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I have SO loved designing this hat. While I made the original hat almost a year ago, I never wrote up the pattern because I just don’t usually use aran weight yarn. But after I posted the photo on Instagram and started offering the hat in my shop, I realized that it was going to be a huge hit and HAD to write it up to share with you.
The self-striping yarn is just amazing and is really accentuated by the variety of stitch patterns used in the hat. It stitches up in about 60 minutes which makes it a great project to take along on a road trip AND a terrific addition to your craft fair inventory.
Are you ready to make your own? Yay!
The free version of the pattern is available, below, and includes instructions for the messy bun hat version of the hat in the adult size.
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❁ STITCHES USED
- SK: skip a stitch
- SLST: slip stitch
- CH: chain
- SC: single crochet
- HDC: half-double crochet
- DC: double crochet
- SC2TOG: single crochet two stitches together (single crochet decrease)
- DC2TOG: double crochet two stitches together (double crochet decrease)
❁ ALL THE DEETS
- Skill Level: Easy
- US Terminology
- Size: One Size Fits Most Adult Women
- Fully tested and tech edited pattern
- Takes approximately 1 hour or less to complete
- Gauge: 14 DCs x 8 rows = 4” square
- Colorways shown: Messy Bun Hat = Desert Spring, Pompom Hat = Mountain Range
- No matter your skill level, I always suggest that you read through pattern from beginning to end before beginning your work just to be sure you don’t have any questions that might cause frustration in midst of your project.
- When there is a single chain at the beginning of a row/round, it IS NOT counted as a stitch.
- When there is a CH-2 at the beginning of a row/round, it IS counted as a stitch.
- Shell Stitch: To make a 5 DC shell work 5 double crochet stitches into a single stitch.
With 6.00 mm (J) hook or appropriate size for meeting the gauge.
Women’s One Size Fits Most
Working in short rows
Row 1: CH10, SC in in first chain and each chain across. (9 SCs)
Row 2 – 60: (working in the back loop only) CH1, SC in each stitch across. (9 SCs)
With right sides facing each other, slip stitch this band into a loop to make the brim. Match corresponding stitches from the starting chain and the last row.
CH1 and turn the brim right-side out. You’ll be working Rnd1 across the top of the brim with the stitches worked into the end stitch of the brim rows.
You’ll be working in rounds, now, instead of rows.
Rnd 1: Work a SC stitch into the top stitch of each row around the brim. Join with a SLST to beginning SC. (60 SCs)
Rnd 2: CH2 (beginning ch2 counts as DC throughout the pattern), DC in the next stitch and each stitch around. Join with a SLST to top CH of beginning CH2. (60 DCs)
Rnd 3: CH2, DC in the same stitch, skip one stitch, *DC 2 in the next ST, SK a ST*. Repeat from * to * 28 more times. Join with a SLST to top CH of beginning CH2. (30 2-DC clusters)
Rnd 4: CH1, SLST into the space between two 2DC clusters. CH2, DC in the same space. *2DC in the next space between two 2DC clusters.* Repeat from * to * 28 more times. Join with a SLST to top CH of beginning CH2. (30 2-DC clusters)
Rnd 5: CH1, SC in the space between the beginning CH2 and first DC of Rnd 4, CH1. *SC in between the 2 DCs of the next cluster, CH1*. Repeat from * to * 28 more times. Join with a SLST to beginning SC. (30 SCs, 30 CH-1 spaces)
Rnd 6: CH2, DC in the next stitch and in each SC and CH ST around. Join with a SLST to top CH of beginning CH2. (60 DCs)
Rnd 7: CH1, SC in same stitch as beginning CH1, SK 2 STS, 5DC in the next ST (this 5-DC cluster is a “shell”), SK 2 STS, *SC in the next ST, SK 2 STS, 5DC in the next ST, SK 2 STS*. Repeat from * to * 8 more times. Join with SLST to beginning SC. (10 SCs, 10 shells)
Rnd 8: CH2, work 4DC into the same ST as beginning CH2, SC in center stitch of the next shell, *5DC in next SC ST, SC in center ST of next shell*. Repeat from * to * 8 more times. Join with a SLST to beginning CH2. (10 SCs, 10 shells)
Rnd 9: SLST in the next 2 stitches, ending up in the middle stitch of the beginning shell. CH1, SC in same st, CH2. *HDC in next SC, CH2, SC in center ST of next shell, CH2. Repeat from * to * 8 more times. HDC in the next SC, CH2. Join with a SLST to beginning SC. (10 SCs, 10 HDCs, 20 CH-2 spaces)
Rnd 10: SLST into the CH-2 space, CH2, work 2DCs in the same space as beginning CH2. *Work 3DC in the next CH-2 space and in each CH-2 space around. Join with a SLST to beginning CH2. (20 3-DC clusters)
Rnd 11: CH2, *DC2TOG across the next 2 STS, DC in the next ST*. Repeat from * to * 18 more times. DC2TOG across the last 2 sts. Join with a SLST to beginning CH2.
Rnd 12: CH2,*DC2TOG across the next 2 STS, DC in the next ST*. Repeat from * to * 12 more times. Join with a STST to beginning CH2. (27 sts)
ADDING IN THE HAIR TIE
Holding the hair tie behind your stitches, just after round 12, catch the hair tie within the stitches of this last row.
Hair Tie Round: CH1. Work a SC in each ST around. (27 SCs)
❁ ONCE YOUR PROJECT IS FINISHED
I know you’re going to love making the Sweet Harmony Hat (I can’t wait to make it in all-the-colors) and I so look forward to seeing your finished product.
You can share them in one of two way (or both):
- Create a project on Ravelry for your unique creation and link it to the Sweet Harmony Pattern in the pattern library, or
- Follow me on Instagram and share your photos. Be sure to tag @thecrochetpreneur and/or @madewithatwist and use the hashtag #sweetharmonyhat and #madewithatwisters
I can’t wait to see your creations!
Until then, stay cozy and keep on yarning. ♥
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