Spring has surely sprung, and it's time to switch to lighter crochet wearables - so with a warm breeze and your requests, I bring you Fortune's Hat!
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Fortune's Hat features the same open lacy fabric as the matching Shawlette and Wrap, with a simple brim and optional decorative buttons! Shown in a super slouchy style, it's easy to make into a beanie if you prefer - just eliminate rows 9-12, and then follow the rest of the instructions as written!
Made with Lion Brand Superwash Merino, this is a fun and quick one skein pattern - in fact, you can get 2 hats out of just one skein!
- US – L, 8.0 mm hook (Clover Amour Recommended)
- US - J, 6.00 mm hook (Furls Odyssey Recommended)
- 150 yds Lion Brand Superwash Merino (100% merino; DK / 8 ply; 306 yds /280 m; 3.53 oz) in Wild Berry
- Gauge: 5 blocks = 4" along straight edge with larger hook
- Finished Size: One Size Fits Most Teens/Adults (22-24")
- Finished Measurements: 9" at brim and 11" tall laid flat
- Matching Patterns: Fortune's Shawlette; Fortune's Wrap
- Helpful Video Tutorials: Beginning the main stitch pattern; Decreasing in the main stitch pattern; Sl St Seaming; Hdc in the 3rd Loop
Fortune's Hat Instructions
Row 1: With larger hook, ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in last ch; turn. (1 block)
Row 2: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in last ch, (slip st, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-3 sp of previous row; turn. (2 blocks)
Row 3: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in last ch, [(slip st, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row] twice; turn. (3 blocks)
Row 4: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in last ch, [(slip st, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row] 3 times; turn. (4 blocks)
Row 5 – 12: Continue as above, increasing 1 block on each row until there are 12 blocks across. (12 blocks)
Row 13: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in last ch, [(slip st, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row] 11 times, sl st in next ch-3 sp, (last block does not have a new block added to it); turn. (12 blocks)
Row 14: Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch sp, sl st in next dc, [(slip st, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row] 12 times; turn. (12 blocks)
Rows 15 - 28: Repeat Rows 13 and 14. (12 blocks)
Row 29: Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch sp, sl st in next dc, [(slip st, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row] 11 times (last block does not have a new block added to it); sl st in next ch-3 sp, turn. (11 blocks)
Rows 30 - 39: Repeat Row 29, decreasing by one block with every row, until there is only one block made on Row 39. Do not break yarn.
Pause here, and block the fabric just made:
Wet block to 12" x 26" to open up lace. Fabric will shrink up a bit when fabric is dried and pins are removed. Then continue as follows.
Continuing with attached yarn, seam short ends of fabric together with slip stitch (see tutorial linked above). Turn fabric so that seam is on the inside of the hat.
Moving to the long side closest to your hook, gather the crown closed as follows:
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each block around, join with a sl st. (28 sts)
Round 2: Slst2tog around; join with a sl st. (14 sts)
Break yarn leaving long tail; use tail to gather the 14 sts and pull closed. Weave in ends.
Round 1: With smaller hook, join yarn near the seam, ch 1, hdc 2 in block you joined to, hdc 3 in next block, *hdc 2 in next block, hdc 3 in next block; repeat from * around, join with a sl st. (70 sts)
Round 2 - 3: Ch 1, hdc in 3rd loop of each st around; join. (70 sts)
Round 4: Ch 1, sc in 3rd loop of each st around; join and break yarn. (70 sts)
Sew buttons to brim if desired.
And scene! That's the Fortune's Hat! Adjust the height of the hat to your preference by adding or omitting Rows between 1 and 12, and adjust the brim size as needed by switching hooks for that section. This lightweight crochet hat is perfect for warmer weather, and perfectly customizable as well. I hope you enjoy this free crochet hat pattern!
The Fine Print
Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2016, all rights reserved. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, or translate it to another language, please visit the About page for details. Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the yarn for this pattern!