This is what I've been working on for the last two days.
It's a very simple cap pattern that works up quickly.
Textured Mesh Scully Cap
Worsed Weight Yarn (I used cotton Sugar ‘n Cream)
G hook (for small child/large baby size)
H hook (small adult, large child)
I Hook (for adult average)
Chain 4, join w/ slip stitch to first chain to form a loop.
1) Ch 2 (counts as first dc), 7 DC in the loop, join w/ slip stitch (8 dc) chain 3
2) 2 dc in each stitch, join w/ slip stitch (16 dc) chain 3
3) DC and TC in first (joining) stitch and all the way around (32 stitches). Join w/ slip stitch to top of first DC, Chain 3, TURN
4) TC and SC in next stitch and all the way around (62 stitches). Join w/ slip stitch to top of first tc. Chain 4, turn
5) Skip the TC and dc in the next sc, chain 1, (dc in next sc, chain 1) around. Join w/ slip stitch to third chain of the chain 4 at the start of the row. turn
6) Chain 4, sc in first space, TC and sc in each space around. Join w/ slip stitch, chain 4, turn
7-12) Repeat row 5 and 6 (3 times) 7 8 9 10 11 12
13) repeat row 5
14) sc in each dc and each ch1 space around – join w/ slip stitch
15) chain 1, sc around
16) chain 1, reverse single crochet around. Finish off.
These images are clickable. Believe it or not, they're the same hat - just different lighting. I'm showing both because my styrofoam head is really petite (or I have a really fat head) so that the hat looks quite different on her. It's a fitted cap, not a bucket hat.
Note – I made the adult cap version with an I hook and worsted weight cotton. Had I used another fiber yarn that has more stretch, this hat would have been too large for me. For Acrylic, wool or blends I would recommend an H hook for an average adult.