I’ve been loving dyeing yarn over at Handmade Home Fibers and am so excited to show you all the things you can make with just one skein – like this easy Maui Hat!
Read a bunch more about my hand dyed yarn biz and the inspiration behind this hat below, or scroll on down for the free pattern.
Handmade Home Fibers
In case you haven’t already heard, my husband and I started hand dyeing our own yarn right in our kitchen! We spend months researching and practicing before launching the biz to the public last April and we’ve been having so much fun hanging together, dyeing a whole lot of yarn.
There are a lot of folks that see our yarns and think “that’s stunning, I want it! But I have no idea what to make… and I don’t want to invest $100+ into a hand dyed sweater or other large scale project.” I get emails like this all the time so I’m answering the question with a pattern!
Our shop is almost entirely made to order – so that means you can order the colorway you want on the base you want (I used Maui dyed on our Crocheter’s Base here), no waiting on me to dye up exactly what you want for a shop update!
SWEATER PATTERNS I LOVE (& you should too)
Being that I get lots of questions about things you can make with just one hank of our yarn, I wanted to make a beginner friendly hat that will showcase the beauty of Handmade Home Fibers’ unique colorways without a lot of fuss.
I used one of my favorite simple stitches, the griddle stitch for some easy texture that really showcases all the colors in this Maui colorway. This hat would be stunning with any of our colorways and I can’t wait to see what you guys choose!
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-1 skein Handmade Home Fibers yarn on CROCHETER’S BASE (Weight: 3/DK, Light – 3.5oz, 231 yds)
-Size H 5 mm hook or size needed to get guage
-Measuring tape or ruler
Abbreviations (US terms):
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
dc2tog – double crochet 2 together/decrease
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
t – turn
Infant, Toddler, Child, Youth, Adult women’s, Adult Men’s
Skill Level: Level 1 beginner
-This hat is made to fit sizes from Infant all the way to adult mens. Model is wearing adult women’s size (which I’ve bolded below in the pattern for easy reading since this is the most popular size.)
-Sizing listed in the pattern will be in Infant (Toddler, Child, Youth, Adult Women’s, Adult Men’s). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle/highlight all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
-Hat is made by first working the ribbed brim in a long strip of turned rows (which is turned up in these photos), joined to form a loop, and the body of the hat is worked up from the brim in continuous rounds, decreased at the top to cinch together with a pom pom added on top at the end.
-You will have enough yarn in 1 hank of Handmade Home Fibers yarn to make the entire hat and pom pom!
Crochet Maui Hat
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each st across (6)
Row 2: Ch 2, t, BLO Hdc in each Hdc across (6)
Rpt Row 2 until your strip measures 18 (19, 20, 21, 22, 24)” making sure to finish with an odd number of Rows.
Bring Row 1 to your last row without twisting the strip.
Sl st in each st across, working through each stitch in your last Row and the foundation Ch sts of Row 1
Body of Hat:
Ch 1, turn to work along rough edge of ribbed brim
Row 1: Sc in the edge of each Row all the way around, finishing with an odd number of stitches
Row 2: Sc, *Dc, Sc, Dc; rpt from * around
Row 3: Dc, *Sc, Dc, Sc; rpt from * around
Rpt Rows 2-3 until your hat measures 5 (5.25, 5.5, 5.75, 6, 7.5)” from Row 1 of Body of Hat.
Decrease the crown:
Row 1: Dc, Dc2tog in remaining sts around
Rpt Row 1 1 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4) more times.
Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.
Weave tail through sts of last row and pull to tighten. Weave ends.
Make a Pom Pom about 3″ in size using your favorite pom pom method (I use the Clover USA pom pom makers).
Leave long tails and sew over last row of your hat and weave ends.
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