Sombrero Hat & Bag

Get a head start for the warmer weather with this Sombrero hat pattern made out of size 10 crochet cotton. Make one in a solid color if you prefer or make the stripes to match any outfit. You can use floral wire for the brim of the hat.
Sombrero Materials: Clark´s O.N.T. Knitting and Crochet Cotton size 10, 2 balls of color 102 Coffee Brown and 1 ball each of colors 9 Yellow, 38 Dk. Orange and 48 Hunter´s Green (also sufficient for Spanish Bag No. 2186). Milward´s steel crochet hook No. 4. Two 1/2 inch bone rings and 4 1/2 yds. of millinery wire.

Crown Beginning at tip, with Brown ch 4, join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: 6 s c in ring. 2nd and 3rd rnds: 2 s c in each s c. 4th rnd: Ch 3 (to count as d c), d c in same place as s c just made, d c in next s c, 2 d c in next s c, repeat from around. 5th rnd: S c in each d c, making an increase in every 3rd d c (to increase, make 2 s c in 1 st). Join with sl st in 1st s c and break off. 6th rnd: Attach Green, ch 3 (to count as 1 d c), d c in each s c, increasing in every 4th s c. 7th rnd: S c in each d c, increasing in every 5th d c. join as before and break off. 8th rnd: Attach Orange, ch 3, d c in each s c, increasing in every 5th s c. 9th rnd: S c in each d c, increasing in every 7th d c. Join and break off. 10th rnd: Attach Yellow, ch 3, d c in each s c, increasing in every 8th s c. 11th rnd: S c in each d c. Join and break off. 12th rnd: Attach Brown, ch 3, d c in each s c, increasing in every 11th s c. 13th rnd: S c in each d c. Join and break off. 14th rnd: Attach Green, ch 3, d c in each s c, increasing in every 16th s c. 15th rnd: S c in each d c. Join and break off. Work in this manner but without increasing, alternating 1 rnd of d c and 1 rnd of s c and changing colors after every s c rnd as follows: Work with, Orange, then Yellow, then Brown, Green, Orange, Yellow and Brown. Do not break off.

Brim 1st rnd: Attach Green, ch 3, d c in each s c, increasing in every 6th s c. 2nd rnd: S c in each d c. join and break off. Hereafter work in same manner as crown, but make increases only in the d c rnds as follows: Work with Orange, increasing in every 10th s c. Work with Yellow, with Brown, Green, Orange and with Yellow, increasing in every 15th s c to keep work flat. Work with Brown, increasing in every 20th s c. Work with Green, Orange, Yellow, increasing in every 20th s c. Then, to make brim hold shape, attach double thread of Brown and work last 3 rnds of sc over wire, making 1 s c in each s c of previous rnd. Fasten and break off.

Rings: With 2 strands of Brown, make sufficient s c in ring so that it is completely covered.

Cord: With 3 strands of Brown, make a chain to measure about 40 inches long. Then make a sl st in each ch st. Break off. Finish cord by sewing one ring to each end. Place cord around hat, tie ends into a bow and tack in place as illustrated.

Bag/purse

By making both the Matching hat and the bag in cotton it will be very washable. Buckram is a very stiff material used to line hats and bags, it is still available but you can substitute it with a piece of plastic canvas. You can of course leave it out all together if you want to but then your bag will not stand up so whatever your preference is, the pattern will be great for your summer wear.

Materials: Clark´s O.N.T. Knitting and Crochet Cotton, 2 balls of color 102 Coffee Brown and 1 ball each of colors 9 Yellow, 38 Dk. Orange and 48 Hunter´s Green (also sufficient for Sombrero No. 2185). Milward´s steel crochet hook No. 4. 1/2 yd. of buckram and 1/2 yd. of lining material.

With Green, ch 62, turn. 1st row: D c in 4th ch from hook, d c in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: S c in each d c. Break off. 3rd row: Attach Orange, ch 3, d c in each, s c, ch 1, turn. 4th row: S c in each d c. Break off. Repeat the last 2 rows, changing colors after every s c row, working colors in following order: Work with Yellow, then Brown. These 4 colors constitute pattern. Continue working thus, repeating these 4 colors 2 more times. Then work with Green, then Orange, then Yellow. Break off. Hereafter work around this square as follows: 1st rnd: Attach Brown to 5th s c of last row, ch 3 (to count as d c), d c in each s c across, making 3 d c in 2nd s c from end (thus increasing 2 sts), 1 dc in last s c, 3 d c in end of same row along other side, of work, * 2 d c under next d c, d c in next s c, repeat from * across (work should lie perfectly flat, if not increase a few sts), working 3 d c in last d c, 1 d c at corner, 3 d c in next d c along other side of work, d c between each d c across, work corner as before and continue thus around. Join last d c with sl st to 3rd st of ch 3. 2nd rnd: Make s c in each d c all around. 3rd rnd: Ch 3, d c in each s c of previous rnd, increasing directly over each corner increase as in Ist rnd. Join. 4th rnd: S c in each d c. Join with sl st and break off. Repeat the last 2 rnds, changing colors at end of every s c rnd, working colors in following order: Work with Green, then Orange, then Yellow, then Brown. Do not break off, but work 2 more rnds in Brown. Join and break off. This completes one side of bag. Make the other side same as this. join pieces, leaving open across one side and the corner on both sides.
Handle Straps With Orange, ch 150, turn. 1st rnd: S c in 2nd ch from hook and in each st of foundation ch, then work s c in each s c along other side of ch. Join and break off. 2nd rnd: Attach Green, and work s c in each s c of previous rnd, increasing at each end so that work lies flat. join and break off. Repeat 2nd rnd using Yellow, then Brown. Make another strap same as this. Cut buckram to shape and size of bag allowing for seams, and sew to bag along edges. Then line with lining material. Sew straps to bag.

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