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The Mallorca Hat was designed for the Hat Of The Month Club hosted by Oombawka Design and Amy from The Stitchin’ Mommy. Be sure to check out Rhondda’s hat HERE and Amy’s hat HERE or click the graphic below for more information on this CAL including the schedule!
I made my Mallorca Hat sample with Caron X Pantone bulky weight yarn in the color combination called Olive Oil. This is a luxurious merino blend (60% Acrylic, 20% Nylon, 20% Merino Wool), soft yarn in a unique braid. It is offered in several color palettes specially selected by color experts at Caron® in collaboration with Pantone®. The yarn is easy to care for and has wonderful drape. I loved working with this yarn and how easy it was to pick coordinating colors since the work is done for you!
Of course, you could choose from a wide variety of yarns for this scarf and frankly you could use any weight, by changing up the hook and the starting chain to adjust sizing.
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I designed the Mallorca Hat in the same yarn and colors as my Ibiza Cowl, however, the stitch combination is slightly different. I chose an easy stitch that highlights the color changes, and provides some strong stitch definition and interesting texture.
This stitch pattern is a super easy one row repeat that is worked in the round without joins. This is a perfect easy project to work on while watching TV or chatting with friends – sometimes you just don’t want to think too much, right?
The hat is worked from the band up, then cinched at the top for a casual look. I debated whether to add a pompom and decided not to, but I think it would look great with a pom too. This hat is sized for an average adult, but it’s pretty easy to adjust if you need it bigger or smaller.
Size: Fits 20” head circumference x 9” tall (stretches approximately 3-4”
- Bulk Weight (#5) yarn in 5 colors, I used Caron’s X Pantone collection in the color Olive Oil for my sample. 2 skeins, 127 yards each, with a bit of leftovers. (Hint: if you make the Ibiza Cowl too, then 3 skeins is enough for both projects!)
- Hook Clover Amour J/6.00 mm
- Tapestry needle for weaving ends
- Pom Pom (optional)
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Gauge: 16 stitches x 12 rows in pattern = 4”
Abbreviations (US Terms):
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
YO: yarn over
sc2tog: Insert hook in next st, YO, pull loop through (2 loops on hook), insert hook in next ch1 space (this will be a sc for the first round of pattern stitch), YO, pull loop through (3 loops on hook) yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.
- Pattern written in US Standard terms.
- Color Changes: I wrote this pattern to be worked in 5 colors, but of course, you may use as many or as few colors as you like. In this pattern, color changes are made in the last sc2tog before the color change. Work last sc2tog until you have 3 loops on hook, wrap new color and pull it through all three loops along with the old color, ch1 with new color only.
- Fasten off at color changes.
- This hat is worked in un-joined rounds. Place a stitch marker at the beginning of each round and move it up as you complete the rounds to keep track of rounds.
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Base Row: With Color 1, ch9, starting in 2nd ch from hook and working in the back bump, sl st in each ch to end.
Band Pattern Row: Ch1, turn, working in back loop only, sl st in each st to end. Work sl sts loosely or it will be difficult to work successive rows. (8 sts)
Repeat Pattern Row 95 times (approximately 20” un-stretched) or until the band is your desired length.
Join: Put short ends of band together and match stitches, sl st ends together working back loops of both ends.
Turn to work along the side of the band rows, ch1, *work 1 sc in the side of the next three rows, skip 1 row*, repeat between [ ] to end. DO NOT JOIN.
You should have 72 stitches (or ¼ fewer than the number or rows in your band). Note: If you have a couple more that’s ok, just be sure it is an even number of stitches, it will make your hat a little fuller. Your stitch count will be the same for each row to end.
Pattern Round: Work *sc2tog, ch1*, repeat between * to end. DO NOT JOIN.
Change to Color 2.
Repeat Pattern Round changing colors as you like (I worked 5 rounds in each color), until hat is approximately 9” tall (or desired height). Sl st in next st and fasten off.
Closing The Crown: Thread a tapestry needle with a 24” length of yarn. Working around the open edge at the crown, weave needle in and out through stitches and pull ends tightly to close the crown and tie a knot. Weave in ends securely.
Note: I like to go around twice to make sure it is secure and then I work a couple of slip stitches across the top for extra security.
You can add a pompom if you like!
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