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Free Crochet Pattern: Lion Tamer/Safari Hat

Lion Brand® Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton
Pattern #: L10580
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

Finished Circumference About 22 in. (56 cm)



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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Make this fun circus-inspired hat for Halloween! Pair it with our baby Lion Mane for a parent/child or sibling costume idea! Designed by Christen Haden.

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Color (A)
Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton

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Color (B)
Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton

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Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton
Almond Strawberry Blueberry Khaki Pecan Spice Espresso Mustard
Pistachio Olive Berry Jam
*Nature's Choice Organic Cotton (Article #480). 100% Organically Grown Cotton; package size: Solids: 3 oz. (85 g), 103 yd. (94 m)
Prints: 2.75 oz. (78 g), 94 yd. (86 m)

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  480-098 Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn : Almond
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$ 25.47  
Note: (A)
•  480-158 Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn: Mustard
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$ 8.49  
Note: (B)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Lion Tamer/Safari Hat

Lion Brand® Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton

GAUGE:

12 sc + 14 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm).

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

NOTES:

1. Hat is worked in joined rnds from the top down. Join at the end of each rnd, but do not turn.
2. After Brim is worked, it is folded and secured to form a double layer.
3. Hat is embellished with a Band and a ‘Button’. Band and ‘Button’ are sewn to Hat with decorative backstitches, worked in contrasting color.


HAT

With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1 (RS): Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st in first sc – 6 sc at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc – 12 sc at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in next st) 6 times; join with sl st in first sc – 18 sc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts) 6 times; join with sl st in first sc – 24 sc.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts) 6 times; join with sl st in first sc – 30 sc.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts) 6 times; join with sl st in first sc – 36 sc.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts) 6 times; join with sl st in first sc – 42 sc.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts) 6 times; join with sl st in first sc – 48 sc.
Rnd 9: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 15 sts) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc – 51 sc.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 16 sts) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc – 54 sc.
Rnd 11: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 17 sts) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc – 57 sc.
Rnd 12: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 18 sts) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc – 60 sc.
Rnd 13: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 19 sts) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc – 63 sc.
Rnd 14: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 20 sts) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc – 66 sc.
Rnds 15–23: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.

Brim
Rnd 24:
Ch 1, working in front loops only, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 10 sts) 6 times; join with sl st in first sc – 72 sc.
Rnd 25: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 11 sts) 6 times; join with sl st in first sc – 78 sc.
Rnd 26: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 12 sts) 6 times; join with sl st in first sc – 84 sc.
Rnd 27: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 13 sts) 6 times; join with sl st in first sc – 90 sc.
Rnd 28: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 14 sts) 6 times; join with sl st in first sc – 96 sc.
Rnd 29: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 15 sts) 6 times; join with sl st in first sc – 102 sc.
Rnd 30: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 31 (Foldline): Ch 1, working in front loops only, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 32: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sts, sc2tog, (sc in next 15 sts, sc2tog) 5 times, sc in last 9 sts; join with sl st in first sc – 96 sc.
Rnd 33: Ch 1, sc in first 13 sts, sc2tog, (sc in next 14 sts, sc2tog) 5 times, sc in last st; join with sl st in first sc – 90 sc.
Rnd 34: Ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, sc2tog, (sc in next 13 sts, sc2tog) 5 times, sc in last 9 sts; join with sl st in first sc – 84 sc.
Rnd 35: Ch 1, sc in first 10 sts, sc2tog, (sc in next 12 sts, sc2tog) 5 times, sc in last 2 sts; join with sl st in first sc – 78 sc.
Rnd 36: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, sc2tog, (sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog) 5 times, sc in last 9 sts; join with sl st in first sc – 72 sc.
Rnd 37: Ch 1, sc in first 7 sts, sc2tog, (sc in next 10 sts, sc2tog) 5 times, sc in last 3 sts; join with sl st in first sc – 66 sc.
Fold brim along foldline to the inside of Hat, along Rnd 31, matching the sts of Rnd 37 to the unworked back loops of Rnd 23.

Rnd 38: Working through both thicknesses, and inserting hook into next st of Rnd 37 and corresponding back loop of Rnd 23, sl st in each st around. Fasten off.

Reinforce Brim
Flatten brim thoroughly, matching the sts of the top layer and the bottom layer. Work from top side of brim, and begin in any st of the rnd below the foldline. Hold working yarn on underside of brim.

Sl St Rnd: Insert empty hook through both layers, from topside to underside; leaving a long tail, yarn over and draw loop through to topside, *insert hook through both layers of next st, yarn over and draw loop through to top side and through loop on hook (sl st made); repeat from * around. Fasten off.

Note: For additional reinforcement, work Sl St Rnd around additional rnds of brim, as desired.

BAND
With A, ch 70.
Rnd 1:
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across to last ch, (sc, dc, ch 2, sl st in dc just made, dc, sc) in last ch; working across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in next 68 ch. Fasten off.

‘BUTTON’
With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 11 dc in 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st in first dc. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Wrap Band around Hat, just above brim. With B, backstitch Band to Hat, sewing all the way around both long edges of the Band. With B, back stitch ‘Button’ to top of Hat, sewing all the way around the edge of the ‘Button’.

Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch(s) = chain(s) dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sc = single crochet sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
sl st = slip stitch  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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Lion Tamer/Safari Hat Reviewed by Marie Hall on 2012-10-13 *****
This is really cute. However, I might consider continuing the mane down the back, but making the strands a little shorter.


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