12 days of DIY crochet gift giving 2014: Day 1

Originally posted December 1, 20148:09 PM MST

free pattern
Acquanetta Ferguson
Tis the season to start crocheting those gifts for loved ones.
This hat pattern is something I’ve wanted to try for a while, and I have incorporated the stitch before in other patterns, but I decided to make a whole hat with the Wrapped SingleCrochet.
You may think, darn a whole hat with just single crochet? It is not that bad and this works up surprisingly fast and has a super nice texture. The hat is made from the bottom up and if you look at the stitch it closely resembles a knit purl stitch.
Using a self-striping yarn not only makes an interesting statement but you have less skeins to buy, so a win-win situation all around. For this project a skein and half was used.
This hat should take between 4-6 hours to complete depending on your skill level. Hat should fit 21-23” however since this is an easily adjustable pattern, you can make a custom fit by choosing your starting foundation chain any amount.
Pattern is written in US crochet terms. This pattern gives you PERMISSION TO SELL your finished items. It is appreciated if you credit the design to Acquanetta Ferguson and to list the pattern link.
Gauge:
7 wsc = 2”
7 rows = 2”
Materials:
Red Heart Boutique Treasure or any self-striping similar yarn
K hook
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Marker
Stitches used:
Wrapped Single Crochet – wsc
Special definition for the wsc: Insert hook into next st. Move your working yarn to the back of your work between the hook and the fabric. Complete single crochet normally, making sure to hold the yarn in place (the working yarn moved to the back of your work) while working your sc. Not sure on the directions?
Here is a nice YouTube visual to assist.
With K hook, FSC 70 stitches. Sl st to form a ring. Keep in mind you will not be using sl st after this first round and will just con’t around. No seam.
Round 1 Ch 1, then wsc around the hat. (70 wsc)
Round 2 Wsc around the hat. Make sure to use your stitch marker to keep an eye on your starting and ending rounds.
Con’t going around until the hat measures 10” from bottom to top. Close the top using whatever method you use, but this is the method I used to close mine: How to close the top of a hat.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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