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video master class in three parts of knitting this hat from dbalvess

Crochet beanie from Sarah Arnold



 


 


 











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This pattern uses front post double crochet (fpdc) as well as back post double crochet (bpdc) There are several good tutorials online of how to complete these stiches, as well as Youtube videos that will walk you through them. It is expected that you know these stitches and are comfortable with them before beginning the pattern.


Items Needed:
150 yards WW yarn (more yardage will be needed for a longer hat)

J hook for body
H hook for ribbing

Gauge:3 dc with J hook=1" Height isn't important because you can just add on rounds

To join each round: join with slip stitch around the first front post double crochet of previous round (or beginning ch 2 of the first round), ch 2, then fpdc down into the same front post double crochet you just did the slip stitch to (again, this will be a ch 2 for the beginning round). This pushes the ch 2 behind the fpdc you just made (ignore the ch 2, it doesn't exist). This isn't necessary, but it looks better than a standard ch2 and makes the join less obvious.

With J hook

1. 15 dc in Adjustable Ring
2. Fpdc in every dc (15)
3. Fpdc in every fpdc, dc in the space between fpdcs (15 fpdc, 15 dc)
4. Fpdc in every fpdc, dc in the first space between fpdc and dc (15 fpdc, 15 dc)
5. Fpdc in every fpdc, 2 dc in the first space between fpdc and dc (15 fpdc, 15 2dc)
6. Fpdc in every fpdc, 2 dc in the first space between fpdc and dc (15 fpdc, 15 2dc)
7. Fpdc in every fpdc, 3 dc in the first space between fpdc and dc (15 fpdc, 15 3dc)
8. Fpdc in every fpdc, 3 dc in the first space between fpdc and dc (15 fpdc, 15 3dc)
9. Fpdc in every fpdc, 3 dc in the first space between fpdc and dc (15 fpdc, 15 3dc)
10. Fpdc in every fpdc, 4 dc in the first space between fpdc and dc (15 fpdc, 15 4dc)
11. Fpdc in every fpdc, 4 dc in the first space between fpdc and dc (15 fpdc, 15 4dc)
12. Fpdc in every fpdc, 4 dc in the first space between fpdc and dc (15 fpdc, 15 4dc)
13. Fpdc in every fpdc, 4 dc in the first space between fpdc and dc (15 fpdc, 15 4dc)
14. Fpdc in every fpdc, 4 dc in the first space between fpdc and dc (15 fpdc, 15 4dc)
15. Fpdc in every fpdc, 4 dc in the first space between fpdc and dc (15 fpdc, 15 4dc)
16. Fpdc in every fpdc, 4 dc in the first space between fpdc and dc (15 fpdc, 15 4dc)

Switch to H hook

17. Sc around (75)
18. Dc Around (75 sts)
19. Fpdc in one st, bpdc in the next, around (75 sts)
20. Fpdc in one st, bpdc in the next, around (75 sts)
21. Fpdc in one st, bpdc in the next, around (75 sts)






Preemie Version 4.5" tall and 5" across the base (note: that is the measurement while laying flat, not the circumfrence!) 
This preemie version pattern was created by Donnetta Johnson (Ravelry id: smileynetta)
I love this version, it's just like a miniature of the original! 
Thanks for the pattern Donnetta, and for letting me post it here!

Small amount of Sport Weight yarn
G hook for body F hook for ribbing


Note: To join each round: join with slip stitch around the first front post double crochet of previous round (or beginning ch 2 of the first round), ch 2, then fpdc down into the same front post double crochet you just did the slip stitch to (again, this will be a ch 2 for the beginning round). This pushes the ch 2 behind the fpdc you just made (ignore the ch 2, it doesn't exist). This isn't necessary, but it looks better than a standard ch2 and makes the join less obvious. 

With G Hook
1. 12 dc in Adjustable Ring
2. Fpdc in every dc, dc in the space between dc's (12 fpdc, 12 dc)
3. Fpdc in every fpdc, 2 dc in the space between fpdc and dc (12 fpdc, 24 dc)
4. Fpdc in every fpdc, 2 dc in the space between fpdc and dc (12 fpdc, 24 dc)
5-13. Fpdc in every fpdc, 3 dc in the space between fpdc and dc (12 fpdc, 36 dc) 

Switch to F Hook
14. sc around (48 sts) 
15. dc around (48 dc)
16. (fpdc, bpdc) around (48 sts)
Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.





Infant Version (11.25 inches around inside circumference, unstreched) 
A big thanks to Kelly Gilman (Ravelry id: fairieknits) for these instructions, and for allowing me to post them here!
Less than 3 oz. of Worsted Weight yarn
I hook for body G hook for ribbing


Note: To join each round: join with slip stitch around the first front post double crochet of previous round (or beginning ch 2 of the first round), ch 2, then fpdc down into the same front post double crochet you just did the slip stitch to (again, this will be a ch 2 for the beginning round). This pushes the ch 2 behind the fpdc you just made (ignore the ch 2, it doesn't exist). This isn't necessary, but it looks better than a standard ch2 and makes the join less obvious. 

With I Hook
1. 10 dc in Adjustable Ring
2. Fpdc in every dc (10)
3. Fpdc in every fpdc, dc in the space between fpdcs (10 fpdc, 10 dc)
4. Fpdc in every fpdc, 2 dc in the first space between fpdc and dc (10 fpdc, 10 2dc) 
5. Fpdc in every fpdc, 2 dc in the first space between fpdc and dc (10 fpdc, 10 2dc) 
6. Fpdc in every fpdc, 3 dc in the first space between fpdc and dc (10 fpdc, 10 3dc) 
7. Fpdc in every fpdc, 3 dc in the first space between fpdc and dc (10 fpdc, 10 3dc) 
8. Fpdc in every fpdc, 3 dc in the first space between fpdc and dc (10 fpdc, 10 3dc) 
9. - 13. Fpdc in every fpdc, 4 dc in the first space between fpdc and dc (10 fpdc, 10 4dc) 
Switch to G Hook
14. Sc around (50) 
15. - 17. Fpdc in one st, bpdc in the next, around (50 sts) 
Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.
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