NerdBomber Hat by Omg! Heart
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NerdBomber Hat

Crochet
February 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.5 mm (I)
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
One Size Fits All
This pattern is available for free.

Materials:
1.5 Balls Red Heart Heathers - Dark Grey (4480) - Medium Worsted Weight 4, 260 yards per ball
2 Balls Lion Brand Collection Baby Alpaca - Silver Grey Heather (152) - Light Weight 3, 146 yards per ball
Crochet Hook Size I9 5.5mm
Yarn Needle

Special Stitch:
1x1 Rib Stitch: fpdc, bpdc repeat until end
fpdc - Double Crochet into Front Post
bpdc - Double Crochet into Back Post

Size: Approx. 22 inches in circumference. About 9 inches high.

Skill Level: Adv. Beginner

Pattern:
Body:
Chain 80
Row 1: Slip Stitch to join round. Ch 2, dc until end of round (into the back "post" of the chain).
Row 2: Sl st into top of chain to join, Ch 2, Rib Stitch until end of round.
Row 3: Sl st into top of chain to join, Ch 2, Rib Stitch until end of round. (Make sure tofpdc into fpdc and bpdc into bpdcas you go.)
Row 4- 19: Repeat Row 3 for 16 rounds. For a total of 18 rounds of Rib Stitch.

Finish:
Finish Row 1: Sl st into top of chain to join, Ch 2, Rib Stitch for 12 sts, dec 2 repeat until end of round.
Finish Row 2: Sl st into top of chain to join, Ch 2, Rib Stitch for 8 sts, dec 2 repeat until end of round.
Finish Row 3: Sl st into top of chain to join, Ch 2, Rib Stitch until end of round.
Finish Row 4: Sl st into top of chain to join, Ch 2, Rib Stitch for 4 sts, dec 2 repeat until end of round.
Finish Row 5: Sl st into top of chain to join, Ch 2, Rib Stitch for 2 sts, dec 2 repeat until end of round.
Finish Row 6: Sl st into top of chain to join, Ch 2, Rib Stitch until end of round.
Finish Row 7: Sl st into top of chain to join, Ch 2, Dec every st (or post) until end.
Finish Row 8: Fasten off. Leave long tail. Weave into top stitches and cinch to close. Weave in ends.