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Top Of The Morning Hat
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® - Vanna's Glamour®
Pattern Number: L40033 Get ready for St. Patricks Day with this hat made with Vanna's Choice. Designed by Miwa Nishio.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Inside Circumference About 18 in. (45.5 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes Finished Height About 6 in. (15 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

640-131 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Grass

Medium grass green


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 18.98
Note: (A)

861-153 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Onyx

Deep black with onyx sparkle


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.52
Note: (B)

861-171 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Gold

Mustard yellow with gold sparkle


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.52
Note: (C)

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

Additional Materials
Crochet hook size L-11 (8 mm)
GAUGE:
9 sc = 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.

NOTES:
1.

The Top Hat is worked in joined rnds.

2.

Top of Hat is worked first as a flat circle.

The sides are worked from the edge of the top downwards, with increases to shape the brim.

3.

Hat Band is removable if you'd like to wear the Hat without the Band.


INSTRUCTIONS



TOP HAT Beg at top of Hat, with larger hook and A, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc – 12 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 18 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 24 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 30 sts.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 36 sts.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, *sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 42 sts.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, *sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 48 sts.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, *sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 54 sts.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, *sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 60 sts.



Sides Rnds 11-17: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 18: Ch 1, *sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 50 sts.

Rnd 19: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 20: Ch 1, *sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 40 sts.

Rnds 21-24: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.



Brim Rnd 25: Ch 1, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 60 sts.

Rnd 26: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 80 sts.

Rnd 27-30: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 31: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 60 sts.

Fasten off.



HAT BAND With smaller hook and 2 strands of B held together, ch 8.

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch to end – 6 hdc.

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn, hdc in each st to end – 6 hdc.

Rep Row 2 until Band is about 18 in.

(46 cm) long or fits snugly around the Hat.

Fasten off.



BUCKLE Note: The chs worked on Rows 9 and 17 create the 'sides' of the Buckle.

With smaller hook and 2 strands of C held together, ch 3.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch – 2 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc – 2 sc.

Row 3-8: Rep Row 2.

Row 9: Ch 9, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch – 2 sc.

Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 sc – 2 sc.

Row 11-16: Rep Row 10.

Row 17: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 sc, ch 6, sc into base of the 2 sts of Row 1.

Fasten off.



FINISHING Sew the ends of the Band together to form a ring.

Sew the Buckle to the Band, with the ch edges of the Buckle as the sides.

Slip the Band over the Hat.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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