Cunning Hat Purse

H Hook, Worsted Weight (I used Red Heart Cherry Red, Carrot, and Cornmeal)

Note: Ch 2 counts as first hdc in each row. Also, each round is joined with a slip stitch, not worked in a continuous spiral, and the work is not turned while worked in the round.

With Cornmeal, ch 2.

1. Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

2. Ch 2, hdc in same st as joining, hdc 2 in each st around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of 0first ch 2. (12)

3. Ch 2, hdc in same st as joining, *hdc in next, 2 hdc in next. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of first ch 2. (18)

4. Ch 2, hdc in same st as joining, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of first ch 2. (24)

5. Ch 2, hdc in same st as joining, *hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of first ch 2. (30)

6. Ch 2, hdc in same st as joining, *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of first ch 2. (36)

7. Ch 2, hdc in same st as joining, *hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of first ch 2. (42)

8. Ch 2, hdc in same st as joining, *hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of first ch 2. (48)

9. Ch 2, hdc in same st as joining, *hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of first ch 2. (54)

10. Ch 2, hdc in same st as joining, *hdc in next 8 sts, 2 hdc in next. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of first ch 2. (60)

11. Ch 2, hdc in same st as joining, *hdc in next 9 sts, 2 hdc in next. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of first ch 2. (66)

12. Ch 2, hdc in same st as joining, *hdc in next 10 sts, 2 hdc in next. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of first ch 2. (72)

Switch to Carrot in the last stitch of Row 12.

13-16. Ch 2, Hdc around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of first sc. (72)

17. Ch 2, hdc in same st as joining, *hdc in next 11 sts, 2 hdc in next. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of first ch 2. (78)

18-22. Ch 2, Hdc around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of first sc. (78)

23. Ch 2, hdc in same st as joining, *hdc in next 12 sts, 2 hdc in next. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of first ch 2. (84)

Switch to Cherry Red in the last stitch of Row 23.

24-27. Ch 2, Hdc around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of first sc. (84)

28. Ch 2, hdc in same st as joining, *hdc in next 13 sts, 2 hdc in next. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of first ch 2. (90)

29. Ch 2, Hdc around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of first sc. (90)

“Ear Flap” Straps – Side 1.

30. Ch 2. Hdc 30. Turn. (30)

31. Ch 2. Sk next st. Hdc to last 2 sts, hdc2tog in last two st. Turn. (28)

32. Ch 2. Sk next st. Hdc to last 2 sts, hdc2tog in last two st. Turn. (26)

33. Ch 2. Sk next st. Hdc to last 2 sts, hdc2tog in last two st. Turn. (24)

34. Ch 2. Sk next st. Hdc 9. Hdc2tog twice. Hdc to last 2 sts, hdc2tog in last two st. Turn. (20)

35. Ch 2. Sk next st. Hdc to first hdc2tog in previous row. Hdc2tog in Hdc2tog’s from Row 33. Hdc  to last 2 sts, hdc2tog in last two st. Turn. (17)

36. Ch 2. Sk next st. Hdc to last 2 sts, hdc2tog in last two st. Turn. (15)

37. Ch 2. Sk next st. Hdc to last 2 sts, hdc2tog in last two st. Turn. (13)

38. Ch 2. Sk next st. Hdc to last 2 sts, hdc2tog in last two st. Turn. (11)

39. Ch 2. Sk next st. Hdc to last 2 sts, hdc2tog in last two st. Turn. (9)

40. Ch 2. Hdc across. Turn.

Rep Row 40 30 times more, or to half of desired length of strap. Fasten off.

“Ear Flap” Straps – Side 2.

From last stitch worked in Row 30 on Side 1, sk 15 st and reattach Cherry Red yarn.

Rep Side 1 “Ear Flap.”

Stitch both sides of strap together. Fasten off. Weave in all ends. Line if desired.

Pom Pom

Using all three colors of yarn, make a pom pom. Sew it into the “top” of the bag, in the center of the Cormeal section.

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