Tuesday, 18 November 2014

100th Pattern ~ Unisex Striped Beanie

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Can you believe this is my 100th published pattern?

I can't!  It seems incredible to me, but here you go, here it is...  a Unisex Striped Beanie.

  


To fit a teen, woman or man, and this time, with two options - crocheted from the bottom up, or the top down!

Play around with the colours, and you can make one that almost anyone would love to wear.



Unisex Striped Beanie
     

Materials:  4.5mm hook, 4mm hook, 1 skein in main colour (Deep Red/Rust or Dark Grey), oddments in each of 2 other colours (Light Brown and Cream); worsted weight yarn (aran/10ply).  Yarn needle.

Abbreviations:  sc = single crochet; fpsc = front post single crochet; fphdc = front post half double crochet; bphdc = back post half double crochet; sc2tog = single crochet 2 together; beg = beginning; rep = repeat; sl st = slip stitch.


Pattern is written in US terms, a conversion chart is included at the end.


Sizing:  Teens/Womens 20”-22”; Mens 22”-24”

Gauge:  16 sts and 16 rows (1 sc, 2 fpsc ribbing) with 4.5mm hook = 4”



The Bottom-up hat is worked with a simple (sc 1, fpsc in next 2) ribbing up to the decreasing rows (row 28 onwards) in the following stripe pattern:  (work the stripes for the top down pattern in reverse order).

Rows 1, 2, 3:  Red
Rows 4 and 5: Brown
Row 6:  Red
Row 7:  Brown
Row 8:  Red
Row 9:  Cream
Rows 10 – 14: Red
Row 15:  Cream
Row 16:  Red
Rows 17 and 18:  Brown
Row 19:  Red
Row 20:  Cream
Rows 21 and 22:  Red
Row 23:  Cream
Row 24:  Red
Rows 25 and 26:  Brown
Row 27:  Red
Row 28:  Cream
Red for the remainder of the crown

Pattern:

Bottom-Up Version

Row 1:  With 4.5mm hook and main colour, (Red or Grey) make a single crochet foundation of 88 (96) sts.  Alternatively, chain 89 (97), sc in 2nd chain from hook and to end.  If you are starting with a normal chain instead of a foundation single crochet, you may wish to use a slightly larger hook so that the edge is not too tight.

Join to make a circle, being careful to not twist the row you just made.

Row 2:  Ch1, sc in same, fpsc in next 2 sts, *sc in next, fpsc in next 2 sts*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg sc.

Rows 3-27:  Repeat Row 2, striping the hat as instructed above, working in the same ribbing pattern until hat measures 6” from the beginning.

Row 28:  Keeping the stripe pattern going as instructed, and keeping the fpsc ribbing in place as much as possible, Ch1, continue around in pattern, decreasing by working 2 sts together in every 10th stitch around; sl st to beg sc.

Row 29:  Ch1, sc in same st; fpsc in next 2 sts, and continue working around, following the stitch pattern from the previous decrease row.  Don’t worry about the count being off slightly, this happens as you decrease and will blend in as you go.  Sl st to beg sc.

Row 30:  Ch1, keeping the ribbing going as much as you can, decrease in every 8th st around.  Sl st to beg sc.

Row 31:  Ch1, keeping the ribbing going as much as you can, decrease in every 6th st around.  Sl st to beg sc.

Row 32:  Ch1, keeping the ribbing going as much as you can, decrease in every 5th st around.  Sl st to beg sc.

Row 33:  Ch1, keeping the ribbing going as much as you can, decrease in every 4th st around.  Sl st to beg sc.

Row 34:  Ch1, keeping the ribbing going as much as you can, decrease in every 3rd st around.  Sl st to beg sc.
Row 35:  Ch1, keeping the ribbing going as much as you can, decrease in every 2nd st around.  Sl st to beg sc.

Row 36:  ch1, fpsc2tog in every pair of sts around. 

Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread the yarn through the remaining sts, pulling the hole together, and fasten securely.

Turn hat around to the brim side.  The brim will be curling up at this point.  That is normal.  To fix this, and to make the edging, using a 4 mm hook, Ch1, work 2 rows in plain sc in red around, then 1 row in cream to finish off.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Top Down Version:

Row 1:  With 4.5mm hook, make a magic ring; ch1, work 8 sc into the ring, sl st to beg sc. (8)

Row 2:  Ch1, 2sc into each stitch around, sl st to beg sc.  (16)

Row 3:  Ch1, 1 sc in same st; 2 sc in next st; *1 sc in next st; 2 sc in next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg sc.  (24)

Row 4:  Set the first ribs:  ch1, *fpsc into next 2 sts, sc into next stitch*; rep from * to * to end.  Sl st to beg fpsc.  (24)

Row 5:  ch1, fpsc in same st and next st; 2 sc into next st; *fpsc into next 2 sts; 2 sc into next st*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg fpsc.  (32)

Row 6:  Ch1, *fpsc into first 2 sts, sc into next 2 sts*;  rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg fpsc.  (32)

Row 7:  Ch1, *fpsc into first 2 sts, sc into next st, 2 sc into next st*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg fpsc.  (40)

Row 8:  ch1, *fpsc into first 2 sts; 2 sc into next st; sc into next 2 sts*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg fpsc.  (48)

Row 9:  Set the second set of ribs:  Ch1, fpsc into first 2 sts, sc into next st, *fpsc into next 2 sts, sc into next st*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg fpsc.  (48)

Row 10:  Ch1, fpsc into first 2 sts, 2 sc into next st, *fpsc into next 2 sts, 2 sc into next st*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg fpsc.  (64)

Do not worry if the hat begins to curl outwards, that will sort itself as you go on.

Row 11:  Ch1, fpsc into first 2 sts; sc into next st; 2 sc into next st; *fpsc into next 2 sts; sc into next st; 2 sc into next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg fpsc.  (80)

Row 12:  Ch1, fpsc into first 2 sts, 2sc into next st; sc into next 2 sts; *fpsc into next 2 sts; 2 sc into next st; sc into next 2 sts*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg fpsc.  (96)

Row 13:  Change to Cream yarn, ch1, fpsc into first 2 sts; sc into next st; *fpsc into next 2 sts, sc into next st*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg fpsc.  (96)

Continue to work straight now, keeping rib pattern as set in Row 13; also working the stripe pattern as Bottom Up hat except in reverse order.  Add extra rows in main colour if you wish to make the hat longer. 

For a plain beanie:  Change to 4mm hook, finish the hat as the bottom up version, from where you turn the hat around to work on the bottom edge, working 2 rows of sc in main colour and 1 row in Cream.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

For a beanie with a turn up brim:  Continue to use 4.5mm hook, finish the length of the main hat (I worked to 9”) with 2 rows in rib pattern with main colour, then begin the turn up piece. 

Next Row, with main colour, ch1, *fphdc in next 2 sts; bphdc into next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg fphdc.

Repeat previous row then change to Cream.  Turn.

Ch1, fphdc in same st; * bphdc into next 2 sts; fphdc into next st*; rep from * to * around, bphdc into last 2 sts; sl st to beg fphdc.  Turn.

Change back to main colour.  Ch1, fphdc in same st; *bphdc into next 2 sts, fphdc into next st*; rep from * to * around, bphdc into last 2 sts; sl st to beg fphdc.

Change to Lt Brown.  Ch1, fphdc in same st; *bphdc into next 2 sts; fphdc into next st*; rep from * to * around, bphdc into last 2 sts; sl st to beg fphdc. 

Final row:  Ch1, fphdc in same st; *bphdc into next 2 sts; fphdc into next st*; rep from * to * around, bphdc into last 2 sts; sl st to beg fphdc.   Fasten off and weave in ends.

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