Chapeaus

Delight a well-loved lady in your life with this delightfully feminine afghan adorned with dainty hats! This colorful design by Edna Howell would make a thoughtful Mother's Day gift for any gracious lady, and it's a great way to use up some of your leftovers! Design by Edna Howell

Skill Level
Easy

Finished Size
55 x 71 inches

Materials

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Medium (worsted) weight yarn: 41 oz/2,050 yds/1,164g black 24 oz/1,200 yds/682g assorted scrap colors Size H/8/5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge Tapestry needle Sewing needle Black sewing thread Stitch marker

Gauge
7 sc = 2 inches; 7 dc = 2 inches

Pattern Notes
Do not join or turn rounds unless otherwise stated. Mark first stitch of each round. Chain-2 at beginning of rounds counts as first half double crochet unless otherwise stated. Chain-3 at beginning of double crochet rounds counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.

Special Stitches
Beginning shell (beg shell): Ch 2 (see Pattern Notes), (3 dc, hdc) in same sp. Shell: (Hdc, 3 dc, hdc) in next ch sp. Picot: Ch 3, sc in 3rd ch from hook.

Instructions
Motif
Make 63. Rnd 1 (RS): Beg at crown, with first scrap color, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6 sc) Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc) Rnd 3: [Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] around. (18 sc) Rnd 4: [Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] around. (24 sc) Rnd 5: Sc in each of first 23 sts, sl st in last st. Fasten off. Rnd 6: For tie, with 2nd scrap color, ch 25, join with sc in any st, sc in each st around, for tie, ch 25. Fasten off. (24 sc, 2 ties) Rnd 7: Join first scrap color with sl st in first st, ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2 sp), dc in same st, sk next st, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, sk next st, rep from * around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-5. Rnd 8: Sl st in first ch-2 sp, beg shell (see Special Stitches), ch 1, [shell (see Special Stitches) in next ch sp, ch 1] around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. Fasten off. Rnd 9: Sk first 5 shells, join black with sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 5 (counts as first tr and ch-1 sp), tr in same sp (corner), [ch 5, hdc in next ch sp] twice, ch 5, *(tr, ch 1, tr) in next ch sp (corner), [ch 5, hdc in next ch sp] twice, ch 5, rep from * around, join in 4th ch of beg ch-5. Rnd 10: Sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same sp, 4 dc in each of next 3 ch-5 sps, [(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp, 4 dc in each of next 3 ch-5 sps] around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (72 dc)

Rnd 11: Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 sts, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp**, dc in each of next 18 sts, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, dc in each of last 15 sts, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (96 dc) Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in each st around with 3 sc in each corner ch-2 sp, join with sl st in beg sc. Fasten off. (108 sc)

Bow
Tie left tie over right tie, then make a Bow approximately 2 1/2 inches wide. Adjust lengths of the ties to about 1 1/2 inches. With sewing needle and thread, sew ends of ties to Motif between rnds 10 and 11, directly under Bow, approximately 1 1/4 inches apart. With black, making sure all hats are placed in the same direction and working through back lps, sew Motifs tog in 7 rows of 9 Motifs each.

Border
Rnd 1: Join black with sl st in center corner st at top right-hand corner before 1 short end, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, *dc in each of next 194 sts, 3 dc in next corner st, dc in each of next 250 sts* 3 dc in next corner st, rep between * once, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (900 dc) Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, picot (see Special Stitches), sk next st, [sc in next st, picot, sk next st] around, join with sl st in beg sc. Fasten off. Copyright © 2008 Quick & Easy Scrap Designs, Annie's Attic. All rights reserved.