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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Kool Guy Hat with Beads

Kool Zee Guy Hat
By Berta Gilholm

Materials:
Man’s Hat - Any Chunky Yarn (1/ 3.5 oz. skein) Chocolate,  Hook size US K/10 – 6.5mm.
Teen or Ladies Hat - Any W. Weight Yarn (1/3.5 oz. skein) Chocolate,, Hook size US J/9.5 – 6mm using same pattern.
77 large hole round wooden beads (I buy mine at www.firemountaingems.com )
Yarn Needle that will fit  through beads and/or beading needle
Abbreviations and Notes: Ch = chain, Slst = slip stitch, Sc = single crochet, Hdc = half double crochet, Dc = double crochet, Jwslst = Join with slip stitch to first stitch, St = stitch, Rnd = round, FO = fasten off.
Note: Thread all beads onto yarn before you start crocheting with yarn needle in any color pattern you like ( I used a pattern of 1 white, 1 black, 1 tan, 1 dark brown), slide down on yarn when not in use and up to hook as you crochet them in.
Instructions: With (K or J) Ch 4, Jwslst to first ch to create a ring,
Rnd 1: Ch 1, Sc 12 times in ring, jwslst
Rnd 2: Ch 1, Hdc in same st, *slide up a bead next to hook and ch 1, skip 1 sc, hdc in next sc, repeat to last 2 sc, slide up a bead next to hook and ch 1, jwslst (6 hdc, 6 ch, 6 beads)
Rnd 3: Ch1, 2 Sc in each st around, jwslst (24 sc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, 1 dc in each of first 3 sc, 2 dc in next sc, *dc in next 3 sc, 2 dc in next sc, repeat from * around, jwslst (30 dc)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, Hdc in first 2 st, *slide up a bead next to hook and ch 1,  hdc in next 2 sc, repeat around, jwslst (30 hdc, 15 ch, 15 beads) (45 stitches)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, 1 sc in each of first 9 st, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 9 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around, jwslst (49 sc)
Rnd 7: Ch 1, dc in first 12 sc, 2 dc in next sc, dc in next 12 sc, repeat from * until the end of round, jwslst (52 dc)
Rnd 8: Ch 1, 1 sc in each of first 11 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 11 dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * around, jwslst (56 dc)
Rnd 9: Ch 1, 1 hdc in each dc around, jwslst (h56 dc)
Rnd 10: Ch 1, 1 dc in each hdc around, jwslst (56 dc)
Rnd 11 - 12: Ch 1, 1 dc in each dc around, jwslst (56 dc)
Rnd 13: Ch 1, Hdc in same st, *slide up a bead next to hook and ch 1, skip 1 dc, hdc in next dc, repeat to last 2 dc, slide up a bead next to hook and ch 1, jwslst ( 28 hdc, 28 ch, 28 beads)
Rnd 14: Ch 1, Sc in each st around, jwslst (56 sc)
Rnd 15: Ch 1, Hdc in same st, *slide up a bead next to hook and ch 1, skip 1 sc, hdc in next sc, repeat to last 2 sc, slide up a bead next to hook and ch 1, jwslst ( 28 hdc, 28 ch, 28 beads)
Rnd 16: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, jwslst (56 sc)
Rnd 17 - 18: Ch 1, 1 dc in each st around, jwslst (56 dc)
Rnd 19: Ch 1, 1 hdc in each st around, jwslst (56 hdc) FO and weave in ends.
For the Women's White with Beads use 1 size smaller Hook.
More variations of the Kool Hat:



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