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Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Peaches Hat
By Berta Gilholm

Size: Adult 20" to 22" circumference. To wear fold bottom up into cuff where comfortable.

Materials:
Department 71, Disco, (2 skeins) White (dk weight yarn)
Department 71, Valerie (3 skeins) Plelip Peach (fur type Yarn)
Hook USH/8 - 5mm
Yarn needle with wide eye
Note: Lower section of hat is worked back and forth on rows, seamed up back with sc and then top is worked in rounds. Hold one strand of each of Disco and Valerie together throughout.
To Sc dec (single crochet decrease) - pull a loop up in next 2 sc, hold 3 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through 3 loops.
Abbreviations:  Bl = back loop, Ch = chain, Dec = decrease, Dc = double crochet, FO = fasten off, Jwslst = join with slip stitch to first stitch of round, , Rnd = round, Sc = single crochet.

 Instructions:
Lower Hat: On double crochet rows work in back loops of each stitch.
Holding 1 strand of each yarn together, Ch 28,
Row 1: Sc in second ch and each ch across, turn (27sc)
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in bl of next sc and each sc across, turn (27dc)
Row 3 through Row 29: Ch 3, dc in bl of next dc and each dc across, turn (27dc)
Row 30: Ch 1, sc in each dc across, turn (27sc) DO Not FO
Seaming: Lay first and last row together evenly, sc through both stitches of each set of sc, across the 2 rows to join into round tube,

Top Hat:
Rnd 1: Ch 1, working in row ends make 44 Sc evenly spaced around tube, jwslst
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc around decreasing 4 sc dec evenly spaced around (40 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc around decreasing 5 sc dec evenly spaced around (35 sc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc around decreasing 5 sc dec evenly spaced around (30 sc)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc around decreasing 5 sc dec evenly spaced around (25 sc)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc around decreasing 5 sc dec evenly spaced around (20 sc)
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc around decreasing 5 sc dec evenly spaced around (15 sc)
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc dec in every 2 sc all the way around (7 sc) FO leaving a 7 inch tail, weave the tail in and out of the sc's in the last round and pull tight, knot and trim off.

 

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