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Archive entry for July 2017

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July 2017

Crochet Sun Hat

SunHat1.jpg

Instructions.

Note: Yarn is used double throughout.

Make 5 chain, join in a ring with slip stitch (ss) in 1st chain.
1st round: 3 ch, 9 tr into ring, join with ss in top of 3 ch. [10 sts]
2nd round: 3 ch, 1 tr in base of 3 ch, 2 tr in each stitch to end, join
with Ss in top of 3 ch. [20 sts]
3rd round: 4 ch, * 1 tr in next stitch, 1 ch; repeat from * join with Ss in 3rd of 4 ch. [20 ch sp]
4th round: Ss in 1st ch SP, 1 dc in same ch SP, * 3 ch, 1 dc in next ch SP; repeat from * ending 1 ch, 1 tr in first dc.
5th round: 1 ch, 1 dc in 1st ch SP, * 3 ch, 1 dc in next ch SP; repeat from * ending 1 ch, 1 tr in 1st dc
6th and 7th rounds: as 5th.
8th round: 1 ch, 2 dc in 1st ch SP, * 3 ch, 2 dc in next ch SP; repeat from * ending 1 ch, 1 tr in 1st dc.

Repeat the last round 13 times more.

Make row of holes for cord as follows:
22nd round: 2 ch, 2 htr in 1st ch SP, * 2 ch, 3 htr in next ch SP; repeat from * ending last repeat, 2 ch, Ss in top of 2 ch.

Brim

23rd round: Ss in next st, 1 dc in this st, * 2 ch, 1 dc in next ch SP, 2 ch, 1 dc in 2nd htr of previous round; repeat from * ending last repeat, 2 ch, Ss in 1st dc.
24th round: Ss in next ch SP, 1 ch, 2 dc in same ch SP, * 2 ch, 2 dc in next ch SP; repeat from * ending 1 htr in 1st dc.
25th round: 1 ch, 2 dc in 1st ch SP, * 2 ch, 2 dc in next ch SP; repeat from * ending 1 htr in 1st dc.
Repeat the last round 6 times more.
Fasten off.

To Make Up

To prevent heavy pressing and use of an iron, either of which could be injurious to fabric, some yarns state that they should not be pressed. Light pressing is suitable as follows:
Block brim by pinning out round edge and lightly press using a warm iron and slightly damp cloth.
Using 4 strands of yarn together make a twisted cord and thread through holes, tie in a bow at back.

SunHat2.jpg

Materials

3 x 50g balls in double knitting yarn.

A No 6 (5mm ) crochet hook

Tension

10 stitches and 7 rows measures 2 inches (5cm) over brim pattern.

Size matters

To fit "an average head"

Crochet abbreviations:

ch: chain
SP: space
Ss: slip stitch
dc: double crochet
tr: treble
htr: half treble

Remember these are English crochet instructions where dc is equivalent to US single crochet; htr is equivalent to US double crochet - see "Terminology" in the side bar.

Disclaimer
(well...almost)

In transposing any pattern it is always a risk that errors will be introduced, in spite of dedicated proof reading.
If you have any problems with this pattern, please and 1 will try and assist.

A word on the wool...

The original yarn was "Promise" which was a brand name used more than once by Patons. This one is almost certainly the very slightly bouclé, fluffy yarn "with tricel" from the early seventies. In the eighties it was produced as a more fluffy synthetic double knitting/worsted.

© Christina Coutts 2007

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