Angel Face Hat Pattern #2358

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Angel Face Hat Pattern #2358

Adjustable to any headsize.

J. & P. Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen, 3 balls of any color.
Milward's steel crochet hook No. 9.
2¼ yds. grosgrain ribbon, 1½ inches wide.

Starting at center of crown, ch 4. 1st rnd: 14 d c in 4th ch from hook. Join with sl st to 4th ch of ch-4 first made. 2nd rnd: 2 s c in same place as sl st, * s c in each of next 2 d c, 2 s c in next d c. Repeat from * around, join (20 s c). 3rd rnd: Ch 3 (to count as d c), d c in same place as sl st, * d c in next s c, 2 d c in next s c. Repeat from * around, join. 4th rnd: 2 s c in same place as sl st, * s c in each of next 2 d c, 2 s c in next d c. Repeat from * around, join (40 s c). Work in this manner, alternating s c-rnds and d c-rnds, making necessary increases to keep work flat, until piece measures 12 inches in diameter, ending with an s c-rnd—to inc., make 2 sts in one st. Now work 4 rnds without increasing. Next rnd: Work in pattern, join. Ch 1, turn. Hereafter work in pattern, turning at end of each rnd and decreasing to correspond with increases made before the 4 even rnds (be sure to keep work flat) until opening measures 9 inches in diameter, ending with a d c-rnd—to dec., work off 2 sts as 1 st. Hereafter work is done in rows instead of rnds, always decreasing as necessary to keep work flat. Next row: Sl st in each of next 3 sts, work in pattern to within last 3 sts. Ch 3, turn (3 sts decreased at both ends of row). Following row: Dec. 3 sts by working off 2 sts as 1 st 3 times, work to within last 6 sts, dec. 3 sts as at beginning of row, turn. Repeat the last 2 rows alternately until wider part (center front) measures 3½ inches deep from the 4 even rnds. Now work 2 rnds of s c all around opening. Fasten off.

Finishing … Steam beret through a damp cloth. Cut 2 pieces of ribbon, each ½ inch longer than headsize desired. Paste the 2 pieces of ribbon together with rubber cement (thus making 1 band of double thickness). Sew ends of band together, and sew to edge of beret with neat over-and-over stitches. Paste remaining ribbon as before, and make a flat bow. Sew bow to band as in illustration.

   This is a very practical model because it can be adapted to any type of costume. The "halo" is our version of the ever-popular beret. Pulled well forward and worn over the eye, it becomes a Scotch Tam O'Shanter. Omit the bow and add a pin for your smart afternoon ensemble, or add a quill at right angles for your sport costume.