Saturday, March 28, 2009

V-Stitch Crochet Summer Hat



The purplish hat on the right is made with the V-stitch, a strand of 4-ply yarn and Bernat Boa yarn, working both strands at the same time. Using the novelty yarn will make the cap slightly larger.

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: V-Stitch Crochet Summer Hat

Abbreviations
CH - Chain
DC - Double Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch
LP - Loop
EA - Each
SP - Space
V-Stitch - Double Crochet, Chain 1, Double Crochet
V-Stitch Increase - Double Crochet, Chain 1, Double Crochet, Chain 1, Double Crochet

Materials
Size N Crochet Hook
4-ply Yarn

Gauge
6 Rows - 4"
4 V-Stitches - 4"

Magic Circle or chain 4, join.

Round 1: CH 4, DC through the loop, the chain 4 and double crochet count as the first V-Stitch. *DC, CH1, DC through the loop, complete 5 times total from *, join with beginning CH 3. (6 V-Stitch total)

Round 2: SL ST in to the CH 1 SP. CH 4, DC, CH 1, DC in the same space, the chain 4, double crochet, chain 1, double crochet count as the first V-Stitch increase. *DC, CH1, DC, CH1, DC through the CH 1 SP, complete 5 times total from *, join with beginning CH 3. (6 V-Stitch Increase total)

Round 3: SL ST in to the CH 1 SP. CH 4, DC in same sp, *DC, CH1, DC, through the CH 1 SP, complete 11 times total from *, join with beginning CH 3. (12 V-Stitch total)

Round 4: SL ST in to the CH 1 SP. CH 4, DC in same sp, V-Stitch Increase in next SP, *V-Stitch in next SP, V-Stitch Increase in next SP, Complete 5 times total from*, join with beginning CH 3. (6 V-Stitch ,6 V-Stitch Increase total, there will be 18 Ch 1 spaces total)

Round 5-12: SL ST in to the CH 1 SP. CH 4, DC in same SP, *V-Stitch in next SP, Complete 17 times total from*, join with beginning CH 3. (18 V-Stitch Total)

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