Diana, Again

Diana Hat pattern by DivineDebris.com
Diana Hat pattern by DivineDebris.com

I had so much fun working with bulky yarn in my last post, I went out and bought me some more from Michael’s. Of course, I just wanted some fun yarn and didn’t really have an end game or a pattern in mind for it. Who let’s that stop them from buying yarn though? :p
So, with a couple of lovely colors I decided to do a pattern that I’ve been wanting to for a while, a newsboy hat. Better yet, the lovely Diana Line was going to show off how great bulky yarn can be. I don’t even know why I was so intimidated by it for so long. Perhaps I’ll buy some super bulky yarn next and let inspiration show up.
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Materials:

  • US K (6.50 mm) Crochet Hook
  • 3.5 – 3.8 oz/ 110 – 117 yards bulky/ size 5 yarnRavelry link
  • Needle to weave your ends in

Gauge:

  • 12 dcs x 6 rows = 4.25″

Terms/ stitches:

  • Rnd
  • Magic circle
  • Ch: Chain
  • St: Stitch
  • Slip St: Slip St
  • Sc: Single Crochet
  • Hdc: Half Double Crochet

Notes:

  • You will have to know how to work into the back third loop of a hdc for this pattern.
  • This hat is worked in 2 parts: the Body and the Brim. The Body is worked from the top down in the round with a slip st at the end of the rnd into the first stitch of that same rnd, the Brim is worked back and forth in rows.
  • There are turns on only SOME rnds.
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of the rnds does not count as a stitch.
  • For the adult size, work this pattern as written.
  • For the child size, work rnds 1 – 8, skip rnd 9 and the work rnds 10 – 26.
  • In the photos: color A is taupe and color B is the dark purple (both Loops and Threads Charisma).
  • This hat wears big and cozy. If you feel like you’d like a tighter hat, remove an increase or follow a chart to know when to stop increasing based on your needs.
    Diana Newsboy Hat free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Finished dimensions:

  • Adult:
    • Height: 8″
    • Diameter: 11″
  • Child:
    • Height: 7.5″
    • Diameter: 10″ – 10.5″

Pattern Instructions

Sizing as follows: child (adult)
Rnd 1: A: Create a magic circle, sc 12 times into the circle, slip st into the first st – 12 scs
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next st, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next st, * repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 18 scs
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 2 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 2 sts, * repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 24 scs

Diana Hat pattern by DivineDebris.com
Diana Hat pattern by DivineDebris.com

Rnd 4:  Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 3 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 3 sts, * repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 30 scs
Rnd 5:  Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 4 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 4 sts, * repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 36 scs
Rnd 6:  Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 5 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 5 sts, * repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 42 scs
Rnd 7:  Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 6 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 6 sts, * repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 48 scs
Rnd 8:  Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 7 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 7 sts, * repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 54 scs

Diana Hat pattern by DivineDebris.com
Diana Hat pattern by DivineDebris.com

For child size of this do not do rnd 9, just move on to row 10.
Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 8 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 8 sts, * repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 60 scs
Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join and into the next 53 (59) sts, slip st into the first st – 54 (60) scs
Rnd 11: Ch 1, hdc once into the same st as join and into the next 53 (59) sts, slip st into the first st – 54 (60) hdcs
Rnd 12: Ch 1, hdc into the back third loop of the same st as join and into the back third loop of the next 53 (59) hdcs, slip st into the first st – 54 (60) hdcs
Rnd 13: B: Ch 1, turn, slip st into the back third loop of the first st, hdc into the back third loop of the next st, *slip st into the back third loop of the next st, hdc into the back third loop of the next st,* repeat from * to * 25 (28) more times, slip st into the first hdc – 27 (30) hdcs
Rnds 14 – 17: Ch 1, turn, slip st into the first st, hdc into the next st, *slip st into the next st, hdc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 25 (28) more times, slip st into the first hdc – 27 (30) hdcs
Rnds 18 – 19: A: Repeat rnds 11 – 12
Rnds 20 – 24: B: repeat rnds 13 – 17
Rnd 25: A: Ch 1, hdc into the same st as join and into the next 53 (59) sts, slip st into the first st – 54 (60) hdcs
Rnd 26: Ch 1, sc into the back third loop of the same st as join and into the back third loop of the next 53 (59) hdcs, slip st into the first st t- 54 (60) scs
Fasten off both colors, weave in all your ends.

Brim:
Row 1: A: Skip 17 (20) sts from the seam, attach your yarn into the next st, sc into the same st, sc into the next 2 sts, *hdc into the next st, hdc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 6 more times, sc into the next 3 sts –  21 hdcs, 6 scs
Fasten off, weave in your ends.
Row 2: Attach yarn back where you fastened off following row 26, sc into the next 17 (20) sts, sc into the next 3 scs of the first row of the brim, hdc into the next 21 hdcs, sc into the next 3 scs of the brim, sc into the next 17 (20) scs from row 26, slip st into the first st to secure – 40 (46) scs, 21 hdcs
Fasten off.

Tada! So what do you think of my new Diana Newsboy Hat? I Hope you love it as much as I do!

This post is linked to Hookin’ on Hump Day #106, Oombawka Design’s Link and Share Wednesday #117, Linky Ladies’ Community Link Party #24, Yarn Fanatic Party #53, Lunamon Design’s Two Day Link Party #45, Rebeckah’s Treasures Saturday Link Party #20, & Fiber Tuesdays.

21 thoughts on “Diana, Again

        1. Yes, rows 13 through 17, and again on rows 20 – 24, you turn your work and will be working with the inside of the hat facing you. Just be sure that you do the correct amount of turns or you will have some of the pattern backward.

  1. Hi! I’m on the row 19 and I somehow don’t see the back loop. I’m just wondering if I should turn after the row 17 or of I’m just being dumb? 😀

  2. Hi just finished this hat for my mum, turned out lovely! Slight problem its a little small how can I make it larger? I am a novice and was chuffed that my loved the hat!! Thanks

    1. Are you using the yarn I’m using in the pattern? Did you check your gauge? What size did it end up? If you want to make the hat bigger it’s very easy, just add another increase or as many as you need to the top of the hat. In the pattern I stop increasing after row 9 for the adult size, but you can always add more to make it larger. You will have more stitches but you can just add more repeats of the * to * part of the pattern when you get to the sides. The brim might be tricky, but you could add more to the 21 hdcs in the center to make it larger.
      I hope that’s helpful to you.
      Take care!

      1. Hi thanks for the advice. Made a larger hat, when attaching yarn for the brim should the right side be facing me?

  3. Thank you SO MUCH for this pattern! I desperately needed a warm hat with a brim. Part of my job includes monitoring recess for the kiddos, and it’s difficult if the sun is glaring in your eyes the whole time! Now I stay warm, and keep my vision. This is my new favorite hat, hands down 🙂

    1. The A and B designations refer to the colors (the notes say which colors are A and B in the photos). You begin with color A on Rnd 1 and change to color B on Rnd 13.
      Hope that makes sense <3 <3

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