Friday, April 17, 2015

Kentucky Lady Hat Free Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Are you a Kentucky Derby Fan?
Do You wear the Big Hats?
I have never been to the Kentucky Derby,
 But think it would be a lot of fun!
Those big wonderful hats the ladies wear
 to the Kentucky Derby, 
inspired me to design this hat.

 It is a great Summer hat.
And Can be made with a 
Stiff brim or floppy brim.
Add all The flowers, bows, 
butterflies and 
embellishments that you want.

Wouldn't It be fun to have a 
Kentucky Derby party?
Floppy Brim.

Stiff Brim.

Kentucky Lady Hat Crochet pattern
 By Sara Sach

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Skill: Easy

Materials -
Crochet Hook -H
Yarn - Worsted Weight (4)4 oz of each color
     Black - C1, White - C2, Red C3
      I use Red heart Super Saver
Boning - 2 yards, To stiffen the hat brim
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Slip Stitch ( sl st)
Skip (sk)

Size - Youth to Adult -18-10 inch head

Pattern -

Note: Ch 2 counts as the 1st stitch of the next round.

With C1, Ch 5, join in a circle

R : 1 - Ch 2, counts as 1st dc, 9 hdc in the circle, join, to ch3 with a sl st,
(10 hdc)

R : 2 - Change to C2, leaving C1 attached, Ch3, 2 hdc in each hdc around, join, ( 20 hdc)

R : 3 - Ch2, 1 hdc in the same st, *1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st*,
Repeat from * to * around, join, (30hdc)

R : 4 - Change to C1, leaving C2 still attached, Ch3, 1 hdc in the same st, *1 hdc in the next 2 st, 2 hdc in the next st*,
Repeat from * to * around, join, (40hdc)

R : 5 - Ch2, 1 hdc in the same st, *1 hdc in the next 3 st, 2 hdc in the next st*,
Repeat from * to * around, join, (50hdc)

R : 6 - Change to C2, 1 hdc in each hdc around, join, ( 50 hdc)

R : 7 - Ch 3, sk the next hdc, *hdc in the next st, ch 1, skip the next st*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ( 50sts)

R : 8 - Change to C1, Ch 2, 1 hdc in the 1st st, *1 hdc in the ch 1 space,
1 hdc in the next hdc*, Repeat From * to * around, join,

R : 9-16 - Repeat R : 7 and 8, alternating rows, and yarns every 2 rows

R : 17 - 1 hdc in each hdc, join, (50hdc)

R : 18 - Change to C3,1 sc in each st, join,ch1 (50sc)

R : 18-21 - 1 sc in each sc, join, ch1 ( 50 sc)
                   tie off after R : 22

R : 22 - Starting the Brim - Change to C1, 2 hdc in each sc, join, ch2
             (100 hdc)

R : 23 - 1 hdc in each hdc, join, (100hdc)

R : 24 - Change to C2, ch 2, *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 2 ( 150hdc)

R : 25 - Ch 3, sk the next hdc, *hdc in the next st, ch 1, skip the next st*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ( 150sts)

R : 26 - Change to C1, Ch 2, 1 hdc in the 1st st, *1 hdc in the ch 1 space,
 1 hdc in the next hdc*, Repeat From * to * around, join,

R : 27 - Repeat R : 25

R : 28 - Change to C2, Repeat R : 26

R : 29 - Repeat R : 25

R : 30 - Change to C1, Repeat R : 26

R : 31 - Repeat R : 25

R : 32 - Change to C2, 1 sc in each st, join, ch 1 (150sc)
Stop here for a floppy brim.

R : 33 - For a Stiff Brim, 1 sc in each sc, stitching over the boning, join, ( 150sc)
See pics below.

Blocking the Hat Brim -
Lay the hat brim out flat and spray with water.Dampen, But do not soak.
 Pin to a blocking board and let dry.
This will take out any ripples or bumps.

Stiffening the Hat Brim_

 This is the boning, I purchased at Hobby Lobby. 
it comes in a 2 yard package.
 Take the fabric cover off.
First - sc around the boning, all around the hat brim.
When you come to the end, tuck the ends together and sc.
join and securely sew closed.  
I did find that the ends do not want to stay together. 
So I used some clear packing tape, and taped the ends together, 
over lapping about 2 inches.
And this worked great.

Free Flower Pattern Can be found
Scroll down to bottom of post.
Butterfly Pattern can be found 
The Flower and Butterfly are 
attached to the side of the hat.

This hat is so pretty and fun to make.
I think it would look awesome in
 bright yellow and black.
Back of the hat with the stiffened brim.
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