Monday, July 2, 2012

Watermelon Summer Hat

 I love the open work and the little green button! It looks so cute on.

J Hook, Lily Sugar 'N Cream Cotton Yarn
This hat is made in a childs size to fit a 2-5 year old, It is 7" deep and 19" wide.
 at the end of each pink row, Slip Stitch, ch 1 at the end of each green row.

Row 1: DC 12 times in a magic circle (12) Slip Stitch, ch 2
Row2: DC 2 times in each stitch (24) Slip Stitch, ch 2
Row 3: DC around, increasing in every other stitch (36) Slip Stitch, ch 2
Row 4 DC around, increasing in every 3rd stitch (48) Slip Stitch, ch 2
Row 5: DC around, increasing in every 8th stitch (54) Slip Stitch, ch 2
Row 6: DC around (54) Slip Stitch, ch 2
Row 7: DC 2 times in the base of the chain, *skip 2 stitches and DC 3 times in the next stitch* repeat * to * around. It should be 16 more clusters...forming 18 clusters of 3 DC and 18 gaps. (54)
Row 8:Slip stitich 3 times, (the 3rd slip stitch should land you in the first gap formed in Row 7)
Chain 2, DC 2 times in the same gap, *DC 3 times in the next gap*. Repeat * to * around (18 clusters of 3 DC and 18 gaps) (54)
Row 9-11: Repeat Row 8  (54)
Fasten Off
Change color of yarn. Attach near where you fastened off. Ch1.
Row 12-14: SC around (54)
Slip Stitch and fasten off.

Sew on a large button if you would like to embellish the hat as I did. I get the large buttons 6/$1 at Walmart.

I hope this was clear! Thank you for stopping by :)

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