Happy New Year Hat by Claire Burkum

Happy New Year Hat

Crochet
January 2020
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
6.5 mm (K)
100 - 200 yards (91 - 183 m)
Adult Large
US
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I made this hat in two nights, and finished before midnight on New Year’s Eve. Hence the name! Probably took about 2 - 3 hours all together. I love the contrast between the black & the colorful stripes. I just kind of winged this one…I’ve made a zillion beanies using a standard beanie pattern with double crochet, but wasn’t totally sure about spacing out the clusters in this one. Somehow it actually worked out!

I did not use the full skein of either type of yarn, (only bought 1 skein of each) and probably could make 2 more hats with them. I was a bit vague with the yardage for that reason.

I didn’t do a gauge swatch. I probably will… at some point… or at least measure how many clusters in a 4X4….

Materials:
1 skein Lion brand Color Made Easy (black) (or any 5 weight yarn solid color)
1 skein RedHeart with Love stripes (color)(or any 4 weight yarn)
Size K crochet hook (6.5 mm)
Scissors
Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Stitches/techniques used:
MC: Magic circle
DC: Double crochet
Cluster stitch
SC: Single crochet
Crab stitch