~Spiffy Nifty Hoodie Hat~
Wool Ease Thick and Quick Stripes Yarn in Moonlight
Or any Super Bulky Yarn Weight (6)
Note: I used 2 strands of worsted weight together and a K or 6.5mm hook–this hat will still fit an adult, it will just be more snug and not loose. If you want to make a child version I would recommend this method for 4+ and fold the brim back and let them grow into it.
M/N Crochet Hook or Size 9.0mm
Large Yarn Needle
Chain – Ch
Double Crochet – Dc
Front Post Double Crochet – FPDC
Half Double Crochet – HDC
Reverse Single Crochet – RSC
Single Crochet – Sc
Slip Stitch – Sl st
Stitch – St
Treble Crochet Stitch – TRBL
Adult size should fit any adult due to the fact that it is a loose fit. This will also fit most teen sizes as well but if it is too large you can always fold the brim of the hat up.
Round 1: Ch 4, sl st to form a ring.
Round 2: Ch 2(DOES NOT count as stitch, here and throughout) Dc 10 times into ring. Sl st into the top of your first dc (skipping the ch 2 you made at the beginning) This makes a clean join with no gaps in the hat. (10 DC)
Round 3: Ch 2, 2 Dc in each stitch around. Sl st into top of the beginning dc. (20 DC)
Round 4: Ch 2, Dc into same stitch as ch2. *2 Dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next*. Repeat from * to * all the way around. Ending with a 2 dc. (30 DC) Sl st into the top of the beginning dc.
Round 5: Ch 2, Dc in same stitch. 2 DC in next stitch. *Dc in next stitch, dc in next stitch. 2 Dc in next stitch.* Repeat from * to * all the way around. (40 DC) Sl st into top of the beginning dc.
Round 6: Ch 2, Dc in same stitch and in each stitch around. Sl st into top of beginning dc. (40 DC)
Round 7: Repeat Round 6 (40 DC)
We are now going to stop working in the round and work back and forth by turning our work from here on.
Row 1: Ch 4 (DOES count as a trbl stitch now), trbl in same stitch. Dc in next 34 stitches. 2 Trbl in next stitch. Leave the remaining 4 stitches unworked, you will be turning your work now. (38 Stitches).
Row 2: Ch 4, turn. Trbl in same stitch as ch 4. 2 Trbl in next 2 stitches. Dc into next stitch. Hdc in next 30 stitches. DC in next stitch. 2 Trbl in next 3 stitches. (44 stitches)
Row 3: Ch 4, turn. Trbl in same stitch as ch 4. 2 Trbl in next stitch. 1 Trbl in next stitch. 1 Dc in next 2 stitches. Hdc in next 34 sts. Dc in next 2sts. Trbl in next. 2 trbl in next two sts. (48 sts)
Row 4: Ch 4, turn. Trbl in same st. Trbl in the next stitch. Dc in next 44 stitches. Trbl in next stitch. 2 Trbl in last stitch. (50 sts)
Row 5: Ch 4, turn. Trbl in same stitch. Trble in next stitch. Dc in next 46 stitches. Trbl in next stitch. 2 trbl in next stitch. (52 stitches)
This is where I ran out of yarn from the first skein. If you want to trim your hat in a different color or make tassels in a different color, you sure can.
I attached a new skein of yarn and started where I left off from the other at the end of Row 5. Now you will RSC in each stitch across the front of the hoodie hat. Make sure when you get to the other end of the front, put 2 rsc in the corner stitch. Now you will chain 1 and turn your work. You will be working along the back bottom edge of the hoodie hat. Put one Single Crochet in each stitch or space across. Place your hook where it is comfortable but make sure you do not put too many stitches or too little stitches. Too many stitches will cause your edge to ruffle or bump out. Too little stitches will make it tight and not fit right in the back. I had 36 single crochet stitches on my bottom edge. Sl st join to the beginning edge. Cut yarn and fasten off, weave in your ends.
Now it is time to make the tassels.
I took a book that was about 6” wide and wrapped the yarn around it 20 times. Cut the end and slipped a piece of yarn under one end and tied it very tight. I slid it off the book and cut the loops on the other end (the end that I didn’t tie). I took a long piece of yarn and wrapped it around the top about an inch down from where I tied. I made a tight knot and double tied it after that to make sure it wouldn’t come loose. I trimmed the ends to my liking and then used the tie at the top to attach it to a corner of the hat. I made two more and put one on the top back of the hood where you first started your hat, and the other on the opposite corner of the first one! Tie in all your ends and you are done!