Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Basketweave Crochet Hat



Basketweave Crochet Hat

Video Tutorial: Basketweave Crochet Hat


Written by Teresa Richardson

Skill Level: Intermediate

Abbreviations
FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC = Back Post Double Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
CH = Chain
SL ST = Slip Stitch
EA = Each
BEG = Beginning

Size I Crochet Hook
4-ply Worsted Weight Yarn

Gauge:
4 inches = 8 Rows
4 inches = 10 Stitches

NOTE: There is a chain 1 used at the beginning of each round. This chain 1 will not count as a stitch. It is just used as a step up to the next round. It will also help eliminate noticeable seams.

Post Stitch Note: Complete each new post stitch around the chain 1 and the first stitch.

Chain 4, join

Round 1: CH 1, 15, HDC through the CH, join (15 Half Double Crochet)

Round 2: CH 1, 1 HDC between each stitch in the previous row. (15 Half Double Crochet)

Round 3: Ch 1, *1 HDC between the next St's, 1 HDC in the top of the next ST. Complete 15 times total from *. join in beginning stitch. (30 Half Double Crochet) This is an increase round with staggered stitches.

Round 4: CH 1, *1 HDC between the next St's, 1 HDC in the top of the next ST. Complete 26 times total from *. 1 HDC in ea of the last 2 stitches. We want to end up with 56 stitches exactly with this round. The next rounds will be done in segments of 4 so that is why we need the even number. (56 Half Double Crochet)

Round 5: Ch1, *1 BPDC around ea of the next 4, 1 DC in ea of the next 4 stitches, Complete 7 times total from *, join.
(56 Stitches)

Round 6: Ch 1, * 1 DC in ea of the next 4 st's, 1 FPDC around ea of the next 4 st's. Complete 7 times total from *, join.
(56 Stitches)

Round 7: Ch 1, * 1 DC in ea of the next 4 st's, 1 BPDC around ea of the next 4 st's. Complete 7 times total from *, join.
(56 Stitches)

Round 8: Ch1, *1 FPDC around ea of the next 4, 1 DC in ea of the next 4 stitches, Complete 7 times total from *, join.
(56 Stitches)

Round 9-16: Complete rounds 5-8, 2 more times for the length. Continue with rounds 5-8 in order for a longer length.
(56 Stitches)

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