I love making hats! This time a Lopi, a bulky yarn.
Needles: 7 mm, circular.
Cast-on 72 stitches. I crochet 72 chains, then Knit first row by knitting into the bumps on the backside of the chain.
Join into a circle.
K15 rows. (For the rolled up brim).
Purl 1 row (blue)
K 15 rows in pattern, (any multiple that divides in 72, (I used a 6 stitch one)
Purl 1 row, (blue)
K1 row and proceed with your chosen method for the crown decreases.
Felted: using top loading automatic washer. 3 or 4 cycles. Pull hat into shape and air dry.
The picture……I think I need one more felting treatment. I love the hairy glow of the hat.