I love hats. There’s just something about a hat that can change a whole outfit – or hide a bad hair day!! Plus they work up pretty quickly, especially when you use a super bulky yarn like I did with this Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick. I was working on a ton of new hat projects and needed a quick gift so I created this one. You could even make the Thick & Quick Scarf to match. 🙂
I love the way this turned out. My favorite color (any shade of turquoise/teal) and one of my favorite yarns! I don’t usually make a gathered top for a hat but this one called for it. I’m glad I did because I like the way it feels and looks when I have it on. I didn’t end up giving this one away so I am going to be wearing it myself if it ever gets cold here again. (It’s been in the 60’s for a couple of weeks and no really cold days in the near future!) My hats and scarves are feeling pretty neglected…
Thick & Quick Hat
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick: 1 skein Peacock
Hook: L/11 (8.0mm)
Gauge: 8 sts and 5 rows = 4″ in dc
Finished Size: Approximately 20″ circumference and 8 1/2″ tall
Double Crochet (dc)
Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Ch 42. Join with slip st, being careful not to twist.
Round 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch; join – 40 sts.
Round 2: Ch 3, *bpdc, fpdc; repeat from * to last st, bpdc; join.
Round 3: Ch 3, dc blo in each st; join.
Rounds 4-7: Ch 3, dc in each st; join.
Round 8: Ch 3, dc 4, dc2tog, *dc 5, dc2tog; repeat from *; join – 36 sts.
Round 9: Ch 3, dc 3, dc2tog, *dc 4, dc2tog; repeat from *; join – 30 sts.
Round 10: Ch 3, dc 2, dc2tog, *dc 3, dc2tog; repeat from *; join – 24 sts.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through remaining 24 sts and pull tightly to close.
Weave in ends.
Ten rounds! That’s it! Told you this was a quick crochet project. 😉
What’s your favorite thing to make with super bulky yarns? Leave a comment below!
Do you know the actual weight of this yarn (i.e., 5/6/7)? As I have some I’d like to use up. Thank you.
Hi Sue! This yarn is a Super Bulky, size 6 🙂
Approx. how many yards of yarn does this hat take? Would 1 skein of Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn be enough?
1 skein of Hometown USA should be enough. I did mine with 1 skein of Thick & Quick and it did not take the whole skein. 🙂
Do you have any tutorials of the Thick and Quick Hat (you made it in Peacock color.)
I don’t yet but I’m working my way through my library of patterns without tutorials. 🙂
Can you use any 6 yarn for this hat
Yes! Any bulky weight yarn should work for this – just make sure you get the same gauge. 🙂
If I’m understanding this correctly you join each round as you go?
Yes, you will join each round with a slip stitch. 🙂
Hi, I chain 42, it’s not twisted, and start my dc. By the time I get to my last dc, it is twisted. I’m a beginner and have restarted this hat 4 times. It always twist! What am I doing wrong? Hope you can help me!! 😀
Hi Debbie! When this happens to me I usually make the first round flat and then join it (you can connect the bottom with the tail end). For a dc, you would need to add 2 ch to the beginning chain and dc in the 3rd ch from the hook (these 3 chains will count as a dc). Once you’re done with the row, join to the first dc with a slip st. I usually go ahead and close the bottom with the tail before I move on because it bothers me. Then just follow the pattern as written. 🙂
Oh, so you don’t slip stich the chain but wait until you have the dc row finished. That does make sense, I will try that, thank you!!!
I only use this if I have problems with my starting chain, but it works! 🙂
That worked perfectly! I think the hat is going to be too big for me. Can I remove one of the rows, 4-7 to make it smaller in length?
You can, just make sure it is a row that doesn’t have any decreases so you end up with the proper shaping at the top. 🙂