Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Slouchy Flip-it Beanie


A slouchy beanie made with a reasonably thin yarn. This makes the texture come out nicely.
It also creates a slightly less thicker hat than your typical winter hats. But by using a nice warm yarn, containing wool, you will still have a hat that is warm enough.

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Yarn used: 225 m. Baby Wool Light colour Black from www.haakselswolwinkel.nl
Gauge: 18 stitches and 26 rows on 10 cm x 10 cm (4' x 4')
Hook used: G - 4 mm
Size made: Adult

Stitches / terms used:
The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
SC = single crochet
ESC = extended single crochet
ST = stitch
CH = chain
YO = yarn over

Extended Single Crochet:
Insert your hook into next st, pull up loop, YO,
pull up through first loop on hook, YO again,
pull through the remaining 2 loops on hook.

ESC increase: 
2 ESC in same ST

ESC decrease:
Insert hook in next ST, pull up loop, insert hook in next ST,
pull up another loop (3 loops on hook), YO,
pull through first 2 loops on hook, YO, pull through last loop.

If you want your hat to fit on a smaller hat then stop increasing
sooner than pattern. If you are using a yarn with
the same thickness I would suggest:

Male: follow pattern
Female: stop after round 15, pick up pattern from round 17
Child: stop after round 11 (or 13), continue at round 17
These are only suggestions! Please adjust according to your own liking.


Pattern

Start with a magic ring, (I prefer a Double Magic Ring, it is a bit more firm)
Every round that starts with a CH1, start your first SC in the same ST.


1) 10 SC in Magic Ring, SL ST to 1st SC (10)

2) CH1, increase in every SC, SC into your SL ST of round 1  (21)

3) CH1, SC around, SL ST to first ST (21)

4) CH1, [2 SC, increase] around, SL ST to 1st ST (28)

5) CH1, [3SC, increase] around, SL ST to 1st ST (35)

6) CH1, [4SC, increase] around, SL ST to 1st ST (42)

7) CH1, [5SC, increase] around, SL ST to 1st ST (49)

8) CH1, [6SC, increase] around, SL ST to 1st ST (56)

9) CH1, SC around, SL ST to 1st ST (56)

10) CH1, [7SC, increase] around, SL ST to 1st ST (63)

11) CH1, SC around, SL ST to 1st ST (63)

12) CH1, [8SC, increase] around, SL ST to 1st ST (70)

13) CH1, SC around, SL ST to 1st ST  (70)

14) CH1, [9SC, increase] around, SL ST to 1st SC (77)

15) CH1, SC around, SL ST to 1st ST (77)

16) CH1, [10ESC, increase] around, SL ST to 1st ST (84)

17/26) CH1, ESC around, SL ST to 1st ST (84)

27) In this round you should make 4 ESC decreases. Even them out. (see pic.1)
       CH1, ESC around including 4 ESC decreases, SL ST to 1st ST (80)

Pic. 1

28) Repeat row 27 (76)

29) CH1, ESC around, SL ST to 1st ST (76)

30) CH1, In this round you should make 2 ESC decreases. Even them out. (see pic. 2)
       CH1, ESC around including 2 ESC decreases, SL ST to 1st ST (74)

Pic. 2

31) Repeat row 27 (70)

32) CH1, ESC around, SL ST to 1st ST (70)


Now continue repeating row 32 untill you reached your desired length. 

I continued untill the hat had a length of +/- 30 cm. In total I made 28 rounds of ESC stitches. Last 4 rounds: SC around and finish off, you can of course add any border you prefer.

Now turn your hat inside out! Tadaa


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