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Our felted Hip-Hop hat has a floppy brim which has been cut and rolled to form a felted rose adornment.
Approximately 24” around x 9” high after felting
3 Hanks BERROCO HIP-HOP (100 grs), #7255 Red Spyda
16” Length circular knitting needle, size 13
1 Set double pointed knitting needles (dpn), size 13
1 St marker
Sewing needle and matching sewing thread
10 sts = 4”; 15 rnds = 4” in St st on size 13 needles before felting
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
With circular needle, cast on 100 sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up. Work even in St st (k EVERY rnd) for 4”.
Dec Rnd 1: * K2 tog, k3, rep from * around – 80 sts. Work even until piece measures 10” from beg.
Note: When decreasing, if there are too few sts to fit comfortably on circular needle, change to dpn’s.
Shape Crown: Dec Rnd 2: * K2 tog, k2, rep from * around – 60 sts. Work even for 8 rnds.
Dec Rnd 3: * K2 tog, k1, rep from * around – 40 sts. Work even for 4 rnds. Bind off.
Sew top seam. Felt by washing in washing machine with hot water and soap. Check fit often while washing. Shape by hand and allow to air dry.
Flower: Measure 12” along lower edge of hat and mark with pins. Using sharp scissors, cut 2” in from edge at one pin, then cut horizontally 2” in from lower edge to second pin leaving one end attached to hat. Roll this strip with cut end at center forming rose. Sew to edge of hat using sewing needle and thread as in photo. Using scissors, cut the edge of hat at first pin into a curve.