Graduation Gift

Size: Mortarboard is 2 x 1/2" across; Diploma is 1 x 3/8" long.
Gauge: 1 dc = 3/8" tall
Size #10 bedspread weight - 30 yds.
12" blue 1/8" ribbon
1 x 1/2" round jar lid.
Steel crochet hook size 7.
CAP: Rnd 1: ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. join with sl st in top of ch 3 (12dc).
Rnd 2: ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join (24).
Rnds 3-5: ch 4, (dc in next st, ch 1) around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch 4. Fasten off.
BOARD: Rnd 1: ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 5, (dc in ring, ch 2) 7 times, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch 5 (8 dc, 8 ch sps).
Rnd 2: sl st in next ch sp, ch 5, dc in same sp, ch 2, dc in next ch sp, ch 2, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch sp, ch 2, dc in next ch sp, ch 2; rep from * around, join as before.
Rnd 3: sl st in next ch sp, ch 6, dc in same sp, (ch 3, dc in next ch sp) 2 times, ch 3, *(dc, ch3, dc) in next ch sp (ch3, dc in next ch sp) 2 times, ch 3; rep from * around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch 6.
Rnd 4: sl st in next ch sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp, (ch 2, dc in next ch sp) 3 times, ch 2, *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch sp, (ch 2, dc in next ch sp) 3 times, ch 2; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of ch 3, fasten off.
DIPLOMA: Row 1: ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn (8sc).
Rows 2-8: ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. Fasten off.
Finishing: Apply fabric stiffener to crocheted pieces and place Cap over plastic covered jar lid, shaping. Pin Board to plastic covered blocking board, shaping. Roll Diploma, shape, let dry. Glue Board centered to top of Cap. Tie ribbon in bow around Diploma.
TASSEL: Cut 32 strands each 4" long and with all strands held tog, tie separate 5" strand tightly around centre of all strands. Fold strands in half, tie another long strand around folded strands 1/4" from fold, secure. Glue ends of 5" strand at top of tassell to centre top of Board.