It is an age old conundrum; anyone who crochets has probably been in the thick of it. You want, maybe even need a new cold weather hat, but making a hat for yourself always gets pushed aside or forgotten amongst all the other projects. Or maybe you just haven’t found the right pattern yet? Or maybe everything you make for yourself ends up going to someone else because you just don’t love it like you thought you would.
Yeah, we’ve all been there. I sat down this season determined to finally break that barrier. I love to crochet and by golly this time it will be something for me. Yeah, let’s see how long that lasts.
I’ve seen a bunch of fun trends this season that I like. Textured beanies are still in after last year and I am loving the split brim designs I’ve seen lately too. Now why not put those two together with the ultimate trend of late; chunky! Thus the Calder Cross Hat was born. I absolutely love how it turned out and my ears are just as enthused to stay warm this year. Now let’s just see how long before I decide I need a new one.
As for the pictures, after waiting far too long to take them I found the perfect opportunity while visiting the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. If you haven’t been, seriously make plans to see it in your lifetime. It is breathtaking. Way better than all those disappointing landmarks like Mount Rushmore or Devil’s Tower.
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Calder Cross Winter Hat
Pattern by Lizz Jelsma
N or 9.0 MM Hook
2 Skeins Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn or other size 6 Super Bulky yarn
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
BLO – Back Loops Only
SLST – Slip Stitch
X Stitch – *Skip next stitch, DC in next stitch, DC in previously skipped stitch*
This pattern is written using American crochet terms.
Approximate finished size is 9” from the top of the hat to the brim and 25” at its widest diameter.
To make smaller or larger try varying the hook size and yarn weight.
Work instructions between * to * number of times listed.
Row 1: Create a magic circle, CH 2, DC 10 in the circle, SLST to the first DC to join and pull tight to close. You may also use a CH 3 and DC 10 into the first chain then pull tight. (10)
Row 2: CH 2, in BLO 2 DC in each stitch around, SLST to the first DC to join (20)
Row 3: CH 2, in BLO *DC 1, 2 DC in next stitch* 10 times, SLST to first DC to join (30)
Row 4: CH 2, in BLO *DC 2, 2 DC in next stitch* 10 times, SLST to first DC to join (40)
Row 5: CH 2, in BLO *DC 3, 2 DC in next stitch* 10 times, SLST to first DC to join (50)
Row 6: CH 2, X Stitch 25 (Skip next stitch, DC in next stitch, DC in previous stitch skipped), SLST to first DC to join (25 X Stitch, 50 DC)
Row 7: CH 1, in BLO SC 50, SLST to first SC to join (50)
Row 8: CH 2, in BLO *DC, SC* 25 times, SLST to first DC to join (50)
Row 9: CH 1, in BLO SC 50, SLST to first SC to join (50)
Row 10: CH 2, X Stitch 25 (Skip next stitch, DC in next stitch, DC in previous stitch skipped), SLST to first DC to join (25 X Stitch, 50 DC)
Row 11: CH 1, in BLO SC 50, SLST to first SC to join (50)
Row 12: CH 2, in BLO *DC, SC* 25 times, SLST to first DC to join (50)
Row 13: CH 1, in BLO SC 50, SLST to first SC to join (50)
Row 14: CH 2, HDC 37, from here on you will be working as a flat piece, CH 1 and turn (37)
Row 15: SC 37, CH 1 and turn (37)
Row 16: *SC in the next stitch, FPDC in the next stitch through Row 14* SC in next stitch, CH 1 and turn (37)
If you prefer a shorter brim you may stop here.
Row 17: SC 37, CH 1 and turn (37)
Row 18: *SC in the next stitch, FPDC in the next stitch through the FPDC in Row 16* SC in next stitch, finish off and weave in ends. (37)
Row 1: CH 36, SLST in the 2nd CH from the hook, SLST in each CH to the end. Tassels are attached at the corner of the brim squared to the edge. Pom Poms may be attached to the ends.
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