Friday, 28 November 2014

Grey Version of the Ribbed Beanie

Here's another version of the classic men's ribbed beanie (which also can be made in Women's sizes - pattern coming for other sizes... shhh!).



It always amazes me how different the same hat looks, made up in different colours.

Anyway - here is the grey and black version...  other colours/ sizes coming soon.

Thought you might like to see the variations you can make with that one simple pattern.

And, it's still FREE on RAVELRY until after Christmas!

Enjoy!

AG:)


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! Update..

Update:  By popular demand: for the rest of today, if you enter the code Thanks15 you will get 40% off any of my patterns at my Ravelry store. Thank you for your ongoing friendship and support. AG http://www.ravelry.com/people/aghandmades

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I want to wish all my friends a very Happy Thanksgiving and to say how much I have appreciated your support and encouragement throughout this past year.


As a "thank you", if you go to my RAVELRY store and enter the code:  THANKSGIVING, the first *100* people will get their chosen pattern FREE.

AG :)

Same Hat, Different Look

It never ceases to amaze me how you can take one simple pattern....

Make one hat in one colourway, and the same hat in another colourway, and that hat looks so different!

Hat 1:

The original men's beanie:


Hat 2:

Same beanie, different colourway:


Cool, huh?  Try it yourself, in different colours, different striping, etc.  See how it turns out.  I'd love to see the end results!

AG :)

If you don't have  it already, the pattern is here on RAVELRY, and CRAFTSY.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Men's Ribbed Beanie

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Men’s Ribbed Beanie
       
A simple ribbed beanie for the men in your life.  This pattern can be used to make the black wide brim hat, or the Silver and Black slouchy hat, in any colour/s you choose.

The black (wide brim) version is best worked with a heavy worsted weight yarn such as Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice.  I used color “Charcoal Print”, which is 100% Acrylic and comes in 85g skeins (145 yds per skein) for the black marl hat, and I used 1 skein Stylecraft Special aran in Silver for the second version, with a simple black trim.  You will need 1 ½ skeins in total for this project as it’s a bit of a wool-eater.  The end result though is a great beanie for your special guy.

Materials:  1 ½ skeins worsted weight yarn (aran/ 10ply) in the colour/s of your choice; 5.5mm hook; yarn needle.

Abbreviations:  sc = single crochet; hdc = half double crochet; fphdc = front post half double crochet; bphdc = back post half double crochet; beg = beginning; rep = repeat; sl st = slip stitch.

Gauge:  12 sts and 12 rows working fphdc, hdc ribbing on 5.5mm hook = 4”

Measurements: 22”-24” circumference; 11” length.


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

Pattern:

Both versions:

Row 1:  With 5.5mm hook, make a magic ring; ch1, work 8 hdc into ring, sl st to beg hdc. (8)

Row 2:  Ch1, (hdc, fphdc) in same, and in each stitch around.  Sl st to beg hdc.  (16)

Row 3:  Ch1, (hdc, fphdc) in same, and in each stitch around.  Sl st to beg hdc.  (32)

Row 4:  Ch1, hdc in same st, fphdc in next st, *hdc in next st; fphdc in next st*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg hdc.  (32)

Row 5:  Ch1, (hdc, fphdc) in same st; (hdc, fphdc) in next st; hdc in next st; fphdc in next st; *(hdc, fphdc) in next st; (hdc, fphdc) in next st; hdc in next stitch, fphdc in next st*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg hdc.  (48)

Row 6:  Ch1, hdc in same st; fphdc in next st; *hdc in next st; fphdc in next st*; rep from * to * to end.  Sl st to beg hdc.  (48)

Row 7:  Ch1, (hdc, fphdc) in same st; (hdc, fphdc) in next st; *(hdc in next st, fphdc in next st) twice, (hdc fphdc) in next st, (hdc, fphdc) in next st*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg hdc.  (64)

Row 8:  Ch1, *(hdc, fphdc in same st), (hdc, fphdc in next st); (hdc in next st, fphdc in next st) 10 times*, rep from * to *  to end; sl st to beg hdc.  (70)

Row 9:  Ch1, hdc in same st; fphdc in next st; *hdc in next st, fphdc in next st*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg hdc.  (70)

Wide brim version:  Repeat Row 9 until hat measures 8” from crown.

Slouchy version:  Repeat Row 9 until hat measures 10” from crown.  Change colour on the final stitch of the final row.

Wide brim version: 

Next Row:  Ch1, bphdc in same st; fphdc in next st; *bphdc in next st; fphdc in next st*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg bphdc.  (70)

Repeat previous row until hat measures 11”.

Slouchy version

Next Row:  With contrasting colour, Ch1, bphdc in same st; fphdc in next st; *bphdc in next st; fphdc in next st*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg bphdc.  (70)

Repeat previous row until hat measures 11”.

Fasten off and weave in ends.
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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

100th Pattern ~ Unisex Striped Beanie

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Can you believe this is my 100th published pattern?

I can't!  It seems incredible to me, but here you go, here it is...  a Unisex Striped Beanie.

  


To fit a teen, woman or man, and this time, with two options - crocheted from the bottom up, or the top down!

Play around with the colours, and you can make one that almost anyone would love to wear.



Unisex Striped Beanie
     

Materials:  4.5mm hook, 4mm hook, 1 skein in main colour (Deep Red/Rust or Dark Grey), oddments in each of 2 other colours (Light Brown and Cream); worsted weight yarn (aran/10ply).  Yarn needle.

Abbreviations:  sc = single crochet; fpsc = front post single crochet; fphdc = front post half double crochet; bphdc = back post half double crochet; sc2tog = single crochet 2 together; beg = beginning; rep = repeat; sl st = slip stitch.


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


Sizing:  Teens/Womens 20”-22”; Mens 22”-24”

Gauge:  16 sts and 16 rows (1 sc, 2 fpsc ribbing) with 4.5mm hook = 4”



The Bottom-up hat is worked with a simple (sc 1, fpsc in next 2) ribbing up to the decreasing rows (row 28 onwards) in the following stripe pattern:  (work the stripes for the top down pattern in reverse order).

Rows 1, 2, 3:  Red
Rows 4 and 5: Brown
Row 6:  Red
Row 7:  Brown
Row 8:  Red
Row 9:  Cream
Rows 10 – 14: Red
Row 15:  Cream
Row 16:  Red
Rows 17 and 18:  Brown
Row 19:  Red
Row 20:  Cream
Rows 21 and 22:  Red
Row 23:  Cream
Row 24:  Red
Rows 25 and 26:  Brown
Row 27:  Red
Row 28:  Cream
Red for the remainder of the crown

Pattern:

Bottom-Up Version

Row 1:  With 4.5mm hook and main colour, (Red or Grey) make a single crochet foundation of 88 (96) sts.  Alternatively, chain 89 (97), sc in 2nd chain from hook and to end.  If you are starting with a normal chain instead of a foundation single crochet, you may wish to use a slightly larger hook so that the edge is not too tight.

Join to make a circle, being careful to not twist the row you just made.

Row 2:  Ch1, sc in same, fpsc in next 2 sts, *sc in next, fpsc in next 2 sts*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg sc.

Rows 3-27:  Repeat Row 2, striping the hat as instructed above, working in the same ribbing pattern until hat measures 6” from the beginning.

Row 28:  Keeping the stripe pattern going as instructed, and keeping the fpsc ribbing in place as much as possible, Ch1, continue around in pattern, decreasing by working 2 sts together in every 10th stitch around; sl st to beg sc.

Row 29:  Ch1, sc in same st; fpsc in next 2 sts, and continue working around, following the stitch pattern from the previous decrease row.  Don’t worry about the count being off slightly, this happens as you decrease and will blend in as you go.  Sl st to beg sc.

Row 30:  Ch1, keeping the ribbing going as much as you can, decrease in every 8th st around.  Sl st to beg sc.

Row 31:  Ch1, keeping the ribbing going as much as you can, decrease in every 6th st around.  Sl st to beg sc.

Row 32:  Ch1, keeping the ribbing going as much as you can, decrease in every 5th st around.  Sl st to beg sc.

Row 33:  Ch1, keeping the ribbing going as much as you can, decrease in every 4th st around.  Sl st to beg sc.

Row 34:  Ch1, keeping the ribbing going as much as you can, decrease in every 3rd st around.  Sl st to beg sc.
Row 35:  Ch1, keeping the ribbing going as much as you can, decrease in every 2nd st around.  Sl st to beg sc.

Row 36:  ch1, fpsc2tog in every pair of sts around. 

Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread the yarn through the remaining sts, pulling the hole together, and fasten securely.

Turn hat around to the brim side.  The brim will be curling up at this point.  That is normal.  To fix this, and to make the edging, using a 4 mm hook, Ch1, work 2 rows in plain sc in red around, then 1 row in cream to finish off.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Top Down Version:

Row 1:  With 4.5mm hook, make a magic ring; ch1, work 8 sc into the ring, sl st to beg sc. (8)

Row 2:  Ch1, 2sc into each stitch around, sl st to beg sc.  (16)

Row 3:  Ch1, 1 sc in same st; 2 sc in next st; *1 sc in next st; 2 sc in next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg sc.  (24)

Row 4:  Set the first ribs:  ch1, *fpsc into next 2 sts, sc into next stitch*; rep from * to * to end.  Sl st to beg fpsc.  (24)

Row 5:  ch1, fpsc in same st and next st; 2 sc into next st; *fpsc into next 2 sts; 2 sc into next st*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg fpsc.  (32)

Row 6:  Ch1, *fpsc into first 2 sts, sc into next 2 sts*;  rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg fpsc.  (32)

Row 7:  Ch1, *fpsc into first 2 sts, sc into next st, 2 sc into next st*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg fpsc.  (40)

Row 8:  ch1, *fpsc into first 2 sts; 2 sc into next st; sc into next 2 sts*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg fpsc.  (48)

Row 9:  Set the second set of ribs:  Ch1, fpsc into first 2 sts, sc into next st, *fpsc into next 2 sts, sc into next st*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg fpsc.  (48)

Row 10:  Ch1, fpsc into first 2 sts, 2 sc into next st, *fpsc into next 2 sts, 2 sc into next st*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg fpsc.  (64)

Do not worry if the hat begins to curl outwards, that will sort itself as you go on.

Row 11:  Ch1, fpsc into first 2 sts; sc into next st; 2 sc into next st; *fpsc into next 2 sts; sc into next st; 2 sc into next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg fpsc.  (80)

Row 12:  Ch1, fpsc into first 2 sts, 2sc into next st; sc into next 2 sts; *fpsc into next 2 sts; 2 sc into next st; sc into next 2 sts*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg fpsc.  (96)

Row 13:  Change to Cream yarn, ch1, fpsc into first 2 sts; sc into next st; *fpsc into next 2 sts, sc into next st*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg fpsc.  (96)

Continue to work straight now, keeping rib pattern as set in Row 13; also working the stripe pattern as Bottom Up hat except in reverse order.  Add extra rows in main colour if you wish to make the hat longer. 

For a plain beanie:  Change to 4mm hook, finish the hat as the bottom up version, from where you turn the hat around to work on the bottom edge, working 2 rows of sc in main colour and 1 row in Cream.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

For a beanie with a turn up brim:  Continue to use 4.5mm hook, finish the length of the main hat (I worked to 9”) with 2 rows in rib pattern with main colour, then begin the turn up piece. 

Next Row, with main colour, ch1, *fphdc in next 2 sts; bphdc into next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg fphdc.

Repeat previous row then change to Cream.  Turn.

Ch1, fphdc in same st; * bphdc into next 2 sts; fphdc into next st*; rep from * to * around, bphdc into last 2 sts; sl st to beg fphdc.  Turn.

Change back to main colour.  Ch1, fphdc in same st; *bphdc into next 2 sts, fphdc into next st*; rep from * to * around, bphdc into last 2 sts; sl st to beg fphdc.

Change to Lt Brown.  Ch1, fphdc in same st; *bphdc into next 2 sts; fphdc into next st*; rep from * to * around, bphdc into last 2 sts; sl st to beg fphdc. 

Final row:  Ch1, fphdc in same st; *bphdc into next 2 sts; fphdc into next st*; rep from * to * around, bphdc into last 2 sts; sl st to beg fphdc.   Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Sunday, 16 November 2014

Bulky Accidental Spiral Hat

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By request:

The same hat as the Accidental Spiral Slouch, but in Bulky/Chunky yarn.




Very fast and easy to make.


Fits Teens /Adult 20”-23”Circumference; 11” height (adjustable)

Materials: 2 skeins Bulky weight yarn (Chunky/ 12ply); 6mm hook, 5.5mm hook; or size to obtain gauge, yarn needle.

Gauge: 10 sts and 12 rows fpdc on 6mm hook.

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


**Pattern is written in US terms, a chart to convert to UK terms is included at the end.**



Pattern:

Row 1: With 6mm hook, make a magic ring. Ch2, hdc 9 into ring, sl st to beg hdc. (9)

Row 2: Ch2, 2 hdc into each stitch around (18)

Row 3: Ch2, hdc into same st, *1 hdc into next st, 2 hdc into next st*; rep from * to * around, 1hdc into last st, join. (27)

Row 4: Ch2, hdc into same st, *1 hdc into the next 2 sts; 2hdc into next st* rep from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the last 2 sts; join. (36)

Row 5: Ch2, hdc into same st, *1 hdc into next 3 sts, 2 hdc into next st* rep from * to * to last 3 sts, 1 hdc into each of the last 3 sts, join. (45)

Row 6: Ch2, hdc into same st, *1 hdc into next 4 sts, 2 hdc into next st* rep from * to * to last 4 sts, 1 hdc into each of the last 4 sts. join. (54)

Rows 7 & 8: Ch2, hdc around, sl st to beg ch2. (54)

Row 9: Ch3, fptrc in next st (working in st 2 rows below the current row ~ see pic below); dc in next st, fptrc in next st – rep around, sl st to beg ch3.


  
Row 10: Sl st to next st (top of previously worked fptrc); ch 3, fptrc in next st (working in st 2 rows below the current row), dc in next. Note that to make the stitch spiral, you must work into the dc 2 rows below directly to the left of the fptrc, as in the picture below. Rep to end, finishing with a fptrc. sl st to beg ch3. 



Row 11: Sl st to next st (top of previously worked fptrc); Ch 3, fptrc in next dc (working in st 2 rows below the current row), dc in top of next fptrc. Don’t forget that to make the stitch spiral, you must work into the dc 2 rows below directly to the left of the fptrc, as in the picture above. Rep to end, finishing with a fptrc. sl st to beg ch3.

Repeat Row 11 until work measures 8” from the crown.

If you want the hat to be more slouchy, work a few extra rows here. If not, carry on as follows:

Next row: Ch1, fpdc in same st and every stitch around (this time working normally on the same row, not stretching the stitch over 2 rows), sl st to beg fpdc.

Repeat this row 4 more times

Change to 5.5mm hook

Ch1, fpdc in same st and every stitch around, sl st to beg fpdc. (for 2 rows)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Your Bulky Accidental Spiral Slouchy is complete!

©AG Handmades 2014





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Saturday, 15 November 2014

Justa Beanie ~ The Set

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Justa Beanie!  In all sizes, from Newborn through to Adult.

One for the whole family!   Play around, try them in all different colours!  Try them plain with no fold up band, or with a deep band.  The choice is yours!

    

Materials: 1 skein worsted weight (aran/10ply) in each of two colours, Colour A and Colour B; 4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm, 5.5mm hooks; yarn needle.

Abbreviations: sc = single crochet; hdc = half double crochet; sl st = slip stitch; beg = beginning; rep = repeat.

Gauge: 19 sts and 14 rows hdc on 4.5mm = 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 Women  Circumference 21”-23”            Length 9”
Adult Men        Circumference 22”-24”            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      5mm  
1-3 years             4.5mm  
3-10 years           4.5mm  
Teens                   4.5mm
Adult Women   5mm
Adult Men         5.5mm

Pattern:

0-3 months:




Row 1: With 4mm hook and Colour A, make a magic ring and start to work 8 hdc into the ring. Work 1 hdc in Colour A, then attach Colour B, and make the next hdc with Colour B. Switch back to Colour A then B for each alternate stitch around. You don’t need to slip stitch to the beg hdc – just place a stitch marker and keep going around. (8)

Row 2: Alternating colours every stitch, work 2 hdc into every stitch around. (16)

Row 3: Still alternating colours every stitch, work *1 hdc into the next st, and 2hdc into the next stitch.* Rep from * to * to end. (24)

Row 4: Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 2 sts, and 2hdc into the next stitch.* Rep from * to * around. (32)

Row 5: Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 3 sts, and 2 hdc into the next stitch*. Rep from * to * around. (40)

You can now work one colour at a time, alternating them on each row instead of each stitch.

Row 6: With Colour B, hdc into each stitch around. Change to Colour A on the last stitch.

Row 7: With Colour A, hdc into each stitch around. Change to Colour B on the last stitch.

Repeat Rows 6 and 7 until hat measures 5”.

Next Row: Drop Colour B and using Colour A, Ch1, sc around to end.

Continue to work each row in the same colour, in single crochet only for 2 more rounds, or until you reach your desired length.  (Work extra rows here if you want a deep turn up band)

Finish off with one more row of single crochet in contrasting colour.


3-6 months:


Row 1: With 4.5mm hook and Colour A, make a magic ring and start to work 8 hdc into the ring. Work 1 hdc in Colour A, then attach Colour B, and make the next hdc with Colour B. Switch back to Colour A then B for each alternate stitch around. You don’t need to slip stitch to the beg hdc – just place a stitch marker and keep going around. (8)

Row 2: Alternating colours every stitch, work 2 hdc into every stitch around. (16)

Row 3: Still alternating colours every stitch, work *1 hdc into the next st, and 2hdc into the next stitch.* Rep from * to * to end. (24)

Row 4: Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 2 sts, and 2hdc into the next stitch.* Rep from * to * around. (32)

Row 5: Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 3 sts, and 2 hdc into the next stitch*. Rep from * to * around. (40)

You can now work one colour at a time, alternating them on each row instead of each stitch.

Row 6: With Colour B, hdc into each stitch around. Change to Colour A on the last stitch.

Row 7: With Colour A, hdc into each stitch around. Change to Colour B on the last stitch.

Repeat Rows 6 and 7 until hat measures 5.5”.

Next Row: Drop Colour B and using Colour A, Ch1, sc around to end.

Continue to work each row in the same colour, in single crochet only for 3 more rounds, or until you reach your desired length. (Work extra rows here if you want a deep turn up band)

Finish off with one more row of single crochet in contrasting colour.


6-12 months:



Row 1: With 5mm hook and Colour A, make a magic ring and start to work 7 hdc into the ring. Work 1 hdc in Colour A, then attach Colour B, and make the next hdc with Colour B. Switch back to Colour A then B for each alternate stitch around. You don’t need to slip stitch to the beg hdc – just place a stitch marker and keep going around. (7)

Row 2: Alternating colours every stitch, work 2 hdc into every stitch around. (14)

Row 3: Still alternating colours every stitch, work *1 hdc into the next st, and 2hdc into the next stitch.* Rep from * to * to end. (21)

Row 4: Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 2 sts, and 2hdc into the next stitch.* Rep from * to * around. (28)

Row 5: Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 3 sts, and 2 hdc into the next stitch*. Rep from * to * around. (35)

Row 6: Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 4 sts, and 2 hdc into the next stitch*. Rep from * to * around. (42).

You can now work one colour at a time, alternating them on each row instead of each stitch.

Row 7: With Colour B, hdc into each stitch around. Change to Colour A on the last stitch.

Row 8: With Colour A, hdc into each stitch around. Change to Colour B on the last stitch.

Repeat Rows 7 and 8 until hat measures 6”.

Next Row: Drop Colour B and using Colour A, Ch1, sc around to end.

Continue to work each row in the same colour, in single crochet only for 3 more rounds, or until you reach your desired length.  (Work extra rows here if you want a deep turn up band)

Finish off with one more row of single crochet in contrasting colour.


1-3 years:



Row 1: With 4.5mm hook and Colour A, make a magic ring and start to work 8 hdc into the ring. Work 1 hdc in Colour A, then attach Colour B, and make the next hdc with Colour B. Switch back to Colour A then B for each alternate stitch around. You don’t need to slip stitch to the beg hdc – just place a stitch marker and keep going around. (8)

Row 2: Alternating colours every stitch, work 2 hdc into every stitch around. (16)

Row 3: Still alternating colours every stitch, work *1 hdc into the next st, and 2hdc into the next stitch.* Rep from * to * to end. (24)

Row 4: Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 2 sts, and 2hdc into the next stitch.* Rep from * to * around. (32)

Row 5: Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 3 sts, and 2 hdc into the next stitch*. Rep from * to * around. (40)

Row 6: Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 4 sts, and 2 hdc into the next stitch*. Rep from * to * around. (48).

You can now work one colour at a time, alternating them on each row instead of each stitch.

Row 7: With Colour B, hdc into each stitch around. Change to Colour A on the last stitch.

Row 8: With Colour A, hdc into each stitch around. Change to Colour B on the last stitch.

Repeat Rows 7 and 8 until hat measures 6.5”.

Next Row: Drop Colour B and using Colour A, Ch1, sc around to end.

Continue to work each row in the same colour, in single crochet only for 3 more rounds, or until you reach your desired length. (Work extra rows here if you want a deep turn up band)

Finish off with one more row of single crochet in contrasting colour.


3-10 years:



Row 1: With 4.5mm hook and Colour A, make a magic ring and start to work 8 hdc into the ring. Work 1 hdc in Colour A, then attach Colour B, and make the next hdc with Colour B. Switch back to Colour A then B for each alternate stitch around. You don’t need to slip stitch to the beg hdc – just place a stitch marker and keep going around. (8)

Row 2: Alternating colours every stitch, work 2 hdc into every stitch around. (16)

Row 3: Still alternating colours every stitch, work *1 hdc into the next st, and 2hdc into the next stitch.* Rep from * to * to end. (24)

Row 4: Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 2 sts, and 2hdc into the next stitch.* Rep from * to * around. (32)

Row 5: Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 3 sts, and 2 hdc into the next stitch*. Rep from * to * around. (40)

Row 6: Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 4 sts, and 2 hdc into the next stitch*. Rep from * to * around. (48).

Row 7: Still alternating colours, work 1 hdc into each stitch around, but increase 4 times evenly around.  (52)

You can now work one colour at a time, alternating them on each row instead of each stitch.

Row 8: With Colour B, hdc into each stitch around. Change to Colour A on the last stitch.

Row 9: With Colour A, hdc into each stitch around. Change to Colour B on the last stitch.

Repeat Rows 8 and 9 until hat measures 7”.

Next Row: Drop Colour B and using Colour A, Ch1, sc around to end.

Continue to work each row in the same colour, in single crochet only for 4 more rounds, or until you reach your desired length.  (Work extra rows here if you want a deep turn up band)

Finish off with one more row of single crochet in contrasting colour.


Teens:



Row 1: With 4.5mm hook and Colour A, make a magic ring and start to work 8 hdc into the ring. Work 1 hdc in Colour A, then attach Colour B, and make the next hdc with Colour B. Switch back to Colour A then B for each alternate stitch around. You don’t need to slip stitch to the beg hdc – just place a stitch marker and keep going around. (8)

Row 2: Alternating colours every stitch, work 2 hdc into every stitch around. (16)

Row 3: Still alternating colours every stitch, work *1 hdc into the next st, and 2hdc into the next stitch.* Rep from * to * to end. (24)

Row 4: Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 2 sts, and 2hdc into the next stitch.* Rep from * to * around. (32)

Row 5: Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 3 sts, and 2 hdc into the next stitch*. Rep from * to * around. (40)

Row 6: Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 4 sts, and 2 hdc into the next stitch*. Rep from * to * around. (48).

Row 7:  Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 5 sts, and 2 hdc into the next stitch.*  Rep from * to * around.  (56)

You can now work one colour at a time, alternating them on each row instead of each stitch.

Row 8: With Colour B, hdc into each stitch around. Change to Colour A on the last stitch.

Row 9: With Colour A, hdc into each stitch around. Change to Colour B on the last stitch.

Repeat Rows 8 and 9 until hat measures 7.5”.

Next Row: Drop Colour B and using Colour A, Ch1, sc around to end.

Continue to work each row in the same colour, in single crochet only for 4 more rounds, or until you reach your desired length.  (Work extra rows here if you want a deep turn up band)

Finish off with one more row of single crochet in contrasting colour.


Adult Women:



Row 1: With 5mm hook and Colour A, make a magic ring and start to work 8 hdc into the ring. Work 1 hdc in Colour A, then attach Colour B, and make the next hdc with Colour B. Switch back to Colour A then B for each alternate stitch around. You don’t need to slip stitch to the beg hdc – just place a stitch marker and keep going around. (8)

Row 2: Alternating colours every stitch, work 2 hdc into every stitch around. (16)

Row 3: Still alternating colours every stitch, work *1 hdc into the next st, and 2hdc into the next stitch.* Rep from * to * to end. (24)

Row 4: Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 2 sts, and 2hdc into the next stitch.* Rep from * to * around. (32)

Row 5: Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 3 sts, and 2 hdc into the next stitch*. Rep from * to * around. (40)

Row 6: Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 4 sts, and 2 hdc into the next stitch*. Rep from * to * around. (48).

Row 7:  Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 5 sts, and 2 hdc into the next stitch.*  Rep from * to * around.  (56)

You can now work one colour at a time, alternating them on each row instead of each stitch.

Row 8: With Colour B, hdc into each stitch around. Change to Colour A on the last stitch.

Row 9: With Colour A, hdc into each stitch around. Change to Colour B on the last stitch.

Repeat Rows 8 and 9 until hat measures 8”.

Next Row: Drop Colour B and using Colour A, Ch1, sc around to end.

Continue to work each row in the same colour, in single crochet only for 5 more rounds, or until you reach your desired length.  (Work extra rows here if you want a deep turn up band)

Finish off with one more row of single crochet in contrasting colour.


Adult Men:



Row 1:  Using 5.5mm hook and Colour A, make a magic ring and start to work 8 hdc into the ring. Work 1 hdc in Colour A, then attach Colour B, and make the next hdc with Colour B. Switch back to Colour A then B for each alternate stitch around. You don’t need to slip stitch to the beg hdc – just place a stitch marker and keep going around. (8)

Row 2:  Alternating colours every stitch, work 2 hdc into every stitch around. (16)

Row 3:  Still alternating colours every stitch, work *1 hdc into the next st, and 2hdc into the next stitch.* Rep from * to * to end. (24)

Row 4:  Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 2 sts, and 2hdc into the next stitch.* Rep from * to * around. (32)

Row 5:  Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 3 sts, and 2 hdc into the next stitch*. Rep from * to * around. (40)

Row 6:  Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 4 sts, and 2 hdc into the next stitch*. Rep from * to * around. (48).

Row 7:  Still alternating colours, work *1 hdc into the next 5 sts, and 2 hdc into the next stitch.*  Rep from * to * around.  (56)

You can now work one colour at a time, alternating them on each row instead of each stitch.

Row 8: With Colour B, hdc into each stitch around. Change to Colour A on the last stitch.

Row 9: With Colour A, hdc into each stitch around. Change to Colour B on the last stitch.

Repeat Rows 8 and 9 until hat measures 8.5”.

Next Row: Drop Colour B and using Colour A, Ch1, sc around to end.

Continue to work each row in the same colour, in single crochet only for 5 more rounds, or until you reach your desired length. (Work extra rows here if you want a deep turn up band)

Finish off with one more row of single crochet in contrasting colour.




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