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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Funky Felt Hat


Funky Felt Hat
By Berta Gilholm

100% Lion Brand, Lion Wool #4ww/3 oz. – 85g, 1 skein of Cocoa, ½ skein of Pumpkin and Winter White
Patons 100% Classic Wool #4/3.5 oz. – 100g, ½ skein of Sesame, Yellow
Village Yarn, Basic Boucle #3Dk/3.5 oz. – 100g, 1 skein of Loam
Crochet Hook size US L/11 – 8mm (for felted  top of hat) and US J/10 – 6mm (for Boucle bottom)
Yarn Needle, Sewing Needle and Dark Brown Thread for sewing top and bottom together.
Abbreviations: Ch = Chain, Sc = Single Crochet, Hdc = Half Double Crochet, Dc = Double Crochet, Jwslst = Join with slip stitch to first stitch of round, FO = Fasten Off, CUHR = Carry Up Hidden in Rows, PU = Pick Up.
Instructions:  
Part 1, Top of Hat: (Working in rounds make Part 1 and Felt, then make Part 2)
With 100 % wool in Cocoa and Crochet Hook size US L/11 – 8mm, make a magic ring
Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, jwslst (6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, jwslst (12 sc)
Round 3: Ch 1, *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (18 sc)
Round 4: Ch 1, *1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (24 sc)
Round 5: Ch 1, *1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (30 sc)
Round 6: Ch 1, *1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (36 sc) CUHR cocoa, Join Yellow
Round 7: With Yellow Ch 2, hdc in same stitch, *1 hdc in next 5 sc, 2 hdc in next sc, Repeat from * around, hdc in last 5 sc,  jwslst (42 hdc)
Round 8: Ch 2, hdc in same stitch, *1 hdc in next 4 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, Repeat from * around, hdc in last hdc, jwslst (51 hdc)  FO Yellow, PU cocoa
Round 9: With Cocoa, Ch 2, hdc in same stitch, *1 hdc in next 5 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, Repeat from * around, hds in last 2 hdc,  jwslst (60 hdc)
Round 10: Ch 2, hdc in same stitch, *1 hdc in next 6 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, Repeat from * around, hdc in last 3 hdc, jwslst (69 hdc) CUHR cocoa, Join Sesame
Round 11: With Sesame, Ch 2, *1 hdc in next 7 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, Repeat from * around, hdc in last 5 hdc,  jwslst (77 hdc)
Round 12:  Ch 3, *1 dc in next 9 hdc, 2 dc in next hdc, Repeat from * around, dc in last 7 hdc,  jwslst (84 dc) FO Sesame, PU cocoa
Round 13: With Cocoa, Ch 3, dc in each dc around, jwslst (84 dc)
Round 14: Ch 3, dc in each dc around, jwslst (84 dc) CUHR cocoa, Join Pumpkin
Round 15 - 16: With Pumpkin Repeat Round 13 (84 dc)  then FO Pumpkin, PU cocoa
Round 17 - 18: With Cocoa Repeat Round 13 (84 dc)  then CUHR cocoa, Join Winter white
Round 19 - 20: With Winter white Repeat Round 13 (84 dc)  then FO Winter white, PU cocoa
Round 21 - 22: With Cocoa Repeat Round 13 (84 dc) 
Round 23: Ch 1, Sc in each dc around, jwslst, (84 sc) FO Cocoa, weave in ends and Felt.
Part 1 “Felting”: Felt the hat twice. Put the hat in a pillow case and tie closed with a piece of yarn. Place pillow case, tennis balls or other articles and detergent into washer. Wash on hot for a regular load until just before spin cycle (Do not use softener, it will stop the felting process) this usually takes me 15 minutes. Remove piece from case, stretch the hat over your head (for pre-stretch) then stretch over a large coffee can or something similar, try it on your head again. When you are satisfied with the fit (not too snug)  stretch over the coffee can again and leave it there 2 days to dry in a dry warm spot. Don’t use the dryer, it will mess it up. Once dry go to part 2 of hat.

Part 2, Bottom of Hat: Use 2 strands of Loam Boucle held together throughout. I pull one end from the center and one end from the outside of the skein to use together.
With 2 strands of  Boucle in Loam and Crochet Hook size US J/10 – 6mm
Ch 59,
Round 1: Sc in second ch from hook and each ch across, making sure you don’t twist rows, join ends of sc and ch rows together with 2 slst’s to create circle,
Round 2: Ch 1, Sc in each sc around, jwslst (59 sc)
Round 3: Ch 3, *Sc in next sc, dc in next sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (29 sc + 30 dc)
Round 4: Ch 1, *Dc in next sc, sc in next dc, Repeat from * around, jwslst
Round 5: Ch 3, *Sc in next dc, dc in next sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst
Round 6: Ch 1, *Dc in next sc, sc in next dc, Repeat from * around, jwslst
Round 7: Ch 1, Sc in each sc around, jwslst (59 sc) FO weave in ends and trim.
Finishing:  Sew the last round of Part 1 and the first round of Part 2 together with the sewing needle and thread.               Side view picture:





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