The Basic Knit-Look Hat Pattern

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I have designed The Basic Hat Pattern for you to crochet. This hat is crocheted back and forth in rows in medium weight [4] yarn and it is fitted to your head. It is a crochet hat worked flat! This is an easy to crochet project but I have included a tutorial to teach you how to make it for the first time.

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Disclaimer: The crochet hook used in this post was given to me by Furls.

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Earlier this year I released The Bulky Hat as part of the Holiday Stashdown CAL and I began working on the medium weight hat version which I am calling The Basic Hat Worked Flat.  Since then, my lovely computer (new in April of this year too!) decided to stop working – for 4 weeks the first time AND again last week for 5 more days! To make a long story short, Windows 10 has automatic updates which you cannot turn off – and some of these lovely updates keep ‘fighting’ (yes I’m highly ‘techie’ lol) with my Dell Alienware Computer. Windows wins every time and I have to reformat my hard drive AND reinstall Windows 10 – losing all the data on the hard drive each time. Anywho – this is the reason for the unplanned delay with this post. So if you were waiting for it – I am very sorry!

I have created another hat you can work flat – this hat is crocheted in medium weight [4] yarn and it is fitted to the curve of your head. I’m including two length options for you as well. One to the base of the earlobe (you will see it on my daughter Darla in the photos below) and one which is more slouchy (the one Drew is sporting). If you scroll to the bottom of the post I’ve also included the second hat I made in bright orange (Drew’s new favorite color) in Red Heart Super Saver Yarn. There are video tutorials available to explain how the stitches are worked and how you assemble your hat too – I created them when I crocheted The Bulky Hat. I hope you love this design!

The Basic Hat Pattern. Crochet Hats Worked Flat.

The Hat Worked Flat - Oombawka Design - Free Pattern

For any of my hat patterns that I have started with a double magic ring (see this tutorial) you can just as easily crochet a regular magic ring or begin by crocheting a chain-3 and slip stitch to join to the first chain to form a ring and then work your stitches directly into that ring.

Supplies

  • Yarn:  Premier Yarns Sweet Roll Yarns – 100% Acrylic; 200g/7oz – 300m/328yds; #4 Medium Weight Yarn
  • Hook: 5.5 mm (I) Furls Streamline (Ebony)
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)

The Orange Hat at the end of the post was crocheted with Red Heart Super Saver Yarn.


 

Difficulty Level

Beginner/Easy

Finished Size

See the sizes below

Gauge

Notes have been added to help with possible sizing issues based on what type of medium weight yarn you are working with. These notes are included in each specific pattern size listed below. Please read them.

3.57 stitches per inch
4 rows per inch

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.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

BL – back loop
ch – chain
R – row
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
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

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Helpful Video Tutorials

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

The Bulky Hat Part 1 includes detailed instructions to demonstrate how the stitches are worked.

Assembly Video 

Notes

  • This is a very EASY pattern but you do need to pay attention at the end of the rows, at the top end of the hat.
  • The “Work 1 sc in the last sc.” is worked as a regular single crochet stitch under both loops of the stitch. All the other stitches are worked in the BL only of the stitches.
  • Two hat heights have been provided in each pattern listing below. The first is an ear length hat height and the second is the slouch length. The slouch length is the hat pattern I used to make my own hat as it allows me to roll up the brim when I wear it.
  • I spent a great deal of time working on and editing this pattern and then even more time writing it out – I have tried to ensure there are no number errors but if you do come across something you suspect is a typo please (please!) let me know. There were a lot of changes that needed to made for every size in the written instructions below and these were done manually line by line 🙂

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The Hat Worked Flat - Free Pattern

The Basic Hat Pattern. Hats Worked Flat. Pattern Instructions

Preemie

Finished Sized: 4.5 (5) inches tall by 9 inches circumference. To fit up to a 12″ head size.
NOTE: If you are using a less elastic yarn (like Red Heart Super Saver) measure your finished hat before finishing off and moving to the Assembly Stage. You may need to add 1 additional repeat of Segment 2 to make up for the elasticity. Be sure your finished panel of segments before assembly stretches to 12 inches. If it is less than 12 inches add one more panel. Each panel should measure approximately 1.8 inches.
Stitches are shown as: Base of Earlobe Length (Slouch Hat Length)

Segment 1

R1: Ch 17 (19), beg in 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each of the next 10 (12) chs and 1 sl st in each of the next 2 chs. Leave the rem chs unworked (you will have 4 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [12 (14)]

R2: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [12 (14)]

R3: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 2 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [14 (16)]

R4: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [14 (16)]

R5: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in the next unworked ch from R1, 1 sc in the last unworked ch from R1. Ch 1, turn. [16 (18)]

R6: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [16 (18)]

You have now completed the first segment of your hat. The remaining 5 segments are worked in the very same manner.

Segment 2

R7: 1 sc in the BL of each of the next 10 (12) sts and 1 sl st in each of the next 3 sts. Leave the rem sts from R6 unworked (you will have 4 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [12 (14)]

R8: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [12 (14)]

R9: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked sts from R6. Leave the rem sts from R6 unworked (you will have 2 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [14 (16)]

R10: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [14 (16)]

R11: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in the next unworked ch from R6, 1 sc in the last unworked ch from R6. Ch 1, turn. [16 (18)]

R12: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [16 (18)]

Repeat the instructions for Segment 2, 3 more times to complete the hat. You will have a total of 5 segments. Once done, proceed to the Assembly Instructions at the end of the Post.

Newborn

Finished Sized: 5 (5.5) inches tall by 11 inches circumference. To fit up to a 14″ head size.
NOTE: If you are using a less elastic yarn (like Red Heart Super Saver) measure your finished hat before finishing off and moving to the Assembly Stage. You may need to add 1 additional repeat of Segment 2 to make up for the elasticity. Be sure your finished panel of segments before assembly stretches to 14 inches. If it is less than 12 inches add one more panel. Each panel should measure approximately 1.8 inches.
Stitches are shown as: Base of Earlobe Length (Slouch Hat Length)

Segment 1

R1: Ch 19 (21), beg in 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each of the next 11 (13) chs and 1 sl st in each of the next 3 chs. Leave the rem chs unworked (you will have 4 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [14 (16)]

R2: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [14 (16)]

R3: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 2 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [16 (18)]

R4: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [16 (18)]

R5: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in the next unworked ch from R1, 1 sc in the last unworked ch from R1.  Ch 1, turn. [18 (20)]

R6: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [18 (20)]

You have now completed the first segment of your hat. The remaining 5 segments are worked in the very same manner.

Segment 2

R7: 1 sc in the BL of each of the next 11 (13) sts and 1 sl st in each of the next 3 sts. Leave the rem sts from R6 unworked (you will have 4 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [14 (16)]

R8: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [14 (16)]

R9: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked sts from R6. Leave the rem sts from R6 unworked (you will have 2 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [16 (18)]

R10: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [16 (18)]

R11: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in the next unworked ch from R6, 1 sc in the last unworked ch from R6. Ch 1, turn. [18 (20)]

R12: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [18 (20)]

Repeat the instructions for Segment 2, 4 more times to complete the hat. You will have a total of 6 segments. Once done, proceed to the Assembly Instructions at the end of the Post.

 

0-3 months

Finished Sized: 6 (6.25) inches tall by 12 inches circumference. To fit up to a 16″ head size.
NOTE: If you are using a less elastic yarn (like Red Heart Super Saver) measure your finished hat before finishing off and moving to the Assembly Stage. You may need to add 1 additional repeat of Segment 2 to make up for the elasticity. Be sure your finished panel of segments before assembly stretches to 16 inches. If it is less than 16 inches add one more panel. Each panel should measure approximately 2.4 inches.
Stitches are shown as: Base of Earlobe Length (Slouch Hat Length)

Segment 1

R1: Ch 21 (23), beg in 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each of the next 12 (14) chs and 1 sl st in each of the next 2 chs. Leave the rem chs unworked (you will have 6 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [14 (16)]

R2: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [14 (16)]

R3: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 4 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [16 (18)]

R4: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [16 (18)]

R5: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 2 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [18 (20)]

R6: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [18 (20)]

R7: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in the next unworked ch from R1, 1 sc in the last unworked ch from R1.  Ch 1, turn. [20 (22)]

R8: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [20 (22)]

You have now completed the first segment of your hat. The remaining 4 segments are worked in the very same manner.

Segment 2

R9: 1 sc in the BL of each of the next 12 (14) sts and 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts. Leave the rem sts from R8 unworked (you will have 6 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [14 (16)]

R10: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [14 (16)]

R11: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked sts from R8. Leave the rem sts from R8 unworked (you will have 4 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [16 (18)]

R12: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [16 (18)]

R13: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked sts from R8. Leave the rem sts from R8 unworked (you will have 2 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [18 (20)]

R14: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [18 (20)]

R15: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in the next unworked ch from R8, 1 sc in the last unworked ch from R8. Ch 1, turn. [20 (22)]

R16: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [20 (22)]

Repeat the instructions for Segment 2, 3 more times to complete the hat. You will have a total of 5 segments. Once done, proceed to the Assembly Instructions at the end of the Post.

 

3 mos – 6 months

Finished Sized: 6.25 (6.75) inches tall by 14 inches circumference. To fit a 17″ head size.
NOTE: If you are using a less elastic yarn (like Red Heart Super Saver) measure your finished hat before finishing off and moving to the Assembly Stage. You may need to add 1 additional repeat of Segment 2 to make up for the elasticity. Be sure your finished panel of segments before assembly stretches to 17 inches. If it is less than 17 inches add one more panel. Each panel should measure approximately 2.4 inches.
Stitches are shown as: Base of Earlobe Length (Slouch Hat Length)

Segment 1

R1: Ch 23 (25), beg in 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each of the next 14 (16) chs and 1 sl st in each of the next 2 chs. Leave the rem chs unworked (you will have 6 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [16 (18)]

R2: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [16 (18)]

R3: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 4 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [18 (20)]

R4: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [18 (20)]

R5: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 2 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [20 (22)]

R6: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [20 (22)]

R7: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in the next unworked ch from R1, 1 sc in the last unworked ch from R1.  Ch 1, turn. [22 (24)]

R8: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [22 (24)]

You have now completed the first segment of your hat. The remaining 5 segments are worked in the very same manner.

Segment 2

R9: 1 sc in the BL of each of the next 14 (16) sts and 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts. Leave the rem sts from R8 unworked (you will have 6 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [16 (18)]

R10: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [16 (18)]

R11: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked sts from R8. Leave the rem sts from R8 unworked (you will have 4 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [18 (20)]

R12: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [18 (20)]

R13: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked sts from R8. Leave the rem sts from R8 unworked (you will have 2 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [20 (22)]

R14: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [20 (22)]

R15: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in the next unworked ch from R8, 1 sc in the last unworked ch from R8. Ch 1, turn. [22 (24)]

R16: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [22 (24)]

Repeat the instructions for Segment 2, 4 more times to complete the hat. You will have a total of 6 segments. Once done, proceed to the Assembly Instructions at the end of the Post.

 

6 mos – 12 months

Finished Sized: 6.75 (7.25) inches tall by 15 inches circumference. To fit a 18″ head size.
NOTE: If you are using a less elastic yarn (like Red Heart Super Saver) measure your finished hat before finishing off and moving to the Assembly Stage. You may need to add 1 additional repeat of Segment 2 to make up for the elasticity. Be sure your finished panel of segments before assembly stretches to 18 inches. If it is less than 18 inches add one more panel. Each panel should measure approximately 2.4 inches.
Stitches are shown as: Base of Earlobe Length (Slouch Hat Length)

Segment 1

R1: Ch 25 (27), beg in 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each of the next 14 (16) chs and 1 sl st in each of the next 2 chs. Leave the rem chs unworked (you will have 8 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [16 (18)]

R2: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [16(18)]

R3: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 6 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [18 (20)]

R4: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [18 (20)]

R5: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 4 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [20 (22)]

R6: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [20 (22)]

R7: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 2 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [22 (24)]

R8: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [22 (24)]

R9: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in the next unworked ch from R1, 1 sc in the last unworked ch from R1.  Ch 1, turn. [24 (26)]

R10: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [24 (26)]

You have now completed the first segment of your hat. The remaining 4 segments are worked in the very same manner.

Segment 2

R11: 1 sc in the BL of each of the next 14 (16) sts and 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts. Leave the rem sts from R10 unworked (you will have 8 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [16 (18)]

R12: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [16 (18)]

R13: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked sts from R10. Leave the rem sts from R10 unworked (you will have 6 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [18 (20)]

R14: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [18 (20)]

R15: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked sts from R10. Leave the rem sts from R10 unworked (you will have 4 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [20 (22)]

R16: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [20 (22)]

R17: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R10. Leave the rem sts from R10 unworked (you will have 2 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [22 (24)]

R18: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [22 (24)]

R19: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in the next unworked ch from R10, 1 sc in the last unworked ch from R10. Ch 1, turn. [24 (26)]

R20: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [24 (26)]

Repeat the instructions for Segment 2, 3 more times to complete the hat. You will have a total of 5 segments. Once done, proceed to the Assembly Instructions at the end of the Post.

12 mos – 24 months

Finished Sized: 7 (7.5) inches tall by 16 inches circumference. To fit a 19″ head size.
NOTE: If you are using a less elastic yarn (like Red Heart Super Saver) measure your finished hat before finishing off and moving to the Assembly Stage. You may need to add 1 additional repeat of Segment 2 to make up for the elasticity. Be sure your finished panel of segments before assembly stretches to 19 inches. If it is less than 19 inches add one more panel. Each panel should measure approximately 3 inches.
Stitches are shown as: Base of Earlobe Length (Slouch Hat Length)

Segment 1

R1: Ch 26 (27), beg in 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each of the next 15 (16) chs and 1 sl st in each of the next 2 chs. Leave the rem chs unworked (you will have 8 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [17 (18)]

R2: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [17 (18)]

R3: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 6 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [19 (20)]

R4: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [19 (20)]

R5: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 4 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [21 (22)]

R6: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [21 (22)]

R7: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 2 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [23 (24)]

R8: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [23 (24)]

R9: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in the next unworked ch from R1, 1 sc in the last unworked ch from R1. Ch 1, turn. [25 (26)]

R10: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [25 (26)]

You have now completed the first segment of your hat. The remaining 4 segments are worked in the very same manner.

Segment 2

R11: 1 sc in the BL of each of the next 15 (16) sts and 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts. Leave the rem sts from R10 unworked (you will have 8 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [17 (18)]

R12: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [17 (18)]

R13: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked sts from R10. Leave the rem sts from R10 unworked (you will have 6 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [19 (20)]

R14: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [19 (20)]

R15: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked sts from R10. Leave the rem sts from R10 unworked (you will have 4 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [21 (22)]

R16: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [21 (22)]

R17: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R10. Leave the rem sts from R10 unworked (you will have 2 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [23 (24)]

R18: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [23 (24)]

R19: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in the next unworked ch from R10, 1 sc in the last unworked ch from R10. Ch 1, turn. [25 (26)]

R20: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [25 (26)]

Repeat the instructions for Segment 2, 3 more times to complete the hat. You will have a total of 5 segments. Once done, proceed to the Assembly Instructions at the end of the Post.

Toddler (3-5 years)

Finished Sized: 7.5 (8) inches tall by 17 inches circumference. To fit a 20″ head size.
NOTE: If you are using a less elastic yarn (like Red Heart Super Saver) measure your finished hat before finishing off and moving to the Assembly Stage. You may need to add 1 additional repeat of Segment 2 to make up for the elasticity. Be sure your finished panel of segments before assembly stretches to 20 inches. If it is less than 20 inches add one more panel. Each panel should measure approximately 3 inches.
Stitches are shown as: Base of Earlobe Length (Slouch Hat Length)

Segment 1

R1: Ch 27 (29), beg in 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each of the next 16 (18) chs and 1 sl st in each of the next 2 chs. Leave the rem chs unworked (you will have 8 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [18 (20)]

R2: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [18 (20)]

R3: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 6 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [20 (22)]

R4: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [20 (22)]

R5: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 4 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [22 (24)]

R6: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [22 (24)]

R7: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 2 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [24 (26)]

R8: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [24 (26)]

R9: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in the next unworked ch from R1, 1 sc in the last unworked ch from R1.  Ch 1, turn. [26 (28)]

R10: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [26 (28)]

You have now completed the first segment of your hat. The remaining 5 segments are worked in the very same manner.

Segment 2

R11: 1 sc in the BL of each of the next 16 (18) sts and 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts. Leave the rem sts from R10 unworked (you will have 8 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [18 (20)]

R12: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [18 (20)]

R13: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked sts from R10. Leave the rem sts from R10 unworked (you will have 6 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [20 (22)]

R14: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [20 (22)]

R15: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked sts from R10. Leave the rem sts from R10 unworked (you will have 4 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [22 (24)]

R16: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [22 (24)]

R17: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R10. Leave the rem sts from R10 unworked (you will have 2 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [24 (26)]

R18: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [24 (26)]

R19: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in the next unworked ch from R10, 1 sc in the last unworked ch from R10. Ch 1, turn. [26 (28)]

R20: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [26 (28)]

Repeat the instructions for Segment 2, 4 more times to complete the hat. You will have a total of 6 segments. Once done, proceed to the Assembly Instructions at the end of the Post.

Child (7-10 years)

Finished Sized: 8 (9) inches tall by 18 inches circumference. To fit a 21″ head size.
NOTE: I have tested this size using both Red Heart Super Saver and Premier Yarns yarns and they both fit fine – elasticity should not be an issue since there are enough rows to make up for the stretch factor. Each segment for the Child measures approximately 3 inches. 
Stitches are shown as: Base of Earlobe Length (Slouch Hat Length)

Segment 1

R1: Ch 29 (33), beg in 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each of the next 18 (22) chs and 1 sl st in each of the next 2 chs. Leave the rem chs unworked (you will have 8 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [20 (24)]

R2: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [20 (24)]

R3: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 6 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [22 (26)]

R4: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [22 (26)]

R5: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 4 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [24 (28)]

R6: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [24 (28)]

R7: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 2 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [26 (30)]

R8: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [26 (30)]

R9: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in the next unworked ch from R1, 1 sc in the last unworked ch from R1.  Ch 1, turn. [28 (32)]

R10: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [28 (32)]

You have now completed the first segment of your hat. The remaining 5 segments are worked in the very same manner.

Segment 2

R11: 1 sc in the BL of each of the next 18 (22) sts and 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts. Leave the rem sts from R10 unworked (you will have 8 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [20 (24)]

R12: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [20 (24)]

R13: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked sts from R10. Leave the rem sts from R10 unworked (you will have 6 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [22 (26)]

R14: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [22 (26)]

R15: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked sts from R10. Leave the rem sts from R10 unworked (you will have 4 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [24 (28)]

R16: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [24 (28)]

R17: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R10. Leave the rem sts from R10 unworked (you will have 2 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [26 (30)]

R18: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [26 (30)]

R19: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in the next unworked ch from R10, 1 sc in the last unworked ch from R10. Ch 1, turn. [28 (32)]

R20: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [28 (32)]

Repeat the instructions for Segment 2, 4 more times to complete the hat. You will have a total of 6 segments. Once done, proceed to the Assembly Instructions at the end of the Post.

Small Adult (Teen)

Finished Sized: 8.25 (10) inches tall by 17.5 inches circumference. To fit a 22″ head size.
NOTE: I have tested a adult size using both Red Heart Super Saver and Premier Yarns yarns and elasticity should not be an issue since there are enough rows to make up for the stretch factor. Each segment for the hat measures approximately 3.5 inches. 
Stitches are shown as: Base of Earlobe Length (Slouch Hat Length)

Segment 1

R1: Ch 30 (36), beg in 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each of the next 17 (23) chs and 1 sl st in each of the next 2 chs. Leave the rem chs unworked (you will have 10 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [19 (25)]

R2: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [19 (25)]

R3: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 8 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [21 (27)]

R4: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [21 (27)]

R5: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 6 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [23 (29)]

R6: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [23 (29)]

R7: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 4 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [25 (31)]

R8: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [25 (31)]

R9: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 2 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [27 (33)]

R10: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [27 (33)]

R11: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in the next unworked ch from R1, 1 sc in the last unworked ch from R1. Ch 1, turn. [29 (35)]

R12: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [29 (35)]

You have now completed the first segment of your hat. The remaining 4 segments are worked in the very same manner.

Segment 2

R13: 1 sc in the BL of each of the next 17 (23) sts and 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts. Leave the rem sts from R12 unworked (you will have 10 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [19 (25)]

R14: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [19 (25)]

R15: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R12. Leave the rem sts from R12 unworked (you will have 8 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [21 (27)]

R16: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [21 (27)]

R17: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R12. Leave the rem sts from R12 unworked (you will have 6 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [23 (29)]

R18: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [23 (29)]

R19: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R12. Leave the rem sts from R12 unworked (you will have 4 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [25 (31)]

R20: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [25 (31)]

R21: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R12. Leave the rem sts from R12 unworked (you will have 2 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [27 (33)]

R22: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [27 (33)]

R23: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in the next unworked ch from R12, 1 sc in the last unworked ch from R12.  Ch 1, turn. [29 (35)]

R24: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [29 (35)]

Repeat the instructions for Segment 2, 3 more times to complete the hat. You will have a total of 5 segments. Once done, proceed to the Assembly Instructions at the end of the Post.

Medium Adult (Woman)

Finished Sized: 8.75 (11) inches tall by 21 inches circumference. To fit a 23″ head size.

NOTE: I have tested this size using both Red Heart Super Saver and Premier Yarns yarns and elasticity should not be an issue since there are enough rows to make up for the stretch factor. Each segment for the hat measures approximately 3.5 inches. 
Stitches are shown as: Base of Earlobe Length (Slouch Hat Length)

Segment 1

R1: Ch 32 (41), beg in 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each of the next 19 (28) chs and 1 sl st in each of the next 2 chs. Leave the rem chs unworked (you will have 10 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [21 (30)]

R2: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [21 (30)]

R3: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 8 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [23 (32)]

R4: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [23 (32)]

R5: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 6 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [25 (34)]

R6: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [25 (34)]

R7: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 4 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [27 (36)]

R8: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [27 (36)]

R9: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 2 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [29 (38)]

R10: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [29 (38)]

R11: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in the next unworked ch from R1, 1 sc in the last unworked ch from R1. Ch 1, turn. [31 (40)]

R12: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [31 (40)]

You have now completed the first segment of your hat. The remaining 5 segments are worked in the very same manner.

Segment 2

R13: 1 sc in the BL of each of the next 19 (28) sts and 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts. Leave the rem sts from R12 unworked (you will have 10 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [21 (30)]

R14: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [21 (30)]

R15: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R12. Leave the rem sts from R12 unworked (you will have 8 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [23 (32)]

R16: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [23 (32)]

R17: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R12. Leave the rem sts from R12 unworked (you will have 6 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [25 (34)]

R18: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [25 (34)]

R19: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R12. Leave the rem sts from R12 unworked (you will have 4 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [27 (36)]

R20: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [27 (36)]

R21: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R12. Leave the rem sts from R12 unworked (you will have 2 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [29 (38)]

R22: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [29 (38)]

R23: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in the next unworked ch from R12, 1 sc in the last unworked ch from R12.  Ch 1, turn. [31 (40)]

R24: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [31 (40)]

Repeat the instructions for Segment 2, 4 more times to complete the hat. You will have a total of 6 segments. Once done, proceed to the Assembly Instructions at the end of the Post.

Large Adult (Men)

Finished Sized: 9 (12) inches tall by 21 inches circumference. To fit a 24″ head size.
NOTE: I have tested an adult size with Red Heart Super Saver and Premier Yarns yarns and elasticity should not be an issue since there are enough rows to make up for the stretch factor. Each segment for the hat measures approximately 3.5 inches. 
Stitches are shown as: Base of Earlobe Length (Slouch Hat Length)

Segment 1

R1: Ch 33 (44), beg in 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each of the next 20 (31) chs and 1 sl st in each of the next 2 chs. Leave the rem chs unworked (you will have 10 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [22 (33)]

R2: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [22 (33)]

R3: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 8 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [24 (35)]

R4: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [24 (35)]

R5: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 6 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [26 (37)]

R6: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [26 (37)]

R7: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 4 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [28 (39)]

R8: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [28 (39)]

R9: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R1. Leave the rem chs from R1 unworked (you will have 2 chs unworked). Ch 1, turn. [30 (41)]

R10: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [30 (41)]

R11: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in the next unworked ch from R1, 1 sc in the last unworked ch from R1. Ch 1, turn. [32 (43)]

R12: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [32 (43)]

You have now completed the first segment of your hat. The remaining 5 segments are worked in the very same manner.

Segment 2

R13: 1 sc in the BL of each of the next 19 (28) sts and 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts. Leave the rem sts from R12 unworked (you will have 10 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [21 (30)]

R14: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [21 (30)]

R15: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R12. Leave the rem sts from R12 unworked (you will have 8 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [23 (32)]

R16: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [23 (32)]

R17: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R12. Leave the rem sts from R12 unworked (you will have 6 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [25 (34)]

R18: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [25 (34)]

R19: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R12. Leave the rem sts from R12 unworked (you will have 4 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [27 (36)]

R20: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [27 (36)]

R21: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 unworked chs from R12. Leave the rem sts from R12 unworked (you will have 2 sts unworked). Ch 1, turn. [29 (38)]

R22: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [29 (38)]

R23: 1 sc in the BL of each st across, 1 sl st in the next unworked ch from R12, 1 sc in the last unworked ch from R12. Ch 1, turn. [31 (40)]

R24: 1 sc in the BL of each st across to the last sc. Work 1 sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [31 (40)]

Repeat the instructions for Segment 2, 4 more times to complete the hat. You will have a total of 6 segments. Once done, proceed to the Assembly Instructions at the end of the Post.

Assembly

Finish off leaving a long tail of yarn to allow you to whip-stitch the final seam of the hat and close the top small hole of the hat.

When you are whip-stitching the hat, work in the BL of the stitches and the leftover chain loop from the beginning R1 of the hat. Each stitch will have a matching chain all the way to the top of the hat.

Once you get to the top of the hat you will be using your yarn needle and yarn end to weave back and forth through the row ends (under one loop of the row end stitch only) all the way around the center opening. Once you reach the seam, pull snugly to close the hat top completely. You can view this photo tutorial >CLICK HERE< for help.

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  1. Hi Christine! Sweet Rolls is a #4 yarn – thank you for catching this!! I will correct it :)I know what you mean about yarn availability – it can make it difficult matching up yarns for patterns you like. Have you tried this site? it helps find options for yarns when the yarn being used isn’t available in Canada. https://yarnsub.com/ All the best, Rhondda

  2. Hi Rhondda, just noticed pattern says Sweet Rolls are #5 Bulky. I thought this pattern was for #4 weight. I can’t get a lot of US yarns in Australia so I’ve been using #4.

  3. Hi Christine, I think because of where it is located it may not be too noticeable – especially if you did each segment the same. The hats tend to stand up really well (I thought I’d mention this) – my son is still wearing the bright orange one I made in Super Saver Yarn (he loves that hat) – I honestly can’t believe it has made it through 2 winters and not been lost (maybe the color?). Have a great week and thank you again for letting me know about the mistake – I really appreciate being able to fix it! Night! Rhondda

  4. Hi Rhondda, thanks so much for this. I also watched the video and thought that might have been what I should have done, 1 sl st, 1 sc but I was too far through the pattern to change, lol.

  5. Hi Chris 🙂 I think I figured out what is happening. It should say 1 sl st in the next unworked ch and 1 sc in the last unworked ch. For EVERY size – I apologize for this mistake and I am going in to update it all now. Thank you for taking the time to let me know there was a problem so I could fix it!! My video came in helpful for me too because I watched it to double check to see what I had written down incorrectly. Thank you again!! Rhondda (PS I’m happy the hat turned out for you even with the mistake I made!).

  6. I should have stated that my stitch count is 27 on row 9 and 19 because of the sl st and 2 sc when pattern states it should be 26.

  7. I’m having trouble with the stitch count. I’m making the toddler size when I get to the end of row 8 my count is 24 as stated but the next row says to sl st in next unworked st then sc in last 2 unworked sts for a count of 26. Same for row 18 in segment 2. If you could explain I would be forever grateful. I made one hat and it looks great but my stitch count isn’t right. Thanks in advance for your help.