Designed by Vickie Howell
Technique used: Crochet & Knit
Hat measures approximately 17 (19)"/43 (48.5)cm circumference at band, unstretched
Note: Band will stretch to accommodate a range of head sizes.
Vickie Howell for Caron Sheep(ish) (70% Acrylic/30% Wool; 3oz/85g, 167yds/153m)
#0006 Magenta(ish) (A): 1 skein
#0019 Olive(ish) (B): 1 skein
One granny square measures about 2 x 2"/5 x 5cm
In 2 x 2 Rib, 15 sts = 4"/10cm, unstretched
CROCHET STITCHES USED
Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st)
KNIT STITCHES USED
Knit (k), Purl (p)
k2tog: Knit 2 together– Knit 2 sts together through the front loops. (1 st decreased)
2 x 2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts)
Round 1: (RS) *K2, p2; repeat from * around.
Round 2: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they face you.
Repeat Round 2 for 2 x 2 Rib.
GRANNY SQUARE (make 18 (20) – 17 (19) with A, 1 with B)
With crochet hook and A, ch 5; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 3, [3 dc in ring, ch 3] 3 times; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—12 dc and 4 ch-3 sps.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in next 2 dc, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp, [sc in next 3 dc, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp] 3 times; join with sl st in first sc—24 sc. Fasten off.
Assembly: Arrange granny squares, with RS facing up, into 2 strips of 9 (10) squares each. Sew squares together to form strips. Sew long edges of strips together. Sew short ends of piece together to form ring of squares. Weave in ends.
With RS facing, circular needle and A, pick up and k64 (72) sts evenly spaced around lower edge of granny square ring. Note: Lower edge is edge with strip of squares that contains the B-colored square.
Work in 2 x 2 Rib for 6 rounds.
BO in 2 x 2 Rib.
With RS facing, circular needle and B, pick up and k64 (70) sts evenly spaced around top edge of granny square ring. Note: Change to double pointed needles when stitches have been sufficiently decreased.
Rounds 1–5: Knit.
Round 6: *K2tog, k1; repeat from * to last st, k1—43 (47) sts.
Round 7: Knit.
Round 8: *K2tog; repeat from * to last st, k1—22 (24) sts.
Round 9: Knit.
Round 10: *K2tog; repeat from * around—11 (12) sts.
Round 11: Knit.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through stitches of last round. Pull gently, but firmly, to close opening. Secure end.
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.