Saturday, August 19, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage1946 Open Crown Hat #126

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Vintage1946 Open Crown Hat  #126


Bucilla Strawkraft or Fleisher’s Straw-Twist, 4 balls.
Bucilla or Fleisher’s Steel Crochet Hook, #0.

7 sts = 1 ½”;              
9 rows = 2”

Entire hat is made using 2 strands.

Ch 100, join with slip st. 

1st Rnd:  1 sc in each st, mark end of round; do not join. 

Work in back loop of sts. 

Continue around working 1 sc in each st until 6 rounds from beginning.

7th Rnd:  Fold lower edge up on wrong side.  Continue around working 1 sc in back loop of each st tog with corresponding st on foundation ch, skipping every 10th st around, [90 sts]. 

Work 3 rounds even.

11th Rnd:  2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each of 9 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of 69 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each st to end, [93 sts]. 

Work 3 rounds even.

15th Rnd:  Work as for 11th round, increasing in the 3rd, 8th and 90th st [96 sts]. 

Work 7 rounds even. 

Slip st in next st; do not break yarn.

1st Rnd:  Turn, continue working in back loop, 1 sc in each of 8 sts, * 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts; repeat from * 26 times, 1 sc in each st to end of round, [123 sts]. 

Work even [in back loop] until there are 10 rounds.  Fasten off. 

Fold brim at 8th round. 

Sew back loop of sts in last round to horizontal loops on wrong side of 5th round.

Cut 2 pieces of narrow ribbon each 8 inches long. 

Knot 1 piece around the other at center. 

Sew ends of ribbon at center front, center back and at center of each side, on inside of crown about ¾ inches from top. 

Trim with wide ribbon as illustrated.

NOTE:  To make this hat extra special, add a veil of net, lace or dotted-swiss in a matching color. 

Experimenting with fabrics & color combinations will make this your own original creation! 

Your hat will be truly fascinating!