My work area was getting out of control. When there’s too much chaos around me, I lose focus. I also begin to misplace my implements, and ask out loud, ‘Where did I put my (fill in the blank)???’ As I was whipping the room into shape, I dug into a shopping bag that had 2 skeins of yarn, the colors matched perfectly but each was from a different manufacturer and different weight categories. The first yarn was Lion Brand 6 ounce Homespun in the color Lagoon, a gorgeous painterly color of deep blue, emerald green and chocolate brown. It’s a category weight “5” yarn which means it’s a bulky weight. The second hank was a 7 ounce Super Saver in Real Teal, a richly saturated medium blue-green color. This yarn is a worsted weight, so its yarn category is “4”. As I entwined the two strands together, I got the idea of crocheting a big hook hat. I grabbed my Crystallite P/11.5mm hook and when the smoke cleared, this is the hat that dropped off my hook.
Big Hook Mixed Yarn Hat
Use colors of your choice. I used 2 similar colors in the turquoise family , but 2 different colors will give you a tweed-y effect.
Lion Brand Homespun YarnWeight Category: 5 (Bulky: Chunky, Craft, Rug Yarn )
6.00 oz./170 g (185 yd/169 m) 98% acrylic, 2% polyester
You need 2 ounces
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Weight Category: 4 (Worsted Medium)
7.00oz./198 g (364 yd/333mm)
You need 2 ounces
Crochet hook size P/11.5mm
Yarn Needle to weave in ends.
Gauge: First 2 rounds = 3 inches up to 3 ¾ inches
If you are not ready for post stitches, when you come to this round of the hat, just work the stitches in the front loop for a similar effect.
Front post single crochet (FPsc): From the right side, insert hook from front-to-back-to-front around the post of the designated stitch (st), yarn over (yo), draw yarn through st, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops (lps) on hook.
In other words, what you are doing is working the stitch around the vertical stem or post of the stitch, not into the horizontal loops at the top of the stitch.
Rnd. 1: Working with one strand of Homespun and one strand of Super Saver, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to first sc. (6).
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc) dc in same sp, 2 dc in each rem sc. Join with a sl st to top of beg. ch-3. (12)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same sp, 2 dc in each st. Join with a sl st to top of beg. ch-3. (24)
I measured mine and got a circle of 5 7/8 inches.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same sp, dc in each of next 3 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts) around. Join with a sl st to top of beg. ch-3. (30). My measurement is 7 ¾ inches/
Rnd 5: This is a sc round. Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,
(sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next) 5 times. Join with a sl st to the first sc. (36)
Rnd 6: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc in next st, dc in each rem 34 sts. Join with a sl st to top of beg. ch-3. (36 dc)
Rnd 7: This is a sc round. Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each rem 35 sts. Join with a sl st to the first sc. (36)
Rnd 8: Rep rnd 6.
Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 7.
Rnd 10: Rep rnd 6.
Rnd 11: Ch 1. FPsc around beg ch- 3 of previous rnd, FPsc around each rem dc. Join with a sl st to the first FPsc. (36). If you aren’t ready to work post stitches, just work these sc stitches in the front loop of each dc.
Rnd 12: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next 12 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc each rem 12 sts. (38)
Rnd 13: Ch 3, dc in each rem 37 sts. (38) Fasten off. Neatly work in ends with a yarn needle.