This pattern grew out of a need to keep my head warm. I couldn't fit my hair into a hat when it's tied up so I designed a hat with a hole in. Now I'm always nice and toastie!
Any DK yarn, approx 70m of each colour.
Yarn needle to weave in ends
4mm crochet hook
22cm diameter at smallest end, 27cm diameter at larger end. 13cm wide.
5hdc = 2cm
This pattern is written in US crochet terms
PC = Popcorn stitch: 5 dc in next st, extend loop and remove hook. insert hook into front of first dc, pick up loop from last dc and draw through, ch1 to close top of popcorn,
VS = V stitch: dc in next st, ch 1, dc in same st.
With A Ch 73 sl st into first chain to join
Row 1: Ch 2 hdc in each chain around. Sl st to join (73 hdc)
Row 2: Ch 2 (2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 23hdc) 3 times hdc in last hdc sl st to join (76 hdc)
Row 3: Attach B Ch 1, sc in next hdc (PC in next hdc, sc in each of next 2 hdc) repeat around until 2 hdc remain. PC in next hdc, sc in last hdc sl st to join.
Row 4: Attach C Ch 2, hdc in next sc, (hdc in top of pc [where ch1 was made in previous row] hdc in each of next 2 sc) repeat around until 1 sc remains.hdc in last sc sl st to join.
Row 5: Pick up A Ch 3 sk 1 hdc (VS in next hdc, sk 2 hdc) repeat around dc in last hdc, ch1, sl st to ch 3 at begining of row.
Row 6: Pick up B Ch 2 (hdc in 1st dc of VS, hdc in ch1 sp, hdc in last 2nd dc of vs) repeat around, sl st to join.
Row 7: Repeat row 3 using C
Row 8: Repeat row 4 using A
Row 9: Repeat row 5 using B
Row 10: Repeat row 6 using C
Rows 11 to 18: Repeat rows 3 to 10 alternating colours until row 18 - use A to finish