Caron International''s Simply Soft Quick (100% acrylic; 3 oz/85 g, 50 yds/46 m):
#0019 Blue Mint (MC), 2 (3) skeins
#0016 Black (CC), 1 skein
One US size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook or size to obtain gauge
Split ring stitch markers
Tassel-making tool (optional)
In single crochet, 12 sc = 4"/10cm
Single crochet (sc)
- Hat is worked in the round; join each rnd with a slip st to first st (center back of hat).
- Earflaps are worked down from beginning chain in rows, after Hat is completed.
- Work Chart using Fair Isle Technique.
Using MC, chain 54 (60); join with a slip st to form a ring, being careful not to twist chain.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around, join (see Note)—54 (60) sc.
Rnds 2 – 5: Ch 1, join CC and begin working from Chart, changing colors as indicated; work Rnds 1 – 4 of Chart, beg each rnd with ch 1, end each rnd by joining with a slip st in first st.
Rnds 6 and 7: Using MC, work even (ch 1, sc in each st around, join).
Rnd 8: Using CC, work even.
Fasten off CC.
Using MC, work even for 10 (12) rnds.
Dec Rnd: Ch 1, dec 9 (10) sts evenly around (* sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around)—45 (50) sc rem. Work 1 rnd even.
Dec Rnd: Ch 1, dec 9 (10) sts evenly around (* sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around)—36 (40) sc rem. Work 1 rnd even. Cont in this manner, dec 9 (10) sts every other rnd by working 1 less st between decreases every rnd, twice more, end with a work even rnd—18 (20) sc remain.
Dec Rnd: Ch 1, [sc2tog] around—9 (10) sc rem. Work 1 rnd even.
Final Rnd: Ch 1, sc 1 (0), (sc2tog) around—5 sc rem.
Beg at center Back, place a marker (pm) on beginning chain 6 (8) loops from center Back; skip 12 loops for Earflap placement, pm; skip 18 (20) loops for Front, pm; skip 12 loops for Earflap, pm. Turn Hat so beg chain is facing up; join MC with a slip st at first Earflap marker.
Row 1: Working along opposite side of beginning chain in rem loops, ch 1, sc in each ch to next marker, turn—12 sc.
Rows 2 – 6, 8 and 10: Ch 1, work even (sc in each st across), turn.
Rows 7 and 9 (Dec Row): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn—10 sc rem after Row 7; 8 after Row 9.
Row 11: Ch 1, [sc2tog] across—4 sc rem.
Fasten off. Work second Earflap to match first, between remaining markers.
Edging: Beg at lower edge of Hat at center Back, join CC with a slip st; ch 1, work 1 row sc evenly around lower edge of Hat and Earflaps. Fasten off.
Ties: Beg at lower edge of earflaps, join MC; work a 20” long chain. Fasten off.
Tassels: Using 3 strands of MC and 3 strands of CC held tog, make three-3” tassels. Attach 1 tassel to end of each tie and to top of Hat.
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.