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Replace first hdc on row with ch 2, finish row with 1 hdc in 2nd ch from beg of previous row.
Replace first dc on round with ch 3 and finish round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
Replace first sc on round with ch 1 and finish round with 1 sl st in ch from beg of round.
CROCHET DC TOG:
Work 1 dc, but wait with the last pull-through (= 2 sts on hook), work next dc, but when doing the last pull-through pull thread through all sts on hook = 1 dec dc.
CROCHET SC TOG:
Work 1 sc, but wait with the last pull-through, work next sc and pull thread through both sts on hook.
Crochet an edge first back and forth in rib-structure, then form a ring, pick up new sts round the ring and crochet the hat in the round towards the top.
Ch 14 with hook size 4 mm / G/6 with Alaska and work first row as follows: 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each of the next 11 ch = 13 hdc, turn piece. See CROCHET INFO-1. Continue with 1 hdc in each hdc but work each hdc in the back loop of st (i.e. not through the whole st) = rib-structure.
When piece measures 52-56 cm / 20½"-22" make 2 buttonholes as follows: work 3 hdc, ch 2, skip 2 sts, 3 hdc, ch 2, skip 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of the last 3 sts, turn piece. Work 1 hdc in each hdc and 2 hdc in each ch space = 13 hdc, cut and fasten thread.
Slip the edge tog to a ring with the 2 rows on the side with buttonholes sitting over the 2 rows the opposite side = buttonhole split. See CROCHET INFO-2. Beg by buttonhole split and crochet alternately 1 and 2 sc in each row all the way round NOTE: by buttonhole split crochet through both layers = approx 78-84 sc. Continue with 1 dc in each st, AT THE SAME TIME adjust no of sts to 80-88 dc by crochet 2 dc in 1 st with regular intervals.
After 4 rounds with dc (piece now measures approx 11 cm / 4 3/8'') dec 8 dc evenly, i.e. work every 9th and 10th dc tog in Size XS/S and every 10th and 11th dc tog in Size M/L – see above. Repeat the dec on every other round a total of 5 times and then on every round a total of 1-2 times = 32-32 dc left. Now work 2 rounds with sc, AT THE SAME TIME work 2 sc tog all the way round on both rounds = 8-8 sc left. Cut the thread, pull it through remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten. Hat measures approx 23-24 cm / 9"-9½''. Sew buttons to the edge.