May 23, 2010

SmoothFox's Brain Dead Easy Short Row Hat


Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFox ©2010 Version 1.0

USE A VERY STRETCHY YARN
Hobby Lobby “I Love This Yarn” 4 ply Medium Worsted yarn
Color A: Red Sparkle

Hook Size: H - 8 - 5.0 MM
Size: Youth to adult
Skill level: Advanced Beginner

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JUST CLICK ON THE CROCHET HOOK WITH THE WORDS “HOOK IT” NEAR THE TOP RIGHT SIDE AND THIS WILL ADD YOUR ITEM AS A PROJECT. THEN YOU CAN ADD THE PICTURES WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR PROJECT.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Row 1: Ch 36, turn, sc in back loop (BL) of 2nd ch from hook, sc in BL of next 29 sts leaving last 5 chains un-touched. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc) INSERT STITCH MARKER TO ANY ST TO SHOW RIGHT SIDE.

Row 2: WS Sc in BL of 2nd ch from hook, sc in BL of next 29 sts. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 3: RS Sc in BL of 2nd ch from hook, sc in BL of next 29 sts, sc in BL of next 5 unused chains from Row 1. Ch 1, turn. (35 sc)

Row 4: WS Sc in BL of 2nd ch from hook, sc in BL of next 34 sts. Ch 1, turn. (35 sc)

Repeats start here –

Row 5: RS Sc in BL of 2nd ch from hook, sc in BL of next 29 sts leaving last 5 sts un-touched. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 6: WS Sc in BL of 2nd ch from hook, sc in BL of next 29 sts. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 7: RS Sc in BL of 2nd ch from hook, sc in BL of next 29 sts, sc in BL of next 5 unused sts from 2 rows below. Ch 1, turn. (35 sc)

Row 8: WS Sc in BL of 2nd ch from hook, sc in BL of next 34 sts. Ch 1, turn. (35 sc)

Repeat rows 5, 6, 7, 8, until hat fits around the head approximately 15” to 17” for a youth – approximately 19” or more for an adult. Finish off leaving about an 18” tail to be used in “FINISHING” below.

FINISHING
Fold the hat in half with WRONG SIDE OUT. Matching stitch to stitch, using a yarn needle and the 18” yarn tail, whip stitch last row to first row (do this at least two times for the first stitch and last stitch at top). Continue to whip stitch up the side of the hat to the top forming a tube. When you reach the top of the hat, put extra whip stitches in the last stitch up the side, work a running stitch along the side rows of one edge of the tube (top of hat). Pull yarn taught to secure the yarn. If adding a pom-pom do not cut yarn tail yet.

OPTIONAL POM-POM
Use a large pom-pom maker or cut a piece of cardboard about 4” square. Wrap Yarn around square about 100 to 125 times. Slip yarn off square and firmly tie a 12” piece of yarn around the middle. Leave the tie ends long to attach the pom-pom. Cut loops at each end and trim to a smooth ball.

Turn hat right side out, thread yarn tail of pom-pom into the Yarn Needle and with Pom-Pom attached insert yarn needle through small opening at top of hat. Working inside of the hat on the wrong side, using the long tail ends from whip stitching the hat and the pom-pom yarn tail, tie together both sets of yarn tails together many times. Cut yarn tails very short or weave in all ends.

Created by
Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFox SmoothFoxLover@yahoo.com 2010

This pattern has been tested. Please notify me of any pattern corrections. I will answer any and all questions you may have with the instructions. Do not plagiarize this pattern. All patterns are my original designs. Please do not re-sell my patterns or give them away for free or post my patterns on the Internet. You may sell items you make from my patterns at craft fairs, fund raisers or custom orders for friends and family but please do not sell finished items on the internet without my written permission. Do not claim designs as your own.

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3 comments:

twila1958 said...

This looks like it should work up fast! How much yarn does the average adult size hat require?
Twila... I found your blog through the New Patterns on Crochetpatterncentral.

Anonymous said...

I make these hats using a half double crochet and can finish one in two hours- complete with tassel! great pattern thank you!

Anonymous said...

I'm having trouble understanding how to finish the top of the tube to close the hat.

Thank you

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