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This hat makes the perfect costume for a college student who doesn't have a lot of money to buy their own. The materials for the hat doesn't cost much. This hat does require some crocheting skills. Originally I wanted to go with a Gandalf style hat, but this reminds me more of the sorting hat from Harry Potter. If you decide to make this hat or make it with modifications please post pics! I'd love to see what other people come up with.

Supplies:

Yarn

Crochet Hook 5.50mm

Card Stock Paper

Scissors

Ruler

Tissue Paper

Stitch Marker

A Cookie Jar

Yarn Needle

Patience

Abbreviations used:

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

Step 1: Getting Started

chain 2

4 sc in 2nd chain from hook

Put your stitch marker in the first stitch every time you start a new row.

(the number in parenthesis is just there to give you an idea how many stitches you should have)

1sc in each stitch (4)

1sc in the first stitch 2sc in the next etc.(6)

sc in ea(6)

1dc in the first stitch, 1dc in the second stitch, 2dc in the third, 1dc, 1dc, 2dc(8)

1dc 1dc 2dc 1dc 1dc 2dc 1dc 1dc(10)

1dc 1dc 2dc 1dc 1dc 2dc etc(13)

1dc 1dc 2dc 1dc 1dc 2dc etc(17)

1dc 1dc 1dc 2dc 1dc 1dc 1dc 2dc etc(21)

1dc 1dc 1dc 1dc 2dc etc(25)

1dc 1dc 1dc 1dc 2dc etc

1dc 1dc 1dc 1dc 1dc 2dc etc

3 increases in this row. (doesn't matter where just space them out)

increase 2 times in every row until you reach the desired circumference of hat.

dc once in each stitch until the hat is long enough to fit on on your head

Step 2: Making the Rim of the Hat

For the rim of the hat dc in the next 5 stitches and increase on the 6th stitch. Do this until the rim of the hat is the desired length you'd like.

Next find a cookie jar or something to stand your hat up.

Measure the rim of your hat so you know how much card stock paper to cut out.

Cut out the paper and tape it to make a rim around your hat. Cut off any paper that sticks out farther than the crocheted rim.

I recommend laminating the paper rim with tape but that's optional.

Next take the hat and paper ring off the jar. Crochet where you left off and do the same thing only decrease in every 6th stitch instead of increase. After a few rows put your paper ring into the rim of your hat and crochet over it. sew both sides of the rim with a yarn hook or crochet them together with the paper in between.

Step 3: Stuffing the Hat to Add Body

This step is optional but highly recommended. Stuff your hat with tissue paper to add some shape to it. You crochet over the tissue paper in the inside if you don't want it to fall out.

<p>This is such an awesome pattern. Love the shape!</p>
<p>I love it! Great job! :)</p>
<p>Thanks a lot for a cool and easy description. My second crochet project and it went perfect! I made one little girl very happy with it. And I am planning to transform it into a norwegian nisse (gnome) hat for my self. </p>
<p>so going to make this, but im going to use pipe cleaners at the brim so its floppier &lt;3 ty for sharing this</p>
<p>This is awesome! I totally need one! :D</p>
Haha thankyou :) you should totally make one! I'd love to see what you come out with.
<p>Fun idea! Could even be a witch's hat. Leave off the brim and it's a gnome hat! </p>
<p>A gnome hat would be awesome! I didn't even think of that.</p>
<p>What a great idea to add the cardboard to stiffen up the outside brim of the hat! Thank you for sharing the pattern and the idea! =)</p>
<p>:) thankyou, i tried multiple things for it and that seemed to be the best option.</p>
<p>The hat is awesome! Very nicely done figuring out the pattern. Thanks for sharing!</p>
<p>Thank you :) It took me about two days to come up with the pattern, but I managed lol</p>

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