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Swirl Tam Hat, 1938

Materials Required:

Original directions call for 3 tubes "Raphael Brand" Gimp
For hook, pattern suggests: "A No. 4 steel crochet hook for one who crochets tightly; a No. 6 is recommended for one who crochets loosely."

Directions are for a hat of 22" headsize.

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

STITCH:
Use Single Crochet and Double Crochet throughout.
Note: Instructions specify "picking up remaining loop in odd row previous". For example, in working 5th row pick up remaining loop of 3rd row. Follow this example throughout.

TO START:
Ch 6 and join with sl st to form ring.
Row 1: Ch 2, make 8 dc in ring, join with sl st to ch-2 at start.
Row 2: Make 1 sc in each st of previous row picking up front loop only.
Row 3: Ch 2, work with dc's picking up remaining loop in 1st row (odd row previous, see note under "Stitch") and make 8 increases in row, join with sl st to ch-2 at start.
Row 4: Work same as 2nd row.
Row 5: Work same as 3rd row but make 17 increases in row.
Row 6: Work same as 2nd row.
Row 7: Work same as 3rd row but make 6 increases in row.
Row 8: Work same as 2nd row.
Row 9: Work same as 3rd row but make 8 increases in row.
Row 10: Work same as 2nd row.
Row 11: Work same as 3rd row but make 10 increases in row.
Row 12: Work same as 2nd row.
Row 13: Work same as 3rd row but make 13 increases in row.
Row 14: Work same as 2nd row.
Row 15: Work same as 13th row.
Row 16: Work same as 2nd row.
Row 17: Work same as 3rd row but make 18 increases in row.
Row 18: Work same as 2nd row.
Row 19: Work same as 3rd row but make 17 increases in row.
Row 20: Work same as 2nd row.
Row 21: Work same as 3rd row but make 12 increases in row.
Row 22: Work same as 2nd row.
Row 23: Work same as 3rd row but make 18 increases in row.
Row 24: Work same as 2nd row.
Row 25: Work same as 3rd row but make 24 increases in row.
Row 26: Work same as 2nd row.
Row 27: Work same as 3rd row but make 17 increases in row.
Row 28: Work same as 2nd row.
Row 29: Work same as 3rd row without increasing.
Row 30: Work same as 2nd row.
Row 31: Work same as 29th row.
Row 32: Work same as 2nd row.
Row 33: Work same as 29th row.
Row 34: Work same as 2nd row.
Row 35: Work same as 29th row.
Rows 36 - 38: Make 1 sc in each st of previous row picking up both loops.
Row 39: Make 1 sl st in each st of previous row picking up both loops.
End off.
TRIMMING: Optional Ch 180. Fold in half and twist. Tack on hat as illustrated.

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The pattern and the hat photo are from Hats, Bags, Belts printed by Russell Fraser Wire Co. in 1938.

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