Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Northwoods Country Hat Crochet craft



Grownups and kids alike will appreciate the handsome styling and snuggly warmth of this quick-to-stitch cap. One easy pattern makes a perfect fit for both adults and children.

Skill Level Beginner

Size
Adult’s: Brim 22 inches unstretched
Child’s: 21 inches unstretched


Materials

  • Worsted weight yarn:
    Child’s:
    • 5 oz MC, small amount CC
  • Adults:
    • 6 oz MC, 2 oz CC

  • Sizes H/8 and J/10 crochet hooks or sizes needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle
  • 5-inch square cardboard

  • Gauge

    Working brim with larger hook, 7 sc = 2 inches; 3 sc rows = 1 inch
    Working brim with smaller hook, 9 sc = 2 inches; 4 sc rows = 1 inch
    Check gauge to save time.

    Pattern Notes

    Weave in loose ends as work progresses.
    Use larger hook for adult size cap and smaller hook for child size cap.

    Brim

    Row 1: With MC for child’s and CC for adults, ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, turn. (12 sc)
    Row 2: Working in back lps only, ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
    Rows 3–75: Rep Row 2. At the end of Row 75, turn.

    Cap

    Row 1: Ch 1, working across side edge of brim rows, work 1 sc in each row, for child’s cap turn, for adults fasten off CC, attach MC, turn. (75 sc)
    Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
    Rows 3 & 4: Rep Row 2.
    Row 5: Ch 1, sc across, dec 3 sc evenly sp across, turn. (72 sc)
    Rows 6 & 7: Rep Row 2.
    Row 8: Ch 1, sc across, dec 6 sc evenly sp across, turn. (66 sc)
    Rows 9–13: Rep Row 2.
    Row 14: Rep Row 8. (60 sc)
    Rows 15–17: Rep Row 2.
    Row 18: Rep Row 8. (54 sc)
    Rows 19–22: Rep Row 2.
    Row 23: Rep Row 8. (48 sc)
    Rows 24–26: Rep Row 2.
    Row 27: Rep Row 8. (42 sc)
    Rows 28–30: Rep Row 2.
    Row 31: Rep Row 8. (36 sc)
    Rows 32–36: Rep Row 2.
    Row 37: Rep Row 8. (30 sc)
    Rows 38–41: Rep Row 2.
    Row 42: Rep Row 8. (24 sc)
    Rows 43–47: Rep Row 2.
    Row 48: Rep Row 8. (18 sc)
    Rows 49–55: Rep Row 2.
    Row 56: Rep Row 8. (12 sc)
    Rows 57–66: Rep Row 2.
    Row 67: Rep Row 8, fasten off. (6 sc)
    With matching yarn, sew brim and cap seam. Fold brim upward onto cap. 

    Tassel

    Cut 2 lengths of CC yarn and set aside. Wrap CC around cardboard until desired thickness. Pass a length under bundle of wrapped yarn at center top, tie ends securely tog and knot. Cut opposite end of tassel strands and remove cardboard. Wrap 2nd length of yarn around tassel approximately 1 1/2 inch from top of tassel. Trim ends as desired. Attach tassel to Row 67 of cap.

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