Happy Fall, and holiday making season! Meet the Ashley Cozy Hat!
This is the third design using the half double cluster and faux fur thick & quick. It works up quickly with a bulky weight yarn.
When I find a stitch pattern I really like, I tend to make several designs with it like a mini collection. Also, with the opportunity to participate in 24 Days of Quickies with Marly Bird and Friends (so excited!), I wanted to make something that could be made in a day or evening after work, and works as a last minute gift. You’re welcome! 😆
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The Ashley Cozy Hat is made with Red Heart Soft Essentials, which is a soft, bulky acrylic with a sheen. This was my first time working with this yarn, and it was a dream. To be honest, I’m not sure how it ended up in my stash, but I had two skeins and used less than one to make an adult small size. Soft Essentials is a generous skein of 131 yards, which is enough to make the adult large too!
I also used Lion Brand Faux Fur Thick & Quick. I chose this because it’s soooo soft, still on trend, and it gives you a touch of fancy and cozy, especially for a bulky crochet hat. I love that although one skein is only 24 yards, it’s more than enough to create an edging on a crochet project like a hat, gloves or a cowl.
I’ve made a lot of hats over the last 20 years of crocheting, like many crocheters, but this one is my first time creating a brim that can be worn in different ways.
Rather than making a hat with a permanent folded brim, I decided to make this hat flat and then work in the round for the brim that can be flipped different ways. With this method, you can fold the brim up to be worn on the outside, keep it straight for a slight slouch look to the hat, or fold it inside, like a double-brim hat, for extra warmth around the ears.
I really think you’ll love creating different looks with one hat. Plus there are so many faux fur yarn color options in the fiber world that there are limitless options for color combinations. I think a gray or beige faux fur with navy would be great for any guys in your life.
I was thinking of making this hat in one size, then I added two more sizes, and two of my crochet besties convinced me to add a larger size. The adult large is perfect for men or anyone wanting a looser fit.
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- Red Heart Soft Essentials, weight #5 yarn (100% acrylic; 131 yds/ 120 m; 5 oz/ 141 g skein): Sangria, 1 skein
- Other great bulky yarn options: Lion Brand Hue & Me, Schachenmayr Bravo Quick & Easy, Mary Maxim Titan, Cascade Yarns Anthem Chunky
- Lion Brand Go for Faux Thick & Quick, weight #7 yarn (100% polyester; 24 yds/ 22 m; 4.2 oz/ 120 g): Baked Alaska, 1 skein
- Hook Furls Crochet Odyssey US L/7.00 mm or size needed to meet gauge
- Hook US 15.00 mm or size to work with the faux fur
- Yarn needle
- 1 stitch marker
- Measuring tape
6 hdc-cl = 4 in. [10 cm], 8 rows = 4 in. [10 cm]
All measurements are before seaming
- CHILD: 15.75 in. (40 cm) wide x 7.75 in. (20 cm) tall
- TEEN: 16.5 in. (42 cm) wide x 8.25 in. (21 cm) tall
- ADULT: 18.25 in. (45 cm) wide x 8.75 in. (22.5 cm) tall
- ADULT LARGE: 20 in. (50.8 cm) x 8.75 in. (22.5 cm) tall
- Ch: chain
- hdc: half double crochet
- hdc-cl: half double crochet cluster
- FO: fasten off
- fsc: foundation single crochet
- L-ch: long chain
- sc: single crochet
- sl st: slip stitch
- st(s): stitch(es)
- sk: skip
- YO: yarn over
SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES
- Hdc-cl: YO, insert hook into same st as last st made (or first st of the row), YO, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), YO (4 loops on hook), sk 1 st, insert hook in next st, YO, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), YO, pull through all 5 loops, ch 1
- Next row: L-ch, hdc-cl in same st as sl st and next ch-1 sp; remaining hdc-cl are worked in same ch-1 sp as last st made and the next ch-1 sp
- TUTORIAL: https://bearrye.com/tuesday-tutorials/tutorial-tuesday-half-double-crochet-cluster.html
- L-ch: Pull up a loop to height of row, ch 1, proceed with st in pattern
- Pattern is written US terms.
- Read the entire pattern before beginning.
- Hat is worked flat in turned rows.
- This hat is made in 2 parts: Body and Edging.
- The edging is worked in turned rounds.
- If one number is listed, it applies to all sizes.
- When working with the faux fur, it helps to use your fingers to find the space of the next st for placing your hook.
- By flipping the edging up, you can shorten the hat for a more snug fit; leave the edging straight for a slouchy look; or flip inside for extra warmth.
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Body: Child (Teen, Adult, Large Adult)
Row 1: Fsc 52 (56, 60, 64), turn
Row 2: L-ch, hdc-cl starting in first st, hdc-cl across until one st remains, last hdc-cl, turn – 26 (28, 30, 32) clusters
Row 3: L-ch, hdc in first ch-1 sp, ch 1 (counts as first cluster), hdc-cl in each ch-1 sp across, last hdc-cl worked in last ch-1 and hdc, turn – 26 (28, 30, 32) clusters
Row 4 – 15 (16, 17, 17): Repeat Row 3, turn- 26 (28, 30, 32) clusters
Round 1: Folding hat in half, sl st (counts as a stitch for Teen and Adult sizes only ) to join first and last hdc-cl, ch 5 (counts as hdc + ch 3 here and throughout), sk next 2 sts, hdc in next st, *ch 3, sk next 2 sts, hdc in next st; repeat from * around until 2 sts remain, ch 3, sk remaining sts, sl st to join in 2nd ch, FO with long tail for seaming – 69 (74, 80, 84) sts
Round 2: With larger hook and Faux Fur, attach faux fur around first hdc with a ch 1 and working over tail, sc around each ch-3, remove hook from loop, insert hook through one loop of first sc and pull loop through (counts as sl st here and throughout edging)- 17 (18, 20, 21) sc
Round 3: Sc in each st around, sl st to join
STOP HERE FOR CHILD SIZE
Round 4: Repeat Round 3, FO
- Use the long tail to seam the side of the hat; weave through Row 1 and cinch the first row to close the hat. Leave a hole wide enough to snugly fit the cord lock.
- Weave in ends and trim excess.
- Place cord lock on the tail of the Pom, and insert in hole at top of hat; pull cord lock tight on tail of pom and hat to secure.
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