Saturday, November 25, 2006

Checkerboard Hat

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.


vicki said...

i love it too, hey no fair hercules i want it too lol, jk hilary darling, you are doing such great work with your hats. want to swap one of these days, i always make mine and then give them away. course after making all those hats(helmet liners, made 43 and a few friends made 7 more for the 50 total) i right now am not in the mood for making a hat, the troops sure loved them though. hey i should put that in the helping hands post shouldn't i? love ya girl

Sara said...

I just made this in army green and grey. Thanks for the pattern, I love it.

Hilary said...

I bet that's adorable, I love those colors! Thanks for sharing! :)

Anonymous said...

Just wondering.. What size does this turn out to be?

Hilary said...

Hi, Britani. This will make an adult ladies'/teen girl's size hat.