Free Uncle Sam Hat And Beard from RedHeart.com

uncle sam beard and hat

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Uncle Sam Beard & Hat Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern Number:     LW4751
Designed By:     Sharon Mann

Skill Level: Intermediate

Required Supplies:

RED HEART® Super Saver®: 2 skeins each 319 Cherry Red A and 316 Soft White B, 1 skein 385 Royal C
Susan Bates® Crochet Hooks: 6.5mm [US K-10.5] and 3.75mm [US F-5]
Stitch markers
Yarn needle

Show your pride in being an American! This beloved icon of patriotism is perfect for all ages. Pattern is written in three sizes for adult and younger patriots.

Gauge/Tension:     GAUGE: With larger hook and 2 strands of yarn held together, 12 sc = 4” (10 cm), 11 rows sc = 4” (10 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Directions are for size Small. Changes for sizes Medium and Large are in parentheses.

Finished Circumference: 18” (20”, 22”), [45.5 (51, 56) cm]

Special Stitches
sc2tog = [Draw up a loop in next stitch] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
join with sc = Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.
Cl (cluster) = [Yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 3 times all in same stitch indicated, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

Notes
Hat is worked with 2 strands of yarn held together throughout. (Keep strands separated so they do not tangle.)
To change colors, work last stitch until 2 loops remain on hook, drop first color; pick up new color, yarn over, draw new color through both loops to complete the stitch.
Work stitches over unused color until needed again.

HAT
CROWN
With larger hook and 2 strands of A held together, ch 4, join with slip st in first ch to form ring.
Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 1, 8 sc in ring—8 dc. Do not join; work in continuous rounds (spirals). Place a marker at the beginning of each round. Move marker up as each round is completed.
Round 2: * 2 sc in next sc, change to B, 2 sc in next sc, change to A; repeat from * 3 times—16 sc.
Round 3: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, change to B, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, change to A; repeat from * 3 times—24 sc.
Round 4: * Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, change to B, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, change to A; repeat from * 3 times—32 sc.
Round 5: * Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, change to B, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, change to A; repeat from * 3 times—40 sc.
Round 6: * Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, change to B, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, change to A; repeat from * 3 times—48 sc.
Round 7: * Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, change to B, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, change to A; repeat from * 3 times—56 sc.
Round 8: * Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, change to B, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, change to A; repeat from * 3 times—64 sc.

Sizes Medium and Large Only
Round 9: * Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, change to B, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, change to A; repeat from * 3 times—72 sc.

CROWN SIDES
Rounds 9-12 (10-13, 10-16): * Sc in next 8 (9, 9) sc, change to B, sc in next 8 (9, 9) sc, change to A; repeat from * 3 times—64 (72, 72) sc.
Round 13 (14, 17): * Sc in next 3 (4, 4) sc, sc2tog, sc in next 3 (3, 3) sc, change to B, sc in next 3 (4, 4) sc, sc2tog, sc in next 3 (3, 3) sc, change to A; repeat from * 3 times—56 (64, 64) sts.
Rounds 14-16 (15-17, 18): * Sc in next 7 (8, 8) sc, change to B, sc in next 7 (8, 8) sc, change to A; repeat from * 3 times—56  (64, 64) sc.

Size Small Only
Round 17: * Sc in next 7 sc, change to B, sc in next 7 sc, change to A, sc in next 7 sc, change to B, sc in next 3 sc, sc2 tog, sc in next 2 sc, change to A; repeat from * once—54 sts.
Rounds 18-20: * Sc in next 7 sc, change to B, sc in next 7 sc, change to A, sc in next 7 sc, change to B, sc in next 6 sc, change to A; repeat from * once—54 sts. At end of last round, change to C, fasten off A and B.

Size Medium Only
Round 18: * Sc in next 8 sc, change to B, sc in next 3 sc, sc2 tog, sc in next 3 sc, change to A; repeat from * 3 times—60 sts.
Rounds 19-21: * Sc in next 8 sc, change to B, sc in next 7 sc, change to A; repeat from * 3 times—60 sc. At end of last round, change to C, fasten off A and B.

Size Large Only
Rounds 19-22: * Sc in next 8 sc, change to B, sc in next 8 sc, change to A; repeat from * 3 times—64 sc. At end of last round, change to C, fasten off A and B.

BAND
(Continue placing a marker at the beginning of each round.)
Rounds 21-27 (22-28, 23-29): With C, sc in each sc around—54 (60, 64) sc. At end of last round, fasten off C.

BRIM
(Continue placing a marker at the beginning of each round).
Round 1 (Wrong Side): With Wrong Side facing, join A with sc in last st of previous round of Band, sc in next 53 (59, 63) sc—54 (60, 64) sc.

Size Small Only
Round 2: [* Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * 4 times, sc in next 2 sc] twice—64 sc.

Size Medium Only
Round 2: * Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * 9 times—70 sc.

Size Large Only
Round 2: [* Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * 4 times, sc in next 2 sc] twice—74 sc.
Round 3: Sc in each sc around—64 (70, 74) sc.

Size Small Only
Round 4: [* Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * 4 times, sc in next 2 sc] twice—74 sc.

Size Medium Only
Round 4: * Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * 9 times—80 sc.

Size Large Only
Round 4: [* Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * 4 times, sc in next 2 sc] twice—84 sc.
Rounds 5- 6: Sc in each sc around—74 (80, 84) sc. At end of last round, join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

STAR (Make 4)
With smaller hook and 1 strand of B, ch 4, join with slip st in first ch to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, 10 sc in ring—10 sc.
Round 2: * Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, skip 1 sc **, sc in next sc; repeat from * 3 times, then repeat from * to ** once, slip st in first sc to join.
Fasten off, leaving a 10” (25.5 cm) tail for sewing. Referring to photo for placement, sew Stars evenly around Hat Band.

BEARD
With larger hook and 2 strands of B held together, ch 28.
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; ch 1, turn—27 sc.
Row 2 (Wrong Side): Sc in first 2 sc, hdc in next sc, dc in next sc, * Cl, dc in next sc; repeat from * 9 more times, hdc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc—27 sts. Fasten off.
Row 3 (Wrong Side): With Wrong Side facing, skip first 7 sts, join 2 stands of B in 8th st, ch 3, * Cl, dc in next st; repeat from * 5 times (skip last 7 sts); turn—13 sts.
Row 4: Skip first st, slip st in next st, sc in next 9 sts, skip last st, slip st in top of ch-3—11 sts. Fasten off, weave in loose ends.

EAR LOOPS
With Right Side facing, using larger hook and 2 strands of B held together, referring to photo for placement, join yarn at right edge of Beard. Ch 13 (or desired length to fit over ears) and slip st to right edge of Beard. Repeat for the left edge. Weave in loose ends.

ABBREVIATIONS
ch = chain;
cm = centimeters;
dc = double crochet;
hdc = half double crochet;
mm = millimeters;
sc = single crochet;
st(s) = stitch(es);
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified;
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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