Jan/Feb 10

Snowy Day Hat

You’ll stand out on the slopes or on the streets with this warm and colorful cap.
By Lauren Osborne

RED HEART Designer Sport, 3oz/85g skeins, each approx 279yd/255m (acrylic)
1 skein each:
• #3921 Crimson (A)
• #3515 Lagoon (B)
• #3301 Latte (C)

• Size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook or any size to obtain correct gauge

• Yarn needle

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The first time I stitched this hat, it ended up being the size for a 2 yr old. Granted I did not check the gauge. The 2nd time I made the hat it maybe fit a 5 yr old. I will use a larger hook to hopefully make a hat for an adult. Love the hat and got many compliments on it. Good thing I needed hats for children :)

Hi Shanionie, are you holding

Hi Shanionie, are you holding your yarn doubled? If you are, it's hard to say why the hat is ending up so small, but you could go up in hook size and add more expansion rounds to get a larger size. Hope this helps.

snowy day hat

Are these hats able to be sold on etsy if we make them?


I stitched this hat according to instructions. It was MUCH MUCH smaller even though I double checked the gauge. Could the addition on one more expansion row work? Anyone else have an issue?

oh, gauge

Hi Tricetta, just to be sure - are you holding the yarn doubled? If so, I think adding another expansion round (or two!) would definitely help you get a bigger hat. But if the hat you made is way way too small you might want to go up a hook size or two as well, just so you don't end up with a weirdly tall hat. Hope this helps!