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Girl's Ruffle Edged Hat
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L30283

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
To fit 2-6 years Finished Circumference About 18 1/2 in. (47 cm), adjustable



640-307 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Mystical

Metallics Sky blue with sparkling light blue wrap

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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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6 1/2 dc = 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.


Hat is worked in rnds beg at top.


Surface slip sts are worked around Hat, just above brim.

The circumference of Hat can be adjusted by adjusting the tension of the slip sts.


HAT Shape Crown (Top of Hat) Make an adjustable ring as follows: Wrap yarn around index finger.

Insert hook into ring on finger, yarn over and draw up a loop.

Carefully slip ring from finger and work the stitches of Rnd 1 into the ring.

When Rnd 1 is complete, gently but firmly, pull tail to tighten center of ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this and all following rnds), work 9 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 10 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, work 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 20 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 25 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 30 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Brim Note: Work now proceeds in continuous rnds (spiral).

Do not join at the end of rnds.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in each st around.

Place a marker in first st for beg of rnd.

Move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 7: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 40 sts.

Rnd 8: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 50 sts.

Rnd 9: *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 60 sts.

Edging Rnd 10: *Sk next st, (sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sk next st, sl st in next st; rep from * around.

Fasten off.

FINISHING Work surface slip stitch around Rnd 6, adjusting circumference of Hat as you go, as follows: 1.

Make a slip knot, but do not place it on hook.


Insert hook from RS to WS through crochet fabric.


Place the slip knot on hook and draw loop to RS (keep beg tail and working yarn on WS).


*Insert hook from RS to WS through fabric a short distance from last insertion location, yarn over, draw loop through fabric and through loop on hook (surface sl st made); rep from * inserting hook, as desired, to create surface pattern.


To end, remove hook from loop and take hook to WS.

Insert hook from WS to RS, place loop on hook, draw loop through to WS.

Cut yarn.

Draw tail through final loop and pull tight.

Weave in ends.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
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)
WS = wrong side

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