Pony tale hat
This is a quick hat designed to stop me looking scalped when I have my hair tied back.
The ribbed section is worked flat but the rest of the hat is worked in a spiral, do not use a stitch marker instead use the last stitch change to gauge where to end the round.
The horizontal bar of a HDC is the bar made at the back of the stitch by the first YO
Using chunky yarn and a 5 mm hook
Leaving a long tail ch 6
SC in second ch from hook, DC in each ch along, 1 ch, turn. (5)
SC in BACK LOOPS ONLY along, 1 ch, turn. (5) until when slightly stretched fits around the head.
Turn work 90 degrees.
HDC in end of each row, do not turn.
HDC in first HDC, [HDC, HDC, 2 HDC in next st] around.
HDC in each st around.
HDC in horizontal bar of each st around for 3 rounds.
HDC in each st around for 2 rounds.
Continue alternating this way for 4 repeats, SC, slst. fasten off.
Sew ribbing closed.