Though I tend to crochet unisex hats for my handmade gift closet so I can decide later who to gift them to, once in a while, I make a more feminine crochet hat to keep or to gift to someone special. For this hat, I combined a chunky yarn with one of my favorite, easy lacy stitches to make a feminine beanie topped with a bobble “pom pom.”
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A few months ago, I was sent some of Craftsy’s (relatively) new yarn, Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky, to try. I had quite a few project ideas but I kept coming back to the idea of a hat.
I’ve been burned by single skeins of super bulky yarn before. And, by “burned,” I mean that I’ve lost that game of yarn chicken. I had to stop my project at the last row, or pull it back and add stripes, or give up entirely.
For this hat, I actually won that game of yarn chicken, but barely. (As in, I didn’t have to “fasten off” because there was no yarn left after the last stitch.) If you’re less daring than I was, may I suggest getting 2 skeins of Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky for your version of the Chunky Double V-Stitch Hat?
The double v-stitch is one of my favorite, classic crochet combinations, and it combines well with this yarn. I didn’t have enough yarn for a pom pom at the end, so I designed a creative decrease that forms bobbles for the top. It’s much more secure, too, if you have the tendency to lose your pom poms after a few washings.
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Chunky Double V-Stitch Hat
Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter
- Teen/Adult: 21” (53.5 cm) hat circumference x 7.5” (19 cm) height.
- Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/109 yd/100 m) – 2 skeins in 502-012 Suede, or approximately 120 yd (109 m) in any super bulky weight yarn. PLEASE NOTE: I used exactly 1 skein of yarn for this project, so if your gauge is different than mine, you will run out before finishing. That’s why I recommend getting 2 skeins of yarn just in case.
- US Size L-11/8 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
- Yarn needle.
- 8 sts = 2.5” (6.5 cm) wide in pattern for headband. For best fit, always check your gauge.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- BL – back loop only
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- dv-st – double v-stitch – (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st or sp
- rep – repeat
- Rnd – Round
- sc – single crochet
- sk – skip
- sl st – slip stitch
- sp – space
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- yo – yarn over
- * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
-  Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
- () Repeat instructions between parentheses in same stitch or space.
- Headband is worked flat in rows and then seamed. Hat is then worked in the round with the right side facing.
- Ch 1 at beginning of Rows and Rounds does not count as a stitch.
- A tutorial for the slip stitch seam is available here.
- Ch 9.
- Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, *sc in next ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across. (8 sts)
- Row 2: Turn, ch 1, *scBL in next st, dcBL in next st; rep from * across.
- Rep Row 2 until headband measures approximately 21” (53.5 cm).
- Join short edges with a slip stitch seam in the back loops on the right (front) side.
Work base of hat evenly
- Rnd 1: Working along circumference of hat, ch 1, work 56 sc evenly in sides of headband rows, join with sl st to first sc. (56 sts)
- Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 dc in same st, *sk 3 sts,** dv-st in next st; rep from * around to last 3 sts, rep from * to ** once, 2 dc in first st, join with sc (counts as ch-1 sp, here and throughout) to first dc. (14 dv-st = 56 sts + 14 ch-1 sp)
- Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-1 sp, *sk 4 sts, dv-st in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around to last 2 sts, sk 2 sts, 2 dc in first ch-1 sp, join with sc to first dc.
- Rep Rnd 3 until hat measures approximately 6” (15 cm) from start.
Decrease to crown
- Rnd 4: Ch 1, dc in same ch-1 sp, *sk 4 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around, to last 2 sts, sk 2 sts, dc in first ch-1 sp, join with sc to first dc. (28 sts + 14 ch-1 sp)
- Rnd 5: Ch 1, dc in same ch-1 sp, *sk 2 sts, dc in ch-1 sp; rep from * around to last st, sk 1 st, sl st to first dc to join. (14 sts)
- Rnd 6: Ch 1, dc in same st, *sk 1 st, dc in next st; rep from * around to last st, sk 1 st, sl st to first dc to join. (7 sts)
- Rnd 7: Ch 1, starting in same st, *[yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops]** twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook; rep from * once, rep from * to ** 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook, join with sl st to top of first st, fasten off. (3 bobbles)
- With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of hat.