String Beanie Hat Pattern

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1 skein each National Blue and White or colors of your choice.
Aluminum crochet hook size I.

With Blue ch 6, join to form a ring, ch 3 and work 9 d c in ring, do not join this or following rounds. Place a marker at the beginning of each round.

2nd Round: Working in s c, increase 2 s c evenly spaced.

3rd Round: 2 s c in each s c.

4th Round: * 1 s c in next s c, 2 s c in next s c, repeat from * all around.

5th Round: 1 s c in each s c.

6th Round: * 1 s c in each of the next 2 s c, 2 s c in next s c, repeat from * all around. Work 1 round even.

8th Round: * 1 s c in each of the next 5 s c, 2 s c in next s c, repeat from * all around (5 ¾ inches in diameter). Work 9 rounds even in s c.

18th Round: Sl st in each st, cut yarn.

TRIM: Cut lengths of White about 4 inches longer than distance from center top to lower edge. Cut 1 length for each st of last row. Fasten length on wrong side at lower edge, bring yarn through base of st of last s c row to right side of work, bring yarn to top of hat and down through center hole. Continue working in same manner until all lengths have been inserted through center. Fasten all free ends. Wind Blue over a 2-inch cardboard 6 times. Remove from cardboard and wrap White around the 12 strands very tightly leaving about ½ inch free for top.

Trim top and insert opposite end down through hole and sew in position.

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