Plaited Hat


Braided strips of foundation double crochet form the foundation of this hat, worked from the braided edge to the crown. Explore your own favorite color combinations in this quick, clever project.

Designer Jennifer Crowley

Finished Size 14 (16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24)” head circumference to fit child’s XS (S, M, L, XL, adult S, M, L, XL). Sample shown in 22″. Hat is meant to be worn with 1-2″ negative ease.

Yarn South West Trading Company Therapi (50% fine wool, 30% Bowlder (Jadeite) fiber, 20% silk; 109 yd [100 m]/ 13/4 oz [50g]): #527 tan, 2 balls; #543 orange, 1 ball; #555 teal, 1 ball; #552 medium purple, 1 ball; #541 light purple, 1 ball; #535 dark purple, 1 ball.

Hook Size G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook sizes if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions Pins to hold end of braid together; yarn needle.

Gauge 15 sts and 81/2 rows = 4″ in dc


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