DC Mesh 1

For this project you will need at least 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn (10ply) and a size 5mm hook, US H,and a 6mm hook, US J. Also a marker of some kind to mark the beginning stitch, and a tapestry needle to sew the top of the hat.

Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sk a st = Skip a stitch
st(s) = Stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
sc2together = Single crochet 2 sts together

This pattern will be made for a regular size woman’s head. But the stitches are done in 2′s so you can add more chains at the beginning to make it big enough for a man, or reduce chains to make it big enough to fit any size child. Just keep the number of sts even.

THE TUTORIALS

PART ONE

PART TWO

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Round 1
ch 70, sc into beginning ch to form a ring, place marker here to mark beginning for row. Continue to sc all sts around (70)

Round 2 – 6
sc in each st around for 5 more rows, for a total of 6 sc rows for the brim of the hat. You can make more rows for a thicker band if you like. (70)

Round 7 Starting the mesh
DC into first st and ch 1, sk a st, dc and ch 1, sk a st (repeat til end of round)

Round 8 Working in the stitches one row below
This row we will still be working on the previous row, but now you’ll be working the stitches in between. The skipped space from row 7.

DC into the skipped st one row down. As you can see below in the picture, the middle stitch. You dc into the previous row, in between the two dc’s and into the stitch you skipped from the previous row. Then ch 1 and repeat for the whole round.

Mesh Hat st pic 1

Round 9
For this row you will NOT be chaining in between the DC’s

Keep working in the round by putting your first DC next to the smaller st two rows down as shown in the picture below. If you can not find the stitch, just use your finger to find the two rows. As the picture shows I have two rows on the finger. You want to place your DC to the left of the smaller stitch, where the tip of my finger is. Always to the left of the smaller stitch two rows down. Remember do NOT chain between stitches this round.

DC Mesh Hat 2 small - 1

Round 10 – ?
Continue to repeat rounds 8 and 9. Remember to chain in between the dc’s for one round, and NOT chain in between stitches the next row.

Keep doing this until your hat measures 19 cms, or 7 inches

Once it does, then you no longer chain in between the dc’s for the remainder of this project.
Do this until your hat measures 25cms or 10 inches.

Finishing the Hat

When your hat reaches 25cms long you want to start to sc in the same place where you would have double crocheted. Just sc this time for one round.

Next round you want to decrease a stitch, then sc 1, sc2together, sc1 Repeat til end of round.

Next 2 rounds you want to do sc 1 in each st around.

Final round you want to repeat decrease round, sc2together, then sc 1, sc2together, then sc 1 at end of round

Next 2 rounds you want to do sc 1 in each st around.

sl st into next st, ch 1 and cut your yarn, leaving yourself enough yarn to sew the top of the hat.

Weave in between your stitches with your tapestry needle as if to make a draw string pull, then feed your needle through the center of the hole, flip hat inside out and pull snug, make a few knots to tie your yarn good and cut yarn and enjoy!

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