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Independence Day Top Hat
Lion Brand® Kitchen Cotton
Pattern Number: L40291 Get in the 4th of July spirit when you wear this red, white, and blue top hat. Designed by Ceresa Newsome.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Inside Circumference About 19 in. (48 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes Finished Height About 6 in. (15 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jul 17, 2014)
TOP HAT … Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc in first 14 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 14 sts; rep from * to last st, 2 sc in last st; join with sl st in first sc - 95 sts. Brim … Rnd 53: Ch 1, sc in first st, *sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 93 91 sts.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

831-113 Kitchen Cotton Yarn: Hot Pepper

Bright red


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.07
Note: (A)

831-106 Kitchen Cotton Yarn: Blueberry

Medium blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.69
Note: (B)

831-098 Kitchen Cotton Yarn: Vanilla

Soft white


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.69
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
14 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 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 worked separately.

4.

To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over.

Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops to complete st.

Carry the color you're not using along the side edge of your work between stripes.


INSTRUCTIONS



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in first 9 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts; rep from * to last st, 2 sc in last st; join with sl st in first sc – 66 sts.

Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in first 10 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts; rep from * to last st, 2 sc in last st; join with sl st in first sc – 72 sts.

Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in first 11 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 11 sts; rep from * to last st, 2 sc in last st; join with sl st in first sc – 78 sts.

Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in first 12 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 12 sts; rep from * to last st, 2 sc in last st; join with sl st in first sc – 84 sts.

Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc in first 13 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 13 sts; rep from * to last st, 2 sc in last st; join with sl st in first sc – 90 sts.

Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc in first 14 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 14 sts; rep from * to last st, sc in last st; join with sl st in first sc – 95 sts.

Sides Rnds 17-26: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 27: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sts, *sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts; join with sl st in first sc – 77 sts.

Rnd 28: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 29: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sts, *sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts; join with sl st in first sc – 61 sts.

Rnds 30-42: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.

Brim Rnd 43: Ch 1, sc in first st, *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 91 sts.

Rnd 44: Ch 1, sc in first st, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 121 sts.

Rnd 45-52: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 53: Ch 1, sc in first st, *sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 91 sts.

Fasten off.

HAT BAND With B, ch 70; join with sl st in first ch to make a ring.

Place marker for beg of rnd, move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc on this rnd and on all following rnds), sk first ch, hdc in each ch around; join with sl st in beg hdc – 69 hdc.

Join C.

Rnd 2: With C, ch 2, sk first st, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in first hdc.> Change to B.

Rnds 3 and 5: With B, rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 4 and 6: With C, rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 7: With B, rep Rnd 2.

Fasten off.

FINISHING Slip the Band over Hat.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sm = slip marker
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
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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