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This hat uses the same pattern as the candy cane (red & white) hat 4
· 6 mm crochet hook or J hook
· loops & threads® impeccable™ yarn White & red heart® super saver® yarn, solid Blue
Skip first chain and Half Double crochet stitch in the 2nd chain from hook, then down the row into each stitch. At the end of the row turn toward body, then double half crochet into Back loop of 3rd stitch, then in each back stitch down the row, 45 stitches.
At the end of the row Chain two and turn work over towards body.
Half Double crochet stitch in 3rd chain in the back stitch down the row.
After doing two rows of each color hook in next color (without fastening off & cutting string) and continue to change color ever two rows until you have 40 total rows (10 changes of color, each with 2 rows of the same color), or measures about 15-16 inches to fit around head when stretched. Be sure to end on the opposite color as the first row.
When complete, slip stitch together. Make sure the side you want on the outer side of the hat is folded in while slip stitching. Then weave in the end where you changed the yarn colors and cinch in for the top of the hat.