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Santa Hat Coaster

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This Santa Hat Coaster is a great way to get your table setting ready for the holidays.  Make several and place them around as decorations, or to protect your table tops from glass circles. Hope you all are enjoying our exciting Christmas Mini Gift Along!

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Level of Difficulty – Beginner/Intermediate

Yarn – Bernat Handicrafter #4, 100% Cotton, White (Color A) approximately 25 to 50 yds, and Bernat Handicrafter Holiday Red #4 98% cotton with Silver Metallic Thread (Color B) approximately 75 to 100 yds

Hook and Notions – Size Hook: I (5.5mm), scissors, yarn needle

Measurement – Laying flat width 5 ½ inches, height bottom of band to top of pompom 10 inches

Gauge – Not important

Abbreviations
Ch/chs = chain/chains
Dc = double crochet
Dec = decrease
Hdc = half double crochet
Sc = single crochet
Sp = space

Special Stitches
Reverse Single Crochet aka Crab Stitc
h – This stitch is worked from left to right (or opposite direction) than you normally crochet.
With right side of project facing you Chain 1, * insert hook into next stitch to right, yarn over and pull through, (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops *.  Continue working * to * until you have reached the end of project. Slip stitch into first chain 1 and fasten off, weave in ends.

Notes – Start with band and work up. Ch 2 at beginning of rows counts as 1st hdc throughout unless otherwise stated.

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Coaster Instructions

Chain 17
Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook and across. Turn (16 sc)
Row 2:  Chain 2 (counts as 1st hdc), hdc in each st across. Turn (16 hdc)
Row 3: Repeat Row 2
Fasten off White (Color A) attach Red (Color B)
Row 4 – 9: Repeat Row 2 (16 hdc)
Row 10: Chain 2, hdc dec over first 2 stitches, hdc next 12 stitches, hdc dec over last 2 stitches. Turn (14 hdc)
Row 11: Chain 2 hdc in each stitch across. Turn (14 hdc)
Row 12: Chain 2, hdc dec over first 2 stitches, hdc next 12 stitches, 2 hdc last stitch. Turn (14 hdc)
Row 13: Chain 2, hdc in same stitch, hdc next 11 stitches, hdc dec over last 2 stitches. Turn (13 hdc)
Row 14: Chain 2, (hdc dec) three times, hdc next 5 stitches, work 2 hdc next stitch, 3 hdc last stitch. Turn (13 hdc)
Row 15: Chain 9, hdc in 2nd chain from hook and next 7 chains, hdc next 9 stitches, sc next stitch, slip stitch last stitch. Turn (19 sts)
Row 16: Slip Stitch in first 6 stitches, sc next stitch, hdc next 2 stitches, dc in next 7 stitches, hdc next stitch, slip stitch in last stitch. (18 sts)
DO NOT TURN
Row 17: Work crab stitch around the red part of the hat, at row 3 crab stitch in front loop across the front of the hat to make a ridge, continue on other side of hat.  Turn hat as needed to work crab stitch in remaining stitches. Join to 1st chain 1
Fasten off and weave in ends

PomPom

If you have a pompom maker, make a 2 inch pompom and attach to tip of hat, secure and weave in ends.

If you do not have a pompom maker take a 2inch by 6 inch piece of cardboard and wind yarn around the 2 inches 25 times, cut a piece of yarn and pull it through the loops, tie to secure, cut the loops on other edge of cardboard, secure pompom to top of hat and weave in ends.

Happy Hookin!

 Mistie

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