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Flared Shell Brimmed Hat

Posted on April 30, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Flared Shell Brimmed Hat


© Cathy Phillips, April 2010




 


 

Hook sizes: H (5.0 mm), G (4.0 mm) for final sc rnd.

 

Approx. 200 yds light weight worsted yarn


Gauge is relative for this project, the most important gauge for this pattern is determining your own head size before beginning as this will be the gauge as to how wide the crown circle for YOUR hat needs to be. Not hook size, not yarn size, not the number of Rnds shown in the pattern, but your own head size.  


Hat Sizing Tip: Measure around head just above eyebrows (keeping tape level) and divide that measurement by 3.1416. The result is the width your crown circle needs to be before continuing to Rnd 9. Example, head measures 22” around; 22 ÷ 3.1416 = 7.0028; Crown circle needs to be 7”.

 

 

 

Crown Circle

 

Ch 4, sl st in 1st ch to form ring.

 

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as dc this round), work 9 dc into ring, sl st in 2nd ch to join rnd. (10 dc)


Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc in sl st, work 2 dc in each dc around, sl st in 2nd ch to join. (20 dc)


Rnd 3: Ch 2, *work 2 dc in next dc, dc in next st, rep from * around, work 2 dc in last st, sl st in 2nd ch to join. (30 dc)


Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in first dc, *work 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dcs, rep from *around, work 1 dc in last dc, sl st in 2nd ch to join. (40 dc)


Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc in ea. of first 2 dcs, *work 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 3 dcs, rep from * around, work 1 dc in last dc, sl st in 2nd ch to join. (50 dc)


Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc in each of first 3 dc, *work 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 4 dc, rep from * around, work 1 dc in last dc, sl st in 2nd ch to close ring. (60 dc)  (If you stop crown here, Hat Body directions can be found at the end).


Rnd 7: Ch 2, dc in each of first 4 dc, *work 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 5 dc, rep from * around, work 1 dc in last dc, sl st in 2nd ch to close ring. (70 dc)


Rnd 8: Ch 2, dc in each of first 5 dc, *work 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 6 dc, rep from * around, work 1 dc in last dc, sl st in 2nd ch to close ring. (80 dc)

 

Hat Body

 

Rnds 9 – 12: Ch 2, dc in each dc around, sl to into 2nd ch to join.


Rnd 13: Ch 2, *dc into each of the next 9 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * around 7 times, sl st to join. (88 dc)


Rnd 14: Ch 2, * dc into each of the next 11 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * around 6 times, sl st to join. (105 dc)

 

Shelled Brim

 

Rnd 15: Ch 1, skip 1 dc, *work 5 dc in next dc, skip 2 dc, sc in next dc, rep from * around, ending with 5 dc, sl st in beginning ch to join.


Rnd 16: Ch 2 (counts as dc), work 2 dc in sl st, *sc in 3rd dc of shell, work 6 dc in sc, rep from * around, ending with sc in 3rd dc of last shell, work 3 dc in sl st to complete beginning shell, sl st in 2nd ch to join.


Rnd 17: Ch 1, *work 7 dc in next sc, sc in 3rd dc of next shell, rep from * around, ignoring last sc, sl st in beg ch to join.


Rnd 18: Ch 2 (counts as dc), work 3 dc in sl st, *sc in 4th dc of shell, work 7 dc in sc, rep from * around, ending with sc in 4th dc of last shell, work 3 dc in sl st to complete beginning shell, sl st in 2nd ch to join.


Rnd 19: Ch 1, *work 7 dc in next sc, sc in 4th dc of next shell, rep from * around, ending with 7 dc, sl st in beg ch to join.


Rnds 20-21: Repeat Rnds 18-19


Rnd 22: Ch 2 (counts as dc), work 3 dc in sl st, *sc in 3rd dc of shell, work 8 dc in sc, rep from * around, ending with sc in 3rd dc of last shell, work 3 dc in sl st to complete beginning shell, sl st in 2nd ch to join.


Rnd 23: With G hook, *Sc in each dc, sl st into sc, repeat from * around, sl st to end off.

6 Rnd Crown Hat Body adjustments:

 

Rnd 7-10: Ch 2, dc in each dc around, sl st st into 2nd ch to join.

 

Rnd 11: Ch 2, dc into each of the next 7 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, * dc into each of the next 8 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * once, dc into each of next 7 dc, work 2 dc in next dc * dc into each of the next 8 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * once, dc into each of the next 7 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, sl st to join. (69 dc)

 

Rnd 12: Ch 2, *dc into each of the next 9 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * 6 times, sl st to join. (77 dc)

 

Continue pattern at Shelled Brim.

 

7 Rnd Crown Hat Body adjustments:

 

Rnd 7-10: Ch 2, dc in each dc around, sl st st into 2nd ch to join.

 

Rnd 11: Ch 2, *dc into each of the next 8 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * 7 times, sl st to join. (80 dc)

 

Rnd 12: Ch 2, *dc into each of the next 11 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * 6 times, sl st to join. (91dc)

 

Continue pattern at Shelled Brim.


4-11-2011

Notes for these two hats:

     


 

  • 6-12 month size
  • DK/Sport Weight Mercerized Cotton (Sinfonia on left, Saucy Sport on Right)
  • 6 Round Crown measures 5-1/4", 16.5" circumference
  • Skipped 1 Round (12) of Hat Body
  • Skipped Rounds 20-21 of Brim

 



 


This pattern is similar to my Shell Brimmed Cloche but flares away from the head a bit more.

 

This hat was inspired by Melissa Rotert’s, Gulf Shores.

 

© All rights reserved. This pattern is available to you for personal use free of charge. Do not post this pattern on any other site without written permission from me, please link back here. Please report any problems.


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23 Comments

Reply sandlings
6:25 AM on May 25, 2010 
Thank you for this pattern. I really need a summer hat to shade my eyes and this looks like it will do the trick. I am off to find my calculator now! Ta for sharing.
Reply Rebekah
5:10 AM on August 28, 2010 
How do you get it stiff like that. When i made it i was really floppy, i tried to iron it and it became like three sizes to big
Reply Anna
11:12 AM on September 10, 2011 
I would also like to know how to stiffen it. I like the brim that stands out, not flops down. Thank you.
Reply Jennifer P
3:51 PM on January 18, 2012 
I love you explaining the measurements for the crown of the hat! Hats are pretty much what I do now & I've never heard/seen anyone explain it that way. Thank you!!
Reply paperpins
11:23 AM on February 17, 2012 
Thanks for sharing--I was looking for something different!
Reply Susan Knight Dunn
12:15 PM on February 17, 2012 
Rebekah says...
How do you get it stiff like that. When i made it i was really floppy, i tried to iron it and it became like three sizes to big


You might try starching it. If you use cotton starching would work well and should have enough give to still wear the crown comfortably. you could also try working some light gauge wire into the brim to stiffen it.
Reply Pamela
12:40 PM on February 17, 2012 
Can the patteren for 6-12 month olds be adjusted for an adult? The cloche is ok but I'm really interested in the more "flared" pattern for older childred and adults I see them as beautiful Easter hats that beg to be embellished!!
Reply Beth
12:51 PM on February 17, 2012 
I don't understand when/if you would use Rnd 6/Rnd 7 Crown Hat Body adjusments?
Reply pauline wilsbach
2:04 PM on February 17, 2012 
love the hat!!!!
Reply anna
11:25 PM on February 19, 2012 
ok...im new at this and just learned to read patterns. i got to rnd 6 and wanted to skip on like it suggested. im a little confused on if i am supposed to go straight to the hat body. i seen the "6 rnd crown hat bod adj". i want the hat to come out with the big brim like is shown at the bottom of the pattern. please help! thanks
Reply capscrochet
7:45 PM on February 21, 2012 
anna, yes you would just move on to the hat body.
Reply capscrochet
7:47 PM on February 21, 2012 
Beth says...
I don't understand when/if you would use Rnd 6/Rnd 7 Crown Hat Body adjusments?


You have to determine the width needed for your hat crown to decide whether or not you can stop at Rnd 6 or if you need to do Rnd. 7, they are used to adjust hat size.
Reply kim
3:56 PM on February 24, 2012 
I'm having trouble with row 14. If i work as written, i end up with 91 sts and 4 sts left unworked whereas the pattern says i should have 105 sts. What am i doing wrong?
Reply Jennifer P
10:24 PM on March 7, 2012 
I just finished my hat. I used the Sinfonia & made an adult size hat. It's very floppy, but I love the color & texture. When you say "light worsted weight yarn", do you mean something like Caron Simply Soft that works up slightly smaller? Or do you mean like a "2" or "3" in relation to weight? thanks!
Reply Linda Chapman
11:05 AM on March 29, 2012 
Great pattern.
Reply Tracy
6:48 PM on August 7, 2012 
I love this hat, but having a bit of trouble. I am adapting it for a 20" head so I stopped at round 6. That way with the 1-1.5" of stretch it will fit perfectly. I am stuck on step 11 of the 6 rnd adaptions. No matter how I add it up or how many times I redo it I am coming up with 68 stitches and not 69
Reply tracy
11:29 AM on August 8, 2012 
....I misunderstood, I thought this was an adult pattern as the image looks like an adult head and it was represented as an adult pattern on Ravelry with a link here for further instruction. So now I have 2 questions that I hope you can answer for me as I am new to crochet and want to make this hat for my grand daughter who is starting kindergarten this fall:
1.I am now using the unaltered pattern and I have reached row 14, but am finding that the counts and instructions are askew. Rnd 13 adds up to 88 if I do 8 dc in the first set to allow for the ch 2, but I cannot reconcile row 14.
2. Other patterns I have read and videos I have watched advise making the circumference of the hat slightly smaller than the circumference of the head so that when it is worn the slight stretch in the yarn makes for a good firm fit. Row 13 increased the hat circumference from just under 20" to over 22" and I was wondering if this is to allow for non-stretch in the shell brim?
Please let me know when you can and thanks again for sharing.
Reply capscrochet
12:46 PM on August 8, 2012 
tracy, please either register so I can get an e-mail address to respond or contact me on Ravelry.
tracy says...
....I misunderstood, I thought this was an adult pattern as the image looks like an adult head and it was represented as an adult pattern on Ravelry with a link here for further instruction. So now I have 2 questions that I hope you can answer for me as I am new to crochet and want to make this hat for my grand daughter who is starting kindergarten this fall:
1.I am now using the unaltered pattern and I have reached row 14, but am finding that the counts and instructions are askew. Rnd 13 adds up to 88 if I do 8 dc in the first set to allow for the ch 2, but I cannot reconcile row 14.
2. Other patterns I have read and videos I have watched advise making the circumference of the hat slightly smaller than the circumference of the head so that when it is worn the slight stretch in the yarn makes for a good firm fit. Row 13 increased the hat circumference from just under 20" to over 22" and I was wondering if this is to allow for non-stretch in the shell brim?
Please let me know when you can and thanks again for sharing.
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Reply Lita
12:52 AM on November 19, 2012 
The hat is beautiful! Do you have a tutorial where you do it step by step? I am not really good reading directions, but I could follow instructions. Thank you.

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