My Canada Day Hat



I wanted to do something different for Canada Day so I decided to make a hat that looked like the Canadian Flag. I’ve never used a graph pattern before, so I hope you can follow my instructions.

Size:Pattern is done for an adult. You can make smaller using thinner yarn or hook to fit a child.

Materials:
Use hook size 6.00 mm
1 x 100 gm ball of Bernat Satin Acrylic worsted weight yarn in “Snow” and 1 in “Crimson”
Buttons etc for decoration.
Plastic canvas for the brim

Note:Using the Canadian Flag Graph from “planetshoup.com”, turn graph up-side-down as you will be making the hat from the top down. You will only need the white part and the leaf part of the graph as the rest will be red all round the sides. This part is 21 stitches wide and is 21 rows in length. The Crown is done in white. When changing colors, carry yarn and crochet over all round. This hat is crocheted in rounds and in single crochet.

Crown: With white
Ch 4. Join with ss to form ring.
Round 1: 8 sc in ring
Round 2: 2 sc in ea sc of previous round (16 sc)
Round 3: 1 sc in ea sc of previous round
Round 4: 2 sc sc in ea sc of previous round (32 sc)
Round 5 & 6: 1 sc in ea sc of previous round
Round 7: *2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next sc. Repeat from * to end of round (48 sc)
Rounds 8 & 9: 1 sc in ea sc of previous round
Round 10: *2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc. Repeat from* to end of round (64 sc)
Rounds 11 & 12: 1 sc in ea sc of previous round
Round 13: *2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc. Repeat from* to end of round (80 sc)
Rounds 14 & 15: 1 sc in ea sc of previous round
Round 16: *2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next 4 sc. Repeat from* to end of round
Rounds 17: 1 sc in ea sc of previous round. Fasten off white and attach red.

Side of Hat:with Red.
Round 1: sc round and mark end of round with stitch marker.
Round 2: sc 38 red, change to white sc 21, change to red, sc round to where you started the white.
Round 3: Change to white, (remember to crochet over the carried yarn), sc 21 white, change to red and sc round again to where you started the white.
Round 4: sc 21 white, change to red and sc round again to where you started the white.
Round 5: sc 10 white, 1 red, 10 white, change to red and sc round again to where you started the white.
Round 6: sc 9 white, 3 red, 9 white, change to red and sc round again to where you started the white.
Round 7: sc 6 white, 1 red, 1 white, 5 red, 1 white, 1 red, 6 white, change to red and sc round again to where you started the white.
Round 8: sc 6 white, 9 red, 6 white, change to red and sc round again to where you started the white.
Round 9: sc 7 white, 7 red, 7 white, change to red and sc round again to where you started the white.
Round 10: sc 2 white, 1 red, 1 white, 2 red, 2 white, 5 red, 2 white, 2 red, 1 white, 1 red, 2 white, change to red and sc round again to where you started the white.
Round 11: sc2 white, 4 red, 2 white, 5 red, 2 white, 4 red, 2 white, change to red and sc round again to where you started the white.
Round 12: sc, 2 white, 17 red, 2 white, change to red and sc round again to where you started the white.
Round 13: sc 3 white, 15 red, 3 white, change to red and sc round again to where you started the white.
Round 14: sc 3 white, 15 red 3 white, change to red and sc round again to where you started the white.
Round 15: sc 5 white, 11 red, 5 white, change to red and sc round again to where you started the white.
Round 16: sc 4 white, 13 red, 4 white, change to red and sc round again to where you started the white.
Rounds 17, 18 & 19: sc 8 white, 2 red, 8 white, change to red and sc round again to where you started the white.
Rounds 20 & 21: sc 21 white, change to red and sc round again to where you started the red of round 1, join with sl st and fasten off.

Brim:You will make 2 both in white
Fold hat in half to find the middle of the hat front. Place marker. Count back 16 sts either side of marker. (32 sts). Place markers at both of the 16 sts.

Top brim: working in the front loops only
Round 1. With right side facing you, attach yarn to the sc with the marker, sc in the sc and in each st across. ch1. Turn
Rounds 2 & 3. skip 1st sc, sc in the next 16sc, 3 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 16sc, skip 1sc, sc in the last sc, ch 1 & turn
Round 4. skip 1st sc, sc in next 9sc, 2sc in next sc, sc in next 6sc, skip 1sc, sc in 6 sc, 2sc in next, sc in 9sc, skip 1sc, sc in next sc, ch 1 & turn
Round 5. skip 1st sc, sc in next 9sc, 2sc in next, sc in next 12 sc, 2sc in next, sc in 9sc, skip 1sc sc in next, ch 1 & turn
Round 6. skip 1st sc, sc in each sc around to 2nd last sc, skip it, and sc in the last sc, ch1, turn.
Round 7. skip 1st sc, sc in 9sc, 2sc in next, sc in 4sc, 2sc in next, sc in 4sc, 2sc in next, sc in 10 sc, skip 1, sc in last sc, ch 1 & turn.
Round 8. sc in each sc skipping second sc and 2nd last sc, ch 1 & turn.
Round 9. skip 1st sc, sc in 9 sc, 2 sc in next, sc in 9 sc, 2 sc in next, sc in 9 sc, skip 1, sc in next ch 1 & turn.
Round 10. repeat row 8
Round 11. repeat row 9 but only sc 8 instead of 9 sc’s.
Round 12. repeat row 8.

Bottom brim:
With wrong side facing you, attach white yarn directly under where the other brim started, in the back loops only, and follow the instructions for the top brim.

*Actual size of brim*

Finishing:
Trace the brim pattern onto the plastic canvas and cut it out. Place it between the top and bottom brims and sew the brim over the plastic canvas. Weave in any loose ends and sew on buttons etc. Now you’re done!!!

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