St. Patrick's Day Top Hats

Oct 12, 2007
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Author

Debbie G.

Introduction

I love to make novelty hats, and so I came up with this version of a top hat. The hat on the right (I'm the one in the middle!)is two-toned with buckle and shamrock. See below for pattern change. I made mine in 1 day!

Materials List

Worsted weight yarn. 1 1/2 oz Green, 1/2 oz Black (for two toned hat) Small amounts of yarn for decorations. Size G hook, shamrock, buttons, ribbon, and yellow pipe cleaner for buckle.

Finished Size

One size fits all

Gauge

none

Notes

Pattern for small shamrock I used is from "Wrights.com".

http://www.wrights.com/class/kidscrafts/croshamrock/croshamrock.htm

The Pattern

RND 1: (right side), with Green ch 4, join to form ring, Ch 3, 11 dc in ring, sl st to join in top of beg ch-3. (12 dc's).
RND 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as beg ch 3, work 2 dc in each dc around, sl st to join in top of beg ch-3. (24 dc's).
RND 3: Rep RND 2. (48 dc's).
RND 4: Ch 3, dc in each dc around, sl st to join in top of bet ch-3.
RND 5 & 6: Ch 3, *dc in next 3, 2 dc in next * repeat from * to * all round, sl st to join in top of beg ch-3.
RND 7:Ch 3, dc in same st as beg ch 3, 2 dc in each dc around, sl st to join in top of beg ch-3. (This is the end of the top of the hat)
RND 8: Ch 1, sc in back loops only around, sl st to join in top of beg ch-1. (Start of the side of hat)

Next 10 rows:(or to desired height) Dc2, dc in same st as beg ch 2, dc in each sc around, sl st to join in top of beg ch-2. Then start brim. See pattern below.

For two-toned hat:
Follow above instructions to RND 7 with green. sl st to join in top of beg ch-2. Attach Black

RNDS 8-10: With Black, Dc2, dc in same st as beg ch 2, dc in each sc around, sl st to join in top of beg ch-2. Attach Green and start brim pattern below.

Brim:
RND 1: Ch 1, sc all round, sl st to join in top of beg ch-1.
RND 2: Ch 1, sc in front loops only round. sl st to join in top of beg ch-1.
RND 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as beg ch 3, *2 dc in next, dc in next,* repeat from * to * all round, sl st to join in top of beg ch-3.
RND 3: Ch 3, dc all round, sl st to join in top of beg ch-3.
Last RND: Ch 1, sc in each ch, sl st to join in top of beg ch-1. Fasten off

NOTE: For a "floppy" brim, after rnd 3, add another round or two, ending with the last sc round.

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