*I’ve updated this pattern so that the stitch counts at the end of rounds is correct and the overall hat is a little shorter.*
One of my favorite cartoons is Ed Edd n’ Eddy, and when I first started crocheting I knew I had to make this hat (this and Tiny Kong’s Beanie from Donkey Kong 64). This is one of the first patterns I’ve written up and I love how slouchy and poofy it is.
Worsted weight (#4) yarn in black and white (I usually use Caron Simply Soft, one skein of each is plenty)
Embroidery scissors (I love these ones from Etsy)
BLO – back loop only
ch – chain
dc- double crochet
rnd – round
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first st
Join at the end of each round with a sl st to the top of the ch at the beginning of the round
11 sts and 7 rows with a K hook = 4” square
17 sts and 20 rows with a G hook = 4” square
Rnd 1 – In a magic circle, ch 2. 11 dcs in mc, sl st to top of ch 2 (12 dcs)
Rnd 2 – ch 2, dc in same st. *2 dc in next st*. Repeat all the way around (24 dcs)
Rnd 3 – ch 2, dc in next st. *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts* Repeat * to *x7. 2 dc in last st. (32 dcs)
Rnd 4 – ch 2, dc in next 2 st. *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts* Repeat * to *x7. 2 dc in last st. (40 dcs)
Rnd 5 – ch 2, dc in next 3 st. *2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts* Repeat * to *x7. 2 dc in last st. (48 dcs)
Rnd 6 – ch 2, dc in next 4 st. *2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts* Repeat * to *x7. 2 dc in last st. (56 dcs)
Rnd 7 – ch 2, dc in next 5 st. *2 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts* Repeat * to *x7. 2 dc in last st. (64 dcs)
Rnd 8 – ch 2, dc in next 6 st. *2 dc in next st, dc in next 7 sts* Repeat * to *x7. 2 dc in last st. (72 dcs)
Rnd 9 – ch 2, dc in next st and in each st around (72 dcs)
Rnds 10 – 25 – repeat rnd 9
Rnd 26 – With G hook (or size needed to obtain gauge) ch 1, sc in next st and in each st across (72 scs)
Rnds 27 – 30 – repeat rnd 26 in back loops only. Fasten off and weave in ends after rnd 30.
(If you want your brim to be a little wider you can add a few more repeats of rnd 26 in BLO)
To sew the lines on the sides, cut a long piece of white yarn (I use the yarn and measure the length of the hat, double that length, and then triple THAT length, make sense?). Thread it through your embroidery needle and insert it into the middle of a stitch on round 25 (see photo below).
Continue up the hat every 1/2 stitch until you reach the 6th round. On either side of the line of stitches you just made, start going back down to round 25.
Repeat this on the other side of the hat (directly opposite of the first two lines) and weave in your ends.