BOYS (& Girls) Reversible and Grow-able Hat
This is a Very Easy Pattern.
Worsted Wt Yarn. I used Impeccable and then RedHeart and both worked.
Size J crochet Hook
I would say that this pattern fits a 4 or 5 year old and can grow into a 7 or 8 year old. I have it on my little mannequin head and it fits well. You could do the same pattern with a larger hook for a teen or adult and a smaller hook for a younger one. My friend Pat tested this for me and made the girl's version.
The Right Side of the work is for the smaller size.
NOTE#1: Adjust pattern in any way you wish. I made one that had alternating rows of hdc/sc for the first 8 rows and it made the hat smaller and warmer on the top. Feel free to post or use this pattern anywhere, even to selling the finished product.... except to claim it as your own.
Row 1: (RIGHT SIDE OF WORK) ch 3, 6 sc in 2nd ch. Join. Pull yarn tight.
Row 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in each sc around (14 hdc)
Row 3: ch 2, *2 hdc in first hdc, 1 hdc in next hdc* around. (21 hdc)
Row 4: ch 2, *2 hdc in first hdc, 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc* around.
Row 5: ch 2, *2 hdc in first hdc, 1 hdc in each of next 3 hdc* around. (35 hdc)
Continue increasing each row, using hdc, until you have 49 sts.
(should be 2 more rows)
Row 8: ch 2, hdc around, increasing 3 sts evenly space so that you end up with 52 sts.
Row 9-19: ch 2, hdc in each st around (52 sts)
Row 20: TURN WORK: ch 3, dc in back loop of each stitch around.
Row 21: ch 2, dc in each st around (NOT back loop). Join.
NOTE#2: You could also make this into a girls' hat by using "girly" colors and even adding a row after the two brim rows----: ch 1, sc in first st, skip 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, *skip 2 sts, sc in next st, skip 2 sts, 5 dc in next st*. Repeat ** around.
This is now a reversible, growable hat...as soon as you tuck or weave in the ends. Smile. When you turn the hat inside out it "grows".