Pattern: Ozark Crocheted Curly Wool Hat
1 Skein Manos del Uruguay (139yd)--you can also knit from your stash using your worsted weight yarn of choice as I did here.
1 US size Q crochet hook
1 US size K crochet hook
Size: One size fits most but can be sized as explained instructions.
Abbreviations: Ch=chain; sc=single crochet; dc=double crochet; sl st=slip stitch; st(s)=stitch(es); tog=together
Top: Using US size Q crochet hook and Ozark Handspun, ch3 and sl st tog to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch3, sc 10 sts into the center ring, sl st tog into top of ch3 to join.
Round 2: Ch3, *dc into next st, dc2 into next st, repeat from * to end of round, sl to tog into top of ch3 to join.
Round 3: Ch3, *dc into next 3 sts, dc2 into next st, repeat from * to end of round, sl st tog into top of ch3 to join.
Round 4: Ch3, *dc into next 5 sts, dc2 into next st, repeat from * to end of round, sl st tog into top of ch3 to join.
Repeat round 4 until you have used up the skein of yarn. Do not be concerned that the shape is perfect as this is what gives the hat charm.
Band: Now, changing to Manos or other worsted weight yarn of choice and using US size K crochet hook, attach yarn, ch2, *sc into next st, skip 1, sc into next st, repeat from * to end of round. Sl st tog into top of ch2 to join. At this point, the hat will begin shaping for fit. This will be controlled by how many decreases are done in subsequent rows. Take care not to get the fit too tight, you should be able to comfortably insert two fingers between the band. Once you are satisfied with the fit, cintinue in the following manner.
Next Rows: Sc evenly for each round for approximately ten rows. Make sure the hat hits just below the top of your ears as that will make for a comfortable fit and also allow you to pull it down when it is cold outside. Cut yarn, fasten off and bury ends.
designed by Janice Rosema for Ozark Handspun, December 2007
Printing Instructions: To print click Ozark Crocheted Curly Wool Hat.