Starting at crown with double thread, ch 2.
1st rnd: 9 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join rnds and hereafter work only in the front loop of each st. The wrong side of crochet is right side of hat.
2nd rnd: (3 sc in next sc, sc in 2 sc) 3 times.
3rd rnd: Sc in each st around making 3 sc in center st of 3-sc group. Repeat 3rd rnd until there are 87 sts in rnd. Fasten off.
1st short row: Fold piece in half and mark center of one side with pin. Count 4 sts to right of pin; attach double thread in front loop of next st. Sc in 8 sts, sl st in next st. Fasten off.
2nd short row: Attach thread in front loop of 4th st to right of 1st sc of last row, sc in each st across to 3rd st from last sc at end of last short row, sl st in next st. Fasten off. Repeat 2nd short row until sts meet at front point (87 sts). Do not fasten off but work around increasing 9 sts evenly on next rnd (96 sts) and 6 sts on each following rnd until there are 126 sts in rnd. Work straight until piece measures 4 inches from front point, sl st in next st, turn.
BRIM: Next rnd: SI st in both loops of each st around, turn.
Following rnd: Sc in back loop of each sl st around increasing 8 sts evenly around. Mark off 46 sts across back. Hereafter work straight over these 46 sts but inc 4 sts evenly across remaining sts of front being sure increases do not fall one above the other until Brim measures 1 inch. Work 2 rnds straight. Inc 4 sts across front only on next 4 rnds. Work 2 rnds straight. Work 4 more inc reds as before.
Next rnd: Holding wire along edge of previous rnd and working over it in order to conceal it, make sc in both loops of each sc around overlapping wire for about 21/2 inches before it is completely covered. SI st in next st, turn.
Following rnd: Work sc in base of each sc of previous rnd. Fasten off. Make a tuck around triangle at top of crown having tuck 1 inch deep at center back and graduating it to nothing on both sides of front point. Sew tuck in place.
TASSEL . . . Cut a cardboard 6 inches wide and 10 inches long. Place two 8-inch lengths of thread across width of card- board. Wind double thread around length of cardboard 125 times (across 8-inch strands). Pick up both ends of 8-inch strands and tie securely. Fold a 6-inch piece of millinery wire in half and twist. Tie top of tassel to folded end of wire. Now slip tassel off cardboard, wind thread several times around near top (keeping wire in with strands of tassel). Sew wire to front point having "knob" of tassel extend up and above top of crown. Spread strands of tassel and trim.