Not only will you be getting an awesome new FREE crochet pattern today... you'll also be getting a rad yarn review of Red Heart Reflective Yarn.
Designing this hat was my first time using it and I really want to design more with it! As I worked with it, endless design possibilities ran through my head. How much I enjoyed working with this material actually surprised me, though. When I first saw it advertised, it didn't catch my interest. I thought it was cool but didn't think I'd have much use for it. I'm kind of a "stick to material I know" kind of girl Plus, I thought the metallic piece might end up feeling scratchy.
I was pleased to learn that I couldn't have been more wrong, though! This material is actually very soft, has great stretch to it and can serve a ton of purposes. This particular hat was designed with the walking college students in mind. Come winter, when the sun isn't up as long, having some reflective head gear that serves the dual purpose of keeping you warm is exactly what you're going to want! Drivers won't be able to miss you and the hat is very soft.
My husband (as this hat will work well for men too), mother-in-law, sister-in-law and cousin (who doubled as the beautiful model you see) all loved the hat! My mother-in-law actually described it as squishy, it was so soft! She put it on and after a while I had to take it off of her so I could go get pictures and her words were "Oops, I forgot it was on".
Not only will you love Red Heart Reflective Yarn but now you have a new pattern to use it with! You can check it out at Red Heart's website HERE. Now on to the free pattern and check out the bottom of the page for a few more photos modeling it!
- Side bar stitch – dc in indicated st, dc around post of the dc you just made – counts as 2 dc
- Front Post Side Bar Stitch – FPDC in indicated st (should be the 2nd st of the previous rounds side bar stitch), dc around post of the dc you just made – counts as 2 dc
- Secure stitch – sc2tog working in previously worked st and next unworked st (this way you are doing a decrease stitch but you aren’t actually decreasing)
Hints & Tips:
- Continue rounds 5-11 until you have 13 rows for a slightly slouch beanie or until you have 15 rows for a longer slouch beanie.
- When working the brim, you will be slip stitching in the back loops only which creates a very stretchy “knit-like” band. At the top, you ch 1 to turn, at the bottom, the secure stitch counts as a ch 1.
- Continue on with rounds 5-11 until you have 13 to 15 rounds for a slouch beanie.
- Please pay close attention to gauge. The bulky material and large hook make for a very large gauge and stretchy hat.
Material: Red Heart Reflective (Grey)
Gauge: 2 st & 1 row = 1"
Round 1) Using magic circle, complete 6 side bar stitches in circle, pull tight and join to first dc with sl st – 12 dc (6 side bar stitches)
Round 2) Ch 2, side bar st in same st as joining, fp side bar st around next st (2nd st in the previous rounds side bar st), *side bar st in next st, fp side bar st around next st* around, join to first dc with sl st – 24 dc (12 side bar stitches)
Round 3) Ch 2, dc in same st as joining, fp side bar st around next st, *dc in next st, fp side bar st around next st* around, join to first dc with sl st – 36 dc (12 side bar stitches, 12 dc)
Round 4) Ch 2, dc in same st as joining, dc in next st, fp side bar st around next st, *dc in next 2 st, fp side bar st around next st* around, join to first dc with sl st – 48 dc (12 side bar stitches, 24 dc)
Round 5 - 11) Sl st into next st, ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2, dc in next st, fp side bar st around next st, sk next st, *dc in next 2 st, fp side bar st around next st, sk next st* around, join to first dc with sl st and do NOT tie off – 48 dc (12 side bar stitches, 24 dc)
Row 1) Ch 5, sl st in back loop of ch back down to base of hat, secure st – 4 sl st
Row 2) Turn, sl st back up ch in back loops only, ch 1 at top, turn, sl st back down in back loops only, secure st – 4 sl st
Row 3 – 48) Repeat row 2 until you reach the very first row, join last row and first row with sl st and then tie off.
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