I made this pattern for the Pussyhat Project, for some friends who are going to the march. All the patterns that I found required sewing, which I don’t like, so I made a pattern that eliminates it.
The hat is very easy to size up and down.
I used less than half a skein for each hat - multiple hats were made from each skein (2 from Sincerely, 1 from each partial skein of Red Heart that I had left from another project)
First here is the recipe for the hat (with pictures), then I will share the exact details of the hats that I made.
1. Chain half as many stitches as you need to go around the head of the wearer, then add one chain.
2. In 2nd chain from hook single crochet in 1/2 of the V of the chain, single crochet along the same half of your chain
3. turn your chain 180 degrees and continue around (do NOT add an extra stitch on the end, or your ears will not be as perky), I recommend that you crochet over the tail, so you do not have to weave that in at the end.
4. join with a slip stitch at the end of the round. Ch 2. turn if you want, or don't - it's your hat.
5. Round two - double crochet around (ch 2 counts as first DC here and on every round to follow).
6. Continue making rounds until you are 2 inches away from desired length. On next round switch to alternating back and front post doubles to make a nice ribbed band.
7. Repeat the front and back post stitches for 2 inches. Finish off, weave in end.
Row 1: Ch 34. Sc 66 around the chain join to first sc with a slip stitch
Row 2 - 10: Ch 2 at the beginning, DC in the next stitch and DC around.
Row 11 - 13: Ch 2, front post double crochet (FPDC) around next dc, back post double crochet (BPDC) around the next, repeat alternating FPDC and BPDC until you reach the end of the round. Join to top of ch 2, and finish off, weave in end.
Row 1: Ch 15, Sc 28 around chain, join to first sc with a slip stitch.
Row 2-5: ch 2, Half double in next stitch, repeat for the entire round, joining to top of ch 2 with a slip stitch.
Row 6-7: Ch2, Front Post Half Double Crochet around next stitch, Back Post Half Double Crochet around the next, then repeat FPHDC and BPHDC until end of round, join to top of ch2 with a slip stitch.
Finish off, weave in end.
NOTES on adding length -
Raveler zephietx asked for a way to get a little more length in the back of the hat. Here are the two ways I thought of to accomplish this.
#1 - I used an additional front post half double crochet at each end of my short row to keep the hat from folding.
If you are going to add additional rounds, you may want to add 2 post half doubles at each end of the short row- when you are connecting it to the previous row - so that you can continue in FP/BP pattern. This is a great way to add a quick bit of length to the back of the hat.
Here is the video that I made to explain how to make a short row in the back of the ribbing.