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CROCHET ALONG - Happy Hat (For An Adult)

I haven't knit or crochet anything in a very bulky yarn for a very long time. The other day I was shopping in a craft store and I saw a yarn that spoke to me. Actually its color spoke to me.  This yarn was dyed in a happy colors. While it was raining and cold outside, the yarn was sitting on the shelf all green and yellow - you know "happy".  It looked like the happiest yarn in the store. I thought, "Thick yarn + happy color = a great hat for a cold days/nights."  So I decided to crochet a "Happy Hat".

There is a video for RIGHT HANDED CROCHETERS.
Click on the link if you are a LEFT HANDED CROCHETER.

And now also written pattern (below), if you rather follow that instead of a video.

Happy crocheting :-)


Materials I used:
1 balls (skein) of yarn - super bulky #6 thickness, 85 yards/77 m
Hook - size I (5.5mm)

Scissors
Sewing Needle (optional)
Tulle (optional)
Button (optional)


Abreviations:
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
dc - double crochet
st(s) - stitch(es)
incl. - including
prev. - previous

Step-by-Step:

Start with ch4, join into circle 

Row 1            ch3 (counts as 1 dc), 13 dc into the ring, join with sl st (total 14 dc, incl. initial ch3)
Rnd 2             ch3, 1 dc into ch3 base, then 2 dc into each st, join with sl st  - (total 28 dc, incl. initial ch3)
Rnd 3             ch3, 1 dc into ch3 base, then 1 dc into next st, *[then alternate 2 dc into next st, 1 dc into st after]* - repeat from * to *;  join with sl st - (total 42 dc, incl. initial ch3)
Rnd 4             ch3, 1 dc into ch3 base, then 1 dc into each of next 2 sts, *[then alternate by crocheting 2 dc into next st, 1 dc into each of next 2 sts thereafter]* - repeat from * to *;  join with sl st - (total 56 dc, incl. initial ch3)
Rnd 5-8         ch3, 1 dc into each of the consecutive sts, join with sl st (total 56 dc, incl. initial ch3)
Rnd 9            pm, *[1 sc into each 5 consecutive sts, sc decrease by joining 6th and 7th sts]* - repeat from * to *,  join with sl st (8 sts decrease, total 48 sc)
Rnd 10-12    1 sc into each stitch from now on, move your pm when you start your row, do not join with sl st - just keep crocheting in round
Rnd 13          crochet 1 reverse sc into each st, join with sl st

Weave in both tails and sew on a decoration of your choice.


Other hats you may enjoy checking out:
Spring To Fall Lacy Hat (youth/adult)
Crocheted Spring Hat (youth/adult)