Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Charming Chapeau
Lion Brand® Jiffy®
Pattern Number: 90669AD This lace cap is available in various heights for differing degrees of slouchiness. The hat pictured is the 14 inch height.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Varies
Finished Circumference About 20 in. (51 cm) Finished Height About 9 (12, 14) in. (23 (30.5, 35.5) cm) Notes: Hat will stretch to fit a range of sizes. Pattern is written for shortest height with changes for longer heights in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all heights. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your height before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Aug 27, 2012)
LOWER BAND Rnd 1: Working across opposite side of foundation ch, join yarn with sc in any ch, sc in next ch, ch 4, sk next 4 ch, *sc in next 2 ch, ch 4, sk next 4 ch; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. Rnds 2 and 3: Rep Rnds 3 and 4 of Hat. Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2 of Hat. Fasten off.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

450-129 Jiffy Yarn: Citron

Bright pea green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.99

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
MATERIALS OPTION LION BRAND JIFFY #171 Aqua or #196 Shocking Pink 1 ball
GAUGE:
2 1/2 pattern reps = about 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
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.

sc4tog (sc 4 sts together) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

(Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop) 3 times.

Yarn over, draw through all 5 loops on hook – 3 sts decreased.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT Ch 72.

Taking care not to twist ch, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and each ch around; join with sl st in first sc – 72 sc at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st as join and in next sc, ch 4, sk next 4 sc, *sc in next 2 sc, ch 4, sk next 4 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 12 pattern reps at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 3: Turn, sl st in next ch-4 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-4 sp, sk next 2 sc, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-4 sp, sk next 2 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Rnd 4: Turn, sl st in each st to next ch-2 sp, ch 1, *2 sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 4, sk next 4 dc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.

Rep Rnds 3 and 4 until piece measures 8 (11, 13) in.

(20.5 (28, 33) cm) from beg.

Note: Take care when completing the next rnd.

Sts are worked after the rnd is joined.

This positions the work for the following rnd.

Next Rnd: Turn, sl st in next ch-4 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-4 sp, sk next 2 sc, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-4 sp, sk next 2 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch, sl st in next st, sl st in next ch-4 sp.

Next Rnd: Ch 1, turn, sc4tog over next 4 dc, sk next ch-2 sp, *sc4tog over next 4 dc, sk next ch-2 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in first st – 12 sts at the end of this rnd.

Last Rnd: Ch 1, turn, (sc2tog) around; join with sl st in first st – 6 sts at the end of this rnd.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through sts of last rnd and pull to gather.

Knot securely.



LOWER BANDRnd 1: Working across opposite side of foundation ch, join yarn with sc in any ch, sc in next ch, ch 4, sk next 4 ch, *sc in next 2 ch, ch 4, sk next 4 ch; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.Rnds 2 and 3: Rep Rnds 3 and 4 of Hat.Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2 of Hat.Fasten off.





FINISHING Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
lp(s) = loop(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
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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