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Chic Flapper inspired hat!


I think it is funny now that I am strting to get out of the house more and since I am on a budget, I am comming up with more stuff! I had a night out on the beach last Sunday and I wanted something new and cute to wear... what's a girl to do??? I went through my yarn on Sunday around 1pm and found some yummy yarn by Charisma,  Here it is  http://www.michaels.com/Loops-Threads%E2%84%A2-Charisma%E2%84%A2-Yarn/nw0470,default,pd.html
Which I'd bought with my 40% off coupons at Michaels. BTW Joanns and Michaels normally honnor each otheres coupons so always make sure you have a few in your car :) You can google 40 or 50% off for which ever store you want and normally find coupons to print online as well as get them in the mail or in a newspaper!
The color I used was Chocolate Cupcake, let me just say it made me want to break my diet just looking at it! Though to me it looks more like chocolate diped strawberries! Can anyone say FABULOUS!!! I orginally had bought the yarn to make a blanket however the balls are like 3.99 a piece and they are pretty small balls.. so I decided not to.. Which worked out perfectly because I decided while my boys took a nap after church I would make a cute hat to wear for my night out at the beach.

Pattern for Chic Hat with Flower ( I will take better pictures but now now I wanted to get this pattern posted)
The hat is MY own creation and the flower I found a youtube video on by Teresa Richardson from the Art of Crochet


You will need 2 balls of size 5 or bulky yarn, I used Loops and Thread's Charisma

You will use a size K crochet hook

You will crochet 2 pieces of yarn as one.



Start with a magic circle and chain 1       (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg)
                                                              Great video example by Teresa
Round 1  12HDC SL in beging HDC                      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXHq1i80hw4)
                                                  Great example by Mikey on how to Half double crochet or HDC
                                                           (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJE1UTuUjxM)
                                                                  example or SL by Teresa
Round 2    2Hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st* around. (18 sts)
                                              Basically you HDC 2 in every other stitch, supper easy when you get the hang  out it and this is called increasing and it is how the hat gets bigger!

Round 3  2Hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2sts* around. (24 sts)
                                              Basically your are continuing to make the diameter bigger :)
Round 4  2Hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 3sts* around
Round 5-7  continue with the pattern of increasing ( 2hdc, 1 in next4, 2hdc 1 in next 5 ect ect) (48 st)
 Round 8-10 Do 1Hdc in each Hdc around 
Round 11-12  2 Hdc decrease then 1 hdc in each hdc
Last round!!!! Skip 1 st, 3 dc in next st, sk 1 st, sl st in next st* around. Fasten off
and weave in ends 

Now I have seen many versions on this hat online but I have yet to see a free one so I made this up based off what I thought would be cute!! 
Next here is the link to the flower I used in the hat which is NOT my pattern, but it looks fabulous with the hat!!!! I chained 61 instead of 31.. play with it until you find the size YOU like! Also the hat is extra Chiq with a bling bling gem in the center of the flower!

Art of Crochet by Teresa flower link  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0W2W1_YAg0

Here in another picture of the hat in blue and a smaller flower!
 


This is the first pattern I have written out so please let me know if you find a mistake!!!
If you have any questions or need help please ask, I am here to help!!!


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  1. This looks amazing!!! My daughter will li ve this hat!! Thanks so much!!!

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  2. *love* sorry- go too excited!! Lol!!!

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    1. hahhaha my blog is full of typos... especially the older posts! I am glad you like the pattern! I would love to see photos when you are done! you can find me on facebook, twitter, instagram ( crochetchiq ) or email me crochetchiq@gmail.com

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  3. I'm confused about rounds 11 and 12. Are there supposed to be three stitches in each HDC around? ie. two hdc decreases and 1 hdc in every stitch? That is how I read the pattern, but it isn't looking like your picture. Thanks for the help!

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    1. One HDC dec. In the first two stiches, then one HDC in each stitch to the end, join w/Slip Stitch. (You are decreasing one stitch per row 11 & 12 for a total of two stitches.)

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