Thursday, April 30, 2015

Crochet Along Last Step - Puppy Ball Stuffie Dog Toy Crochet Pattern

We have had a lot of Fun.
I have really enjoyed seeing 
all the color combinations
 you all came up with.
And now today is the last step of the
Crochet A Long.
Maximo Does not want to share the ball with Rosie!

I have Designed Simple Embellishments
 for my 
Puppy Ball Stuffie.
 You can use the ones I designed or you can 
design your own, or don't do anything.

If you are looking for Steps 1-3,
you can find those links HERE

Please, Post a pic of your Kid or Fur kid with 
your finished Puppy Ball to the
I will put them together in an album 
Close up of the Face.

Some of you wanted to learn how
 to put your pooch's name 
on the ball. 
I have found a good tutorial by Crochet spot

Step 4 - Face and ears of the Puppy Ball Stuffie

Ears :  make 4 - in your choice of colors.
Ch 13, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
1sc in the next 3 chs, dc in the next 6 chs,
sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the last ch,
TURN, working down the opposite side of the ch.
sc in the next 2 ch, d in the next 6 chs, sc in the last 3 chs,
tie off.

Place 2 of the ear pieces together and sc
 around the edge of the ear,
sewing the 2 pieces together.
Place on the top of the ball head and sew in place.


Eyes : make 2-
R : 1 - With Black yarn, ch 3, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
join in a circle with a slst. ( 6 sc)

R : 2 - Change to white yarn, ch 1,
2 sc in each sc, join, ch 1
(10sc)

R : 3 -  *2 sc in the 1st sc, 1 sc in the 2nd sc*
 Repeat From * to * around, join
(15 sc)

R : 4 - Change back to black, *2 sc in the 1st sc,
1 sc in the next 2 sc*
Repeat From * to * around, join,
 tie off leaving a 12 inch tail of
yarn for sewing eye on front of ball. ( 20 sc)

Nose -

R : 1 - With Brown yarn, ch 2, 3 sc in the 2nd ch
from the hook, turn, ch 1
(3sc)

R : 2 - 2 sc in the 1st sc, 1 sc in the next sc,
2 sc in the last sc, ch 1, turn
(5sc)

R : 3 - 1 sc in each sc, ch  turn ( 5 sc)

R : 4 - 2 sc in the 1st sc, 1 sc in the next 3sc,
2 sc in the last sc, ch 1, turn
(7sc)

R: 5 - 1 sc in each sc across, turning working
 down the side of the nose,
 evenly crochet around the nose, join to the 1st sc of R : 4.
Tie off, leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn to sew nose in place.
Use Matching yarn to stitch on the mouth features.
Maximo is definitely NOT Sharing 
his ball.
Thank you all, for participating in our 
Spring Crochet a Long.
It has been a lot of Fun!

A PDF file contains all steps
is available in my
 Craftsy shop For $1.50 at this
 LINK

I am planning a 
Summer Crochet A Long For Mid July.
It will be a"Yarn Scrap Busting project"
So, Start collecting all your left overs.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Placemats - Free Crochet Pattern Round Up | Posh Pooch Designs

I have put together a really fun
treasury of 12 placemat
free crochet patterns.
I tried to find fun and different designs, 
with assorted stitches and colors of yarns.

I have listed the name of the design
 and the designer's name is 
under the Pattern name.
Just click the Pattern name and it
 will take you to the free pattern.

By Moogly

Maz Kwok

Posh Pooch Designs

Jennifer Pionk

Moogly

Cylinda Matthews

Dedri Uys

Jessie Rayot

Susan Carlson

Manda Robertsons

Nicole Cupp

AG Handmades

A Few more Free Crochet patterns
 For The Table. 

This is fun and interesting 
collection of free 
crochet patterns to help 
you set your table.
I love Mandalas as placemats 
and even coasters.
It is amazing how using different
 colors of yarn, can completely
change the way a pattern looks.

Monday, April 27, 2015

"Queen Ann's Lace" Scarf Photo Tutorial | Posh Pooch Dsigns

Today, April 27th, is my  Momma's Birthday.
This is her 2nd year Celebrating in Heaven.

We loved to call her
"The Queen Mum" for fun, 
although she was dearly called Granny
By her Grandkids and Great Grandkids.
Her Friends called her Ann.
Today's Blog and Free Crochet Pattern
Queen Ann's Lacy Scarf is lovingly dedicated to
my Sweet Momma,
 My Elegant and Precious 
Queen Ann.
Momma and me at her
75th Birthday Celebration!


See The Video Tutorial on My Youtube Channel at this LINK.

I Hope when you are stitching Up this 
Beautiful Scarf you will think about 
Loved ones and Friends who
 have pasted from Cancer, or are Fighting it.
Queen Ann's Lacy Scarf Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please, add This Crochet Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites.

Skill: Easy to Moderate
          
Materials :
Crochet Hook - I
            I used the I hook for more open lacy look.
Yarn - Worsted Weight ( 4) 4 oz
            I used Caron Simply Soft - Rainbow Bright
Yarn needle to weave in ends.

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch ( sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Triple Crochet ( tr)

Size: Approximately 48 inches long, 5 inches wide

Pattern :

R: 1 - Ch 6, form in a circle, joining with a sl st.

R: 2 - In the circle, Ch 4(counts as 1st tr) 11 tr, ch1, turn
(12 tr)

R: 3 - 1 sc in the 1st st, *ch4, sc in the same st,
 sc in the next st*
Repeat from * to * Across, 1 sc in the last sc
( 11 ch4 loops)

R: 4 - ch 3, attach ch to the 1st loop, turn,
Ch 4(counts as 1st tr) 11 tr, ch1, turn.
slst in the center loop of previous round.
(12 tr)

R: 5 - Turn, 1 sc in the 1st st, 
*ch4, sc in the same st, sc in the next st*
Repeat from * to * Across, 1 sc in the last sc
( 11 ch4 loops)





R: 6 - 24  - Repeat R: 4 and R: 5

If you want a longer scarf continue to repeat till desired length.


Join to the 2nd bump of the previous ½ circle.


You can tie off and weave in your ends, if you do not want to add the Picot trim.

Picot Trim:  - *Sc in the 1st loop, ch 10, slst in the 3rd ch from the hook (picot st)
ch 7*, sc in the 5th loop/bump of this 1/2 circle,
Repeat From * to *, sc in the last hump/bump of this 1/2 circle

Continue to Repeat around the scarf, Join with a sl st to the 1st sc,
 Tie off and weave in your end.


The Queen Ann's Lacy Scarf 
Pattern is now
Available in PDF File Download

For $1.50 in my Craftsy Shop

You can Block your scarf  if you wan it to lay flat,
 I liked how mine was a little 'ruffly", and decided not too.
I really like how the Caron simply soft yarn
 worked for this scarf.
But any worsted weight yarn will work. If you want an
 even lighter scarf, you can use Sport weight yarn,
and a smaller hook.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mystery Crochet Along - Step 3 Is Posted Early! | Posh Pooch Designs

Mystery Crochet Along - 
Step 3 Is Posted Early!

I realized Tomorrow is 
My Mom's Birthday.
(her 2nd one to celebrate in Heaven)
So, I decided to post 
Step 3 A Day early.

I think By now you have guessed it is a ball.
I know some of you will probably 
ask about putting a squeaker inside.
 You certainly can, but I did not.
It has been my experience that Squeakers 
are a choking hazard.

If you missed the Beginning 
of the Mystery Crochet Along:

Find the info steps at these links:
Do not over stuff or Small Dogs 
will not be able to grab" it with their teeth.
Step 5 Will be the "decorative details".

Step 3 - Finishing the Puppy Ball Shape

R : 29 - Change to C4, *1 sc in the next 7 sc, 1sc dec* 
Repeat From * to * around(64sc)

R : 30 -*1 sc in the next 6 sc, 1sc dec* Repeat From * to * around
(56sc)

R : 31 - 1 sc in each sc ( 56 sc)

R : 32 - *1 sc in the next 5 sc, 1sc dec* Repeat From * to * around
(48sc)

R : 33 -*1 sc in the next 4 sc, 1sc dec* Repeat From * to * around
(40sc)

R : 34 - 1 sc in each sc ( 40sc)

R : 35 - *1 sc in the next 3 sc, 1sc dec* Repeat From * to * around
(32sc)

R : 36 - *1 sc in the next 2 sc, 1sc dec* Repeat From * to * around
(24sc)

R : 37 - 1 sc in each sc (24)

Stuff the ball with the fiber fill loosely. 
You  want the ball to be able to be grabbed by hand or a dog mouth.

R : 38 -*1 sc in the next  sc, 1sc dec* Repeat From * to * around
(16sc)

R : 39 - 8 sc dec sts (8 sc) Cut yarn leaving a 12 inch tail for sewing closed.

Stuff the top of the ball more if needed, and sew closed. 

Just 1 more Step to go!!!!!



A PDF file contains all steps
is available in my
 Craftsy shop For $1.50 at this

Saturday, April 25, 2015

June Coaster Of The Month - Patriotic African Flower Free Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Patriotic African Flower 
Free Crochet Pattern
June Coaster Of The Month 
I am Very Patriotic
and love to design anything with 
Red, White and Blue yarns.
I found the Variegated at Michael's
and After using it for my placemats,
 I just knew I had to make some coasters, too.
I was going to incorporate blue, 
but could not find one that matched the blue
 in the variegated yarn. 
All of them were too light.
I think they look good 
even without the blue.

So, now you can make a set of 
4 placemats and 4 coasters 
for less then 10 bucks!
For the Free Placemat Pattern
Click HERE.

I just Added A video Tutorial

You can see this Video On My Youtube Channel at This LINK

June Coaster of the Month - Patriotic African Flower
Free Crochet Pattern

Please add This crochet pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill : Easy

Materials :
Crochet Hook - H
Yarn  - Cotton (4) - 1.5 oz of 1 color or
      .5 oz of Each - Red-C1, White -C2, Variegated -C3.
       I used Peaches and Cream
Yarn needle

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

Size: 4.5 inches across

Pattern:
 R : 1 - With C1, Ch 5, join in a circle,
ch3 ( counts as 1st dc) 2dc, ch 2,
*3dc, ch 2* Repeat from * to * 3 more times,
 join with a sl st to the 1st dc.
( 5 clusters, 5 ch2 spaces)

R : 2 - sl st to the 1st ch2 space, change to C3,
ch3 (counts as 1st dc) 2 dc, ch2, 3 dc, ch2 in the 1st ch2 space,
*3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2 in the next ch 2 space*
Repeat from * to * 3 more times,
join with a sl st to the 1st dc.
( 10 clusters,  10 ch2 spaces)

R : 3 - Sl st to the next ch2 space, Change to C2,
3sc in the 1st ch2 space ( 1st corner)
*1sc in the next 3 sts, 1sc in the next ch2 space,
  1sc in the next 3 sts, 3sc in the next ch2 space (corner)*
Repeat From * to * 3 more times, join with a sl st to the 1st sc,

R : 4 - Change to C1 - *ch 4, skip the next st, sc in the next st*
Repeat From * to * all the way around the coaster,
 join to the 1st sc tie off and weave in all your ends.

Spray Block The coasters for a nice crisp pentagon shape.
Click HERE for some tips on Spray blocking.
What a great set for celebrating
 the 4th of July, 
or any holiday, for that matter.
Because you can make them
 in any colors you want!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Round Cotton Placemat Free Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Are you ready for all The Summer
 picnics and parties?

This Placemat is the perfect accessory.
You can whip them up quickly,
and since they are are made of Cotton,
 You can toss them in the washer and dryer.

I changed colors on this one, 
But you can make one with just one ball
of Cotton yarn.
This one is made exactly the same,
 only the it was made with a J hook,
Just to see how it would stitch up.
I Love it and it is still made 
with just 1 ball of yarn.

Round Cotton Placemat Crochet Pattern 
By Sara Sach

Please, add this to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook - H
Yarn - 1 skein/ball Cotton Yarn 2.5 oz
            I used Peaches and Cream

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

Special Stitch:
V Stitch ( v st) - "1dc, ch1, 1dc"

Size : H Hook - 13 inches across
           J Hook - 15 inches across




Pattern:

R :1 - Ch 5, join in a circle, ch3,( counts as 1 dc)
11 dc in the circle,
 join with a sl st to the top of the ch 3, ( 12 dc)

R : 2 - Ch 3(counts as dc) 1 dc in the same st as ch3,
 2 dc in each dc around, 
join with a sl st to the top of the ch 3, ( 24 dc)

R : 3 - Ch 4(counts as dc and ch1) 1 dc in the same st as ch3,
*ch1, sk 1 st, Vst in the next st* Repeat From * to * around,
 join with a sl st to the top of the ch3, (12 Vst, 12 ch1)

R : 4 - Sl st in the 1st V St, Ch 4(counts as dc and ch1)
1 dc in the same V st, *ch2, Vst in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around,
 join with a sl st to the top of the ch3, (12 Vst, 12 ch2)

R : 5 - Sl st in the 1st V St, Ch 4(counts as dc and ch1)
1 dc in the same V st, *ch3, Vst in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around,
 join with a sl st to the top of the ch4, (12 Vst, 12 ch3)

R : 6 - Sl st in the 1st V St, Ch 4(counts as dc and ch1)
1 dc in the same V st, *ch1, Vst in the ch3 space, ch1,
 V st in the next V st*
Repeat From * to * around,
 join with a sl st to the top of the ch4, (24 Vsts, 24 ch1)

R : 7 - Sl st in the 1st V St, Ch 4(counts as dc and ch1)
1 dc in the same V st, *ch2, Vst in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around,
 join with a sl st to the top of the ch4, (24 Vst, 24 ch2)

R : 8 - Sl st in the 1st V St, Ch 4(counts as dc and ch1)
1 dc in the same V st, *ch3, Vst in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around,
 join with a sl st to the top of the ch4, (24 Vst, 24 ch3)

R : 9 - Sl st in the 1st V St, Ch 4(counts as dc and ch1)
1 dc in the same V st, *ch4, Vst in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around,
 join with a sl st to the top of the ch4, (24 Vst, 24 ch4)

R : 10 - Sl st in the 1st V St, Ch 4(counts as dc and ch1)
1 dc in the same V st, *ch5, Vst in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around,
 join with a sl st to the top of the ch4, (24 Vst, 24 ch5)

R : 11 - Sl st in the 1st V St, ch1,
*1sc in the V st, 4 sc in the Ch 5 space*
Repeat From * to * around, join to the 1st sc,
tie off and weave in your ends. 

You will need to block your place mats;
How to Wet Block your cotton items By Moogly

You can find the Matching 
Free Crochet Coaster Pattern Here 
This Easy Placemat would also be great
 to put your center piece or main dish on.
Or Through in the bread bowl 
for pretty touch.
Whip of a set of 4 and 
give as a wedding or birthday gift!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Mystery Crochet A Long Step 2 - Just Posted | Posh Pooch Designs

It is not too late,
 you can still get involved in the
 Mystery Crochet A Long.
You can find the 
Info about the Mystery CAL : Here
Supplies List and Step 1:  Here

And Now For Step 2
Should look  "bowlish"
After Step 2
Step 2 - is super easy!

R : 13 - Change to C2, 1 sc in each sc ( 72 sc)

R : 14-20 - Repeat R : 13

R : 21 - Change to C3, 1 sc in each sc ( 72 sc)

R : 22-28 - Repeat R : 21

And That is it for Step 2!
I told you it was super easy.
Are you having fun?



A PDF file contains all steps
is available in my
 Craftsy shop For $1.50 at this



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sunny Day Dog Sweater Dress New Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Some of my designs I love more then others.
An I really love This one.
It is super quick to stitch up,
but it is also super easy to put on your dog or cat.
No buttons, Velcro, or snaps to get caught in their
 delicate neck or tummy fur.
 You just slip it on and go!
Rosie loves it!

It has a full tummy section,
 but with plenty of room for potty time.
And also has a fun shell stitch edge to make it girly.
Leave off the edge and it is perfect for the boys.

The open weave skirt lets in lots air so it is not too warm,
 but also perfect for cool morning and afternoon walks.
The Crochet pattern includes 3 sizes:
X-Small, Small And Medium
For Dogs 2-15 lbs.
The Pattern can be worked with any 
worsted weight  (4) yarn, 
I like to choose wash and dryer friendly yarns 
for dog and pet sweaters. 
Then i do not have to worry 
about them getting dirty.

You can add any embellishments
 that you want.
I added a little bow, 
since the yarn I chose was so busy.
Where to find the Pattern?

So which ever shop you prefer,
 We got ya covered.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Mystery Crochet A Long - Step 1 is Posted | Posh Pooch Designs

Today is The Day!!!!

The Crochet A Long Starts today!!!
I have been so excited to Get it started, 
That I have been literally
 jumping out of my skin!!!

For a complete Photo tutorial PDF File 
From my Craftsy Shop for $1.50
of this Pattern Click HERE

I am posting the Supplies list and Step 1
here, but you can also find it 
Skill : Super Duper Easy

Materials -
Crochet Hook - G
1 stitch marker to mark rounds ( is use a piece of different color of yarn.
Yarn - Worsted Weight (4) 1 oz each of 4 colors of choice,
                                             1 oz of white, small amount of brown.
I used Red Heart Super Saver - C1 - Spring Green
                                                   C2 - Lavender
                                                   C3 - Medium Pink
                                                   C4 - Auqua
Fiber Fill Stuffing - 4 oz.
Yarn needle

Stitches -
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Single crochet decrease ( sc dec)
Double Crochet ( dc)

Size - approximately 12 inches around

Gauge - 4 sc = 1 inch

We will be stitching in the round, so no joins at ends of rounds.

Step 1 -

R : 1 With C1, ch5, make a loop, 8 sc in the loop ( 8sc)

Mark this st, with your st marker and move up each round.

R : 2 - 2 sc in each sc (16sc)

R : 3 - 1 sc in each sc ( 16sc)

R : 4 - *1 sc in the 1st st, 2 sc in the next st* Repeat From * to * around
(24 sc)

R : 5 - *1 sc in the 1st 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* Repeat From * to * around
(32 sc)

R : 6 - *1 sc in the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc * Repeat From * to * around
(40 sc)

R : 7 - 1 sc in each sc (40sc)

 R : 8 -  *1sc in the next 4 sc, , 2 sc in the next sc * Repeat From * to * around
(48 sc)

R : 9 - *1sc in the next 5 sc, , 2 sc in the next sc * Repeat From * to * around
(56 sc)

R : 10 : 1 sc in each sc (56sc)

R : 11  - *1sc in the next 6 sc, , 2 sc in the next sc * Repeat From * to * around
(64 sc)

R : 12 -  *1sc in the next 7 sc, , 2 sc in the next sc * Repeat From * to * around
(72 sc)

Should measure about 6 1/2 inches

"When will the next step be posted?"
For All the info you can find that at this 

Remember to post to your pics to the
 Event and/ or

Then we can see what colors, and yarn
you chose. And Answer any questions
 you may have.

Have Fun!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Heimlich Maneuver And My Husband Saved My Life | Posh Pooch Designs

Today's post has nothing to do with
 Yarn, Crochet, Knitting, Patterns  or Dogs.

It is about something that happened to me.

James 4: 14
"Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. 
For what is your life? It is even a vapour,
 that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away."

Last night our 2 year old Grand daughter
 spent the night for the very first time.
It was her first sleep over and she did great.
We played games, read books, watched cartoons, 
worked puzzles and she rode her 
scooter around the house.
Then for breakfast she helped me 
make "green flower pancakes".
She was sitting up on the bar in the
 kitchen chatting and singing.
Fun times!

Then I turned,
put my vitamin in my mouth, 
reached to grab my carrot juice, 
and the pill slid down
and lodged in my throat...... 
I was choking!

I could not breath! 
I was trying to let my husband know,
without scaring my grand daughter.
He was over on the couch waiting 
for me to bring him some pancakes.

After gasping for my breath,
For what seemed like hours,
 before he turned and looked at me.

I was in a panic!
I was not afraid of dying,
I was afraid of dying
in front of my grand daughter.

Every muscle in my body had tightened,
 my chest  was throbbing, and
felt like it was tightening,
 I was sure I was seeing stars.

My husband came into the kitchen.
He was so calm.
He gently placed his arms around me,
and squeezed me.
Then he tightened his grip,
and squeezed me harder.
It worked and the vitamin
 popped into the sink.

He calmly performed the
Heimlich Maneuver

Every Muscle in my body aches,
But I am alive.
And I am thankful for my husband
who calmly rescued me.
I Love My Hubby!

My grand daughter never even noticed,
She was eating her pancake and
singing 'Strawberry Shortcake"

"God is Good all the time,
 And All The time God is Good."

James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, 
and cometh down from the Father of lights, 
with whom is no variableness, 
neither shadow of turning."
I have discovered that you perform 
the Heimlich Maneuver on Dogs
The link is Here

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

Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

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.