Fedora Hat Pattern #2127

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Fedora Hat Pattern #2127

Headsize 21-22

Materials: Clark's O.N.T. Cronita, 3 balls of color 48 Hunter's Green or any color desired. Milward's steel crochet hook No. 5. 1 yd. millinery wire.

Beginning at tip, ch 3, join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: 6 s c in ring. 2nd rnd: 2 s c in each s c. 3rd rnd: * S c in next s c, 2 s c in next s c, repeat from * around. 4th rnd: * S c in each of next 2 s c, 2 s c in next, repeat from * around. 5th and subsequent rnds: Continue work, making 6 increases to the rnd, placed at equal intervals but not one over another, till work measures 6 inches in diameter. Then work without increasing for 6 inches. If a larger headsize is desired, increase a few s c; if smaller headsize is desired, decrease a few s c. (Work should now measure 9 inches from center.)

Brim. Work 3 inches making 7 increases to the round, but not increasing directly over increases of previous rnd. To make brim hold shape, work last round over a millinery wire.

Band: With thread double, make a chain 43 inches long. Work 4 rows of s c over this ch. Break thread. Plait crown top on head as shown in illustration. Sew band around crown and tie bow in front.