By Melissa Mall
Photos: Melissa Mall
“Mommy, I’m sooo cooold!”
That seems to be the way every winter starts, and how can I resist? I pick up hook and yarn and make something for my little guys to put on. This particular hat is about as easy as they come: warm and thick with cozy ribs and a wide fold-up brim, it’s really only a simple rectangle, sewed into hat-form. Even a bare beginner should be able to handle this project, but it looks so good that no one will guess! Best of all?
“It’s really warm inside this hat!”
Size: Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult)
Circumference: 14 (16, 18, 20) inches
Depth (brim not folded): 8 (9, 11, 14) inches
- Patons Classic Wool [100% Wool; 223yd/205m per 100g/3.5oz skein]; color: Jade Heather; 1 (1, 1, 2) skeins
- G/4.25mm hook
- Yarn Needle
Gauge: 15 sts/8rows = 4″ in BLO hdc.
Row 1: Ch 32 (36, 42, 55). Sk 2 ch and hdc in each st across. (30, 34, 40, 53 hdc) Turn.
Row 2: Ch 2; working in BLO, hdc in each st across. (30, 34, 40, 53 hdc) Turn.
Repeat Row 2 until work measures 14 (16, 18, 20) inches from beginning. Sl st last row and first row together to form a tube. Ch 1, evenly space sc around edge to finish brim, join. Finish off.
Finishing: Thread approximately 14 (16, 18, 20) inches of yarn on needle. Weave through top of hat 1″ or 4 sts from edge. Pull tightly to gather; tie to secure. Wrap yarn ends around gather and pull tightly to tie; weave in all ends.
About the Designer Melissa Mall is an at-home mom with four sons and a girl on the way! They have settled in to a quiet (or “quiet,” if you like) rural life in Missouri and are enjoying doing things like gardening and keeping chickens in the backyard. You can keep up with their ordinary adventures over at her blog, or take a peek at her crochet patterns and tutorials at Inner Child Crochet.
Pattern & images Â© Melissa Mall. All rights reserved.
I love this cold snap cap but don’t understand the directions for row 1, SK in each stitch across to give me 53 for an adult hat. Can you explain?
Whoops! Thanks for pointing out our typo. Hopefully it makes more sense now. 🙂
I’m a beginner, and I don’t understand what the h means inhdc in first row
hdc means Half Double Crochet…YO insert hook into next stitch, YO, pull up loop…3 loops on hook…YO, pull through all three loops…hope that helps…hope I wrote that correctly, also…know how to do it, just not good at explaining!!!
hdc is half double crochet.
I love the coldsnap cap but I do not understand the direction “working in the BLO” means in the second row. Can you explain that? Thank you.
Working in BLO means working in the back loop only. Hope this helps!
thank u for the pattern, always wonder how it is made thank Melissa