Sport weight yarn – 4 ounces variegated colored.
Crochet hook size J
Use 2 strands together throughout.
Gauge: 3 sc = 1 inch. 5 rounds = 1 inch.
Crown: Starting at center with 2 strands held together, ch 4. Join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, in ring make (sc, ch1) 5 times. Join with sl st to first sc – 5 double sts, counting each sc and the following ch1 as 1 double st.
Rnd 2: ch1, sc in joining, *ch1, sc in next ch1 sp, ch1, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch1, sc in next ch1 sp, ch1. Join as before – 10 double sts.
Rnd 3: ch1, * sc in next ch1 sp, ch1, in next ch1 sp make (sc, ch1) twice – 1 double st increased in a ch1 sp. Repeat from * around.
Rnd 4: ch1,* sc in next ch1 sp, ch1. Repeat from * around.
Rnd 5: ch1 * , (sc in next ch1 sp, ch1) twice; inc 1 double st in next ch 1 sp. Repeat from * around. Join – 5 double sts increased.
Rnd 6: Work as for 4th rnd, increasing 5 double sts evenly spaced. Join – 25 double sts.
Rnds 7 and 8: Repeat rnd 4.
Rnd 9: Work as for 4th rnd, increasing 5 double sts evenly spaced. 30 double sts.
Next 9 rnds: Repeating Rnd 4. Ch1,turn.
Rnd 1:Increasing 10 double sts evenly spaced, work as for 4th rnd of crown – 40 double sts.
Rnds 2 and 3: Repeat 4th rnd of crown.
Rnd 4: Repeat first rnd of brim – 50 double sts.
Next 6 rnds: Repeat 4th rnd of crown. Break off yarn and fasten.
Note: this is a vintage pattern originally printed in 1973. The yarn used in the model in photo is no longer available.