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I am a designer, fiber artist and blogger from Baltimore, MD. I have three beautiful children and I love writing, cooking, surfing the net, and playing in fiber.

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Dessa

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Single Crochet
  • Magic Loop (crochet)
  • Working in round(spiral)
  • Invisible decreases
  • Picking up stitches
  • Knit Ribbing
  • Purl
  • Knit

Pattern Description:

"Dessa" is a play on my middle name, Odessa. This is my first pattern, and I am honored to offer it for free, to allow people to try my approach to crochet and knitting. The hat consists of a very simple single crochet design in the round.

The hat is slouchy, meaning that the increases will go up until a circumference of at least 11 inches is achieved. Then the hat is decreased, and stitches are picked up with circular knitting needles.

I am not a big fan of crochet ribbing, as I find it too thick. Knitting the edge is a great way to either, 1. Learn to Knit or 2. Get better at knitting for those who primarily crochet, like me.

I used to be intimidated by knitting for a long time, but no more! You don't have to be either with this pattern.


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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 11 inches at widest point (after blocking)


  • 1 size K (10.5) crochet hook
  • Size 8 16 inch circular knitting needle

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 Stitch Marker
  • Yarn Needle
  • Dinner Plate (for blocking)

Suggested yarn:

220 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Brown Sheep's Lamb's Pride Worsted



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