Wednesday, November 16, 2005

OWATA HAT

copyright © 07/06/04 Dot Matthews




I HOOK (cuz that's what I had with me)
Finished hat measures 21 inches around but it fits on my 23 1/2 in head.
ww yarn small amounts of each, red; yellow; green; black or color of your choice
hat weighs approximately 4 ozs.

stitches used, sl st, sc, dc, tr
starting ch counts as first stitch, numbers in ( ) at the end of the rows states number of stitches for that row.

ROW 1: 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)

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)

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)

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

ROW 6: ch 1, sc in same st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts) around. Join in 1st sc. (72 sts)

ROW 7: ch 1, sc in same st, 1 sc in next 4 sts, (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts) around. Join in 1st sc. (84 sts)

ROW 8: 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. (42 crossed dcs)

ROW 9 - 17: repeat row 8. You should have 42 crossed dcs at the end of each row.

ROW 18: ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around. (84 sts)

NOTE: decrease rows start with row 19. For a larger sized hat, skip a decrease row and repeat row 18.

ROW 19: ch 1,sc in same st as join, sc in next 4 sts, sc next 2 sts together (decrease made), (sc in next 5 sts, sc next 2 together) around. (72 sts)

ROW 20: ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in next 3 sts, sc next 2 sts together, (sc in next 4 sts, sc next 2 sts together) around. (60 sts)

ROW 21: ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in next 2 sts, sc next 2 sts together, (sc in next 3 sts, sc next 2 sts together) around. (48 sts)

ROW 22: ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around. (48 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends.