Medic Hat by Laura Rasmussen

Medic Hat

Crochet
June 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches = 1 inch
in stitch used in brim (see pattern)
3.25 mm (D)
3.5 mm (E)
250 - 325 yards (229 - 297 m)
S (L)
US
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During World War II, many crocheters and knitters made items for soldiers, including “helmets”. Everyone wanted to do their part, and crafting handmade wearable items was just one way to help the war effort. The Medic Hat is an homage to helmets sent to the front. This super simple pattern uses single crochet, chains, and half double crochet to create an interesting texture suitable for everyone.

Sizes: S (L) - approximately 17 (19)“ at the brim

Gauge: 5.5 sts/inch in brim pattern using D/3.25mm hook

Materials Needed: Fingering weight yarn - approximately 250-325 yards. I used Trippin’ with Dixi Migration in 3 Kittens Needle Arts exclusive colors inspired by the 1940s - Fatigues and Red Cross. You can purchase these colors here will supplies last. You will need one skein of Migration for either size hat.