Wednesday, November 16, 2005

FAST AND FUN HAT

copyright © 07/04/2004 Dot Matthews


K hook; small amounts WW yarn in red, white and blue or color of choice
finished hat uses less than 2 ozs ww yarn
Stitches used: chain, sc, dc, and tr
Starting chain counts as first stitch; numbers in ( ) at end of rows states number of stitches for that row.

ROW 1: with white, ch 4, 11 dc in 1st st, join in top of ch 3. (12 sts)

ROW 2: Ch 5, tr in same st as join, (tr in next st, ch 1, tr in same st) around. Join in 4th st of starting ch.
(24 tr and 12 ch 1 sps) fasten off white, attach red

ROW 3: ch 1, sc in same st, (sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in next 2 tr) around. Join in 1st sc. (36 sts) fasten off red, attach white.

ROW 4: ch 1, sc in same st, 1 sc in next st. (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts) around join in 1st sc. (48 sts) fasten off white, attach blue.

ROW 5: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts, (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts) around. Join in 1st sc.
(60 sts) fasten off blue, attach whitte.

ROW 6: ch 3, dc in st to the right of the join (that's in the last st of the previous row) sk next st, 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 st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st) around. Join in top of beg ch 3. (30 crossed sts) fasten off white, attach red.

ROW 7: repeat row 6 (30 crossed sts) fasten off red, attach white.

ROW 8: repeat row 6 (30 crossed sts) fasten off white, attach blue,

ROW 9: repeat row 6 (30 crossed sts) fasten off blue, attach white.

ROW 10: ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in next 2 sts, sc next 2 sts together (decrease made) (sc in next 3 sts, sc next 2 together) around. Join to 1st sc (48 sts) fasten off white, attach red.

ROW 11: sc in ea st around. Join to 1st sc (48 sts) fasten off red, attach white.

ROW 12: sc in ea st around. Join to 1st sc (48 sts) fasten off white, attach blue.


ROW 13: sc in ea st around, join to 1st sc (48 sts)

fasten off. Weave in ends