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!
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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!
- 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
8 stitches x 9 rows = 4”x4”
21” circumference x 10.75” length
bpdc: back post double crochet
dc: double crochet
fdc: foundation double crochet
fpdc: front post double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
- 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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