The Winter Games are here and now I wanted to share my version of an Crochet Olympic Snowboarder Inspired Hat. The hat that is getting all the attention at the winter games was worn by Olympic Snowboarder Chloe Kim. Not only did she win Gold for the USA but she looked great doing it. She was sporting a really cute Knit hat which used chunky yarn. The brim was folded over and it had a nice USA patch on it. I still have not been able to find the exact red USA patch but I’m still working on it. I wanted to make a crochet version of her hat.
The hat is really easy to make and it is a beginner level project. I used a weight 5 yarn (Patons Classic Wool Bulky) but you can use any Bulky weight (weight 5) yarn you like. This is some yarn I had available and I liked the color. The hat worn by the Olympic Snowboarder Chloe Kim is a much lighter color. The color I used is a little darker but of course you can make your hat whichever color you prefer.
This Crochet Olympic Snowboarder Inspired Hat is so easy to make because it is worked as a flat panel. Once your panel is the desired size then you seam the sides and gather up the top. It’s so fast and easy you can make it in less than a couple of hours (most people). The bulky yarn and large crochet hook make quick work of this hat.
Yesterday I also uploaded a free YouTube video tutorial on this hat. In the video I shared some suggestions for different sizes. Click on the video to watch it now:
Supplies Needed: (Affiliate Links)
L Size Crochet Hook (8mm) http://amzn.to/2Ck4x7H
Yarn Needle http://amzn.to/2Cmczg6
Approx. 150 yards (or 7 oz) of Bulky Weight (weight 5 yarn) http://amzn.to/2CnrJ4Q
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