Wyddfa Hat by Rhian Drinkwater
If you’d like to join Inside Crochet and Hand Knitting UK in support of St Andrews Motor Company's ‘Huddersfield to Ukraine, Humanitarian Aid’ project, please feel free to use this beanie pattern. The organisation requests that donated beanie hats are crocheted or knitted in any warm yarn but must only be dark shades such as charcoal grey, navy, khaki, dark brown or black to ensure soldiers remain inconspicuous on the front line. You can use any aran-weigh superwash yarn for this pattern. Please post your handmade items to: St Andrew’s Motor Company, 273 Leeds Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 6NS.
Debbie Bliss Falkland Aran, 100% wool, 100g/180m/197yds
Shade: Camel 05 x 1 skein
Unfortunately the Debbie Bliss yarn originally used for this design has been discontinued, but any aran-weight superwash wool would work well here.
Work 16.5 sts and 12 rows in V-st/dc pattern to measure 10 x 10cm/4 x 4in using 5mm hook, or size required to obtain tension.
Finished hat is approximately 43cm/17in in circumference unstretched, to fit average size woman’s head 48–53cm/19–21in.
Brim measures 5.5cm/2¼in.
Hat measures 17cm/6¾in from top of brim to tip of hat, after finishing.
Rhian is a crochet and knitting designer and the editor of Inside Crochet. She likes practical projects that fit into your wardrobe, and tries to design garments and accessories that can be worn every day.
With 5mm hook, 12ch.
Row 1: 1dc into second ch from hook (missed ch does not count as st), dc to end, turn – 11dc.
Row 2: 1ch (does not count as st throughout), 11dcblo, turn – 11dc.
Repeat Row 2 until Brim measures approximately 41cm/16in unstretched, to fit around head when slightly stretched – 72 rows.
Dc two short ends together, then 1ch, dc around long edge working 1dc in each row end – 72 sts.
Rnd 1: 3ch (counts as 1tr here and throughout), 1tr in same st, *miss 1dc, 2tr in next st; rep from * around, sl st to third of 3ch to join – 72tr.
Rnd 2: 1ch, dc in each st around, sl st to 1ch to join.
Rep Rnds 1 & 2 until hat measures approximately 17.5cm/7in from brim, or until desired length, then work Rnd 1 once more.
Next Rnd: 1ch, dc in next st, dc2tog around, sl st to 1ch to join – 37 sts.
Fasten off and cut yarn leaving a long end. Thread this through final rnd and draw tight, then work a couple of sts across the top if necessary to close hole.
Weave in ends.
Designer: Rhian Drinkwater