This post includes my Beach Pebbles Hat Pattern. This design was created exclusively for the 2018 Christmas In July CAL event. You can check out all the other patterns, projects and even enter the end-of-cal giveaways by crocheting one of the CAL patterns and sharing the image of your finished project here: 2018 Christmas in July Crochet Along
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How To Join the 2018 Christmas in July CAL
- You can join by crocheting any of the official CAL patterns (find a list here).
- Share and tag your project photos and posts with #CrochetChristmasInJuly on social media.
- Join in the chatter about the CAL in one of the online groups: Scrappy Stitchers and/or Underground Crafters or in the Ravelry group (visit this thread)
- If you participate in the whole CAL, you will have 16 fantastic projects crocheted and ready to give as gifts this holiday season!
Remember to share your completed project pictures in this post on Underground Crafter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 to enter for your chance to win the end-of-cal giveaways!
The pattern I designed for you to make requires 2 balls of Red Heart Hopscotch Yarn. I chose to make mine in the color Somersault. This is a medium weight  yarn which can be machine washed (warm) and tumbled dry (low). The yarn is lovely and soft and beautiful to work with.
Beach Pebbles Hat Pattern
- Yarn: Red Heart Hopscotch Yarn. 2 balls. 100 % Acrylic, (4 oz (113 g); 210 yards (193 m),  Medium Weight Yarn, Color: Somersault. Machine wash warm, gentle cycle, tumble dry low.
- Hook: 5 mm (H) and 5.5 mm (I) Susan Bates Silvalume SOFT ERGONOMIC™ Crochet Hooks
- Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)
To fit Adult Medium (23″ head circumference).
Hat Height: approximately 12.5 inches
approximately 4 sets of (1 popcorn stitches, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) in 4 inches
approximately 8 rounds in 4 inches
You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size of your project will also be different.
US Terminology used
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
pc – popcorn stitch
R – row
RS – right side (side facing outwards/pretty side)
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
 – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
Popcorn Stitch. Abbreviated: pc
Work 5 dc in the indicated stitch (all worked in one stitch). Remove your hook from the last dc and reinsert it back through the top of the initial dc of the 5 dc set; from the front to the back. Insert the hook back through the loop you removed from your hook and pull it through the initial dc.
Helpful Video Tutorials
- the ch 1 and ch 2 do not count as stitches
- the sl st to join does not count as a stitch
- this project starts by working the band back and forth in rows with the smaller hook (5 mm hook)
- the band is seamed at the end using a simple whipstitch
- next we crochet across the one top edge of the band with the larger hook (5.5 mm hook) before joining into rounds
- the rest of the hat body is crocheted with the 5.5 mm (I) hook
- we turn at the end of every round after we join with a sl st
- finish off using my simple hat closing technique here
- For Adult Small: Hat Band: Start with a Ch 8 and continue until you have 58 rows. Hat Body: Beg by working 57 hdc evenly across. Follow the same written instructions (remembering that your stitch counts will be different at the end of the rounds). End your repeats of R2 and R3 after R9 and then follow the remaining instructions for the hat.
Beach Pebbles Hat Pattern Instructions
We begin by making the band. The band is worked back and forth in rows with the 5.00 mm (H) size crochet hook. You will use the 8-10 inch tail of yarn to seam your hat closed when you are finished crocheting the entire hat.
Gauge: approximately 14 rows = 4 inches
Band height: approximately 2.5 inches
Band length: approximately 18 inches
With your 5 mm (H) hook:
R1: Leave an 8-10 inch tail of yarn and ch 10, 1 sc in the bl of each ch across, ch 1, turn. 
R2-62: 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 8 sc, 1 sc in the last sc (both loops), ch 1, turn. 
You will now be working across the top long edge of the band using the 5.5 mm (I) hook.
With your 5.5 mm (I) hook:
R1: Work 63 hdc evenly across the top long edge of the band. Sl st to the first hdc to join, ch 2, turn. 
You will now be working in joined rounds. At the end of each round you will turn your work.
R2: RS. *1 pc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first pc to join, ch 1, turn. [21 pc, 42 hdc]
R3: 1 hdc in each st around. Ch 2, turn. 
R4-13: Rep R2 and R3
You will now be working the decrease rounds to shape the top of the hat.
R14: *1 pc, hdc2tog**. Rep from * to ** around, ch 1, turn. [21 pc, 21 hdc]
R15: 1 hdc in each st around. Ch 2, turn. 
R16: *1 pc, 1 hdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around ch 1, turn. [21 pc, 21 hdc]
R17: Hdc2tog around, ch 2, turn. 
R18: 1 pc in each st around, ch 1, turn. 
R19: 1 hdc in the first st. Hdc2tog around for the rem sts, ch 2, turn. 
R20: 1 pc in each st around. Finish off leaving a 7 inch tail of yarn. Close the top of the hat using my simple closing technique for hats and mittens. 
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