Saturday, November 25, 2006

Checkerboard Hat

Materials:
2 colors Lion Brand Homespun
J (6.00 mm) hk

CA = Color A (Candy Apple in example)
CB = Color B (Harvest in example)
This photo came out pretty dark; the colors are really much more vibrant.

You should be comfortable changing colors several times per row to work this pattern. Do not work over unused strand; instead, carry it behind your work, picking it up when needed.



1. Ch 4, 11 dc in first ch (12 dc).

2. Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), dc in same st. 2 dc in each st around, join. (24 dc).

3. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st. *2 dc in next st, dc in next st. Rep from * around, join. (36 dc).

4. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 st. *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 st. Rep from * around, join. (48 dc, now and throughout).

5. Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc. *With CB, dc in next 4 st. With CA, dc in next 4 st. Rep from * around, ending with 4 dc in CB.

6. Starting with CA, repeat row 5.

7, 8. Starting with CB, repeat row 5. The checkerboard pattern will now start to appear.

9-14. Repeat rows 5-8. Finish off CB.

15. Working over cut end of CB: ch 1, sc in each stitch around. FO.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Autumn Leaves Hat (Ladies)

Materials:
2 colors Lion Brand Homespun
I (5.5 mm) hook

CA = Color A (Candy Apple in example)
CB = Color B (Harvest in example)

You should be comfortable changing colors several times in a row to work this pattern. Carry unused color along wrong side of work, rather than crocheting over it.



1. With CA, ch 4, 11 dc in first ch, join (12 dc).

2. Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), dc in same st. 2 dc in each st around, join (24 dc).

3. Ch 3, dc in same st. Dc in next st, join CB. *With CB, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st. With CA, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st. Rep from * around, join (36 dc).

4. With CB, ch 1 (does NOT count as first sc). 2 sc in same st, sc in next 2 st. *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st. Rep from * around, join (48 sc. You should have 48 stitches at the end of each round from now on.)

5. With CA, ch 3, dc in each st around join.

6. With CB, ch 1, sc in first st and each st around, join.

7. With CA, ch 3, dc in each st around, join

8. With CA, ch 3, dc in net 2 dc. *With CB, dc in next 3 st. With CA, dc in next 3 st. Rep from * around, join.

9. Repeat row 6

10. Repeat row 7

11. Repeat row 6

12. Repeat row 7

13. Repeat row 8

14. Repeat row 6

15. With CB, ch 3, dc in each st around, join. End CB.

16. With CA, ch 3, dc in each st around, join.

FO.