Gauge:15 stitches equals 4".
Basic Stitch:Work all stitches into back loop only of st of previous row to create the ribbed effect.
Instructions:Note: Turning chains are not counted as a hdc.
Ch 50 using main color.
Row 1: (starts at brim edge) Hdc in third ch from hook and next 39 ch, sc in next 6 ch, sl st in last 2 ch. (48 stitches)
Row 2: (starts at top of cap) Turn without ch. Skip first sl st, sl st in next 12 st, hdc in next 34 sts, 2 hdc in last hdc. (48 stitches)
Row 3: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in next 40 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next 2 sts. Leave last 4 sts unworked. (44 stitches)
Row 4: Turn without ch. Skip first sl st, sl st in next 8 st, hdc in next 34 sts, 2 hdc in last hdc. (44 stitches)
Row 5: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in next 40 sts, sc in last 4 sts of row 4. Then work 2 sc and 2 sl st in last 4 st of Row 3. (48 stitches)
Repeat rows 2 through 5 until piece measures approximately 8 inches across lower edge. End with row 2 or 4.
Change to contrasting color yarn and work 2 rows to form first stripe. Repeat until you have 3 stripes.
Continue working rows 2 through 5 in main color until piece measures approximately 20 to 21 inches. End with row 4.
Sl st or sew last row to first row, being careful to maintain the ribbed pattern. Hold cap with the working yarn on the right and the last row on top. Fold the cap, bringing the first and last rows together with the first row in front. (Note: the cap is wrong side out.) Sl st or sew through the unused loops of the starting chain 50 and the back loop of the stitches of the last row.
Fasten off yarn leaving approximately an 8 inch tail. Using a yarn needle, thread the yarn tail through the sc at the top of the cap. Pull yarn to close the opening. Fasten securely.
Weave in all yarn ends, turn cap right side out and turn up brim.