Silver & spice hood
This design is part of my very first collaborative book, published by Stackpole books, in the summer of 2015: Crochet for Christmas.
Yarn: Lion Brand Yarn Wool-Ease Chunky, bulky weight #5 yarn (80% acrylic, 20% wool; 153 yd / 150 m per 5 oz / 140 g skein). 2 skeins Color A (Adult hat shown in Spice, Child hat shown in Silver). 1 skein Color B (pom-poms for both sizes shown in Natural)
Hook & other materials: US K-101/2 (6.5mm) crochet hook, 1.5” pom-pom maker (optional).
Size: Toddler 17”x8” (Child 20”x9”, Adult 23”x10”)
Gauge: 10 sts x 7 rows = 4” square
Stitch Guide: ch(s) – chain(s), sc – single crochet, st/sts – stitch/stitches, sl st – slip stitch, RS – right side
Three Double Crochet Cluster (3dc cluster): [Yo, insert hook into indicated st, yo and pull back through st, yo and pull through first 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.
Instructions : Toddler (Child, Adult)
Chain 42 (50, 58).
Row 1 (RS): With Color A, sc into second ch from hook and each ch across – 41 (49, 57) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1 (not a st), turn, work 1 3dc cluster into first st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, work 1 3dc cluster into following st] 19 (23, 27) times – 41 (49, 57) sts, or 21 (25, 29) 3dc clusters.
Row 3: Ch 1 (not a st), turn, work 1 sc into each st across – 41 (49, 57) sts.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 respectively until row 15 (17, 19) is complete.
Seam: To form the hood, fold Row 15 (17, 19) in half, assuring wrong side is facing outward. Sl st row together using the back loops only. Fasten off, and turn hat RS out.
Border: Join Color A into seam formed when Row 15 (17, 19) was joined. Work 3 sc into every sc end row from hood until Row 1 of hood reached. First crochet tie: Ch 21 (25, 29), hdc into second ch from hook and each across. Sc across Row 1 of hood. Second crochet tie: Ch 21 (25, 29), hdc into second ch from hook and each across. Work 3 sc into every sc end row from hood. Sl st to join, fasten off.
Finishing: Make three pom-poms from Color B. Attach one to the end of each crochet tie, and one to the top seam of the hood.
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