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Home : Patterns : Metropolitan Ave. Hat

Free Crochet Pattern: Metropolitan Ave. Hat

Lion Brand® Unique
Pattern #: L30150E
Rating: *****4.4 (based on 14 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

Finished circumference: About 19 in. (48.5 cm) around, hat will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 755-205: Unique Yarn: Grapevine
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Harvest Garden Oceania Passion Fruit Moonshadows Grapevine Potpourri Jewel
Mirage Cornucopia Circus Oasis
*Unique (Article #755). 100% Acrylic; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (109yds/100m) pull skeins

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•  755-205 Unique Yarn: Grapevine
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Metropolitan Ave. Hat

Lion Brand® Unique


9 1/2 hdc = 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


Hdc2tog (hdc 2 sts together) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.


Hat Band is worked back and forth in rows, then last row is joined to first row to form a ring. The first rnd of Hat Body is worked across one long side of band.


Ch 8.
Row 1:
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 7 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.
Rep Row 2 until piece measures about 19 in. (48.5 cm) from beg.
Hold first and last row together, with sts matching.
Joining Row: Ch 1, turn, working through both thicknesses, slip st in each st across to join. Do not fasten off.
Rnd 1:
Ch 1, working in the ends of rows across one long side of band, work 48 sc evenly spaced around; join with sl st in first st - 48 sts.
Rnds 2-9: Ch 2, (counts as first hdc in this rnd and in all following rnds), hdc in each st around; join with sl st to beg ch.
Shape Crown (Top of Hat)
Rnd 10:
Ch 2, hdc in next st, hdc2tog, *hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * to end of rnd; join with sl st in beg ch - 36 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 11: Ch 2, hdc2tog, *hdc in next st, hdc2tog; rep from * to end of rnd; join with sl st in beg ch - 24 sts.
Rnd 12: Ch 2, yarn over, insert hook into next st, yarn over, draw up a loop, yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook (1 st decreased), hdc2tog around; join with sl st in beg ch - 12 sts.
Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail.
Thread yarn tail through sts of last rnd and pull to gather. Knot securely.

Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch st(s) = stitch(es)

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.4 (based on 14 reviews)
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Uses more than one ball! Reviewed by Maria A-N on 2015-09-22 ***
Great yarn in beautiful colors. I like the fact that there is vertical ribbing and then the rest is done horizontally. There were two issues. First it was a little tricky to evenly space the 48 SC for the first horizontal row. More importantly, one ball of Unique yarn was just short by a few rows. To be safe, purchase 2 if you want to follow this pattern. Makes a great gift and works up quickly.

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