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This free crochet pattern is called the Denim Blues Hat and it features the Linked Double Crochet Stitch stitch as well as some very pretty yarn.
The hat is very easy and fast to make. I believe that even a beginner should have no problems crocheting this gorgeous Denim Blues Hat.
To make it easier, I even created a full tutorial on how to crochet the Linked Double Crochet Stitch. It shows how to crochet it in the round and in rows.
Furthermore, I tried to provide even more help, by make this pattern as easy as possible, by not adding any slip stitches during the Linked Double Crochet Stitch stitch part of the pattern. Which means it is made with continues rounds where a simple stitch marker is all you will need.
I truly believe that the easier, but more elegant a pattern is the more it is loved. And believe me, I do love the Linked Double Crochet Stitch. It makes the pattern look like Tunisian Simple Crochet, but also just like normal Single Crochet stitches with just horizontal bars in between.
Furthermore, I would like to mention that I got the idea for the Denim Blues Hat from a follower of mine who asked me last weekend whether I could create a pattern for her using the Linked Double Crochet Stitch. Well, I started right away because she hit my creative vine. Haha
Interested in the same awesome crochet hook displayed on the pictures? Get it HERE! I sure love mine!
In addition, I had just gone to Hobby Lobby and found the Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek in Denim Blues which in my opinion seemed perfect for this pattern. I also had picked up some I love this Yarn in the color royal which I used for the ribbed brim.
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So let me now get started and tell you what you will need in order to crochet the Denim Blues Hat using the Linked Double Crochet Stitch.
How to crochet the Denim Blues Hat
Stitches used (US terms):
Click HERE to learn these basic stitches
- dc = double crochet
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- blo = back loop only
- sl st = slip stitch
- LDC = Linked Double Crochet
3 LDC x 2 round = 1 square inch
8.5 in height (no pom-pom) x 8.5 in diameter inches
In order to adjust the pattern for another size than the adult version below, please click HERE to learn how to.
Start with the color royal.
Row 1: starting with the 2nd ch from the hook 1 sc in each ch (7 sts), ch 1, turn
Row 2 – 50: 1 sc in blo in each st (7 sts), ch 1, turn
Fold the long rectangle in half and sl st the first and last row together to create a circle. Flip it right side out (sl st on wrong side).
Fasten off and weave in the end.
Attach the color denim blues
You will now work in continues rounds, so be sure to use a stitch marker.
Round 1: Ch 3, 1 LDC evenly all around (50 sts)
Round 2 – 15: 1 LDC in each st.
Fasten off and cut a long piece of yarn end for closing the hat opening.
Weave the end in and out all around the last round.
Then pull the yarn end which closed the hole.
Weave in the end. Feel free to use the yarn end to attach a faux fur pom-pom like me. You can also make a pom-pom using the royal yarn using a pom-pom maker.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
You are now done and can wear your new Denim Blues Hat. Be sure to share the link to this very nice pattern on social media. Thank you!