This free pattern originally published by John Dritz & Sons Company, Volume 10, in 1947.
Hat No. 773
DRITZ Belastraw Art. No. 110, 3 tubes
DRITZ Steel Crochet Hook No. 1.
Braided Ribbon Trim.
GAUGE: 5 sts make 1".
CROWN: Ch 2.
1st rnd: 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Mark last st of each rnd.
2nd rnd: 2 sc in each sc (14 sc).
3rd rnd: * Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next (an inc.). Repeat from * (21 sc).
4th rnd: Sc in each sc increasing 9 sc evenly (30 sc).
5th rnd: * Count back 3 sts, insert hook in corresponding st 3 rnds below and pull loop through to height of last sc, y o and draw through the 2 loops on hook (a long st made), skip 1 sc in next 5 sc. Repeat from * (5 long sts).
6th, 7th and 8th rnds: Sc in each st increasing 8 sc evenly on each rnd (54 sc on 8th rnd).
9th rnd: Repeat 5th rnd (9 long sts).
10th and 11th rnds: Sc in each st increasing 9 sc evenly on each rnd (72 sc on 11th rnd).
12th rnd: Repeat 5th rnd (12 long sts).
13th, 14th and 15th rnds: Repeat 6th rnd (96 sc on 15th rnd).
16th rnd: Repeat 5th rnd (16 ong sts).
17th, 18th and 19th rnds: Sc in each st (96 sc).
20th rnd: Repeat 5th rnd (16 long sts).
21st to 27th rnds incl: Repeat 17th to 20th rnds incl. once then repeat 17th, 18th and 19th rnds once more.
28th rnd: Sc in each sc increasing 12 sc (108 sc).
29th rnd: Repeat 5th rnd (18 long sts).
30th to 33rd rnds incl: Repeat 17th to 20th rnds incl (18 long sts).
34th rnd: Sc in each st (108 sc).
BRIM: 1st rnd: Ch 2, * dc in 3 sc, 2 dc in next sc. Repeat from * (135 dc).
2nd rnd: Sc in each dc. Join with sl st in 1st sc. Ch 1, turn.
3rd rnd: Sc in each sc. Join and end off.
Brush Brim lightly with sizing and flute edges. When dry, trim with braided ribbon or as desired.
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