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Just Crochet/Craft Idea's: As usual I have a few new projects I'm working on and one more new Great Grandbaby coming that I'm creating a Blanket for, so, busy, busy. If you have any comments, or questions about my interests (creativity), I will answer them under the post where you leave the comment. Thanks for stopping by. Birdie



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Sunday, October 6, 2013



Beanie Brown for Drew
Berta Gilholm

There is a really great knit and crochet designer that I follow. His name is Drew Emborsky. He has a site call  www.thecrochetdude.com ; he's very talented and I love his pattern books.
This cap went to one of his charities along with 20 others.
 
Materials:
Coats and Clarks, Crème de La Crème, worsted weight 100% Combed Cotton,
(A) 1 skein - 0331 Fudge 2.5 oz/70gm
(B) 1 skein - 0930 Browntones 2 oz/56.7gm 
Crochet Hook US J10/6mm
Yarn Needle

Size: Adult, approximately 21 inches circumference (for a smaller or larger size change hook)

Abbreviations: Ch = chain, Dc = double crochet,  Hdc = half double crochet, FO = fasten off, Jwslst = join with slip stitch in top of beginning stitch of current row,  Rnd = round, Sc = single crochet, Slst = slip stitch, St = stitch.
Note: Weave in ends as you work. Ch 2 counts as hdc, Ch 2 loosely counts as first dc.
Special stitches:
Hdcdec = half double crochet decrease (yo, pull up a loop in next st (3 loops), yo pull up a loop in next st, yo pull through all 5 loops on hook).
Dcdec = double crochet decrease (yo, pull up a loop in next st, yo pull through 2 loops on hook, yo pull up a loop in next st, yo pull through 2 loops on hook, yo pull through 3 loops on hook).                                                                                 Top of Hat - Leaf are

Instructions:
Crown: With (A) Ch 3, jwslst to form ring,
Rnd 1: Ch 1, Sc 9 times in ring, jwslst (9 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, jwslst (18 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch1, sc in same st, 2 sc in nextsc, *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (27 sc)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, *1 hdc in each of next 3 sc, 2 hdc in next sc, Repeat from * around, hdc in last sc, jwslst (35 hdc)
Rnd 5: Ch 2 loosely, *1 dc in each of next 4 hdc, 2 dc in next hdc, Repeat from * around, dc in same st as ch 2, jwslst (42 dc)
Rnd 6: Ch 2 loosely, *1 dc in each of next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, Repeat from * around, dc in same st as ch 2, jwslst (49 dc)
Rnd 7: Ch 2 loosely, *1 dc in each of next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, Repeat from * around, dc in same st as ch 2, jwslst (56 dc)
Rnd 8: "Leaf Round" *Ch 6,slst in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, 1 hdc in each of next 3 ch, sk next dc on crown, slst in next dc on crown, Repeat from * 26 times,  (27 leaves) FO (A)
Rnd 9: "Upper sides and lower hat".  Work around the post, not in the stitches. Work with the row facing you and push the leaves away from your work.
Join (B) around the post (atp) of any dc on round 7, Ch 1, 1 sc around each post all the way around, jwslst (56 sc atp)
Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in same sc, 2 sc in next sc (increase made), 1 sc in each of next 25 sc, 2 sc in next sc (increase made), 1 sc in each sc to end of round, jwslst (58 sc)
Rnd 11: Ch 2, 1 hdc in next sc and in each sc around, jwslst (58 hdc)
Rnd 12 and Rnd 13: Ch 2, 1 hdc in next hdc and in each hdc around, jwslst (58 hdc)
Rnd 14: Ch 2 loosely, 1 dc in next hdc and in each hdc around, jwslst (58 dc)
Rnd 15 and Rnd 16: Ch 2 loosely, 1 dc in next dc and in each dc around, jwslst (58 dc)
Rnd 17: Ch 2 loosely, dcdec in next 2 dc, dc in next 25 dc, dcdec in next 2 dc, dc in each dc around, jwslst (56 dc)
Rnd 18: Ch 2, 1 hdc in next dc and in each dc around, jwslst (56 dc)
Rnd 19: Ch 2, hdcdec in next 2 hdc, hdc in next 23 dc, hdcdec in next 2 hdc, hdc in each hdc around, jwslst (54 hdc)
Rnd 20: Ch 1, 1 sc in each hdc around, jwslst (54 sc)
Rnd 21: Ch 1, 1 sc in each sc around, jwslst (54 sc) FO and weave in ends.
Top of the Hat Leaf Flower:  "Work around sc posts for this area"
Rnd 1: Join (B) in any post of any sc on round 2, Ch 1, sc around the post of each sc around, jwslst (18 sc)
Rnd 2: "Top of Hat Leaf Round" *Ch 6,slst in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, 1 hdc in each of next 3 ch, sk next sc on round, slst in next sc,  Repeat from * 8 times,  (9 leaves) FO and weave in ends.
Finish: Thread a yarn needle with a long piece of (B) and tack each leaf end down separately to the bottom of round 4 tying on the inside of the hat, trim ends.
 

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