That’s right everyone, Diana is back! And I’m not just talking about the new writer on Wonder Woman who is fantastic and means I get to buy Wonder Woman comics again (although that is totally true). Nope, I’m talking about my Diana Line that I’ve added things here and there over the years and maybe some day you’ll be able to decorate your whole home in Diana themed crochet… that would be a bit much, though, right? I’m not at all planning anything like that or thinking about Diana Pillows, Diana Baskets, Diana Slipper-Socks, or a Diana Owl… nope, not at all 😉
One of my favorite things about that Diana Line is how simple the stitch combination but how great the textures are. And this slouchy beanie is no different, you can add as much or as little slouch as you want by adding more rows to the pattern. For my sample in the 22″ size, I stopped when the hat got just a bit over 9″, which is a good slouch length (in my opinion).
Other than making lots of crochet things and always thinking about what to make, I’m pretty boring here. I had a fun Halloween giving out candy at my new place – we got so many trick-or-treaters! A ton more kids came through than where we lived last year and sadly we were not prepared for all of them. Next year, now that we know, we will be very ready!
How was your Halloween?
Do you still love the Diana Line? Let me know in the comments!
This post is linked to Hookin’ on Hump Day #178
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- US H (5.00 mm) crochet hook
- Size #3/ DK/ light weight yarn
- 2.7 – 3 oz/207 – 230 yds
- 1-2 colors
- I used Premier Yarns DK Colors
- Yarn needle
- Pom-pom maker (optional)
- 11 rows x 15 hdc = 4″
- RS: Right side
- Rnd: round
- St: stitch
- Ch: chain
- Slip st: slip st
- Sc: single crochet
- BLO: Back Loop Only
- Hdc: half double crochet
- This pattern is work in 2 parts: the Body and the Band. The Body is worked in the round with a slip st into the first st of the rnd, then one end is closed while the Band is worked along the other side of the original chain rnd.
- You will need to know how to work into the back third loop of a hdc.
- You will need to know how create a slipknot on your hook.
- Some rnds feature a turn while some rnds do not.
- The ch-1 and ch-2 at the beginning of rnds do not count as stitches.
- The sample for this pattern was created in a variegated yarn but you can change colors in a similar manner to the Diana Newsboy Hat.
- In the photos the hat is size 22” and made with DK Colors in Raindrop.
Finished product dimensions (approx)
Height: 7″ – 7.5″
Diameter: 10″ – 10.5″
Yarn: 2.7oz/207 yds
Height: 9″ – 9.5″
Diameter: 11″ – 11.5″
Yarn: 3 oz/230 yds
Sizing as follows: 20” (22”)
– Body –
Rnd 1: Chain 80 (88), slip st to form a ring. *Do not twist this ring*
(RS) Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), hdc into the same st as join and into the next 79 (87) sts, slip st into the first st – 80 (88) hdc
Rnds 3 – 4: Ch 2, hdc into the back third loop of the next 80 (88), slip st into the first st – 80 (88) hdc
Rnd 5: (this whole rnd is worked into the back third loop of the previous rnd) Ch 1, turn, *slip st into the next st, hdc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 39 (43) more times, slip st into the first st – 40 (44) hdc, 40 (44) slip st
Rnds 6 – 9: Ch 1, turn, *slip st into the next st, hdc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 39 (43) more times, slip st into the first st – 40 (44) hdc, 40 (44) slip st
Rnd 10: Ch 2, turn, hdc into the next 80 (88) sts, slip st into the first st – 80 (88) hdc
Rnds 11 – 12: Ch 2, hdc into the back third loop of the next 80 (88), slip st into the first st – 80 (88) hdc
Rnds 13 – 28 (36): repeat rnds 5 – 12, 2 (3) more times
Fasten off leaving a long tail, which you will use to close up rnd 28 (36).
If you’d like a slouchier hat, feel free to add more repeats of rnds 5 – 12.
– Closing –
Flip your hat inside out so that the wrong side is facing you and with your needle, weave your tail back and forth through every other stitch on rnd 28 (36) until you go all the way around the rnd. Pull your yarn tight until the hole in the center is as closed as it can be. You may need to sew the hole closed further.
Fasten off, weave in your ends. Optional: add a pom-pom to this end.
– Band –
Rnd 1: Flip your hat around so that you’re working along the other side of the original chain row. Create a slipknot on your hook and sc into each st around, slip st into the first st – 80 (88) sc
Rnds 2 – 5: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch here and throughout the band), sc into the same st as join, *sc BLO into the next st, sc into the next st, sc BLO into the next st,* repeat from * to * 38 (42) more times, slip st into the first st -80 (88) sc
Fasten off, weave in your ends.
Tada! There’s a new one for the Diana Line and I really hope you like it. It’s a super simple hat that I made in no time at all and wears really well.
See ya next week!