Up North Star Stitch Cap

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The star stitch is the star in this cap pattern, and we think it’s quite the stylish accessory. Stay warm and fashionable at the same time when you crochet this pattern for yourself or a friend.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Newborn (0-3 Months, 3-6 Months, 6-12 Months, Toddler, Child, Teen/Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult)

12½ (14, 15, 16, 17¼, 18¼, 19½, 20½, 21¾)” hat circumference x 5¼ (5¾, 6¼, 6 ½, 7¼, 7½, 7 ¾, 8, 8¼) hat height, to fit 13-14 (14-16, 15-17, 16-18, 18-19, 19-21, 21-22, 22-23, 23-24)” head circumference

Gauge: 14 sts and 11 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Hdc; 8 complete Star Stitches = 4″ [10 cm]; 4 complete rows of Star Stitches = 3″ [7.5 cm]

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Red Heart Super Saver (100% Acrylic; 364 yards [333 meters]/198 grams): 136 Soft White, 1 skein.

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle; two ¾” buttons (optional)

Abbreviations

ch = chain

sk = skip

st(s) = stitch(es)

sl st = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together

hdc = half double crochet

hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 stitches together

yo = yarn over

rnd(s) = round(s)

Special Stitches

Star Stitch

To work the first Star Stitch in the round

Ch 2, draw up a loop in the 2nd ch from hook, draw up a loop in the backloop of the same st as starting ch, draw up loop in the backloop of each of the next 2 sts (5 loops on hook), yo, draw through all 5 loops, ch 1 to close the Star (first Star Stitch made).

Pattern Notes

This hat can be started with a Magic Ring or with the instructions given in Rnd 1.

The beginning ch does NOT count as a st unless otherwise directed.

Each rnd is started in the same st as your beginning ch unless otherwise directed.

The end of each rnd is joined by slip stitching in the first st of the rnd, not the beginning ch.

Please read all notes before you begin.

Pattern

Size Newborn only

Ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 9 hdc in the 2nd ch from hook, join in first hdc – 9 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around – 18 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st; rep from * around, join – 27 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 2 stitches* repeat around, join – 36 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, hdc in first 4 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 st; rep from * around, join – 44 sts.

Rnd 6: Working in backloop only, ch 2, work Star Stitch around, join in the top of the first Star Stitch – 22 half stars.

Rnd 7: Working in the ch-1 sp only, ch 1, 3 hdc in first ch-1 sp, *2 hdc in next 2 ch-1 sp, 3 hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around, join in first hdc – 52 hdc, 26 complete stars.

Rnd 8: Working in backloop only, ch 2, work Star Stitch around, join – 26 half stars.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each ch-1 sp around, join – 52 hdc, 26 complete stars.

Rnds 10-13: Rep Rnds 8-9, twice.

Rnd 14: Working in backloop only, ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, *sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around, join in first sc – 44 sts.

Fasten off and continue to Visor.

Visor

With RS of Hat facing, locate the front 14 sts and join in the rightmost st.
Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in the same st, hdc in the next 13 sts, turn – 14 sts.
Row 2: Sk 1 st, sc in next st, *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * to last 3 sts, sc in next st, sc2tog, turn – 17 sts
Row 3: Sk 1 st, hdc in next st, hdc in next 13 sts, hdc2tog, do not turn, continue with final round of sc –15 sts.

Final Rnd of SC: Sl st in the same sp as the last st of Row 3, sc in the end of the next 2 rows and continue working around the Hat, sc in each st. When you get back to the Visor, sc in the end of each row and in each hdc across the front of the visor back to where you started. Make an invisible join and weave in your ends.

Button Band (Optional): Ch 23, work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch to end, work 5 sc in last ch, working the opposite side of the ch, sc in each ch across, 2 sc in last ch (same sp as the first 3 sc), make an invisible join and fasten off leaving a lengthy tail. Use the tail to sew the band on above the visor. Attach buttons on both ends of the band.

Size 0-3 months only

Ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 9 hdc in the 2nd ch from hook, join in first hdc – 9 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around – 18 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st; rep from * around, join – 27 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 2 stitches* repeat around, join – 36 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, join – 45 sts.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 4 sts; rep from * around, join – 54 sts.

Rnd 7: Working in backloop only, ch 2, work Star Stitch around, join in the top of the first Star Stitch – 27 half stars.

Rnd 8: Working in the ch-1 sp only, ch 1, 3 hdc in first ch-1 sp, 2 hdc in next 13 ch-1 sp, 3 hdc in next ch-1 sp, 2 hdc in rem ch-1 sp, join in first hdc – 56 hdc, 27 complete stars.

Rnd 9: Working in backloop only, ch 2, work Star Stitch around, join – 28 half stars.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each ch-1 sp around, join – 56 hdc, 28 complete stars.

Rnds 11-14: Rep Rnds 9-10 twice.

Rnd 15: Working in backloops only, ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * around, join in first sc – 48 sts.

Fasten off and continue to Visor.

Visor

With RS of Hat facing, locate the front 16 st and join in the rightmost st.

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in the same st, hdc in the next 15 sts, turn – 16 sts.

Row 2: Sk 1 st, sc in next 2 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * to last 3 sts, sc in next st, sc2tog, turn – 19 sts.

Row 3: Sk 1 st, hdc in next st, hdc in next 15 sts, hdc2tog, do not turn, continue with final round of sc – 17 sts

Final Rnd of SC: Sl st in the same sp as the last st of Row 3, sc in the end of the next 2 rows and continue working around the Hat, sc in each st. When you get back to the visor, sc in the end of each row and in each hdc across the front of the visor back to where you started. Make an invisible join and weave in your ends.

Button Band (Optional): Ch 25, work 3 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in each ch to end, work 5 sc in last ch, working the opposite side of the ch, sc in each ch across, 2 sc in last ch (same sp as the first 3 sc), make an invisible join and fasten off leaving a lengthy tail. Use the tail to sew the band on above the visor. Attach buttons on both ends of the band.

Size 3-6 months only

Ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 9 hdc in the 2nd ch from hook, join in first hdc – 9 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around – 18 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st; rep from * around, join – 27 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 2 stitches* repeat around, join – 36 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, join – 45 sts.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 4 sts; rep from * around, join – 54 sts.

Rnd 7: Working in backloops only, ch 2, work Star Stitch around, join in the top of the first Star Stitch – 27 half stars.

Rnd 8: Working in the ch-1 sp only, ch 1, 2 hdc in first 3 ch-1 sp, *3 hdc in next ch-1 sp, 2 hdc in next 3 ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, join in first hdc – 60 hdc, 27 complete stars.

Rnd 9: Working in backloop only, ch 2, work Star Stitch around, join – 30 half stars.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each ch-1 sp around, join – 60 hdc, 30 complete stars.

Rnds 11-14: Rep Rnds 9-10 twice.

Rnd 15: Working in backloops only, ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, *sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * around, join in first sc – 52 sts.

Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join – 52 sts.

Fasten off and continue to Visor.

Visor

With RS of Hat facing, locate the front 18 st and join in the rightmost st.

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in the same st, hdc in the next 17 sts, turn – 18 sts.

Row 2: Sk 1 st, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn – 21 sts.

Row 3: Sk 1 st, hdc in next st, hdc in next 17 sts, hdc2tog, do not turn, continue with final round of sc – 19 sts.

Final Round of SC: Sl st in the same sp as the last st of Row 3, sc in the end of the next 2 rows and continue working around the Hat, sc in each st. When you get back to the visor, sc in the end of each row and in each hdc across the front of the visor back to where you started. Make an invisible join and weave in your ends.

Button Band (Optional): Ch 27, work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch to end, work 5 sc in last ch, working the opposite side of the ch, sc in each ch across, 2 sc in last ch (same sp as the first 3 sc), make an invisible join and fasten off leaving a lengthy tail. Use the tail to sew the band on above the visor. Attach buttons on both ends of the band.

Size 6-12 months only

Ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 9 hdc in the 2nd ch from hook, join in first hdc – 9 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around – 18 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st; rep from * around, join – 27 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 2 stitches* repeat around, join – 36 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, join – 45 sts.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 4 sts; rep from * around, join – 54 sts.

Rnd 7: Working in backloops only, ch 2, work Star Stitch around, join in the top of the first Star Stitch – 27 half stars.

Rnd 8: Working in the ch-1 sp only, ch 1, 3 hdc in first 2 ch-1 sp, 2 hdc in next ch-1 sp, *3 hdc in next ch-1 sp, 2 hdc in next 2 ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, join in first hdc – 64 hdc, 27 complete stars.

Rnd 9: Working in backloop only, ch 2, work Star Stitch around, join – 32 half stars.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each ch-1 sp around, join – 64 hdc, 32 complete stars.

Rnds 11-16: Rep Rnds 9-10, 3 times.

Rnd 17: Working in backloops only, ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts; rep from * around, join in first sc – 56 sts.

Fasten off and continue to Visor.

Visor

With RS of Hat facing, locate the front 20 st and join in the rightmost st.

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in the same st, hdc in the next 19 sts, turn – 20 sts.

Row 2: Sk 1 st, sc in next 2 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn – 23 sts.

Row 3: Sk 1 st, hdc in next st, hdc in next 19 sts, hdc2tog, do not turn, continue with final round of sc – 21 sts.

Final Round of SC: Sl st in the same sp as the last st of Row 3, sc in the end of the next 2 rows and continue working around the Hat, sc in each st. When you get back to the visor, sc in the end of each row and in each hdc across the front of the visor back to where you started. Make an invisible join and weave in your ends.

Button Band (Optional): Ch 29, work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch to end, work 5 sc in last ch, working the opposite side of the ch, sc in each ch across, 2 sc in last ch (same sp as the first 3 sc), make an invisible join and fasten off leaving a lengthy tail. Use the tail to sew the band on above the visor. Attach buttons on both ends of the band.

Sizes Toddler and Small Child only

Ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 9 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join in first hdc – 9 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around – 18 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st; rep from * around, join – 27 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, join – 36 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, join – 45 sts.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 4 sts; rep from * around, join – 54 sts.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, hdc in first 4 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts; rep from * around, join – 64 sts.

Rnd 8: Working in backloops only, ch 2, work Star Stitch around, join in the top of the first Star Stitch – 32 half stars.

Rnd 9: Working in ch-1 sp only, ch 1, *3 hdc in first ch-1 sp, 2 hdc in next 7 ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, join in first hdc – 68 hdc, 32 complete stars.

Rnd 10: Working in backloops only, ch 2, work Star Stitch around, join – 34 half stars.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each ch-1 sp around, join – 68 hdc, 34 complete stars.

Rnds 12-17: Rep Rnds 10-11, 3 times.

Rnd 18: Working in backloops only, ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, *sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts; rep from * around, join – 60 sts.

Fasten off and continue with visor instructions.

Visor

With RS of Hat facing, locate the front 22 sts of the hat and join in the rightmost st.

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in the same st, hdc in the next 21 sts, turn – 22 sts.

Row 2: Sk 1 st, sc in next st, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn – 26 sts.

Row 3: Sk 1 st, hdc in next st, hdc in next 22 sts, hdc2tog, do not turn, continue with final round of sc – 24 sts.

Final Round of SC: Sl st in the same sp as the last st of Row 3, sc in the end of the next 2 rows and continue working around the Hat, sc in each st. When you get back to the visor, sc in the end of each row and in each hdc across the front of the visor back to where you started. Make an invisible join and weave in your ends.

Button Band (Optional): Ch 31, work 3 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each ch to end, work 5 hdc in last ch, working the opposite side of the ch, hdc in each ch across, 2 hdc in last ch (same sp as the first 3 hdc), make an invisible join and fasten off leaving a lengthy tail. Use the tail to sew the band on above the visor. Attach buttons on both ends of the band.

Size Child only

Ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 9 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join in first hdc – 9 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around – 18 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st; rep from * around, join – 27 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, join – 36 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, join – 45 sts.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 4 sts; rep from * around, join – 54 sts.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, hdc in first 4 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts; rep from * around, join – 64 sts.

Rnd 8: Working in backloops only, ch 2, work Star Stitch around, join in the top of the first Star Stitch – 32 half stars.

Rnd 9: Working in the ch-1 sp only, ch 1, *3 hdc in first ch-1 sp, 2 hdc in next 3 ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, join in first hdc – 72 hdc, 32 complete stars.

Rnd 10: Working in backloops only, ch 2, work Star Stitch around, join – 36 half stars.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each ch-1 sp around, join –72 hdc, 36 complete stars.

Rnds 12-17: Rep Rnds 10-11, 3 times.

Rnd 18: Working in backloops only, ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * around, join in first sc – 64 sts.

Rnd 19: Ch 1, sc around, join – 64 sts.

Fasten off and continue with visor instructions.

Visor

With RS of Hat facing you, locate the front 24 sts of the hat and join in the rightmost st.

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next 23 stitches, turn (24)

Row 2: Sk 1 stitch, sc in next 3 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn – 28 sts.

Row 3: Sk 1 st, hdc in next st, hdc in next 24 sts, hdc2tog, do not turn, continue with final round of sc – 26 sts.

Final Round of SC: Sl st in the same sp as the last st of Row 3, sc in the end of the next 2 rows and continue working around the Hat, sc in each st. When you get back to the visor, sc in the end of each row and in each hdc across the front of the visor back to where you started. Make an invisible join and weave in your ends.

Button Band (Optional): Ch 33, work 3 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each ch to end, work 5 hdc in last ch, working the opposite side of the ch, hdc in each ch across, 2 hdc in last ch (same sp as the first 3 hdc), make an invisible join and fasten off leaving a lengthy tail. Use the tail to sew the band on above the visor. Attach buttons on both ends of the band.

Size Teen/Small Adult only

Ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 9 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join in first hdc – 9 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around – 18 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st; rep from * around, join – 27 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, join – 36 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, join – 45 sts.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 4 sts; rep from * around, join – 54 sts.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 5 sts; rep from * around, join – 63 sts.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 6 sts; rep from * around, join – 72 sts.

Rnd 9: Working in backloops only, ch 2, work Star Stitch around, join in the top of the first Star Stitch – 36 half stars.

Rnd 10: Working in the ch-1 sp only, ch 1, *3 hdc in first ch-1 sp, 2 hdc in next 8 ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, join in first hdc – 76 hdc, 36 complete stars.

Rnd 11: Working in backloops only, ch 2, work Star Stitch around, join – 38 half stars.

Rnd 12: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each ch-1 sp around, join – 76 hdc, 38 complete stars.

Rnds 13-18: Rep Rnds 11-12, 3 times.

Rnd 19: Working in backloops only, ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, *sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * around, join in first sc – 68 sts.

Rnd 20: Ch 1, sc around, join – 68 sts.

Fasten off and continue with visor instructions.

Visor

With RS of Hat facing, locate the front 26 sts of the hat and join in the rightmost st.

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in the same st, hdc in the next 25 sts, turn – 26 sts.

Row 2: Sk 1 st, sc in next 2 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn – 31 sts.

Row 3: Sk 1 st, hdc in next st, hdc in next 27 sts, hdc2tog, do not turn, continue with final round of sc – 29 sts.

Final Round of SC: Sl st in the same sp as the last st of Row 3, sc in the end of the next 2 rows and continue working around the Hat, sc in each st. When you get back to the visor, sc in the end of each row and in each hdc across the front of the visor back to where you started. Make an invisible join and weave in your ends.

Button Band (Optional): Ch 35, work 3 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each ch to end, work 5 hdc in last ch, working the opposite side of the ch, hdc in each ch across, 2 hdc in last ch (same sp as the first 3 hdc), make an invisible join and fasten off leaving a lengthy tail. Use the tail to sew the band on above the visor. Attach buttons on both ends of the band.

Size Medium Adult only

Ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 9 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join in first hdc – 9 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around – 18 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st; rep from * around, join – 27 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, join – 36 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, join – 45 sts.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 4 sts; rep from * around, join – 54 sts.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 5 sts; rep from * around, join – 63 sts.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 6 sts; rep from * around, join – 72 sts.

Rnd 9: Working in backloops only, ch 2, work Star Stitch around, join in the top of the first Star Stitch – 36 half stars.

Rnd 10: Working in ch-1 sp only, 2 hdc in first 4 ch-1 sp, *3 hdc in next ch-1 sp, 2 hdc in next 3 ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, join in first hdc – 80 hdc, 36 complete stars.

Rnd 11: Working in backloops only, ch 2, work Star Stitch around, join – 40 half stars.

Rnd 12: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each ch-1 sp around, join – 80 hdc, 40 complete stars.

Rnds 13-18: Rep Rnds 11-12, 3 times.

Rnd 19: Working in backloops only, ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts; rep from * around, join in first sc – 72 sts.

Rnds 20-21: Ch 1, sc around, join – 72 sts.

Fasten off and continue with visor instructions.

Visor

With RS of Hat facing you, locate the front 28 sts of the hat and join in the rightmost st.

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in the same st, hdc in the next 27 sts, turn – 28 sts.

Row 2: Sk 1 st, sc in next st, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn – 34 sts.

Row 3: Sk 1 st, hdc in next st, hdc in next 30 sts, hdc2tog, do not turn, continue with final round of sc – 32 sts.

Final Round of SC: Sl st in the same sp as the last st of Row 3, sc in the end of the next 2 rows and continue working around the hat, sc in each st. When you get back to the visor, sc in the end of each row and in each hdc across the front of the visor back to where you started. Make an invisible join and weave in your ends.

Button Band (Optional): Ch 37, work 3 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each ch to end, work 5 hdc in last ch, working the opposite side of the ch, hdc in each ch across, 2 hdc in last ch (same sp as the first 3 hdc), make an invisible join and fasten off leaving a lengthy tail. Use the tail to sew the band on above the visor. Attach buttons on both ends of the band.

Size Large Adult only

Ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 9 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join in first hdc – 9 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around – 18 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st; rep from * around, join – 27 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, join – 36 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, join – 45 sts.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 4 sts; rep from * around, join – 54 sts.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 5 sts; rep from * around, join – 63 sts.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 6 sts; rep from * around, join – 72 sts.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 8 sts; rep from * around, join – 80 sts.

Rnd 10: Working in backloops only, ch 2, work Star Stitch around, join in the top of the first Star Stitch – 40 half stars.

Rnd 11: Working in the ch-1 sp only; ch 1, *3 hdc in first ch-1 sp, 2 hdc in next 9 ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, join in first hdc – 84 hdc, 40 complete stars.

Rnd 12: Working in backloops only, ch 2, work Star Stitch around, join – 42 half stars.

Rnd 13: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each ch-1 sp around, join – 84 hdc, 42 complete stars.

Rnds 14-19: Rep Rnds 12-13, 3 times.

Rnd 20: Working in backloops only, ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, *sc2tog, sc in next 9 sts; rep from * around, join in first sc – 76 sts.

Rnds 21-23: Ch 1, sc around, join – 76 sts.

Fasten off and continue with visor instructions.

Visor

With RS of Hat facing you, locate the front 30 sts of the hat and join in the rightmost st.

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in the same st, hdc in the next 29 sts, turn – 30 sts.

Row 2: Sk 1 st, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn –37 sts.

Row 3: Sk 1 st, hdc in next st, hdc in next 33 sts, hdc2tog, do not turn, continue with final round of sc – 35 sts.

Final Round of SC: Sl st in the same sp as the last st of Row 3, sc in the end of the next 2 rows and continue working around the hat, sc in each st. When you get back to the visor, sc in the end of each row and in each hdc across the front of the visor back to where you started. Make an invisible join and weave in your ends.

Button Band (Optional): Ch 39, work 3 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each ch to end, work 5 hdc in last ch, working the opposite side of the ch, hdc in each ch across, 2 hdc in last ch (same sp as the first 3 hdc), make an invisible join and fasten off leaving a lengthy tail. Use the tail to sew the band on above the visor. Attach buttons on both ends of the band.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. Block as desire. yarn ball

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