Worsted weight yarn in three colors. I used loops and threads Impeccable soft fern; red heart super saver white, and red heart super saver Turquoise.
Chain 70 and slip stitch to make a large circle. Be sure not to get the chain twisted.
Round 1: Hdc in first chain and in every chain around. Join with a slip stitch.
Round 2: repeat round 1
Round 3: fphdc in first st, hdc in next stitch repeat pattern all the way around. So you alternate fphdc and hdc. Join with a slip stitch.
Round 4: hdc in first st and then fphdc in next stitch repeat all the way around. So you alternate hdc then fphdc this round. Join with a slip stitch.
Repeat rounds 3 and 4 10 times so you have 20 total rounds. My first stripe has 10 total rounds including the 2 hdc rounds at the beginning. I then have 6 total rounds of white before switching to final color.
Now it is time to decrease so we can close the hat at the top.
Decrease Round 1: I started my last regular round with the fphdc so I started this decrease round with an hdc decrease. You will do a hdc3tog(or yarn over, go through stitch and pull up a loop, go through next stitch and pull up another loop so you now have 4 loops on hook, go through 3rd stitch and pull up another loop yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on hook). Next fphdc in next stitch then hdc3tog in next stitch. Repeat hdc3tog and fphdc pattern 17 times. Then hdc in next to last stitch and fphdc in last stitch, Join with a slip stitch.
Decrease round 2: Switch to all hdc’s now from this point on there are no more fphdc’s. hdc2tog then hdc in each of the next 2 stitches. Repeat all the way around. Slip stitch to join
Repeat decrease round 2 three more times. Then finish off leaving long tail. With needle weave tail of yarn through stitches and pull to close. I added a pompom to mine but you don’t have to.
I don’t write many patterns I hope that you can follow this one. If you have any questions feel free to message me. Thanks and I hope you enjoy this hat.