For those who love to express themselves using colour, Red Heart Boutique’s Magical 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.
Magical Yarn isn’t for everyone as this changes texture and thickness of yarn. There is about 6 different yarn textures with colour changes that match the entire ball. Some of the denser areas make it difficult to see the stitches. I wouldn’t recommend this pattern for someone that is unfamiliar to crochet as you need to understand where the stitches are to follow the pattern.
- Using Size J or 6.0 mm Crochet Hook
- 1 Skien of Red Heart Boutique Magical. Colour above is called Wizard. I really like Hocus Pocus and Fortune Teller in this brand as well.
R1: 12 HDC into the Beg CH to form circle. Join with sl st.
R2: Ch 1, 2 DC in each DC, join with sl st in beg ch.
R3: Ch 1, *DC in next stitch, 2 DC in next stitch; rep from * around, join with sl st in beg ch.
R4: Ch 1, *DC in each of next 2 stitches, 2 DC in next stitch; rep from * around, join with sl st in beg ch.
R5: Ch 1, *DC in each of next 3 stitches, 2 DC in next stitches; rep from * around, join with sl st in beg ch.
R6: Ch 1, *DC in each of next 4 stitches, 2 DC in next stitches; rep from * around, join with sl st in beg ch.
R7-20: Ch 1, DC in each st around. Sl st after each round. Try on the hat to determine if you the length is what you need. You may want to go bigger or make it shorter.
You can add on an accessory button to the brim. Seen in the photo is a plastic 2″ Round Button purchased as a specialty yarn shop. I tried on the hat to measure the brim fold to match my head. I then sewed the button through brim and body of the hat so the fold is permanent.