All these hats have the same basic pattern. Once I got the hang of making them to fit to a specific size, I started a making a bunch. All these hats start at the crown and work down.
Here are the basic instructions. Begin by crocheting a chain of 4 stitches, loop them together to make a ring. Double crochet into the ring 8 stitches. Pick up these stitches with double ended knitting needles, 2 stitches on each needle. Pick up an additional stitch at the beginning of each needle.
|Pick up and knit the red stitch to make the increase.|
This pink one is somewhat in progress, I may not finish it. I got excited using up scraps of yarn for the hearts and I like the colors but I don't have an intended owner so it may get unraveled. It has the same zigzag pattern running down the sides. This one starts with a ring of 10 stitches instead of 8 to create the star pattern on the top.
I made this striped one after I lost a hat while in Somerville. These aren't colors I wear all the time but I did like the combination and it's good to add some different colors into my winter wardrobe. Plus you can never go wrong adding a fun pom pom to the top of a hat.