Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Organic Wool
Pattern Number: 80777
This newsboy cap goes with any outfit.
SKILL LEVEL: Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Woman's S/M Finished Circumference About 18 1/2 in. (47 cm)
481-145 LB Collection Organic Wool Yarn: Eggplant
Rich, dark purple
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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14 sc = 4 in. (10 cm). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.
Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.
Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.
Hat is worked in continuous rnds; do not join and do not turn.
HAT Ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 6 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc - 6 sts.
Place marker for beg of rnd, move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in first st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around - 18 sts.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next sts; rep from * around - 24 sts.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next sts; rep from * around - 30 sts.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next sts; rep from * around - 36 sts.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, *sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next sts; rep from * around - 42 sts.
Rnds 8-22: Continue as established, increasing 6 sts evenly spaced in each rnd, until there are 132 sts.
Rnds 23-26: Ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 27: Ch 1, *sc in next 10 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around - 121 sts.
Rnd 28: Ch 1, *sc in next 9 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around - 110 sts.
Rnd 29: Ch 1, *sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around - 99 sts.
Rnds 30-32: Continue as established, decreasing 11 sts evenly spaced in each rnd, until 66 sts remain.
Rnds 33-38: Ch 1, sc in each st around.
Do not fasten off.
Brim Note: Work now proceeds in rows to form the brim.
Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 28 sts.
Row 2: Turn, sk first sc, sc in next 27 sts.
Row 3: Turn, sk first sc, sc in each sc across - 26 sts.Rep Row 3, skipping first sc at beg of each row, until brim measures about 2 in.
BRIM LINING Ch 29.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across - 28 sts.
Row 2: Turn, sk first sc, sc in each st across.Rep Row 2, skipping first sc at beg of each row, until piece measures same as Brim.
FINISHING Hold Lining against underside of Brim.
Working through both thicknesses, join yarn with sc at beg of outer curved edge of Lining and Brim, sc evenly spaced around outer curved edge.
Whip stitch inner edge of Lining to inside edge of Brim.
Weave in ends.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
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