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Abbreviations:

MR=magic ring

ch=chain

ss=slip stitch

sc=single crochet

BLO=back loop only

hdc=half double crochet

fphdc=front post half double crochet

bphdc=back post half double crochet

dc=double crochet

fpdc=front post double crochet

bpdc=back post double crochet

fpdc2tog=front post double crochet 2 stitches together (SEE PICTURES 7-9)

FO=fasten off

Slouchy Pumpkin Beret

Size Note: All sizes begin the same way. If rounds apply only certain sizes it will be listed between * in BOLD at the beginning of the round. This pattern can be made to fit babies, toddlers, children, teens/adults.

Materials:

Minimal brown worsted weight yarn

Scrap of green worsted weight yarn

365 yds of orange yarn (for adult size)

5mm hook

3.5mm hook

Tapestry needle

Pattern:

*using brown yarn for stem*

Rnd 1: 6 sc into MR, join with ss. (6 sc)

 

Rnd 2: ch 1, BLO sc in same stitch as join, BLO sc in next 5 sc, join with ss. (6 stitches)

 

Rnd 3: ch 1, 2 sc in same stitch as join, sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc, join with ss. (7 stitches)

 

Rnd 4: ch 1, 2 sc in same stitch as join, sc in next  2 sc, sc2tog, sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc, join with ss. (8 stitches)

 

Rnd 5: ch 1, 2 sc in same stitch as join, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc, join with ss. (9 stitches)

 

Rnd 6: ch 1, 2 sc in same stitch as join, sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc, join with ss. (10 stitches) 

 

Rnd 7-9: ch 1, 2 sc in same stitch as join, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc, join with ss. (10 stitches)

*SEE PICTURE BELOW*

*change to orange yarn*

Rnd 10: ch 1, 2 BLO hdc in same stitch as join, 2 BLO hdc in each stitch around, join with ss. (20 stitches) *SEE PICTURE BELOW*

Rnd 11: ch 2, 2 fpdc around same stitch as join, (fpdc, dc) in next stitch, *2 fpdc around next stitch, (fpdc, dc) in next stitch*, repeat *to* around, join with ss. (40 stitches) *SEE PICTURES BELOW*

Rnd 12: ch 2, 2 fpdc in same stitch as join, fpdc around next stitch, 2 fpdc around next stitch, dc in next stitch, *2 fpdc around next stitch, fpdc around next stitch, 2 fpdc around next stitch, dc in next stitch,*, repeat *to* around, join with ss. (60 stitches) *SEE PICTURES BELOW*

Rnd 13: (for baby size stop after this Rnd and skip to Rnd 17)ch 2, fpdc around same stitch as join, fpdc around next stitch, 2 fpdc around next stitch, fpdc around next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, *fpdc around next 2 stitches, 2 fpdc around next stitch, fpdc around next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch,*, repeat *to* around, join with ss. (80 stitches)

 

Rnd 14 (for toddler size stop after this Rnd and skip to Rnd 17) : ch 2, 2 fpdc around same stitch as join, fpdc around next 4 stitches, 2 fpdc around next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches, *2 fpdc around next stitch, fpdc around next 4 stitches, 2 fpdc around next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches*, repeat *to* around, join with ss. (100 stitches)

 

Rnd 15: (for child size stop after this Rnd and skip to Rnd 17) ch 2, 2 fpdc around same stitch as join, fpdc around next 6 stitches, 2 fpdc around next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches, *2 fpdc around next stitch, fpdc around next 6 stitches, 2 fpdc around next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches*, repeat *to* around, join with ss. (120 stitches)

 

Rnd 16 (for teen/adult size) : ch 2, 2 fpdc around same stitch as join, fpdc around next 8stitches, 2 fpdc around next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches, *2 fpdc around next stitch, fpdc around next 8 stitches, 2 fpdc around next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches*, repeat *to* around, join with ss. (140 stitches)

Rnd 17: ch 2, fpdc around same stitch as join, fpdc around next (5, 7, 9, 11) stitches, dc in next 2 stitches, *fpdc around next (6, 8, 10, 12) stitches, dc in next 2 stitches*, repeat *to* around, join with ss. (80, 100, 120, 140 stitches)

*For baby size repeat Rnd 17 8 more times and skip to Rnd--, for toddler size repeat Rnd 17 10 more times and skip to Rnd 20, for child size repeat Rnd 17 12 more times and skip to Rnd 19, for teen/adult size repeat Rnd 17 14 more times.*

*NOTE: When completing Round 17 and its designated number of repeats, you will notice that the crown of the hat gets HUGE. This is NOT A MISTAKE! It is to allow the sections to curve. The hat will be pulled in rapidly when the decrease rounds begin- Rnds 18-22 depending on which size you are making. *SEE PICTURES BELOW for decrease tutorial*

 YO and insert hook behind the 1st stitch, YO and draw through 2 loops leaving 2 loops on your hook.

YO and insert hook behind 2nd stitch, YO and draw through 2 loops leaving 3 loops on your hook. 

YO and draw through remaining 3 loops on your hook to complete the decrease (fpdc2tog).

Rnd 18: *adult/teen size only* ch 2, beginning with same stitch as join *fpdc2tog, fpdc around next 8 stitches, fpdc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches,* repeat *to* around, join with ss. (120 stitches)

 

Rnd 19: *adult/teen and child size only* ch 2, beginning with same stitch as join *fpdc2tog, fpdc around next 6 stitches, fpdc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches, * repeat *to* around, join with ss. (100 stitches)

 

Rnd 20: *adult/teen, child, toddler size only* ch 2, beginning with same stitch as join *fpdc2tog, fpdc around next 4 stitches, fpdc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches,* repeat *to* around, join with ss. (80 stitches)

 

Rnd 21: *all sizes* ch 2, beginning with same stitch as join *fpdc around next 2 stitches, fpdc2tog, fpdc around next 2 stitches, dc in next 2 stitches,* repeat *to* around, join with ss. (70 stitches)

 

Rnd 22: *all sizes, adult size skip to Rnd 23 after this Rnd, child size skip to Rnd 24 after this Rnd, toddler size skip to Rnd 25 after this Rnd, baby size skip to Rnd 26 after this Rnd* ch 2, beginning with same stitch as join *fpdc around next stitch, fpdc2tog, fpdc around next 2 stitches, dc in next 2 stitches,* repeat *to* around, join with ss. (60 stitches)

 

*change to brown yarn*

Rnd 23: *adult size only, for adult size skip to Rnd 27* ch 1, beginning in same stitch as join BLO hdc in each stitch around, join with ss. (60 stitches)

 

Rnd 24: *child size only, for child size skip to Rnd 27* ch 1, beginning in same stitch as join *BLO hdc in next 13 stitches, BLO hdc2tog* repeat *to* around, join with ss. (56 stitches)

 

Rnd 25: *toddler size only, for toddler size skip to Rnd 27* ch 1, beginning in same stitch as join *BLO hdc in next 3 stitches, BLO hdc2tog* repeat *to* around, join with ss. (48 stitches)

 

Rnd 26:*baby size only, for baby size skip to Rnd 27* ch 1, beginning in same stitch as join *BLO hdc in next stitch, BLO hdc2tog* repeat *to* around, join with ss. (40 stitches)

 

Rnd 27: *all sizes* ch 1, beginning in same stitch as join *fphdc in next 2 stitches, bphdc in next 2 stitches*, repeat *to* around, join with ss. (40, 48, 56, 60 stitches)

 

Rnd 28: *all sizes* ch 1, beginning in same stitch as join *bphdc in next 2 stitches, fphdc in next 2 stitches*, repeat *to* around, join with ss. (40, 48, 56, 60 stitches)*SEE PICTURE BELOW*

*baby size repeat Rnd 27-28 1 more time, toddler/child size repeat Rnd 27-28 2 more times, adult size repeat 3 more times*

bpdc will always go around fpdc from previous round while fpdc will always go around bpdc from previous round. This will create the basket weave texture of the band.

FO and weave in all ends.

 

Finishing:  

Curly Vine Embellishment: *using 3.5mm hook* ch 20, ss in 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc in next 17 ch, sc in last ch, FO

Attach to top of hat at base of stem. Weave in ends. *SEE PICTURES BELOW*

The multiple sc in each ch will cause the chain to curl naturally.

Attach the curl at the base of the stem. 

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