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When I started thinking about a one skein project, I knew a hat was what I’d design. But I also knew that I wanted to do something more than your basic beanie- after all, it’s Summer! This awesome floppy sun hat makes a wonderful beach day accessory. Simple, open lace keeps the hat from feeling too hot while still offering some sun protection.
If you want a firmer hat brim, you’ll have to experiment a bit! Mine came out pretty floppy. If you use a smaller hook (but one or two more rows) that might get it done, or you can always use some starch on the brim when you finish, too. I thought it was pretty cute all floppy, so I let it be, and folded up the brim as needed.
The eyelets also let you get a bigger hat for your yarn skein! Great, right? Here’s what you ‘ll need to make one:
Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton Yarn; I/9 5.5mm Hook; Yarn Needle; Scissors
Ch- chain; Hdc – half double crochet; Dc – double crochet; Sk – skip
Gauge / Finished Size
6 double crochet and 3 rounds 2” / Child size fits ages 4-12, or approx. 17″-20″ head
This hat is worked from the top down in joined rows.
Round 1: Work 12 dc into magic ring, sl join. (Alternately, Ch 4, 11 dc into 4th ch) [12 dc]
Round 2: Ch 2, (dc, ch 1) into each st around, sl join. [12 dc, 12 ch sp]
Round 3: Ch 2, *2dc in next dc, dc in next ch,* repeat * to * around, sl join. [36 dc]
Round 4: Ch 2, *(dc, ch 1) in next st, dc in next, ch 1, sk 1,* repeat * to * around, sl join. [24 dc, 24 ch]
Round 5: Ch 2, *2dc in next dc, dc in next 3 ch and st,* repeat * to * around, sl join. [60 dc]
Round 6: Ch 2, *dc, ch 1, sk 1,* repeat * to * around, sl join. [30 dc, 30 ch]
Round 7: Ch 2, dc in each st and ch around. [60 dc]
Round 8: Repeat round 6.
Round 9: Repeat round 7.
Round 10: Repeat round 6.
Round 11: Ch 1, *hdc in next st, 2hdc in next ch,* repeat * to * around, sl join. [90 hdc]
Round 12-16: Ch 1, hdc around, sl join. [90 hdc]
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
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