Wednesday, 29 October 2014

A Winter's Tale Hat and Skirt Set

A “tale” in which you get to choose the ending!


To fit: 0-3 month; 3-6 months; 6-12 months


Do you want a scalloped edge or a straight edge?  With a white edging or a stripe of white and a blue edging?  A flower, or no flower?  It's up to you!


  


Materials needed:   1 skeins worsted weight (aran/10ply) yarn, 4.5mm hook for 0-3 months; 5mm (H) hook for 3-6 months and 6-12 months; yarn needle for sewing up ends

Finished sizes0-3 months:  Waist 16” – 18”; Length from waist to hem: 6.5”;  3-6 months: Waist 18”-20”; Length from waist to hem 7”;  6-12 months: 18”-20”; Length from waist to hem 8” (easily adjustable by adding or substracting rows).

Special Stitch:  Crossed Dc:  After skipping 2 sts as instructed; dc in next stitch, then go back and work 1 dc in the 2nd skipped stitch to cross the dc over the first one.  Pull it up to the same height, finish the stitch, then carry on with pattern as normal.

Abbreviations:
Sc = single crochet; Dc = double crochet; Hdc = half double crochet; Fpdc = front post double crochet; Bpdc = back post double crochet; Sl st = slip stitch; Sk = skip; Sp = space; Beg = beginning 
Stitch numbers, etc. for 0-3 months are given first, numbers/measurements for 3-6 months are given in brackets.

Gauge:  14 sts and 10 rows on 5mm hook, working hdc = 4”

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


Pattern:

Skirt:

Using 4.5mm hook for 0-3 months; 5mm hook for 3-6 months and 6-12 months, Ch 75,

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch around (74), sl st to beg sc without twisting.

Row 2: Ch 2, *fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st*, rep from * to * all the way around, sl st to beg ch 2.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, sl st to beg ch 1.

Row 4:  Ch3, dc into the st *before* the Ch3 to make a Crossed Dc (See Special Stitch above); *sk 1; (2dc, ch1, 2dc) into next st; sk 2; Crossed Dc into next and 2nd skipped st;* rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg ch3.

Row 5:  Sl st to 2nd dc of the Crossed Dc; Ch3, dc into the top of the dc before the Ch3 to make a Crossed Dc; (2dc, ch1, 2dc) into ch1 space between next (2dc, ch1, 2dc cluster), *Crossed Dc into top of next Crossed dc from previous row; (2dc, ch1, 2dc) into ch1 space between next (2dc, ch1, 2dc cluster),* rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg ch3.

Rep Row 5 until you reach 6” (6.5”, 7.5”), or your desired length.

Next Row:  Sl st to 2nd dc of Crossed DC; Change to White on the last sl st.

Ending One:  Repeat Row 5 again to make a shell edge; fasten off and weave in ends.

Ending Two:  Ch1, sc around in every stitch for 2 rows.  Change back to Main colour.  Ch1, sc around once more, sl st to beg sc; fasten off and weave in ends.

Fasten off, tidy up ends and make tie cord.  Chain 120 with both colours together, thread through existing front and back post stitches, tie in a bow, and tidy up the ends.


Hat:

For 0-3 months, use 4mm hook; for 3-6 months, use 5mm hook, For 6-12 months, use 5mm hook.

Row 1: With Main Colour and hook required for size; make a magic ring, Ch2, make 8 hdc into ring. Sl st to beg hdc. (8)

Row 2: Ch2, 2 hdc in same; hdc in every stitch around; sl st to beg hdc. (16)

Row 3: Ch2, hdc in same, 2 hdc in next; *hdc in next; 2 hdc in next*; rep to end; sl st to beg hdc. (24)

Row 4: Ch2, hdc in same, 1 hdc in next; 2 hdc in next st; *hdc in next 2 sts; 2 hdc in next st*; rep to end; sl st to beg hdc. (32)

Row 5: Ch2, hdc in same, 1 hdc in next 2 sts; 2 hdc in next st; *hdc in next 3 sts; 2 hdc in next st*; rep to end; sl st to beg hdc. (40)

**Size 6-12 months only** Ch2, hdc in same, 1 hdc in next 3 sts; 2 hdc in next st; *hdc in next 4 sts; 2 hdc in next st*; rep to end; sl st to beg hdc. (48)

Row 6:  Ch3, dc in prev hdc; sk2; (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next st; *sk3, Crossed dc in next and 2nd skipped st; sk2, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next st*; rep from * to * to last 2 sts, sl st to beg ch3.

Row 7:  Sl st to top of next dc (left dc of cdc); ch3, dc in top of ch3 from prev row; (2dc, ch1, 2dc) into next “V” space; Crossed dc into top of next crossed dc from row below*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg ch3.

Rep row 7 to 5”; (5.5”; 6.5”)

Ending One:  Sl st to top of next dc, changing to white on last sl st; rep row 7 once more.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Ending Two:  Ch1, sc around in every stitch for 2 rows.  Change back to Main colour.  Ch1, sc around once more, sl st to beg sc; fasten off and weave in ends.


Flower:

Using 4mm hook, make a magic ring, ch1, sc 10 into ring; sl st to beg sc; change to white

Ch3; (3 dc; ch2, sl st) into same st; *sk 1; sl st to next; ch3;  (3 dc; ch2, sl st) into same st; * rep to end, 5 petals.  Sl st to beg sc.  Fasten off, use long tail to attach to hat.



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