Simply Soft Elegant Hat
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Simply Soft Elegant Hat

Designed by Kim Guzman.
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Caron Simply Soft (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170 g, 315 yds/288 m skein) Shown in: Grey Heather, 1 ball
  • One size US G-6 (4mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge.
  • Stitch marker (or small piece of contrasting yarn)
  • Yarn needle
 

Project Instructions

GAUGE

In single crochet worked in the round, 15 sts and 14 rows = 4"/10cm

STITCHES USED

Chain (ch), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st)

SPECIAL TERM

rev sc (reverse single crochet) Work single crochet in opposite

direction by inserting hook in next stitch (to the right if right-handed,

and to the left if left-handed), yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn

over and draw through both loops on hook.

NOTES

1. Hat is worked in continuous rounds, with RS facing throughout. Do

not turn and do not join at the end of rounds, unless otherwise

instructed. Place a marker to indicate the end of the round and move

the marker up as work progresses.

2. Increases are staggered, to produce a rounder, less hexagonal

shape.

3. To reduce finishing time, weave in ends as work progresses.

HAT

Ch 2.

Round 1 (RS): Work 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join and do not

turn—4 sc.

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around—8 sc.

Round 3: Work 2 sc in each sc around—16 sc.

Round 4: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 8 times—24 sc.

Round 5: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 8 times—32 sc.

Round 6: Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next

sc] 3 times, sc in next 6 sc—36 sc.

Round 7: Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in

next sc] 3 times, sc in next 4 sc—40 sc.

Round 8: Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next

sc] 7 times, sc in last 3 sc—48 sc.

Round 9: Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in

next sc] 3 times, sc in next 6 sc—52 sc.

Round 10: Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in

next sc] 3 times, sc in next 10 sc—56 sc.

Round 11: Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in

next sc] 7 times, sc in next 2 sc—64 sc.

Round 12: Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next

sc] 7 times, sc in next 6 sc—72 sc.

Round 13: Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in

next sc] 7 times, sc in next 3 sc—80 sc.

Rounds 14–25: Sc in each sc around.

Sl st in next st.

Band Base

Note: The band base rounds are joined with sl st at the end of each

round.

Rounds 26–28: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc

around; join with sl st in first sc.

Round 29: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.

Brim

Note: Resume working in continuous rounds. Do not join at the end

of rounds.

Round 30: Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in

next sc] 7 times, sc in next 7 sc—88 sc.

Round 31: Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in

next sc] 7 times, sc in next 5 sc—96 sc.

Rounds 32 and 33: Sc in each sc around.

Sl st in next st. Fasten off.

BAND

With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in free front loop of any sc in

Round 25, ch 1, rev sc in each free front loop around; join with sl st

in first sc. Repeat this process, working rev sc in free front loops of

Rounds 26 and 27.

BOW

Ch 4.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn

—3 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc, turn—4 sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in last sc, turn—6 sc.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, [sk next sc, sc in next sc] twice, sc in last

sc, turn—4 sc.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sk next sc, sc in next 2 sc, turn—3 sc.

Row 7: Ch 1, insert hook in first sc and draw up a loop (2 loops on

hook), sk next sc, insert hook in last sc and draw up a loop (3 loops

on hook), yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.

Fasten off.

With RS facing, and working across opposite side of foundation ch,

join yarn with sl st in first ch, ch 1, sc in each ch across—3 sc.

Repeat Rows 2–7 for other end of bow. Fasten off.

Bow Center

Ch 6; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring, taking care not to twist

ch.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around; join with sl st in first sc, do not

turn—6 sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

FINISHING

Insert bow into bow center. Sew bow to side of band, as shown in

photograph. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.

Tips

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Hat measures approximately 21"/53.5cm circumference (at band)