A warm, cute hat with braids.
This pattern is written, assuming you know how to do basic croceht stitches, such as chain (ch), double crochet (dc), double crochet back loop only (dc BLO).
The ch doesn't count as first stitch.
Round 2: 2 dc in each dc around, join with sl st to first dc. (20dc) ch 2
Round 3: (1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) around, join with sl st to first dc. (30dc) ch 2
Round 4: (1 dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st) around, join with sl st to first dc. (40dc) ch 2
Round 5: (1 dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next st) around, join with sl st to first dc. (50dc) ch 2
Round 6: (1 dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in next st) around, join with sl st to first dc. (60dc) ch 2
Round 7: 1 dc in each st around, sl st to first dc. Color change to color B (60dc)
Measure out and cut 8 strands of color B, C, and D that are twice the size that you want your braids to be. (4 for each side of each color.)
Total strands you should have: 24
Make sure they are all the same size, or very close.
Attach the strands 2 at a time, keep the colors close to each other.
You should have 4 strands of color b next to each other, 4 strands of color c together, and 4 of D together, on each side in the ch 3 space.
Then braid them together, and when done, wrap a piece of yarn around the bottoms to tie it off and secure it. Then trim the ends to even off.
Done! :) You've just completed the Twiggy Hat! This fits most teens and adults. For small children sizes, keep an eye out for my WIP, the "Salem Hat" Salem is my 3 year old, and I plan to make a similar hat to the Twiggy hat for him.