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Sunny Hat Crochet Version

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You want it? You got it!
Here we go, folks.

For those of you keen on the Sunny Hat, but not so keen on the whole “knitting” thing, here’s a version of the headband that’s totally knit-free.
You may proceed with ease.

UK Version:
Tension: 28 sts x 18 rows of BL dc
Remember, the row gauge is the more important of the two measurements.

Abbreviations:
dc – double crochet
BLdc – Back Loop double crochet
htr – half treble crochet
ss – slip stitch
ch – chain
st(s) – stitch(es)
mm – millimeter

Note: To make a BLdc (Back Loop double crochet) simply work hook through the loop furthest away from you instead of through both loops as usual for a double crochet stitch. This will leave one loop visible. This loop will give the ridged effect you’re looking for.
The effect will really start to show up after a few rows of work

Turning chains do not count as stitches.

Pattern Begins Here:
With yarn held double and a 4 mm hook (or size required to achieve correct tension),
Make 13 chains.
Into 2nd ch from hook, work 1 dc, dc to within 1 ch of end of row, [2 dc] into last ch of row, 1 ch, turn – 13 sts

Hat Band Upward Slope:
Row 1. (Skip this row the first time through. Work it for every subsequent repeat)
1 dc, dc to within 1 st of end of row, [2 dc] into last st of row, 1 ch, turn – 13 sts

Row 2. [2 dc], then work BLdc sts to within 1 st of end of row, 1 dc, 1 ch, turn – 14 sts
3. 1 dc, then work BLdc sts to within 1 st of end of row, [2 dc], 1 ch, turn – 15 sts
Rows 4 – 7. *Work Rows 2 & 3* twice – Row 7 st count 19 sts

Hat Band Downward Slope:

1. dc2tog, BLdc to within 1 st of end of row, 1 dc, 1 ch, turn – 18 sts
2. 1 dc, then work BLdc sts to within 2 sts of end of row, dc2tog, 1 ch, turn – 17 sts
Rows 3 – 6. *Work Rows 1 & 2* twice – Row 6 st count 13 sts
Row 7. dc2tog, then dc to end of row, 1 ch, turn – 12 sts

Work Upward and Downward Slope four more times – 5 points on the hat band.

Last Row: 12 dc.
Do Not Bind Off.

Head:
Make 1 ch

Row 1. With yarn still held double, work one htr into the edge of each row made of Hat Band. You should get 7 sts into each slope giving you a final stitch count of 70 sts.
1 ch, turn – 70 sts

From here you can tune back into the pattern itself at Row 2 of Head section (Page 3, right column)

Don’t have the hat yet? Click here!

Knit band (top, in hat) crochet band (lower)

US Version:

Tension: 28 sts x 18 rows of BLsc
Remember, the row gauge is the more important of the two measurements.

Abbreviations:
sc – single crochet
BLsc – Back Loop single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
ss – slip stitch
ch – chain
st(s) – stitch(es)
mm – millimeter

Note: To make a BLsc (Back Loop single crochet) simply work hook through the loop furthest away from you instead of through both loops as usual for a single crochet stitch. This will leave one loop visible. This loop will give the ridged effect you’re looking for.
The effect will really start to show up after a few rows of work.

Turning chains do not count as stitches.

Pattern Begins Here:
With yarn held double and a 4 mm hook (or size required to achieve correct tension),
Make 13 chains.
Into 2nd ch from hook, work 1 sc, sc to within 1 ch of end of row, [2 sc] into last ch of row, 1 ch, turn – 13 sts

Hat Band Upward Slope:
Row 1. (Skip this row the first time through. Work it for every subsequent repeat)
1 sc, sc to within 1 st of end of row, [2 sc] into last st of row, 1 ch, turn – 13 sts

Row 2. [2 sc], then work BLsc sts to within 1 st of end of row, 1 sc, 1 ch, turn – 14 sts
3. 1 sc, then work BLsc sts to within 1 st of end of row, [2 sc], 1 ch, turn – 15 sts
Rows 4 – 7. *Work Rows 2 & 3* twice – Row 7 st count 19 sts

Hat Band Downward Slope:
1. sc2tog, BLsc to within 1 st of end of row, 1 sc, 1 ch, turn – 18 sts
2. 1 sc, then work BLsc sts to within 2 sts of end of row, sc2tog, 1 ch, turn – 17 sts
Rows 3 – 6. *Work Rows 1 & 2* twice – Row 6 st count 13 sts
Row 7. sc2tog, then sc to end of row, 1 ch, turn – 12 sts

Work Upward and Downward Slope four more times – 5 points on the hat band.

Last Row: 12 sc.
Do Not Bind Off.

Head:
Make 1 ch

Row 1. With yarn still held double, work one hdc into the edge of each row made of Hat Band. You should get 7 sts into each slope giving you a final stitch count of 70 sts.
1 ch, turn – 70 sts

From here you can tune back into the pattern itself at Row 2 of Head section
(Page 3, right column)

Don’t have the hat yet? Click here!


Thanks for stopping by!
Aoibhe Ni x

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