Pop Flower Hat

STITCHES USED
Chain (ch), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st)

SPECIAL TERM
rev sc (reverse single crochet) Work single crochet in opposite direction by inserting hook in next stitch (to the right if right-handed, and to the left if left-handed), yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.

NOTES
1. Hat is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join and do not turn at the end of rounds. Place a stitch marker to indicate the beginning of the round and move marker up as work progresses.
2. Additional markers are used to indicate increase locations. Use different color markers for increase locations, than for beginning of round marker.

HAT
With A, ch 2.
Round 1 (RS): Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join and do not turn—6 sc. Place marker to indicate beginning of round. Move marker up as work progresses.
Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around—12 sc.
Round 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—18 sc.
Round 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc] 6 times—24 sc.
Note: Markers are placed in next round to indicate increase locations. In following rounds, increases (2 sc in same stitch) are worked in each marked stitch and the marker is then moved up.
Round 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, place a marker in last sc made] 6 times—30 sc.
Round 6: [Sc in each sc to marked sc, 2 sc in marked sc, move marker to last sc made] 6 times—36 sc.
Rounds 7–9 (10, 11): Repeat last round 3 (4, 5) more times—54 (60, 66) sc.
Remove the increase location markers, do not remove the beginning of round marker. Continue to move beginning of round marker up as work progresses.
Next Round: Sc in each sc around.
Repeat last round until piece measures 4 1/2 (5, 6)”/11 (12.5, 15)cm from beginning (to measure, flatten hat and measure straight down).
Last Round: Rev sc in each sc around.
Fasten off.

LARGE FLOWER
With B, ch 5; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, work 12 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc.
Round 2: Working in back loops only, ch 12, sl st in first sc, (sl st, ch 12, sl st) in each remaining sc around—12 ch-12 loops.
Round 3: Working in free front loops of Round 1, ch 8, sl st in first sc, (sl st, ch 8, sl st) in each remaining sc around—12 ch-8 loops.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

SMALL FLOWER
With C, ch 5; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, work 12 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc.
Round 2: Ch 12, sk first sc, sl st in next sc, *ch 12, sk next sc, sl st in next sc; repeat from * around, working last sl st in first sc (the sc that was skipped at beginning of round)—6 ch-12 loops.
Round 3: Work 12 sc in each ch-12 loop around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

FINISHING
Using long tails, sew button to center of each flower, then sew flower to side of hat.
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.