Making a 'Plarn' Summer Hat

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Use plarn plastic bag yarn to make a cute summer hat. This is a page about making a plarn hat.
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Summer is coming! Before you go out, don't forget the sunscreen lotion and the brim hat to protect your skin and hair from the Sun. Remember: Safety First! Enjoy!

In this summer hat I made, I used sc, dc, tr, and trtr.

Approximate Time: 3 to 4 hours

Supplies:

Instructions:

Start from the top of the hat

Crown:

  1. Start ch 5, sl st to join to make a ring.

  2. Round 1: *ch 2 (this is counted as 1 dc), 11 dc in ring (12 dc total), sl st to the top of *.

  3. Round 2: *ch 2, 2 dc in each st up to the last st (24 dc total), sl st to the top of *.

  4. Round 3: *ch 2, 2 dc in the first st, dc in the next st, alt up to the last st, sl st to the top of *. (37 dc total)

  5. Round 4: *ch2, 1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, dc in each st in the next 2 st, 2 dc in the next st, dc in each st in the next 2 st, alt up to the last st, sl st to the top of*. (50 dc total)
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  6. Round 5: *ch 2, dc in each st in the next 3 st, 2 dc in the next st, dc in each st in the next 3 st, alt up to the last st, sl st to the top of *. (61 dc total)

  7. Round 6: *ch 2, dc in each st in the next 5 st, 2 dc in the next st, alt up to the last st, sl st to the top of *. (72 dc total)

  8. Round 7: *ch 2, dc in each st in the next 6 st, 2 dc in the next st, alt up to the last st, sl st to the top of*. (82 dc total)

  9. Round 8: *ch 2, dc in each st in the next 7 st, 2 dc in the next st, alt up to the last st, sl st to the top of *. (94 dc total)

  10. Round 9: *ch3, tr in each st up to the last st, sl st to the top of *. (94 tr total)

  11. Round 10 to 13: repeat round 9.

  12. Round 14: *ch3, tr in each st in the next st, 2tr in the next 24 st, alt up to the last st, sl st to the top of *. (102 tr total)
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  13. Round 15: repeat round 14.

  14. Round 16: (this gives the "wavy effect" of the brim) *ch 2, sc in each st in the next 6 st, ch 3, skip 1 st then proceed sc in each st in the next 6 st, do this alt up to the last st, sl st to the top of *.

  15. Round 17: *ch 2, sc in each st in the next 6 st, ch 5 then proceed sc in each st in the next 6 st (overleaping those ch 3 you made in round 16), do this alt up to the last st, sl st to the top of*.

    Brim

  16. Round 18: *ch 4, trtr in each st up to the last st, sl st to the top of *. (160trtr total)

  17. Round 19: *ch 4, trtr in each st in the next 9 st, 2 trtr in the next st, do it alt up to the last st, sl st to the top of *. (176trtr total)
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  18. Round 20: *ch 4, trtr in each st in the next 10 st, 2 trtr in the next st, alt up to the last st, sl st to the top of *. ( 192 trtr total)

  19. Round 21: *ch 3, tr in each st in the next 11 st, 2 tr in the next st, do it alt up to the last st, sl st to the top of *. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Floral Decoration:

First Layer:

  1. Start ch 5, sl st to join to make a ring.

  2. Round 1: *ch 4, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, sl st to the second ch of *. ( Makes 7 petal holes)

  3. Round 2: *ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st petal hole, ch1, 3 dc in the next petal hole, ch 1, 3 dc in the next petal hole, do the same pattern up to the last petal hole, sl st to the top of *.
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  4. Round 3: *ch 2, 2 dc in each st in the next 2 st, ch 2, skip 1 st, 2 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, ch 2 skip 1 st then proceed, 2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st (do this alt up to the last st), sl st to the top of *.

  5. Round 4/edging: ch 3, (skip1 st) sc, ch 3 (skip 1 st) sc, do it alt up to the last st. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Second Layer:

Join to the ring of the first layer of the flower.

  1. Round 1: To make petal holes for the second layer: insert your crochet hook to the center hole of the first layer of the flower then to one of the petal hole, hook your plarn then yarn over, *ch 4, dc to the next petal hole, ch 2, dc to the next petal hole, ch 2, dc to the next petal hole, ch 2 (do this up to the last petal hole of the first layer flower), sl st to the second ch of *.

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  2. Round 2: *ch 2 (counted as 1 dc), 2 dc to the first petal hole, ch 2, 3 dc in the next petal hole, ch 2 do this up to the last petal hole, sl st to the top of *.

  3. Round 3/edging: ch 3, (skip 1 st) sc, ch 3 (skip 1 st), sc, do it alt up to the last st. Fasten off and weave in ends.

  4. *Sew the flower in to the hat using sack needle and plarn as thread.

By Nelly from Estacada, OR

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August 13, 2013

I am not familiar with the meaning of "tr" and "trtr'. I love the hat! I want to make one.

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