Chili Hat

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 Yarn: 1 skin of bulky weight yarn

Tools and Supplies: 6.0mm crochet hook, scissors, tapestry needle, dvd caes

Skill Level: Beginner

Gauge: 3 rows of 5 dc = 2″x2″

Stitches: (ch)chain, (sl st)slip stitch, (dc)double crochet

Ch.5, join w/sl st. in 1st st. to form ring *Keep a long 12” tail here to stitch pompom on later*

Round 1: Ch.3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 9dc in ring, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (10 dc)

Round 2: Ch.3, dc in same sp., 2dc in each dc around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (20 dc)

Round 3: Ch.3, dc in same sp., dc in nxt st., *2dc in nxt st., dc in nxt st.* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (30 dc)

Round 4: Ch.3, dc in same sp., dc in nxt 2 sts, *2dc in nxt st., dc in nxt 2 sts* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (40 dc)

Round 5: Ch.3, dc in same sp., dc in nxt 3 sts, *2dc in nxt st., dc in nxt 3 sts* repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (50 dc)

Round 6: Ch.3, dc in each dc tblo around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (50 dc)

Round 7-14: Repeat Round 6. Finish off.

PomPom:

1. Cut a 6” piece of yarn.

2. Wrap rest of skein around DVD case (about 100 times).

3. Slide gently off of case keeping loops even and lay flat on surface. Tie the 6” piece of yarn tightly around middle of loops a couple of times.

4. Cut all loops on each end.

5. Fluff up your pompom and give it an even haircut!

6. Use your long tail from the beginning of the hat to attach pompom. Use a tapestry needle, thread tail through it and secure pompom to top.

Weave in any ends, enjoy your hat!

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