I wanted an old fashioned, wide brimmed hat... one that fit well and that has a gently stiff, medium wide brim. This is what I came up with. My husband says I ought to add a few flowers or ribbons.
GRAMMY BEE'S SUNDAY HAT
My Fancy Red Hat
Red Heart Super Saver or Classic 4 ply worsted wt. acrylic yarn
Size G Crochet hook
Donot join rounds, use scrap of contrasting color yarn or bobby pin to mark start of each round.
ROUND ONE:Chain 6 and join with a slip stitch to make a circle.
Chain one and work 10 sc in circle.
ROUND TWO: 2 sc in each sc around (20 sc)
ROUND THREE: sc in one and then increase in the next around.
ROUND FOUR: sc in two and then increase in the next around.
ROUND FIVE: work even (sc around with out any increases)
ROUND SIX: sc in 3 and then increase in the next.
ROUND SEVEN: work even
ROUND EIGHT: sc in 4 and then increase in next around.
ROUND NINE: work even
ROUND TEN: sc in 5 and then increase in next around
ROUND ELEVEN: work even
ROUND TWELVE: sc in 6 and then increase in next around
ROUND THIRTEEN: work even
ROUND FOURTEEN: sc in7 and then increase in next around
ROUND FIFTEEN: work even
ROUND SIXTEEN: on this round only; sc in the BLO (back loop only) of each sc around
SIDES OF CROWN:
ROUND 17: sc in 7 and then decrease in next around
ROUND 18: work even
ROUND 19: work even
ROUND 20: work even
ROUND 21: work even
ROUND 22: work even
ROUND 23: work even
ROUND 24: working in BLO (this round only) sc in 7 and then increase in next around
ROUND 25: work even
ROUND 26: work even
ROUND 27: sc in 4 and then increase in next; and then at end of round sc in 3 and inc in last.
ROUND 28: sc in 2 and then increase in next: and then at end of round sc in one and inc in last.
ROUND 29: work even
ROUNDS 30 to 35: work even
V STITCH TRIM:
Join and chain 4.
Double Crochet in same stitch.
*Skip one stitch.
Work a V ST in next ( dc-chain one-dc).
Repeat between * and * around.
End with chain one and join with a slip stitch in 3rd chain of begining chain 4.
Weave in loose ends on inside of hat as invisibly as possible.
(Pull on the yarn "tail" on inside of hat to cinch up the starting ring.)
Feel free to make any changes. The brim can be worked differently. Also the crown can be used as a base for a different hat design.
Decorate to your heart's desire :-)
Anne , April24, 2007