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Close-fitting Shell Stitch Hat
1940s - 1950s Style

Wouldn't it be fun to search out a novelty yarn in a special fiber to make this hat with? My Net Links for Online Yarn/Thread Sources can help with that.

Materials Required:

Original directions called for F & K brand Soutache or Ribbonette or 7 tubes Corde, using a no. 5 bone crochet hook. (Substitute yarn of your choice.)

ch . . . chain
sc . . Single Crochet
dc . . Double Crochet
st . . . Stitch
sts . . Stitches
sl st .. Slip Stitch

Ch 5, join, ch 3, 24 dc in ring.
Row 1: * Skip 1 st, 3 dc (shell) in next st, skip 1, 1 sc in next st *. Repeat between * around row, join, ch 3.
Row 2: * 5 dc in sc of row below, 1 sc in 2nd st of shell. Repeat between * around row, join, ch 3.
Row 3: Same as Row 2, with the exception that you sc in 3rd st of shell and work shell in sc, Join, ch 3.
Row 4: Same as Row 3.
Row 5: * 7 dc in sc, 1 sc in 3rd st of shell *. Repeat between * around row.
Row 6: Same as Row 5, with the exception that you sc in 4th st of shell.
Rows 7, 8, 9: Same as Row 6.
Row 10: Work 1 row of sc around hat holding it in to fit head, if necessary.

URL of this page is http://crochet.about.com/library/blshellhat1.htm

If someone else wants the pattern please give them the URL of this page so that they can come here and explore everything this site has to offer, for themselves. Thank you.

The pattern and the hat photo are from F & K Bags, Hats, Mittens, Vol. 25 printed by F & K Yarn Co. (No copyright notice and no date of publication. Price printed on the cover is 20 cents. Circa 1940s.)

Info on Length of Copyright Term Protection for different eras.

My HTML arrangement of these pattern instructions © 1999 Sandi Marshall
Do not copy to any other web page.

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