Cleopatra High Hat


Source:  http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2011/02/protest-like-egyptian.html

CLEOPATRA HIGH HAT

MATERIALS REQURED:
Knitting Worsted: 4oz.
500 WALCO Bangles
Crochet Hook, Size G
Wire

GAUGE: 7 sc = 2’’

Round 1: TOP SECTION: Ch 3, join with a sl st to form ring, work 6 sc into ring.
Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around – there are 6 sc increased.
Round 3: *Work 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc: repeat from * around. Mark ends of rounds, but do not join rounds.
Round 4: *1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc: repeat from *.
Round 5: Work 1 sc in first sc, *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc: repeat from * around until 6 sc are increased.
Continue in this manner to increase 6 sc evenly on each round, working 1 more st between increases, being sure that increases do not come over each other until 14 rounds are completed, 84 sc in round, work measures 8’’ in diameter. Work 1 Round of sc PICKING UP FRONT LOOP OF STITCH ONLY – 84 sc in round.

Round 1: SIDE SECTION: BANGLE ROUND: *Pick up a BANGLE insert hook into Bangle and next st at same time, yarn over hook and draw thru hat and Bangle, yarn over hook and draw thru both loops on hook (this is a Bangle sc), work 1 plain sc in next st: repeat from * around – 42 sc with bangles, 42 sc without.
Round 2: Work 1 hdc in each st around – 84 hdc.
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 once, then repeat Round 1 once.
Round 6: DECR ROUND: Decrease 6 hdc evenly around – 78 hdc remain.
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 once, then repeat Round 1 once.
Round 10: Decrease 4 hdc evenly around – 74 hdc remain.
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 once, then repeat Round 1 once.
Round 10: Decrease 4 hdc evenly around – 70 hdc remain.
Round 17: Repeat Round 1 once – 35 sc with bangles, 35 sc without.
Round 18: Work 1 hdc in each st around.
Round 19: Same as Round 1, end with sl st, break off. This is center back of hat.
1st Short Row: Count back 24 sts from last st worked, join yarn to next st back, work 1 sc in this st and in each of next 2 sts, work 1 hdc in each of next 44 sts, work 1 sc in each of next 3 sts, break off. (the 20 sts omitted are for the front of hat).
2nd Short Row: Join yarn in 2nd sc of last short row, work 1 sc in this st, work (a Bangle sc in next st, a plain sc in next st) across to within last sc of last row, break off.
3rd Short Row: Join yarn in 2nd sc of last short row, work 1 sc in this st and in each of next 2 sts, work 1 hdc in each st of last row to within last 4 sts, work 1 sc in each of next 3 sts, break off.
Repeat last 2 short rows twice.
8th Short Row: Work as for 2nd Short Row: but do not break off, work 1 round of sc around entire lower edge of hat, join with sl st, break off.

FINISHING: Make a circle of wire 8’’ in diameter. Working from left side of hat, over free loops left on Round 15 of Top Section, working over wire, work 1 sc in each st around, break off.

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