Wednesday, November 16, 2005

DOUBLE CROSSED HAT



copyright © 04/24/2004 Dot Matthews

07/02/04 This pattern has now been tested and corrections have been made in blue. I want to thank CatBookMom, aka Barbara, who took the time to identify the errors and email me with suggestions for corrections. Thank you so much Barbara, I appreciate your help.

Materials: I used ww cotton and a K hook.
Hat is worked holding 3 strands together.
Ch 3 counts as 1st st on every row. Do not turn rows unless instructed to do so.

ROW 1: Ch 4, 11 dc in 1st ch, join in top of beg ch. (12 sts)

ROW 2: Ch 3, dc in same space as joining, 2 dc in ea st around. Join in top of beg ch. (24 sts.)

ROW 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining. (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st)around. Join in top of beg ch. (36 sts)

ROW 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, (dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st) around, join in top of beg ch. (48 sts)

ROW 5: Ch 3, dc in st to the right of the join (that's in the last dc of the previous row) sk next dc, dc in next st, dc in skipped st (that's the stitch you just skipped NOTE: this forms a crossed dc ), now working forward again, sk next dc, dc in next st, dc in skipped st around. Join in top of beg ch 3 (24 crossed stitch groups)

ROW 6: Repeat row 5

Row 7: Repeat row 5

Row 8: Ch 2 (counts as 1st Hdc), Hdc in ea st around. Join in top of beg ch 2(48 sts)

Working in back loop only
Row 9: ch 1, turn. Work in back loop only, (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st) repeat around. Join in 1st sc. turn (72 sts)

Row 10: (do not ch 1) work in back loop, only sl st in next 21 sts
Now, work in both loops, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 20 sts, sc in next 5 sts,
Now work in back loops only, sl st in next 21 sts around. Do not join, and do not turn. Mark beginning st with contrasting yarn or a stitch marker. (72 sts)

Row 11: Repeat row 10. (72 sts)

Row 12: Work in back loop only, sl st in next 21sts,
Now work in both loops, sc in next 5 sts,
(1 Hdc in next st, 2 Hdc in next st) repeat 9 times, sc in next 5 sts.
Now work in back loop only, sl st in next 21 sts around. (82 sts)

Row 13: Work in back loop only, sl st in next 21 sts, work in both loops sl st in next 40
Work in back loop only, sl st in next 21 sts around. (82 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends