Beginning at top with main color, ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 3, 9 dc in ring. Join with a sl st in top of ch 3 (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each dc around (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, continue, join with sl st
Round 4: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, continue, join with sl st
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, continue, join with sl st
Round 6: Ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, continue, join with sl st
Rounds 7-15: Ch 3, dc in each dc around. Tip: Drop main color on row 10 and work remaining rows with contrasting color.
Round 16: sl st in each st around. Join and end off.
Dashes: Using a yarn needle, stitch back and forth though every other dc on rounds 10-15. Please remember that the dashes will make the cap much tighter so it is best to leave enough yarn so that it will be able to stretch. Tip: Place the cap on a mannequin head while stitching the dashes. This will help with the tightness.
Flower: The flower shown is a variation of the Irish Rose pattern by the Crochet Geek – http://www.crochetgeek.com/2011/09/irish-rose-crochet-flower.html
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