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This pattern is worked from the band ribbing up to top. A pom may be added to this but isn’t written as part of the pattern.
Adjust measurements per sizing chart.
· 2 colours of your choice, Medium weight 
· 5.0mm Crochet Hook
· Tapestry needle
HDC: Half Double Crochet
BLO: Back Loops Only
SC: Single Crochet
SLST: Slip Stitch
SC2Tog: Single Crochet Two Together
With Colour A: Ch 9.
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in each remaining ch. Turn. (8 sts) Row 2: Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Working in Back Loops Only, hdc in next 6 sts. Hdc in last st going through both loops. Turn. (8 sts)
Repeat row two until your band reaches the length to desired sizing. To measure, flatten the band and stretch out to flat.
Fold long piece in half and sl st up the side, making a band. Turn so the seam is on the inside and your loop is at the top.
1. Ch 1. Sc in across the top of the band, should be approx. 75 sts for an adult large. Join with a sl st. 2. SC in each st around, join with a slst
Repeat row 2 until length of work is approximately half of the total height desired.
Change to colour B:
Continue repeating row 2 until length measures desired total height in sizing chart.
Begin closing the hat:
In the next row: sc2tog around, join with a slst, bind off leaving a very long tail.
Turn the hat inside-out. Using the tail, sew a loose running stitch across the top of the hat. Cinch it tight to close the hat and weave in the end well and firmly. Turn back right-side out. Weave in ends
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