Many years ago, I designed this hat. I didn’t have a winter hat at the time and thought this would be awesome. It was totally awesome, aside from my lack of experience writing and designing crochet patterns. The hat was always a little snug, and I’m pretty sure the yardage wasn’t figured out correctly. We were holding 2 different yarns together as one (which I’m a huge fan of), but it seemed like the hat was harder than it had to be in those areas.
Before I announced the redo, the hat had been downloaded over 10,000 times. That’s kind of special. If I wasn’t completely thrilled with the pattern, there’s a good chance that a good number of those 10,000 people weren’t either.
I really wanted this to be a nice and easy, worsted yarn hat. It’s a cool design that works with variegated or solid colors, it’s reversible, and it fits most head sizes. Baby heads would need this adjusted… simply stop 4 or 8 repeats short of the instructions. THAT’S NOT THE POINT. This just needed to be a great go to hat. I had to redo the hat and fix the pattern.
It turned out exactly how I wanted it to be ORIGINALLY.
You don’t need much for this pattern. It calls for 280 yards of worsted weight yarn, a G hook, and a yarn needle to weave in the ends. That’s it. It works up quickly, and you can wear it as a beanie or a slouch hat. Do what makes you happy. The pattern is no longer free, and I’ve included photos to help you as you are crocheting.
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Edited* This crochet pattern was originally a free crochet pattern, and the blog post was updated to reflect the pattern’s current status.