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					  Karen’s Summer
            Crochet Pattern

Finished Size: Crafted to size.
(Pattern has been tested for sizes from
18” to 23”.)

• Sufficient worsted weight yarn for
   desired size (aprox. 170yds for
   18”, 225yds for 23”).                       yarn through the lp (one lp on the hook).
                                               After all sts of first rnd are worked into lp,
• Size 10 crochet cotton thread for ribbon.
                                               gently and firmly pull on tail of yarn to draw
• Crochet hooks size G-6 (4.00mm) or size
                                               loop closed. (Many tutorials are available
   needed to obtain gauge, and size D-3
                                               for this technique on the Internet. It may
                                               also be known as “magic loop,” “adjustable
• Stitch markers                               loop,” or other names.)
• Yarn needle to weave in ends.
• Other motifs and embellishments as           Front Post Single Crochet (abbreviated
   desired.                                    “FPsc”): Wrap hook from front to back to
                                               front around the post of the next st, yo and
Gauge: 16 sts = 4” in sc. Be sure to check     pull up lp, yo, draw through two loops on
your gauge.                                    hook.
Sliding Loop: Lp yarn around fingers           Back Post Single Crochet (abbreviated
putting the yarn tail behind the working       “BPsc”): Wrap hook from back to front to
yarn. Insert hook into lp, draw the working    back around the post of the next st, yo and

   Abbreviations (standard US terms)

   ”              inch(es)                        rnd(s)         round(s)
   ch             chain stitch                    sc             single crochet
   cont           continue                        st(s)          stitch(es)
   lp(s)          loop(s)                         yds            yards
   mm             millimeters                     yo             yarn over
   rep            repeat

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pull up lp, yo, draw through two loops on        Rep last round until total number of rounds
hook.                                            made for Side portion equal the total number
                                                 of rounds for Top portion.
Reverse Single Crochet (abbreviated
“reverse sc”): Insert hook from front to         Brim
back in the next st to the right, yo and draw    Brim Rnd 1: Fpsc in each st around. Place
up lp, yo and draw through two lps on hook.      6 evenly spaced increase markers in rnd just
                                                 made. Use the marker for the first st of the
Foundation Double Crochet (abbreviated           rnd as the 1st increase marker. 1st and 6th
“fdc”): Yo, insert hook at base of st just       markers are at the back of hat. 3rd and 4th
made, yo and pull up lp (3 lps on hook),         markers are at the front of hat.
yo and draw through 1 lp (1 chain made),
[yo and draw through 2 lps] 2 times.             Brim Rnd 2: * 2 sc in marked st, move
                                                 marker to second st just made; sc in each st
Note: Work the entire body of the hat in         to next marker, repeat from * around.
continuous rounds without joining. Place a       Brim Rnd 3: Sc around.
marker in the first st of the rnd and move up
each rnd.                                        Brim Rnd 4: Rep Brim Rnd 2. Remove 3rd
                                                 and 4th increase markers.
Top                                              Brim Rnd 5 and every odd numbered
                                                 Brim rnd hereafter: Rep Brim rnd 3.
With worsted weight yarn and size G hook,
make sliding loop.                               Brim Rnd 6 and every even numbered
                                                 Brim rnd hereafter: Rep Brim rnd 2.
Top Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in sliding loop, draw
sliding loop closed.                             Cont rep Brim rnds 5 and 6 until the total
                                                 number of rnds made for Brim portion is one
Top Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. – 12 sc       rnd short of total number of rnds made for
Top Rnd 3: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] 6    Top portion (or desired brim size).
times. – 18 sc                                   Final Brim Rnd: Turn, reverse sc around.
Top Rnd 4: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc]    Finish off and weave in ends.
6 times. – 24 sc
Top Rnd 5: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc]
6 times. – 30 sc                                 With number 10 crochet cotton and size D
Cont working rnds evenly spacing 6               hook, ch 3, fdc inserting hook in 3rd ch from
increases each rnd until the Top’s               hook, cont fdc sts until ribbon is the proper
circumference is the desired size for fitting.   length to wrap around outside of Side
Note the total number of rnds made for Top       portion. Finish off, sew ribbon to base of
portion. (At the given gauge each rnd will       Side portion. Weave in ends.
add 1.5” to the circumference).
                                                 Add other embellishments as desired.
Side Rnd 1: BPsc in each st around.
Side Rnd 2: sc in each st around.

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The specific yarn used to create the photography model:
Bernat® Cottontots™

While care has been taken to make this pattern as accurate as possible, the author does not
guarantee the pattern to be completely free of errors. If you find a correction that needs to be
made to the pattern or have suggestions for improving pattern directions please contact Joe d’Arc
Crochet at JoeDArcCrochet@gmail.com or on Ravelry.com, ID: JoeDArcCrochet.

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