Sunday, December 15, 2013

SHELL STITCH BEANIE CROCHET PATTERN


The shell stitch beanie was designed as a special request to have a warmer hat that would compliment the Lacy Scarf. There are four sizes with the large pattern written first and changes for medium, small and x-small following.
SHELL STITCH BEANIE
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MATERIALS:  

3 oz worsted weight yarn
Size G (4.00mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle

 STITCHES & TERMS USED:
Ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
st (sts) - stitch (stitches)
fpdc - front post double crochet
bpdc - back post double crochet
fphdc - front post half double crochet
bphdc - back post half double crochet

GAUGEFirst two rows of pattern = 2 ½”

SIZES: measurements are for head circumference and length are actual finished measurements. Allow for 1-2” of stretch when choosing size (example: my head is 22” so I make the large size)

Large – 20” x 9”
Medium – 18” x 8”
Small - 14 ½”" x 6 ¼”
X-Small - 12" x 4 ¾”


 LARGE:
Rnd 1: Ch 4, dc 11 times in 4th ch from hook.  Sl st in beg ch 4 to join. (12)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st around. Sl st in top of first dc to join. (24)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, dc in next st.  [2 dc in next st, dc in next st] around.  Sl st in top of first dc to join. (36)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, dc in next 2 sts. [2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts] around. Sl st in top of first dc to join. (48)
Rnd 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, dc in next 3 sts. [2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts] around. Sl st in top of first dc to join. (60)
Rnd 6: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, dc in next 4 sts. [2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts] around. Sl st in top of first dc to join. (72)
Rnd 7: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, dc in next 5 sts. [2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts] around. Sl st in top of first dc to join. (84)
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same st as join. [sk next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st (shell), sk next 2 sts, sc in next st] around. Sl st in first st to join. (14 shells)
Rnd 9: ch 3, 2 dc in same sp. [sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, sk next 2 sts, shell in next st] around. 2 dc in same st as beg ch and dc’s.  Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join. (14 shells)
Rnds 10-17: Repeat Rnds 8 and 9.
Rnd 18: Ch 1, sc in same st as join. [hdc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st] around.  Sl st in first sc to join. (84)
Rnd 19: Ch 2, dc in each st around. (84)
Rnds 20-21: Ch 1, work fpdc and bpdc alternating around.  Finish off. Weave in ends securely.  (84)

MEDIUM:
Rnds 1-6: Same as above.
Rnds 7-14: Repeat rnds 8 and 9. (12 shells)
Rnds 15-18: Repeat rnds 18-21.  (72)

SMALL:
Rnds 1-5: Same as above.
Rnds 6-11: Repeat rnds 8 and 9. (10 shells)
Rnd 12-13: Same as rnds 18 and 19. (60)
Rnds 14-15: Ch 1, work fphdc and bphdc alternating around. Finish off.

X-SMALL:
Rnds 1-4: Same as above.
Rnds 5-8: Repeat rnds 8 and 9.  (8 shells)
Rnds 9-10: Same as rnds 18 and 19. (48)
Rnd 11: Ch 1, work fphdc and bphdc alternating around. Finish off.