This pretty crocheted hat, accented by crocheted roses, is a vintage crochet pattern, originally published by The Priscilla Publishing Company in 1917.
For clarification of the stitches used in this antique pattern, please see An Explanation of Crochet Stitches for close-up photos and specific details outlined by the publisher.
4 skeins gray Germantown
1/2 skein each rose and white Shetland floss
No. 4 ivory crochet hook
2 hat wires, 23-inch and 37-inch
Chain 5 sts, join by inserting hook in first ch st on ch 6, over, draw through st and loop on hook, ch 3, 16 t in ring, counting ch 3 as 1 t (join this round and all following rounds as follows: Insert hook in top of ch st on ch 3 first made in round, over, draw through st and loop on hook).
ch 3, 1 t in joining st, 2 t in each st to end of round, having 32 t in round, join (the ch 3 at starting of each round is always counted as 1 t).
ch 3, 2 t in next st, * 1 t in next st, 2 t in next st, repeat from * around, 48 t in round.
ch 3, 1 t in next st, 2 t in next st, *1 t in each of 2 sts, 2 t in next st, repeat from *, having 64 t in round, join.
ch 3, 1 t in each of 6 sts, 2 t in next st, * 1 t in each of 7 sts, 2 t in next st, repeat from *, having 72 t in round, diameter of crown, 6¾ in., turn.
ch 3, 1 t in each t in round, join, (making t around t as follows: Over, insert hook in space before t and out again in space next t, over, draw through 2 loops twice). Repeat 6th round for 8 rounds, having 1 t around each of the 72 sts in each round. Take 23-inch wire, make 1 h t over wire in each of the 72 sts.
Chain 3, 1 t in each of 2 sts, *ch 2, skip 1 st, 1 t in each of 3 t, repeat from *, join. 2d round – 1 sl st in each of 2 t, 1 sl st in space, ch 3, 2 t in same space, repeat from * in 1st rond, join, turn. 3d round – Take 37-inch wire, make 1 h t, in each st over wire in round, join, ch 1, break off wool.
With colored wool, ch 3 sts, turn, skip 1 st, 7 d in next st. 2nd round – 2 d in each of 7 sts. 3rd round – * 1 d in next st, ch 3, 1 t in next st, ch 3, repeat from *, join with a sl st. Make 22 flowers, sew neatly on crown of hat on 3d round.
Take about 15 strands of wool and twist to fit around crown of hat, sew neatly together at side.