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Adult Flapper Girl Hat
Adult Flapper Girl Hat

Adult Flapper Girl Hat. This is the larger 22" size, shown on Hedy, a smaller 20" head form.

© Eileen Casey, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Fun and frolics abound in this 1920s-inspired cloche hat. Based on the popularity of the Flapper Girl Ruffled Hat, here is the adult-sized version!

Materials:

  • 1 hank of Cascade 220 in shade 4002 Jet, or about 130 (150) yards of medium weight yarn of your choice
  • 1 hank of Cascade 220 in shade 8401 Silver Grey, or about 70 (80) yards of medium weight yarn of your choice
  • 1 pair size 7 US (4.5 mm) needles
  • 1 16 inch circular needle size 7 US (4.5 mm)
  • crochet hook, yarn needle, stitch marker and tape measure

Gauge:

5.5 stitches and 8 rows to 1 inch over Blackberry Stitch pattern.

Sizes:

Adult (Large Adult) circumference: 20 (22) inches (Note: the brim makes the hat flare out at the bottom -- if in doubt about which size to use, size down) Instructions given for smallest size with larger sizes in parentheses.

Sample knit in Large Adult size (shown on a smaller Adult sized head form), by Eileen Casey.

Beginning the Hat:

  1. Using straight needles, cast on 114 (122) stitches and knit 1 row. Knit the first and last stitch on every right side row, and purl the first and last stitch on every wrong side row. These are the selvedge stitches and are not included in the pattern; all directions apply to the 112 (120) stitches between the selvedges.
  2. Work in Blackberry Stitch pattern as follows:

    Row 1 (right side): Purl.

    Row 2: *(K1, P1, K1) all in next stitch, P3tog. Repeat from * to end.

    Row 3: Purl.

    Row 4: *P3tog, (K1, P1, K1) all in next stitch. Repeat from * to end.

  3. Continue in pattern until piece measure 5.5 inches, ending with a wrong side row (either Row 2 or 4 of pattern).

Shape the Crown:

For Adult size, work steps 1-10, then skip to step 13.

For Large Adult size, work all steps.

  1. *Work 4-decrease (see below), purl 23 (25). Repeat from * to end.
  2. Work in Blackberry Stitch.
  3. *Work 4-decrease, purl 19 (21). Repeat from * to end.
  4. Work in Blackberry Stitch.
  5. *Work 4-decrease, purl 15 (17). Repeat from * to end.
  6. Work in Blackberry Stitch.
  7. *Work 4-decrease, purl 11 (13). Repeat from * to end.
  8. Work in Blackberry Stitch.
  9. *Work 4-decrease, purl 7 (9). Repeat from * to end.
  10. Work in Blackberry Stitch.
  11. *Work 4-decrease, purl -- (5). Repeat from * to end.
  12. Work in Blackberry Stitch.
  13. P2tog across row.

4-decrease is as follows: slip 2 purlwise, P3tog, pass 2 slipped stitches over. Four stitches have been decreased.

Cut yarn, draw through stitches left on needle and pull tight to close the hat.

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