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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Gray Flapper Hat

What do you get when you put an urge for a new hat and some leftover gray yarn together?
By the way those leftover gourds sure come in handy!

Gray Flapper Hat
By Berta Gilholm

Materials:
Patons Classic Wool Roving Bulky -100% wool, 3.5 oz./100gm, Grey
Small amount (about  3 yards) of any ww#4 dark gray or drk color of your choice
Crochet Hook USK/10.5 – 6.5mm
Yarn Needle

Instructions:
Make a magic ring or Ch 2 and slst in second ch from hook to make a ring.
Row 1: Ch 1, 7 sc in ring, do not join rounds, work in a spiral through out, Mark next stitch as first stitch on each round moving up as you work.
Row 2: Ch 1in first st of next spiral and move marker, 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)
Row 3: Ch 1 in first st of next spiral sc in same st, and move marker, *2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, (18 sc)
Row 4: Ch 1 in first st of next spiral sc in same st, and move marker, *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, (24 sc)
Row 5: Ch 1 in first st of next spiral sc in same st, and move marker, *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around,  (30 sc)
Row 6: Ch 1 in first st of next spiral sc in same st, and move marker, *sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around,  (36 sc)
Row 7: Ch 1 in first st of next spiral sc in same st, and move marker, *sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around,  (42 sc)
Row 8: Ch 1 in first st of next spiral sc in same st, and move marker, *sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around,  (48 sc)
Row 9: Ch 1 in first st of next spiral sc in same st, and move marker, *sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around,  (54 sc)
Row 10 through 13: Ch 1 in first st of next spiral and move marker, *sc in each sc around,  (54 sc)
Row 14 through 18: Ch 1 in first st of next spiral and move marker, *hdc in each hdc around,  (54 hdc)
Row 19: Ch 1 in first st of next spiral and move marker,  hdc in first 25 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next  25 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in last 2 hdc,   (56 hdc)
Row 20: Ch 1 in first st of next spiral and move marker, dc in first hdc, *sc in next hdc, dc in next  hdc, Repeat from * around, sc in last hdc,   (28 dc + 28 sc for Griddle stitch pattern)
Row 21: Ch 1 in first st of next spiral and move marker, sc in first dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next  dc, Repeat from * around, dc in last sc,   (28 dc + 28 sc for Griddle stitch pattern)
Row 22: Ch 1 in first st of next spiral and move marker, dc in first sc, *sc in next dc, dc in next  sc, Repeat from * around, sc in last dc,   (28 dc + 28 sc for Griddle stitch pattern) Fasten off and weave in ends.
Hat Band: With Dark Gray thread the yarn needle with 2 yards,
Using doubled yarn, sew a whip stitch around the hat 2 times in and out of stitches between row 18 and 19, fasten off and weave in ends. 
Cut 12, 4 ½” length’s of the dark gray and hand tie them with a knot around the first 8 hdc stitches of row 19, trim the ends to about 1” and leave uncut like fringe.


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