Pixie Hat Pattern #S-421

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COATS and CLARK'S O.N.T. "Speed-Cro-Sheen" MERCERIZED COTTON, Art. C.44: 2 balls of No. 10-A Canary Yellow.

Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 2/0.

GAUGE: 3 group sts (stretched) make 1 ½ inches.

Starting at center of crown, ch 4. 1st rnd: 15 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join (this is center back). 2nd rnd: Ch 2, insert hook in same place as sl st, draw loop through, thread over, insert hook in same place, draw loop through, thread over and draw through all loops on hook, ch 1 to fasten (puff st made), * skip 1 dc, make a puff st in next dc. Repeat from * around, sl st in first puff st. Ch 2, turn. 3rd rnd: Make a puff st in same place as sl st, * puff st in next puff st, puff st in next ch (1 puff st increased), puff st in next puff st. Repeat from * around. Join. Ch 2, turn (12 puff sts). 4th and 5th rnds: Inc 4 puff sts evenly around. Join. Ch 2, turn. 6th rnd: Work without increasing. Join. Ch 2, turn. 7th rnd: Inc 10 puff sts evenly around. Join. Ch 2, turn. 8th to 13th rnds incl: Repeat 6th and 7th rnds alternately 3 more times. Work without increasing until piece measures 5 inches from point of crown. Join and break off.

Turn and work short rows as follows: 1st row: Attach thread to 8th puff st from center back, ch 2, work in pattern around to 8th puff st on other side of center back, ch 2, sl st in next puff st. Break off and turn. 2nd, 3rd and 4th rows: Attach thread to 2nd puff st, ch 2, work in pattern across to within last 2 puff sts, ch 2, sl st in next puff st. Break off. Next rnd: Attach thread to center back, ch 2, work in pattern st around. Join. Following rnd: Sc closely around. Join. Sl st in each st around. Join and break off.

BOW . . . Cut 21 strands of thread, each 20 inches long. Divide strands into 3 groups and make a braid. Wind a piece of thread 1 ½ inches from each end, tie securely. Fray ends to form a fringe. Shape into a bow and sew to back of hat.

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