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Monday, November 21, 2011

Anthro Inspired Hat

I fell in love with this hat from Anthropologie, and knew I could recreate something similar.

It's no longer available for sale.  But, when it was, it retailed for close to $50.  I couldn't justify spending $50 on a hat, especially a hat that I could figure out how to make for myself!


I would rate this pattern as intermediate, because some parts are a bit tricky.  Feel free to email me if you have questions about this pattern and I'll get back to you ASAP.

Anthro-Inspired Hat

Materials:
*H Hook
*Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Soft Blue (This hat takes less than 1 skein.  In fact, you could probably get two hats from 1 skein!)
*Yarn needle

HAT:

Make a Magic Circle, ch 2.
R1: 8 DC in center.  Join with sl st in top of first DC.
R2: Ch 2.  2 DC, ch 1 between each DC of previous round.  Join with sl st in top of first DC.
R3: Ch 2.  2 DC in same space.  Ch 1.  3 DC in next space.  Ch 1.  *[2 DC, ch1, 2 DC] in next space.  [3 DC, ch 1] in next 2 spaces*  Repeat * - * to end of round.  NOTE: The repeat will not be fully completed at the end of round.  Crochet into each space, but finish the repeat in whatever space you end up in.  For example, in the video I ended rounds 3 and 4 with [2DC, ch 1, 2DC].  Join with sl st in top of first DC.
R4: Sl st in next stitch, and in the next space.  This brings you to the first space of the round.  Repeat R3.

I've added this video to help clarify rounds 3 and 4.  Please let me know if it helps and if there is anything else I can do to help!

R5: Ch 2.  2 DC in same space.  Ch 1.  *3 DC in next space.  Ch 1.*  Repeat *-* to end of round.
R6-7: Repeat R5
R8-11: Ch 2.  2 DC in same space.  *3 DC in next space* Repeat *-* to end of round.
R12: Ch 2.  DC in each stitch around.  Join with sl st in top of first DC.
R13-14: Insert hook from inside of hat to outside of hat in the next space.  Insert hook in next space.  Your hook should now be surrounding the next stitch.

Yarn over and sl st.  Ch 3.  FPTC (Front Post Treble Crochet) around each stitch around.  (To FPTC:  YO twice.  Insert hook around stitch as you just did, from inside of hat to outside, then back inside the hat on the other side of the stitch.  YO and pull up two loops. YO and pull up two more loops.  YO and pull up last loops.)  Join with sl st in top of first FPTC.
R15: Shell Edging:  Ch 2.  6 DC in next stitch.  Skip 1 stitch.  1 SC.  *Skip 1 stitch.  6 DC in next stitch.  Skip 1 stitch.  1 SC.*  Repeat *-* to end of round.  Join with sl st in top of first DC.  Tie off.
 Flower:  Honestly, this is the trickiest part of the hat!  Feel free to sub in whatever kind of flower you like if this turns out to be too confusing.  I explained it as simply as I can, but I just know I'll get emails about this one.  :)

Ch 4.  Join with sl st.
R1: Sl st in center of ring.  *Ch 3.  Sl st in ring.*  Repeat *-* to a total of 4 times.
R2: *Sl st in ch 3 sp.  Ch 2.  5 DC in space.  Sl st in same space.* Repeat in each ch 3 space around.
R3:  Sl st in next space, around chains from first round.  5 TC, sl st in same space.  Ch 3.  Repeat in each space around.
R4:Sl st in next ch space from previous round.  5 TC, sl st in space.  Repeat in each space around.

Tie off and leave a long tail to sew flower onto hat.

76 comments:

  1. Good for you for figuring it out! You did a great job on this!

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  2. This hat is adorable. How do I figure out how to size it for my head. Everything is usually way too big for me.

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  3. Thanks!

    Gigi, I made this hat in a child size, but the yarn and the stitches used really gives it a lot of room to grow. I am a petite woman, so I generally make hats a little smaller than patterns call for. You may want to try the pattern as shown and see if it fits in the child size. If you need to make it bigger, repeat round 3 another time (after the repeat in round 4.) If you should find you need to make it smaller than the original child size, leave out round 4.

    Also, just want to point out that the hat is slightly larger on the top than it is on the bottom. In round 8, we start to leave out the ch 1 between the sets of DC stitches, which decreases slightly to give you a snug fit closer to the band of the hat. I actually first made up this hat about a year ago and I didn't decrease starting in round 8, I just continued the pattern and it flared out a little at the bottom. That looks fine, too, in fact I wore that hat all last winter. But, this time around, I just knew I wanted it to have a better fit.

    I hope that all makes sense!

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  4. Yes, it all makes sense. Thanks soooooo much. This is going to be a challenge for me, but I am up to it. I would consider myself a tiny bit beyond beginner. I learned to chain as a child, but SC and DC I learned from watching the old folks and they never used a pattern. I am 67 so that tells you how long ago this was. So, with the help of You Tube, and what I know already, I am learning how to read a pattern and how to actually put everything together to MAKE something. This is going to be my after Christmas project, when I have a clear head. If I struggle, scream, and cut my yarn into confetti, I will be ordering one from you.

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  5. Ha ha Gigi!! I have had my screaming, cutting yarn to confetti moments as well. I hope this one doesn't put you over the edge! ;) Feel free to email me any time (lwdesignadventures@gmail.com) if you need some crochet help. I had a How-To video series going and I will gladly add videos of any techniques you (or any other user) may want help with!

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  6. The hat is lovely. But the flower!!! Help I have R1 and R2, But I don't understand R3 to do R4. Please help.

    Beverly

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  7. Beverly, I plan to make a video to show the flower techniques. It's a bit tricky, and the stitching can be tight. Unfortunately, I am getting backed up on some Etsy orders that have to be out this week to customers to ensure Christmas delivery, so I need to finish those before I can sit down and make a video.

    But, I hate to leave you hanging like that! So, in the meantime, try this flower out: http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/pattern.php?id=4612&lang=en

    The technique for this flower from Drops Design is very similar to the technique that I used, creating the layered effect. I hope that helps you out for now and I will get on that video as soon as I get all caught up!

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  8. hi, will you please just explain this:
    Sl st in next space, around chains from first round

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  9. What is a magic circle? I get the rest but have never heard of magic circle.

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  10. Hi there! This is such a cute hat, so thanks so much for posting this pattern! I am pretty new to crocheting and for some reason I'm getting stuck on Row 2 (the ironic thing is I understand Row 3 and 4). After the magic circle and chaining 2, do I make 2 dc in the next 2 stitches, chain 1, and then dc in the next stitch, chain 1, dc in the next stitch, chain 1 and so forth? Many thanks!

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  11. are you done yet... hehe just kidding, I just want the flower you have and I'm having trouble with it.

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  12. @eileenslee: Row 2 is a repeat pattern like Rows 3 & 4. The difference is the pattern is [2DC, ch 1] in each space around. It took me a few minutes to figure it out too. =)

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  13. I wonder if the magic circle is easier than amigurumi style? That's how I start every hat and the video on the how-to for the magic circle seemed similar. Have you done amigurumi starts, design adventures?

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  14. My apologies, I don't think I will get a video done this week to help out. :( After Christmas (when all of the orders have been given out) I plan to make a video for the flower and a video on some techniques for the hat. I'll do it as soon as possible, but I still have several orders to get through and I am going out of town in a few days. Busy week!

    Beth, I don't have any experience in amigurumi. It looks very interesting to me and I have seen a TON of projects using amigurumi that I have loved, but I have never learned the techniques! I think it may be something I need to look into in the new year!

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  15. Having a tough time after starting this hat three times and ripping it out as it is totally a ruffel. So...on round two do I do 2DC and chain 1 in each space meaning each stitch or into each "HOLE" that we have begun? I'm really confused. If anyone could just email me I'll get it faster. Thanks.
    Nals102@aol.com

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  16. I just made this for my aunt as a chemo cap. I used Caron Simply Soft in Country Blue since I had some left. I had trouble with the flower, but I probably could have figured it out without the 2 year old's "help". I found a single five petal flower pattern somewhere else and made it two sizes and connected them. It's pretty cute. I almost kept it for myself!

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  17. could you please explain rows 13 & 14...i got the front post treble crochet, but cannot figure out the rest of finishing stich. maybe a short video on how do run these rows. thank you and Merry CHRISTmas
    pjvgrace@aim.com

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  18. I may have missed your answer, but what is the "magic circle", please? Hope your holidays were fantastic!

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  19. I am not a very experienced crocheter, but I followed the instructions (and pulled things out more than once!) and I made the hat! I'd like to thank you, not only for creating and sharing the pattern, but for the clear instructions. I love it and am sharing your link with my friends! I'd love to share a picture of my hat, but I cannot seem to make it work.

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  20. I am not getting rows 13 and 14. I am not usually such a air head but here I am. HELP!

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  21. Thank you so much by sharing.. I just finished it, but as you mention it, don´t know about my flower was correct. Any way, hat looks awesome ad I did it bigger size. That was difficult to me. Just comment.

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  22. Having trouble with rows 13 and 14! Can you post a video to youtube on how to do row 13 and 14 please? Thank you so much! :)
    Love this pattern by the way!

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  23. Wow this is stunning i really must have a go.. thank you so much for posting the pattern
    hugs

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  24. This hat is one of my favorites! The pattern works up beautifully. I did do an extra round 3 to fit my candy apple head lol. Tried the flower twice and decided to find a simpler one. Thanks for making this pattern and sharing it with all of us!

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  25. Thanks sooooo much this is the pattern I've been looking for! Check out my blog www.creativejewishmom.com for lots of great crochet in the crochet category too!

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  26. To Ruby... the magic circle is on u tube...

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  27. I have been trying to figure it out for days, and I have no idea how to do row 14. I got through 13, but I don't know where I'm supposed to put my stitches for 14.

    Also, I'd add in the pattern that you have to slip stitch each row. It took a moment to figure that one out as well.

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  28. Hi! Loving this hat! But I have a question. I have a pretty big head (22 inches)and I was wondering if this hat would fit my head. Even if I would add another row like the third, after repeat of the 4th row. If not, what could I do to make it even bigger? I'm just a beginner at crochet, so...

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  29. Hello, I just finished this hat! What a wonderful pattern. I did add the extra row and it took me forever to figure out that flower but I think I did pretty good. :) I just wanted to share a picture:

    http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxxijwk9Lf1qk92bjo1_500.jpg

    Thanks so much for the pattern!

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  30. I am having the same trouble as Cathy, I have gotten to rows 5, 6 &7. I think I am following the patter right, but it is one giant RUFFLE! Is this what it is suppose to look like? I'm sorry to ask questions other people have asked but I couldn't find that you answered it. my email is ashley.sm@aggiemail.usu.edu What am I doing wrong?

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  31. This is a lovely pattern, one I believe I will give a try! Thank you for sharing.

    Donna

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  32. Can you please tell my why after row 2 everything is all curled up? I've ripped it out numerous times and have watched your video.....thanksa and I love the hat!

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  33. Ashley, did you ever determine what is causing the ruffly or curling of the hat? Mine is like that too, and I've followed the instructions to a "T" online and on her video. I've ripped it out numerous times! Help!

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  34. It may be a problem of gauge? I did not specify a gauge, but I've found it to be of particular importance with hats. I apologize for not providing that. I think I tend to stitch a little looser than others I have seen. Perhaps you could try a bigger size hook and see if that helps.

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  35. Rows 8-11, do I do a chain st after each set of double crochets? (meaning the 3 DC in each hole)

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  36. I made this hat shortly after it was posted & it turned out very nice! Thank you so much for sharing it. It really is a super sweet hat...a definite favorite!! Thanks again!!

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  37. Thanks for the pattern! It is so awesome! I made a few adjustments, used a smaller hook and took a couple of the rows out, made the shell stitch a single crochet instead of a double, and only two layers to the flower and it made a wonderful baby hat instead. My second completed crochet project, (I did have to take some rounds out several times) and it turned out beautifully! A great gift for a friend's new arrival! Thanks again.

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  38. I fell in love with this pattern the first time I saw it. I am ready to try it, but I have difficulty with my vision. Is there any way I can print this pattern? I have to enlarge the font considerably in order to see it. The way this pattern is laid out on the page seems too complicated for me to just highlight and print the text. Do you possibly have the pattern without the pictures?

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    1. I could email you a copy of the pattern without the pictures, but it may be a couple if weeks. I am in the middle of moving and all I have for Internet is my cell phone which isn't great for typing up a pattern. :) Send me an email from the address you would like me to send the pattern to and I will get back to you as soon as my computer is back up and running. Lwdesignadventures@gmail.com

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  39. Oh my gosh, so adorable! I just finished following the pattern and it came out perfectly.

    To all the people wondering about their rounds looking like a giant ruffle, you are putting too many dc's. They only go in the group spaces, not every stitch. Try reducing and you'll see it come out straighter.

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  40. I did it!!! I made this hat with a lighter yarn and a smaller hook and it was perfect for my friends baby. I had trouble with the flower but it too turned out ok for a first try!

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  41. Hi! I am in the process of creating a non-profit facebook page for selling handmade items with 100% of all proceeds going to different charities. I was just wondering if you would mind me making a few hats from this pattern and selling them.

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  42. Hi! Love the pattern and am in the middle of trying it out. I noticed a small mistake in the pattern, for round three.

    You state, "*[2 DC, ch1, 2 DC] in next space."

    I was pretty sure you meant, "*[2 DC, ch1, 2 DC, ch 1] in next space." Because of how the pattern lays out, that makes sense; but I was trying to just follow your pattern. Just to check though, I watched your video...where you did indeed do a "2 DC, ch1, 2 DC, ch 1] in next space" vice the "*[2 DC, ch1, 2 DC] in next space."

    Just figured you would want to correct this small thing.

    Thanks again for figuring this out. I saw a very similar hat at Cost Plus and you saved me the brain work of figuring out how to make it! :-)

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  43. Hello,

    I came across your adorable hat on Pinterest and am now dying to make it!! I'm an experienced crocheter, but for some reason cannot figure out Round 2. Do you treat the Chain 2 as a double crochet? How many double crochets are there supposed to be when you're done round 2?

    Thanks.

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  44. What a fun hat! I crocheted a two-tone version for myself. Thanks for posting the pattern!

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  45. Hello,
    Just made this hat. It came out lovely. The flower directions were a little unclear so I found this flower to use on the hat instead.
    http://www.cookie.org/~jane/pdfs/little-double-flower-crochet.pdf
    Thanks for sharing this hat pattern!

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  46. Hello, i was wondering if you could clarify or post a video of how to do the flower. I really like the one you made but i can't seem to figure it out completely. I seem to be getting stuck on Round 3, I'm not sure where to start the round. Any help would be great. Thank you.

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  47. I have a big fat head. Will this stretch to fit me, or should I enlarge it?

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  48. Hi. I love this hat! I watched your video which really helped. However, I did 10 rounds and continued to do the slip stitch at the beginning and the hat came out pointed on one side! So I ripped it out back to row 5. I don't see another slip stitch in the instructions between rounds 5 through 12. Without the slip stitch, the beginning of the round doesn't look right. What am I doing wrong? Thanks, for your help.
    Sally

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  49. I love this hat!! so cute...have to make it for my 5y old :-) Thanks for patern :-) Greatings from Finland

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  50. how to make a magic circle..
    i'm kind of new to this so...

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  51. Do you think me using red heart super saver (from walmart) will work on this hat?

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    1. It will produce a completely different result. Caron Simply Soft yarn is thinner, softer and somewhat silky. Red Heart Super Saver is a bulky yarn, thick, and has a different texture. Your sizing will be different as well. I'm sure it can be done with pretty good results, but you'd have to experiment with it a bit.

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    2. I made this hat lastnight using the red heart yarn and it turned out just fine. I was wonding how to make it bigger for a women. I know you said in an earlier comment to repeat round 3 after first completing round 4. Once you do the 2nd round 3 do you yet again repeat round 4 or just move on to round 5?

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  52. I believe it's the bulky, thicker type of yarn that is causing the ruffling some have mentioned.

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  53. How could I make this bigger for middle school/high school ages? I made the hat. It is absolutely adorable! The pattern was easy. There was only one thing wrong. My stitches are so tight! I had to use a 'J' hook and it fits a 6-8 year old child. I thought of using an even larger hook, but I think it would make the finished project look a little too hole-y. lol What rules would I use to add more rounds?

    Thanks!

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  54. I love the hat. It made up quickly, just a few hours. I did not care for the finished flower, though. I thought it was too bulky. I made 2 four petal flowers and just overlapped them edge to edge, one above the other. I think it turned out well!. Thank you for the pattern.

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  56. Thank you for sharing your instructions! After some trial and error, completed this hat. I'll be making several of these.

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  57. Great pattern! The video was very helpful!!! I am making a minter version of this now with a poinsettia!

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  58. Thank you so much for this! I've made this for so many girlfriends now! If you have any advice, mine turn out great, but even though I drop the chain 1 betwen the 3 DC's, my hat still flairs too much at the bottom. Any suggestions?

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  59. I'm now familiar with the magic circle, but how many sc do I do in the magic circle?

    Way cute hat pattern. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. I wanted to know this, too. Did you get an answer?

      Thanks.

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  60. I just did this hat today! It's super adorable, a lot smaller than I thought though, wondering if maybe I missed a stitch somewhere. Hopefully it'll fit my 6 year old. Great directions!

    For those of you having problems with 13 and 14, youtube the stitch if you need to, it's really easy once you watch it. For row 14, do the same thing in the posts from row 13.

    Thank you so much for the pattern, it's beautiful!!

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  61. HI

    Love the hat it looks so much better than the original anthro!
    I am new at crocheting and i was wondering if you would not mind simplifing the instructions for me? i would really appreciate it! thanks in advance!
    lili
    abc123pm@gmail.com

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  62. Love the hat))) thank you very much for pattern

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    http://sunnybunnycrochet.blogspot.ca/

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  64. I just started this hat and like others before me I was having an issue until I watched the video. The written pattern is leaving out a ch1 after the 2dc, ch1, 2dc. In the video you add the chain one which makes sense.

    Can't wait to finish it. Looks so cute.

    Anne

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  65. Love the hat just finish it today. Im trying to do the flower but can't figure out round two. I was wondering if you could make a video doing the flower. Thank you.

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  66. So sorry but I just cannot work out R13 and presumably 14 (as they are the same).. I just get a great jumbled mess on top of the row and it certainly doesnt look like a pattern... Interestingly the flower I found the flower ok to do! where am I going wrong? I would love you to do another video.. bet you wish you hadn't started this now! Thanks for the great pattern though...
    Kathryn

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  67. I am pretty sure your pattern is missing a "ch 1" on row 3, and presumably on row 4. the pattern does not have it, but you chained 1 after the 2nd DC in your video. If you leave out this chain 1, then on row 4, the "next space" will only be between the 3DC, making the hat bunch up instead of keeping a flat circle like in your video. Thank you for sharing, but if I am correct, i think it will clear it up for everyone.

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