M (9.0 mm) hook
1. Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (2 chs count as first hdc, now and throughout), hdc in each ch across. Ch 2, turn (26 hdc).
2. Working in blo, hdc in each st across. Ch 2, turn (26 hdc).
3. Repeat row 2 until piece measures approx. 19 1/2 inches from beg.
Sc ends tog and gather at the top. FO. Turn right side out and turn up brim.