I just finished another project with coordinating yarns of different colors and weights!
For this hat, I used three different Alpaca Yarn Company yarns, available online or here at the farm. The yarns I used were Snuggle in Seafoam, Swizzle in Peacock , and Paca de Seda in Black.
As I’m crocheting, I usually try the hat on periodically to be sure it is fitting. We all crochet at different tensions. Switching back and forth from one weight yarn to another can cause a hat to end up too big or too small, if you stick to the pattern exactly. So, use the pattern as your guide, stay flexible, and add or subtract double crochets as needed.
If you would feel better measuring as you go, keep in mind that knitted or crocheted hats should be made about 1- 1 1/2″ smaller around than the head circumference, as the hats should stretch and sizes are not an exact science!
To find out the correct way to measure your head, click Standard Body Measurements/Sizing.
The pattern follows. If you decide to use different yarns, feel free to alternate as desired!
Loving Georgia Lee Tyler
by Christine Marie Way Tyler & John Wesley Tyler
Hook – G if you crochet loose, H if you crochet tight.
— CH 2 always counts as 1 DC. (or CH 3, which ever you usually like to use)
CH 4 or 5 (which ever you usually like to use to make a ring). SL ST in first ST to form a ring.
Round 1 – CH 2, 11 DC in ring. SL ST in top of CH 2. (12 DC)
Round 2 – CH 2, DC in the same ST. 2 DC in each ST around. SL ST in top of CH 2. (24 DC)
Round 3 – CH 2, *2 DC in next ST, DC in next ST*; Repeat around. SL ST in top of CH 2. (36 DC)
Round 4 – CH 2, DC in next ST. *2 DC in next ST, DC in next 2 ST*; Repeat around. SL ST in top of CH 2. (48 DC)
Round 5 – CH 2, DC in next 2 ST. *2 DC in next ST, DC in next 3 ST*; Repeat around. SL ST in top of CH 2. (60 DC)
If making child sized cap use fewer “2 DC in next ST” in this round or skip this round.
If making large adult cap repeat this round, or just add a few “2 DC” in another round of DC.
If making cap with 3 ply yarn for adult sized cap, add more rounds of increases.
Round 6 – *CH 2, skip 1 DC, SC in next DC*; Repeat around. SL ST in top of CH 2.
Round 7 – SL ST into CH, CH 2, DC in same CH 2 space, *2 DC in each CH 2 space around*. SL ST in top of CH 2.
Round 8 – CH 2, skip the first 2 DC, SC in space between 2ND & 3RD DC, *CH 2, skip 2 DC, SC in space between DC’S of previous round*; Repeat around. SL ST in top of CH 2.
Repeat rounds 7 & 8 until cap is the length that you want, ending with either round. Finish off.
Alternate ending round – CH 1 & either SC OR HDC around. SL ST in top of CH 1. Finish off.
One skein of each of the yarns mentioned was enough to do both a Hat and a pair of Texting Mittens!