Monday, March 17, 2014

Infant Hat in Simple Cables


I am starting the process of adding all of the patterns that I have designed for http://crochetvolution.com/ 
to my blog. They will still always be there at that site and the link on Ravelry will still always take you there, but I wanted to have my patterns all in one spot. At least with the ones that I am allowed to do that with.

I thought I would start with the first one and work my way down. Interestingly my very first pattern is still one of my most popular patterns. I guess it is a good one. You may find the wording a little different from the original pattern, but I hope it provides more clarity.


Infant Hat in Simple Cables
Written by Julia Schwartz



SIZE
Head circumferences from 14 in - 16 in.

FINISHED MEASUREMENT
 14 inch circumference (new born) use size G hook
15 inch circumference (0 to 6 month) use size H hook
16 inch circumference (6 to 12 month) use size I hook

MATERIALS
Simply Soft by Caron [fiber content; 6 oz. / 170 g skein]

Hook size G, H, or I depending on size of hat.


PATTERN

Round one:

Ch 4, 11 dc in fourth ch from hook, sl st into
 3rd chain of beginning stitch. (Twelve stitches made.)

Round two:

Ch 3, make a dc in the same space, two dc in each of the remaining stitches, (24 dc total.)

Round three:

Ch 3, 1 dc in same space {skip 1 dc and tr in next stitch, go back to last stitch missed and tr, (2 dc in the next stitch) repeat (to)}, repeat {to} 4 times, sk 1 dc and tr in next stitch, go back to last stitch missed and tr, 2 dc in next stitch, slip stitch in starting ch 3. (6 crossover stitches, and 6 groups of 4 dc sts.)

Round four:

Ch 3, 1 dc in same stitch, and 1 dc in next stitch {sk one tr and tr in next front post, go back to the skipped stitch and tr in the front post, dc in the next 2 st, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in next st} repeat  {to} 4 times, sk 1 dc,  tr in the next front post, go back to last stitch missed and tr in front post, dc in the next two stitches, sl st in the starting ch 3. (6 crossover sts, and 6 groups of 5 dc sts.)

Round five:

Ch 3, 1 dc in the same stitch {sk next stitch and tr in next, tr in the sk st, dc in the next 2 st, sk next stitch and tr in next st, tr in sk st, 2 dc in the next st}. Repeat {to} 5 times, sk next stitch and tr in next, tr in the sk st,  slip stitch into beginning ch 3. (12 crossed sts.)

Round six- ten:

Ch 3, 1 dc in the next stitch {sk next st and tr in the next front post, tr in the sk front post, dc in the next 2 st}, repeat {to} 10 times), sk next st and tr in the next front post, tr in the sk front post,  slip stitch into beginning ch 3.

Round eleven – thirteen:

Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, slip stitch into beginning chain. Finish off at the end of round thirteen. Weave ends
in.