Polaris Hat
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Polaris Hat

Crochet this stylish hat with Amazing™ yarn which is soft, warm, and lusciously lightweight. Amazing™ magically creates tweedy stripe patterns from the simplest of stitches, so even beginners can create dazzling designs.

Courtesy of Lion Brand®.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Lion Brand® Amazing® Yarn – Ruby (2 Balls) or Color of Choice
  • Lion Brand® Crochet Hook, Size J/10 (6mm)
  • Lion Brand® Stitch Markers
  • Lion Brand® Large-eyed Blunt Needle
 

Project Instructions

GAUGE
12 sc + 15 rnds = about 4" (10 cm).
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

STITCH EXPLANATION
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next stand draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all three loops on hook – one st decreased.

NOTES
1. Hat is worked in continuous rnds, beginning at crown (top of Hat). Do not join and do not turn at end of rnds. The band is worked in joined rnds.
2. To shape the band, a line of surface sl sts are worked around the Hat, between the body of Hat and the band.

HAT
Ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; do not join, work in continuous rnds. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around – 12 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around – 18 sts.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around – 30 sts.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around – 36 sts.
Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * around – 42 sts.
Rnd 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts; rep from * around – 48 sts.
Rnd 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * around – 54 sts.
Rnd 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts ;rep from * around – 60 sts.
Rnd 11: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts; rep from * around – 66 sts.
Rnd 12: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts; rep from * around – 72 sts.
Rnd 13: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 11 sts; rep from * around – 78 sts.
Rnd 14: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 12 sts; rep from * around – 84 sts. Place a marker in this st to mark it as the last increase rnd. This marker is in addition to the beg of rd marker; do not move this marker up.
Rnd 15: Sc in each st around.
Rep Rnd 15 until piece measures about 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) from marker placed in Rnd 14. Remove Rnd 14 marker.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *Sc2tog, sc in next 12 sts; rep from * around – 78 sts.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *Sc2tog, sc in next 11 sts; rep from * around – 72 sts.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *Sc2tog, sc in next 10 sts; rep from * around – 66 sts.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *Sc2tog, sc in next 9 sts; rep from * around – 60 sts.
Next Rnd: Sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.

BAND
Next (Increase) Rnd: Ch1, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 72 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next (Increase) Rnd: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 84 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next 3 Rnds: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Next Rnd: Sl st in each st around; join with sl st in first st.
Fasten off.

FINISHING

Work surface sl st around Hat as follows:
1. Make a slipknot, but do not place it on hook.
2. Insert hook from RS to WS through Hat anywhere along first increase rnd for band.
3. Place the slipknot on hook and draw loop to RS.
4. *Insert hook from RS to WS through Hat just slightly to the left of last st, yarn over, draw loop through fabric and through loop on hook (surface sl st made); rep from *around entire circumference of Hat.
To end, slip hook from last loop. With hook on WS of Hat, draw loop through to WS. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS
beg =begin(ning)(s)
ch(s) =chain(s)
rep = repeat
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st =slip stitch
st(s) =stitch(es)
WS =wrong side

Every effort has been made to produce accurate and complete instructions. We cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters or crocheters, human error, or typographical mistakes.

©2011 Lion Brand Yarn Company, all rights reserved.

Tips

Finished Circumference About 20" (51 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.