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Walk in the Park Raffia Sun Hat

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Hat Crochet Pattern

This sun hat is a walk in the park to crochet. Also, it would be perfect for a walk in the park! (Sorry, sorry)

It's worked from the crown out towards the brim. The top of the hat is worked in single crochet, the brim is worked in V-sts.

As the hat uses raffia yarn, it will keep its shape without milliner's wire.

Size: 21.5" (54 cm)

Materials: Ispie Rayon Raffia worsted weight yarn (100% Rayon), 100 yards(92 meters), color Oatmeal – 3 spools (MC)
Ispie Rayon Raffia worsted weight yarn (100% Rayon), 100 yards(92 meters)/, color Brown – 1 spool (CC)

Hook: E (3.5 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge: 10 sc x 13 rows = 2” x 2” (5 cm x 5 cm) in single crochet

Abbreviations (USA):
Dc - double crochet
Sc – single crochet
Ch – chain
Chs - chains
st - stitch
sts - stitches
sl st - slip stitch
V-st - V-stitch: 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc into the same st or in the V-st ch-1-space.
V-st2 - V-stitch: 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc into the same st or in the V-st2 ch-2-space.
MC - main color
CC - contrast color
ch-1-sp - chain-1-space


HAT

The hat is worked top down in rounds. The top of the hat is worked in single crochet, the brim is worked in V-sts.

Crown

Chain 6, join with sl st to make a ring.

Round 1: ch1, 8 sc into the ring, sl st to ch1. =8 sc.

Round 2: ch1, *2 sc into next sc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch1. =16 sc.

Round 3: ch1, *1 sc into next sc, 2 sc into next sc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch1. =24 sc.

Round 4: ch1, *1 sc into each of the next 2 sc, 2 sc into next sc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch1. =32 sc.

Round 5: ch1, *1 sc into each of the next 3 sc, 2 sc into next sc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch1. =40 sc.

Round 6: ch1, *1 sc into next sc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch1.

Round 7: ch1, *1 sc into each of the next 4 sc, 2 sc into next sc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch1.= 48 sc.

Round 8: ch1, *1 sc into each of the next 7 sc, 2 sc into next sc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch1. = 54 sc.

Round 9: ch1, *1 sc into each of the next 8 sc, 2 sc into next sc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch1. =60 sc.

Round 10: ch1, *1 sc into each of the next 9 sc, 2 sc into next sc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch1. =66 sc.

Round 11: ch1, *1 sc into each of the next 10 sc, 2 sc into next sc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch1. =72 sc.

Round 12: ch1, *1 sc into each of the next 11 sc, 2 sc into next sc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch1. =78 sc.

Round 13: ch1, *1 sc into next sc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch1.

Round 14: ch1, *1 sc into each of the next 12 sc, 2 sc into next sc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch1. =84 sc.

Round 15: ch1, *1 sc into next sc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch1.

Round 16: ch1, *1 sc into each of the next 13 sc, 2 sc into next sc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch1. =90 sc.

Round 17: ch1, *1 sc into next sc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch1.

Round 18: ch1, *1 sc into each of the next 14 sc, 2 sc into next sc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch1. =96 sc.

Round 19: ch1, *1 sc into next sc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch1.

Round 20: ch1, *1 sc into each of the next 15 sc, 2 sc into next sc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch1. =104 sc.

Round 21: ch1, *1 sc into next sc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch1.

Round 22: ch1, *1 sc into each of the next 16 sc, 2 sc into next sc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch1. =110 sc.

Try the hat on at this point, if it is too small, work more increase rounds.

Rounds 23-39: ch1, *1 sc into next sc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch1.

Work rounds 36-39 in CC.


Brim

Round 40: ch1, *1 sc into front loop of next sc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch1.

Round 41: ch 3, *V-st in next sc, skip 1 sc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch-3. = 54 V-sts.

Round 42: ch 3, *V-st in ch-1-sp of next V-st, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch-3.

Round 43: as round 42.

Round 44: ch 3, *V-st2 in ch-1-sp of next V-st, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch-3.

Round 45: ch 3, *V-st2 in ch-2-sp of next V-st2, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch-3.

Round 46: ch 3, *V-st2 in ch-2-sp of next V-st2, ch 1, V-st2 in ch-2-sp of next V-st2, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch-3.

Round 47: as round 46.

Round 48: ch 3, *V-st2 in ch-2-sp of next V-st2, ch 1, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch-3.

Round 49: in CC, as round 48.

Bind off.


Finishing

Weave in ends. Steam iron the hat.

Have fun!


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