Casual Combo Hat + free pattern

My Casual Combo Hat in tones of blue, pink and purple

This easy and casual hat pattern combines knitting and crocheting.

Finished measurements: Fits a head of around 54-58 cm comfortably, loose fit

Gauge for the knitted rib: approximately 14 stitches per 10 cm

the crochet gauge: approximately 12 double crochet stitches per 10 cm

Supplies

The Rigato yarn is made in Italy, 90 m/ 50 g

Yarn: 60g of Rigato yarn (90 m / 50 g ) from Wolle Rödel (color 014) or other yarn of similar weight to achieve the same gauge

Needles: Set of double pointed needles 6,00mm (US size 10), crochet hook 4,5 mm

A tapestry needle to weave in the loose ends,

4 stitch markers

My cast on. Next step is to start knitting the rib in the round.

Instructions

Cast on 68 stitches with the double pointed needles. Join for working in the round.

Work for 20 rows in the knit 2, purl 2 -ribbing.

Then bind off leaving only the last stitch.

Switch the double pointed needles into a crochet hook (4,5 mm) and start working into the same stitches using double crochet stitches. (68 stitches per round)

Crochet in continuous rounds in spirals. I recommend you to mark the first stitch of the round with a stitch marker.

From the fourth round up start making decreases evenly spaced at four points per round. For this I like to use three more stitch markers and place them evenly on every 17. stitch.

Always after making a decrease just move the stitch marker onto the new stitch you have just made and it will be easy to keep on track.

After seven rounds of making four decreases per round there are 40 stitches left.

Start making double crochet decreases on the same four points of the round for three rounds (there will be 16 stitches left)

Then for the final round make eight double crochet decreases and then break yarn.

With tail threaded on a tapestry needle, draw through remaining stitches and pull tight.

Fasten off on the wrong side.

I wear the hat with the ribbing folded up as a brim. I really like the loose fit of this casual hat.