Special Stitches: Large Bean Stitch (LBS) Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through (2 loops on hook). SC in 3 loop of each of the next 28 STS; row is complete.
(16)You'll also need: Yarn needle, optional faux fur pom pom Terms and Abbreviations: MC (magic circle - view tutorial here) ST/STS (stitch/stitches) SL ST (slip stitch) SK (skip) CH (chain) SC (single crochet) HDC (half double crochet) LBS (large bean stitch - see "Special Stitches") BLO (back loop only) 3rd LOOP (work stitch into 3rd loop only - see "Special Stitches") ..... Skipping over the CH1 and the 2 SL STS along Round 3, SC in each of the first 28 STS of the previous row.
The following photo is a screenshot from the video tutorial: Once you finish with the ribbed section, sew the rest of the seam up, stitch by stitch, putting your needle through the 3rd loop of the final row of HDCs and across to the corresponding stitch on the other side of the seam.
Then, thread your yarn needle onto the long finishing tail and sew the first 6 stitches (the ribbed band) together, stitch by stitch.
Because of the construction of the hat, it is difficult to adjust mid-pattern if you discover it is turning out too large.
Even if you typically do not complete gauge checks, I strongly encourage you to do so this time. Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook and in each remaining CH.
(LBS in next ST, SK next ST) 14 times; row is complete.