Size: Fits head 20″- 22″
Aunt Lydia’s heavy rug yarn, 2 70 yard skeins bongo (dark orange) No. 224 (color A), 1 skein orange No. 226 (color B)
Aluminum crochet hook size H or size required to crochet to gauge
GAUGE: On brim, 3 sc= 1 “; 3 rows = 1”. Each square measures 4″ by 4 1/2 “.
TOP OF CROWN: Starting at top with A, ch 4. Join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Work 7 sc in ring. Do not join rnds. but mark beg of each rnd.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around (14 sc).
Rnd 3: * Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around (21 sc).
Continue in this manner for 4 rnds more, increasing 7 sc evenly spaced on each rnd (49 sc). Piece should measure about 5 1/4 ” in diameter. Break off A; attach B.
Rnd 8: DC in each sc around, increasing 6 dc as evenly spaced as possible (55 dc).
Rnd 9: Sc in each dc around; join.
SQUARES: Make 4.
With B, and starting at center, ch 4. Join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, work 2 dc in ring, (ch 1, 3-dc shell in ring) 3 times; ch 1; join with sl st to top of ch-3. Break off.
Rnd 2: With A, sl st in any ch-1 sp, ch 3, in same sp work 2 dc, ch 1 and 3 dc (first corner), * ch 1, in next ch-1 sp work 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc (another corner). Repeat from * twice more; ch 1, join; sl st in next 2 dc.
Rnd 3: Work 3 sc in ch-1 corner sp, work sc in each dc and ch-1 sp around, working 3 sc in each remaining corner sp; join with sl st to first sc. Break off.
Rnd 4: With B, sl st in any corner sc, ch 3, work 10 dc along 1 edge only. Break off.
This will produce a slightly rectangular shape.
Crown: To join, hold 2 squares with wrong sides facing.
With B, whipstitch Rnd 4 edge (color B) on 1 square to an A edge on adjacent square.
Join squares to form ring. With B, whipstitch crown to one edge of ring.
Brim: Rnd 1: With right side of crown facing you, using B, work 58 sc, evenly spaced along lower edge of crown; join. Break off.
Rnd 2: With A, sl st in first sc, ch 3, dc in same sc, * dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc. Repeat from * around (88 dc); join.
Rnd 3: Sc in each dc around, increasing 3 sc as evenly as possible (91 sc).
Rnds 4 through 7: Sc in’ each sc around.
Rnd 8 (scalloped edge): * Sk 2 sc, work 6 dc in next sc, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around; join.
Rnd 9: With B, work sc in each st around. Break off.