Day 52. Funky Fez Hat

My husband is a Huge history buff. We’ve been filling the house with historical related podcasts. We just finished the rule and fall of the Roman Empire and moved onto the Ottoman Empire. They discussed fez hats and the ban on them due to tensions with Austrian trade.
What caught my attention was i was actually first introduced to the fez via vintage American smoking jacket characters in the movies. Haha. Well I’m On my ridge and vintage kick, so I came up with this fez design while we listened to the Ottoman Empire tapes.

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Funky Fez Hat

red heart super saver solids
5.5mm hook
Tapestry needle
Scissors

HDC- half double crochet
Slst- slip stitch
BLO- back loop only
FLO- front loop only
Dchdc- decrease half double crochet

This hat uses the Robertson Ridge Technique.

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Magic circle. 9hdc in circle. Join to first HDC with slst
1.)Ch1 2 hdc in each so around. Join to ch1 with slst
2.)Ch1, 2 HDC, HDC in next. Repeat around. Join to ch1 with slst.
3.)Ch1, 2 HDC, HDC in next2. Repeat around. Join to ch1 with slst.
4.)Ch1, 2 HDC, HDC in next3. Repeat around. Join to ch1 with slst.
5)Ch1, 2 HDC, HDC in next4. Repeat around. Join to ch1 with slst.
6.)Ch1, 2 HDC, HDC in next5. Repeat around. Join to ch1 with slst.
7.)Ch1, in FLO , HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
8.)Ch1, in BLO, 2HDC, HDC in next 11. Repeat around. Join to ch1 with slst.
9.)Ch1, in BLO, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
10.)Ch1, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
11.)Ch1, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst
12.)Ch1, HDC in each so around. Dchdc in last. Join to ch1 with slst
13.)Ch1, dchdc, HDC in each remaining sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
14-16.)For the next 3rows, ch1, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
17.)Ch1, HDC in each so around. Dchdc in last. Join to ch1 with slst
18.)Ch1, dchdc, HDC in each remaining sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
19-20.)For the next 2rows ch1, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
21.)Ch1, HDC in each so around. Dchdc in last. Join to ch1 with slst
22.)Ch1, dchdc, HDC in each remaining sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
23.)Ch1, sc in each so around. Join to ch1 with slst. Fasten off. Weave in ends

Add tassel if desired.

Check out day 51 HERE.

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