In ribbing pattern, 18 sts = 4"
Beanie measures approximately 22" (23-1/2)" in circumference.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—9 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, working in front loops only, sc in each sc across, turn.
Repeat last row until piece measures 22 (23 1/2)" from
beginning. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Use tail to sew short
ends together to form band. Set aside.
Beginning at top of beanie, ch 87 (93); join with sl st in first ch to form a
ring, taking care not to twist ch.
Round 1: Ch 3 (dc, ch 2, sc) in same ch as joining sl st (counts as first
pattern repeat), *sk next 2 ch, (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch; repeat from
* around; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3—29 (31) pattern
Round 2: Sl st to first ch-sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-sp, (2 dc, ch 2, sc)
in each remaining ch-sp around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch.
Repeat last round until piece measures 11" from beginning.
Close Top of Hat: At top of hat, bring center front and center back of
beanie together. Join yarn with sc, inserting hook through center front
and center back (joining front and back at center). Pinch side edges to
the same center point and sc the edges together (by inserting hook
through both thicknesses and completing a sc). The top of the beanie
will now be in a star formation. Continue to pinch opposite edges and
sc them together until top of beanie is completely closed. Fasten off.
Attach Band: Using yarn needle, sew band to lower edge of beanie.
Sew buttons to band, if desired. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.
Ch(s) = Chain(s)
Dc = Double crochet
Sc = Single crochet
Sl st = Slip stitch