FIREMAN-STYLE BRIM HAT 

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Skill level: Easy 
 

Size: 21 circumference x 8.5 deep on crown (unstretched) will stretch to fit up to 23 circumference 
 

Materials: 
 

275 yds. sport or DK-weight yarn (or combination of strands to equal sport or DK-weight) that works to gauge  
 

    Sample hat was worked with 3 strands of a fine cotton/rayon cone yarn held together as one 
     

Size G/6 (4.25 mm) crochet hook, or size needed to achieve gauge 
 

Tapestry needle 
 

Gauge:  16 sc & 18 rnds = 4 in single crochet on size G/6 (4.25 mm) hook 
 

Pattern notes: 
 

Hat is worked from center of crown downward in spiral single crochet technique, then continued in joined rounds on brim.  
 

Brim shaping is achieved with sections of various stitch heights. 
 

Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), chain (ch), double crochet (dc), each (ea), half double crochet (hdc), hook (hk), loop (lp), repeat (rep), round (rnd), single crochet (sc), skip (sk), slip stitch (sl st), space (sp), stitch (st), triple (treble) crochet (trc), yarn over (yo) 
 

Hat 
 

Note: Rounds on crown of hat are worked continuously in spiral single crochet.

DO NOT JOIN OR TURN at end of rounds, but continue in same direction. Use contrast yarn marker to note beginning of rounds. 
 

Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Place contrast yarn marker to note beg of rnds and move it up as you work. 
 

Rnd 2 (inc rnd): Work 2 sc in ea sc around, do not join, do not turn (12 sc)  
 

Rnd 3 (inc rnd): Work 2 sc in ea sc around (24 sc)  
 

Rnd 4: Sc in ea sc around (24 sc)  
 

Rnd 5 (inc rnd): *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, rep from * around (36 sc)  
 

Rnd 6: Sc in ea sc around (36 sc)  
 

Rnd 7 (inc rnd): *2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 2 sc, rep from * around (48 sc) 
 

Rnd 8: Sc in ea sc around (48 sc)  
 

Rnd 9 (inc rnd): *2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 3 sc, rep from * around (60 sc)  
 

Rnd 10: Sc in ea sc around (60 sc) 
 

Rnd 11 (inc rnd): *2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 4 sc, rep from * around (72 sc)  
 

Rnd 12: Sc in ea sc around (72 sc)  
 

Rnd 13 (inc rnd): *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, rep from * around (84 sc)  
 

Rnd 14: Sc in ea sc around (84 sc)  
 

Continue even on 84 sts in spiral sc until piece measures 5.5 from center point of crown.  At end of last rnd, join with sl st and discontinue spiral single crochet. 
 

Work continues in joined rounds from this point on. 
 

Begin openwork: 
 

Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as first dc & ch-1 sp), sk 1 sc, *dc in next sc, ch 1, sk 1 sc, rep from * around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4, do not turn (42 dc, 42 sps) 
 

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next sp, *sc in next dc, sc in next sp, rep from * around, join with sl st, do not turn (84 sc) 
 

Rnds 3-4: Ch 1, sc in same st and in ea sc around, join with sl st, do not turn (84 sc) 
 

Rep Rnds 1-4 of openwork section once. 
 

Begin brim shaping: 
 

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same sc and in ea of next 13 sc, dc in ea of next 14 sc, trc in ea of next 28 sc, dc in ea of next 14 sc, sc in ea of next 14 sc, join with sl st, do not turn (28 sc, 28 dc, 28 trc) 
 

Rnd 2 (inc rnd): Ch 1, sc in same st and in ea of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in ea of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, [dc in ea of next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st] twice, [trc in ea of next 6 sts, 2 trc in next st] four times, [dc in ea of next 6 sts, 2 dc in next dc] twice, [sc in ea of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next sc] twice, join with sl st, do not turn (96 sts) 
 

Rnds 3-4: Ch 1, sc in same st and in ea of next 15 sts, dc in ea of next 16 sts, trc in ea of next 32 sts, dc in ea of next 16 sts, sc in ea of next 16 sts, join with sl st, do not turn (96 sts) 
 

Rnd 5 (inc rnd): Ch 1, sc in same st and in ea of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in ea of next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, [dc in ea of next 7 sts, 2 dc in next st] twice, [trc in ea of next 7 sts, 2 trc in next st] four times, [dc in ea of next 7 sts, 2 dc in next dc] twice, [sc in ea of next 7 sts, 2 sc in next sc] twice, join with sl st, do not turn (108 sts total) 
 

Rnd 6: Ch 2, hdc in ea st around, join with sl st, do not turn (108 hdc) 
 

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in ea st around, join with sl st (108 sc) 
 

Fasten off and weave in tails. 
 

To wear, roll up brim and position as desired.  
 
 

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