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I have a hard time getting a friend of ours to wear anything except old t-shirts, jeans, hooded sweatshirts and a nasty, old beat-up ball cap. In my quest to provide him with something warm for the winter, I came up with “something dignified” should he choose to dress it up a little bit but would be more likely to be used because it matches the beat-up ball cap.
I have yet to see him without it this winter.
Two skeins of Caron Simply Soft Black, One skein of Caron Simply Soft Burgundy.Feel free to use your own yarns and adjust the stitch count and hook size to your liking.
Notions: You can wear white after Labor Day and you may need a yarn needle for this project.
Foundation Row: Very loosely, CH 301. (Very loosely to avoid the “rainbow effect” that sometimes happens with longer pieces.)
Row 1 - Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in all remaining chains. Ch2, Turn.
Row 2 – Dc in each sc across. Ch 2, Turn.
Row 3 – Dc in each dc across, Ch2, turn
Row 4 - Dc in each dc across, Ch2, turn
Row 5 – DC in each DC across, switch to Color B, Ch2, turn.
Row 6 – DC in each dc across, Ch 2, turn
Row 7 – DC in 1st dc, Ch1, Sk 1 dc, dc in next dc. dc, ch1, sk1, dc until the end, CH2, turn
Row 8 – Dc in each dc and each Ch1 space across. Return to Color A, Ch2, Turn
Row 9 – Repeat Row 3
Row 10 – Repeat Row 4
Row 11 – Repeat Row 5
Row 12 – Repeat Row 2
Row 13 – Slip stitch in each sc across.
Finishing: Weave in ends and add fringe if you wish.
You may also wish to continue these rows several more times to make a throw. Let me know how it works out!
Cunning Crochet Baby Jayne Hat –
for the next generation of browncoats.
Materials: Less than a skein each of your favorite sport-weight yarns in yellow, red, and orange.
Hook: F (4.0)
Notions: I'm thinking you might need a yarn needle and a pom-pom maker (or you can consult any one of the many pom-pom tutorials online.)
Ch 4, join with a slip stitch to form a circle.
Round 1 – Ch 3, make 6 dc in circle. Join.
Round 2 – Ch 3, make 2 dc in each dc, Join.
Round 3 – Ch 3, make 2 dc in each dc. Join.
Round 4 – Ch 3, make 1 dc in the first dc, then two dc in the next. Repeat to the end. Join.
Round 5 – Ch 3, make 1 dc in the first 2 dc, then 2 dc in the next. Repeat to the end. Join.
Round 6 – Ch 3, make 1 dc in each dc around.
Round 7 – Repeat Round 6.
Round 8 – Repeat Round 6.
Round 9 – Fasten off yellow, join orange. Repeat Round 6.
Rounds 10-12 – Repeat round 6. Fasten Off.
Leaving a 6 inch tail, Skip the first 5 stitches after the seam and join red in the 6th.
Row 1 - Ch 3, make 1 dc in each of the next 8 stitches. Turn.
Row 2 – 4 – Repeat Row 1
Row 5 – Ch 3, 2 dctog in first and last two stitches.
Row 6 – 8 – Repeat Row 5. You should be losing a couple of stitches on each row so the flap comes to a point.
Repeat the above on the other side of the seam (You should have 10 unworked orange stitches between the two flaps.)
Make a pom-pom using a small amount of each of the three colors.
Weave the tail of your red joining thread down the earflap and tie it off with the earflap end. Do not weave in. Leave them dangling.
Weave in any yellow or orange ends that might be loafing about the place.
Attach pom-pom to top of cap.
Let me know if you have any questions!