Monday, 7 September 2015

Moray Slouchy Hat and Cowl


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Difficulty: Easy
Size:  Adult; can be made to any size, as long as you keep a multiple of 5 sts in the hat band or the cowl starting chain.
Materials required:  5.5mm (I/9) hook; 200 grams (428 yards) worsted weight yarn #4; yarn needle
Sample was made using Stylecraft Special Aran in “Lavender”.
Abbreviations: fhdc = foundation half double crochet; sc = single crochet; hdc = half double crochet; dc = double crochet; sl st = slip stitch; rep = repeat; beg = beginning; st/s = stitch/es; sp= space; blo = back loop only; sk = skip; sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
Gauge: 7 complete stitch patterns in 8” [stitch pattern is (sc, hdc, dc) in designated stitch plus sk2 sts.]
Measurements: Hat: 22” - 24” Circumference; 10.5” Length; Cowl: 38” x 6.5” (adaptable to any length by using any multiple of 5 sts.
Pattern is written in US terms; a conversion chart is included at the end.


Hat:  
Row 1:  With 5.5 (I/9) hook, Chain 11, sc in 2nd st from hook and to end (10).  Turn.
Row 2:  Ch1, sc in blo to last st; sc in last st;  Turn.
Repeat Row 2 for a total of 55 rows.
Fold the hat band with right sides facing inwards, short ends together, slip stitch to join.
Row 3:  Turn the right way around again, then ch1, sc in every row end around, sl st to beg sc.  (55)
Row 4:  Ch1, (sc, hdc, dc) in same st, sk 2 sts, *(sc, hdc, dc) in next st, sk 2 sts; rep from * to end, do not join.  
Place a stitch marker to indicate the end of this row and continue working [ (sc, hdc, dc) in next st, sk 2 sts], around until hat measures 11”.  Sl st to beg sc.

**Please note, the (sc, hdc, dc) clusters are worked into the top of the sc from the previous round in order to obtain the required stitch pattern/texture**
Next row:  Ch1, sc in same st as ch1, sc2tog in next st; *sc in next st; sc2tog in next st; rep from * to end, sl st to beg sc.
Closing the back of the hat:
Lay the hat down in front of you with the back away from you, and the hook now in the centre.  Join to the opposite centre stitch with a single crochet.  (1 anchor point made)
Join with a sc to the centre of the left hand side, then repeat with the centre of the right hand side.  
You now have 4 anchor points, and 4 gaps that look like a big X.  One by one, join the centre point of these gaps, as you did before.  Continue going around, joining the centre point of each gap with a single crochet, until you have closed up the back of the hat.  Fasten off and weave in ends securely.
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Cowl:
Row 1:  With 5.5mm hook (I/9) hook, fhdc 100 sts, sl st to beg fhdc, being careful not to twist.  Alternatively, chain 101  sts loosely, (preferably with a size larger hook), hdc in 2nd st from hook and to end, (turning ch2 counts as 1st hdc), then join to beg hdc.
Row 2:  Ch1, (sc, hdc, dc) in same st as ch1, sk 2 sts; *(sc, hdc, dc) in next st; sk 2 sts; rep to end. Do not join.
Place a stitch marker to indicate the end of this row and continue working [ (sc, hdc, dc) in next st, sk 2 sts], around until cowl measures 6.5”.  sl st to beg sc.

**Please note, the (sc, hdc, dc) clusters are worked into the top of the sc from the previous round in order to obtain the required stitch pattern/texture**
Next Row:  Ch2, hdc in each stitch around; fasten off securely and weave in all ends.


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Stitch Detail:
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