I didn’t make any official “Christmas in July” patterns last month, but today I do have a "Seven Days of Scarfie" preview pattern for you! Check out all of my previous Seven Days of Scarfie patterns here (including the Cookies and Cream Cowl to match this hat), and then make the Cookies and Cream Slouch Hat to get yourself ready for Seven Days of Scarfie 2018 (coming in November!). Keep reading for the free pattern.
What is Seven Days of Scarfie? I’m glad you asked! For the past two years, I have hosted a "Seven Days of Scarfie" event on my blog. This event always includes seven free crochet patterns that use one skein or less of Lion Brand Scarfie yarn. These projects are designed to be perfect for last minute making and gifting during the holiday season, or to be made as quick projects for yourself after you finish all of your DIY gifts. I love Lion Brand Scarfie yarn for a lot of reasons, but my favorite thing about it? It works up just beautifully! I have tried several of the different colorways available, and I have loved every single one!
This Cream/Black colorway is no exception and paired with the moss (granite) stitch, it almost creates a woven effect. This hat matches my Cookies and Cream Cowl, which is a free, one skein pattern that was part of my 2017 collection. The Cookies and Cream Hat takes about half of a skein of Scarfie yarn, so make two or save your leftovers! I'm sure I will have another free pattern for you to use them on in November ;)
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
sl st: slip stitch
BLO: back loop only
SC: single crochet
SC2Tog: single crochet two together
7 sts x 6 rows = 2” in BLO SC
ch stitches at the beginning of rows/rounds do not count as a stitch
the end of each round is attached to the first stitch of the round with a sl st
the main part of this hat is crocheted using the granite/moss stitch
Note: You will be working in rows first to make the ribbed edge of the hat
Row 1: SC in the second ch from the hook and SC across (12). Turn.
Row 2-50: ch 1, SC in the BLO across (12). Turn.
When you finish the ribbed band, fold it so that Row 1 and 50 are on top of on another. Working through the back loop of Row 50 and the front loop of Row 1, seam the two rows together by slip stitching across. Do not cut your yarn. Continue on to work in rounds along the “raw” edge of ribbed band.
Round 1: ch 1, SC around the top of the band working one stitch per row (50). Attach to first SC of the round with a sl st.
Round 2: ch 1, *SC, ch 1, skip 1, repeat from * around. Attach to the first SC of the round with a sl st (50).
Round 3: ch 2, skip 1, SC in ch space from previous round, *ch 1, skip 1, SC in the ch space from the previous round, repeat from * around. Attach to the 2nd ch from the starting ch 2 with a sl st. (50)
Rounds 4-22: Continue repeating Round 2 (on even rounds) and Round 3 (on odd rounds).
Round 23: ch 1, *SC in next 3 sts, SC2Tog, repeat from * around (40). Join to the first st of the round with a sl st.
Round 24: ch 1, *SC2Tog around (20). Join to the first st of the round with a sl st.
Tie off leaving a long (approx. 12”) tail of yarn. Using a yarn needle, weave the yarn back and forth through the stitches of Round 24. Pull tight to cinch the top of the hat closed. Make and attach a pom pom if desired. Weave in all ends.
Can't get enough? Make the matching Cookies and Cream Cowl with this free crochet pattern!
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