How to Crochet the Newsboy-Style Cap With the Double Crochet Stitch

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Crocheting the newsboy-style cap with the double crochet stitch requires a few key tools, like an H crochet hook. Crochet the newsboy-style cap with the double crochet stitch with help from the owner of Terri's Yarns & Crafts, a craft supply store in Sevierville, Tennessee, in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Ava Lynne Green with Terri's Yarns & Crafts in Sevierville, Tennessee. In this video, I'm going to show you the steps necessary to do a newsboy style hat using double crochet. You'll need worsted weight yarn, an H crochet hook, two decorative buttons, a yarn needle, scissors and a nine inch plastic canvas round. Newsboy style hats are characterized by floppy crown, a tight band around the head and a stiffened brim sticking out in the front. I'm going to start the hat with a chain and 12 single crochets or 12 double crochets on the first round. You increase every round until you get 96 stitches. Work even on those 96 stitches for a couple of rows and then, decrease down to 72 stitches to make your band. You'll work the 72 stitches in single crochet for about two inches and then, cut the yarn. You reattach the yarn for the brim at a certain point in the front loop only. And work the top half of the brim and the front loops doing the decreasing to get the rounded shape. Then for the bottom part of the brim, the facing part, you reattach the yarn in the unused back loops of the same brim stitches and crochet the second half of the brim exactly the same as the first. You cut the plastic canvas round into the shape that's needed according to the brim. And inset it in the middle and crochet all the way around the brim to hold it in place. This is a button band that attaches at the center back of the hat and comes around to the front. And you sew the buttons on according what's comfortable for you. So that you can slightly adjust the size of the hat to make it comfortable for you to wear. Those are the steps needed for a newsboy style hat. You can find more info about this project at Terri's Yarns & Crafts.

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