Meet the Charlie hat - a mix of tunisian and standard crochet and a true beauty. Tunisian crochet hat patterns are still few and far between. Tunisian crochet fabrics are typically horizontally quite inelastic, plus it is quite difficult to work a hat top down in tunisian.
The Charlie hat pattern is worked bottom up, and it beats that typical lack of stretchiness with a lush ribbing worked in standard crochet. The ribbing, to be crocheted in the row, harmonizes perfectly with the tunisian honeycomb stitch - a spectacular stitch pattern which is surprisingly easy to work in the round.
The written crochet pattern offers links to picture tutorials and contains pictured instructions as well. You should bring basic knowledge of tunisian crochet. You’re fine if you know that there is more than one stitch to tunisian crochet, and if you have heard of tunisian crochet in the round before. Even if you haven’t tried every technique used in this pattern before, you’ll rock the Charlie hat, and you’ll be proud of it.