free pattern

chunky crochet hat

Simple to make on a large hook, you could make 4 of them in one day! Great for xmas gifts.

size: to fit average size head

yarn: Reynolds Blizzard
(one ball any color)

crochet hook : size N (10mm)
and crochet hook sizes F and I

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sk = skip 
sp = space
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
beg = beginning

INSTRUCTIONS

CROCHET IN A ROUND (do not turn at end of rounds):

-ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, ch 1

Round 1: 1 sc in same ch as join, 2 sc in each ch around, join to beg (8 sc)

Round 2: ch 4, *1 dc in sc, ch 1* around, end with ch 1, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 4
(you should now have: the beginning ch 4 counts as a dc,since you joined to the 3rd chain, so you have 8 dc and 8 ch spaces or "holes")

Round 3: ch 3, *1 hdc in ch sp, ch 1, 1 hdc in dc, ch 1* around, end with 1 hdc in
ch sp, ch 1, join to 2nd ch from beg
(16 hdc and 16 ch spaces)

Round 4: ch 4, *1 dc, ch 1* around, join to 3rd ch from beg (16 dc and 16 ch spaces)

Round 5: ch 3, *1 hdc in dc, ch1, 1 hdc in dc, ch1, in next dc work (1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc), ch 1, 1 hdc in next dc, ch 1* ... end with: in next dc work (1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc) ch 1,
join to 2nd ch from beg (20 hdc and 20 ch spaces)

Round 6: ch 4, *1 dc in dc, ch 1* around, join to 3rd ch from beg

Round 7: ch 4, *1 dc in dc, ch 1* around, join to 3rd ch from beg

Round 8: ch 3, *1 hdc in dc, ch 1* around, join to 2nd ch from beg

Round 9: ch 1, *1 sc in front loop of ch space, 1 sc in next hdc* end with 1 sc in front
loop of ch sp, join to beg

Round 10: ch 3, *1 hdc, ch1, sk1* around, ending with ch1, join to beg

- done!

.

** if you cant find Reynolds Blizzard
Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky Hand Dyes
is the perfect substitute!!

depending on how tight you crochet, you might need two skeins of Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky


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