# Crocheted Chain Chomp Hat

## Step 2: The Hat

This is the main body of the Chain Chomp. It takes a fair amount of time, so stick with it. Also, if you want to use a larger hook for this step, it would cut down on time.

EDIT: Actually, I would recommend using something closer to a J hook. It turned out better for me on my second hat when I used that size.

sc = Single Crochet
hdc = Half Double Crochet
st = stich(es)

Rnd 1: Magic Ring with 4sc
Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each sc (8 st)
Rnd 3: 2 hdc in each sc (16 st)
Rnd4: (hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) repeat around (24 st)
Rnd 5: (hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next) repeat around (32 st)
Rnd 6: (hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next st) repeat around (40 st)
Rnd 7: (hdc in next 4, 2 hdc in next st) repeat around (48 st)
Rnd 8: (hdc in next 5 st, 2 hdc in next st) repeat around (56 st)
Rnd 9: (hdc in next 6 st, 2 hdc in next st) repeat around (64 st)
Rnd 10: (hdc in next 31 st, 2 hdc in next st) repeat around (66 st)
Rnd 11-30: hdc in every st (66 st)
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randomhat says: Apr 9, 2011. 6:13 AM
The math doesn't add up, I tried to follow the pattern and ended up with a curling wavey mess.
rnd 1 = 4 st, rnd2 is 2 hdc in each st of rnd 1 = 8 st, but if im following right, rnd 3 is 2 hdc in each st created by rnd 2, but this should equal 16(2 x8) not 8???
Can I get clarification?
PJ the Epic (author) in reply to randomhatApr 9, 2011. 1:19 PM
Sorry, that is just my poor attention skills at work, I shall fix it immediately!
randomhat in reply to PJ the EpicApr 11, 2011. 4:49 PM
heh, after trying it twice more your way, I ended up following the pattern from the reverse, from the brim and judging distance by the number of chains it took to go around my head...and ended up with 20 more st than your measure.
It let me do a custom fit and look anyways.
PJ the Epic (author) in reply to randomhatApr 11, 2011. 7:34 PM
I'm glad you figures it out. Sorry it was so difficult to follow.
randomhat in reply to PJ the EpicApr 12, 2011. 4:29 AM
not difficult to follow, I just have a fat head. lol