Wednesday, November 30, 2005

ON SAFARI HAT

copyright © Dot matthews 10/21/05
On Safari Camo On Safari

J/10-6.00mm
SIZE: 21" - 23"
GAUGE: 3 rows, 6 sts = 2"
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Camo, 100% acrylic, 2.5oz/142yds
blunt needle

Stitches Used
chain (ch); double crochet (dc); crossed bar stitch (cbs); cluster; reverse half
double crochet (reverse hdc);

CROSSED BAR STITCH (cbs): yo, pull up a loop in designated stitch
sk next st, yo, pull up a loop in the stitch after the skipped stitch,
yo, draw thru all 5 loops on hook, *ch 1, yo, pull up a loop in st where previous
cbs ended, sk next st, yo, pull up a loop in the stitch after the skipped stitch, yo,
draw thru all 5 loops on hook*


Work the second and subsequent rounds in the spaces made by the ch-1 of the
previous round.

CLUSTER: (yo, insert hook in same ch-1 sp, yo, pull up a loop) 2 times,
yo, pull thru all 5 loops on hook.



REVERSE HDC (worked from left to right): yo, insert hook in st to the right, yo,
pull up a loop, yo, pull thru all 3 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes: beginning chain counts as a stitch, but do not join in it.


ROUND 1: ch 3, 11 dc in first ch. Join in first dc. Place a marker where round is
joined. (11 dc, 1 ch-2)

ROUND 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, *2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. 1
dc in joining st of round 1. Remove marker. Join in first dc. (23 dc, 1 ch-2)


ROUND 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, 1 dc in next st. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in
next st. Repeat from * around. End with 2 dc in last st. Join in first dc. (35 dc, 1 ch-2)



ROUND 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, 1 dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc
in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. End with 1 dc in last st. Join in first dc. (47 dc, 1 ch-2)

ROUND 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc
in next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. End with 1 dc in next 2 sts. Join in first dc.
(59 dc, 1 ch-2)


ROUND 6: ch 2, yo, pull up a loop in same st as join, sk next st, yo, pull up a loop
in next st, yo, pull thru all 5 loops on hook.
*ch 1, yo, pull up a loop in same st as last st, sk next st, yo, pull up a loop in next
st, yo, pull thru all 5 loops (cbs made). Repeat from * around. End last cbs in
same sp as first st of round, ch 1. Join in top of first cbs. (30 cbs)



ROUND 7: sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 2,
*cbs in same ch-1 sp and next ch-1 sp, ch 1. Repeat from * around. End last cbs
in same sp as first cbs started. (30 cbs)

Tip: when you get to the space with
the beginning ch of the previous round, insert hook between ch and cbs, then
complete the stitch. That will pull the ch-2 up and hide it.

ROUND 8: repeat round 7


ROUND 9: repeat round 7

ROUND 10: repeat round 7


ROUND 11: sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 2,
*(cbs in same ch-1 sp and next ch-1 sp) 2 times,
(yo, insert hook in same ch-1 sp, yo, pull up a loop) 2 times,
yo, pull thru all 5 loops on hook – cluster made.
ch 1, Repeat from * around. Join in first cbs. (30 cbs and 15 clusters)

ROUND 12: sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 2,
*(cbs in same ch-1 sp and next ch-1 sp) 3 times,
cluster in same ch-1 sp, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join in first cbs. (45 cbs and 15 clusters)



ROUND 13: Repeat round 7. (60 cbs)

ROUND 14: ch 2, reverse hdc in ea ch-1 sp around. Join in first st.

Reverse hdc = yo, insert hook in st to the right, yo, pull up a loop, yo,
pull thru all 3 loops on hook.

Fasten off and weave in ends.