The NYC-HHI Hat: Design and Pattern

NYCHHI Hat

Design/pattern: single ribs and stripes
Main colour: Teal/Blue-Green and White/Aran/Off-White

Variations on the NYC-HHI Hat:
1) solid teal colour, in the ribbed pattern (no stripes);

2) solid teal colour in any design/pattern;

2) teal and other colour; main colour is teal; accent colour can be in any other colour; in any design/pattern;

3) the NYC-HHI hat design, in any colour.

Pattern for baby, small, medium, large are written below. I hope that it isn’t too confusing.
This pattern is written for worsted-weight yarn with a H-8/5.0mm hook.
Note that if you are using thinner or thicker yarn, you will need to adjust the width and length, for the size that you want. If in doubt, try it on yourself, or on a child/adult, to see how your hat is working out.

Stitches to know:
Stitches: sl st – slip stich
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet

MC – Master Colour (Teal)
AC – Accent Colour

The Pattern: Rounds 1 – 5 is the basic pattern increase for the crown of the hat. Rounds 6-9 are the adjusted rounds for the different sizes.

Note that there are two Round 6 and 7 instructions; Round 6 is for the body of the hat for size Small; Round 6 (increase) is the set-up round for a bigger size.

PATTERN:
(for a more slouchy style, crochet the Round 6 (increase) round twice, then continue in pattern)

Begin: With Teal/MC, ch 4; sl st to first ch to form circle

Round 1: ch 2 (will count as first dc in all rounds); 11 dc in circle; sl st to top of beg ch-2 (12 dc)

Round 2: ch 2; 3 dc in each dc around; sl st to top of beg ch-2 (36 dc)

Round 3: ch 2; fpdc in next dc
* dc in next dc; fpdc in next dc *; repeat from * to * to last fpdc; sl st to top of beg ch-2

Round 4 (an increase round): ch 2; dc in same st;
* fpdc in fpdc; dc in dc; dc in next ch * repeat from * to * to last fpdc; sl st to top of beg ch-2

Round 5: with White/AC: ch 2; dc in next dc
* fpdc in fpdc; dc in next 2 dc * repeat from * to * to last fpdc; sl st to top of beg ch-2

** Size Newborn to 12 months: Repeat Round 5 five times; colour sequence: Teal-MC; White/AC; Teal-MC; White/AC; Teal-MC; go to Finishing Rounds **

** Size Small:
Round 6: with Teal/MC: ch 2; dc in same st; dc in next dc; fpdc in fpdc; 2 dc in next dc; dc in next dc;
* fpdc in fpdc; dc in next 2 dc * repeat from * to * seven times;
fpdc in fpdc; 2 dc in next dc; dc in next dc; fpdc in fpdc; 2 dc in next dc; dc in next dc;
* fpdc in fpdc; dc in next 2 dc * repeat from * to * seven times, to last fpdc;
sl stl to top of be ch-2

Round 7: with White/AC: ch 2; dc in next 2 dc; fpdc in fpdc; dc in next 3 dc;
* fpdc in fpdc; dc in next 2 dc * repeat * to * seven times;
fpdc in fpdc; dc in next 3 dc; fpdc in fpdc; dc in next 3 dc
* fpdc in fpdc; dc in next 2 dc * repeat * to * seven times to last fpdc;
sl st to top of beg ch-2

Repeat Round 7 seven times; colour sequence: Teal-MC; White/AC; Teal-MC; Teal-MC; Teal/MC; White/AC; Teal-MC; go to Finishing Rounds **

** Size Medium:
Round 6 (an increase round):
with Teal/MC: ch 2; dc in same st; dc in next dc
* fpdc in fpdc; 2 dc in next dc; dc in next dc * repeat from * to * to last fpdc; sl st to top beg ch-2

Round 7: with White/AC: ch 2; fpdc in next dc; dc in next dc
* fpdc in fpdc; dc in next dc; fpdc in next dc; dc in next dc;* repeat from * to * to last fpdc; sl st to top beg ch-2

Repeat Round 7 eight times; colour sequence: Teal-MC; White/AC; Teal-MC; Teal-MC; Teal/MC; White/AC; Teal-MC; White/AC; go to Finishing Rounds **

** Size Adult/Large:
Round 8 (increase round): with Teal/MC: ch 2; dc in same st; fpdc in fpdc; 2 dc in next dc;
* fpdc in fpdc; dc in next dc; fpdc in fpdc; dc in next dc; * repeat from * to * eight times;
fpdc in fpdc; 2 dc in next dc; fpdc in fpdc; 2 dc in next dc;
* fpdc in fpdc; dc in next dc; fpdc in fpdc; dc in next dc * repeat from * to * eight times, to last fpdc;
sl st to top of beg ch-2

Round 9: with White/AC: ch 2; dc in next dc; fpdc in fpdc; dc in next 2 dc;
* fpdc in fpdc; dc in next 2 dc; fpdc in fpdc; dc in next 2 dc * repeat from * to * eight times
fpdc in fpdc; dc in next 2 dc; fpdc in fpdc; 2 dc in next 2 dc;
* fpdc in fpdc; dc in next 2 dc; fpdc in fpdc; dc in next 2 dc; * repeat from * to * eight times
sl st to top of beg ch-2

Repeat Round 9 ten times; colour sequence: Teal-MC; White/AC; Teal-MC; Teal-MC; Teal/MC; White/AC; Teal-MC; White/AC; Teal-MC; go to Finishing Rounds **

Finishing rounds (for all sizes): ** IF you are a tight crocheter, change to a bigger hook or dc in Rounds 1 and 2 instead. This will give more stretch, while still fitting snugly **
Round 1: with Teal-MC: sc loosely evenly around; sl st to beg sc;
Round 2: sc in sc; sl st to beg sc;
Round 3: with White/Accent Colour: sl st loosely around; sl st to beg sl st; fasten off; weave in ends.

It is important for the finishing rounds to be crocheted loose (but not too loose); this is to make sure that the bottom can stretch.

Notes/Tips:
-You can change yarn colour any number of times; change every row, or every two rows, or when you feel like it;
-if the top does not seem to curve down soon enough for a beanie shape, then dc all around for one round; then continue pattern in the next round;
-the finished length comes out to just below the ears; if you want a longer hat length, then continue in pattern for two more rows before going to Finishing Rounds;
-for a more slouchy style, repeat the increase rounds (4 or 6 or 8) twice, then continue in pattern; I will be experimenting with this and post pictures when done, but I think that will work. If you do try it, please let me know, or post pics to the Facebook or Ravelry page.

If something is wrong with the pattern or does not work for you, let me know. I’ll try to figure it out, and correct the pattern as needed.

Comments/suggestions/improvements to the pattern and design are welcomed.

You are welcome to use the pattern design for your own charity work; please post a link back to the site page and credit NYC-HHI for the pattern.

And remember … If it doesn’t come out exactly as in the instructions, don’t worry … any hat you make will find a head.

Thanks for your help and support.

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