Thursday, 28 August 2014

Crossed Ripple Slouchy Hat and Neckwarmer

Here are two versions of the same hat and neckwarmer

The first is a tightly textured stitch, making a good solid hat and neckwarmer for the coldest weather.


The second is a more loosely textured and more slouchy stitch, making the same hat and scarf to sit with more drape and slouch than the first.

Both are made with with a crossed ripple stitch; with chunky (bulky) yarn.   Using a 7mm through to a 5mm hook, these items work up really quickly.



The pattern is labelled "Intermediate" difficulty, but I would suggest giving it a go, because once you have the basic stitch, it is very simple and repetitive.

You will need:  2-3 skeins Chunky (Bulky/12ply) yarn; a yarn needle, 2 buttons, and a 7mm, 6mm, 5.5mm and 5mm hook. 






Crossed Ripple Slouch and Neckwarmer
Two versions included: a tightly woven version, and a looser, slouchier version
In Pink, the more tightly woven set:
        
In Purple, the looser, slouchier set:
          
Difficulty:  Intermediate


Materials:  2 skeins Chunky Yarn (Bulky/6); 7mm hook, 6mm hook, 5.5mm hook, 5mm hook, yarn needle, 2 buttons. (Note: this design uses a lot of yarn!  I have said 2 skeins but came right to the end of the second skein on the slouchier hat and neckwarmer, with only an inch or two yarn to spare, so be prepared that you may need an extra skein.

Abbreviations:  sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; sl st = slip stitch; sk = skip; sts = stitches; rep = repeat; beg = beginning; trc = treble crochet; fpdc = front post double crochet; fptrc = front post treble crochet; hdc = half double crochet.

Gauge:  10 sts and 7 rows on 7mm hook, working hdc = 4”

Finished Measurements: Hat Circumference 21”-22”; Hat Height 11”; Neckwarmer 30” x 6”

**Instructions are written in US terms; a conversion chart for UK terms in included**


**Two versions of the hat and neck warmer set can be made with this pattern – the more dense and tightly woven set, instructions highlighted in yellow, or the looser, more slouchier set, instructions highlighted in blue.**


Hat

Row 1:  For both versions, using 7mm hook, make a magic ring; Ch2, make 8 hdc into the ring.  Do not join, place a marker and keep working in the round, moving marker up every row to keep your place.

Row 2:  2 hdc into every stitch around (16)

Row 3:  2hdc into next st; 1 hdc into next st; rep to end (24)

Row 4:  2hdc into next st, 1 hdc into next 2 sts; rep to end (32)

Row 5:  2 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into next 3 sts; rep to end (40)

Row 6:  2 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into next 4 sts; rep to end (48)

Row 7:  2 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into next 5 sts; rep to end (56)

Row 8:  2 hdc into next st, 1 hdc into next 6 sts; rep to end (64)

Row 9:  (Tightly textured version):  1dc in next st, *sk 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, 1 dc in 1st of the two skipped stitches*; rep to end.

Row 9:  (Slouchier version):  1 dc in next st, *sk 2 sts, 1trc in next st, ch1, 1trc in 1st of the two skipped stitches* rep to end.

Row 10(both versions):  1 sc in every st and ch sp to end of row. (64)

Row 11:  (Tightly textured version):  1dc in next st, *sk 2 sts, 1dc in next st, ch1, fpdc around dc below the first of 2 sc just skipped, rep from* to end of row.

Row 11:  (Slouchier version):  1trc in next st, *sk 2 sts, 1trc in next st, ch1, fptrc around trc below the first of 2 sc just skipped, rep from* to end of row.

Rep rows 10 and 11 to 7”.

Change to 6mm hook and work for another 2” (or more if you want a longer slouch)

Change to 5mm hook

Single crochet around, to end.

Next 8 rows:  Bpsc for 8 rows to create that “knitted” look on the band - work this fairly loosely as it does tighten up the stitch.

On the last row, finish with a few slip stitches into the back of the work to even off the edge.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Neckwarmer

Row 1:  Using 5.5mm hook, make 71 chain.  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and to end, turn.

Row 2:  (Tightly textured version): Ch 3, 1 dc in next st, *sk 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, ch1, 1 dc in 1st skipped st* rep to last 2 sts; dc in next 2 sts, turn.

Row 2:  (Looser Textured Version): Ch 4, 1 trc in next st, *sk 2 sts, 1trc in next st, ch1, 1trc in 1st skipped st* rep to last 2 sts; trc in next 2 sts, turn.

Row 3:  (both versions):  Ch 1, sc in each st across (70)

Row 4:  (Tightly textured version):  Ch 3, 1 dc in next st, *sk 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, ch1, fpdc around dc below the first of 2 sc just skipped, rep from* to last 2 sts; 1 dc in each of the last 2 sts. Turn

Row 4:  (Loosely textured version):  Ch4, 1trc in next st, *sk 2 sts, 1trc in next st, ch1, fptrc around trc below the first of 2 sc just skipped, rep from* to last 2 sts; 1 trc in each of the last 2 sts. Turn

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 (for whichever version you are working) until the work measures at least 6”, ending after a single crochet row.  Turn.

Next Row:  Ch1, sc into same corner st, sc along all four edges, working (sc, ch1, sc) into each corner st.  Sl st to beg sc, fasten off and weave in ends.

Sew on 2 buttons where one edge meets the other as it folds over in front when worn.

©AG Handmades 2014




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