Free Crochet Pattern
I recently received a request to make the Hope crochet pattern available in Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn – here is the fully revised pattern – enjoy!
I have also added versions from Newborn to Adult Large for the Hope Hat here: Hope in Cotton Multiple Sizes
Hope in Cotton
Sized to fit: Adult Women (head circumference 23″)
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn (Lily Sugar and Cream will substitute)
Hook: 5.00 mm (H)
Gauge: 12 sts (worked in pattern) = 3.75″ ; 8 rounds = 3″
Abbreviations: R : round, ch : chain, st : stitch, sts : stitches, sl st : slip stitch, hdc : half double crochet, fphdc : front post half double crochet, bphdc : back post half double crochet, x : number of times to repeat instructions in brackets
R1: 8 hdc in magic ring 
R2: 2 hdc in each st around 
R3: (1 hdc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x 
R4: (1 hdc in the first 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x 
R5: (1 hdc in the first 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x 
R6: (1 hdc in the first 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x 
R7: (1 hdc in the first 5 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x 
R8: (1 hdc in the first 6 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 7 x, 1 hdc in each remaining st 
R9: (skip the first st, 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) 21 x 
R10: (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) 21 x 
R11 – 18: repeat R10 
R19: 1 hdc in each st around 
R20: (1 fphdc in the first st, 1 bphdc in the next st) around, finish off and weave in ends 
This hat works up quite quickly using the worsted weight cotton yarn.
Cotton is the perfect choice for both warmer climates and summer weather – as cotton is more absorbent and breathes well.
The finished hat is super soft and comfortable to wear.
To make this hat using Worsted Weight Yarn – Red Heart With Love, please use a 5.50 mm crochet hook and follow the same pattern instructions. I have tested this and it works out to the correct measurements.
To make these hats a little longer to reach the base of the ear (rather than mid-ear length) add 4 additional rounds (in the repeat round 10 section).
If you are looking for the other version of Hope using a light weight yarn here is the direct link: Hope
For the Italian Translation please see the following PDF attachment. I would like to thank Barbara for her overwhelming generosity in providing this translation for our readers!
You can visit Barbara at her website here: Le Fantasie di Nephtys