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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern: Women's Rows of Spikes Beanie

(Shown in Red Heart With Love Bubble Gum, White & Hot Pink)



Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate

Size: Women's, 21-22" head circumference
         For a Youth Size hat, try going down a hook size!

Supplies:
Red Heart With Love Yarn in 3 choice colors
        Example Shows: Color 1: Red Heart With Love Hot Pink
                                    Color 2: Red Heart With Love Bubble Gum
                                    Color 3: Red Heart With Love White
Tapestry Needle
Scissors
Optional: Faux Fur or Handmade Pom-Pom

Abbreviations (US Terms):
Ch – Chain
Hdc - Half Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Sc - Single Crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch
Sp - Space
Spk – Spike Stitch

Stitch Explanation:
Spike Stitch Explanation: After sc, yarn over, insert hook below dc’s from previous round, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over pull through remaining 2 loops. 

Notes:
-Joins are made with sl st.
-Ch 2’s counts as a stitch unless otherwise noted.
-Rows 2-6 the last stitch is worked in the extra stitch at the end of the row that was created by the join sl st from previous row.
-After joining the spike stitch rows it will seem like there is a gap between the first and last stitches, this is normal, just be sure to sew it shut a little when you sew in your ends.

Gauge: Approx. 4 dc x 2 rows = 1"

With Color 1:
Row 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 10 dc in circle. Join. (11 dc)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same, 2 dc in next and in each around. Join. (22 dc)
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in same. *dc in next, 2 dc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join.  (33 dc)
Row 4: Ch 2, dc in same. *dc in next 2, 2 dc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (44 dc)
Row 5: Ch 2, dc in same. *dc in next 3, 2 dc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (55 dc)
Row 6: Ch 2, dc in same. *dc in next 4, 2 dc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (66 dc)
Row 7: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join. (66 dc)
Fasten off.

Join color 2:
Row 8: Ch 2, spk in next. *Hdc in next, spk in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join to ch 2 not the spk. (see photo below). (1 ch 2, 32 hdc, 33 spk)

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Row 9: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (66 hdc)
Fasten off.

Instead of joining in the normal space, make your join in the next space over (to the left). This will make the spike stitches line up nicely. 


Join in the next space over (to the left).
Join color 3:
Row 10: Ch 2, spk in next. *Hdc in next, spk in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join to ch 2 not the spk.  (1 ch 2, 32 hdc, 33 spk)
Row 11: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (66 hdc)
Fasten off.

Join in the next space over (to the left).
Join color 1:
Row 12: Ch 2, spk in next. *Hdc in next, spk in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join to ch 2 not the spk.  (1 ch 2, 32 hdc, 33 spk)
Row 13: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (66 hdc)
Fasten off.

Join in the next space over (to the left).
Join color 2:
Row 14: Ch 2, spk in next. *Hdc in next, spk in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join to ch 2 not the spk.  (1 ch 2, 32 hdc, 33 spk)
Row 15: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (66 hdc)
Fasten off.

Join in the next space over (to the left).
Join color 3:
Row 16: Ch 2, spk in next. *Hdc in next, spk in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join to ch 2 not the spk.  (1 ch 2, 32 hdc, 33 spk)
Row 17: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (66 hdc)
Fasten off.

Join in the next space over (to the left).
Join color 1:
Row 18: Ch 2, spk in next. *Hdc in next, spk in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join to ch 2 not the spk.  (1 ch 2, 32 hdc, 33 spk)
Row 19: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (66 hdc)
Row 20: Ch 1, sc in same and in each around. Join. (66 sc)
Fasten off, attach optional pom & sew in ends.

6 comments:

  1. Love these! Thank you for sharing them! Recently started crocheting and making hats for various charities. These are more fun and will be greatly appreciated.

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  2. Thank you! I enjoy making hats for charity and this pattern looks great! Can't wait to make it. Thank you for your generosity.

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  3. Thanks Beth & Diane, so generous of you both!

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  4. How do you make the spike stitch?

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    1. I've added the following under the "notes" section:

      Spike Stitch Explanation: After sc, yarn over, insert hook below dc’s from previous round, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over pull through remaining 2 loops.

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