Maiya's Roommate's Hat by Betty McKnit

Maiya's Roommate's Hat

May 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 4.5 rows = 4 inches
in double crochet (US)
6.5 mm (K)
6.0 mm (J)
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
Ladies medium, easily adjustable to any size
This pattern is available for free.

On one of her breaks from college, my daughter Maiya brought home her roommate’s store-bought crochet hat and asked me to copy it and make one for her. The hat was super bulky, long and slouchy, and had a really big pom pom. I copied the hat with some changes (I added shaping and trim around the lower edge) and have found it to be a really quick and versatile little pattern.

To make a big, slouchy, slightly obnoxious super warm hat, use Bulky (5) yarn and a K hook. For a slightly smaller, less weighty hat, use medium weight yarn (4) and a J hook.

This pattern is sized for women, but can easily be adjusted for children or men. Adjust the length of the hat by changing the starting chain (there are three choices given, they all work with many sizes of yarn). You can make a more narrow or wider hat by adjusting the number of rows. Hints are given along the way to help you adjust the size of your hat. Don’t be afraid to play!

Yardage included is extremely generous in case you want to make a huge pom pom for your hat.

If you would like to make a cowl to match, Marianne Killackey designed Marianne’s (Maiya’s Roommate’s Hat Inspired) Cowl to go with the hat.