For those who love to express themselves using colour, Red Heart Boutique’s Treasure Yarn line may be for you. I used a size 6.0 mm crochet hook though the yarn label calls for 6.5 mm. I did this on purpose to make the stitches nice and tight.
The yarn colours of this beanie remind me of the shallow seas and spectrum of blues underwater. The uniqueness to this hat is the Criss Cross Stitching done. It appears to be bumpy on the surface and that is acheived through criss crossing. See how to criss cross crochet in my video.
The Red Heart Boutique Treasure Yarn Line is extremely soft and mixed with Wool. The colours of this yarn line are exquisite. I love the entire line of colours that are available.
Warning, you may run out of yarn on this one as I finished with just a few feet to spare. Depending if you are a loose crocheter, you may want to get a second ball of this same yarn to ensure you have enough.
R1: 12 HDC into the Beg CH to form circle. Join with sl st.
R2: Ch 1, 2 HDC in each stitch, join with sl st in beg ch.
R3: Ch 1, *HDC in next stitch, 2 HDC in next stitch; rep from * around, join with sl st in beg ch.
R4: Ch 1, *HDC in each of next 2 stitches, 2 HDC in next stitch; rep from * around, join with sl st in beg ch.
R5: Ch 1, *HDC in each of next 3 stitches, 2 HDC in next stitch; rep from * around, join with sl st in beg ch.
R6: Ch 1, *HDC in each of next 4 stitches, 2 HDC in next stitch; rep from * around, join with sl st in beg ch.
NO MORE SLIP STITCHING FROM THIS POINT
As the colour is transitioning slowly down through the hat, you will end up with a very significant colour difference at the SL ST if you continue that way. I am advising to circle the hat in a continuous rotation for the next process. This way there is no slip stitching and the rows look like they are transitioning in colour evenly no matter which angle you are looking at the hat from.
We begin to Criss Cross Crochet from this point. You will also crochet in a continuous round so there is no slip stitching.
R7-15: Ch 3, * skip first stitch and DC next, then DC into the stitch you skipped. (This causes the DC’s to criss cross over each other) Repeat * in a continous round from Round 7 – 15. Try on the hat to determine if you the length is what you need. You may want to go bigger or make it shorter. The sizing I made fits my head. Stop once you finish R15.
R16 – 20: Begin SC in every stitch all the way around in a continuous round without slip stitching. When finishing R 20, final 2 stitches will be sl st to even off the hat edge.
This hat hasn’t been designed to have a fold up brim. If you wish a fold up brim, continue to SC for another 6 – 8 rounds. You will need another yarn ball to do this.