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Crochet summer hat

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Yarn - Aunt Lydias crochet thread Fashion 3 / weight 1 super fine / 137 m (150 yd) / Less than 1.5 balls of the main color and less than 1 ball of the second color needed
Hook - 1 / 2.75 mm or other size hook needed for the gauge
Gauge - About dc21 in 4 inches (10 cm)
Complexity - Easy

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Women’s summer hat crochet pattern
Step-by-step crochet instructions
Step 1
Foundation chain
Make a foundation chain of 7 chains. Join it into a ring with the slip stitch.
Step 2
1st increase
1st round – ch3, dc13 into the ring plus sl.st.1 into 3rd ch. after starting point
2nd round – ch3, dc1 into sm.ch., inc1 to end + sl.st.1
3rd round – ch3, dc1 into sm.ch., dc1, [inc1, dc1] to end + sl.st.1
4th round – ch3, dc1, inc1, [dc2, inc1] to end + sl.st.1
5th round – ch3, dc1 into sm.ch., dc3, [inc1, dc3] to end + sl.st.1
6th round – ch3, dc1, inc1, [dc4, inc1] to end; dc2 + sl.st.1
7th round – ch3, dc3, inc1, [dc5, inc1] to end; dc1 + sl.st.1
8th round – ch3, dc5, inc1, [dc6, inc1] to end + sl.st.1
Step 3
Work the pattern without increasing chains
9th round – ch3, dc to end + sl.st.1
10 – 16 rounds = 9th round
17 – 20 rounds = 9th round (crochet with different color yarn)
Step 4
2nd increase
Begin to increase chains starting from the 8th round
21st round = 8th round
22nd round – ch3, dc1 into sm.ch., dc7, [inc1, dc7] to end + sl.st.1
23rd round – ch3, dc1, inc1, [dc8, inc1] to end; dc6 + sl.st.1
24th round – ch3, dc3, inc1, [dc9, inc1] to end; dc5 + sl.st.1
25th round – ch3, dc5, inc1, [dc10, inc1] to end; dc4 + sl.st.1
26th round – ch3, dc7, inc1, [dc11, inc1] to end; dc3 + sl.st.1
27th round – ch3, dc9, inc1, [dc12, inc1] to end; dc2 + sl.st.1
Continue crocheting round using a different color yarn
28th round – ch3, dc11, inc1, [dc13, inc1] to end; dc1 + sl.st.1
29th round – ch3, dc13, inc1, [dc14, inc1] to end + sl.st.1
30th round – ch3, dc1 into sm.ch., dc15, [inc1, dc15] to end + sl.st.1
31st round – ch3, dc1, inc1, [dc16, inc1] to end; dc14 + sl.st.1
Step 5
Edges/borders
Work sc to end.
Cut the yarn and secure it.
Step 6
Shape the hat
Apply a fabric stiffener to make the hat rigid/hard.
Decorate it with one or more flowers.

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Abbreviations
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
inc – increase one chain – work dc2 into one base chain
sl.st. – slip stitch

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Hat crochet chart

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How to crochet summer sun protective hat

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Comments

I understand the directions.

I understand the directions. Most patterns will list the total number of stitches you have completed at the end of each round (like 86). That is the information I need.

Hi GloriaL,

Hi GloriaL,
Each round you should add 14 dc more.
1st round(R) = 13 dc,
2nd R = 27 dc or (2 x 13) + 1,
3rd R = 41 dc or (3 x 13) + 2,
4th R = 55 dc or (4 x 13) + 3,
5th R = 69 dc or (5 x 13) + 4,
6th R = 83 dc or (6 x 13) + 5,
7th R = 97 dc or (7 x 13) + 6,
8th R = 111 dc or (8 x 13) + 7.
Happy crochet!

In the diagram you show

In the diagram you show increases through round 12, but in the written instruction sthe increases stop in rounds
9-20. Why is this?

In the chart I wanted to show

In the chart I wanted to show how the increase works. Crochet rounds increasing chs until it become wide enough to your head circumference. After that stop increasing chs and work just dc rounds as per instructions. Happy crochet!

I already finished my hat.

I already finished my hat. Now will proceed to stiffen it. The main question is how to make the brim with a wavy pattern.

Hi crochethook14,

Hi crochethook14,
To make my brim wavy, I did not stiffen it too much. Thanks for the idea. I'll put on my to-do-list to crochet a summer hat using a wavy pattern. Happy crochet!

Absolutely LOVE the hat and

Absolutely LOVE the hat and want to make it just so. In Aunt Lydias crochet thread Fashion 3 fine yarn I cannot find the main color. There is a copper brown, a white and an off white. Please say what both the colors are. I want use just your color combinations. Beautiful. Thanks

I've tried this pattern as

I've tried this pattern as you wrote but it send like mine is much tighter than yours and I'm not sure what I did wrong... It's not letting me upload a photo

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