Through the Storm

For those along the east coast, this past October brought Hurricane Matthew to our doorsteps- wind, a torrential downpour, broken trees, power lines across roads, and flooding. My family and I found ourselves in the house with lots of flashlights and a few tablets as our only light source. Luckily, the loss of power was the worst of our experience, unlike many residents just 3 miles away that loss most of their property due to flooding.

As a distraction from the howling wind (it literally sounded like a never-ending train), I grabbed some yarn and a large hook. As a result, the Rainy Day Hat was created. Since last year, I have been fascinated with texture, so a ribbing and an easy stitch repeat were used to create a loose-fitted slouch hat with chunky yarn. I love using a chunky yarn because it works up quickly! And I had the cutest model, my four-year old son!

This pattern can be purchased through the Creation By Courtney Shop, Craftsy and Ravelry

Rainy Day Hat

Level: Advanced Beginner

Material:  Loop & Threads Woolike Chunky (85% Acrylic, 15% Nylon; 4.41oz (125g); 94 yard (86m): 2 balls or 146 yds of any bulky (5) yarn

Notions: large-eye needle

Hook: size 9.00mm (M/13)

Gauge: 8 stitches x 9 rows = 4”x4”

Finished dimensions: 21” circumference x 10.75” length

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

hdc: half double crochet

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

dc: double crochet

fdc: foundation double crochet

fpdc: front post double crochet

bpdc: back post double crochet

sp: space

st(s): stitch(es)

Notes:

  • This hat is constructed in the round from the bottom up.
  • Due to the stitch pattern, it is helpful to use a row counter or some means of tracking rows to ensure correct size.

 

 

 

This pattern was tested by Melissa, Rose, Shelia and Jamie.

 

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