Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
The Lady Who Lunches Hat
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Bonbons
Pattern Number: L30253 Crochet this easy to make hat and embellish it with flowers made with Bonbons for a classically sweet hat to wear on Sunday. Make a sweater for your dog for a matching set

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference (at band) About 16 in. (40.5 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-405 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Silver Heather

Light grey with subtle strands of medium grey


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.29
Note: (A)

601-640 Bonbons Yarn: Nature

Cotton: Green, dusty rose, palest lavender, purple, chocolate brown, tan, lightest yellow, and cream


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.99
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size F-5 (3.75 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.30


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)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
11 1/2 hdc + 8 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) with A and larger hook. 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:
hdc2tog (hdc 2 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

V-st (V-stitch) Work (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st.

shell Work 6 dc in indicated st.

NOTES:
1.

Band is worked back and forth in rows, then joined to form a ring.

2.

Hat is worked in joined rnds beg around one long edge of Band.

3.

Hat is worked with RS facing at all times, do not turn.

4.

Flowers and Leaves are worked separately, then sewn to Hat.


INSTRUCTIONS



Colors of B yarns Dusty Rose (C) Palest Lavender (D) Purple (E) Lightest Yellow (F) Cream (G)Green (H)

HAT Band With larger hook and A, ch 6.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 5 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working through back loops only, sc in each st across.

Rep Row 2 until piece measures 16 in.

(40.5 cm) from beg.

Do not fasten off.

Hold first and last rows together, matching sts.

Joining Row: Ch 1, turn, working through both thicknesses, sl st in each st across to join.

Do not fasten off.

Hat Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, working in ends of rows along edge of band, work 45 sc evenly spaced around; join with a sl st in first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc in this rnd and in all following rnds), hdc in same st as joining, 2 hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 90 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 3: Ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Rep Rnd 3 until piece measures about 5 in.

(12.5 cm) from beg.

Shape Crown (top of Hat) Next Rnd: Ch 2, hdc in next 12 sts, hdc2tog, *hdc in next 13 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 84 sts.

Next Rnd: Ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog, *hdc in next 5 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 72 sts.

Next Rnd: Ch 2, hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog, *hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 60 sts.

Next Rnd: Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog, *hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 48 sts.

Next Rnd: Ch 2, hdc in next st, hdc2tog, *hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 36 sts.

Next Rnd: Ch 2, hdc2tog, *hdc in next st, hdc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 24 sts.

Next Rnd: Ch 2, hdc2tog around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 12 sts.

Next Rnd: Rep last rnd – 6 sts.

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail.

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

Knot securely.



Note: Make Flowers in indicated colors, or use colors as desired.



LARGE FLOWERS (make 5 – 1 each with C, D, E, F, and G) With smaller hook, ch 25.

Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as first V-st), *ch 1, sk next ch, V-st in next ch; rep from * across – 11 V-sts.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 5 dc in ch-1 sp of first V-st (counts as first shell), *sc in next ch-1 sp (between V-sts), shell in ch-1 sp of next V-st (shell made); rep from * across, working last shell in turning ch-sp – 11 shells.

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.

Thread yarn tail into blunt needle.

Roll first shell tightly to form center bud of Flower; sew together with 2 or 3 sts.

Roll remaining strip to form Flower, hold in place by sewing in and out through layers of foundation ch at lower edge of Flower.

SMALL FLOWERS (make 3 – 1 each with C, D, and G) With smaller hook, ch 17.

Rows 1 and 2: Rep Rows 1 and 2 of Large Flower – 4 shells.

Roll and sew piece in same way as Large Flower.

LEAVES (make 7) With smaller hook and H, ch 10.

Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next 4 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, 3 sc in last ch; working across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 4 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in last ch; join with sl st in first sc – 19 sts.

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.



FINISHING Sew Flowers and Leaves to Hat, arranging as desired.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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