Row 1: (Color A) With open loop method, make 9 double crochet (dc) in the loop and pull snug.
Row 2: Two dc in each stitch, total of 18 stitches
Row 3: (Color B) Pattern Stitch - *dc in first two stitches, treble crochet (tc) around first dc in first row.* repeat pattern for a total of 27 stitches with 9 stitches into row 1.
Row 4: (Color C) *Double crochet one in first two stitches, inc in next stitch;* repeat between * for a total of 38 stitches.
Row 5: Double crochet in each stitch = 38 stitches.
Row 6: (Color B) Pattern stitch = 57 stitches.
Row 7: (Color D) Double crochet in first two stitches, inc. in next stitch; repeat between * for a total of 75 stitches.
Row 8: One double crochet in each stitch = 75 stitches.
Row 9: (Color B) *Double crochet in next two stitches; Treble around first dc two rows back. Skip one dc* repeat between *.
To End: Continue with two rows of dc in each dc and then a pattern row changing; colors as you desire,
When hat is long enough, end with a row of sc working in front loop, then back loop alternately until end, slipstitch, fasten off, hide ends… GO skiing.