Saturday, 30 August 2014

Clara Slouchy Hat and Neckwarmer


 

This pattern uses the Crossed Puff Stitch to create a pretty textured weave, while retaining the looseness of the garment, so that the hat remains nice and slouchy.

The yarn I used was Marriners Aran with 20% wool, but any type of worsted weight yarn will do.

The pattern is fairly easy to accomplish and works up very quickly.


Clara Slouchy Hat and Neckwarmer
 
Materials:  2 skeins any worsted weight yarn (aran/10ply); 5mm hook, 4.5mm hook, yarn needle, 5 buttons

Size:  Adult; Hat Circumference: 20”-21”; Hat height:  11.5” crown to brim;  Neckwarmer:  30.5” x 6.5”

Abbreviations:  sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; fpdc = front post double crochet; fphdc = front post half double crochet; fpsc = front post single crochet; ch = chain; sl st = slip stitch; beg = beginning; rep = rep; fsc = foundation single crochet chain.

Special Stitch:  Crossed Puff Stitch:  Skip one st, yarn over, Insert hook in the next st, draw yarn through, yarn over, pull yarn through 2 loops, yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch, draw yarn through, yarn over, pull yarn through 3 loops, yarn over, pull yarn through last 2 loops. Go back to the stitch you just skipped and work the same puff stitch again.  This completes the crossed puff stitch combination.

Gauge: 5 Crossed Puff Stitch Clusters and 5 rows of clusters on 5mm hook = 4”

Instructions are written in US terms; a conversion chart to UK terms is included at the end.

Neckwarmer:   

To begin:  Using a 5mm hook, make a foundation single crochet of 14 sts.  Turn.

Row 1:  Ch 3, *Crossed Puff Stitch over next two stitches*; rep to end.  Dc in last st.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 3, *Crossed Puff Stitch over next two stitches* (on the top of the two puff stitches from the previous row); rep to end,  Dc in last st.  Turn.

Repeat Row 2 until work measures 30”.

Next Row:  Ch1, sc across short edge, turn.

Next Row:  Ch1, sc in first st, ch 3, sk 2, sc in next 3 sts, ch 3, sk 2, sc in next 3 sts, ch 3, sk 2, sc in last st; turn.

Next Row:  Ch1, sc in first st, hdc 3 into ch3 sp; sc into next 3 sts, hdc 3 into ch 3 sp; sc into next 3 sts; hdc into next ch 3 sp; sc into last st; do not turn.

Next Row:  Ch 1, sc in same st; sc all around the rest of the neckwarmer, working (sc, ch1, sc) into the corner sts; sl st to beg sc at the final corner.  Fasten off and weave in ends.  Sew on 3 buttons to match where the buttonholes meet the bottom left ege of the neckwarmer as you would cross it over in front of you.



Hat: 

From beginning to end, unless specified in the pattern row, the hat is worked in the round.  Do not join at the end of each row; place a marker and keep moving it up as you go.  I worked it this way to avoid a back seam.  

Row 1:  Using 5mm hook, make a magic ring; Ch2, make 9 dc into the ring.  Do not join. (9)

Row 2:  2 dc into every stitch around (18)

Row 3:  2 dc into next st; 1 dc into next st; rep to end (27)

Row 4:  2 dc into next st, 1 dc into next 2 sts; rep to end (36)

Row 5:  2 dc into next st, 1 dc into next 3 sts; rep to end (45)

Row 6:  2 dc into next st, 1 dc into next 4 sts; rep to end (54)

Row 7:  Ch 3,  Crossed Puff Stitch over the next st and the stitch in which you just worked the ch3;  *Crossed Puff Stitch over next two stitches*; rep to end.  Sl st to beg ch 3.

Row 8:  Ch 3,  Crossed Puff Stitch over the next st and the stitch in which you just worked the ch3; *Crossed Puff Stitch over next two stitches* (on the top of the two puff stitches from the previous row); rep to end.  Sl st to beg Ch 3.

Repeat Row 8 until hat measures 9” from crown.

Next Row:  Ch1, sc all around

Next Row:  Ch3, *fpdc in next st; dc in next st*; repeat to end, finishing on fpdc.

Repeat previous row until rib measures 2”.

Change to 4.5mm hook, work in rib for 2 more rows.

Finish off by working in rib in hdc over the next 2 sts; sc in the next st, and slip stitch over the next 2 sts.  Fasten off and weave in ends.  Sew two buttons onto the hat.

Enjoy your new hat and neckwarmer!
             
©AG Handmades 2014





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