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Helping Rhonda with Cowboy Crochet Hat

Susan
Feb 08, 2020 15:47:43

SUPPLIES

Knit Picks Brava Bulky (1 skein); or a double strand of a 100% acrylic worsted weight yarn
Size I (5.5 mm) Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle

SIZE: Newborn to 3 Months

ABBREVIATIONS

Ch: chain
St: stitch
Sl: slip
Sc: single crochet
2sc: work 2 single crochet in same stitch (increase)

GAUGE: Approximately 3.5 sts/inch.

NOTES

The chain 1 at the beginning of the rounds does not count as a stitch. When joining at the end of rounds, join to the first stitch.

When you are working the increasing rounds for the crown of the hat, and for the brim of the hat, depending on your tension you may encounter some “wavy” edges. To help this, work a plain round (a round without increasing, and just 1 single crochet stitch in each stitch all the way around) in between your increase rounds. This will help to “ease” the extra fabric from the increasing and make your edges more even. Not everyone will see this happen. It just depends on the crocheter.

If you do not use the recommended yarn, I highly suggest a 100% acrylic yarn. This is what helps the hat hold its shape, and keeps the “fabric” sturdy.

You may also use a chunky weight 100% acrylic yarn, as long as you achieve the correct gauge.

When the hat is finished, it will need to be gently primped and shaped to your desired look. It shouldn’t take much to do this. Keep in mind that this is a technically a crocheted fabric, and isn’t made from a stiff, commercial material. However, if it is worked in an acrylic, chunky yarn, it will be a somewhat stiff crocheted fabric.

The way I have this pattern written calls for joining at the end of each round. This will create a seam. However, I have found that the seam is very easy to disguise/hide within the back of the hat. I also feel that the seam almost helps the hat keep its shape and makes it easier to shape. I have experimented with working this hat seamlessly, which includes placing a marker at the beginning of round 2, and moving it up as you work. This does eliminate a seam. If the seam is something that you’d like to avoid, you may decide to work the hat seamlessly by doing as I mentioned and placing a marker at the beginning of round 2 and moving it up as you work. Otherwise, follow the directions as written.

The Cowboy Hat look can be achieved in the way that it is shaped, and by curving the sides of the brim upwards

DESCRIPTION

Ch 3. Join into a ring.
Round 1: Ch 1. 8sc in the ring. Join. (8 sts)
Round 2: Ch 1. 2sc in same st, *2sc in next st; repeat from * around. Join. (16 sts)
Round 3: Ch 1. Sc in same st, 2sc in next st, *sc in next st, 2sc in next st; repeat from * around. Join. (24 sts)
Round 4: Ch 1. Sc in same st, sc in next st, 2sc in next st, *sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st; repeat from * around. Join. (32 sts)
Round 5: Ch 1. Sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, *sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st; repeat from * around. Join. (40 sts)
Round 6: Ch 1. Sc in same st, sc in next 8 sts, 2sc in next st, *sc in next 9 sts, 2sc in next st; repeat from * around. Join. (44 sts)
Round 7-10: Ch 1. Sc in same st, *sc in next st; repeat from * around. Join. (44 sts)
Round 11: Ch 1. Sc in same st, sc in next 9 sts, 2sc in next st, *sc in next 10 sts, 2sc in next st; repeat from * around. Join. (48 sts)
Round 12-15: Ch 1. Sc in same st, *sc in next st; repeat from * around. Join. (48 sts)(NOTE: This is where you can adjust the length of your hat. If you’d like it longer, work more rounds.)

BRIM:

Round 16: Ch 1. Sc in same st, 2sc in next st, *sc in next st, 2sc in next st; repeat from * around. Join. (72 sts)
Round 17: Ch 1. Sc in same st, *sc in next st; repeat from * around. Join. (72 sts)

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Helping Rhonda with Cowboy Crochet Hat
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