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Beanie

SUPPLIES

● Size J crochet hook
● Yarn needle
● “Chunky Yarn” in 1 or 2 colors
I recommend Paton’s Shetland Chunky & Bernat Softee Chunky. Any yarn that is just a bit thicker than worsted weight will work. You’ll need approximately 220 yards. I used a ball and a half of Shetland Chunky for each of these hats.

ABBREVIATIONS

ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
ea – each
st – stitch
rep – repeat
rnd – round
sc2tog – 2 single crochets together (decrease)
dc2tog – 2 double crochets together (decrease)
sl st – slip stitch
FO – finish/fasten off
CA – Color A
CB – Color B

INSTRUCTIONS

This hat is crocheted in rounds. Join where the pattern says to at the end of each round. Ignore color changes if you’re making a solid colored hat. Don’t forget to check your gauge. :)

Gauge: At the end of rnd 3, laying flat = 4 1/2 inches in diameter.

PATTERN

rnd 1: With CA, ch 4 (3 count as 1 dc). 15 dc in 4th ch from hook. sl st to join. (16)
work in back loops only from here on
rnd 2: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout). 1 dc in same st as ch. 2 dc in ea st. sl st to join. (32)
rnd 3: ch 3. [1 dc. 2 dc in next st.] rep around. sl st to join. (48)
stop to check gauge
rnd 4: ch 3. [2 dc. 2 dc in next st.] rep around. sl st to join. (64)
rnd 5: ch 3. [3 dc. 2 dc in next st.] rep around. sl st to join. (80)
rnds 6-13 (8 rnds): ch 3. 1 dc in ea st. sl st to join. (80)
switch to CB after rnd 10 if you’re making a two color hat
rnd 14: ch 3. [3 dc. dc2tog] rep around. sl st to join. (64)
rnd 15: ch 2 (counts as 1 sc now and throughout). 1 sc. sc2tog. [2 sc. sc2tog] rep around. sl st to join. (48)
rnds 16-17 (2 rnds): ch 2. 1 sc in ea. sl st to join. (48)
FO



Slouchy Hat :)

Crocheted Slouchy Beanie

Sizes:
Women’s
S/M (L/XL)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Hat measures 21 (22)”/53.5 (56) cm circumference x 11 (12)”/28 (30.5 cm) deep
Materials:
Caron International ‘Simply Soft’ (100% acrylic; 6oz/170g, 315yd/288m skein)
6 oz
Shown in: #9742 Grey Heather
One size US H-8 (5mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge.
Yarn Needle

GAUGE
In ribbed band pattern, 18 sts and 12 rows = 4”/10 cm.

STITCHES USED
Chain (ch), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st)

SPECIAL TERM

Puff: Puff stitch—Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), [yarn over, insert hook in same stitch and draw up a loop] 3 times (9 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through first 8 loops on hook, yarn over and draw through remaining 2 loops on hook.

HAT

Ribbed Band

Ch 10.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—9 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, working in front loops only, sc in each st across, turn.

Repeat last row until piece measures 21 (22)”/53.5 (56)cm. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Use tail to sew short ends together to form band.

Body

Join yarn with sl st in edge of band at seam.

Round 1: Ch 1, work 72 (76) sc evenly spaced around edge of band; join with sl st in first sc—72 (76) sc.

Round 2: Ch 3, sk first sc, Puff in next sc, ch 1, *sk next sc, Puff in next sc, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—36 (38) Puffs and 36 (38) ch-1 sps.

Round 3: Ch 3, Puff in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, *sk next Puff, Puff in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch.

Repeat last round until hat measures 11 (12)”/28 (30.5)cm from beginning. DO NOT FASTEN OFF.

FINISHING

Close Top of Hat: Last round worked is top of hat. Hook is currently at top, back center of hat. Keeping loop on hook, insert hook into top, center front of hat, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (sc complete). Pinch side edges to the same center point and sc the edges together (by inserting hook through both thicknesses and completing an sc). The top of the hat will now be in a star formation. Continue to pinch opposite edges and sc them together until top of hat is completely closed. Fasten off.

Weave in ends.



Phannie Hat

Crochet the sunburst pattern beret, Phannie.

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SIZE
To fit women’s average size head

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Approximately 11” across

MATERIALS
2 Balls BERROCO PURE® MERINO DK (50 grs), #4555 Cardinal
Crochet hooks, sizes 4.50 mm (G) and 5.00 mm (H) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

GAUGE
18 dc’s = 4”; 8 rnds = 4” in dc with smaller hook
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

STITCH GLOSSARY

FPDC (Front post dc)
Yo, insert hook from front to back to front again around post of st, yo and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice
Dc dec (Decrease 1 dc)
  • Yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up1 loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook, rep from * once more working through next st, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

BERET

With smaller crochet hook, ch 4, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 7 dc’s in ring, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3 — 8 dc’s.

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in same st, 2 dc’s in each dc around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3 — 16 dc’s.

Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 2 — 32 dc’s.

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in same st, dc in next dc, * 2 dc’s in next dc, dc in next dc, rep from * around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3 — 48 dc’s.

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in next dc, * 2 dc’s in next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc’s, rep from * around, end 2 dc’s in last dc, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3 — 64 dc’s.

Rnd 6: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * FPDC around post of next dc, dc in next dc, rep from * around, end FPDC around post of last dc, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3 — 32 FPDC’s with 1 dc between them.

Rnd 7: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * FPDC around post of next st, dc in same dc (inc made), dc in next dc, rep from * around, end FPDC around post of last dc, dc in same dc, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3 — 32 FPDC’s with 2 dc’s between them.

Rnds 8 and 9: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * FPDC around post of next st, dc in each of the next 2 dc’s, rep from * around, end FPDC around post of next st, dc in next dc, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 7 — 32 FPDC’s with 3 dc’s between them.

Rnds 11 and 12: Rep Rnds 8 and 9.

Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 7 — 32 FPDC’s with 4 dc’s between them.

Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 8. Piece should measure approximately 11” across.

Rnd 15: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * FPDC around post of next st, dc in next dc, dc dec over next 2 sts (1 st decreased), dc in next dc, rep from * around, end FPDC around post of next st, dc in next dc, dc dec over next 2 sts, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3 — 32 FPDC’s with 3 dc’s between them.

Rnd 16: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * FPDC around post of next st, dc dec over next 2 sts (1 st decreased), dc in next dc, rep from * around, end FPDC around post of next st, dc dec over next 2 sts, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3 — 32 FPDC’s with 2 dc’s between them.

Rnd 17: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * FPDC around post of next st, dc dec over next 2 sts (1 st decreased), rep from * around, end FPDC around post of next st, dc dec over next st and top of beg ch-3 — 32 FPDC’s with 1 dc between them.

Rnds 18, 19 and 20: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), sc in each st around, join with a sl st in beg ch-1. Check for fit. More rows of sc may be added if necessary.

Rnd 21: Change to larger crochet hook. Ch 1, work 1 sl st in each st around, join with a sl st in beg ch-1. Fasten off.



 

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