Hey Lovelies! Have you seen Anchor Summer Fashion 2020? If you haven't watched, check this out! https://youtu.be/NoKEAm-ULJk?t=83 This video is powered by Anchor in collaboration with India Yarn Circle (IYC). In that, I made this Sencilla Summer Hat, which is very useful in summer and protects our face from scorching sun! This hat is my dream project. I just sketched this hat's outcome before making it. I decided to make it in minimalistic color and I also kept my costume in minimalistic way! This hat is so simple and beginner friendly. I enjoyed making this hat! Skill Level: Beginner Materials used: • Anchor knitting cotton - 4060 - color: 926 Anchor knitting cotton - 4057 - color: 368 (Used for rose and belt) (Obviously, any cotton yarn above 4ply thickness will work) • Hook size: 2.75mm Choose hook size according to your yarn • Yarn needle • Stitch marker Recommended crochet supplies: Abbreviation: • sl - slip • ch - chain • sc – single crochet • hdc – half double crochet • dc – double crochet • st(s) - stitch(es) • rep - repeat • *_* - Repeat stitches inside this star • inc - increase • MR- magic ring • FL – front loop dc inc – 2 dc in same st hdc inc – 2 hdc in same st Size Chart: Pattern: Hat Base: sl knot, ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a ring (If you are comfortable with MR, you can use that) round 1: ch3(always counts as 1 dc throughout this pattern), 11 dc in center ring, at last- sl st in 3rd chain of ch3. round 2: ch3, 1dc in same st (where sl st is made in previous row), 2dc in each st till end, at last- sl st in 3rd chain of ch3. (2dc in each st) round 3: ch3, *dc inc in next st, 1dc in next st* - rep till end, at last- sl st in 3rd chain of ch3. (1dc, 2dc, 1dc, 2dc, …) round 4: ch3, 1dc in same st (where sl st is made in previous row), *1dc in next st, 1dc in next st, dc inc in next st* - rep till end, at last- sl st in 3rd chain of ch3. (2dc, 1dc, 1dc, 2dc, 1dc, 1dc, …) round 5: (1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 2dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 2dc, …) round 6: (2dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 2dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, …) round 7: (1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 2dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 2dc, …) round 8: (2dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 2dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, …) (I made this in adult small size. So, I stopped at this round. If you want bigger size than mine, continue in this manner till you reach your desired head size. If you are making this hat for babies, you need not to continue till round 8. Check the measurement chart and work accordingly.) Note the round in which you are stopping. In my case (inc, 6dc(s), inc, 6 dc(s), …) Tip: how to measure head size? After making hat base (rounds) measure that circle, when you get your desired crown size (refer chart), stop the base round and continue body of the hat. Hat Body: round 9: ch3, *1dc on each st* - rep till end, at last- sl st in 3rd chain of ch3. rep round 9 until you reach your hat height. I worked till round 20 for my size. It’s up to you, everyone’s forehead size will be different. So, at this point, take your hook off, try it on your head. Or you can follow the hat height mentioned in the chart. Come on, if you are making this hat for yourself, you can try it. Put it on your head. Wow! you look so beautiful! Brim: • ch1, 1hdc on same st, 1 FL hdc in each st till end, ch 60 (you can make any number of ch(s), these chains will turn into a bow), sl st in 1st hdc. Note: ch(s) you are making in this row, determines the width of the bow. I mean, bow size from left to right. If you want a huge bow, you can increase the number of ch(s). After this round, we will not make sl st at the end to join the end. We will work in round without joining. Also note where you have stopped at the hat base. (In my case, I stopped at round 8 which is inc, 6 dc(s), inc, 6dc(s), ….) • Now, in this round, work (7hdc inc, 7hdc(s), 7hdc inc, 7 hdc(s), ….) Note: You also have to work on the ch(s) you made. • Next round, work (8hdc inc, 8hdc(s), 8hdc inc, 8 hdc(s), ….) • Next round, work (9hdc inc, 9hdc(s), 9hdc inc, 9 hdc(s), ….) • Work in this style, until you get desired brim size. Note that, if you want to increase your brim size, simultaneously your bow size will increase. Last Round: Work 1sl st on each st (work tightly). This will make your brim stiff and sturdy. Bow formation: You will get a large hole, where you have made extra ch(s). We are going to convert that into a beautiful bow. Fold your brim twice of both sides. Keep everything in place and sew it with hat body using yarn needle (refer images) To cover joining portion of the brim: Take same color yarn, • ch6, sc from 2nd ch from hook till end, • *ch1, turn, 1sc on each st* - rep 9 more times (You will get a small strip) By using this strip, cover the joining portion of the bow and sew it using yarn needle. After joining everything, Try it on your head. Your Sencilla summer hat is ready. Attach any applique if you like. If you want to try the same rose applique which I have used: https://www.yarntoart.com/post/rose-applique Attach belt if you want, just make ch(s) and dc(s) to make that. check out my other appliques : Bow: https://www.yarntoart.com/post/bow-headband You can also use this appliques on hat! If you want to download this pattern : Ravelry Store Voila!!! Pretty!!! Your Sencilla Summer Hat is ready !!! 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