About the Reversible Sabino Sunrise hat
The Reversible Sabino Sunrise hat is named for the beautiful Sabino Canyon sunrises that we have here in Tucson, AZ. Sabino has been one of my favorite places to go since I was little, so it was fitting to make a hat that is inspired by it. When I was going to Flagstaff with my son, this hat was born because it was a chilly 7 degrees when we were scheduled to visit. Since I don’t really own hats, I decided to design one. And, here we have the Reversible Sabino Sunrise hat!
It’s a very simple hat that works a few increased rounds, 6.75” on the body and then the ribbing. However, when I made it, I realized that the wrong side is just as pretty as the right side. So, I secured the pom pom with a button so that it’s removable, making the hat reversible. This is great for learning how to crochet a hat and is customizable to whatever size you need. Simply measure as you go and then you’ll have the perfect hat!
In the video below, please note that I call the Herringbone Half Double Crochet the Herringbone Double Crochet (sorry about that!).
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- 264 yds / 242 m Lion Brand Ombré (100% Acrylic; Medium #4 weight, 5.3 oz / 150g; 344 yd / 315m) yarn in color #207 Serene
- Size H / 5mm and G / 4mm Crochet hook
- 2.5” / 65mm pom pom maker
- Sharp scissors
- Tapestry needle
- 1 – 1.5” / 38 mm button (make sure that the holes are large enough to accommodate your tapestry needle)
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Fits 22″ head circumference with 2″ negative ease / customizable to fit as you need.
Using H / 5mm hook 13 stitches x 16 rows in single crochet = 4″ x 4″ / 10 cm x 10 cm
Stitches / Abbreviations used:
Pattern is written in US terms
Hbhdc: Herringbone half double crochet – this stitch is always worked in the back loop and third loop of the stitch starting on round 2: Yarn over, insert hook in back loop and third loop of stitch, draw up a loop and pull through stitch and first loop on hook, yarn over and then pull through remaining 2 loops on hook
Sc: Single crochet
Sl st: Slip stitch
RS: Right side
St(s): Stitch (es)
WS: Wrong side
Yo: Yarn over
- Hat is worked in the round; until working the brim, do not turn work
- Ch-2 at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch
- While working in the round, end each round with a slip stitch to the top of the first stitch
- After round 1, you will always work the Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch in the back and third loop. As a result of working in those loops the hat becomes reversible.
To customize the fit of the hat:
Measure the circumference of the head of the person that the hat is intended for. Subtract 2” / 5cm from that measurement (this gives a nice, snug fit). Then measure the circumference of the hat as you complete the increase rounds while you work them. Stop increasing when you get to the size needed; proceed to work the body of the hat. For example, my head is 22”, so I stopped increasing when the hat circumference measures 20”.
Directions for the Reversible Sabino Sunrise Hat:
Determine the circumference needed for your hat and then measure throughout the increase rounds. Stop when you get to your desired circumference and move on to the body of the hat.
Using larger hook, Ch 3
- In third ch from hk, work 10 Hbhdc, join with sl st to top of first st, do not turn. Gently pull yarn tail to close up st where 10 Hbhdc were worked.
- Ch 2, work 2 Hbhdc (in back loop and third loop here and throughout the pattern) in ea st around, join with sl to top of first st; 20 Hbhdc
- Ch 2, *2 Hbhdc in next st, 1 Hbhdc in next st; rep * around, join with sl st to top of first st; 30 Hbhdc
- Ch 2, *2 Hbhdc in next st, 1 Hbhdc in ea of next 2 sts; rep * around, join with sl st to top of first st; 40 Hbhdc
- Ch 2, *2 Hbhdc in next st, 1 Hbhdc in ea of next 3 sts; rep * around, join with sl st to top of first st; 50 Hbhdc
- Ch 2, *2 Hbhdc in next st, 1 Hbhdc in ea of next 4 sts; rep * around, join with sl st to top of first st; 60 Hbhdc
- Ch 2, *2 Hbhdc in next st, 1 Hbhdc in ea of next 5 sts; rep * around, join with sl st to top of first st; 70 Hbhdc
- Ch 2, *2 Hbhdc in next st, 1 Hbhdc in ea of next 6 sts; rep * around, join with sl st to top of first st; 80 Hbhdc
If you need to continue increasing your stitch count to make your hat larger, use the following increase directions:
- Ch 2, *2 Hbhdc in next st, 1 Hbhdc in ea of next 7 sts; rep * around, join with sl st to top of first st; 90 Hbhdc
- Ch 2, *2 Hbhdc in next st, 1 Hbhdc in ea of next 8 sts; rep * around, join with sl st to top of first st; 100 Hbhdc
Body of hat
Ch 2, 1 Hbhdc in each st around, join with sl st to top of first st
Repeat body round until hat reaches 6.75” / 17.1 cm or your desired length from beginning of body; do not cut yarn.
This makes a 2.5” / 6.4 cm ribbing – if you would like smaller or larger ribbing, simply add or subtract chain amounts.
Use smaller hook with RS facing and continue as if working in the round
- Ch 10, in second ch from hook work 1 sc in the back loop and 1 sc in back loop in ea of remaining 8 chs (9 sc total), 1 sl st in back loop and third loop in ea of the next 2 sts, turn
- Sk 2 sl sts, work 1 sc in back loop in ea st across, turn (9 sc)
- Ch 1, work 1 sc in back loop in next st and remaining 8 sts, 1 sl st in back loop and third loop of next 2 sts, turn (9 sc total)
Repeat rows 2-3 around the hat.
Sl st in last 2 sts (or 1 st if that’s all you have left), then repeat row 2
Seam together using your preferred method.
Make pom pom and sew it on to the hat using a button to secure the pom pom ends.
Have fun with this and please tag me on social media @handmadebystacyj and #handmadebystacyj – I’d love to see your hat!
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