Sunday, November 13, 2011
Free Pattern: Crossed Texture Hat - Premie
Newborn size here.
3-month size here.
This is a thicker texture that I've seen a lot on Etsy. It is simple, though it might not be a great starter project for beginners.
Worsted weight yarn (I used I Love This Cotton)
5mm (H/8) hook
Ch - chain
Dc - double crochet
Crossed dc in same st - do a double crochet, then insert hook behind just completed dc and make another dc.
Crossed dc - skip one dc, dc in next dc. Then dc in the skipped dc.
St - stitch
Technique for starting each round -
Ch 3 (counts as first dc), then dc in stitch behind. Then continue forward as usual with the crossed dcs. That will count as a pair of crossed dc. You will move back a stitch each time, but because you can't see the seam, it won't matter.
Tip for ending each round - It can be hard to find the top ch of the ch 3 at the end of the round, so look for that "behind" dc in the first pair, follow it up to its "insert hook" spot, then go one st back and there's your ch.
Instructions: (read tips in bold before beginning!)
Round 1: Magic ring, 6 pairs crossed dc. (12 dc)
Round 2: In each dc, crossed dc in same st. (24 dc)
Round 3: *In next two st, crossed dc in same st. In next pair, crossed dc. Repeat from * five times. (36 dc)
Round 4-10: Crossed dc around. (36 dc) Finish off, weave in ends.
For the embellishment, I used this adorable butterfly pattern from Little Birdie Secrets. I used the "large" size, I Love This Cotton and a size 5mm hook.
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