Granny stripes hat
I have been crocheting hats galore! The Granny Stripes hat is a free pattern from Yarnspirations. The Galilee hat and Castaway hat are based on Mamachee patterns. The Nordic beanie is a based on a My Rose Valley pattern. I have one more hat to make then I think I might be done with hats for a bit!
The Granny Stripes I made with Stylecraft Special DK yarn in Graphite, Silver, Midnight, Petrol & Mustard. I used a 4mm hook (I think!) & 3.5mm for the ribbing as the pattern is for a worsted weight yarn and Stylecraft Special DK is light worsted. People had commented the pattern came up big so I guessed that it would be about right.
Minky’s Nordic Beanie is based on the Mamachee Galilee hat. I made the Teen/Adult size up to Round 7 using Stylecraft Special DK yarn and a 4mm hook (to fit a 10 year old) to get a basic beanie shape. Then I based the pattern on the My Rose Valley Nordic hat.
Rnd 8 – (color A) Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next 4, 2dc in next st, (dc in next 5, 2dc in next) around, join. (70)
Rnd 9 – (color A) Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next 4, 2dc in next st, (dc in next 5, 2dc in next) around, join. (70)
Rnd 10 – (colour B) Ch 1, sc in each st around, join. (70)
(Ch 1 at beginning of each following round, – doesn’t count as a stitch, Ist stitch of round into same stitch)…
Rnd 11 – (colour C) sc, Ch 1, skip next, around
Rnd 12 – (colour B) 2sc in each ch sp, around
Rnd 13 – (colour D) dc in each st around
Rnd 14 – (colour E) 2dc into same stitch, skip next, around
Rnd 15 – (colour B) 2dc in space, skip next, around
Rnd 16 – (colour E) 2dc in space, skip next, around
Rnd 17 – (colour D) dc in each st around
Rnd 18 – (colour B) sc in each st around
Rnd 19 – (colour C) sc, Ch 1, skip next, around
Rnd 20 – (colour B) 2sc in each ch sp, around
Rnd 21 – (colour A) dc in each st around
Rnd 22 – (colour A) dc in each st around
Rnd 23 – (colour E) sc in each st around.
The Castaway hat is crocheted mainly in back loops and although I love the final effect of the ridges, it was a bit slow going. I used James C Brett Marble DK in MT18 and a 5mm hook (I think). In the pattern it has a repeated “slouch” round (Round 10) but I substituted a rounds of doubles instead, then when I got to Round 22 I continued in doubles and began to reduce to create a beanie shape.