– approx. 50 yards of worsted weight yarn
– approx. 5 yards of two alternate colors worsted weight yarn
– 6mm needles (straight) or 14″ 6mm circulars
– 4.25mm crochet hook
– stitch marker
Cast on 44 stitches, leaving long tail for sewing. If working on circs, place st marker and join for round 1 below. If working with straight needles, continue down to ‘straight needle’ instructions.
Round 1 – [k, k, k, p] repeat around.
Continue repeating Round 1 until hat measures 5″. DO NOT BIND OFF. Continue to ‘finishing’.
Straight Needle Instructions:
Row 1 (WS) – [p, p, p, k] across
Row 2 (RS) – [p, k, k, k] across
Repeat Row 1 and Row 2 until hat measures 5″. DO NOT BIND OFF. Continue to ‘finishing’.
If worked on straight needles, it’s up to you whether you sew up the side seam prior to or after this next step. I’ve done it both ways and really don’t have a preference but one might be easier for you than the other. Use beginning tail from cast-on to sew side.
Pull working yarn tail through all 44 stitches; do NOT pull taught. Only pull until it tightens as much as it can without putting strain on the yarn. You’ll have an open space, see photo.
Join alternate color 1 (I use brown) to the working yarn by knotting it together.
With crochet hook, you’re going to put one sc around in each purled stitch; you’ll have 11 single-crochets around the top. You can either join and ch1 to work in joined rounds or continue on working in the round.
Sc around for three more rows (44 total sc). Then, dc5tog, dc5tog, and finish off. Sew any open hole at the top closed, weave in end.
With alternate color 2 (I use green) chain 15. (2sc) in second ch from hook and each ch after — this makes the curly vine. Then, ch 7. (sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, sc) back down the chain — this makes the leaf. Fasten off.
Pull both ends of the curl/leaf through the top of the hat near the stem, tie them together on the inside. Viola!
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