Thursday, November 17, 2005

STYLIN' SANTA HAT

copyright © Dot Matthews 11/17/04
Stylin' Santa Hat

Adult size 22"
Rating: Intermediate

Materials: J hook; Caron Christmas Glitter, 2 oz white and 3 oz red (amounts are approximate)
Gauge: 6 hdc = 2 inches and 4 rows = 2 inches

NOTE 1: Abbreviations used can be found at the end of the pattern.
NOTE 2: ch 2 at beginning of rows does not count as a stitch.
NOTE 3: numbers in ( ) at end of rows indicates stitch count and is not instructing you to do anything.

ROW 1: WITH WHITE, (ch 4, dtr in 4th ch from hook) repeat 13 times. Join with sl st to first ch. Be careful not to twist the clusters (14 clusters)

ROW 2:
Step 1: ch 4, hold last loop of ea dtr on hook, 2 dtr in 4th ch from hook (3 loops on hook)

the chains referred to in step 2 are the chains in row 1.

Step 2: skip next 3 ch, hold last loop of ea dtr on hook, 3 dtr in next ch (6 loops on hook)
yo, draw thru all 6 loops on hook.
ch 1 to close cluster.

Step 3: ch 4, hold last loop of ea dtr on hook, 2 dtr in 4th ch from hook. (3 loops on hook)

Step 4: Hold last loop of ea dtr on hook, 3 dtr in same stitch as step 2. (6 loops on hook)

Step 5: skip next 3 ch, hold last loop of ea st on hook, 3 dtr in next ch (9 loops on hook)
yo, draw thru all 9 loops
ch 1 to close cluster.

Step 6: Ch 4, hold last loop of ea st on hook, 2 dtr in 4th ch from hook. (3 loops on hook)

Step 7: hold last loop of ea dtr on hook, 3 dtr in same st as step 5 (6 loops on hook)

Step 8: skip 3 ch, hold last loop of ea st on hook, 3 dtr in next ch. (9 loops on hook)
yo, draw thru all 9 loops
ch 1 to close cluster.

Repeat steps 3 thru step 8 around.

Step 9: ch 4, hold last st of ea dtr on hook, 2 dtr in 4th ch from hook. (3 loops on hook)
yo, draw thru all 3 loops. Join with a sl st in the first eye of the row. (You should have 14 eyes at the end of row 2)

ROW 3:
Step 1: ch 4, hold last loop of ea dtr on hook, 2 dtr in 4th ch from hook. (3 loops on hook)
yo, draw thru all 3 loops.
ch 1 to close cluster.

Step 2: ch 4, hold last loop of ea dtr on hook, 2 dtr in 4th ch from hook. (3 loops on hook)

Step 3: hold last loop of ea dtr on hook, 3 dtr in same eye as step 1. (6 loops on hook)

Step 4: hold last loop of ea dtr on hook, 3 dtr in next eye. (9 loops on hook)
yo, draw thru all 9 loops.

Repeat step 2 thru step 4 around.

End row with Repeat step 2 and step 3 (6 loops on hook)
yo, draw thru all 6 loops.
Join with sl st to first eye. (14 eyes in row)

ROW 4: ch 1, sc in same st as join, 3 sc around the next ch 4, (1 sc in next eye, 3 sc around next ch 4) around. Join with sl st in first sc. (56 sc)

Fasten off white.

ROW 5: ATTACH RED in any sc of row 4, ch 1, sc in same st you attached the red in. 1 sc in ea st around. (56 sc)

ROW 6: ch 2 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in ea st around. Join in first hdc. (56 hdc)

ROW 7 thru ROW 14: repeat row 6. (56 sc at end of ea row)

ROW 15: ch 2, hdc in same st as join, hdc in next 4 hdc, 2 hdc tog (yo pull up a loop in next st, pull up a loop in next st, yo, draw thru all 4 loops) around. Join in first hdc. (48 hdc)

ROW 16: ch 2, hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in ea st around. Join in first hdc. (48 hdc)

ROW 17: repeat row 16.

ROW 18: Ch 2, 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in next 3 hdc, 2 hdc tog, (1 hdc in next 4 hdc, 2 hdc tog) around. Join in first hdc. (40 hdc)

ROW 19: ch 2, 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in ea st around. Join in first hdc. (40 hdc)

ROW 20: repeat row 19.

ROW 21: repeat row 19.

ROW 22: ch 2, 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in next 2 hdc, 2 hdc tog, (1 hdc in next 3 hdc, 2 hdc tog) around. Join in first hdc. (32 hdc)

ROW 23: ch 2, 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in ea st around. Join in first hdc. (32 hdc)

ROW 24: repeat row 23

ROW 25: repeat row 23

ROW 26: ch 2, 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc tog, (1 hdc in next 2 hdc, 2 hdc tog) around. Join in first hdc. (24 hdc)

ROW 27: ch 2, 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in ea st around. Join in first hdc. (24 hdc)

ROW 28: repeat row 27

ROW 29: repeat row 27

ROW 30: repeat row 27

ROW 31: ch 2, 1 hdc in same st as join, 2 hdc tog, (1 hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc tog) around. Join in first hdc. (16 hdc)

ROW 32: ch 2, 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in ea st around. Join in first hdc. (16 hdc)

ROW 33: repeat row 32

ROW 34: repeat row 32

ROW 35: repeat row 32

ROW 36: ch 2, 2 hdc tog, around. Join in first hdc. (8 hdc)

ROW 37: ch 2, 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in ea st around. Join in first hdc. (8 hdc)

ROW 38: ch 2, 2 hdc tog, around. Join in first hdc. (4 hdc)

Leave a long tail, fasten off red.

Make a pom pom with white and attach to top of hat. Weave in loose ends.

Turn up cuff.

Abbreviations used:
ch = chain
cluster = group of stitches all worked in the same stitch
dtr = double treble (wrap yarn around hook 3 times and work off loops 2 at a time)
ea = each
eye = chain 1 used to close cluster
hdc = half double crochet (wrap yarn around hook 1 time and work off loops 3 at a time)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
tog = together
yo = yarn over