Ripple Brim Hat Pattern – Free Vintage Crochet Pattern

This free ripple brim hat pattern was originally published by Coats and Clark’s in 1955 in Hats & Bags, Book No. 310.

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage hat pattern to crochet this classic ripple brim hat. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crocheted hat pattern.

Free Crochet Hat Pattern:
Ripple Brim Hat Pattern

Vintage Ripple Brim Hat

REQUIRED MATERIALS

Coats & Clark’s O.N.T “Speed-Cro-Sheen” Mercerized Cotton, Art. C.44: 7 balls of No. 51 Spice.

Milwards Steel Crochet Hook: No. 2/0 (double zero)
1/4 yard each of brown felt and buckram for lining
5 packages of Walco gold drop beads, Style No. 7368
12 packages of Walco gold drop beads, Style No. 7336
3 round cork molds, 1 inch in diameter and two 3/4 in in diameter, Style No. 6060.

NOTE(S)

Gauge: 5 sc make 1 inch; 6 rnds make 1 inch.

There is also a pattern for a matching bag. The ‘required materials’ are what is required to make BOTH the hat and the matching bag.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

The Hat

Starting at center, ch 2.

1st Rnd – 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

2nd Rnd – 2 sc in each sc around.

3rd Rnd – * 2 sc in next sc (1 sc increased), sc in next sc. Repeat from * around.

4th Rnd – * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * around. Sc in each sc, increasing 6 sc evenly on each rnd, until piece measures 5 1/2 inches in diameter, then work without increasing until piece measures 5 1/2 inches from center.

The Brim

1st Rnd – * Sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around.

2nd Rnd – Sc in each sc around. Repeat 2nd rnd until brim measures 2 1/2 inches.

Next Rnd – * Sc in next sc, dec 1 sc – to dec 1 sc, work off 2 sc as 1 sc. Repeat from * around. Break off.

Fold brim under to meet first rnd. Sew in place.

The Cork Cover

Starting at center, work as for hat until piece measures 1 inch in diameter.

Next 2 Rnds – Sc in each sc around. Insert 1 inch cork and dec 6 sc evenly on each rnd until all sc’s have been worked off. Break off. Sew heads to cork and sew to top of hat.

Sew beads around brim.

The Cord

Using 4 strands, make a chain 21 inches long. Break off.

Tie around crown of hat. Cover two 3/4 inch corks the same way and sew to each end of cord.

This free ripple brim hat pattern was originally published by Coats and Clark’s in 1955 in Hats & Bags, Book No. 310

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