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Start with Chain 4
Row 1: 12 dc in fourth ch from hook. Join in top of chain three with ss. (12 stitches)
Row 2: chain 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout pattern), “2 dc in next dc” repeat from "to" 11 more times, dc in ss, join (24 stitches)
Row 3: chain 3, dc and fpdc in and around next st (increased one), “dc, dc and fpdc in and around next st”. repeat from " to" 11 more times around, join
Row 4: chain 3, dc in next dc, dc and fpdc in and around fpdc , “dc in next 2 dc, dc and fpdc in and around fpdc” repeat from " to" 11 more times, join.
Rows 5-10: chain 3, dc in next 2 dc, fpdc around fpdc, "dc in next 3 dc, fpdc around fpdc" repeat from "to" 11 more times. join.
Row 11: ch1, sc around, decreasing 9 sts evenly around hat. join
Rows 12: ch1 and sc in same st as ss, sc evenly around. Join.
chain 1, sc in next 13 sc
How to make a stiff Brim for the cap:
attach another strand of the same yarn, working with double strands.
Sc in next sc, 2sc, "sc in next 2sts, 2sc in next st" repeat from "to" 3 more times, sc in next 2 sts, ss in next st (22 sts ) *chain 1 TURN
Slip st in next sc, chain 1, sc in next 2 sc, sc and hdc in next sc, hdc in next 12 sc, hdc and sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, slip st in next 2 sc
The last ss will be on the single stranded crochet
(23 sts including ss) chain 1, turn.
Use 1 strand of yarn to complete round brim of hat, in SC