This free pattern originally published by John Dritz & Sons Company, Volume 10, in 1947.
Hat No. 770
DRITZ Belastraw Art. No. 110, 2 tubes.
DRITZ Metallic Yarn Art. No. 114, 2 tubes.
DRITZ Steel Crochet Hook No. 1.
GAUGE: 5 sts make 1".
CROWN: With Belastraw ch 4. Join with sl st to form ring.
1st rnd: Ch 1, in ring make 3 sc, 3 hdc and 10 dc. Mark last st of each rnd. Drop Belastraw.
2nd rnd: Attach Metallic Yarn in 1st st of last rnd, ch 1, sc where yarn was attached, * insert hook in center of piece and pull loop through (long loop), insert hook in next st and pull loop through, pull same loop through long loop, y o, through remaining 2 loops on hook, sc in next st. Repeat from * (8 long sts.) Drop Metallic Yarn, pick up Belastraw.
3rd rnd: Make 3 dc in 1st sc, 2 dc in each remaining sc (33 dc). Drop Belastraw.
4th and all even rnds: Pick up Metallic Yarn, * sc in 2 dc, insert hook in base of next dc and pull long loop through, insert hook in top of same dc and pull loop through, pull same loop through long loop, y o, through remaining 2 loops on hook. Repeat from *. There are 1/3 as many sts as on last rnd.
5th rnd: With Belastraw work dc in each sc increasing 15 dc evenly around--to inc. make 2 dc in 1 sc (48 dc).
7th rnd: Dc around increasing 12 dc (60 dc).
9th and 11th rnds: Dc in each sc (60 dc).
13th, 15th and 17th rnds: Dc around increasing 3 dc on each rnd. There are 69 dc on 17th rnd.
19th and 21st rnds: Dc in each sc (69 dc).
23rd rnd: Dc around increasing 3 dc (72 dc).
25th rnd: Dc in each sc (72 dc).
27th rnd: Dc around increasing 3 dc (75 dc).
29th and 31st rnds: Dc around increasing 6 dc on each rnd. There are 87 dc on 31st rnd.
33rd and 35th rnds: Dc around increasing 9 dc on each rnd. There are 105 dc on 35th rnd.
36th rnd: Repeat 4th rnd (35 long Sts). End off Metallic Yarn. Work 8 rnds of sc being careful not to tighten up on gauge.
BRIM: 1st rnd: * Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from *. Join with sl st in 1st sc of rnd. Ch 1, turn.
2nd rnd: Sc in each sc. Join ch 1, turn. Repeat 2nd rnd 12 more times.
End off. Drape crown as illustrated or to suit individual taste. Brush with sizing and allow to dry. Roll or turn brim up.
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