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Friday, June 1, 2012

Neck Warmer Hat


Neck Warming Hat
By Berta Gilholm

SIZE:  Fits Adult
Hat Brim 22 to 23 inches circumference, Hat is 8 1/2 inches from top to brim.
Neck Scarf is 3 ½ inches wide x 14 inches long (will stretch, completely covers and fits comfortably around neck).

MATERIALS:
Caron Simply Soft worsted weight #4, 4 oz./114gm/ 208 yds. – color - 9811 Embroidery Print.
Crochet Hook size US I/9 - 5.5mm, US J/10 - 6mm.
Yarn Needle
Stitch Markers


Stitch Abbreviation: Ch = chain, Sc = single crochet, Slst = slipstitch, Dc = double crochet, Jwslst = join with a slip stitch, FO = fasten off, Rnd = round,
INSTRUCTIONS: Hat is worked in rounds using the size I/9 hook like a standard Beanie. Scarf is added, then buttons. (Ch 1 counts as sc, Ch 3 counts as dc)
Make a magic ring using I/9 hook or Ch 3 and jwslst to first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in ring, jwslst to first sc,
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, jwslst to first sc, (16 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same sc,   *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, Repeat * 4 times, jwslst to first sc, (22 sc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same sc,  *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, Repeat * 3 times, 1 sc in last sc,  jwslst to first sc, (27 sc)
Rnd 5: Ch 3, *2 dc in next sc, 1 dc in each of next 5 sc, Repeat * 3 times, 1 dc in each of last 2 dc,  jwslst to first dc, (31 dc)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, *2 sc in next dc, 1 sc in each of next 5 dc, Repeat * 5 times, jwslst to first sc, (36 sc)
Rnd 7: Ch 3, *2 dc in next sc, 1 dc in each of next 6 sc, Repeat * 4 times, jwslst to first dc, (41 dc)
Rnd 8: Ch 1, *2 sc in next dc, 1 sc in each of next 7 dc, Repeat * 4 times, jwslst to first sc, (46 sc)
Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in next sc, *2 dc in next sc, 1 dc in each of next 6 sc, Repeat * 5 times, 1 dc in each of last 2 sc, jwslst to first dc, (52 dc)
Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in next dc,  *2 sc in next dc, 1 sc in each of next 11 dc, Repeat * 3 times, 1 sc in each of last 2 dc, jwslst to first sc, (56 sc)
Rnd 11: Ch 3, 1 dc in each sc around, jwslst to first dc, (56 dc)
Rnd 12: Ch 1, 1 sc in each dc around, jwslst to first sc, (56 sc)
Rnd 13 through 20: Repeat Rnd 11 and 12, (56 sc)
Do not fasten off, continue with neck warmer sections which will be worked on sides more towards the back of hat, with section one for covering left ear and section 2 for covering right ear.
Neck Warmer Section 1: (Left Flap) Change to the J/10 hook and work in rows on brim, back and forth. Continuing from round 17,
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same ch 1 st, 1 sc in next 11 sc, turn (12 sc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 11 sc across row, turn (12 dc)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same ch 1 st, 1 sc in next 11 dc, turn (12 sc)
Row 4 through Row 29: Repeat Row 2 and Row 3, (12 sc) turn
Row 30 (Button Loop row): Ch 1, slst in first sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc,* ch 2, skip next 2 sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc, Repeat from * one more times, slst in last sc, (6 sc + 2 - 2ch spaces + 2 slst) FO, weave in end.
Neck Warmer Section 2: (Right Flap) Use J/10 hook and work in rows on brim back and forth as for section 1.
Holding Brim away from you with section 1 left flap on your right, join the yarn in the 7th sc on the brim from  section 1,
Row 1:  Ch 1, sc in same ch 1 st, 1 sc in next 11 sc, turn (12 sc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 11 sc across row, turn (12 dc)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same ch 1 st, 1 sc in next 11 dc, turn (12 sc)
Row 4 through Row 29: Repeat Row 2 and Row 3, (12 sc) FO, weave in end.
Line up Row 28 of section 2 with Row 30 of section 1 and mark button placement for the 2 buttons for section 2. Make sure you sew on the 2 buttons on the right side facing you, weaving in ends.
Lay the hat flat with the right flap facing you and count up from the edge of the brim 7 rows (row 14 of hat section) , sew 1 button on this row of hat, in line with the right ear flap (towards the face). Flip the hat over, laying the hat flat with the left flap facing you and count up from the edge of the brim 7 rows (row 14 of hat section) , sew 2 buttons on this row of hat, one in line with the left ear flap (towards the face).  and the other button right next to it towards the back.

To wear:
To warm neck: cross the straightened out neck warmers (right to the left and left to the right) across the front of neck around to the back and button in the back using flap loops.
To use when the weather is warm, as just a hat: put on the hat and pull the right flap across the head and use the 2 loops to button on the 2 buttons to the left; then pull the left flap across the head (over the right and use the front loop to button on the 1 button to the right.

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