The Darling Hat

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Yarn: Paton’s Silk Bamboo-DK Weight, 1(1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3) skein(s) of A: “Orchid”, 1 skein of B: “Ivory”

Tools: 3.75(4, 4.25, 4, 4.25, 4.5, 4.25)mm crochet hook, tapestry needle

Skill Level: Easy

Gauge: With 4.25mm hook, 1st 6 rounds=4.5” diameter

Sizing:

Newborn(0-3, 3-6, 6-12, 12-18, 18-24, child)

Circumference: 12.5(13.5, 14.5, 15.5, 16, 17, 19)”

Length: 5.5(6, 6.25, 6.5, 6.75, 7.25, 8)”

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

W/A, ch.3, join w/sl st. in 1st ch. to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch.1, (sc, dc) 5 times in ring, join w/sl st. in 1st st. (10 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch.1, *(sc, dc) twice in next st., skip next st; rep from * around. (20 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch.1, *(sc, dc) twice in next st., skip next st., (sc, dc) in next st., skip next st.; rep from * around. (30 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch.1, *(sc, dc) twice in next st., skip next st., [(sc, dc) in next st., skip next st.] twice; rep from * around. (40 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch.1, *(sc, dc) twice in next st., skip next st., [(sc, dc) in next st., skip next st.] 3 times; rep from * around. (50 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch.1, *(sc, dc) twice in next st., skip next st., [(sc, dc) in next st., skip next st.] 4 times; rep from * around. (60 sts)

6-12, 12-18, 18-24, Child Sizes Only

Rnd 7: Ch.1, *(sc, dc) twice in next st., skip next st., [(sc, dc) in next st., skip next st.] 5 times; rep from * around. (70 sts)

Child Size Only

Rnd 8: Ch.1, *(sc, dc) twice in next st., skip next st., [(sc, dc) in next st., skip next st.] 6 times; rep from * around. (80 sts)

All Sizes

Rnd 7(7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9) through Rnd 17(18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23): Ch.1, *(sc, dc) in next st., skip next st; rep from * around, join w/sl st.  (60, 60, 60, 70, 70, 70, 80 sts)

Finish off.

W/B, join w/sc in any st. of previous round, sc in each st. around, continue working in each sc around until the entire hat measures (5.5, 6, 6.25, 6.5, 6.75, 7.25, 8) inches in length, sl st. in next 3 sts.  Finish off.

Flower

With 4.5mm hook and A and B held together, ch.4, join w/sl st. in 1st st. to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch.1, 10sc in ring, join w/sl st. in beginning ch. (10 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch.1, (sc in next st., ch.10, sc in same st.) 10 times, join w/sl st. in 1st st. (20 sc, 10 ch-10 petals)

Rnd 3: Ch.1, *sc through base of next sc of previous round, ch.6; rep from * around 20 times, join w/sl st. in 1st sc.  Finish off. Use whip stitch to secure to hat.  Weave in all ends.

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