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If you’ve ever visited Topsail Island, or any number of beaches in Coastal North Carolina, you’ll have seen the beautiful sea oats and grasses that protect the sand dunes there. Walking alongside the dunes and the beach grass always take me back to my “honeymoon” period with my husband, when we lived right on the beach. This stunning crochet beach hat isn’t made from real sea grass, but raffia yarn. Perfect for beach accessories, this feather light yarn is so fun to experiment with!
The Salt Grass Hat uses airy stitches to help shade while maintaining the light, airy feel you’ll want on the beach! This gorgeous hat makes the perfect finishing touch for beach combing, strolling, or whatever manner of summertime adventures your heart desires.
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US K 10.5mm Crochet Hook
2 Balls Premier Yarn Raffia Solids, in Sterling, weight, materials in percentages, 190 yards/meters and oz/g, raffia yarn.
Pliers for Closing Joiner
Ch- chain, Dc – double crochet, Flo- front loop only, Lp – loopSc- single crochet, Sk – skip, Sl- slip, St(s)- Stitch(es), Sp-space
CS (Closed Shell): 5Dc in same st or sp.
OS (Open Shell): (Dc, ch 1, Dc, ch 1, Dc) in same st or sp.
Crab stitch: also known as Reverse single crochet. Insert your hook in the stitch to the right. YO, pull up lp, YO pull through both lps. Crab stitch made.
V Stitch: (Dc, ch1, Dc) into same st or sp.
Gauge / Finished Size
Your first two rounds should measure 3” diameter.
Hat fits a women’s M/L, or 21-22” head circumference.
Brim is 6” deep, and has just around 60” in circumference.
- Hat is worked from the top down. In final round of brim, millinery wire is attached by stitching around it.
- Beginning chain does not count as a stitch unless otherwise indicated.
- When joining your rounds, work into a stitch, and not a turning chain.
Salt Grass Hat Pattern
Begin at the Crown of the Hat:
Row 1: in Magic Ring, Dc 12. Sl to join.[12 Dc]
Row 2: Ch 2, 2 Dc in each st around. [24 Dc]
Row 3: Ch 2, *V st, sk 1* repeat from * to * around. Sl to join [12 V sts]
Row 4: Sl 1 into first ch sp. Ch 2, *V st in ch sp, ch 1.* Repeat from * to * around. Sl to first leg of V st to join. [12 V sts, separated by 12 ch-1 sps]
Row 5: Ch 2, sk 1 Dc. *CS in ch sp, sk 3, OS in next ch sp.* Continue around, sl to join. [6 CS, 6 OS]
Continue with the Sides of the Hat:
Round 6: Ch 2, sk 2. *OS into center of the previous round’s CS, sk 4, CS into center of previous round’s OS.* repeat * to * Sl to join in first Dc. [6 OS, 6 CS]
Round 7: Ch 2, sk 2. *CS, sk 4, OS.* Repeat * to *. Sl to join
Rounds 8-9: Repeat Rounds 6-7.
Round 10: Working in flo, Ch 1, and Sc in each stitch around. Sl to join. [60 Sc]
Crochet the Hat Brim Next:
Round 11: Ch 2, *2 Dc in first st, Dc in next 4 sts.* repeat * to * Sl to join. [72 Dc]
Round 12: Ch 2, Dc into next 3 sts, *2 Dc into next st, Dc next 5 sts.* Repeat * to * 10 more times, place 2Dc in next st, and Dc in the remaining 3 sts, slip to join. [84 Dc]
Round 13: Ch 2, *2 Dc, Dc 6.* Repeat * to * around, Sl to join. [96 Dc]
Round 14: Ch 2, Dc 4. *2 Dc, Dc 7.* Repeat * to * 10 more times, place 2 Dc in the next st, and Dc in last 3 sts. Sl to join. 
Round 15: Ch 2, *2 Dc, Dc 8* Sl to join. 
Round 16: Ch 1, Sc 10, 2Sc in next st. *Sc 19, 2Sc.* Repeat * to * around, and Sc in last 9 sts. Sl to join. 
Round 17: Ch 1, *Sc 20, 2 Sc.* Sl to join. 
Round 18: Ch 1, Sc 11, 2 Sc in next st. *Sc 21, 2 Sc.* Continue around, Sc in last 10 sts. Sl to join. 
Round 19: Ch 1, *Sc 22, 2Sc.* Sl to join. 
Round 20: Ch 1, Sc 12, 2 Sc in next st. *Sc 23, 2 Sc.* Continue around, Sc in last 11 sts. Sl to join. 
Round 21: Ch 1, *Sc 24, 2 Sc.* Sl to join. 
Edging the Brim:
Row 22: Ch 1. Crab st around the millinery wire to attach it to the brim. When you are about 6-12 sts from the end, trim your millinery wire with wire cutters, and clamp it shut with pliers, then finish the row. 
Break yarn and weave in all loose ends.
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