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Sherry
Friday, December 03, 2010

Dark Locks Hat!!!

BHP

Version 18

Dark Locks Hat

Mega Huge!

Its NOT a mushroom hat!

Top of hat!

Jonathan said, "It looks like a vase!"

He really loves this hat!

Wing Flaps!

Top Front!

Is it the top or back of hat?

Holy Cow!

Most of hat behind the face.

Side of hat!

Top or back?

Giant sized!

Just Goofy!

Cat in the hat?


Hook Size K

Color A White

Color B Red

Holding 2 strands together with Color A

Ch 4, sl st in first ch made.

Round 1. Ch 2, dc in ring 12 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (12 dc)

Round 2. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 2 dc in each remaining 11 st. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (24 dc)

Round 3. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next sp) 11 times. Change to color B. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (36 dc)

Round 4. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 2 sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 2 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (48 dc)

Round 5.Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 3 sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 3 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (60 dc)

Round 6. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 4 sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 4 sp) 11 times. Change to color A. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (72 dc)

Round 7. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in each sp around. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (72 dc)

Rounds 8-9 Repeat round 7 changing to color B at end of round 9. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (72 dc)

Rounds 10-12. Repeat round 7 changing to color A at end of round 12. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (72 dc)

Rounds 13-15. Repeat round 7 changing to color B at end of round 15. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (72 dc)

Round 16. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next 6 sp, dc decrease in next 2 stitches. (dc in next 5 sp, dc decrease in next 2 sp) 9 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (62 dc)

Round 17. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next 5 sp, dc decrease in next 2 sp, ( dc in next 4 sp, dc decrease in next 2 sp) 9 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc. ( 52 dc)

Round 18. Ch 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next 3 sp, dc decrease in next 2 st, ( dc in next 4 sp, dc decrease in next 2 st) 7 times. Dc in next 4 sp. Change to color A. Sl st in top of 1st dc. ( 44 dc)

Round 19. Ch 2, dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next 3 sp, dc decrease in next 2 sp (dc in next 4 sp, dc decrease in next 2 sp) 6 times, dc in next 2 sp Sl st in top of 1st dc. ( 37 dc)

Round 20. Ch 1, hdc in same sp as ch 1, hdc around. Sl st in top of 1st hdc. (37 hdc)

Note: For remaining rounds do not crochet to tightly, try hat on several times to make sure its not to tight or not to loose. Hat needs to fit snugly but not tight. The hat is heavy so you want a good fit! If you are making this for a larger sized head you can eliminate some of the decrease stitches in round 19.

Round 21. Repeat round 20, change to color B. (37 hdc)

Round 22. Repeat round 20.

Round 23. Ch 1, sc in same sp as ch 1, sc around. Sl st in top of 1st sc. Please check the size of your hat and don’t crochet too tightly! (37 sc)

Round 24. Repeat round 23.

Round 25. Sl st around being careful not to get your sl st too tight! Another option, reverse sc around.

Fasten off.

For Your Information: This hat requires a lot of yarn! I used almost 12 ounces of one color and 12 of the other color. Please make sure you have enough yarn for this hat. I used leftovers of Red Heart, a more lightweight yarn doesn't hold its shape as well.

This hat is usually done in multi colors that are either very bright or muted tones. I would make this hat in black for people who held professional jobs and sometimes needed to contain their dreads for a more polished look. This hat was made for men and women who had dreads that were either very thick or very, very long!

I have had someone stuff this hat with toilet paper because they didn't have enough dreads to fill it out! Crazy!

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