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Stitch Your Pride: International Transgender Day of Visibility

Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility, and in celebration we decided to design a cute crochet hat for you to stitch up to show your pride and solidarity.

The hat is crocheted using Kelbourne Woolens Germantown, in the colors Old Blue, Pink, and Natural in a stripe pattern based on the Transgender Pride Flag.

a young person holds three skeins of Germantown in the colors of the Trans Flag: blue, pink, and white

Trans Flag Crochet Hat

YARN Kelbourne Woolens Germantown (100% wool; 220 yds/ 100gm skein): old blue (MC), pink (CC1), natural (CC2), 1 skein each.
GAUGE 4 shells and 7 rounds = 4.5” in shell pattern on larger hook. 13 sts and 20 rounds = 4” in single crochet on smaller hook.
HOOKS 1 – US H/8 (5 mm) hook.
1 – US I/9 (5.5 mm) hook.
NOTIONS Stitch marker, tapestry needle.
SIZE 18.5” brim circumference
SKILLS
Single crochet in rounds. Abbreviations
Ch: Chain
Dc: Double crochet
dc sh: Double Crochet Shell – 3 dc, ch1
pm:
place marker
Sc:
Single crochet
Sl st:
Slip stitch
Sp(s):
space

DIRECTIONS
Set-up:
Using MC and larger hook, ch5 and join into a ring with a sl st.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), work 2 dc into ring, ch 1, *dc sh into center of ring; rep from * 4 times more, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 3, work 2 sl st across next 2 dc – 5 dc sh. Do not turn, cont working in the rnd with the same side facing.

TOP INCREASES:
Rnd 2: [Sl st, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc, ch 1, dc sh] into first ch-1 sp, *dc sh twice into next ch-1 sp from prev rnd; rep from * 3 times more, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 3, work 2 sl st across 2 dc – 10 dc sh.
Rnd 3: Using CC1 [sl st, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc, ch 1, dc sh] into first ch-1 sp, *dc sh into next ch-1 sp from prev rnd, dc sh twice in next ch-1 sp from prev rnd; rep from * 3 times more, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 3, work 2 sl st across next 2 dc – 15 dc sh.
Rnd 4: [Sl st, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc, ch 1, dc sh] into first ch-1 sp, *dc sh into each of next 2 ch-1 sps from prev rnd, dc sh twice in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 3 times more, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 3, work 2 sl st across next 2 dc – 20 dc sh.

BODY:
Rnd 5: Join CC2, [sl st, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc, ch 1] into first ch-1 sp, dc sh in each of next 19 ch-1 sps, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 3, work 2 sl st across next 2 dc. Rep Rnd 5 2x more.
Rnd 8-9: Using CC1 rep Rnd 5 2x.
Rnd 10-11: Using MC rep Rnd 5 2x.

BRIM:
Change to smaller hook. Pm for beg of rnd. Work 1 sc in each dc around – 60 sc. Work in sc until brim meas 1.75”. Sl st into next st. Fasten off.
Finishing: Weave in ends. Soak in cool water and wool wash and block to measurements.

If you enjoy this pattern, consider making a donation to the TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation. TKPRF is committed to enhancing the future lives of trans kids by educating schools, peers, places of worship, the medical community, government bodies, and society in general, in an effort to seek fair and equal treatment for all trans youth.

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