Thursday, 1 January 2015

Crossroads Hat

 


Hooks required:
4mm                                   0-3 months
4.5mm                                3-6 months
4.5mm                                1-3 years
4.5mm                                3-10 years
5mm                                   6-12 months
5mm                                   Pre-Teens and Teens
5mm                                   Adult



Abbreviations: 
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Dc – double crochet
Blo – back loop only
Sl st – slip stitch

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


Materials required:
1 Skein Worsted weight yarn (4)
4mm (G/6); 4.5mm (7); 5mm (H/8) crochet hook.


Dimensions:  (after turn up)
0-3 months:  Circumference 11.5” – 13” (29-33 cm); hat length 5.5” – 6” (13-15 cm)
3-6 months:  Circumference 12.5” – 14” (32-36 cm); hat length 6.5” – 7” (16.5-18 cm)
6-12 months: Circumference 14.5” – 16” (37-41 cm); hat length 7.5” – 8” (19-20 cm)
1 to 3 years:  Circumference 16.5” – 18” (42-46 cm); hat length 8” (20 cm)
3 to 10 years:  Circumference 17.5” – 19” (44-48 cm); hat length 8.5” (22 cm)
Pre-Teens and Teens:  Circumference 19” – 20.5”  (48-52 cm); hat length 9” – 10” (25 cm)
Adult woman:  Circumference 20” – 21.5” (48-57 cm); hat height 11" (28 cm)



Special stitches
From crochet.about.com - How To Do The Crossed DC With Step-By-Step Photos by Sandi Marshall
Following are instructions, with step-by-step photos, to learn how to make the crossed dc stitch.
Abbreviations: crdc = crossed double crochet, dc = double crochet
Step 1: The crossed dc is worked over an area of two stitches. To begin, skip the next stitch. The photo below shows the yarn over the hook, with the hook ready to begin making a double crochet in the following stitch.



Step 2: Make a double crochet in the stitch that follows the skipped stitch.






Step 3: Making a double crochet in the stitch that was skipped: The photo shows that double crochet in progress. There are several ways to begin the double crochet in the skipped stitch. This photo shows the method of crossing the hook in front of the dc just made and, with the working yarn strand in the back, pull the strand through the skipped stitch and pull it to the left of the dc-just-made, so that the first part of the dc being made in the skipped stitch wraps across the post of the dc-just-made (as shown in the photo). Next, yarn over the hook, pull yarn through two loops, yarn over hook again and pull through the last two loops to complete the dc.




 Pattern:

** Please use required hook for your chosen size, as in the chart above **


ALL SIZES:

Make a magic ring (alternatively, chain 4, sl st into 1st ch to make a ring).


Row One:  chain 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc 8 into ring (9 dc)

Row Two:  3ch, 1 dc in same stitch as 3ch, then 2 dc in each stitch around, slip stitch to top of 3ch (18)

Row Three:  3ch, 1dc in same stitch as 3ch, *1 dc in next st; 2 dc in next st*;  rep from * to * to end, sl st to 3ch (27)

Row Four: 3ch, 1dc in same stitch as 3ch, *1 dc in next 2 stitches; 2 dc in next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to 3ch (36)

**Sizes 0-3 months; 3-7 months; 6-12 months – skip rows Five and Six and move on to Row Seven**

Row Five:  3ch, 1dc in same stitch as 3ch; *1dc in next 3 stitches; 2 dc in next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to 3 ch (45)

** 1-3 years and Pre-Teens/ Teens – skip Row Six and move on to Row Seven**

Row Six:

** Size 3 – 10 years only – 3 ch, 1 dc in same stitch as 3 ch; 1 dc in each stitch around, increasing 2 more times evenly, sl st to 3 ch (48)

**Size Adult only – 3 ch, 1 dc in same stitch as 3ch; *1dc in next 4 stitches; 2 dc in next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to 3 ch (54)

Rows Seven and Eight:  2ch, work hdc in back loop only (blo) to end of row, sl st to the beginning 2ch.

Rows 9-13:  Work Cross-stitch for these five rows as in guide above (Special Stitches)

Rows 14-16: As row Seven

For a simple beanie, stop here, fasten off and tidy up ends. 



Hat with “turn up”:

All sizes:

After row 16 work as follows:

TURN so that you are now working from the inside.

Rows 17 – 21:  Work hdc in blo as for row 7 for 5 rows, or until your “turn up” is long enough for you.  Fasten off and tidy up ends.  You will now have ridges on the inside which will show on the outside when the hat is turned up.