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Friday, June 10, 2011

Woven Braided Scrap Hat

Do you have some old, old, left over yarn like me. This is an easy way to use some of it up. I had about 60 yards of one yarn, no-name in a multi-colored black suede like material and a skein of a bright blue in a worsted weight yarn called “Love Knit”. I took my love for braiding and crochet and came up with this little jewel. If I have a tiny bit of leftover yarn I try to use it up by chaining and braiding it into whatever I am working on. Get your scraps out ladies...

Size: Adult, 8¾ ” high x 21” around brim
Materials: (Use leftover colors of your choice or)
1 skein worsted weight yarn (used blue)
Leftover suede type in a dark contrasting color (used black –multi)
Like yarn suggestions: Red Heart Super Saver/Delft Blue and Lion Brand Homespun/Gothic
Crochet Hook: US size J/10 (6 mm) or size to obtain gauge
Yarn Needle and Split ring stitch markers, if needed
Note:   Use one size smaller hook if you have loose stitches or 1 size larger if you have tight stitches. Hat is worked from the top down in rounds; join each round with a slip stitch to top of first stitch from previous round. Weave in ends as you work. Place markers at the beginning of each row if needed.
Gauge: In single crochet, 12 sc = 4" and 6 rows = 2 ¼” .
Stitches Used:  Chain/ch, Single Crochet/sc, Half Double Crochet/hdc, Double Crochet/dc
Instructions: HAT
With Black chain 4,  join with a sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 12 sc in ring, join to first sc, (12 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat* around until you have 18 sc, join to first sc. Fasten off Black and Join Blue weave in tail from black into work
Rnd 3: With Blue Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat* around until you have 24 sc, join to first sc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, repeat* around until you have 32 sc, join to first sc.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat* around until you have 40 sc, join to first sc.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, *sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat* around until you have 48 sc, join to first sc.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, *sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat* around until you have 56 sc, join to first sc.
Rnd 8: Ch 2,  hdc in first sc, *hdc in next 10 sc, 2 hdc in next sc, repeat* around until you have 60 hdc, join to first hdc.
Rnd 9 - 10: Ch 2,  hdc in each hdc around,  join to first hdc. (60 hdc)
Rnd 11: Ch 1,  sc in each hdc around,  join to first sc. (60 sc)
Rnd 12 : Ch 4 (counts as dc plus ch1), *skip next sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, repeat* around,  join to ch 3 of beginning ch 4 (30 dc + 30 ch 1 spaces)
Rnd 13: Ch 1,  sc in each dc and each ch 1 space around,  join to first sc. (60 sc)
Rnd 14 - 15: Ch 1,  sc in each sc around,  join to first sc. (60 sc)
Rnd 16 : Ch 4 (counts as dc plus ch1), *skip next sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, repeat* around,  join to ch 3 of beginning ch 4 (30 dc + 30 ch 1 spaces)
Rnd 17: Ch 1,  sc in each dc and each ch 1 space around,  join to first sc. (60 sc)
Rnd 18 - 19: Ch 1,  sc in each sc around,  join to first sc. (60 sc)
Rnd 20 : Ch 4 (counts as dc plus ch1), *skip next sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, repeat* around,  join to ch 3 of beginning ch 4 (30 dc + 30 ch 1 spaces)
Rnd 21: Ch 1,  sc in each dc and each ch 1 space around,  join to first sc. (60 sc) fasten off weave in ends.
Chains for weaving: (Make 3)
With Black Ch 86 leaving an 8” tail at each end. Measure by weaving a chain in and out of the dc/ch rows, loose enough to stretch when worn and lay flat when not worn. If you need more add a few ch, if you need less take a few out. Weave all 3 chains in the 3 rows of dc/ch, tie on back of work and trim.

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