Hat Monday Is Here! This hat from Lion Brand Yarn has got to be one of the easiest to crochet. It is perfect for beginners. If you can crochet a chain and single crochet you can make this hat. You can choose your own color or combine colors. There is only a simple seam in the back. It works up super fast and is fun to make. The pattern is available as a free download from LionBrand.com . Did you know there are 100’s of free patterns available to download from their website? All the patterns are free. Visit their site today and see what other items you may like to make. To print out your pattern (you just need to sign up with your email) Click on the link here: Pattern Download.
Here are the instructions. The pattern is being posted here with permission from Lion Brand Yarns.
Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice®
GAUGE: 12 single crochet + 15 rows = 4 in. (10 cm). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Leaving a long tail, chain 55.
Row 1: Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across – 54 stitches.
Row 2: Chain 1, turn. Single crochet in each stitch across.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures about 9 in. (23 cm) from beginning. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
Thread tail into blunt needle, then sew in and out along last row. Pull (like a drawstring) to gather top of hat and knot. Sew seam. Weave in ends.
If you are more of a visual learner and prefer a video tutorial you are in luck. I did a tutorial of this hat a while ago. Enjoy!