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Another Kind of Crocheted Hat For Christmas

The list of people who need Christmas presents from me is long, and as a lot of people know, I have been challenged to try to make everyone a homemade Christmas present.  Here is the one I made today. If you want to try it, but feel like you don’t have much experience crocheting, it wasn’t difficult, and only took me a few hours, so you can do it if you want.

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I chained 55 and then single crocheted in every chain across.
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Next, I chained 4.
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I double crocheted in the second single crochet from the hook.
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I double crocheted in every single crochet across, then I chained one, turned the work around and single crocheted all along the edge again, working just in the back part of the stitches in the whole work.

I began by chaining 55 stitches.  After that, single crocheted in every chain along, crocheting only in the back part of the chain.  When I got to the end, I chained 4, turned the work around, skipped the first single crochet next to the hook, then double crocheted in the second chain from the hook, in the back of the stitch.  All of this is done in the back of the stitches.  After that,  double crocheted in every single crochet across to the end.

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Just on one end, I chained 4, then double crocheted in the second chain from the hook to form small holes all along that edge.
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I just continued double crocheting a row, single crocheting a row, double crocheting a row, etc. for 45 rows. When I got this many rows, I slip stitched the first row and the last row together to form the work into a cylinder, then I fastened the yarn off and wove the end of the yarn back into the work.

Next, I chained one, turned the work around, and single crocheted in the first double crochet next to the hook and in every double crochet across.  When I got to the end, I chained 4 again, then I double crocheted in the second single crochet from the hook again and in every single crochet across.  At the end, I chained one again, turned the work around, and single crocheted in every chain across to the end, then chained 4 again. I just kept repeating the same thing again and again for 45 rows.

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The work has been formed into a cylinder by slip stitching the first row and the last row together. This is the inside. You will want to turn it right side out after you slip stitch the first and last rows together.

If you hold up the end that has the chain 4s on the end, you can see that there are tiny holes along that edge of the work.  On the other end, the end will look very even and finished without any holes.

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All along one edge, there are small holes. This will be the top of the hat. This is where you fasten the top of the hat.

After I crocheted 45 rows, I put the first row and the last row together and slip stitched them together. I slip stitched them completely together so the shape of the work became a cylinder.  I fastened off the yarn and wove the end back in so you couldn’t see it.

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I made of chain of 100 stitches, then I cut the yarn and wove it into both ends of the chain.
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I wove the chain into the end of the hat that had the small holes, into those small holes.
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I pulled the chain and closed the top of the hat.
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I tied the chain into a bow at the top of the hat.

Next, I chained 100 chains, then I cut the yarn and wove the ends back into the chain.  I took the chain and wove it into the edge of the work that I made all the small holes in with the chain 4s.  When the two ends met, I gathered it up and pulled it closed. This will be the top of the hat.  I tied a bow tightly and even tied a knot in the bow to make sure it wouldn’t come undone.

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I went to the other end of the hat and rolled it up. The hat is finished.

Next, I went to the other end and rolled the edge of the hat up. The hat is finished, and I have someone in mind who can use this hat for Christmas.

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