Thursday, October 26, 2006
SUZIE'S STUFF KIDS TASSEL HAT
Size: 14"-18” [16"-20”]
Worsted weight yarn
Paperback book about 1.25” thick
Gauge: 12 dc = 4”, 7 rows dc = 4”
Ch 25 
Round 1: Make 2 sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in each chain (22, 25) to last chain, working over yarn tail for remainder of this round, 3 sc in last ch, work in opposite side of starting chain and sc in each of 23  chain stitches. Join with slipstitch in top of first sc. (50 sc) [56 sc]
Round 2-10 [2-12]: Ch 2 (doesn’t count as dc only turning chain), dc in each st around. Join with slipstitch in top of first dc. (50 dc) [56 dc]
Round 11 : Ch 1, sc in front loop only around. (50 sc) [56 sc]
Round 12 : Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch around ch 3 as if to front post.
Round 13-14 [15-16]: Ch 3 (counts as first fpdc), *bpdc around next dc, fpdc around next dc, repeat around. Join with a slipstitch around beginning ch 3 as if to front post. Fasten off after round 14 
Tassels: (make 2)
Wind the yarn around the paperback book (the 4.25” way) 30-40 times. Cut the yarn, thread yarn through a yarn needle and pass the needle under all the loops. Tie the end of the yarn firmly around the loops. Slide the yarn off the book and cut the loops opposite the tie. Wind the end of yarn around all the loops below the fold and fasten securely. Pass the needle through the top and use the end to sew the tassel in place at the top corner of the hat. Trim the ends neatly.
love the colour yarn too
You crochet on one side of the chain and then around and on the other side.
Just do it and you will see how it starts to take shape.
does this mean hat is not really worked into rounds? its worked left to right? is it starting at top of hat or bottom? not sure what you mean by working on one side of chain and then on other. does this mean i'm working top of chain and bottom? not left to right?
Any tips on how to increase the size of the hat so that it fits an adult? I want to make one for myself :-) Is it a matter of increasing the number of rows or the beginning number of chains or both?