This brimmed, unisex hat uses self-striping yarn to create easy color changes and alternating hook placement to create interesting texture. It’s the first pattern in the 2017 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along. Join us for 15 free crochet patterns and your chance to win one of 23 giveaway prizes!

This pattern is available for FREE on my blog here. The free version is supported by advertising on my website. The downloadable PDF for sale on Kollabora includes the full pattern in one printable file without advertisements.

Skills Used 
Basic crochet stitches: chain, half double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch 
Crocheting in the round, crocheting flat in rows (for the brim) 
Increasing and decreasing 
Crocheting in the back loop and third loop (with links to video tutorials) 
Special stitches: hdc2tog and sc2tog (with written explanations in pattern)

Skill Level 
Easy

Finished Sizes 
Toddler (Child, Adult). Photographed sample is size Adult.

Toddler: 15” (38 cm) hat circumference x 6.75” (17 cm) height.

Child: 17.5” (44.5 cm) hat circumference x 7.5” (19 cm) height.

Adult: 19” (48.5 cm) hat circumference x 8.25” (21 cm) height.

Materials 
Premier Aurora yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/166 yd/152 m) – 1 (1, 2) skeins in 1028-03 Anemone, or approximately 127 yd (165 yd, 196 m)/116 m (151 m, 179 m) in any medium weight yarn.

US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Yarn needle.

Gauge 
Through Rnd 6 = 4.25” (11 cm) diameter in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge.

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