Brenn Hat by Joanne Scrace

Brenn Hat

Crochet
September 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in v-st
3.5 mm (E)
5.0 mm (H)
200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
S(M, L)
UK

This classic slouchy beany is a great look for so many face shapes. Simple stitches with a nice pop of colour make the Brenn hat a modern classic. Surface crochet is a lovely technique and this hat is a great way to try it out as the stitches give an easy to work into framework for nice even embellishment. This DK weight hat works up super quickly, perfect to grab your hook as wardrobe needs arise: New coat? Matching hat, voilà!

Brenn forms part of the book Everyday Wearables - a collection of eight wardrobe staples with comprehensive instructions and many photo tutorials to help you make garments that fit and flatter.

Pattern is written in standard UK crochet terminology with US translations provided in the abbreviations.

Size
S(M, L)
To fit head circumference: 18(21, 24)in
Finished circumference at brim: 17(20, 23)in
Materials
1 50g skein Coop Knits Socks Yeah! DK (DK weight, 75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon, 112m/122yds/50g) in Moselle (Col A)
1(1, 2) 50g skein Coop Knits Socks Yeah! DK (DK weight, 75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon, 112m/122yds/50g) in Sphene (Col B)
3.5mm hook (US E/4) hook
5mm hook (US H/8) hook

Tension
7 sts and 12 rows in V-st to 10cm/4in using 5mm hook (or size needed to obtain tension)

Difficulty Rating
Easy

Skills Needed
Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, working in rounds without turning, missing stitches, working in back loops only, surface crochet.

Construction
Brim is worked in rows then joined, body and crown of hat worked in rows without turning, decoration added with surface crochet.