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After designing a new summer hat I had some cotton left over. I used it to create this little boater for an 18" doll. This pattern has not yet been tested.
©Home made hats by Cheryl 4. 2016
Summer Boater for 18" Dolls
I/5.5 mm hook
Small amount #4 weight cotton
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Stitches & Abbreviations Used
Half Double Crochet - hdc
Single Crochet - sc
Slip Stitch - ss
Chain - ch
Long Half Double Crochet - lhdc to make: work a hdc in the next st of the previous round.
Long Double Crochet - ldc to make: work a dc in the next st of the previous round.
Cross Stitch - xst
Magic Ring - mr
Main Color - mc
Contrast Color - cc
Designer Notes: When working a long half double or double crochet, you will be working over the stitch of the previous round, skipping the stitch worked over in the round you are working. This will give you the color work pattern on the brim of the hat. All rounds are joined in the top of the beginning chain 2.
To begin, with mc make mr, ch 2, 12 hdc in ring. If you don’t know the magic ring method you can chain 3 and work 12 hdc in the 3rd ch from hook. Join with ss in top of beg ch 2.
Round 2 - ch 2, 2 hdc in ea st around (24 hdc) Join.
Round 3 - ch 2, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st, repeat from * around (36 hdc) Join.
Round 4 - 5 ch 2, hdc in ea st around. (36 hdc) Join. Change to cc
Round 6 - ch 2, skip 1st st, hdc in next st, hdc in skipped st, (cross stitch made) *skip next st, hdc in next st, hdc in skipped st, repeat from * around. Join, change to mc. (18 cross st)
Round 7 - 9 ch 2, hdc in ea st around (36 hdc) change to cc
Round 10 - Repeat round 6. (18 cross st.) change to mc, join
Round 11 - ch 2, 2 hdc in each st around (72 hdc) change to cc,
Round 12 - ch 2, hdc 3, ldc in next st or previous round, *hdc 3, ldc, repeat from * around. Change to mc
Round 13 - ch 1, sc 3, lhdc in next st of previous round, *hdc 3, lhdc, repeat from * around. Fasten off, weave in ends.
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