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Head Huggers: Crochet Pattern: 9

Front Post - Back Post Brim Cap

Crochet Head Hugger
Designed by: Christine Marie Way Tyler & John Wesley Tyler
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Materials:

Directions:

note: Chain 2 always counts as 1 dc. (or chain 3, whichever you usually like to use)

Chain 4 or 5 (whichever you usually like to use to make a ring). Sl st in first st to form a ring.

Round 1 - Ch 2, 11 dc in ring. Sl st in top of ch 2. (12 dc)

Round 2 - Ch 2, dc in the same st, 2 dc in each st around. Sl st in top of ch 2. (24 dc)

Round 3 - Ch 2. * 2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, repeat ** around. Sl st in top of ch 2. (36 dc)

Round 4 - Ch 2, dc in next st. * 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 st*, repeat ** around. Sl st in top of ch 2. (48 dc)

Round 5 - Ch 2, dc in next 2 st, * 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 st*, repeat ** around. Sl st in top of ch 2. (60 dc)
--- If making child-sized cap use fewer "2 dc in next st" in this round or skip this round.
--- If making large adult cap repeat this round, or just add a few "2 dc" in next round.

Round 6 - Ch 2, dc in each st around. Sl st in top of ch 2.
--- Repeat round 6 until cap is the length that you want.

--- FLIP BRIM ---

Round 1 - Ch 2, turn cap so that you are working from the inside of the cap.
Dc in back loop of next st, working dc in back loop around, sl st in top of ch 2.

Round 2 - Ch 2, Alternate front post and back post st around. (It doesn't matter which one you start off with as long as you keep alternating the stitches.) St st in top of ch 2.

Round 3 - Ch 2, Work front post in front post of previous round and back post in back post of previous round, repeating around. Sl st in top of ch 2.
--- For wider brim, repeat this round.

Round 4 - Ch 1, Work either sc or hdc in each st around. Sl st in top of ch.
Finish off.

--- ROLLED BRIM ---

Round 1 - Ch 2, Alternate front post and back post st around. (It doesn't matter which one you start off with as long as you keep alternating the stitches.) Sl st in top of ch 2.

Rounds 2 & 3 - Ch 2, Work front post in front post of previous round and back post in back post of previous round, repeat around. Sl st in top of ch 2.

--- For wider brim, repeat this round again.

Round 4 - Ch 1, Work either sc or hdc in each st around. Sl st in top of ch.
Finish off.