Who doesn’t love the drama of a great hat? It is the finishing touch to an outfit. The proverbial “cherry on top.” Each hat we wear makes a statement. Why not make that statement with a fun Houndstooth Stocking Hat this year? Picture everyone in their holiday pajamas and each head capped with one of these great pieces! I see next year’s Christmas card just waiting to be made with that scene in mind! A comfy cap that is sure to please everyone. Warm, fun, whimsical, and perfect for the whole family! This hat is a “Done in a Day” easy project. Add a yarn or faux fur pom to complete this look!!
Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this hat:
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-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-You will need less than 200 yards of yarn for this hat and will fit an ADULT.
-This hat measures 22 inches around the head and 20 inches long.
–View this blog (about halfway down the page) for other sizes so you can make other sizes of this design!
-Since you will be using 2 colors of yarn, trail up your yarn throughout the pattern instead of cutting it every row. It will eliminate the step of sewing in a bunch of ends. (See video tutorial on how to do this)
YO: Yarn Over
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.
With Black, Ch 4, Sl st to first ch to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch 1, [SC, DC] 4 times in ring, sl st to first SC, change color to white. (8)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, DC in 1st st, *SC in next st, DC in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first DC, Change color to black. (8)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, [SC, DC, SC] in first st, *DC in next st, SC in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC, change color to white. (10)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, DC first st, *SC in next st, DC in next st, Repeat from * around ending with SC in last st, sl st to first DC, change color to black. (10)
Rnds 5-26: Repeat Rounds 3 and 4 until you have 32 sts (end with a repeat of row 4) Change color to black after row 26
Rnd 27: Ch 1, [SC, DC, SC] in first st, *DC in next st, SC in next st, DC in next st, SC in next st, DC in next st, [SC, DC, SC] in next st, repeat from * around, ending with SC in 2nd to last st, DC in last st, sl st to first SC, change color to white (42)
Rnd 28: With White, Repeat Rnd 4
If you are making an infant sized hat, go onto instructions for round 33
Rnd 29: Ch 1, [SC, DC, SC] in first st, *[DC in next st, SC in next st] 3 times, DC in next st, [SC, DC, SC] in next st, repeat from * around, ending with DC in 3rd to last st, SC in 2nd to last st, DC in last st, Sl st to first SC, change color to white. (52)
Rnd 30: with White, Repeat Rnd 4
If you are making a toddler/small child size hat, go onto instructions for round 33
Rnd 31: Ch 1, [SC, DC, SC] in first st, *[DC in next st, SC in next st] 5 times, DC in next st, [SC, DC, SC] in next st, repeat from * around, ending with DC in last st, Sl st to first SC, change color to white. (62)
Rnd 32: With White, Repeat Round 4
Rnd 33: Ch 1, SC in first st, DC in next, *SC in next st, DC in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC, change color to white.
Rnd 34: Ch 1, DC in first st, SC in next st, *DC in next st, SC in next st, Repeat from * around, sl st to first DC, change color to black.
Rnds 35-46: Repeat Rounds 33 and 34, end with a repeat of Rnd 34
You can continue to make this as long as you want, when you are satisfied with length, go onto the brim
Rnd 47: With black, Ch up 1, DC in each st around, sl st to first DC.
Rnd 48: Ch 1, FPDC on first st, *BPDC on next st, FPDC on next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first FPDC.
Rnds 49-51: Repeat Rnd 48.
Sew in all loose ends, and attach large pom to add on the end! (Get the pom I used here!)
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The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Red Heart Yarns