Zipper Stitch Hat

Abbreviations:

fsc=foundation single crochet

ss=slip stitch

ch=chain

YO=yarn over

sc=single crochet

dc=double crochet

fpdc=front post double crochet

BLO=back loop only

dc2tog=double crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)

fpdc2tog=front post double crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)

fpdc3tog=front post double crochet 3 stitches together (special decrease for toddler size on Rnd 18)

modified dc2tog=YO and insert hook in next fpdc, YO and draw up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops, YO and insert hook around next dc, YO and draw up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops, YO and pull through 3 loops (decrease)

FO=fasten off

Materials:

5mm hook 

Tapestry needle

~150 yds total of worsted weight yarn scraps

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Size Note: This hat can be made to fit adults/teens, children, toddlers and babies. All adjustments are listed in parentheses when applicable in the format adult/teen (child, toddler, baby). All other directions should be followed as written.

 

Pattern:

Rnd 1: fsc 66 (60, 54, 48), join with ss.

Rnd 2: standing dc, dc in each stitch around, join with ss.

Rnd 3-4: standing dc, dc in next stitch, fpdc around next stitch, *dc in next 2 stitches, fpdc in next stitch,* repeat *to* around, join with ss. (FOR BABY AND TODDLER SIZES SKIP TO RND 5 AFTER RND 3)

Rnd 5: sc in each stitch around, join with ss. SEE PICTURE BELOW

Rnd 6: BLO standing dc, BLO dc in each stitch around, join with ss. SEE PICTURE BELOW

Rnd 7: standing dc in same stitch as join, fpdc around next stitch, *dc in next stitch, fpdc in next stitch,* repeat *to* around, join with ss. SEE PICTURE BELOW

Rnd 8: Join with standing dc to last stitch of previous row (or into any fpdc), fpdc around next stitch, *dc in next stitch, fpdc in next stitch,* repeat *to* around, join with ss. SEE PICTURE BELOW

Rnd 9-17 (stop at Rnd 14 for baby size, Rnd 15 for toddler size, Rnd 16 for child size): Repeat Rnds 8. SEE PICTURE BELOW

Rnd 17: in same stitch as join ch 2, fpdc, modified dc2tog around (modified dc2tog: YO and insert hook in next fpdc, YO and draw up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops, YO and insert hook around next dc, YO and draw up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops, YO and pull through 3 loops), join with ss to initial fpdc. SEE PICTURES BELOW

Rnd 18: standing dc in same stitch as join (or any fpdc), fpdc2tog, *dc in next stitch, fpdc2tog, (fpdc around last fpdc for baby size, fpdc3tog around last 3 stitches for toddler size)* repeat *to*, join with ss. 

 

Rnd 19: ch 2 joining to any fpdc, *fpdc around next fpdc, skip next dc*, repeat *to* around, join with ss to 2ND FPDC (skip 1st fpdc, this will help hide the starting ch), FO. Sew center hole closed using the tail. PICTURE BELOW

Weave in all ends. 

 

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