You Will Need:
- 8mm Tunisian Crochet Hook
- Bulky (5) weight yarn
- Worsted (4) weight yarn
- Hair tie
- Yarn needle for weaving in the ends
Stitches and Abbreviations Used:
- ch - chain
- FwP - Forward Pass
- RetP - Return Pass
- ETSS - Extended Tunisian Simple Stitch
- yo - yarn over
- TKS - Tunisian Knit Stitch
- RevTKS - Reverse Tunisian Knit Stitch
- To adjust the size of the body of the hat, simply increase or decrease stitches by increasing or decreasing the number of chains in the foundation chain
- Instructions for crocheting around the hair tie.
Begin Body of the Hat:
FwP: Pull up 19 loops on your hook (20 loops total on the hook), ch1 between loops (see ETSS photo tutorial).
RetP: Ch 2, pull through two loops at a time until there is one loop left on the hook. Then, ch 1 to begin the next FwP. 20 ETSS, ch 2, and ch 1 worked.
Crochet around the hair tie. Repeat for 30 more rows.
At the end of row 31, turn the hat inside out, and slip stitch or sew the seam closed being sure to continue the work around the hair tie. Tie off.
Work the brim with the hat right side out with the worsted weight yarn. Attach yarn to the seam, and ch 5.
Pull up 5 loops on the hook through the chain, then pull a 6th loop up through the stitch on the bottom of hat that is closest to your hook. Then, yo, and pull through two loops on the hook at a time until there is one loop remaining on the hook, completed Tunisian foundation row.
When the last row has been worked and attached to the hat, turn the hat wrong side out again, and slip stitch the brim together in the same way that the hat's seam was created.
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