Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Asminah's Hat

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Asminah's Hat This hat was really hard to capture on camera. It really turned out quite breathtaking. There is a herringbone lace design that the camera doesn't really pick up well. I have included a few more pictures below to try to show you how beautiful this hat is. It is super simple and I designed and made it in under 3 hours. It does require simple crochet knowledge. It is made with Patons Soy Wool Silk which many people have been looking for patterns for but you could easily substitute any worsted weight yarn.
Supplies:
Worsted Weight Yarn ( I used Patons Soy Wool Stripes in Natural Geranium)
Size 8 11" or 16" circulars
Size 8 dpn's (I used 4)
Crochet hook size G
Darning needle
1 stitch marker
Pattern:
Cast On 80 stitches (This is knit in the round so you will want to place a markers to indicate the end of the row)
R1: Knit
R2: *ssk, K2, yo, K2* repeat from * around ending K2
R3: Knit
R4: *ssk, K2, yo, K2* repeat from * around ending K2
R5: Knit
R6: *ssk, K2, yo, K2* repeat from * around ending K2
R7: Knit
R8: K1 *K2, yo, K2, K2tog* repeat from * around ending K1
R9: Knit
R10: K1 *K2, yo, K2, K2tog* repeat from * around ending K1
R11: Knit
R12: K1 *K2, yo, K2, K2tog* repeat from * around ending K1
Repeat these rows for as long as desired. I did all rows twice and then the first 6 rows once more before beginning decreases. Remember that the hat will flatten out after the crochet row so hat will be much larger than it appears curled.
D(ecrease)R1: *K8, K2tog* Repeat from * to * around
DR2: *K7, K2tog* Repeat from * to * around
DR3: *K6, K2tog* Repeat from * to * around
DR4: *K5, K2tog* Repeat from * to * around
DR5: *K4, K2tog* Repeat from * to * around
DR6: *K3, K2tog* Repeat from * to * around
DR7: * K2, K2tog* Repeat from * to * around
DR8: *K1, K2tog* Repeat from * to * around
DR9: K2tog across row
Cut yarn leaving tail, with darning needle pass yarn through remaining stitches and pull tight then weave in ends.
Crochet Edging.
On the bottom edge attach yarn
C(rochet)R1: Ch1, 1 single crochet in each st across, ending sl st to Ch1.
CR2: Ch2, 1 double crochet in each single crochet across, ending sl st to Ch2.
CR3: Ch1, 1 single in each double crochet across, ending sl st to Ch1.
Draw yarn through last loop and weave in ends.
As always you can make this pattern for yourself or for a gift, or they can be donated to charity, but you cannot sell hats made from this pattern for profit. If you would like to share this pattern please share the link and not the pattern itself.