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New year, new house, new hat!

We flung ourselves into the new year with a huge move from our home of 3 years in Sicily, Italy, to Evans, GA! Quite a culture change for sure, but we are absolutely loving the area and being back home near family!

Being the crazy people that we are, we went through the home building process while still living in Sicily! With help from amazing family members and a fantastic realtor everything came together to make us homeowners! We were able to move in right away after flying into Atlanta (and a two hour drive 🀣). I still cannot believe this is our house!

It has been super cold here! We are just north enough to have missed on the epic southeast snow storm. No snow here, but we’ve had some biting wind. The boys have been taking turns running fevers the past two weeks and I’ve been doing what I can to keep them warm in the weather. Which means I’ve been making hats!

Look at this goofball! He would not even try it on for me until his sister did. Works like a charm every time πŸ˜‰ This hat is super quick to work up! For me it took about 1.5 hours using worsted weight yarn and a 5.5mm hook. One of the best things about this pattern is that you can use any size hook and any yarn! As long as you have a measuring tape and follow a Hat sizing chart , you can’t go wrong!

Materials Hook- any size

Yarn- any size/weight

Tapestry needle

Scissors

Notes Ch2 does not count as a stitch, hat is worked in rows of BLO (back loop only), first and last dc will be worked into both loops (this leaves a cleaner edge)

Row 1: To begin chain any number of st to get to the hat height of the size you are working towards + at least one or more inches for the brim. In my example I am making a newborn sized hat. So I chain up to 6 inches (4 inch height +2 for brim)

Dc in the 3rd ch from hook and then across, ch2 and turn

Row 2: dc in first st, dc in blo across, dc in last st

Repeat row 2 until you reach your hat circumference size. For newborn I did 14inches Now fold your rectangle in half and seam up one side and the top. I simply slip stitched my way up the side and then across the top. Weave in ends and flip inside out so your seam doesn’t show.

Now for the ears! Thread your needle and going diagonally on one of the top corners, weave in and out and then weave back down. Pull thread tight and tie the two strands together to secure. Repeat on the other side. Fold up bottom to create a brim. There you have it! A super simple and cute hat to warm you and your love ones up this winter. Make it in any size, with any hook/yarn, and bear-ly any time! πŸ™Œ

❀️ Lauren

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