What you need:
Size J 6.00MM hook
Medium Weight Yarn (I used Redheart Super Saver in heather grey and cherry red)
Darning needle (for waving in ends)
Abbreviations: St – Stitch Ch – Chain Sc – Single crochet Hdc – half double crochet Dc – double crochet Dc2tog – Double Crochet Decrease BLO – Back Loops Only Sl st – Slip Stitch Sk – Skip
Gauge: 7 sts = 2″
Ribbed Band: Ch 6. 1. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc 4. Turn. (5 sts) 2. – 35. Ch 2. Hdc in same st. Hdc 3 in BLO. Hdc in last st, going through both loops. Turn. (5 sts) Fold your piece in half, and sl st up the short side, forming a ribbed band. Fold over so your seam is on the inside. Continue on to the body without tying off.
Work row 1 across the top of the band, spaced as evenly as possible. 1. Ch 1. Sc in same space. Sc 66 around the top of the band. oin with sl st. 2. Join 2nd color. Ch 1. Dc 4 in same st. Ch 1. Sk 5 sts. *Dc 4 in next st. Ch 1. Sk 5 sts* work 10 times. Join with a sl st with first dc. (55 sts) 3. Bring up 1st color. *Ch 2 (ch 2 counts as 2 sts). Sc in middle st of dc shell. Ch 2. Work a 3-dc cluster in 3rd sk st from the previous round.* work 11 times. Join with sl st with first ch. (66 sts) 4. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc in each st around. Join with sl st. (66 sts) 5. Sl st 5. Bring up 2nd color. Ch 1. Dc 4 in same st. Ch 1, sk 5 sts. *Dc 4 in next st. Ch 1, sk 5 sts* work 10 times. Join with a sl st with first dc. (55 sts) Tie off. 6. Join 1st color in the 1st dc of the shell before the join. *Ch 2. Sc in middle sp of shell. ch 2, work a 3-dc cluster in 3rd sk st from the previous round* work 11 times. Join with sl st. (66 sts). 7. Work row 4. 8. Join 2th color. Work row 2. 9. Join 1st color. Work row 3. 10. Work row 4. 11. Work row 5, joining 2nd. 12. Join 1st color. Work row 3. 13. Ch 2. Dc in same st. Dc in each st around. Join with sl st. (66 sts) 14. Ch 2. Dc in same st. Dc2tog. *Dc, dc2tog* work 21 times. Join with sl st. (44 sts) 15. Ch 2. Dc2tog 22 times. Join with sl st. (22 sts). Tie off. To close the hat, sew a loose running stitch around the top of the hat and cinch closed.
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