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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Free Crochet Pattern: Women's Vertical Cable Beanie with Slouchy Option

(Shown in Red Heart With Love Pewter & White with White Lion Brand Pom)

Hello crochet friends! A few weeks ago I shared on Instagram a beanie I was working on with a vertical cable and now that it has been tested a few times I am very excited to share the finished pattern with you! Originally I only created the beanie version but I thought it would work great as a slouchy hat too (this is now my fav. slouchy hat!) so I have both options written within the pattern.

(Shown in Big Twist Premium Ivory & Red Heart With Love Black with a Black Lion Brand Pom)

 If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Crochet cables are not the simplest instructions to write out so I've also included a short photo tutorial for the turning rows of the cable.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Jenni


Beanie Version              Slouchy Version



Size: Teen/Women's, 21-22" head circumference

Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate

Supplies:
Red Heart With Love Worsted Weight Yarn
Size I (5.5mm) Crochet Hook
Tapestry needle
Scissors
Optional: Lion Brand Pom

Abbreviations (US Terms):
Ch - Chain
Dc - Double Crochet
Fpdc - Front Post Double Crochet
Fptr - Front Post Treble Crochet
Sc - Single Crochet
Sc2tog - Single Crochet 2 Together
Sk - Skip
Sl st - Slip Stitch

Notes:
-Joins are made with sl st.
-Ch 1 does not count as a stitch in the end of row stitch count.
-Gauge: 3.5 dc & 2 rows = 1"

Row 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 11 dc in circle. Join & pull circle tight. (11)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 dc in same and in each around. Join. (22)
Row 3: Ch 1, 2 dc in same, dc in next. *2 dc in next, dc in next.* Repeat *to* 4 more times. Fpdc around next, dc, fpdc around 6, dc, fpdc around last. Join. (28)
Row 4: Ch 1, 2 dc in same, dc in next. *2 dc in next, dc in next.* Repeat *to* 7 more times. Fpdc around next, dc, fpdc around 6, dc, fpdc. Join. (37)

Note: Photo tutorial for the next 2 rows follows the pattern below, I suggest at least scrolling through the tutorial before moving on if you have never worked  a cable before.

Row 5: Ch 1, 2 dc in same, dc in 2. *2 dc in next, dc in 2.* Repeat *to* 7 more times. Fpdc around next, dc, sk 3, fptr around next 3. Fptr around the 3 skipped, dc, fpdc. Join. (46)
Row 6: Ch 1, 2 dc in same, dc in 3. *2 dc in next, dc in 3.* Repeat *to* 7 more times. Fpdc, 2 dc in next, fpdc around 6, 2 dc in next, fpdc. Join. (57)
Row 7: Ch 1, 2 dc in same, dc in 4. *2 dc in next, dc in 4.* Repeat *to* 7 more times. Fpdc, dc in 2, fpdc around 6, dc in 2, fpdc. Join. (66)
Row 8: Ch 1, 2 dc in same, dc in 52, 2 dc in next. Fpdc, dc in 2, fpdc in 6, dc in 2, fpdc. Join. (68)
Row 9: Ch 1, dc in same and next 55, fpdc, dc in 2, sk 3, fptr around 3, fptr around skipped 3. Dc in 2, fpdc. Join. (68)
Row 10: Ch 1, dc in same and next 55, fpdc, dc in 2, fpdc around 6, dc in 2, fpdc. Join. (68)
Row 11: Repeat row 10.
Row 12: Repeat row 10.

For Beanie: Repeat rows 9-12 2 times, you will end with 20 rows total.
For Slouchy Beanie: Repeat row 9-12 3 times, you will end with 24 rows total.

If you would like a contrasting color for the trim, fasten off and join with your new color in any space.

Final Row: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next and in each around. Join. (67)


Row 5 & 6 tutorial

Row 5: Ch 1, 2 dc in same, dc in 2. *2 dc in next, dc in 2.* Repeat *to* 7 more times. Fpdc around next, dc. 

Sk 3, fptr around next 3. 





Fptr around the 3 skipped.




The 6 fptr's will seem smushed up, this is normal and they will straighten out when the next row is worked. 


 Dc in next. 



Fpdc around last, Join. (46)


Row 6: Ch 1, 2 dc in same, dc in 3. *2 dc in next, dc in 3.* Repeat *to* 7 more times. Fpdc, 2 dc in next. 

Fpdc around 6.







2 dc in next, fpdc. Join. (57)



I hope this short photo tutorial was of some help, if you still need help you can message me on facebook, email (byjennidesigns@gmail.com) me or leave a comment here. 

Free Crochet Pattern: Women's Quick Chunky Cat Hat


Are you in need of a last minute Halloween costume idea? You can whip up this chunky hat in no time at all, tuck a thin feather boa into a pair of black pants for a cat tail and use a little make-up for a nose and whiskers you have a quick, easy & inexpensive Halloween costume! I'd love to see your finished projects, if you would like to share feel free to upload your photos to my facebook page here: www.facebook.com/byjennidesigns or add this pattern to your projects on Ravelry

Thanks for stopping by & reading!
-Jenni


Difficulty Level: Easy

Size: Teen/Women’s

Supplies:
Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn, Super Bulky (6)
   100-125 yards for hat & outside of ears
   10 yards for inside of ears
Size N (9.0 mm) Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle
Scissors Stitch

Abbreviations (US Terms):
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Hdc2tog - Half Double Crochet 2 Together
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch

Pattern for gauge:
Row 1: Ch 11, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each across.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Dc in same and in each across.

Piece should measure approximately 4” x 2” for gauge. If not, please adjust your tension or hook size to get gauge. Gauge is important for this hat pattern.

Important Notes:
-Ch 2's & ch 1's do not count as stitch and are not included in the stitch count at the end of each row.
-Joins are made with sl st to the first dc, do not join to the ch 2.

Hat 

Row 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 10 dc in circle. Join & pull circle tight. (10)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same and in each around. Join. (20)
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in same, 2 dc in next. *Dc in next, 2 dc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (30)
Row 4: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same, hdc in 2. *2 hdc in next, hdc in 2.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (40)

Your circle should measure approx. 5.5” across the center.

Row 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in same, dc in next and in each around. Join. (41)
Row 6: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same, hdc in next and in each around. Join. (42)
Row 7: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join. (42)
Row 8: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (42)
Row 9: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join. (42)
Row 10: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (42)
Row 11: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join. (42)
Row 12: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (42)
Row 13-14: Ch 1, sc in same and in each around. Join. (42)

Fasten off and sew in ends.

Ears
(Make 4, 2 outside ears & 2 inside)

Row 1: Ch 7, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across. Ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 2: Hdc2tog, hdc in 2, hdc2tog. Ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 3: Hdc in each across. Ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 4: Hdc2tog, hdc2tog. Ch 1, turn. (2)
Row 5: Hdc in each across. Ch 1, turn. (2)
Row 6: Hdc2tog. Fasten off. (1)

Fasten off. 

To complete the ears you now need to hold together one outside ear to one inside ear, like so:


Using the outside ear color, join with a sl st in the lower right corner of the ear, ch 1. Work a sc in the same space as the ch 1.


Continue to sc across this side of the ear until you reach the point of the ear. When you reach the point, work all of the following stitches into the same space: [sc, ch 2, sc]. Then proceed to sc down the left side of the ear. There is no need to sc along the bottom of the ear. Fasten off leaving a long end for sewing.


Repeat for the 2nd ear. 

Sew ears onto hat and sew in all your ends and you're done! 


I hope you have a very Happy Halloween!