Chain Hat by Svetlana Kochkina

Chain Hat

November 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
4.0 mm (G)
361 - 377 yards (330 - 345 m)
For 56-58 cm head circumference. Provided calculations for other sizes
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The pattern contains step-by-step photos of work progress, video tutorials and diagrams. Please note, that subtitles in the videos are provided in Russian language only.

Skill level: Intermediate.


• 150 gr of Fibranatura Dona* yarn (100% merino wool) 115 m in 50 gr,
• crochet hook 4 mm (or another hook size to obtain gauge),
• stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors.

Yarn substitution: Alize Merino Royal, BBB Premiere, Lana Gatto super soft, Drops Merino Extra fine, YarnArt Merino deluxe, Cortina, Schachenmayr Merino Extrafine, etc. It’s better to use 100% merino yarn with a high twist in ply.


To make the hat the following crochet skills are required:
• Chain (ch),
• Slip Stitch (slst),
• Half double crochet (hdc).

Video tutorials for:
• Yarn over slip stitch (yoslst),
• Extended row (+),
• Stitches worked through the front bar (fb),
• Winding around (WA) and other.


The pattern provides calculation and description of work for a hat to fit 56-58 cm head circumference. You can easily adjust your yarn and gauge for the desired size following the instructions of calculation in the relevant section of the pattern.
You can make 2 variants of the hat - with or without folded cuff - following this pattern.

The hat is made in one piece using turning rows, starting from the side. The final piece is of the rectangular shape with a narrowing at one end (at the top of the hat). You shall gradually work on the hat’s wedges without breaking thread. At the end you will sew the starting and the final rows using both crochet hook and tapestry needle.