The Best Guy Hat Ever

This crocheted hat achieves amazing elasticity with rows of slip stitches in the back loop only. A great gift, this easy hat is sized for children, teens, and adults.

Designer: Brenda K. B. Anderson

Finished Size: 16 (18, 20)” head circumference to fit child (teen, adult); 7½ (8, 8¾)” from crown to brim. Small hat fits 16–18″, medium hat fits 18–21″, large hat fits 21–24″ in circumference.

Yarn: Plymouth Encore DK (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 150 yd [137 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #6002 (shown in 20″), #0914 (shown in 18″); 2 skeins for each size.

Hook Size: H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Yarn needle.

Gauge: 21 sts and 32 rows = 4″ in patt with size H hook.

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