Buttons & Lace Hat

Designed by Sharon Zientara

This project was designed to showcase two of my favorite things: crochet hats and buttons. I could spend hours in front of a button wall picking the perfect combination. I chose the stitch pattern on the brim because the lacy openings create built-in buttonholes-no extra steps are required. Just sew on buttons and wear this hat anywhere!

FINISHED SIZE: 19″ in circumference × 9″ tall (48.5 × 23 cm).

YARN: Sportweight (#2 Fine) Shown here: Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight (100% alpaca; 110 yd [101 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #504 light tan, 2 skeins.

HOOK: Size F/5 (3.75 mm)

NOTIONS: Yarn needle; stitch markers; darning thread; four ¾” (2 cm) buttons.

GAUGE:30 sts and 10 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in shell st pattern. 25 sts and 24 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in sc.

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