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Special thanks to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the yarn for this sample!
I have another new slouch pattern for you! This one is simple, but it has a eye-catching spiral design that adds a lot of visual interest.
I’ve been a fan of Lion Brand’s Heartland Yarn for a while. It’s a lighter worsted weight acrylic yarn that comes in a range of beautiful, natural colors, all of which have just the right amount of sheen. My stores don’t carry the full range of colors, so I was very excited when Lion Brand sent me some shades that I’d never seen before. For this hat, I used a color called “Katmai.” Click here to view all the colors available. It was the combination of the color of the yarn and the design of the hat that made me think of snow capped mountains, so that’s how I got the name for the pattern!
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One Size Fist Most (Preteen – Adult Woman).
Hat measures about 9.5” across at band, and 9.5” tall.
- Hook sizes K (6.5mm), H(5.0mm)
- Yarn needle
- 150-160 yards of worsted weight yarn (I used Lion Brand Heartland in “Katmai”)
- Stitch marker (a bobby pin works great)
With H hook, 6 HDC x 4 rows = 1.5” square
MC (magic circle – view tutorial here)
SS (slip stitch)
SC (single crochet)
HDC (half double crochet)
SC2TOG (single crochet 2 together)
(1) This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.
(2) This hat is worked in a continuous spiral. Do not join at the end of each round and do not chain at the beginning of rounds unless instructed. Use a stitch marker to mark the last stitch of each round.
(3) The CH2s that create the holes in the hat still count as stitches. Keep this in mind when checking your stitch count, and when you reach Round 24 where it tells you to SC in the next 6 stitches (the CH2 counts as the first 2 of the 6).
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Using K Hook, begin with magic circle.
Round 1: 10 HDC in magic circle (10)
Round 2: 2 HDC in each ST around (20)
Round 3: 2 HDC in each ST around (40)
Round 4: (2 HDC in next ST, 1 HDC in next ST) around (60)
Round 5: (2 HDC in next ST, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 STS) around (80)
Switch to H hook.
Round 6: (CH2, SK 2 STS, HDC in each of the next 8 STS) around. (80)
Rounds 7-23: Repeat Round 6.
Round 24: (SC in each of the next 6 STS; SC2TOG) around. (72)
Rounds 25-33: SC around.
Slip Stitch into the next 3 STS to smooth down the round, then fasten off and weave in ends.