This free pattern originally published by John Dritz & Sons Company, Volume 10, in 1947.
Hat No. 796
DRITZ Belastraw Art. No. 110, 1 tube each of Main and Contrasting Colors.
DRITZ Steel Crochet Hook No. 1.
GAUGE: 5 sc make 1".
CROWN: With Main Color work same as Crown of Breton Beauty Hat No. 778 until piece measures 5 1/2 from start (104 sts). End off and mark this spot as center back.
RIGHT BRIM: 1st row: Attach Main Color in the 32nd st to the left of center back, ch 1, sc in each of next 18 sc, sl st in next sc. End off.
2nd row: Attach Contrasting Color in the 31st st to the left of center back, ch 1, sc in next st, sc in 3 sc of last row, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, hdc in 2 sc, 2 dc in each of next 3 sc, hdc in next sc, sc in 5 sts (24 sts). Ch 1, turn.
3rd row: (Sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 5 times; sc in next 7 sc (32 sc). Ch 1, turn.
4th row: (Sc in 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 5 times; sc in next 7 sc (37 sc). Ch 1, turn.
5th row: Skip 1st sc, sc in next 40 sc. Drop Contrasting Color.
6th row: Attach Main Color in 1st sc of last row, ch 1, sc in next 3 sc, * insert hook in base of sc, 2 sts back and 1 row down and pull loop through, insert hook in base of sc directly below 2 rows down and pull loop through, skip 2 sc, insert hook in base of next sc 1 row down and pull loop through, y o and draw through all 5 loops on hook (a flower st make), skip the sc behind the flower st, sc in next 4 sc. Repeat from *. End off. Pick up Contrasting Color, ch 1, turn.
7th row: Sc in each sc (about 39 sc). Ch 1, turn.
8th row: Skip 1st st, sc in each sc, sc in 4 more sc. Ch 1, turn.
9th and 10th rows: Repeat 7th and 8th rows (about 45 sc). Drop Contrasting Color.
11th row: Repeat 6th row.
12th to 15th rows: Repeat 7th to 10th rows (about 50 sc).
16th row: Repeat 6th row.
17th and 18th rows: Repeat 7th and 8th rows. End off.
LEFT BRIM: Skip 3 sc on Crown attach in next sc, sc in next 18 sc, sl st in next sc. End off and work to correspond with Right Brim.
19th row: Attach Contrasting Color in 1st sc on last row on front edge of Left Brim, sc in each sc to corresponding position on Right Brim. Ch 1, turn and work 1 more row. End off. Then work 1 more row of Flower sts.
Next row: With right side of Brim facing attach Contrasting Color in edge at center back, ch 1, sc where yarn was attached, * insert hook in next st and pull loop through, (y o, through 1 loop) 4 times; y o, through 2 loops, sc in next sc. Repeat from * along entire edge of brim. End off. Turn brim up, shape in the hands and brush wrong side with sizing.
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