I used Loops & Threads Charisma for these projects. It is one of my favorite bulky yarns. This is a one skein project that takes less than an hour to make. The size fits approximately 22-24 inches and should fit most teen and adult women.
CHUNKY NEWSBOY HAT
Bulky yarn (A little bit less than 108 yards)
Size L 8.00MM hook
Gauge- 11 HDC = 5 inches, 5 rows = 3 inches
Stitches and terminology-
MC- magic circle
HDC- half double crochet
SC- single crochet
SS- slip stitch
HDC2tog- half double crochet 2 together, or half double crochet decrease
Notes- Chain 1 does not count as a stitch. You will slip stitch to the first stitch of the round to join.
R1- Make a magic circle. 9 HDC into MC. Slip stitch to join. Pull circle tight. (9 HDC)
R2- Chain 1, 2 HDC in each stitch around. SS to join. (18 HDC)
R3- Chain 1, 2 HDC in first stitch. 1 HDC in next. *2 HDC in next stitch. 1 HDC in next.* Repeat from * to * around. SS to join. (27 HDC)
R4- Chain 1, 2 HDC in first stitch. 1 HDC in next 2 stitches. * 2 HDC in next. 1 HDC in next 2 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. SS to join. (36 HDC)
R5- Chain 1, 2 HDC in first stitch. 1 HDC in next 3 stitches. * 2 HDC in next. 1 HDC in next 3 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. SS to join. (45 HDC)
R6- Chain 1. 1 HDC in each stitch around. SS to join. (45 HDC)
R7-12- Repeat R6
R13- Chain 1, 1 HDC in each stitch around. SS to join. Finish off. (45 HDC)
With the back of your hat facing you count 15 stitches to the right of your last stitch. Join your yarn here. When you start your row the back of your hat is still facing you, so that when you turn it for your second row of the brim the front of your hat is facing you.
R1- Slip stitch 14 stitches. Turn.
R2- Chain 1. 1 SC in next stitch, 2 SC in next stitch, 2 HDC in next 2 stitches, 1 HDC in next 6 stitches, 2 HDC in next 2 stitches, 2 SC in next, 1 SC in last stitch of brim. Turn.
R3- Slip stitch across brim (20 stitches). Turn.
R4- Chain 1. 1 SC in next 3 stitches. 1 HDC in next 14 stitches. 3 SC next 3 stitches. (Now, you'll start working your way around the hat.) Slip stitch in next. 1 SC across the back of the hat until you get to the very last stitch before the brim. Slip stitch in that last stitch, then slip stitch in the top SC stitch of the brim (The first SC you made in this round.). Slip stitch across brim until you get to the first slip stitch you made onto the hat base in this round. Finish off.
Foundation double crochet 22. OR chain 24, put one DC into third chain from hook and each chain across. Sew band onto hat. Sew a button on each end of the band.
There you have it! I hope that you love your hat! I would love to see pictures of your work, so feel free to share them on my Facebook page! www.facebook.com/rebelskein
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