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Monday, March 8, 2010

Grey Wool Open Shell Hat - Crochet

Good morning,

Happy Birthday to my sister-in-law, Barb, today!  :))

Here is the pattern for the hat to match the scarf in yesterday's article. These are quick and easy to make and are appreciated by everyone who lives where it is cold!



Grey Open Shell Hat - Crochet

Materials: J hook. knitting worsted weight, size 4, yarn – 3 or 4 ounces.  This item is made with Patons Classic Wool.

Gauge: 16 st = 4 “; 11 rows = 4” Check your gauge and adjust hook size as necessary.

Size: 22 inch head size (medium adult).

Ribbed cuff:

Row 1: Chain 11, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across (10 sc), ch 1, turn

Row 2 - 80: Working in back loops only, sc in each st, ch 1, turn (10 sc)

At end of row 80 hold ends together and ss together, do not break off.

Body of hat:

Turn and work in each st along sides of cuff and work in rounds.  

Round 1: (rs) Ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1) and dc in same sp as join. Skip one st, sc in next pace. * Dc, ch 1, dc in next stp (open shell made), skip one st, sc in next sp, skip one st. Repeat from * around, join with ss. Turn.

Round 2 – 21 (7” from beginning): *ss to first sc of last round. Work ch 3, dc in same space, sc in chain 1 space of open shell of last round, work open shell in top of sc of last round. Continue from * and join with ss. Turn all rows except row 21.

Mark beginning of round. Begin decrease for crown: Working right side only, do not join rounds.

Decrease round 1: (rs) sc in the ch one sp of each open shell around. (20 st)

Round 2 work even in sc.

Round 3: sc 2 tog (dec made) around until only 6 st remain, ss next st. break off and weave in end.

Make a pom pom and sew in place.

Click for more of my hat and scarf patterns.

Questions or comments?  I'd love to hear from you.


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