Last year when I was having “one of those days”, I decided to stop in at my local yarn store for a pick me up. After touching almost everything in the store, I picked out this Malabrigo pure merino wool. It felt so good but at the time I didn’t have anything specific in mind so it sat on the shelf patiently waiting.
I get bored easily and love changing up the types of yarns I use so the other day when I went into my craft room just gawking over the yarn, it caught my eye. I unraveled it, sat down with a hook and began playing around with it. Pumpkin Spice is what I came up with so far but I have another skein left… I’m thinking shawl, cowl or something to match the hat. What do you think?
Pattern Instructions for Pumpkin Spice
The hat will fit approximately 22″
1. Malabrigo pure merino wool, 310 yds. per skein, 100 grams. Used approximately 170-190 yds. Colorway – Rastita
2. Hook Size – F/3.75 mm
3. Tapestry needle for weaving in the ends.
20 hdc and 12 hdc rows = 4”
ch – chain
bphdc – back post half double crochet
dc – double crochet
fphdc – front post half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
sl st – slip stitch
Ch 90 (Use multiples of 2)
Round 1: ch 1 and hdc in next ch and each ch around, join by sl st to first hdc. (90 st)
Round 2: ch 1 and *fphdc in first st, bphdc in next st, repeat from *to*, join by sl st to first fphdc. (90 st)
Round 3-4: Repeat Round 2
Round 5: ch 1 and sc in first st, sc in next st and around, join by sl st to front loop only of first sc. (90st)
Round 6: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in front loop only in next st and around, join by sl st to back loop only in top of 3rd ch. (90 st)
Round 7: 2 dc in back loop only of first st in previous round below , skip next st, *2 dc in back loop only of next st in previous round below, skip next st*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st to top of 3rd ch. (90 st)
Round 8: sl st in space between 2 dc, ch 3 and dc in same space, skip next 2 st, *2 dc in next space between 2 dc, skip next 2 st*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st to top of 3rd ch. (90 st).
Round 9-22: Repeat Round 8.
Round 23: ch 1 and sc in first st, sc in next 3 st, sc2tog, *sc in next 4 st, sc2tog*, repeat from *to*, sl st to first sc. (75 st)
Round 24: ch 1 and sc in first st, sc in next 2 st, sc2tog, *sc in next 3 st, sc2tog*, repeat from *to* sl st to first sc. (60 st)
Round 25: ch 1 and sc in first st, sc in next st, sc2tog,*sc in next 2 st, sc2tog*, repeat from *to*, sl st to first sc. (45 st)
Leaving a long tail, using your tapestry needle weave in every other sc st and pull tight to close the top. Weave in the ends.
If you want your hat slouchy, you can continue repeating Round 8 until you have reached yourself desired length. Finish off and weave in the ends.
I’m definitely keeping this hat for myself! Every year the hubby takes me on an anniversary trip in November. I can’t wait to wear it!!
Have a great day. Be blessed.