Vintage Crochet: Floppy Brim Hat



Materials:

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.

Brim:

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.


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