Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Chunky Yarn Hat
Ok so here goes another hat... i went to wally world with paulie for some air compressor purchasement... and they had a lot of superwarm hats there. and rather than buy an eskimo hat (they were cute but not ummm.. fashionable) i decided to make a hat of equal warmth. without the fur. lol.
this is basically the same pattern as the Winter Green Hat from a previous post, worked in chunky yarn (Bernat Softee Chunky- less than one skein) using an aluminum size J hook (US). it was fun and quick to make, the two pics make me happy even though the second one is without the extra rounds on the bottom (i put those in later cuz i tend to overstretch my hats for no reason in particular and this helps keep it the right shape and size)
Anyways here goes:
1) sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across. (30 sc)
2) ch1, turn. Working in Back Loops Only, sc in same st as turning and in each across. (30 sc)
3-54) repeat Row 2.
DO NOT FASTEN OFF
working across ends of Rows, make sc2tog over every 2 spaces. (there should be a space for each stitch, so you will end up with 27 stitches across)
work another row in the same way, leaving you with 13 sc2tog stitches and one sc.
Fasten off yarn, leaving a long enough tail to sew up the top. (top is part you've been decreasing on.)
sl st the side of the hat closed, make sure you weave in ends or work over them so they don't show. cuz it's a worse pain to weave them in later after the things all sewn up
turn hat inside out (this will be right side in) and attach yarn with sl st to back bottom of hat (try to get it as close to the seam as possible)
make about 2 to 4 rounds of sc along the brim, joining to top of first sc with sl st at end of each round. Fasten off yarn, weave in ends.