Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Stuff 'n Wear Sunhat



Stuff ‘n Wear Sunhat
In sizes Newborn through to Adult

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A pretty and functional cotton floppy sunhat that you can stuff in your bag or pocket, and pull it out when you need it without worrying about it being squished or creased.  Designed to be easy to wear, easy to wash, with a frilly, floppy brim to keep the sun out of your eyes, keep your head cool, and which also keeps the sun off the back of your neck.  Pattern includes an optional flower and button detail.

Materials: 1 - 3 50g Skeins (depending on size made) worsted weight (aran/10 ply) Cotton yarn in Main colour (I used Paris Drops for the pink hat; I tried out Red Heart Baby Steps Acrylic for the pale green hat with flower at the top; I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream for the blue hat and King Cole Big Value Recycled Cotton Aran for the green hat with no flower); Oddments in contrasting colours; 4mm and 4.5mm hooks; yarn needle for sewing in ends. (You can also use acrylic yarn for this as long as it is worsted weight (aran/10 ply) grade 4).

Abbreviations: sc = single crochet; hdc = half double crochet; dc = double crochet; fpdc = front post double crochet; bpdc = back post double crochet; beg = beginning; rep = repeat; sl st = slip stitch; MC = main colour. CC = Contrasting Colour, yo = yarn over.

Gauge: 13 sts and 14 rows on 4mm hook in hdc pattern = 4”.

Difficulty:  Intermediate

Sizing: Newborn to Adult

0-3 months Circumference 12”-14”; Length to forehead 5.5”
3-6 months Circumference 14”-16”; Length to forehead 6”
6-12 months Circumference 16”-18”; Length to forehead 6.5”
1-3 years Circumference 18”- 20”; Length to forehead 7”
3-10 years Circumference  20”-22”; Length to forehead 8”
Teens/Adult Circumference  22”-24”; Length to forehead 9” - 10”

Pattern is written in US terms, a conversion chart is included at the end.

Pattern Notes:  Staggering Rows:  To keep the “ribs” straight and not curving, you will need to stagger each hdc stitch directly following each fphdc.  For example:

In the pattern you will see each row written as follows:  fphdc, hdc in next 3 sts, fphdc, hdc in next 3

To stagger these rows, work one row as follows:  ch1, fphdc in same st as ch1; hdc in space *directly left of fphdc*, not skipping any sts, hdc in next 2 sts, fphdc, hdc again in space directly left of fphdc, and so on around the row.  In the next row, work as follows:  ch1, fphdc in the same st as ch1; *skip the stitch directly left of the fphdc, hdc in next space directly left of that skipped stitch*.  Hdc in next 2 sts (this will take you to directly right of the next fphdc); fphdc in next st as normal.  Repeat around the row.  On each alternate row, you are moving that 1st hdc following each fphdc to the right of the 1st st and then to the left of the 1st st and so on.  This keeps the rib straight.  You may of course work hdc normally and allow the ribs to curve if you prefer.  If you get stuck, just drop me a note, I will be happy to help.

Optional Pattern of horizontal ridges:  You will see, in some pictures, that I have changed around the way the horizontal ridges lie, just to change the look of the hat.  This is simple to do.  Whenever you see a line which tells you to work into the 3rd loop, e.g., Row 6 of 0-3 months; if you wish that ridge to not be there, simply work a row of normal hdc instead.  

The Brim:  I have not made the brim *too* big, by design.  The idea is to have a simple sunhat that you can throw in your bag or pocket and whip out when you need it.   If you wish a floppier brim, simply add more rows, increasing as you go at the points previously given.  
Pattern:

0-3 Months:

With 4mm hook and MC

Row 1: Make a magic ring; Chain 2 (does not count as 1 hdc), hdc 8 into ring, sl st to beg hdc. (8)

Row 2: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as ch2, then 2 hdc in each stitch around, slip stitch to beg hdc (16)

Row 3: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next st; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next st;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (24)

Row 4: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 2 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 2 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (32)

Row 5: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 3 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 3 sts;*; rep from * to * end, sl st to beg hdc (40)

Row 6: Ch2, Leaving the two loops you would normally work into alone, go over them to the back and you will see a 3rd loop, (Tamara Kelly of Moogly.com has an excellent tutorial here if you need help).  Hdc in 3rd loop around, sl st to beg hdc.

Row 7: Ch1, fphdc in same st as ch1, hdc in next 3 sts (see “Staggering Rows” to keep ribs from curving) ; *fphdc in next st; hdc in next 3 sts*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg fphdc. (40)

Row 8:  Ch1, fphdc in same st as ch1, hdc in next 3 sts; *fphdc in next st; hdc in next 3 sts*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc.

Repeat Row 8 until hat measures 5.5” in height.  

Brim:  

Next Row:  Repeat Row 6. (Don’t work this row too tightly, as this will sit around the forehead and you need to leave a bit of stretch here).

Row 1:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 3 sts; 2 sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 3 sts; sc in last 3 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1).

Row 2:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 4 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 4 sts; sc in last 4 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1).

Row 3:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 5 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 5 sts; sc in last 5 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1).  Change to CC on sl st.

Row 4:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 6 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 6 sts; sc in last 6 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1). Change to MC on sl st.

Row 5:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 7 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 7 sts; sc in last 7 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1). Change to CC on sl st.

Row 6: Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 8 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 8 sts; sc in last 8 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1).

Fasten off and weave in invisibly.

Tidy up loose ends; move on to “Five Petal Flower”.



3-6 months:

With 4mm hook and MC

Row 1: Make a magic ring; Chain 2 (does not count as 1 hdc), hdc 9 into ring, sl st to beg hdc. (9)

Row 2: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as ch2, then 2 hdc in each stitch around, slip stitch to beg hdc (18)

Row 3: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next st; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next st;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (27)

Row 4: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 2 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 2 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (36)

Row 5: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 3 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 3 sts;*; rep from * to * 5 times; 2 hdc in next st; hdc to end; sl st to beg hdc (44)

Row 6: Ch2, Leaving the two loops you would normally work into alone, go over them to the back and you will see a 3rd loop, (Tamara Kelly of Moogly.com has an excellent tutorial here if you need help).  Hdc in 3rd loop around, sl st to beg hdc.

Row 7: Ch1, fphdc in same st as ch1, hdc in next 3 sts (see “Staggering Rows” to keep ribs from curving) ; *fphdc in next st; hdc in next 3 sts*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg fphdc. (44)

Row 8:  Ch1, fphdc in same st as ch1,hdc in next 3 sts; *fphdc in next st; hdc in next 3 sts*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc.

Repeat Row 8 until hat measures 6” in height.  


Brim:  

Next Row:  Repeat Row 6. (Don’t work this row too tightly, as this will sit around the forehead and you need to leave a bit of stretch here).

Row 1:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 3 sts; 2 sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 3 sts; sc in last 3 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1).

Row 2:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 4 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 4 sts; sc in last 4 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1).

Row 3:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 5 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 5 sts; sc in last 5 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1).  Change to CC on sl st.

Row 4:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 6 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 6 sts; sc in last 6 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1). Change to MC on sl st.

Row 5:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 7 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 7 sts; sc in last 7 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1). Change to CC on sl st.

Row 6: Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 8 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 8 sts; sc in last 8 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1).

Fasten off and weave in invisibly.

Tidy up loose ends; move on to “Five Petal Flower”.



6-12 months:

With 4mm hook and MC

Row 1: Make a magic ring; Chain 2 (does not count as 1 hdc), hdc 8 into ring, sl st to beg hdc. (8)

Row 2: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as ch2, then 2 hdc in each stitch around, slip stitch to beg hdc (16)

Row 3: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next st; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next st;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (24)

Row 4: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 2 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 2 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (32)

Row 5: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 3 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 3 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (40)

Row 6:  Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 4 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 4 sts;*; rep from * to * end; sl st to beg hdc (48)

Row 7: Ch2, Leaving the two loops you would normally work into alone, go over them to the back and you will see a 3rd loop, (Tamara Kelly of Moogly.com has an excellent tutorial here if you need help).  Hdc in 3rd loop around, sl st to beg hdc.

Row 8: Ch1, fphdc in same st as ch1, hdc in next 3 sts (see “Staggering Rows” to keep ribs from curving) ; *fphdc in next st; hdc in next 3 sts*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg fphdc. (48)

Row 9:  Ch1, fphdc in same st as ch1, hdc in next 3 sts; *fphdc in next st; hdc in next 3 sts*; rep to end, sl st to beg hdc.

Repeat Row 9 until hat measures 6.5” in height.  

Brim:

Next Row:  Repeat Row 7. (Don’t work this row too tightly, as this will sit around the forehead and you need to leave a bit of stretch here).

Row 1:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 3 sts; 2 sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 3 sts; sc in last 3 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1).

Row 2:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 4 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 4 sts; sc in last 4 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1).

Row 3:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 5 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 5 sts; sc in last 5 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1).  Change to CC on sl st.

Row 4:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 6 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 6 sts; sc in last 6 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1). Change to MC on sl st.

Row 5:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 7 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 7 sts; sc in last 7 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1). Change to CC on sl st.

Row 6: Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 8 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 8 sts; sc in last 8 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1).

Fasten off and weave in invisibly.

Tidy up loose ends; move on to “Five Petal Flower”.



1-3 years

With 4.5mm hook and MC

Row 1: Make a magic ring; Chain 2 (does not count as 1 hdc), hdc 8 into ring, sl st to beg hdc. (8)

Row 2: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as ch2, then 2 hdc in each stitch around, slip stitch to beg hdc (16)

Row 3: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next st; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next st;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (24)

Row 4: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 2 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 2 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (32)

Row 5: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 3 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 3 sts;*; rep from * to * end; sl st to beg hdc (40)

Row 6: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 4 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 4 sts;*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg hdc (48)
Row 7: Ch2, Leaving the two loops you would normally work into alone, go over them to the back and you will see a 3rd loop, (Tamara Kelly of Moogly.com has an excellent tutorial here if you need help).  Hdc in 3rd loop around, sl st to beg hdc.

Row 8: Ch1, fphdc in same st as ch1, hdc in next 3 sts (see “Staggering Rows” to keep ribs from curving) ; *fphdc in next st; hdc in next 3 sts*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg fphdc.

Row 9:  Ch1, fphdc in same st as ch1,hdc in next 3 sts; *fphdc in next st; hdc in next 3 sts*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc.

Repeat Row 9 until hat measures 7” in height.  

Brim:  

Next Row:  Repeat Row 7. (Don’t work this row too tightly, as this will sit around the forehead and you need to leave a bit of stretch here).

Row 1:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 3 sts; 2 sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 3 sts; sc in last 3 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1).

Row 2:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 4 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 4 sts; sc in last 4 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1).

Row 3:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 5 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 5 sts; sc in last 5 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1).  Change to CC on sl st.

Row 4:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 6 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 6 sts; sc in last 6 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1). Change to MC on sl st.

Row 5:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 7 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 7 sts; sc in last 7 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1). Change to CC on sl st.

Row 6: Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 8 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 8 sts; sc in last 8 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1).

Fasten off and weave in invisibly.

Tidy up loose ends; move on to “Five Petal Flower”.




3-10 years

With 4.5mm hook and MC

Row 1: Make a magic ring; Chain 2 (does not count as 1 hdc), hdc 8 into ring, sl st to beg hdc. (8)

Row 2: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as ch2, then 2 hdc in each stitch around, slip stitch to beg hdc (16)

Row 3: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next st; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next st;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (24)

Row 4: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 2 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 2 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (32)

Row 5: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 3 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 3 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (40)

Row 6:  Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 4 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 4 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hd. (48)

Row 7:  Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 5 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 5 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hd. (56)

Row 8:  Ch2, Leaving the two loops you would normally work into alone, go over them to the back and you will see a 3rd loop, (Tamara Kelly of Moogly.com has an excellent tutorial here if you need help).  Hdc in 3rd loop around, sl st to beg hdc.

Row 9: Ch1, fphdc in same st as ch1, hdc in next 3 sts (see “Staggering Rows” to keep ribs from curving) ; *fphdc in next st; hdc in next 3 sts*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg fphdc.

Row 10:  Ch1, fphdc in same st as ch1,hdc in next 3 sts; *fphdc in next st; hdc in next 3 sts*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc.

Repeat Row 10 until hat measures 8” in height.  

Brim:  

Next Row:  Repeat Row 8. (Don’t work this row too tightly, as this will sit around the forehead and you need to leave a bit of stretch here).

Row 1:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 3 sts; 2 sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 3 sts; sc in last 3 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1).

Row 2:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 4 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 4 sts; sc in last 4 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1).

Row 3:   Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 5 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 5 sts; sc in last 5 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1).  Change to CC on sl st.

Row 4:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 6 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 6 sts; sc in last 6 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1). Change to MC on sl st.

Row 5:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 7 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 7 sts; sc in last 7 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1). Change to CC on sl st.

Row 6: Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 8 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 8 sts; sc in last 8 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1).

Fasten off and weave in invisibly.

Tidy up loose ends; move on to “Five Petal Flower”.




Teens/Adults:

With 4.5mm hook and MC

Row 1: Make a magic ring; Chain 2 (does not count as 1 hdc), hdc 8 into ring, sl st to beg hdc. (8)

Row 2: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as ch2, then 2 hdc in each stitch around, slip stitch to beg hdc (16)

Row 3: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next st; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next st;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (24)

Row 4: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 2 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 2 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (32)

Row 5: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 3 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 3 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (40)

Row 6:  Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 4 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 4 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc. (48)

Row 7:  Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 5 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 5 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc. (56)

Row 8:  Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 6 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 6 sts;*; rep from * to * to to end.  sl st to beg hdc. (64)

Row 9:  Ch2, Leaving the two loops you would normally work into alone, go over them to the back and you will see a 3rd loop, (Tamara Kelly of Moogly.com has an excellent tutorial here if you need help).  Hdc in 3rd loop around, sl st to beg hdc.

Row 10: Ch1, fphdc in same st as ch1, hdc in next 3 sts (see “Staggering Rows” to keep ribs from curving) ; *fphdc in next st; hdc in next 3 sts*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg fphdc.

Row 11:  Ch1, fphdc in same st as ch1,hdc in next 3 sts; *fphdc in next st; hdc in next 3 sts*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc.

Repeat Row 11 until hat measures 9” - 10”” in height.  

Brim:  

Next Row:  Repeat Row 9. (Don’t work this row too tightly, as this will sit around the forehead and you need to leave a bit of stretch here).

Row 1:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 3 sts; 2 sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 3 sts; sc in last 3 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1).

Row 2:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 4 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 4 sts; sc in last 4 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1).

Row 3:   Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 5 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 5 sts; sc in last 5 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1).  Change to CC on sl st.

Row 4:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 6 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 6 sts; sc in last 6 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1). Change to MC on sl st.

Row 5:  Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 7 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 7 sts; sc in last 7 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1). Change to CC on sl st.

Row 6: Ch1, 2 sc in same st as ch1; *sc in next 8 sts; 2sc in next*; rep from * to * to last 8 sts; sc in last 8 sts, sl st to sp between beg 2sc (not the ch1).

Fasten off and weave in invisibly.

Tidy up loose ends; move on to “Five Petal Flower”.



Five Petal Flower

With MC and 4mm hook, make a magic ring.  Ch1; (sc 1, ch3) 5 times into the ring, sl st to beg sc. (5 loops made.)

sl st to 1st loop; *ch1, (hdc, 3 dc, hdc, ch1, sl st) all into the same loop; sl st to next loop*, rep from * to * 3 times, sl st to next loop; (ch1, hdc 3dc, hdc, ch1, sl st) all into the last loop, cut thread and finish off invisibly. Leave a longish tail to sew flower to the hat later.

With CC, attach yarn through the top two loops of any stitch, keeping the working yarn at the back and the working loop at the front, draw a loop through.  Insert hook through the top two loops of the next stitch, yo, draw the yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook to form a chain stitch on the front surface edge of the flower (not too tightly). Repeat around all 5 petals.  Fasten off and weave in invisibly.

Find a pretty button; attach the button to the centre of the flower; Tidy up ends and sew the flower, or other motif, to the front of the hat.


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