I love my nieces Ari & Mia. They are funny and smart and kind, and they always make me laugh. They like to call me after school when they’re bored. I asked them around Christmas if they’d like handmade hats from auntie, knowing that tweens might not want to wear stuff their aunt made. They both were very excited, and picked their favorite yarns from my stash.
Ari picked black & rainbow sparkle, from Darn Good Yarn. She had the Small Adult size, and it used just under 1 cake of yarn.
Mia picked the same sparkle silk yarn, in Classic Blue. Hers was an Adult Medium, and it used just over 1 cake of yarn. I think I did the last 2 rows from a second cake.
The pattern is the Simple Double Crochet Hat, and it’s super easy. I did alter mine a bit. I opted for some fpdc and bpdc stitch along the brim to give it a ribbed texture, and when I finished the prescribed number of rows, it was a bit short, so I added 2 more rows of ribbed dc, and 1 of sc.