Quick as Lightning Hat

Materials:

80 yds of super bulky yarn (color a)

50 yds of super bulky yarn (color b)

Tapestry needle

8mm hook

 

Abbreviations:

fsc=foundation single crochet

ss=slip stitch

hdc=half double crochet

sc=single crochet

fphdc=front post half double crochet

fpdc=front post double crochet

fptc=front post treble crochet

hdc2tog=half double crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)

Size Note:  This pattern is to accommodate baby, child and adult/teen sizes. Counts for each size are in parentheses where applicable in the format (baby, child, adult/teen). Some rounds are only completed for some sizes. These directions are listed at the beginning of all affected rounds. All other counts should be followed as written.

Pattern:

-using color a-

Rnd 1:  (36, 42, 48)  fsc, join with ss. (36, 42, 48)

 

Rnd 2: ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, join with ss. (36, 42, 48)

 

Rnd 3-4 : FOR CHILD AND ADULT/TEEN SIZES ONLY, BABY SIZE SKIP TO RND 5, ch 1, *fphdc around next hdc, hdc in next hdc*, repeat *to* around, join with ss. (36, 42, 48)

 

Rnd 5: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join with ss. (36, 42, 48) SEE PICTURE BELOW

Rnd 6: *-using color a- ch 1, hdc, -change to color b- hdc in next 5 hdc* repeat *to* around, join with ss. (36, 42, 48) SEE PICTURE BELOW

Rnd 7: -using color b- ch 1, hdc around, join with ss. (36,42, 48) SEE PICTURE BELOW

Rnd 8:* -using color b- ch 1 hdc in next 5 hdc, -change to color a- fptc around the previous color a hdc of Rnd 6 (begin with 1st hdc of Rnd 6), skip next hdc of current rnd (Rnd 8)* repeat *to* around, join with ss. (36, 42, 48) SEE PICTURE BELOW

Rnd 9: -using color b- ch 1, hdc around, -change to color a-  join with ss. (36, 42, 48) SEE PICTURE BELOW

Rnd 10: *-using color a- fptc around next fptc from Rnd 8, skip next the next hdc of previous rnd (Rnd 9) -change to b- hdc in next 5 hdc of Rnd 9*, repeat *to* around, join with ss. (36, 42, 48) SEE PICTURE BELOW

Rnd 11-13: FOR BABY SIZE SKIP TO RND 15. FOR CHILD AND ADULT/TEEN SIZES repeat Rnds 7-9. (36, 42, 48) SEE PICTURES BELOW

Rnd 14: FOR CHILD AND ADULT/TEEN SIZES ONLY-using color a- ch 1 *fptc around next fptc from Rnd 12, skip next hdc if current rnd (Rnd 14) -using color b- hdc in next 3 hdc, hdc2tog* repeat *to* around, join with ss. (X, 35, 40) SEE PICTURE BELOW

Rnd 15: FOR CHILD AND ADULT/TEEN SIZES ONLY-using color b- ch 1,  *hdc in next 3 stitches, hdc2tog * repeat *to* around, join with ss. 

FOR BABY SIZE ONLY -using color b- ch 1,  *hdc in next stitch, hdc2tog * repeat *to* around, join with ss. (24, 28, 32)SEE PICTURE BELOW

Rnd 16: -using color b- ch 1, *hdc in next stitch, hdc2tog, -using color a- fpdc around previous fptc (beginning with 1st stitch) of Rnd 14, skip next hdc of current rnd (Rnd 8)* repeat *to* around, join with ss. (18, 21, 24) SEE PICTURE BELOW

Rnd 17: -using color b- ch 1, *hdc2tog, hdc* repeat around, join with ss. (12, 14, 16) SEE PICTURE BELOW

Rnd 18: CHILD AND ADULT/TEEN SIZES ONLY, BABY SIZE SKIP TO RND 19-using color a- ch 1 *fpdc around next fpdc of Rnd 16, skip next hdc of current rnd (Rnd 18), -using color b- hdc in next stitch* repeat *to* around, join with ss. (12, 14, 16) SEE PICTURE BELOW

Rnd 19: -using color a- fpdc around each fpdc around skipping all hdc, join with ss, FO leaving a long tail to pull center of crown closed. (6, 7, 8) SEE PICTURE BELOW

Finishing:

Weave in all ends. Finish with pompom if desired.

 

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