Thursday, October 4, 2007
I heard that hats can be crocheted in one night. So I decided I should have a crochet a hat evening. On Tuesday, I tested this out on my knitting/crochet night to make sure it was possible. I got 12 rows out of 19 done in one night along with trying to teach a friend how to crochet and read a pattern (she didn't get very far). The other 7 I finished last night, in total I think it took 3 hours and 45 minutes to crochet the hat. It's kind of a goofy hat, so if you want it, happy birthday to you. I didn't have time to go out and buy yarn, so I just used some yarn from my crazy yarn basket. The pattern called for an H hook. Of course I changed the pattern as I worked it (I'm a control freak I guess). Here is my updated pattern.
Starting with the center top of hat, chain 5. Join the chain with a slip st so that you have a ring. Chain 2 and count this as first st on first row.
ROW 1 Work 9 hdc in the ring (or you can use a single or double crochet st depending on the yarn and what effect you want to achieve). Join last st to first with a slip st and chain 2 which makes the first st of row 2.(chain 2 will be 1st st on each row).
ROW 2 Work one st in same st as joining st, then 2 st in each st around.Join to top of chain 2. (End all rows by joining to the top of chain 2)
ROW3 Chain 2, one st in first st, two sts in the next st (increase by one st every other st. Do this all the way around). Join as in row 1.
Row 4 Chain 2, crochet around making 2 sts in every 3rd st (increase made), one st in the st in between.
Row 5 Chain 2, increase ( 2 sts) in every 4th st around.
Row 6-8 Chain 2, increase ( 2 sts) in every 5th st around.
Row 9 Decrease every 3rd st by skipping each 3rd st. Crochet in all others around.
Row 10-11 Hdc in every st around.Row 12 Hdc around, Increase in every 5th st around.
(2 hours 20 minutes)
ROW 13 14 Hdc in every st around.
ROW 15 Repeat row 9.
Row 16 Hdc in every st around.
Row 17 Hdc around. Decrease every 5th st by skipping each 5th st around.After joining with slip st, do not make a chain 2 stitch.
Row 18 Hdc around. Decrease every 5th st.
ROW 19 Shell Border: Make 5 hdc in next st Skip a st, slip st in next st.*Skip a st, make 5 hdc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st.(Repeat from asterik around.) Join; cut yarn; tie off; weave tail into hat so it doesn't show.
Posted by schwa at 3:34 PM