Note: The holes in this hat may seem a tad large (therefore, showing some scalp) unless a fluffy type of yarn is used.
Beginning at top with main color, ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in ring. Join with a sl st in top of ch 3. Turn.
Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each dc around - 24 dc. Join. Turn each round.
Round 3: Ch 3 (dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) 12 times - 36 dc.
Tip: I make Row 4, twice, to make a larger hat.
Round 4: Ch 3 (dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc) 12 times - 48 dc.
Rounds 5-12: Ch 3, dc in each dc around. Drop main color. Work the next 3 rows with contrasting colors for striped pattern.
Quick Tip: I often keep using the same color.
Round 13: With first contrasting color, sc in each st around.
Round 14: With second contrasting color, sc in each st around.
Round 15: With third contrasting color, sc in each st around.
Round 16: With main color, dc in each st around. Join and end off. Fold last 5 rows to right side for cuff.
While the holes in this hat can be a bit large it is still a very comfortable and warm hat. It is perfect for a walk outside on a chilly day to the local market or to visit a Dentist South Jersey for a cleaning and check up. You never know, you may impress some other Dentist South Jersey patients with your hat and inspire them to make one of their own.