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Jingle Jester Hat

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Crochet a playful jester hat for the holidays. Whether you crochet the hat with a solid-color yarn or a multi-color yarn, sizing is provided for children, men, and women.

Hat Circumference: 18 (20, 24)". Directions are for Children; changes for Women and Men are in parentheses.

Materials:

  • RED HEART® “Fiesta®”: 1 skein 6332 Harvest OR RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 1 skein 389 Hunter Green.
  • Crochet Hooks: 5mm [US H-8] and 5.5mm [US I-9].
  • Stitch markers.
  • Yarn needle.
  • 3 jingle bells.


GAUGE: 12 sts = 4"; 16 rounds = 4" in sc rounds with larger hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Special Abbreviations
inc (increase) = work 2 sc in next sc.
dec (decrease) = [draw up a loop in next sc] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.


HAT
Ribbing
With smaller hook, ch 16.
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 15 sc.
Row 2: Working in back loop only, ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
   Repeat Row 2 until 14 (16, 18)” from beginning. Bring opposite end up to form a circle; join by slip stitch through both layers. Change to larger hook and work in rounds across row ends.
Round 1: Ch 1, work 48 (57, 66) sc evenly around; DO NOT JOIN but work in continuous rounds. Mark end of round. Move marker up each round.
Round 2: [Sc in next 7 (18, 10) sc, inc] 6 (3, 6) times – 54 (60, 72) sc.
Round 3: Sc in each sc around.
   Repeat Round 3 until 7 (8, 9)” from lower edge.

Increase for Points
Round 1: [Inc, sc in next 16 (18, 22) sc, inc] 3 times – 60 (66, 78) sc.
Round 2 and All Even Rounds: Sc in each sc around.
Round 3: [Inc, sc in next 18 (20, 24) sc, inc] 3 times – 66 (72, 84) sc.
Round 5: [Inc, sc in next 20 (22, 26) sc, inc] 3 times – 72 (78, 90) sc.
Round 7: [Inc, sc in next 22 (24, 28) sc, inc] 3 times – 78 (84, 96) sc.
Round 9: [Inc, sc in next 24 (26, 30) sc, inc] 3 times – 84 (90, 102) sc.
Round 11: [Inc, sc in next 26 (28, 32) sc, inc] 3 times – 90 (96, 108) sc.
Rounds 12 and 13: Repeat Round 2.

Divide for points
First Point

Round 1: Sc in first 30 (32, 36) sc; bring the first of these sc around to create a ring and work in continuous rounds as before on only these sts.
Round 2: Sc in each sc around.
Round 3: [Sc in next 3 (6, 4) sc, dec] 6 (4, 6) times – 24 (28, 30) sc.
Rounds 4-8: Repeat Round 2.
Round 9: [Sc in next 2 (5, 3) sc, dec] 6 (4, 6) times – 18 (24, 24) sc.
Rounds10-14: Repeat Round 2.
Round 15: [Sc in next 1 (2, 2) sc, dec] 6 times – 12 (18, 18) sc.
Rounds 16-20: Repeat Round 2.
Round 21: [Sc in next sc, dec] 4 (6, 6) times – 8 (12, 12) sc.
Rounds 22-26: Repeat Round 2.
Round 27: [Sc in next 0 (1, 1) sc, dec] 4 times – 4 (8, 8) sc.

Women’s and Men’s Sizes Only-
Rounds 28-32:
Repeat Round 2.
Round 33: [Dec] 4 times – 4 sc.

All Sizes: Fasten off leaving a long 12" tail for sewing ends and attaching jingle bells.
2nd Point
Sc in next 30 (32, 36) sts of last long row; bring the first of these sc around to create a ring and work in continuous rounds as before. Complete as for First Point.
3rd Point
Sc across last 30 (32, 36) sts and complete as for first 2 points.

FINISHING
Weave in ends. Sew jingle bells at tips of points. Turn ribbing up for cuff.
 
 

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