Hey Everyone! My newest crochet video is up with the Lionbrand Heartland Yarn, but I also tested out this pattern with the Caron Simply Soft Yarn. The Caron yarn is the same weight but much finer, so I had to modify the instructions a bit. So, you can watch the video for all the stitches and the basic construction of the hat, but the numbers of stitches in each round will be different for the Caron and the result is a little different.
WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS! Click HERE for a downloadable file.
1 skein of Caron Simply Soft Yarn and an H hook.
Begin with a slip knot. Leave a long enough tail for weaving in.
Round 1: Ch 4, slip stitch (sl st) to form a circle
Round 2: Ch 2, 12 half double crochet (hdc) inside the circle, sl st (12 stitches total)
NOTE:The ch 2 does NOT count as a hdc when you are counting your round for THIS pattern as it “usually” would or could in other patterns. It was creating a little gap, so I made this adjustment 😉
Round 3: ch 2, (2 hdc, hdc 1 and repeat), sl st (18 stitches total)
Round 4: ch2, (2 hdc, hdc 2 and repeat) , sl st (24 stitches total)
Round 5: ch2, (2 hdc, hdc 3 and repeat), sl st (30 stitches total)
Round 6: ch2, (2 hdc, hdc 4 and repeat), sl st (36 stitches total)
Round 7: ch2, (2 hdc, hdc 5 and repeat), sl st (42 stitches total)
Round 8: ch2, (2 hdc, hdc 6 and repeat), sl st (48 stitches total)
Round 9: hdc in each stitch all the way around, sl st (48 stitches total)
Round 10: ch 2, (hdc 9, 2 hdc and repeat 4 times) hdc the remaining 9 stitches, sl st (52 total stitches)
Round 11: ch 2, hdc 25, 2 hdc, hdc 25 and sl st (54 total stitches)
Round 12: ch 2, (hdc 7, 2hdc and repeat 6 times and hdc in each of the remaining 6 stitches, sl st (60 total stitches)
Round 13: ch 2 and puff stitch in each stitch all the way around (do no slip stitch at the end of the round, just continue with your puff stitch)
Round 14-23: puff stitch in each stitch all the way around
Round 24: start where you first started your puff stitches (use a stitch marker if needed) sc in each stitch all the way around. stop once you get back to the beginning (60 total stitches)
Round 25: (sc 5, 1 sc decrease and repeat 8 times) sc in remaining 5 stitches. (52 total stitches)
Round 26: (sc 10, sc decrease and reapeat 4 times) sc in the remaining 4 stitches (48 total stitches) Try on Hat… (if it fits well, sc two more rounds in each space all the way around otherwise decrease a few more stitches)
Round 27: (sc 8, sc decrease and repeat 4 times) sc in remaining 8 stitches (44 total stitches)
Round 28: sc in each stitch all the way around (44 total stitches) tie off and weave in ends
hdc: Yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull yarn through stitch, yarn over, draw yarn through all 3 loops on hook
puff stitch: yarn over, insert hook, yarn over and pull through, yarn over, insert hook, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and draw through the 5 loops on the hook at once.
sc: insert hook, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, draw through 2 loops
sc decrease: insert hook, yarn over, pull through, insert hook in NEXT chain, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, draw through 3 loops on your hook (this essentially makes 2 stitches 1 stitch)
Copyright: You have permission to use this pattern for personal use or sell items made from this pattern, but please link back to this post or the video tutorial to give proper credit.
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