Flash Hats

One basic hat recipe morphs into three styles suitable for the whole family. Worked from the top down, these crochet hats are punctuated with neon stripes. Variations include a ribbed brim, which can be turned up or left down, or earflaps and tassels. Or add the best pom-pom ever.

Designer: Victoria Hewerdine Thornton

Finished Size: 18″/kids (21″/women, 24″/men) head circumference. Samples are shown in each size.

Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Maxima (100% extrafine merino; 219 yd [200 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #M2552 foil (MC1); #M2145 coral (MC2); #M2020 spirulina (MC3); #M2060 highlighter (CC1); #M2341 acid (CC2); #M2431 helium (CC3), 1 skein each. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers.

Hook Sizes: G/6 (4 mm) and H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Yarn needle; cardboard and scissors to make pompoms and tassels.

Gauge: 20 sts and 12 rows = 5″ in dc with smaller hook.

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