Row 1: HHDC in second ch from hook and across. (14 HHDC) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: HHDC in each stitch across. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until your work measures 19 inches, un-stretched. Mine was 29 rows.
Fold your work in half and slip stitch the beginning and ending rows together. Cut yarn, leaving a length long enough to sew the top of your hat shut and add a pompom. I like to weave my yarn in and out of the stitches and pull tight like a drawstring to close.
Turn your work correct side out.
Take your second color and attach it to the bottom of your hat. I like to attach mine at the seam. CH 1.
Round 1: HDC evenly around the bottom of the hat. Make sure you use enough stitches so that the brim is not too snug. I made 45 HDC. Sl St to the top of the first HDC.
Round 2: Ch 1, FPHDC around same stitch, BPHDC around next stitch. Repeat FPHDC/BPHDC around. Sl St to the top of the first HDC.
Round 3: Repeat round 2.
Tie off. Add your pompom (optional) using the leftover length of yarn from sewing your hat shut. Weave in all ends.
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