Crochet Floppy Brim Hat

ABBREVIATIONS:

beg = begin(ning)
ch = chain
dec = decrease
inc = increase
lp(s) = loop(s)
rem = remaining rep = repeat
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch
yo = yarn over

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
SIZE: Fits adult’s head

NOTES

To inc 1 sc Work 2 sc in same st.

To dec 1 sc (Insert hook into next st and draw up lp) twice, yo and draw yarn through 3 lps on hook

CROWN

Ch 87.

Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (86 sts). Ch 1, turn at end of this and foll rows. Beg ch-1 does not count as sc. Work even in sc until piece measures 3.5” from beg.
Shape top of crown: Dec Row 1 Work 6 sc (dec 1 sc, work 8 sc) 8 times (78 sts).
Dec Row 2 Work 6 sc, (dec 1 sc, work 7 sc) 8 times (70 sts).
Dec Row 3 Work 6 sc, (dec 1 sc, work 6 sc) 8 times (62 sts).
Dec Row 4 Work 6 sc, (dec 1 sc, work 5 sc) 8 times-54 sts.
Dec Row 5 Work 6 sc, (dec 1 sc, work 4 sc) 8 times-46 sts.
Dec Row 6 Work 6 sc, (dec 1 sc, work 3 sc) 8 times-38 sts.
Dec Row 7 Work 6 sc, (dec 1 sc, work 2 sc) 8 times-30 sts.
Dec Row 8 Work 6 sc, (dec 1 sc, work 1 sc) 8 times-22 sts.
Dec Row 9 Work 6 sc, (dec 1 sc) 8 times-14 sts.
Dec Row 10 (Dec 2 sc) twice, (dec 1 sc) 4 times-6 sts.

Fasten off, leaving long tail. Gather top sts tog. Sew seam.

BRIM
With RS facing, join yarn to lower edge of crown with a sl st, and work 87 sc evenly around original ch, end sl st to beg ch-1. Do not turn. Note: Work ch 1 at beg of each rnd and end sl st to beg ch-1 at end of each rnd.

Inc Rnd 1 Work 2 sc, (inc 1 sc, work 4 sc) 17 times (104 sts). Work 2 rnds even.
Inc Rnd 2 (Inc 1 sc, work 7 sc) 13 times (117 sts). Work 2 rnds even.
Inc Rnd 3 (Inc 1 sc, work 8 sc) 13 times (130 sts). Work 2 rnds even.
Inc Rnd 4 (Inc. 1 sc, work 9 sc) 13 times (143 sts). Work 1 rnd even. Fasten off.

DAISY
Ch 6, sl st to form ring.

Rnd 1 Ch 1, work 14 sc in ring, sl st to beg sc. Do not turn.
Rnd 2 Working into front lp of each sc, work (1 sc, ch 6, 1 sc) in each sc around (14 times), end sl st in beg sc. Do not turn.
Rnd 3 Working in back lp of each sc of Rnd 1, work (1 sc, ch 8, 1 sc) in each sc around (14 times), end sl st in beg sc.
Rnd 4 Working in back loop of each sc of Rnd 3, work (1 sc, ch 10, 1 sc) in next sc behind ch 8 14 times, end with sl st in beg sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Fold brim back to crown and sew daisy to hat through both thicknesses.