Wednesday, August 07, 2013

GO TEAM LIL KID'S BEANIE

SIZE:  Lil Kid’s 14-16 inches, depth about 6.5  inches

MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn, approximately  ounces main color
Worsted weight yarn, approximately  ounce contrasting color
I (5.5 mm) crochet hook (if you crochet loosely use a H hook)
Tapestry needle

NOTES:
1.  Read instructions all the way through before beginning.
2.  Should fit most children under 3 years old, you can work a couple extra rounds to increase the depth.
3.  When joining with a slip stitch, pull the slip stitch tight.
4.  Do not count the ch 2 at beginning of rounds as a dc.
5.  When changing colors complete the last slipstitch of the previous round with the new color.
6.  On the very last round don’t join with a slip stitch but use your tapestry needle for the invisible fasten off.
7.  Cap in photo was crocheted with Red Heart Super Saver Windsor Blue and Spring Green.  Go Seahawks.

ABBREVIATIONS:
Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet
Ea = each
St -= stitch
Sts = stitches
Sc = single crochet

INSTRUCTIONS:

ROUND 1: Ch 3, working over tail, 12 dc in first ch.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (12 sts)

ROUND 2:  Ch 2, 2 dc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (24 sts)

ROUND 3:  Ch 2, dc in same st as join, 2 dc in next st.  *Dc in next st, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (36 sts)


ROUND 4:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (36 sts)

ROUND 5:  Ch 2, dc in same st as join, dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in next st.  *Dc in next 5 st, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (42 sts)



ROUNDS 6-7:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (42 sts)


ROUND 8:  Ch 2, dc in same st as join, dc in next 12 st, 2 dc in next st.  *Dc in next 13 st, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat from * once.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (45 sts)

ROUNDS 9-10:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (45 sts)

ROUND 11:  Change to main color.  Ch 2, dc in each st.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (45 sts)

ROUNDS 12-13:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc.  (45 sts)


ROUNDS 14-15:  Change to main color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc.  (45 sts)

With the beginning tail and using your tapestry needle run tail through the beginning double single crochets and pull tightly to close any hole in the top of the cap.


Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

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