Saturday, 1 November 2014

Heartbeat

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A fast and easy hat for baby, child, or adult, with a design resembling a heartbeat and which can be made, “in a heartbeat”!  It’s that simple!

Any colour or combination of colours, any size.

Materials:  1 Skein worsted weight (aran/10ply) in Main colour; Oddments in contrasting colour; 4mm hook; 4.5mm hook; 5mm hook; 5.5mm hook; yarn needle for sewing in ends.

Abbreviations:  sc = single crochet; hdc = half double crochet; dhdc = dropped half double crochet (see “Special Stitch” below); beg = beginning; rep = repeat; sp = space; st = stitch; sl st = slip stitch; MC = main colour.

Special Stitch: dhdc – Work a half double crochet into the row below the next stitch, drawing the stitch up to the same height as the rest of this row. 

Gauge:  10 sts and 14 rows on 5mm hook, working half double crochet = 4”.

Sizing:  Newborn to Adult
0-3 months         Circumference 12”-14”;               Length 5.5”
3-6 months         Circumference 14”-16”;                Length 6”
6-12 months      Circumference 16”-17”;                Length 6.5”
1-3 years             Circumference 18”-19”;                Length 7”
3-10 years           Circumference 19”-20”;                Length 7.5”
Teens                   Circumference 20”-21”;                Length 8”
Adult                    Circumference 21”-23”;                Length 10”

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

You will also need, to complete all the hats, crochet hooks as follows:

0-3 months         4mm  
3-6 months         4.5mm  
6-12 months      4.5mm  
1-3 years             5mm  
3-10 years           4.5mm  
Teens                   5mm
Adult                    5.5mm

Pattern:

0-3 Months: 

With 4mm hook and MC
Row 1: Make a magic ring; Chain 2 (does not count as 1hdc), hdc 8 into ring, sl st to beg hdc. (8)

Row 2: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as ch2, then 2 hdc in each stitch around, slip stitch to beg hdc (16)

Row 3: Ch2, 2hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next st; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next st;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (24)

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

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

Row 6:  ch2, hdc in each stitch around; sl st to beg hdc. (40)

Repeat Row 6 to 5”.

Change to contrast colour.

Next Row:  ch1, *sc in next st, dhdc in next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st in beg sc.

Next Row:  ch1, sc in every st around, sl st to beg sc.

Next Row:  Change back to MC, ch1, sc in every stitch around, sl st to beg sc.  Fasten off and weave in ends.



3-6 months:

With 4.5mm hook and MC,

Row 1: Make a magic ring; Chain 2 (does not count as 1hdc), hdc 8 into ring, sl st to beg hdc. (8)

Row 2: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as ch2, then 2 hdc in each stitch around, slip stitch to beg hdc (16)

Row 3: Ch2, 2hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next st; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next st;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (24)

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

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

Row 6:  ch2, hdc in each stitch around; sl st to beg hdc. (40)

Repeat Row 6 to 5.5”.

Change to contrast colour.

Next Row:  ch1, *sc in next st, dhdc in next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st in beg sc.

Next Row:  ch1, sc in every st around, sl st to beg sc.

Next Row:  Change back to MC, ch1, sc in every stitch around, sl st to beg sc.  Fasten off and weave in ends.



6-12 months:

With 4.5mm hook and MC,

Row 1: Make a magic ring; Chain 2 (does not count as 1hdc), hdc 7 into ring, sl st to beg hdc. (7)

Row 2: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as ch2, then 2 hdc in each stitch around, slip stitch to beg hdc (14)

Row 3: Ch2, 2hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next st; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next st;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (21)

Row 4: Ch2, 2hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 2 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 2 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (28)

Row 5: Ch2, 2hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 3 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 3 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (35)

Row 6: Ch2, 2hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 4 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 4 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (42)

Row 7:  ch2, hdc in each stitch around; sl st to beg hdc. (42)


Repeat Row 7 to 6”.

Change to contrast colour.

Next Row:  ch1, *sc in next st, dhdc in next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st in beg sc.

Next Row:  ch1, sc in every st around, sl st to beg sc.

Next Row:  Change back to MC, ch1, sc in every stitch around, sl st to beg sc.  Fasten off and weave in ends.



1-3 years

With 5mm and MC,

Row 1: Make a magic ring; Chain 2 (does not count as 1hdc), hdc 8 into ring, sl st to beg hdc. (8)

Row 2: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as ch2, then 2 hdc in each stitch around, slip stitch to beg hdc (16)

Row 3: Ch2, 2hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next st; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next st;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (24)

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

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

Row 6: Ch2, 2hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 4 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 4 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (48)

Row 7:  Ch2, hdc in each stitch around; sl st to beg hdc. (48)

Repeat Row 7 to 6.5”.

Change to contrast colour.

Next Row:  ch1, *sc in next st, dhdc in next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st in beg sc.

Next Row:  ch1, sc in every st around, sl st to beg sc.

Next Row:  Change back to MC, ch1, sc in every stitch around, sl st to beg sc.  Fasten off and weave in ends.




3-10 years

With 4.5mm and MC,

Row 1: Make a magic ring; Chain 2 (does not count as 1hdc), hdc 8 into ring, sl st to beg hdc. (8)

Row 2: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as ch2, then 2 hdc in each stitch around, slip stitch to beg hdc (16)

Row 3: Ch2, 2hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next st; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next st;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (24)

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

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

Row 6: Ch2, 2hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 4 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 4 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (48)

Row 7:  Ch2, 2hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 5 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 5 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (56)

Row 8:  Ch2, hdc in each stitch around; sl st to beg hdc. (56)

Repeat Row 8 to 7”.

Change to contrast colour.

Next Row:  ch1, *sc in next st, dhdc in next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st in beg sc.

Next Row:  ch1, sc in every st around, sl st to beg sc.

Next Row:  Change back to MC, ch1, sc in every stitch around, sl st to beg sc.  Fasten off and weave in ends.



Teens:

With 5mm hook and MC,

Row 1: Make a magic ring; Chain 2 (does not count as 1hdc), hdc 8 into ring, sl st to beg hdc. (8)

Row 2: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as ch2, then 2 hdc in each stitch around, slip stitch to beg hdc (16)

Row 3: Ch2, 2hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next st; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next st;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (24)

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

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

Row 6: Ch2, 2hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 4 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 4 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (48)

Row 7:  Ch2, 2hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 5 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 5 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (56)

Row 8:  Ch2, hdc in each stitch around; sl st to beg hdc. (56)

Repeat Row 8 to 7.5”.

Change to contrast colour.

Next Row:  ch1, *sc in next st, dhdc in next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st in beg sc.

Next 2 Rows:  ch1, sc in every st around, sl st to beg sc.

Next 2 Rows:  Change back to MC, ch1, sc in every stitch around, sl st to beg sc.  Fasten off and weave in ends.



Adult:

With 5.5mm and MC,

Row 1: Make a magic ring; Chain 2 (does not count as 1hdc), hdc 8 into ring, sl st to beg hdc. (8)

Row 2: Ch2, 2 hdc in same stitch as ch2, then 2 hdc in each stitch around, slip stitch to beg hdc (16)

Row 3: Ch2, 2hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next st; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next st;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (24)

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

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

Row 6: Ch2, 2hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 4 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 4 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (48)

Row 7:  Ch2, 2hdc in same stitch as Ch2, 1 hdc in next 5 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 5 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (56)

Row 8:  Ch2, hdc in each stitch around; sl st to beg hdc. (56)

Repeat Row 8 to 8.5”.

Change to contrast colour.

Next Row:  ch1, *sc in next st, dhdc in next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st in beg sc.

Next 2 Rows:  ch1, sc in every st around, sl st to beg sc.

Next 3 Rows:  Change back to MC, ch1, sc in every stitch around, sl st to beg sc.  Fasten off and weave in ends.



©AG Handmades 2014




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