Tuesday, September 29, 2009
SUZIE'S JACOB'S LADDER CAP (C)
Many thanks to my testers, couldn't do it without you.
Women’s average, covers ears, if you want a shorter cap work fewer repeats at rounds 5-12.
Worsted weight yarn about 2.5 ounces total
I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
K (6.5 mm)
6 one-inch safety pins
GAUGE: 6 dc = 2 inches: 2 rows = 1 inch
1. Read instructions all the way through before beginning.
2. Beginning ch 3 counts as a dc.
3. Pull your slipstitches tight, they should almost disappear.
4. If you are going to use more than one color yarn for your cap, change colors in the joining slipstitch.
5. To change color in a slipstitch, insert hook in stitch and yarn over with new color and pull it through the stitch and the loop on the hook.
6. After a couple rounds your cap is going to starting looking like a mutated doily.
7. After chaining up the loops the very top of your cap will probably look slightly wonky. Don’t worry about it, it will look spiffy on the wearer’s head.
Chain 5 and join to form a ring.
ROUND 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, 2 dc in next dc, ch 6. *2 dc in each of the next 2 dc, ch 6. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in top of ch 3. (24 dc)
CHAIN LOOPS: Start at top loop of cap and with K hook or fingers pull 2nd loop under and over the 1st loop, pull 3rd loop under and over 2nd loop. Continue pulling the remaining loops under and over the previous loop. Pin the final loop until you are ready you crochet into it on round 13.
ROUND 13: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, 7 sc in next 7 dc. *Sc in final loop of chained up loops, sc in 8 dc. Repeat from * around. Sc in final loop of chained up loops. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (54 sc)
ROUND 14-16: Ch 1, sc in each sc around. (54 sc)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.