Manchester Reversible Hat
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When I designed this hat, I wanted to showcase the nice texture created by the herringbone half double crochet (SIDE 1), but when I went to weave in the ends on the “wrong” side (SIDE 2), I realized that the texture on that side was just as nice! Since the ribbing in the band looks the same on both sides, this hat is totally reversible!
This reversible hat is worked bottom up. You first work the band to the appropriate length for your head circumference, then join the two short ends to make a circle. Next you will work a round of sc around the entire band and from there work the rest of the hat in the Herringbone Half Double Crochet (Hhdc) stitch for the remainder of the hat.
I designed this hat for my husband so I wanted to keep it rather simple, but you could customize your hat with a fun pompom (I use this tutorial to make mine) or work more repeats of the “Sides” for a slouchy look. It’s amazing to me that by making these small changes, the entire look of the hat changes.
I worked the hat in a bulky #5 weight yarn, but you could apply this stitch to almost any yarn. If you want to give it a try, use my Basic Beanie Hat instructions as a guideline for sizing.
I hope you enjoy the Manchester Reversible Hat and will share your finished pictures on my Facebook page.
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Manchester Reversible Hat Instructions
|Size||Fits Head Circumference||Crown to End of Band|
|Toddler||16 – 19”||7.0”|
|Child (up to 12 years)||19 – 21”||8.0”|
|Adult Small||20 – 22”||9.5”|
|Adult Large||22 – 24”||10.0”|
Size: Toddler to Adult, see chart for measurements. Size changes written in parentheses as follows:
(Toddler, Child, Adult Small, Adult Large)
- Made with bulky weight yarn (#5), I used Red Heart Italian Story Vera in the color Caffee, one ball (135 yards each).
- Hook US L/8.00mm
- Yarn needle for weaving ends
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- Body: 11 Hhdc x 8 Rows in pattern = 4”
- Band: 7 Sl St x 8.5 = 2”
Abbreviations (US Terms):
BLO – back loop only
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl – slip
st(s) – stitch(es)
Hhdc – Herringbone half double crochet
Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Pull first loop straight through the second (similar to a slip stitch). Yarn over, pull through two remaining loops on hook.
Hhdc2tog – Hhdc 2 stitches together
Yarn over, (insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop) 2times (4 loops on hook. Pull first loop straight through the second and third. Yarn over, pull through two remaining loops on hook.
- Beginning ch 1 of round/row does not count as a stitch.
- Number in ( ) at end of round/row indicates the number of stitches in that round.
- Weave ends as you work.
Row 1: Ch (6, 8, 8, 8), sl st in the 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch to end. (5, 7, 7, 7)
Next Row: Ch1, turn, working in BLO, sl st in each st. (5, 7, 7, 7)
Repeat Next Row until band measures (16″, 17″, 17″, 17″) un-stretched.
Join Band Ends: Match two short ends together (there is no right or wrong side to this band); working through both loops on one side and BLO on the other, sl st through both thicknesses to join into a circle.
Round 1: Ch1, working along the side of rows from Band, work (34, 42, 50, 58) sc evenly around band, join with sl st to first st. (34, 42, 50, 58)
Round 2: Ch1, Hhdc in each st, join with sl st to first st. (34, 42, 50, 58)
Repeat Round 2 (5, 5, 7, 7) times.
Hat should measure approximately (4.5”, 5”, 6”, 6″) at this point.
Round 1: Ch1, *Hhdc2tog, Hhdc next (16, 20, 24, 28)sts*, repeat between * to end. (32, 40, 48, 56)
Round 2: Ch1, *Hhdc2tog, Hhdc next (2, 3, 4, 5) sts*, repeat between * to end. (24, 32, 40, 48)
Round 3: Ch1, *Hhdc2tog, Hhdc next (1, 2, 3, 4) sts*, repeat between * to end. (16, 24, 32, 40)
Round 4: Ch1, *Hhdc2tog, Hhdc next (0, 1, 2, 3) sts*, repeat between * to end. (8, 16, 24, 32)
Toddler size, stop here, skip to FINISHING.
Round 5: Ch1, *Hhdc2tog, Hhdc next (0, 1, 2) sts*, repeat between * to end. (8, 16, 24)
Child size, stop here, skip to FINISHING.
Round 6: Ch1, *Hhdc2tog, Hhdc next (0, 1) sts*, repeat between * to end. (8, 16)
Adult Small size, stop here, skip to FINISHING.
Round 7: Ch1, *Hhdc2tog, to end. (8)
Fasten off leaving a 9” tail. Thread yarn tail onto a tapestry needle and weave in and out of the last 8 stitches. Pull yarn to wrong side of hat and pull tightly to close the opening at the crown. Weave ends to secure in place.
Optional: Pompom Tutorial: http://bit.ly/PomPomLarge
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