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Need a last minute Christmas Gift? The Winston Hat is the answer to a quick and impressive looking hat. While the hat uses very basic crochet stitches, the way they are combined and the color changes create an intricate design. There are so many different color combinations that you will surely never get bored! I worked the design so that the rounds offset, but if you wanted the design to be perfectly lined up just repeat rounds 7 and 8 instead of 7 through 10 – yet another variance to the Winston Hat!
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What I really love about the Winston Hat is that it is totally unisex. So many hat patterns designed for men are basic solid beanies or simply striped. The Winston Hat has a textured design that works perfectly for the men and women in your life!
Want a little more pizazz? Add a fur pompom to your hat or make a yarn pompom with my easy tutorial.
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I used Knit Picks Mighty Stitch worsted weight yarn in three colors for my samples. I really loved working with this yarn. It is a soft 80% acrylic/20% wool blend with a beautiful sheen and wonderful stitch definition and best of all it is washable and comes in over 30 beautiful colors, so you are sure to find the perfect yarn for every project!
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Winston Hat Instructions
|Size||Fits Head Circumference||Crown to End of Band|
|Child (up to 12 years)||19 – 21”||8”|
|Adult||20 – 23”||10”|
Size written for smaller size with changes for Adult in parentheses ().
Made with worsted weight yarn, I used Knit Picks Mighty Stitch (208 yards per skein) in three colors.
- Color 1 – Ash – 1 skein
- Color 2 – Satsuma – 80, 100 yards
- Color 3 – Cream – 15, 20 yards
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
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Gauge: 17dc x 10 rows in rib stitch = 4” (see rows 1 to 5 for rib stitch)
BPdc – back post double crochet
ch – chain
dc –double crochet
FPdc – front post double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl – slip
st(s) – stitch(es)
Make your own pompom with this tutorial:
Add a removable faux fur pompom:
- Beginning ch 2 does not count as a stitch.
- Join rounds with sl st to first st of round.
- Start each round in same stitch as join.
- Repeat instructions within [ ] as indicated.
- When a stitch is followed by a number work that stitch in the number of stitches indicated. Example: hdc 2 means work a hdc in the next 2 sts.
- When a stitch is preceded by a number, work that number of stitches in the next stitch. Example 2hdc means work 2 hdc in the next st.
- Weave ends as you work.
- Stitch count will be 72 (80) throughout the design.
- To change size, adjust beginning chain in multiples of 4.
- Colors 2 and 3 are always worked from the inside of the hat. Color 1 is always worked from the outside of the hat.
- Do not fasten off at color changes, instead, leave the yarn not in use on the inside of the hat and pick up the color as needed.
Round 1: With Color 1, ch 72 (80), join with sl st to first ch to form ring, ch3 (counts as dc throughout), dc in each ch to end, join.
Round 2: Ch3 (counts as the first BPdc), BPdc 1, FPdc 2, [BPdc 2, FPdc 2] to end, join.
Rounds 3 to 5: Ch3, BPdc in each BPdc, FPdc in each FPdc, join.
Round 6: Ch1, sc in each st to end, join.
Round 7: Join Color 2, ch4 (counts as dc + ch1), turn, skip 1, [dc 1, ch 1, skip 1] to end, join to 3rd ch of beginning ch4.
Round 8: Turn, with Color 1, ch1, [sc 1, working in front of ch1 of previous round, dc in st 2 rows below, sc 1, working in back of ch1 of previous round, dc in st 2 rows below], repeat to end, join.
Round 9: Join Color 3, ch4 (counts as dc + ch1), turn, skip 1, [dc 1, ch 1, skip 1] to end, join to 3rd ch of beginning ch4.
Round 10: Turn, with Color 1, ch1, [sc 1, working in back of ch1 of previous round, dc in st 2 rows below, sc 1, working in front of ch1 of previous round, dc in st 2 rows below], repeat to end, join.
Rounds 11 to 14: Repeat Rounds 7 to 10.
Child Size: Rounds 15 to 26 Repeat Rounds 7 to 10 alternating Colors 1 & 2 only.
Adult Size: Rounds 15 to 30: Repeat Rounds 7 to 10 alternating Colors 1 & 2 only.
Next Round: With Color 1, [ch5, skip 1, sl st 4] to end, join to same st as first ch. Fasten off.
Finishing: Turn hat inside out, thread a tapestry needle with a double thickness of Color 1, weave in and out of the loops around the top. Pull ends tightly to close the opening and secure in place. Fasten off.
Add a pompom if desired. You may add a fur pompom or make your own.
See tutorial links on page 1.
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This is such a neat stitch technique, and I love how it looks like aqueducts!