Ripple Brim Hat Pattern #S-645

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Materials for both hat and bag:

COATS & CLARK'S O.N.T. "SPEED-CRO-SHEEN" MER­CERIZED COTTON, Art. C.44: 7 balls of No. 51 Spice.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 2/0 (double zero).
¼ yard each of brown felt and buckram for lining ... 5 packages of Walco gold drop beads, Style No. 7368 and 12 packages of Style No. 7336; 3 round cork molds, 1 inch in diameter and two ¾ inch in diameter, Style No. 6060.

GAUGE: 5 sc make 1 inch; 6 rnds make 1 inch.

HAT ... Starting at center, ch 2. 1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 2nd rnd: 2 sc in each sc around. 3rd rnd: * 2 sc in next sc (1 sc increased), sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. 4th rnd: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * around. Sc in each sc, increasing 6 sc evenly on each rnd, until piece meas­ures 5 ½ inches in diameter, then work without in­creasing until piece measures 5 ½ inches from center.

BRIM ... 1st rnd: * Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. 2nd rnd: Sc in each sc around. Repeat 2nd rnd until Brim measures 2 ½ inches. Next rnd: * Sc in next sc, dec 1 sc—to dec 1 sc, work off 2 sc as 1 sc. Repeat from * around. Break off. Fold Brim under to meet first rnd. Sew in place.

CORK COVER ... Starting at center, work as for Hat until piece measures 1 inch in diameter. Next 2 rnds: Sc in each sc around. Insert 1-inch cork and dec 6 sc evenly on each rnd until all sc's have been worked off. Break off. Sew beads to cork and sew to top of Hat. Sew beads around Brim.

CORD ... Using 4 strands, make a chain 24 inches long. Break off. Tie around crown of hat. Cover two ¾ inch corks the same way and sew to each end of cord.

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