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There is something really peaceful about the forest in the Wintertime. Maybe it’s because many of the birds have taken off to warmer climates, maybe it’s because the freshly fallen snow provides an insulating blanket, or maybe it’s because of the absence of leaves rustling in the breeze – whatever the reason, it’s quieter. I love it.

As long as the snow isn’t too deep and the wind too bitterly cold it can be a great place to go in the winter. The kids love to look for deer and rabbit tracks (they get even more excited if they find some droppings to go along with them!). The dog loves to bury his nose in the snow and follow the most interesting scent trail. And I just like to breathe in the crisp air, and enjoy the woody colour tones and textures against the white freshly fallen snow.

This is the setting in which these hats and the triangle scarf was designed.

You’ll find below the patterns for the Messy Bun Hat with a Beanie option. A Slouch option will be posted in a separate post soon, but I will try to also link it back here. If you would like to check out the At the Woods Triangle Scarf Pattern you can follow the link here:

You’ll love these hats! They are designed to be seamless, and if you know how to chain, do a single crochet and a half double crochet, you’ll be able to make these hats! You’ll only need one Caron Tea Cake or about 200 yards of your favourite super bulky weight yarn, and an 8 mm crochet hook.

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Skill Level: Easy

Gauge: 10 sc x 8 rows = 4 inches

Finished Size (Not including Pompom): 8 inches tall, 19 inches at bottom opening.

Yarn: 1 Caron Tea Cake by Yarnspirations™ (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; 8.5 oz, 240 g; Approx 204 yds, 186 m). Super Bulky (6). Colour: English Breakfast.

**alternative yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky by Yarnspirations™.  About 200 yards. (%100 Acrylic)

Hook: Size L (8 mm) Hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Yarn Needle, stitch marker.

Stitches and Abbreviations:

Ch – Chain

Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Hdc2tog – Half double Crochet two together (yo, insert hook in st indicated and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook). Yo insert hook in next st and draw up a loop (5 loops on hook). Yo and pull through all five loops on hook. Hdc2tog made.

Dc – double crochet

Rpt – Repeat

Sc – Single Crochet

Sk – Skip

Sl st – Slip stitch

Yo – Yarn over

Pattern Notes:

– This pattern includes the instructions for both the At the Woods Messy Bun Hat and Beanie

– Pattern is written in American English terms.

– Pattern is worked in continuous rounds, except for the brim (You do not join at the end of each round) and worked from the bottom up.

– Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as sc or hdc.

– Weave in ends as needed.


Hat Brim (worked in rows):

Ch 6.

Row 1: 1 sc in the second ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (5 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, working in the back loop only, sc in each sc across. Turn. (5 sts)

Rows 3-36: Repeat row 2 for 34 more rows. Do not turn, do not fasten off.

Now you are going to sew the two ends of your brim together. Being careful not to twist, holding both ends of the brim together and working through both thickness, place in sc across (5 sts). Do not fasten off.

Turn work so that you are now working around the edge of the brim of the hat. Please continue as follows, working in rounds:

Rnd 1: With right side facing, hdc 42 evenly around. Do not join. (42 sts)

Rnd 2: Now working in the 3rd loop, simply jump up to the first stitch of the next round (pull your yarn a little tighter to close the gap, mark this stitch), in the 3rd loop hdc in each st around. Do not Join. (42 sts)

Rnds 3-8 – Repeat rnd 2 remembering to move stitch marker up as work progresses.

Rnd 9: * Hdc 5, hdc2tog. Repeat from * round. (36 sts)

Rnd 10: * Hdc 4, hdc2tog. Repeat from * around. (30 sts)

Rnd 11: * Hdc 3, hdc2tog. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

Rnd 12: * hdc 2, hdc2tog. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

For Messy Bun hat only: Fasten off and weave in ends.

Beanie Hat:

Rnd 13: * hdc 1, hdc2tog. Repeat from * around. (12 sts)

Fasten off leaving a long tail. Sew top of hat closed. Weave in ends. Optional: Make and fasten pompom to the top.

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  1. Can you tell me what the Ks Kni

    1. RichTexturesCrochet says:

      Hi Karen, I took a look at the pattern you commented on and can’t seem to find what you are referring to? In other patterns I refer to the knit stitch (ks) which is also known as the waistcoat stitch.