals just like the first petal. join with a slip stitch to sc.
PETAL 2 - Sc into chain 5 space and work hdc, dc, 3 Trc, dc, hdc, sc all in the chain 5 space. Repeat foe each chain 5 space. join to first sc.