Lomma Hat by Eline Alcocer

Lomma Hat

Crochet
December 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5.0 mm (H)
120 - 219 yards (110 - 200 m)
Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult Small, Adult Large)
UK
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This pattern is available for free.

The Lomma Hat is a super-warm, pull-all-the-way-over-you-ears kind of winter essential.

It uses the in-the-round version of the Woven Shell stitch. Written instructions for this variation are given in the pattern, but you can also find a step-by-step photo tutorial of the flat version:
Woven Shell Photo Tutorial
It’s one of those stitches that takes a little practice at first, but which grows quickly once you get the hang of it.

Any other tricky stitches (foundation crochet, front and back post stitches, etc.) are illustrated with step-by-step photos at the bottom of the pattern.

Materials
5mm (H/8) crochet hook, or as required to obtain gauge
scissors
wool needle
Yarn: DROPS Nepal (65% wool, 25% alpaca; aran; 75m per 50g); 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) balls each in light grey 0500/off-white 0100/goldenrod 2923 OR medium grey 0517/light grey 0500/purple 4434 OR light grey 0500/medium grey 0517/goldenrod 2923 OR medium grey 0517/light grey 0500/medium blue 6220

Yarn alternatives
Any aran weight wool, such as alpaca, merino or other sheep’s wool will work well for this design.

Total yardage required
110 (130, 150, 180, 200) m / 120 (145, 165, 200, 220) yds
NB: allow extra if adding pompom

Gauge
12 x 12 cm/5” x 5” = 3 repeats and 6 rows of woven shell pattern (see tension square instructions)

Sizing
Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult Small, Adult Large) - to fit head circumference 35.5 (40.5, 45.5, 53, 58.5) cm / 14 (16, 18, 21, 23) inches
This hat is designed to fit snugly, with up to 5cm/2” negative ease. The brim is very stretchy.

Skill Level
Intermediate