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Simple Lines Baby Hats for Straight Needles

10 June 2013

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These are simple hats with just a bit of elegant detail in several sizes. This version is for straight needles. There is an in-the-round version available.

There are also patterns available for coordinating baby blankets.

Sizes:

Small preemie – 8″ circumference, 4″ high

Preemie – 10″ circumference, 5.5″ high

Newborn – 12″ circumference, 6″ high

6 month – 14″ circumference, 7″ high

12 month – 16″ circumference, 7.5″ high

Toddler – 18″ circumference, 8″ high

Gauge:

22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Materials:

0.5 to 1 oz (40 to 80 yards) of DK weight baby yarn

Size 6 (4 mm) needles

Yarn needle

Abbreviations:

k = knit

p = purl

k2tog = knit two together

ssk = slip one knitwise, slip one knitwise, insert left needle into front of both slipped stitches and knit.

s2kp2 = slip2 (together, knitwise), k1, pass 2 slipped stitches over

Pattern:

Small preemie – Cast on 49

Preemie – Cast on 61

Newborn – Cast on 73

6 month – Cast on 85

12 month – Cast on 97

Toddler – Cast on 109

Repeat instructions between * across the row.

Squares:

Ribbing (6 rows for preemie size, 8 rows for other sizes):

Row 1: * k1, p1 * k1

Row 2: * p1, k1 * p1

Body:

Row 1: k

Row 2: p1 * k1, p5 *

Row 3: k

Row 4: p1 * k1, p5 *

Row 5: k

Row 6: p1 * k1, p5 *

Row 7: k

Row 8: p1 * k1, p1 *

Repeat these eight rows (end with an even row) until the hat measures the desired height for size including the ribbing:

Small preemie – 3″ high

Preemie – 4.25″ high

Newborn – 4.75″ high

6 month – 5.75″ high

12 month – 6.25″ high

Toddler – 6.75″ high

Crown:

Row 1: * k7, s2kp2, k2 * k1

Row 2: p1 * k1, p3, k1, p5 *

Row 3: * k1, s2kp2, k6 * k1

Row 4: p1 * k1, p3, k1, p3 *

Row 5: * k4, s2kp2, k1 * k1

Row 6: p1 * k1, p1, k1, p3 *

Row 7: * s2kp2, k3 * k1

Row 8: p1 * k1, p1, k1, p1 *

Row 9: * k1, s2kp2 * k1

Cut the yarn with several inches to work with. With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops, seam side, secure and weave in end.

Vertical Stripes:

Ribbing (6 rows for preemie size, 8 rows for other sizes):

Row 1: * k1, p2, k1 * k1

Row 2: p1 * p1, k2, p1 *

Body:

Row 1: k

Row 2: p1 * p1, k1, p8, k1, p1 *

Repeat these two rows (end with a row 2) until the hat measures the desired height for size including the ribbing:

Small preemie – 3″ high

Preemie – 4.25″ high

Newborn – 4.75″ high

6 month – 5.75″ high

12 month – 6.25″ high

Toddler – 6.75″ high

Crown:

Row 1: * k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2 * k1

Row 2: p1 * p1, k1, p6, k1, p1 *

Row 3: * k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2 * k1

Row 4: p1 * p1, k1, p4, k1, p1 *

Row 5: * k2, ssk, k2tog, k2 * k1

Row 6: p1 * p1, k1, p2, k1, p1 *

Row 7: * k1, ssk, k2tog, k1 * k1

Row 8: p1 * p1, k2, p1 *

Row 9: * ssk, k2tog * k1

Cut the yarn with several inches to work with. With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops, seam side, secure and weave in end.

 

No Beginning Chain Quick Shell and Lace Blanket

29 April 2013

The first row of an afghan with homespun or bouclé or other knobby style yarn can be frustrating. This afghan does not require finding chain stitches, even for the first row. The lacy pattern keeps the afghan light even with a heavier yarn.

This pattern was designed to be easy for homespun or bouclé style yarns, but it can be made with just about any yarn. Make it in a solid color or with as many color changes as you like.

The example is made in Lion Brand Homespun.

Size:
This blanket can be made any size. Five widths are given in the directions.

SizeWidth (Inches)Length (Inches)Ounces of yarnYards of yarn
Extra Small32.543.3321.08650
Small38.2450.9829.18899.65
Medium43.9758.6338.591189.79
Large49.7166.2749.311520.42
Extra Large55.4473.9261.351891.52

Materials:
Yarn – Sizing given for Bulky weight yarn but other weights can be used
Size K (6.5mm) crochet hook

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
ch sp = chain space
dc = double crochet
tr = triple crochet

Special stitch:
Shell – work the following in the ch sp indicated: 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc

Instructions:

There is also a chart available.

Instead of a beginning chain, the blanket is begun with a first row of chain and tr spaces.

For these widths, start with this number of chain and tr spaces:

32.5″ = 34
38.25″ = 40
44″ = 46
49.75″ = 52
55.5″ = 58

Row 1: Ch 3, tr in first ch, (ch 3, tr in last ch sp) until you have made desired number of tr/ch spaces. Make a number of tr/ch spaces that is a multiple of 3 plus 1.

Do not turn.

Row 2: Ch 4. Without turning the work (tr stitches will be on top, chains on the bottom), make 2 dc in first tr/ch space (over tr just made). Working across the tr/ch spaces, (dc in the next sp, ch 1) twice ** shell in the next sp, (dc in the next sp, ch 1) twice. Repeat from ** across to the last tr/ch sp. (2 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the last sp.

Row 3: Ch 4 and turn. 2 dc in ch-1 sp, (dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) twice ** shell in next ch-1 sp (which is the ch-1 sp of a shell), (dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) twice. Repeat from ** across to ch-4 turning chain. (2 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in ch-4 sp.

Repeat row 3 until afghan is desired length. Finish off and weave in end.

The blanket can be made in a solid color or can be made with any number of color changes. The best way to make a color change is to finish all but the very last pull through of the two loops of the last stitch of a row. Cut yarn with a few inches of tail and join with new color next to stitch. Pull new color through last two loops. Weave in ends.

No Beginning Chain Basket Pattern Throw

22 April 2013

The first row of an afghan with homespun or bouclé or other knobby style yarn can be frustrating. This afghan does not require finding chain stitches, even for the first row. The lacy basket pattern keeps the afghan light even with a heavier yarn.

This pattern was designed to be easy for homespun or bouclé style yarns, but it can be made with just about any yarn. Make it in a solid color or with as many color changes as you like.

The example is made in Jo-Ann Sensations Rainbow Boucle.

Size:
This blanket can be made any size. Five widths are given in the directions.

SizeWidth (Inches)Length (Inches)Ounces of yarnYards of yarn
Extra Small30.7641.018.7674.58
Small37.7950.3813.131018.2
Medium44.8259.7618.471432.32
Large51.8569.1324.721916.91
Extra Large58.8878.5131.882472

Materials:
Yarn – Sizing given for Bulky weight yarn but other weights can be used
Size I (5.5mm) crochet hook

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
ch sp = chain space
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
tr = triple crochet

Special stitches:

Shell – work the following in the ch sp indicated: 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc

V-stitch – work the following in chain space or over stitch indicated: 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc

Instructions:

There is also a tutorial video available.

Instead of a beginning chain, the blanket is begun with a first row of chain and tr spaces.

For these widths, start with this number of chain and tr spaces:
30.75″ = 35
37.75″ = 43
44.75″ = 51
51.75″ = 59
59″ = 67

Row 1: Ch 3, tr in first ch, (ch 3, tr in last ch sp) until you have made desired number of tr/ch spaces. Make an odd number of tr/ch spaces.

Do not turn.

Row 2: Ch 4. Without turning the work (holding it so that the tr stitches are on top and the ch-3 loops on the bottom), make a dc in the first sp (over tr just made). Working across the spaces (working over the tr stitches), make a V-stitch in each space to the end of the row.

Row 3: Ch 4 and turn. 1 dc in ch-1 sp, Shell in next ch-1 sp, ** ch 1, skip one ch-1 sp, Shell in next ch-1 sp. Repeat from ** across to ch-4 turning chain. V-stitch in ch-4 sp.

Row 4: Ch 4 and turn. 1 dc in ch-1 sp, V-stitch in ch-1 space of Shell, ** V-stitch in ch-1 space between shells V-stitch in ch-1 space of shell. Repeat from ** across to ch-4 turning chain. V-stitch in ch-4 sp.

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until afghan is desired length. If no additional border is desired, finish off and weave in end.

Optional border – end with a row 4.

Border round 1: Ch 3 and turn. (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-1 sp, mark the shell just made as a corner shell. Ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, skip a ch-1 space, shell in next ch-1 sp) across the top of the throw to the ch-4 turning chain. Work the following in the ch-4 turning chain sp: ch 1, shell, ch 1, shell. Mark the first shell in the turning chain space as a corner shell. On the sides of the throw, work in the spaces formed by the ch-4 turning chains and final dc stitches of the rows. Ch 1, and make a shell in the next sp. (Ch 1, skip a space, shell in next space) across the side of the blanket. Ch 1, shell in the last space of the side. Across the bottom of the throw, work in the spaces formed by the ch-3 loops of the foundation loops. Ch 1, shell in the first ch-3 space. Mark this shell as a corner shell. Ch 1, shell in the next ch-3 space. (Ch 1, skip a ch-3 sp, shell in next ch-3 sp) across the bottom of the throw. Ch 1, shell in last ch-3 sp, mark this shell as a corner shell. Work across the last side of the throw in the spaces formed by the ch-4 turning chains and final dc stitches of the rows. Ch 1, shell in the first sp. (Ch 1, skip a space, shell in the next space) across the side of the blanket. Ch 1, shell in the last sp, ch 1, slip stitch to join in the third chain of the first shell of the round. Do not turn.

Border round 2: Slip stitch in the next dc, slip stitch in the ch-1 space, ch 4, dc in same ch-1 space. V-stitch in every ch-1 space around the entire blanket back to the ch 4. Slip stitch to join in the third chain. Do not turn.

Border round 3: Slip stitch in the ch sp. Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp. (Ch 1, shell in next ch-1 space) two times. (Ch 1, skip one ch-1 sp, shell in next ch-1 sp) around the blanket. On either side of the corner V-stitches, do not skip spaces, so that there are Shells in 5 v-stitches in a row with the 3rd being in the corner v-stitch. Join in the third chain of the first shell of the round. Do not turn.

Rounds 2 and 3 can be repeated to desired width. Finish off and weave in end.

The blanket can be made in a solid color or can be made with any number of color changes. The best way to make a color change is to finish all but the very last pull through of the two loops of the last stitch of a row. Cut yarn with a few inches of tail and join with new color next to stitch. Pull new color through last two loops. Weave in ends.

Diamond Trellis Baby Hat for Straight Needles

18 March 2013

This is a simple baby hat in several sizes. The slipped stitches look more complicated than they are. I have included a photo tutorial on the technique.

This version of the pattern is for straight needles. For the in-the-round version see here.

Sizes:
Small preemie – 8″ circumference, 4″ high
Preemie – 10″ circumference, 5.5″ high
Newborn – 12″ circumference, 6″ high
6 month – 14″ circumference, 7″ high
12 month – 16″ circumference, 7.5″ high
Toddler – 18″ circumference, 8″ high

Gauge:
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Materials:
0.5 to 1 oz (40 to 80 yards) of DK weight baby yarn
Size 6 (4 mm) straight needles
Yarn needle
Cable needle

Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl
t2f = twist 2 front – slip next st onto cable needle and hold at front of work, purl next St from left-hand needle, then knit st from cable needle or knit into front of 2nd stitch on left hand needle then knit into front of 1st stitch and slip off needle together.
t2b = twist 2 back – slip next st onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next St from left-hand needle, then purl st from cable needle.
sk2p = slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over the knit 2 together; 2 stitches have been decreased
k2tog = knit two together
ssk = slip one knitwise, slip one knitwise, insert left needle into front of both slipped stitches and knit.
sl3wyif = slip three stitches with yarn in front – while holding yarn to the front, slip each of the next three stitches purlwise

Pattern:
Small preemie – Cast on 49
Preemie – Cast on 61
Newborn – Cast on 73
6 month – Cast on 85
12 month – Cast on 97
Toddler – Cast on 109

Ribbing (6 rows for preemie size, 8 rows for other sizes):

Repeat between * across the row
Front: k1 * p1, k1 *
Back: p1 * k1, p1 *

Repeat sections between * across the row.
Row 1: p1 * sl3wyif, p5, sl3wyif, p1 *
Row 2: * (k1, p1) twice, k5, p1, k1, p1 * k1
Row 3: p1 * k1, p1, t2f, p3, t2b, p1, k1, p1 *
Row 4: * k1, p1, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p1 * k1
Row 5: p1 * k1, p2, t2f, p1, t2b, p2, k1, p1 *
Row 6: * k1, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1 * k1
Row 7: p1 *k1, p3, sl3wyif, p3, k1, p1 *
Row 8: Repeat row 6
Row 9: p1 * k1, p2, t2b, p1, t2f, p2, k1, p1 *
Row 10: Repeat row 4
Row 11: p1 * k1, p1, t2b, p3, t2f, p1, k1, p1 *
Row 12: Repeat row 2

Repeat these twelve rows (end with a row 6) until the hat measures the desired height for size including the ribbing:
Small preemie – 3″ high
Preemie – 4.25″ high
Newborn – 4.75″ high
6 month – 5.75″ high
12 month – 6.25″ high
Toddler – 6.75″ high

Crown:
Repeat between * across the row
Row 1: p1 * k1, p3, sk2p, p3, k1, p1 *
Row 2: * k1, p1, k7, p1 * k1
Row 3: p1 * ssk, p5, k2tog, p1 *
Row 4: * k1, p1, k5, p1 * k1
Row 5: p1 * ssk, p3, k2tog, p1 *
Row 6: * k1, p1, k3, p1 * k1
Row 7: p1 * ssk, p1, k2tog, p1 *
Row 8: * k1, p1, k1, p1 * k1
R0w 9: p1 * sk2p, p1 *
Cut the yarn with several inches to work with. With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops, secure and weave in end. Seam edges together.

Faceted Lace and Cables Baby Hat for Straight Needles

17 March 2013

This is a very textured and ornate baby hat. The example is in toddler size.

This is the straight needle version of this pattern. The in-the-round version is available here.

Sizes:
Small preemie – 8″ circumference, 3.5″ high
Preemie – 10″ circumference, 5″ high
Newborn – 12″ circumference, 5.5″ high
6 month – 14″ circumference, 6.5″ high
12 month – 16″ circumference, 7″ high
Toddler – 18″ circumference, 7.5″ high

Gauge:
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Materials:
0.5 to 1.5 oz (40 to 120 yards) of DK weight baby yarn
Size 6 (4 mm) straight needles
Yarn needle
Cable needle

Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl
c4f = cable 4 forward – Slip the next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Knit the next 2 stitches from left-hand needle, knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
k2tog = knit two together
sk2p = slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over the knit 2 together; 2 stitches have been decreased
p3tog = purl three together

Pattern:

Small preemie – Cast on 46
Preemie – Cast on 57
Newborn – Cast on 68
6 month – Cast on 79
12 month – Cast on 90
Toddler – Cast on 101

Repeat sections between * across the row.
Row 1: k
Row 2: k
Row 3: k1 * k4, yo, k7, yo * k1 (this will increase your stitches for the remainder of the body of the hat to a multiple of 13)
Row 4: p1 * k1, p7, k1, p4 * p1
Row 5: k1 * c4f, p1, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, p1 * k1
Row 6: p1 * k2, p5, k2, p4 * p1
Row 7: k1 * k4, p2, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, p2 * k1
Row 8: p1 * k3, p3, k3, p4 * p1
Row 9: k1 * c4f, p3, yo, sk2p, yo, p3 * k1
Row 10: p1 * k4, p1, k4, p4 * p1
Row 11: k1 * k4, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo * k1

Repeat rows 4 to 11 (end with a row 4) until the hat measures the desired height for size:
Small preemie – 2.25″ high
Preemie – 3.5″ high
Newborn – 4″ high
6 month – 5″ high
12 month – 5.5″ high
Toddler – 6″ high

Crown:
Repeat between * across the row
Row 1: k1 * c4f, p1, k2, sk2p, k2, p1 * k1
Row 2: p1 * k1, p5, k1, p4 * p1
Row 3: k1 * k4, p1, k1, sk2p, k1, p1 * k1
Row 4: p1 * k1, p3, k1, p4 * p1
Row 5: k1 * c4f, p1, sk2p, p1 * k1
Row 6: p1 * k1, p1, k1, p4 * p1
Row 7: k1 * k4, p3tog * k1
Row 8: p1 * k1, p4 * p1
Row 9: k1 * k1, sk2p, p1 * k1
Row 10: p1 * k1, p2 * p1
Row 11: k1 * k2tog, p1 * k1
Cut the yarn with several inches to work with. With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops, secure and weave in end. Seam edges together.

No Beginning Chain Strawberry Lace Blanket

17 March 2013

The first row of an afghan with homespun or bouclé or other knobby style yarn can be frustrating. This afghan does not require finding chain stitches, even for the first row. The lacy strawberries and shells keep the afghan light even with a heavier yarn.

This pattern was designed to be easy for homespun or bouclé style yarns, but it can be made with just about any yarn. Make it in a solid color or with as many color changes as you like.

The example is made in Yarn Bee Boucle Traditions.

Size:
This blanket can be made any size. Five widths are given in the directions.

SizeWidth (Inches)Length (Inches)Ounces of yarnYards of yarn
Extra Small3141.3312.53613.74
Small39.5552.7420.39999.06
Medium48.164.1430.161477.79
Large56.6675.5441.842049.93
Extra Large65.2186.9455.422715.48

Materials:
Yarn – Sizing given for Aran weight yarn but other weights can be used
Size J (6mm) crochet hook

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
ch sp = chain space
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
tr = triple crochet

Special stitches:
SB (Strawberry Bottom) –
work the following in the ch sp or over stitch indicated: (1 dc, ch 1)  four times, 1 dc
Shell –
work the following in the ch sp or over stitch indicated: 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc

Instructions:

There is also a video and a chart available for this pattern.

Instead of a beginning chain, the blanket is begun with a first row of chain and tr spaces.

For these widths, start with this number of chain and tr spaces:
31″ = 29
39.5″ = 37
48″ = 45
56.75″ = 53
65.25″ = 61

Row 1: Ch 3, tr in first ch, (ch 3, tr in last ch sp) until you have made desired number of tr/ch spaces. Make a number of them that is a multiple of 4 plus 1.

Do not turn.

Row 2: Ch 4. Without turning the work, make 2 dc over tr just made. Working across the tr stitches, ch 1, skip 1 tr, SB over next tr, ch 1, skip 1 tr ** Shell over next tr, ch 1, skip 1 tr, SB over next tr, ch 1, skip 1 tr. Repeat from ** across to the last tr stitch. Work (2 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) over last tr.

Row 3: Ch 4 and turn. 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip ch-1 space between dc and SB, sc in first ch-1 sp of SB, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) three times, ch 1, skip ch-1 sp between SB and Shell,  ** Shell in next Shell, ch 1, skip ch-1 space between Shell and SB, sc in first ch-1 sp of SB, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) three times, ch 1, skip ch-1 sp between SB and Shell. Repeat from ** across to ch-4 turning chain. (2 dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-4 sp.

Row 4: Ch 4 and turn. 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, skip ch-1 space between dc and strawberry, sc in first ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) two times, ch 2, skip ch-1 sp between strawberry and Shell,  ** Shell in next Shell, ch 2, skip ch-1 space between Shell and strawberry, sc in first ch-3 sp of strawberry, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) two times, ch 2, skip ch-1 sp between strawberry and Shell. Repeat from ** across to ch-4 turning chain. (2 dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-4 sp.

Row 5: Ch 4 and turn. 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip ch-2 space between dc and strawberry, sc in first ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip ch-2 sp between strawberry and Shell,  ** Shell in next Shell, ch 3, skip ch-2 space between Shell and strawberry, sc in first ch-3 sp of strawberry, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip ch-2 sp between strawberry and Shell. Repeat from ** across to ch-4 turning chain. (2 dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-4 sp.

Row 6: Ch 4 and turn. 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip ch-3 space between dc and strawberry, (tr, ch 3, tr) in ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip ch-3 sp between strawberry and Shell,  ** Shell in next Shell, ch 3, skip ch-3 space between Shell and strawberry, (tr, ch 3, tr) in ch-3 sp of strawberry, ch 3, skip ch-3 sp between strawberry and Shell. Repeat from ** across to ch-4 turning chain. (2 dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-4 sp.

Row 7: Ch 4 and turn. 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip ch-3 space between dc and strawberry, SB in ch-3 sp, ch 1, skip ch-3 sp between strawberry and Shell,  ** Shell in next Shell, ch 1, skip ch-3 space between Shell and strawberry, SB in ch-3 sp of strawberry, ch 1, skip ch-3 sp between strawberry and Shell. Repeat from ** across to ch-4 turning chain. (2 dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-4 sp.

Repeat row 3 to 7 until afghan is desired length. Finish off and weave in end.

The blanket can be made in a solid color or can be made with any number of color changes. The best way to make a color change is to finish all but the very last pull through of the two loops of the last stitch of a row. Cut yarn with a few inches of tail and join with new color next to stitch. Pull new color through last two loops. Weave in ends.

Shell and Wrapped Stitches Blanket

7 March 2013

This is a quick and simple blanket, but pretty in a solid color, variegated yarn or with stripes. The example is made in bulky weight acrylic yarn.

Size:
This blanket can be made any size. Five widths are given in the directions.

SizeWidth (Inches)Length (Inches)Ounces of yarnYards of yarn
Extra Small3242.6715.88887.07
Small40.2453.6525.11402.56
Medium48.4864.6336.432035.63
Large56.7175.6249.872786.26
Extra Large64.9586.665.403654.46

Materials:
Bulky weight yarn
Size I (5.5mm) crochet hook

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
ch sp = chain space
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
yo = yarn over

Special stitches:
Wrapped Double Crochet (wdc): Yo, insert hook from front of fabric around posts of previous 2 dc, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook; yo, pull through remaining loops on hook. Here is a quick tutorial video for this stitch.
Shell: In the stitch or space indicated, work the following: 2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc.

The beginning chain should be a multiple of 26 plus 23.

For these widths, start with this number of chains:
32″ = 101
40.25″ = 127
48.5″ = 153
56.75″ = 179
65″ = 205

After the first row, make all stitches in both loops.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of next 19 ch, ** skip next 2 ch, shell in next ch, skip next 2 ch, dc in each of next 21 ch. Repeat from ** across to end of ch.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn. Skip first dc, dc in second dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, wdc, skip next dc, (dc in each of next 5 dc, wdc, skip next dc) two times, dc in each of next 3 dc, ** skip next 2 dc, shell in ch-2 sp, skip next 2 dc, (dc in each of next 5 dc, wdc, skip next dc) three times, dc in each of next three dc. Repeat from ** across to end of row. The last dc will be in the top of the turning chain.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn. Skip first dc, dc in each of next 19 stitches, ** skip next 2 dc, shell in next ch-2 sp, skip next 2 dc, dc in each of next 21 stitches. Repeat from ** across to end of row. The last dc will be in the top of the turning chain.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until afghan is desired length. After a row 2, work this final row.

Last row: Ch 3, turn. Skip first dc, dc in each of next 19 stitches, ** dc next dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next ch-2 sp, hdc in next dc, dc in next dc, dc in each of next 21 stitches. Repeat from ** across to end of row. The last dc will be in the top of the turning chain. Finish off and weave in end.

The blanket can be made in a solid color or can be made with any number of color changes. The best way to make a color change is to finish all but the very last pull through of the two loops of the last stitch of a row. Cut yarn with a few inches of tail and join with new color next to stitch. Pull new color through last two loops. Weave in ends.

Lacy Round Ripple Blanket

5 March 2013

This is a round ripple with a lace column at the valley. It is a twelve-point star and can be made in a solid color or with various colors. It can be made as a baby blanket, lap blanket or throw.

The example is made in a bulky weight acrylic yarn, so measurements and yarn requirements are given for that, but the blanket can be made an any weight yarn. Use hook appropriate to yarn weight.

Size: This blanket can be made any size. Five widths are given in the directions.

# of RoundsInches point to pointInches of smallest areaYardsOunces
2133.6630.13408.097.31
2438.6734.43565.5510.13
2743.6838.74740.7613.26
3048.6943.04951.4617.04
3353.747.351179.921.13

Materials:
Bulky weight yarn
Size I (5.5mm) crochet hook

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
ch sp = chain space
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch

Instructions:

Rnd 1: Ch 4, join with sl st to form a ring. Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 11 dc into the ring (12 dc). Join with sl st in third ch.
Rnd 2: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch), (dc in next dc, ch 1) in each st around (12 dc). Join with sl st in third ch.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in ch sp, ch 3, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) around (12 ch-3 loops). Join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 4: Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch), (dc, ch, dc) in same ch-3 sp, (dc, ch, dc, ch, dc) in each ch-3 sp around (12 3-dc shells). Join with sl st in third ch.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in ch sp, ch 3, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) around (24 ch-3 loops). Join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 6: Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch), (dc, ch, dc) in same ch-3 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-3 sp, ** (dc, (ch, dc) twice) in next ch-3 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-3 sp. Repeat from ** around (12 3-dc shells, 12 v-stitches). Join with sl st in third ch.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same ch sp, ch 3, sc in next ch sp, ch 1, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch sp, ch 1, ** sc in next ch sp, ch 3, sc in next ch sp, ch 1, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch sp, ch 1. Repeat from ** around (12 ch-3 loops, 12 v-stitches). Join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 8: Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch), (dc, (ch, dc) three times) in same ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, skip next ch-1 sp, ** (dc, (ch, dc) four times) in next ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, skip next ch-1 sp. Repeat from ** around (12 5-dc shells, 12 v-stitches). Join with sl st in third ch.
Rnd 9: Sl st, in ch sp, sl st in dc, sl st in ch sp, ch 1, sc in same ch sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch sp) twice, ch 1, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch sp, ch 3, ** sc in next ch sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch sp) twice, ch 1, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch sp, ch 3. Repeat from ** around (36 ch-3 loops, 12 v-stitches). Join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 10: Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch), (dc, (ch, dc) three times) in same ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, skip the next ch-1 sp, skip next ch-3 sp, ** (dc, (ch, dc) four times) in next ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, skip the next ch-1 sp, skip next ch-3 sp. Repeat from ** around (12 5-dc shells, 12 v-stitches). Join with sl st in third ch.

After this round, all odd rounds will have 36 ch-3 loops and all even rounds will have 12 5-dc shells. At the end of a pattern is a chart that shows how many dc are in each panel (between the lacy inserts) on each round.

Rnd 11: Sl st, in ch sp, sl st in dc, sl st in ch sp, ch 1, sc in same ch sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch sp) twice, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch sp, ch 3, ** sc in next ch sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch sp) twice, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch sp, ch 3. Repeat from ** around. Join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 12: Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch), (dc, (ch, dc) three times) in same ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-1 sp, skip the next dc, dc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, skip the next dc, skip the next ch-1 sp, skip next ch-3 sp, ** (dc, (ch, dc) four times) in next ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-1 sp, skip the next dc, dc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, skip the next dc, skip the next ch-1 sp, skip next ch-3 sp. Repeat from ** around. Join with sl st in third ch.
Rnd 13: Sl st, in ch sp, sl st in dc, sl st in ch sp, ch 1, sc in same ch sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch sp) twice, ch 1, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 2 dc, sc in next ch sp, ch 3, ** sc in next ch sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch sp) twice, ch 1, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 2 dc, sc in next ch sp, ch 3. Repeat from ** around. Join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 14: Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch), (dc, (ch, dc) three times) in same ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-1 sp, skip the next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 2 dc, skip the next dc, skip the next ch-1 sp, skip next ch-3 sp, ** (dc, (ch, dc) four times) in next ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-1 sp, skip the next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 2 dc, skip the next dc, skip the next ch-1 sp, skip next ch-3 sp. Repeat from ** around. Join with sl st in third ch.
Rnd 15: Sl st, in ch sp, sl st in dc, sl st in ch sp, ch 1, sc in same ch sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch sp) twice, ch 1, skip 2 dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, skip 2 dc, sc in next ch sp, ch 3, ** sc in next ch sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch sp) twice, ch 1, skip 2 dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, skip 2 dc, sc in next ch sp, ch 3. Repeat from ** around. Join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 16: Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch), (dc, (ch, dc) three times) in same ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-1 sp, skip the next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, skip the next dc, skip the next ch-1 sp, skip next ch-3 sp, ** (dc, (ch, dc) four times) in next ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-1 sp, skip the next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, skip the next dc, skip the next ch-1 sp, skip next ch-3 sp. Repeat from ** around. Join with sl st in third ch.
Rnd 17: Sl st, in ch sp, sl st in dc, sl st in ch sp, ch 1, sc in same ch sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch sp) twice, ch 1, skip 2 dc, dc in each dc before ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each dc up to 2 dc before ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2 dc, sc in next ch sp, ch 3, ** sc in next ch sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch sp) twice, ch 1, skip 2 dc, dc in each dc before ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each dc up to 2 dc before ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2 dc, sc in next ch sp, ch 3. Repeat from ** around. Join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 18: Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch), (dc, (ch, dc) three times) in same ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-1 sp, skip the next dc, dc in each dc before ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each dc up to the dc before ch-1 sp, skip the next dc, skip the next ch-1 sp, skip next ch-3 sp, ** (dc, (ch, dc) four times) in next ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-1 sp, skip the next dc, dc in each dc before ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each dc up to the dc before ch-1 sp, skip the next dc, skip the next ch-1 sp, skip next ch-3 sp. Repeat from ** around. Join with sl st in third ch.
Rnd 19: Same as rnd 17.
Rnd 20: Same as rnd 18.
Rnd 21: Same as rnd 17.
Rnd 22: Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch), (dc, (ch, dc) three times) in same ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-1 sp, skip the next dc, dc in each dc before ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each dc up to the dc before ch-1 sp, skip the next dc, skip the next ch-1 sp, skip next ch-3 sp, ** (dc, (ch, dc) four times) in next ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-3 sp, skip the next ch-1 sp, skip the next dc, dc in each dc before ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each dc up to the dc before ch-1 sp, skip the next dc, skip the next ch-1 sp, skip next ch-3 sp. Repeat from ** around. Join with sl st in third ch.

Repeat rounds 17 through 22 until blanket is desired size.

The blanket can be made in a solid color or can be made with any number of color changes. The best way to make a color change is to complete all but the last slip stitch at the beginning of a round. Cut yarn with a few inches of tail and join with new color next to stitch. Pull new color through for the slip stitch. Weave in ends.

This chart shows the number of dc in each of the panels (between the lacy inserts), round by round.

Rounddc on either side of pointdc in the pointtotal dc per panel
11 0 4 4
12 1 2 4
13 1 4 6
14 2 2 6
15 2 4 8
16 3 4 10
17 4 4 12
18 5 2 12
19 5 4 14
20 6 2 14
21 6 4 16
22 7 4 18
23 8 4 20
24 9 2 20
25 9 4 22
26 10 2 22
27 10 4 24
28 11 4 26
29 12 4 28
30 13 2 28
31 13 4 30
32 14 2 30
33 14 4 32
34 15 4 34
35 16 4 36
36 17 2 36
37 17 4 38
38 18 2 38
39 18 4 40
40 19 4 42
41 20 4 44
42 21 2 44
43 21 4 46
44 22 2 46
45 22 4 48
46 23 4 50
47 24 4 52

Cable With a Twist Hat

19 February 2013

This hat is a basic cabled hat with a little extra twist. Directions are given for several sizes.

Sizes:

The circumference measurements given are unstretched. This is a very stretchy hat.

SizeCircumference (Inches)Height (Inches)Ounces of yarnYards of yarn
Toddler11.55.50.8757.46
Child12.7561.0770.94
Small Adult146.751.385.84
Medium Adult15.257.251.55102.16
Large Adult16.581.82119.9
Extra-Large Adult17.758.52.11139.05

Gauge: 17 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Materials:
worsted weight yarn (see chart above for amount)
Size 8 (5 mm) 47″ circular needle (for magic loopor set of size 8 (5 mm) double pointed needles
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl
c2b = cable 2 back – Slip the next stitch onto cable needle and hold in back of work. Knit the next stitch from left-hand needle, knit the stitch from the cable needle.
t3f = twist 3 front – Slip the next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Purl the next stitch from the left-hand needle, knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
t3b = twist 3 back – Slip the next stitch onto cable needle and hold behind work. Knit the next 2 stitchs from left-hand needle, purl the stitch from the cable needle.
c4f = cable 4 front – Slip the next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Knit the next 2 stitches from left-hand needle, knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
c4b = cable 4 back – Slip the next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in back of work. Knit the next 2 stitches from left-hand needle, knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
k2tog = knit two together
ssk = slip one knitwise, slip one knitwise, insert left needle into front of both slipped stitches and knit.
s1k-k2tog-psso = slip1 knitwise, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over
k3tog = knit three together

The c2b can be made without a cable needle. There are several methods for doing that. I have a video of my method.

Pattern:
Amount to cast on for the different sizes:
Toddler = 72
Child = 80
Small Adult = 88
Medium Adult = 96
Large Adult = 104
Extra-Large Adult = 112

Join to knit in the round. Divide stitches between double pointed needles or needles for a magic loop. Divide with multiples of 8 on each needle.

Repeat instructions across the round:

Rnd 1: p1, k2, p1
Rnd 2: p1, k2, p1
Rnd 3: p1, c2b, p2, k2, p1
Rnd 4: p1, k2, p1
Rnds 5-8: Repeat rnds 1-4
Rnd 9: p1, t3f, t3b, p1
Rnd 10: p2, k4, p2
Rnd 11: p2, c4b, p2
Rnd 12: p2, k4, p2
Rnd 13: p1, t3b, t3f, p1
Rnd 14: p1, k2, p1
Rnd 15: p1, k2, p2, c2b, p1
Rnd 16: p1, k2, p1
Rnd 17: p1, k2, p1
Rnd 18: p1, k2, p1
Rnd 19: p1, k2, p2, c2b, p1
Rnd 20: p1, k2, p1
Rnd 21: p1, t3f, t3b, p1
Rnd 22: p2, k4, p2
Rnd 23: p2, c4f, p2
Rnd 24: p2, k4, p2
Rnd 25: p1, t3b, t3f, p1
Rnd 26: p1, k2, p1

Repeat rnds 3-26 until hat measures 2 inches less than desired finished length. Begin crown after a rnd 4 or a rnd 16.

Measurements from edge before beginning crown:
Toddler – 3.5″ high
Child – 4″ high
Small Adult – 4.75″ high
Medium Adult – 5.25″ high
Large Adult – 6″ high
Extra-Large Adult – 6.5″ high

Crown after a rnd 16 (repeat across the round):
Rnd 1: p1, k1, ssk, k2tog, k1, p1
Rnd 2: p1, k4, p1
Rnd 3: p1, k2, c2b, p1
Rnd 4: p1, k4, p1
Rnd 5: p1, k1, s1k-k2tog-psso, p1
Rnd 6: p1, k2, p1
Rnd 7: p1, k2, p1
Rnd 8: p1, k2, p1
Rnd 9: k2tog, ssk
Rnd 10: k
Rnd 11: k2tog

Crown after a rnd 4 (repeat across the round):
Rnd 1: p1, k1, ssk, k2tog, k1, p1
Rnd 2: p1, k4, p1
Rnd 3: p1, c2b, k2, p1
Rnd 4: p1, k4, p1
Rnd 5: p1, k1, k3tog, p1
Rnd 6: p1, k2, p1
Rnd 7: p1, k2, p1
Rnd 8: p1, k2, p1
Rnd 9: k2tog, ssk
Rnd 10: k
Rnd 11: k2tog

Cut the yarn with several inches to work with.  With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops, secure and weave in end.

 

Basic Ribbed Hat

14 January 2013

This is a very basic k1-p1 ribbed hat with tailored crown. Directions are given for seven sizes.

Sizes:
The circumferences are given for the hat unstretched. It is a very stretchy hat.

SizeCircumference (Inches)Height (Inches)Ounces of yarnYards of yarn
Newborn8.756.50.8854.54
6 months1071.168.44
12 months11.257.751.3583.88
Toddler12.58.251.62100.83
Child/Small Adult13.7591.92119.32
Medium Adult159.52.24139.33
Large/XL Adult16.2510.252.59160.88

Gauge: 17 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn (see chart above for amount)
Size 8 (5 mm) 47″ circular needle (for magic loopor set of size 8 (5 mm) double pointed needles
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl
s2kp2 - slip2 (together, knitwise), k1, pass 2 slipped stitches over

Pattern:
Amount to cast on for the different sizes:
Newborn = 56
6 months = 64
12 months = 72
Toddler = 80
Child/Small Adult = 88
Medium Adult = 96
Large/XL Adult = 104

Join to knit in the round. Divide stitches evenly among four double pointed needles or needles for a magic loop.

Repeat instructions across the round:

Ribbing: k1, p1

Continue this ribbing pattern until the hat measures as follows for size. Begin the crown at round given for size:

Newborn – 5.5″ high, begin crown on round 7
6 months – 5.75″ high, begin crown on round 6
12 months – 6.25″ high, begin crown on round 5
Toddler – 6.5″ high, begin crown on round 4
Child/Small Adult – 7.25″ high, begin crown on round 3
Medium Adult – 7.5″ high, , begin crown on round 2
Large/XL Adult – 8.25″ high, begin crown on round 1

Crown: Repeat across the round
Rnd 1: (k1,p1) 6 times, s2kp2, p1, (k1, p1) 5 times
Rnd 2: (k1,p1) 5 times, k1, s2kp2, (k1, p1) 5 times
Rnd 3: (k1,p1) 5 times, s2kp2, p1, (k1, p1) 4 times
Rnd 4: (k1,p1) 4 times, k1, s2kp2, (k1, p1) 4 times
Rnd 5: (k1,p1) 4 times, s2kp2, p1, (k1, p1) 3 times
Rnd 6: (k1,p1) 3 times, k1, s2kp2, (k1, p1) 3 times
Rnd 7: (k1,p1) 3 times, s2kp2, p1, (k1, p1) 2 times
Rnd 8: (k1,p1) 2 times, k1, s2kp2, (k1, p1) 2 times
Rnd 9: (k1,p1) 2 times, s2kp2, p1, k1, p1
Rnd 10: k1, p1, k1, s2kp2, k1, p1
Rnd 11: k1, p1, s2kp2, p1
Rnd 12: k1, s2kp2

Cut the yarn with several inches to work with.  With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops, secure and weave in end.

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