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Friday, October 12, 2012


Christmas Tulips Hat
By Berta Gilholm

SIZE: Adult
Circumference  18 in. and stretches to fit up to 23.

MATERIAL:
Village Yarn, Basic Boucle 81% Acrylic/ 19% Nylon – 3.5 oz./100 gr. #3 dk wt.(1 ball-Roseberry and 1 ball Lily)
Bernat, Satin, 100% Acrylic – 3.5 oz../100gr. #4 ww.(1 ball Evergreen)
Crochet Hook - Size USJ-10/ 6mm
Yarn Needle
GAUGE: 14 rows of Band = about 4 “ /10 cm x 2” / 5 cm. If it takes fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in.x 2 in.band, use a smaller hook. if more stitches and rows, use a larger size hook.
NOTES: Band is worked back and forth in rows, working in the Blo (back loops) and then last and first rows are joined with single crochet to form a ring. Hat is worked in continuous rounds on the band. Joined at ends and not turned at end of rounds. 
Special Stitches:
“MPS = Mini Puff Stitch”, Yo, insert hook in required st, pick up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, yo, insert hook in same st, pick up a loop, yo, pull through 4 loops on hook, (2 hdc puff stitch created).
V stitch = 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc all in next stitch.
Hdc Dec (Half double crochet decrease) = Yarn over and insert your hook into the stitch or space indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop. (You should have 3 loops on your hook.) Yarn over again and draw through 2 of the loops on the hook. (You should have 2 loops on your hook.) Yarn over and insert your hook into the same stitch or space indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop. (You should have 4 loops on your hook.) Yarn over again and draw through all 4 of the loops on the hook.
Abbreviations: Ch = chain, Dc = double crochet, FO = fasten off, Hdc = half double crochet, JN = join, Jwslst = join with slip stitch to first st of row, MPS = mini puff stitch, Rnd = round, Sc = single crochet, St = stitch, Vst = V stitch,
Colors: (A) Roseberry, (B) Lily, (C) Evergreen.

Band:  With (C)  Ch 8.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across  (7 sc)
Rows 2-62: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across (7 sc)
Hold first and last rows together, Ch 1, and join band, together through both row thicknesses, sc in each set of stitches across.Ch 1, and  along row ends.
Hat Area:
Rnd 1: Ch 1, Sc in the first 15 row ends, *2 sc in next row end, sc in next 15 row ends, Repeat from * 2 times, sc in last row end, jwslst  (69 sc)  FO (C), JN .(A)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, Hdc in same sc,  *Ch 1, skip next sc, hdc in next sc, Repeat from * around, Ch 1, Jwslst, (34 hdc + 35ch)     FO (C) , JN (A) in any ch space
Rnd 3: Ch 3, *hdc in next sp, ch 1, skip next hdc, Repeat from * around, Jwslst
Rnd 4: Ch 1, *hdc in next sp, ch 1, skip next hdc, Repeat from * around, Jwslst, FO (A) JN (B) in any space
Rnd 5 and 6: Repeat round 3 and 4, (34 hdc + 35ch)     FO (B) JN (C) in any space
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same hdc, sc in next ch 1 sp and each hdc  around, Jwslst to first sc, (69 sc)
Rnd 8: Ch 3, skip 2 sc, *Vst in next sc, skip 2 sc, Repeat from * around, dc in same st as ch 3, ch 1, Jwslst to top of ch 3, (23 V stitches(dc, ch1, dc)) FO (C), JN (A) in  any ch 1 sp (creates leaves)
Rnd 9: Ch 1 in ch 1 sp, MPS in same sp, ch 2, *MPS in next ch 1 sp, ch2, Repeat from * around, at end Jwslst to top of first MPS, (23 MPS, 46 ch st) FO (A), JN (B) in any top of MPS (creates tulip heads)
Rnd 10: Ch 1, *sc in each MPS and each ch space around, Jwslst (69 sc)
Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in same sc, *sc in next sc, Repeat from * around, Jwslst, FO (B) JN (C) in any sc
Rnd 12: Repeat Rnd 11 with (C)  (69 sc)
Rnd 13: Repeat Rnd 8  FO (C), JN (A) in  any ch 1 sp (creates leaves)
Rnd 14: Repeat Rnd 9 FO (A) JN (B) in any top of MPS (creates tulip heads)
Rnd 15: (MPS and ch will be referred to each as a st) Ch 1, hdc in same st, ch 1, skip next ch *hdc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, Repeat from * all the way around, Jwslst (34 hdc + 35ch)     
Rnd 16: Repeat round 4, FO (B) JN (C) in any space
Rnd 17: Repeat round 4, with (C) doing 4 Hdcdec evenly spread out in this round, (30 hdc + 31ch)     
Rnd 18: Repeat round 4 with (C)   (30 hdc + 31ch)     FO (C) JN (A) in any space
Rnd 19: Repeat round 4 with (A) doing 2 Hdcdec evenly spread out in this round, (28 hdc + 29ch)  
Rnd 20: Repeat round 4 with (A) doing 3 Hdcdec evenly spread out in this round, (25 hdc + 26ch)   FO (A) JN (B) in any space
Rnd 21: Repeat round 4 with (B) doing 4 Hdcdec evenly spread out in this round, (21 hdc + 22ch)  
Rnd 22: Repeat round 4 with (B) doing 7 Hdcdec evenly spread out in this round, (14 hdc + 15ch)
Rnd 23: With (B) ch 1, hdc in first sp, do 4 Hdcdec evenly spread out in this round, (10 hdc + 11ch)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through ch spaces of last rnd and pull to gather. Knot securely. Weave in ends.
FINISHING
Pom-Pom
Make a medium size pom-pom by wrapping around cardboard or using a pom-pom maker leaving a long tie. Tie pom-pom to top of Hat. FO and weave in ends.

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