5 Little Monsters: Criss Cross Crochet Hat

Criss Cross Crochet Hat

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Today I am excited to be part of the Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along put together by CAL Central. Each week there is a new free crochet pattern from different designers each week (26 total), projects that can be used as holiday gifts, decor, and more. And to help you use up the yarn that you have each of the projects is either a one skein project, or a scrappy, stash buster project. Be sure to follow along so you can check out all of the projects and enter to win lots of fun prizes.


When I was thinking of something I could make with one skein that would make a nice gift for the winter holidays, the first thing that came to mind was a hat. Hats are one of my favorite wearables to make, probably because they are also the one I am most likely to actually wear and get a lot of use out of. Plus they are quick to make, and don't take a lot of yarn so you can make one for everyone on your list. 


If you follow my blog at all you probably know that I really like making crocheted hats that use different combinations of stitches to create interesting textures, and that is the case again with this hat. 


I used rounds of half double crochet stitches worked in third loop to create stripes that sort of stand out from the surface, and in between those rows are rounds of crossed double crochet stitches. The bottom has a post stitch ribbing and then my favorite way to finish a crocheted hat is with a faux fur Pom Pom on top.



How to Crochet the Criss Cross Hat


You will need:



Instructions:



Begin with magic ring, beginning ch 2 does not count as a stitch

Round 1: in mr, ch 2, 10 dc, slip stitch to first dc to join (10 dc)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch, slip stitch to first dc to join (20 dc)

Round 3: ch 2, [2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next] repeat around, slip stitch to first stitch to join (30 dc)

Round 4: ch 2, [2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 2] repeat around, slip stitch to first stitch to join (40 dc)

Round 5: ch 2, [2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 3] repeat around, slip stitch to first stitch to join (50 dc)

Round 6: ch 2, [2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 4] repeat around, slip stitch to first stitch to join (60 dc)

Round 7: ch 2, hdc in each stitch around, slip stitch to first hdc to join (60 hdc)

Round 8: ch 1, [2 sc in 3rd loop of first stitch, 1 sc in 3rd loop of next 14] repeat around slip stitch to first sc to join (64 sc)

Round 9: ch 2, [skip first stitch, dc in next, dc in skipped stitch] repeat to the end, slip stitch to first dc (64 dc)

Round 10: ch 2, hdc in each stitch around, join with slip stitch (64 hdc)

Round 11: ch 1, sc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first sc to join (64 sc)

Round 12:  ch 2, [skip first stitch, dc in next, dc in skipped stitch] repeat to the end, slip stitch to first dc (64 dc)

Round 13: ch 2, hdc in each stitch around, join with slip stitch (64 hdc)

Round 14: ch 1, sc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first sc to join (64 sc)

Round 15:  ch 2, [skip first stitch, dc in next, dc in skipped stitch] repeat to the end, slip stitch to first dc (64 dc)

Round 16: ch 2, hdc in each stitch around, join with slip stitch (64 hdc)

Round 17: ch 1, sc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first sc to join (64 sc)

Round 18: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, slip stitch to first dc to join (64 dc)

Round 19: ch 2, [front post dc in first dc, back post dc in next dc] repeat around (64 dc)

Round 20: ch 2, [front post dc in first dc, back post dc in next dc] repeat around (64 dc)

Finish off, cut yarn, attach  pom pom to the top of the hat, weave in all ends
 

To see different ways of attaching pom poms to your hats check out this video tutorial: