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RUSC HAT – A FREE CROCHET PATTERN

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Rusc is a free hat pattern that is rich in texture, and super easy to crochet as it only contains front post and back post stitches. No frustrating slip stitches here. Instructions are included below to turn Rusc into a messy bun hat. 

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I chose to crochet this hat with Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Grey Marble because I love the look of the little specks of fiber mixed into it. The yarn itself is nice and soft and is very enjoyable to work with. It also has a nice amount of give to it, so the hat turned out good and stretchy. 

You’ll need two skeins of this yarn to complete the project. I love that I can get this yarn locally for a decent price, as I’m sure I’ll be making lots more of these hats for my friends and family.

 

RUSC HAT
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YARN:
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Grey Marble
Worsted Weight #4 ~ 120 grams, 205 yards

HOOK:
5.5 mm (US I-9) and 6.5 mm (US K-10.5)

GAUGE WITH SMALLER HOOK:
13 single crochet and 15 rows = 4 inches

SIZE:
Teen/Adult = 21 to 23 inch head circumference

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Circumference = 20 inches
Length = 8.5 inches

ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS):
BP = back post
DC = double crochet
FP = front post
HDC = half double crochet
RS = right side
SL ST = slip stitch

NOTE:
The beginning chain does not count as a stitch.

 

MESSY BUN HAT SETUP:

With smaller hook, chain 25. SL ST in first chain to form a ring.
(A hair elastic could be used in place of the ring.)

Round 1: Chain 2. Make 28 DC into ring. SL ST to join in first stitch. (28)

Skip to Round 3 of Hat Instructions below.

 

HAT INSTRUCTIONS:

Begin by making a Magic Ring.

Round 1 (RS): With smaller hook, chain 2. Make 14 DC into the magic ring. Tighten ring. SL ST to join in first stitch. (14)

Round 2: Chain 2. DC in first stitch. FPDC in same stitch. *DC in next stitch. FPDC in same stitch. Repeat from * to end. SL ST to join in first stitch. (28)

Round 3: Chain 2. DC in first stitch. FPDC in same stitch. FPDC in next stitch. *DC in next stitch. FPDC in same stitch. FPDC in next stitch. Repeat from * to end. SL ST to join in first stitch. (42)

Round 4: Chain 2. DC in first stitch. FPDC in same stitch. FPDC in next 2 stitches. *DC in next stitch. FPDC in same stitch. FPDC in next 2 stitches. Repeat from * to end. SL ST to join in first stitch. (56)

Round 5: Chain 2. DC in first stitch. FPDC in same stitch. FPDC in next 3 stitches. *DC in next stitch. FPDC in same stitch. FPDC in next 3 stitches. Repeat from * to end. SL ST to join in first stitch. (70)

Round 6: Chain 2. FPDC in first stitch. BPDC in next stitch. * FPDC in next stitch. BPDC in next stitch. Repeat from * to end. SL ST to join in first stitch. (70)

Round 7: Repeat Round 6.

Change to larger hook.

Round 8: Chain 1. *Turn*. FPHDC in each stitch around. SL ST to join in first stitch. (70)

Round 9: Chain 1. FPHDC in each stitch around. SL ST to join in first stitch. (70)

Round 10: Chain 1. FPHDC in each stitch around. SL ST to join in first stitch. (70)

Change to smaller hook.

Round 11: Chain 2. *Turn*. FPDC in first stitch. BPDC in next stitch. * FPDC in next stitch. BPDC in next stitch. Repeat from * to end. SL ST to join in first stitch. (70)

Round 12: Chain 2. FPDC in first stitch. BPDC in next stitch. * FPDC in next stitch. BPDC in next stitch. Repeat from * to end. SL ST to join in first stitch. (70)

Change to larger hook.

Round 13 to Round 15: Repeat Round 8 to Round 10.

Change to smaller hook.

Round 16 and Round 17: Repeat Round 11 and Round 12.

Change to larger hook.

Round 18 to Round 20: Repeat Round 8 to Round 10.

Change to smaller hook.

Round 21: Chain 2. Turn. FPDC in first stitch. BPDC in next stitch. * FPDC in next stitch. BPDC in next stitch. Repeat from * to end. SL ST to join in first stitch. (70)

Round 22: Chain 2. FPDC in first stitch. BPDC in next stitch. * FPDC in next stitch. BPDC in next stitch. Repeat from * to end. SL ST to join in first stitch. (70)

Round 23 to Round 26: Repeat Round 22.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

 

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