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« on: January 04, 2007 11:48:57 AM »

I saw this gorgeous old lady wearing a hat like this in the post office the other day. I'm pretty sure hers was knitted, although I didn't get a really close look. The distinguishing features are the little tail on top and the glorious puff-stitch.
Isn't it ADORABLE?






PATTERN:

Worsted weight yarn. Sorry, no good at yardage, but certainly less than one average skein.

I hook.


Starting at the top:

Ch 4. Sc in second chain from hook and in each chain to end.
In last chain, do 4 sc. Now working in the round:
Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc. Join, ch 1.
2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next sc. Repeat to end*. Join, ch 1.
2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc. * Join, ch 1.
2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc. * Join, ch 1.

Continue in this manner, increasing the number of sc by one every round, until the circle is big enough to cover the top of your head. Most people find that six inches is a good size for hat crowns.

Now, do puff stitch in the round until the hat is as long as you would like. Here is the puff stitch pattern:
Yo, insert hk in next st, yo, draw up 1/2" long lp, (yo, insert hk in same st, yo, draw up 1/2" long lp) 2 times, yo draw through first 7 lps on hk, ch 1.

Try skipping a stitch between puffs on the first round, and working in the ch 1 between the puffs on subsequent rounds. That should take care of it...you never know how things are going to turn out, what with different yarns, tensions and whatnot..but skipping the stitches should fix the rippling!

When it is long enough, do a round of hdc and you are done! I put a nice button accent on mine.

So, you know, I'm sure I don't need to say this, but feel free to use this pattern for yourself and your pals, just don't try to sell it online and be my competition, because that would make me cry into my pillow at night. Thanks. =)
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2007 11:54:49 AM »

Thats a great story to go along with the hat.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2007 12:20:45 PM »

added the pattern to the tutorial list. Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2007 12:40:50 PM »

i love it!! i'm going to start working on it asap
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2007 02:19:31 PM »

eek that hat looks absolutely gorgeous on you!! i really love it. i'm adding this to my wist. hehe the little tail is cute too!
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2007 07:41:24 PM »

TOO cute!!  I love the little puffs :]
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2007 08:36:09 PM »

It is a very cute hat you did a great job on it and it looks nice on you.
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2007 08:37:49 PM »

That is really cute! Thanks for sharing the pattern.
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2007 11:45:04 PM »

I agree, it looks great! Smiley  Thanks for sharing! When I make one, I'll be sure to credit you!
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2007 12:58:33 AM »

Ah! I like it a ton.

I'll be using your pattern/posting pictures sometime in the future.
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