Tuesday 31 July 2012

Free Shell Hat Pattern

 Shell Hat 3 yrs+

The pattern is in US terms
Items required
5mm (H) hook
Double knit (8ply) with the colour of your choice. I used cream.
Stitch marker
Wool needle
If you have any problems please email me at: susand1408@gmail.com
At the end of each round just carry on. 
Mark the start of each round and then move marker as a round is completed. You Don’t need to ss to join you just carry on to make the next round
HK - hook
CH - chain
SS – Slip Stitch
HDC – half double crochet
SC – Single Crochet
SC INC – Single Crochet increase
SC DEC – Single Crochet increase
HDC INC – Half double crochet Increase.  Increase by placing 2 hdc in 1 stitch.
HDC DEC – Half double crochet decrease.  Yarn over hook, through 1st stitch, yarn over hook through, hook through next stitch, yarn over hook pull through.  Yarn over hook and pull through all the loops.
2” = 7 stitches x 6 rows
If your hat is coming out too big go down one hook size and vice versa if it’s too small.
Sizing guide:
This Hat fits most ages 3 yrs + as they usually stretch.  If you are wanting to make it larger, add another row of HDC increases and add another row to the pattern.
Using 5mm (H) hook and cream yarn.
Ch 2 (or use magic circle)
Round 1)              6 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook (6)
Round 2)              6 hdc inc (12)
Round 3)              *1 hdc, hdc inc* x 6 (18)
Round 4)              *2 hdc, hdc inc* x 6 (24)
Round 5)              *3 hdc, hdc inc* x 6 (30)
Round 6)              *4 hdc, hdc inc* x 6 (36)
Round 7)              *5 hdc, hdc inc* x 6 (42)
Round 8)              *6 hdc, hdc inc* x 6 (48)
Round 9)              *7 hdc, hdc inc * x 6 (54)
Round 10)            *8 hdc, hdc inc* x 6 (60)
Round 11)            *9hdc, hdc inc* x 6 (66)
Round 12-23)      hdc around (66)
Round 24)            1 ss, 5 hdc in the next stitch, * 2 ss, 5 hdc in next stitch* x 21, 1ss, finish

Patterns are just for your own personal use. Do not distribute the pattern without permission.  You may sell the items you make but please give credit to me for the pattern.
If there are any problems with the pattern or you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.
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