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Offered With a Word of Caution

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A few people have asked about the pattern for yesterday's crocheted hats.  I pretty much made them up as I went along.  I can offer you the basic recipe here, along with a disclaimer that I am new to crochet and my terminology may not be correct.  Hopefully this makes sense.  If any of you are experienced, and would like to offer corrections or suggestions, please feel free.

Hmmm, what should we call this hat?  How about:

The Darling Diva's Snow Day Hat

And now, for the brave among you, here goes:
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Yarn:
Whatever is in your stash.

Hook:  The one that works for your yarn of course, Darlin'.

Gauge:  Don't worry about it, since this is worked top down you will stop increasing once the diameter measures about 5".

Start by chaining 4 stitches.  Join the chain into a ring by slipping a stitch into the first stitch of the chain.

Round 1: Chain 2, this counts as the first dc, work a total of 12 double crochets into the ring.  Sl. st. into the first stitch of the round to join.

Round 2: Chain 2 (this counts as the first dc), work 2 dc into each of the 12 stitches below. Sl. st. into the first stitch of the round to join.(24 stitches)
Round 3: Chain 2, dc 1 into the same stitch, dc 1 into the next stitch *(dc 2 into one stitch, dc 1 into the next stitch)  continue from * to end of round. Sl. st. into the first stitch of the round to join. (36 stitches)
Round 4: Chain 2, dc 1 into the same stitch, dc 1, into each of the next 2 stitches*(dc 2 into one stitch, dc 1, into each of the next 2 stitches) continue from * to end of round. Sl. st. into the first stitch of the round to join. (48 stitches)
Round 5: Chain 2, dc 1 into the same stitch, dc 1 into each of the next 3 stitches*(dc 2 into one stitch, dc 1 into each of the next 3 stitches) continue from * to end of round. Sl. st. into the first stitch of the round to join. (60 stitches)

Do you see the pattern?  Continue rounds, increasing the number of dc 1's by one until the diameter of the piece measures about aDdsdh_3 5".

Now continue dc rounds with no increases for 2-3 more rounds.

Next round:  chain 3, *(skip 3, dc 3 into one, ch 1) repeat from * to last stitch, ch 2 into one stitch.  Sl. st. into the first stitch of the round to join.
Next round: chain 2, dc 2 into the same stitch, (*chain 1, skip 3, dc 3 into one stitch) repeat from * to last 3 stitches, ch 1, skip 3.  Sl. st. into the first stitch of the round to join.
You may change colors for each of these rounds if desired.

Alternate these two rounds until the hat is about 1-2 dc round less than desired length.
Add a final 1-2 rounds of dc.

Finish off with a crochet flower if desired.  Any basic crochet flower will work.

To those of you in the US, have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Belvedere will be released on Sunday or Monday when I return from a visit to NC.

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Comments

Alas, I do not know how to crochet.

oh !! thank you thank you thank you - don't know what else to say...ok let's try in french : merci merci merci beaucoup ;o)

where's my hook ?!

Can't believe how much snow you already had , it looks marvellous. Thank you for the nice pattern, I will give it a try for the daughter :-)
Happy Thanksgiving !

I would be all over this - that is, if I actually knew how to crochet!

hmmmm....right now i am wondering why i don't know how to crochet. must learn.!

have a wonderful thanksgiving!

Thank you for sharing....this is a great teen hat!

Am dusting off my crochet hook as I write! Very cute hat!

very nice thanks for sharing.... a girl can never have to many hats....

That's it. I have to learn to crochet!

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