Tuesday, 26 August 2014

"Charlotte" Beanie/ Stargazer Slouch

And so the  Charlotte Infinity Scarf  gets an accompaniment!

The Charlotte Beanie/Stargazer Slouch.

First up is the slouch hat - Nice and baggy with a defined "star" shape at the back.


As you see, you can make this hat with a solid pointed back section, which stands out when worn. The pattern also includes instructions on how to "tone down" those points, in case you wish a more rounded hat.


And, if you wish a traditional beanie, the pattern has instructions for this also.



Charlotte Beanie/Stargazer Slouch
 

Materials: 1 skein Worsted Weight yarn in each of 3 Colours; I used Rose (Colour A), Plum (Colour B), and Cream (Colour C). 4.5mm and 5mm hook; yarn needle, 1 wooden button.

Abbreviations: sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; sk = skip; sl st = slip stitch; beg = beginning; ch = chain; rep = repeat.

Gauge:  12 sc and 20 rows sc = 4”

Dimensions: Hat circumference:  Beanie: 20”; Slouchy: 22”; Beanie Height 8.5”; Slouch height 10”


**Pattern is written in US terms, a chart to convert to UK terms is included at the end.**


**Note:  for either hat, if you wish to “tone down” the star shape at the crown, stagger your increases over the first 6 rows (beanie) and 8 rows (slouch) to avoid the points. For the Stargazer Slouch I deliberately kept those points by working each increase into the same “V” from the previous row to emphasise that star shape at the back of the hat.  This is optional.**


Beanie:

Row 1:  With 5mm hook and Colour A, make a magic ring.  Ch2, hdc 9 into ring, sl st to beg hdc.

Row 2:  Ch2, 2 hdc into each stitch around (18) Change to Colour B

Row 3:  Ch2, hdc into same st, *1 hdc into next st, 2 hdc into next st*; rep from * to * around, 1hdc into last st, join.  (27)

Row 4:  Ch2, hdc into same st, *1 hdc into the next 2 sts; 2hdc into next st* rep from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the last 2 sts; join.  (36)

Row 5:  Ch2, hdc into same st, *1 hdc into next 3 sts, 2 hdc into next st* rep from * to * to last 3 sts, 1 hdc into each of the last 3 sts, join.  (45) Change to Colour C

Row 6:  Ch2, hdc into same st, *1 hdc into next 4 sts, 2 hdc into next st* rep from * to * to last 4 sts, 1 hdc into each of the last 4 sts. join.  (54)

Row 7:  Ch 2, hdc 3, *sk1 hdc 7, ch 2, hdc 7**, sk1, hdc 7*;  rep from * to *, finishing last repeat at **; sk1, hdc to end, sl st to beg ch 2.  Change to Colour A

Row 8:  C h2, hdc 3, sk1 hdc 6, *(hdc, ch1, hdc) in nxt space, hdc 6**, sk1, hdc 6*  rep from * to *, finishing last rep at **, sk1, hdc in next 3, sl st to beg ch 2

**note:  if you want the chevrons to be more pronounced, work (hdc, ch2, hdc) where indicated, instead of (hdc, ch1, hdc).  I worked (hdc, ch2, hdc) on the slouch, and (hdc, ch1, hdc) on the beanie**

Row 9:  Rep Row 8.  Change to Colour B

Rows 10-11:  Rep Row 8 twice, Change to colour C

Row 12-13:  Rep Row 8 twice, Change to colour A

Rows 14-15:  Rep row 8 twice, Change to colour B 

Rows 16-17:  Rep Row 8 (twice); Change to Colour A

Row 18: Ch1, sc around, sl st to beg ch1. Turn.

Row 19: As row 18. Turn.

Row 20:  Ch1, sc in next 32 sts, chain 6. Turn. 

Row 21:  Ch1, sc in 2nd ch from hook and around hat to end, but do not join.  Turn.

Row 22:  Ch1, sc around, including the flap piece that you added on.  Turn.

Row 23:  Ch1, sc 2, ch2, sk2, sc to end, Turn.

Row 24:  Ch1, sc to ch2 sp, sc 2 into ch2 sp, sc to end, Turn.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends and attach a large button/brooch to the other side of the flap.



Stargazer Slouch: 

Row 1:  With 4.5mm hook and Colour A, make a magic ring.  Ch2, hdc 8 into ring, sl st to beg hdc.

Row 2:  Ch2, 2 hdc into each stitch around (16)

Row 3:  Ch2, hdc into same st, *1 hdc into next st, 2 hdc into next st*; rep from * to * around, 1hdc into last st, join.  (24)

Row 4:  Ch2, hdc into same st, *1 hdc into the next 2 sts; 2hdc into next st* rep from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the last 2 sts; join.  (32)

Row 5:  Ch2, hdc into same st, *1 hdc into next 3 sts, 2 hdc into next st* rep from * to * to last 3 sts, 1 hdc into each of the last 3 sts, join.  (40)

Row 6:  Ch2, hdc into same st, *1 hdc into next 4 sts, 2 hdc into next st* rep from * to * to last 4 sts, 1 hdc into each of the last 4 sts. join.  (48)

Row 7:  Ch2, hdc into same st, *1 hdc into next 5 sts, 2 hdc into next st* rep from * to * to last 5 sts, 1 hdc into each of the last 5 sts.  Join.  (56)

Row 8:  Ch2, hdc into same st, *1 hdc into next 6 sts, 2 hdc into next st* rep from * to * to last 6 sts, hdc to end, join.  (64)  Change to Colour B

Row 9:  Ch 2, hdc 3, *sk1 hdc 7, ch 2, hdc 7**, sk1, hdc 7*;  rep from * to *, finishing last repeat at **; sk1, hdc to end, sl st to beg ch 2. 

Row 10:  C h2, hdc 3, sk1 hdc 6, *(hdc, ch2, hdc) in nxt space, hdc 6**, sk1, hdc 6*  rep from * to *, finishing last rep at **, sk1, hdc in next 3, sl st to beg ch 2.

Row 11-12:  Rep Row 10.  Change to Colour C.  

Rows 13-14:  Rep Row 10 (twice), Change to colour A.

Row 15:  Rep row 10; Change to Colour C.

Rows 16-17:  Rep row 10 (twice), Change to colour B 

Rows 18-21:  Rep Row 10 (4 times); Change to Colour A

Row 22: Ch1, sc around, sl st to beg ch1. Turn.

Row 23: As row 22. Turn.

Row 24:  Ch1, sc in next 37 sts, chain 6. Turn. 

Row 25:  Ch1, sc in 2nd ch from hook and around hat to end, but do not join.  Turn.

Row 26:  Ch1, sc around, including the flap piece that you added on.  Turn.

Row 27:  Ch1, sc to end, turn.

Row 28:  Ch1, sc to last 4 sts, ch2, sk2, sc to end, turn.

Row 29:  Ch1, sc to ch2 sp, sc 2 into ch2 sp, sc to end, turn.

Row 30:  Ch1, sc to end, turn.

Row 31:  Ch1, sc to end, sc in each row down side of buttonhole flap, fasten off.

Weave in ends and attach a large button/brooch to the other side of the flap.

©AG Handmades 2014


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