Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Brimmed 'Straw' Hat
Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton
Pattern Number: 880 Makes a great chemo cap for warmer weather!

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Adult medium (approx 23 inches around, just below hat band

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

760-098 Lion Cotton Yarn: Natural

A soft natural cream


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 13.98

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45

GAUGE:
3 sc = 1 inches. Motifs are approx, 2 3/4 inches across. 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT BAND:
Motif (make 8): Ch 4, join with sl st into ring.

Work 8 sc into ring, sl st to join.

Next rnd: Ch 3, yo and insert hook into same space, yo, pull loop through, yo, pull through 1 loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through rem 2 loops (first petal made).

*Ch 3, yo and insert hook into next sc, pull loop through, yo, pull through 1 loop, yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops rem on hook), yo and insert into same sc, pull loop through, yo, pull through 1 loop, yo, pull through 2 loop, yo pull through rem 3 loops on hook (petal made); rep from * 6 more times -- 8 petals made counting First Petal.

Ch 3 and join with sl st top top of first petal.

Fasten off.

Assemble Hat Band: Sl st motifs tog by placing right sides tog, sl st 2 ch-3 spaces tog, sl st across one motif to next ch-3 space, sl st 2 motifs tog at ch-3 space, sl st across to next ch-3 space, sl st tog at ch-3 space.

Leave one ch-3 space free at top and bottom of each motif.

Join 8 motifs into long narrow hat band in this manner.

(Or, motifs may be sewn tog at same positions.) HAT:
Ch 4, join with sl st into ring.

Work 6 sc into ring, sl st to join.

Mark beg of rnd, working in a spiral:
Rnd 1: 2 sc in each sc around -- 12 sc.
Rnd 2: *2 sc into next sc, sc into next sc*, rep from * to * around -- 18 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc into next sc, sc into next 2 sc*, rep from * to * around -- 24 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc into next sc, sc into next 3 sc*, rep from * to * around -- 30 sc.
Rnd 5: *2 sc into next sc, sc into next 4 sc*, rep from * to * around -- 36 sc.
Rnd 6: *2 sc into next sc, sc into next 5 sc*, rep from * to * around -- 42 sc.
Rnd 7: *2 sc into next sc, sc into next 6 sc*, rep from * to * around -- 48 sc.
Rnd 8: *2 sc into next sc, sc into next 7 sc*, rep from * to * around -- 54 sc.
Rnd 9: *2 sc into next sc, sc into next 8 sc*, rep from * to * around -- 60 sc.
Rnd 10: *2 sc into next sc, sc into next 9 sc*, rep from * to * around -- 66 sc.
Rnd 11: *2 sc into next sc, sc into next 10 sc*, rep from * to * around -- 72 sc.

Note: Piece should be 7" across circle.

Work 4 rnds even in sc.

Join Hat and Hat band: Rnd 1: With right sides tog, sc 72 sts around inserting hook through both hand band and last row of hat to join (each hat band motif will have 9 sc across, 2 sc into ch-3 space, 1 sc into top cluster st, 3 sc into middle free ch-3 space, 1 sc into next top cluster st, 2 sc into ch-3 space).

Sl st back seam of hat band and with RS facing, work 72 sc around bottom of hat band (9 sts across each motif as described above).

Work 4 rnds even in sc.

Brim Incs:
First Rnd: *Sc into each of next 8 sts, 2 sc into next st*, rep from * to * around -- 80 sts.

Work 1 rnd even in sc.
Next rnd: *Sc into each of next 9 sts, 2 sc into next st*, rep from * to * around -- 88 sts.

Work 1 rnd even in sc.
Next Rnd: *Sc into each of next 10 sts, 2 sc into next st*, rep from * to * around -- 96 sts.

Work 1 rnd even in sc.
Next Rnd: *Sc into each of next 11 sts, 2 sc into next st*, rep from * to * around -- 104 sts.

Work 1 rnd even in sc.
Next Rnd: *Sc into each of next 12 sts, 2 sc into next st*, rep from * to * around -- 112 sts.

Work 1 rnds even in sc.
Next Rnd: *Sc into each of next 13 sts, 2 sc into next st*, rep from * to * around -- 120 sts.

Work 1 rnd even in sc.
Next Rnd: *Sc into each of next 14 sts, 2 sc into next st*, rep from * to * around -- 128 sts.

Work 1 rnd even in sc.
Next Rnd: *Sc into each of next 15 sts, 2 sc into next st*, rep from * to * around -- 136 sts.

Note: Hat should measure approx 5" from bottom of hat band.

Work 2 rnds even in sc.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Mold brim with hands into desired shape.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over
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cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
meas = measure(s)
ndl(s) = needle(s)
p = purl
pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sk = skip
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
yo = yarn over


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