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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Red Button Hat

Crochet Red Button Hat
By Berta Gilholm


Size: Circumference = 20 ½ inches, Height = 7 ½ inches.
Materials:
1 skein - Red Heart Super Saver (ww #4) 7 oz. – 198 g, color 0319 Cherry Red 
Crochet Hook size US I 9/5.5mm
Yarn Needle
Stitch Abbreviation: Ch = chain, Sc = single crochet, Slst = slipstitch, Hdc = half double crochet, Hdd = half double decrease (yarn over *go into next st, yarn over, pull through 1 loop, repeat from * and pull through all 4 loops on hook),  Blo = Back Loop
Notes: Hat is worked from the top down, top button is made into pattern with yarn sewn around to define button area and brim added after Main hat is finished.
Pattern:
Ch 3, slst in first ch to form a ring, ch 1
Rnd 1: Sc 8 times in ring, join to first sc with a slst, ch 1
Rnd 2: Dc 3 times in each sc around, join to first sc with a slst, ch 1 (24 dc)
Rnd 3:  Sc in next dc, *skip next dc, sc in next 2 dc,  repeat from * around, join to first sc with a slst, ch 1 (18 sc)
Rnd 4:  Sc in same sc, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc,  Sc in next sc, repeat from * around, join to first sc with a slst, ch 1 (24 sc)
Rnd 5:  Sc in same sc, sc in next sc, *2 sc in next sc,  sc in next 2 sc, repeat from * around, join to first sc with a slst, ch 1 (30 sc)
Rnd 6:  Sc in same sc, sc in next 2 sc,  2 sc in next sc, *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sc in last 2 sc, join to first sc with a slst, ch 1 (37 sc)
Rnd 7:  Sc in same sc,  *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc,  repeat from * around, sc in last sc, join to first sc with a slst, ch 1 (44 sc)
Rnd 8:  Sc in same sc,  *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc,  repeat from * around, sc in last sc, join to first sc with a slst, ch 1 (50 sc)
Rnd 9:  Sc in same sc,  *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc,  repeat from * around, sc in last sc, join to first sc with a slst, ch 1 (56 sc)
Rnd 10:  Sc in same sc,  *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc,  repeat from * around, sc in last 5 sc, join to first sc with a slst, ch 1 (61 sc)
Rnd 11:  Sc in same sc,  *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 11 sc,  repeat from * around, join to first sc with a slst, ch 1 (66 sc)
Rnd 12:  Sc in same sc,  *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 14 sc,  repeat from * around, sc in last 5 sc, join to first sc with a slst, ch 1 (70 sc)
Rnd 13:  Sc in each sc around, join to first sc with a slst, ch 1 (70 sc)
Rnd 14:  Hdc in each sc around, join to first hdc with a slst, ch 1 (70 hdc)
Rnd 15:  Hdc in each hdc around, join to first hdc with a slst, ch 1 (70 hdc)
Rnds 16 - 20:  Repeat Rnd 15
Rnd 21:  Hdc in same hdc, *hdc in next 32 hdc, hdd in next 2 hdc (decrease made),  repeat*  one more time, hdc in last hdc,  join to first hdc with a slst, ch 1 (68 hdc)
Rnd 22:  Hdc in each hdc around, join to first hdc with a slst, ch 1 (68 hdc)
Rnd 23:  Hdc in same hdc, *hdc in next 31 hdc, hdd in next 2 hdc (decrease made),  repeat*  one more time, hdc in last hdc,  join to first hdc with a slst, ch 1 (66 hdc)
Rnd 22 through 25:  Hdc in each hdc around, join to first hdc with a slst, ch 1 (66 hdc) Fasten off and weave in ends at end of last row.
Brim: Ch 11
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn (10 sc)
Row 2: Sc  in Blo of each sc across, ch 1, turn (10 sc)
Row 3 - 66: Repeat row 2,  turn and slst  row 1 and row 66 together, Do not fasten off.
Attach Brim:
Slip brim over RS of hat, lining up joined row of brim with hat seam area (you will see a slight seam on hat where rows were joined on each round).
Position hat with the top down and last row of hat with brim piece on top,
Attach each end row of Brim to each sc in last row of hat with a sc, fasten off and weave in ends.
Defining Button:
Thread a 7 inch piece of yarn into yarn needle, turn hat inside out and sew yarn in and out of sc’s on round 3, (you want the round to be held in but not scrunched up) go around last sc 2 times and tie off, weave in and trim.

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