During the winter break of 2015, I wanted to make a hat for the first day of the spring semester. I searched around for a nice one and I found this one from Melanie Ham. She has two options: one for Caron Simply Soft and the other for LionBrand Heartland. The one pictured above is for the Caron Simply Soft yarn and it takes up about 3 ounces of yarn, perhaps more for precaution’s sake.
The pattern basically consist of puff stitches and half-double crochet, and it’s labeled for advanced beginners.
When I first did this pattern, it took me about 10 hours, but now it takes me about 4-5 hours, so it can be worked up quite quickly. I have made a few of these for my aunts and mom and they love it. I would love to figure out how to adjust the size, so that my cousin could wear one as well, but I have yet to do so.
Good luck and happy crocheting!!