Saturday, May 18, 2013


Red Hat with Brim
By Designers: Gloria Clayton and James Lee Kelley

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This pattern uses US/American English Crochet Terms
Hat part is done using most of the pattern from Cotton Candy Spring Hat.
Sport weight cotton, ILTC from Hobby Lobby should work nicely; even though it is considered worsted weight it is very light.
J hook and an E hook
SPECIAL NOTE:   I did not join my rounds after the base.  If it is easier for you sl st and ch1 and continue work instead. Be sure to mark ending sts or it is easy to get lost!
SPECIAL STITCHES:
Beginning V-Stitch (BV-st) Ch4, dc in same st or sp as indicated.
V-Stitch (V-st) dc, ch1, dc in same st or sp as indicated.
Shell Stitch (shell) 5dc in same st or sp as indicated.
With J hook.
Rnd 1 – Ch3, *dc in 3rd from hook, ch1*, repeat between the *s 5 times, join with a sl st into the top of the first dc. (6dc, 6ch1 sps)

Rnd 2 - Ch2, 2dc in same st, *ch2, 2dc in next dc* repeat between the *s 4 times, ch2, join with sl st in top of first dc. (12dc, 6ch2 sps)

Rnd 3 – Ch2, dc in same st, ch2, dc in next dc, ch2, dc in ch2 sp, ch2, * dc in next dc, ch2, dc in next dc, ch2, dc in ch2 sp, ch2*, repeat between the *s 4 times, join with sl st to top of first dc. (18dcs, 18ch2 sps)

Rnd 4 – Ch2, V-st in same st, V-st in each dc around, join with a sl st into the top of the first dc. (18V-sts)

Rnd 5 – Ch2, V-st in first dc of first V-st, V-st in second dc of first V-st, V st in ch1 sp of next V-st, * V-st in first dc of next V-st, V-st in second dc of same V-st, V st in ch1 sp of next V-st*, repeat between the * around. Join with a sl st into the top of the first dc of first V-st. (27V-sts)

Rnd 6 – 12 – Sl st into Ch1 sp of first V-st, BV-st in same sp, V-st in ch1 sp of each V-st around. Join with a sl st into the third ch of the BV-st. (27V-sts)
BRIM:
With E hook sl st into beg V-st.  ch1, 2 sc, *1 sc into space between V-st, 2 sc in next V-st* repeat between the *s around, sl st into first sc you made. This is the base for your brim.
Rnd 1- Increase round. Ch 1, 2 sc in same sc, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc*. repeat between the *s around. Do not join work but mark last sc with st marker or bit of yarn.
Rnds 2 -- 4 - Sc evenly around marking each ending sc as you come around.  On row 4 do 2 sl st in last 2 sc.  Do not fasten off.
Rnd 5 - ch 1 sc in same sc you sl stitched into.  *ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc into next sc* around. Do not join. Mark last sp made.
Rnds 6 --10- * ch2, sc into next ch 2 sp * repeat between the *s around. Mark each rnd as you come to it. 
Rnd 11 - Make 1 sc in each ch 2 sp and 1 sc in each sc around sl st together and finish off.
Any flower will make this hat. I do not follow patterns on my flowers!
The cotton is very light and very cool.



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