Ever since I purchased this yarn from Kenyarn, I knew I had to make something special with it. It is a beautiful DK weight yarn. Worked up in these textures, it is so soft, and so warm. You can make it for the messy bun or close it with the pom, but either way, this double brim is the warmest!
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DK weight, 4 ply, Superwash Merino Wool - approximately 200 yds (I used Madam Pomfrey colorway by Kenyarn. Comparable to a worsted weight 3 yarn. A good comparable yarn thickness would be Premier Yarn Deborah Norville, Everyday
Hook size - H, 5mm
Faux fur pom for closed hat - great tutorial for DIY fur poms by Heart Hook Home.
Crochet thread (for sewing on the pom)
Terms and abbreviations to know:
ch, chs - chain, chains
st, sts - stitch, stitches
hdc - half double crochet
hhdc - herringbone half double crochet
FLO - front loop only
3rd loop - loop behind the back loop of hdc
WS - wrong side
RS - right side
Notes: This pattern is worked from the brim up. The brim is double brimmed by working in turning rows, and then folding in half. The hdc 3rd loop is used with the WS facing, so it is actually the front most loop. Alternating the 3rd loop and BL rows creates a nice knit-like look for the RS only of the piece. This hat pattern includes instructions for the open, messy bun beanie as well as the closed hat with the pom.
Gauge: taken from brim, 4 inches = 10 rows and 20 sts
Turn, and use the back loops, under the chains to crochet through.
*ch 1 and turn at the end of each row. Turning chs do not count as sts.
Row 1: hdc into 2nd loop from the hook, hdc in each loop across; 30 sts
Row 2: 3rd loop only, hdc into each st across; 30 sts (WS)
Row 3: BLO, hdc in each st across; 30 sts (RS)
Rows 4-44: repeat rows 2 and 3, ending with a row 2; 30 sts
Fold to connect the beginning ch to row 44. Fold with WS facing out. Sl st through the base of the beginning ch, and the BLO of row 44 across to join; 30 sl sts
Then fold in half like a tube, so that the RS is outside facing, and begin working in rnds, connecting the edges of the rows together to close up the brim.
To connect your double brim around, work your first rnd through the ends of each row folded together.
Rnd 1: hdc 66 evenly around - this is 3 hdc per 2 rows so (2 hdc together, 1 hdc)22x; 66 sts
From here on you will be using the hhdc st. Do NOT join, but work in continuous rnds.
Rnds 2-4: hhdc in each st around; 66 sts
Rnd 5: BLO hhdc in each st around; 66 sts
Rnds 6-7: repeat rnd 2; 66 sts
Rnd 8: repeat rnd 5; 66 sts
Rnd 9-10: repeat rnd 2; 66 sts
Rnd 11: BLO (hhdc dec, hhdc in next 9 sts)6x; 60 sts
Rnds 12-13: hhdc in each st around; 60 sts
Rnd 14: BLO (hhdc dec, hhdc in next 8 sts)6x; 54 sts
Rnds 15-16: hhdc in each st around; 54 sts
Rnd 17: BLO (hhdc dec, hhdc in next 7 sts)6x; 48 sts
Rnd 18: (hhdc dec, hhdc in next 6 sts)6x; 42 sts
Rnd 19: (hhdc dec, hhdc in next 5 sts)6x; 36 sts
Rnd 20: BLO (hhdc dec, hhdc in next 4 sts)6x; 30 sts
Rnd 21: (hhdc dec, hhdc in next 3 sts)6x; 24 sts
Rnd 22: (hhdc dec, hhdc in next 2 sts)6x; 18 sts
Stop here and weave in ends for the messy bun beanie.
Closing it, is also really simple! Fasten off with a long tail, and weave your end in and out around the final rnd, and pull closed. Knot off and weave in all the ends.
Choose the center front, and pull together the first 4 lines of unworked front loops. Sew through all 4 of them to connect. Sew your yarn around the same space as many times as you'd like for the center knot. Fasten off and weave in ends inside the hat.
For the closed hat, attach your pom to the top of the hat, sewing with crochet thread.
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