Ribbed Crocheted Hat

I love this pattern.  I have tried several other patterns and keep returning to this one.  Plus since it has no openwork, it might be a warmer hat.   I get to use lots of scrap wool and change up the rows for interest. I found this pattern on a site on the internet but the site no longer exists and I have not been able to find the pattern elsewhere. If you know where the pattern came from I would be happy to give credit here as it is a great pattern!

Poster of pattern stated “I got this pattern from my 94 year old aunt.  She has made over 1000 of these during the past few years and donated them to shelters, and women’s prisons.” I make them in kids sizes and donate them to the local coats for kids campaign so they can give them out with the coats.

Here is the pattern:

I use a J hook when I want to make it for a size that fits my own head. You can use a smaller hook and thinner yarn to make for a smaller size. While I have a pattern I tend to improvise a bit with different wool and different size hooks. This pattern calls for one color. When I do it, like the picture, I use a different color here and there to make it more interesting.

Round 1, chain 4, slip stitch in first chain to form a ring. Chain 3 (this counts as a double crochet) then 11 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of chain 3 (so 12 dc made).

Round 2, (Chain 3, 2 dc) in first stitch, dc front post (fp) around the next stitch, (3 dc in next st, fp around next st) around, join. (24 stitches)

Round 3 (Chain 3, dc) in first st, fp around next st, (2 dc in next st, fp around next st) around, join (36 sts)

Round 4: (Chain 3, dc) in first st, dc in next st, fp around next st, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st, fp around next st) around, join. (48 sts)

Round 5-12: Chain 3, dc in next 2 stitches, fp around next st, (dc in next 3 sts, fp around next st) around, join. At end of last round, fasten off.

( I don’t necessarily do 12 rows. I do as many as looks good or feels good on my head. Also…. I like to do a single crochet around the end for my last row.)

You can put a pom pom on the top, or put a crochet flower on the side, or just do different colors for every few rows, etc….this basic hat style can be changed any number of ways.

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