- 1 skein or ball sportweight yarn (I used Vanna's Choice "Oatmeal")
- size H crochet hook
- some kind of stitch marker (I used a small safety pin)
Begin with a slip knot on your hook. Chain 6. Join the chains with a slip stitch to make a small loop.
Make 10 single crochets into the center of the loop. After the 10th one, put the safety pin (stitch marker) to the loop that's on your hook.
Without doing a slip stitch or anything, make 2 single crochets into each of the 10 stitches you just did so that by the time you get back to your stitch marker, you will have done 20 single crochets. Move the stitch marker to the loop that is now on your hook.
For the next four rows, you will add 10 stitches to each row.
Additional notes & ideas:
The original pattern for this hat included a brim of sorts which you can add if you like by doing the following:
Last row: Switch to double crochet. Double crochet 1 into the first stitch, then 5 double crochets int the second stitch. Repeat that pattern 30 times to create a scalloped edge. You could take this same idea and dial it down by making fewer double crochets (say 3 or 4 instead of 5) or by doing the same thing with single crochet. Experiment and have fun with it!
You could also make this hat in several colors, even using up small amount of yarn, since it's easy enough to tuck the ends inside where no-one will see them. Hey, what about adding a pom-pom to the top? Other ideas?