Sunday, December 29, 2013

FLAT TOP ROLLED BRIM HAT
Designed and Written by: James Lee Kelley

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Materials:
H – Hook
Yarn Needle
Caron Simply Soft Yarn (approximately 3 ounces)
Scissors

This Pattern Uses U.S. American Terminology
TERMINOLOGY:
Ch = chain
Sc = Single Crochet
Dc = Double Crochet
MC = Magic Circle
Sl St = Slip Stitch

TOP:
Begin with a MC.
RND – 1: Ch1 and then do 8 sc into the Magic Circle. Join to first sc with a sl st. (8sc)
RND – 2: Ch1 and then 2 sc in each st around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (16sc)
RND – 3: Ch1 and then 2sc in same st, 1 sc in next st, * 2sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, * Repeat between the *s around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (24sc)
RND – 4: Ch1 and then 1sc in each st around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (24sc)
RND – 5: Ch1 and then 2sc in same st, 1 sc in next st, * 2sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, * Repeat between the *s around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (36sc)
RND – 6: Ch1 and then 1sc in each st around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (36sc)
RND – 7: Ch1 and then 2sc in same st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, * 2sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, * Repeat between the *s around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (48sc)
RND – 8: Ch1 and then 1sc in each st around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (48sc)
RND – 9: Ch1 and then 2sc in same st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, * 2sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, * Repeat between the *s around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (60sc)
RND – 10: Ch1 and then 1sc in each st around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (60sc)
RND – 11: Ch1 and then sc in same st, 1 sc in next st, 2sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, * 1 sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts,* Repeat between the *s around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (72sc)
RND – 12: Ch1 and then 1sc in each st around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (72sc)
RND – 13: Ch1 and then sc in same st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, * 1 sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* Repeat between the *s around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (84sc)
RND – 14: Ch1 and then 1sc in each st around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (84sc)
RND – 15: Ch1 and then 2sc in same st, 1 sc in next 6 sts, * 2sc in next st, 1 sc in next 6 sts, * Repeat between the *s around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (96sc)
RND – 16: Ch1 and then 1sc in each st around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (96sc)
RND – 17: Ch1, sc in back loop of same st as joining in, sc in back loop of each st around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (96sc)
RND – 18 thru 35: [WORKING IN BOTH LOOPS] Ch1 and then 1sc in each st around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (96sc)
RND – 36: Ch1, [WORKING IN BACK LOOPS ONLY!]turn. 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2 sts * 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 2 sts * repeat between the *s around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (128sc)
RND – 37 thru 40: Ch1, [WORKING IN BOTH LOOPS] 1sc in same st as joining, 1sc in each st around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (128sc)
RND – 41: Ch1, [WORKING IN BACK LOOPS ONLY!] 1sc in each st around.
Join to first sc with a sl st. (128sc)
RND – 42 thru 46: Ch1, [WORKING IN BOTH LOOPS] 1sc in same st as joining, 1sc in each st around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (128sc)
RND – 41:Sl st in each st around. Fasten Off. Weave in ends.

Large X Decoration Trim around Hat:
I used a yarn needle and the same yarn as the hat.
I started so the top of my Xs would be down 5 rows from the top and each leg of the X was in the fourth hole to right/left and above/below the center of the X.


I came up for my first X in the center hole, then went down where the lower right leg would end, then came back up through center and went down in same place (all the legs of the Xs are done twice to make it thicker) – then come up through center hole again and do right upper leg, then up in center and do left lower leg, then up in center and do left upper leg, then come up in center of next X position and repeat around. Fasten off and weave in ends.