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This hat was designed as a quick project for my little one who loves silly hats.  I’ve wanted to make her a pixie hat for a long time, but found the right pattern/yarn/inspiration.  Until! I got my latest subscription box from Darn Good Yarn. 

Darn Good Yarn is dedicated to sustainable and fair trade yarns.  Their yarns are made with recycled silk and crafted by fairly employed workers in India.  

Of course, yarn is just some of what they do – check out their skirts, yarn bowls, tools, accessories, and different subscription boxes (including my favorite $10 a month box) here.

I received this yarn in my fourth subscription box and love the bright colors and how soft it is.  I thought about a few different projects to work up to best use these gorgeous colors and make the most of the yardage – but as soon as I started working with the yarn, a cozy hat came to mind.  This hat worked up quickly with a large hook, which also allows the softness of the yarn to really be highlighted through a soft and stretchy fabric. I was able to put it together in about an hour. It’s a super simple pattern whose magic is revealed when it is worn.  

Quick Crochet Pixie Hat

Materials:
Crochet Hook Size N
1 ball (42 yards) of Darn Good Twist Worsted Weight Silk Yarn in Machu Picchu

Fit: Toddler/Child

Set Up: Make 6 sc in a Magic Ring, place marker at beginning of row
Row 1: 2 sc in each stitch around (12 stitches)
Row 2: sc in each stitch (12 stitches)
Row 3: *2 sc in 1 stitch, sc in next stitch* around (18 stitches)
Row 4: sc in each stitch (18 stitches)
Row 5: *2 sc in 1 stitch, sc in next 2 stitches* around (24 stitches)
Row 6: sc in each stitch (24 stitches)
Row 7: *2 sc in 1 stitch, sc in next 3 stitches* around (30 stitches)
Row 8: sc in each stitch (30 stitches)
Row 9: Row 12: *2 sc in 1 stitch, sc in next 4 stitches* around (36 stitches)
Row 10: sc in each stitch (36 stitches)

Repeat row 10 until you have reached the desired length, or come close to running out of yarn.  Make sure you leave enough to finish with a row of slipped stitches!

Finishing: slip stitch loosely in each stitch around brim; cut yarn and pull through final stitch; weave in ends.

I love the final product – but you know who loves it more?  My silly hat loving boy!  

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