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Rainy Day Hat: Premium Crochet Pattern

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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!

A young male boy standing in front of a window on a rainy day. He is wearing a gray, slouchy crochet hat.

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Let’s talk about yarn

I grabbed from my stash since there was a storm outside… At the time, Micheals had Woolike Chunky in stores, which was an acrylic and nylon bulky weight yarn similar to Lion Brand Woolspun.

What I love about this yarn was how soft and squishy it is plus it has a slight sheen to it. Since it’s an S-twist yarn with several strands, it can split while crocheting, but it helps to use a round headed hook.

If you can get your hands on some Woolike Chunky, Lion Brand’s Color Made Easy is a great alternative with a wide variety of colors to choose from. And one skein is enough to make a Rainy Day Hat!

SKILL LEVEL

Easy

MATERIALS 

  • Loop & Threads Woolike Chunky (85% Acrylic, 15% Nylon; 4.41oz (125g); 94 yard (86m): 2 balls or 146 yds of any bulky (5) yarn
  • US Hook size 9.00mm I love these hooks
  • Large-eye needle

GAUGE

8 stitches x 9 rows = 4”x4”

FINISHED SIZE

21” circumference x 10.75” length

PATTERN KEY

bpdc: back post double crochet

ch: chain

dc: double crochet

fdc: foundation double crochet

fpdc: front post double crochet

hdc: half double crochet

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

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.

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

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