Wednesday, November 30, 2005

CLUSTER CRAZE HAT

Cluster Craze Hat

copyright © Dot Matthews 07/30/05

SIZE: Adult 22" to 24"
SKILL: Easy
HOOK SIZE: J
YARN: Caron Simply Soft, color bone 9703, 2 oz, 115 yds, 100% Acrylic. Hat weighs 2 oz when finished.
SUPPLIES LIST: Scissors; blunt needle; tape measure
GAUGE: 3 rows dc = 2"; 7 dc = 2"
STITCHES USED: chain, slip stitch, cluster, beginning cluster, double crochet, single crochet.
SPECIAL STITCH INSTRUCTIONS:
BEGINNING CLUSTER - beg cluster:
chain 3, (yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull yarn thru stitch, yarn over, pull yarn thru 2 loops), 2 times, yarn over and pull yarn thru all 3 loops on hook

CLUSTER: (yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull yarn thru stitch, yarn over pull yarn thru 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yarn over and pull yarn thru all 4 loops on hook.

ABBREVIATIONS: ch - chain; sl st - slip stitch; sc - single crochet; dc - double crochet; sk - skip; ea - each; beg - begin(ning); yo - yarn over; sp - space

INSTRUCTIONS
Beginning chain counts as a stitch. Numbers in ( ) at end of rounds tells you the number of stitches in the round.

ROUND 1: ch 4, 11 dc in first ch. Join in first dc. (12 dc)

ROUND 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, *2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. End with dc in same place as beg ch. Join in first dc (24 dc)

ROUND 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, dc in next st. *2 dc in next st, dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first dc. (36 dc)

ROUND 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around, end with 1 dc in last st. Join in first dc. (48 dc)

ROUND 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. End with dc in last 2 sts. Join in top of beg ch. (60 dc)

ROUND 6: ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in ea st around. Join in first sc. (60 sc)

ROUND 7: (beg cluster, ch 3, cluster) in same st as join.
*sk 3 sts, (cluster, ch 3, cluster) in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first cluster. (30 cluster and 15 ch-3 sps.

TIP: See beg cluster and cluster instructions at beginning of pattern

ROUND 8: sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, 5 sc in ea ch-3 sp around. Join in first sc. (75 sc)

ROUND 9: sl st in next 2 sts, (beg cluster, ch 3, cluster) in same st. *sk next 4 sts, (cluster, ch 3, cluster) in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first cluster. (30 clusters and 15 ch-3 sps)

ROUND 10: Repeat round 8

ROUND 11: Repeat round 9

ROUND 12: Repeat round 8

ROUND 13: Repeat round 9

ROUND 14: Repeat round 8

ROUND 15: *ch 1, sl st in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first sl st.

Fasten off, weave in ends.