This easy ski hat pattern makes a perfect weekend project or last minute gift idea. If you’re new to crocheting it’s also a great introduction to hat making! The Downhill Skier pattern is worked using a super bulky yarn, a large hook, and basic crochet stitches. Since it’s crocheted flat (in rows) from side to side you’ll be able to achieve the perfect fit.
Skill Level: Easy
2 (2, 3, 3) skeins Loops & Threads, Dewdrops [51% acrylic / 18% mohair / 18% polyamide / 8% polyester / 5% payette; 71 yards; super bulky weight]
To substitute yarn look for a super bulky weight (#6) yarn in your favorite fiber.
US size P/11.5mm crochet hook
Adjust hook sizes as necessary to achieve gauge listed below.
Tapestry needle for weaving ends
4 half double crochet = 2” using size P/11.5mm hook.
10 (10, 12, 12)” length
14 (16, 18, 20)” circumference - Shown in size 20” on model with 21” head circumference.
Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
* = a repeat in the pattern
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
Ch 21 (21, 25, 25), sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch to end, turn -- 20 (20, 24, 24) sc.
Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn -- 20 (20, 24, 24) hdc.
Repeat this row until piece measures 14 (16, 18, 20)” from beginning, or until piece measures desired length (this length is the circumference of your hat).
Last Row: Fold your piece so the long edges are aligned. Ch 1, sl st through next st working through both edges of fabric to hold piece together. Continue from * across next 19 (19, 23, 23) sts.
Attach yarn to one short, open end. Work 28 (32, 36, 40) sc sts evenly spaced around opening. Use the method of 2 sts per inch to evenly space your sc.
Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.
Cut a length of yarn about 24” long. Lace this piece of yarn through the sts 1.5 (1.5, 2, 2)” below unedged opening. Pull yarn tight to create a gathered “pompom” effect and tie off as desired. (Sample was tied in a tight bow.)