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red newsboy hat

Free Image Hosting at <a href=Uses just over a skein of Knit Picks Crayon, 100% pima cotton.
50 grams/128 yards.

Hook: Size F or size to give gauge
Gauge: 3 sts=1"
Extras:
Scrap of plastic canvas, in color to match yarn or piece of cardboard (for brim)
about 30" thin elastic

Foundation Row: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook.
Rnd 1: Mark beg of round, crochet 2 sc in each sc around.
Rnd 2: Make 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, work around.
Rnd 3: sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, work around.
Rnd 4: sc in first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, work around.
Continue in established pattern, keep increasing every round until circle is 9.5" across.

Work even for two rounds.
Decrease round: Sc in the next two stitches, dec next two stitches, work around.
Work even for four rounds. Do NOT end off!

Sc in next 15 stitches, mark place, then work back across 15 stitches just worked. Sc into last sc from first round and sc into the original round. Work back across all stitches just worked, sc across end of rows, and work sc into original round. Continue back and forth until brim measures size desired, or about 3", ending with a sc on original row. End off.

Second piece of brim: Ch 16, work one sc in each chain across. Work back, and work 1 sc at end of row. Work back, and work 2 sc at end of row. Work back and forth, adding sc at the end of rows. Work until same size as brim on hat. End off. Weave in end.

Cut piece of plastic canvas or cardboard to same size as brim. Work 1 sc into each sc in both pieces of hat, and continue working around hat, work 1 sc in each stitch across. Cut long tail, and sew the seam of the hat brim carefully on the inside.

Take piece of elastic and weave into stitches of the decrease round. Pull snugly to fit, tie, and weave in ends.

enjoy!

My mom's modeling the hat, by the way!

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