Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Crochet Star Stitch Hat Cap




Crochet Star Stitch Hat

StarStitch Video Tutorial






Crochet Abbreviations:

CH = Chain
HDC = Half=Double Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
LP= Loop
BEG = Beginning
INC = Increase
EA = Each

Pattern by Teresa Richardson




Crochet Geek 2 YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/crochet

Video Tutorial: Crochet Star Stitch Hat
Size "I" Crochet Hook

4-Ply Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Red Heart for this tutorial. There are many types of yarn brands that will work with this pattern.

Cap can be created in stripes or a solid color.

NOTE*: All half double crochet stitches will be done in the center joining loop of the stitch in the previous row.

Chain 5, join.

Round 1: Ch 1, 20 HDC in LP, join.

Round 2: CH 3, 10 Star Stitches, join in beg ch 3. (10 StarStitches total)

Round 3:SL ST to the center joining loop of the first stitch in the previous row ,CH 1, 4 HDC in same joining space, 4 HDC in each joining space around. 10 increases (40 Half Double Crochet total)

Round 4: Attach new color. CH 3, 20 StarStitches around, join in beg ch 3. SL ST over to the joining loop of the first starstitch. (20 Starstitches total)

Round 5:SL ST to the center joining loop of the first stitch in the previous row, CH 1, 2 HDC, *4 HDC, 2 HDC, Repeat around from *. (60 Half Double
Crochet total )

Round 6: Attach new color. CH 3, 30 StarStitches around, join in beg CH 3. (30 StarStitches total)

Round 7: SL ST to the center joining loop of the first stitch in the previous row, CH 1, 2 HDC in ea of the next 4 joining loops, *4 HDC in the next for an increase, 2 HDC in ea of the next 4 joining loops. Repeat around from *. There will be a total of 6 increases for this round. (72 Half Double Crochet total)

Round 8: Attach new color. CH 3, continue on around for 36 starstitches. (36 StarStitches total)

Round 9: SL ST to the center joining loop of the first stitch in the previous row. CH 1, HDC, * 2 HDC in ea joining loop around. Repeat around from *. Join in beg st. (72 Half Double Crochet total)

Round 10-19: Repeat rounds 8 and 9.

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