Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake Crocheted Beret

by Pardon My Chaos
Pattern - Here is a great and easy pattern from Pardon My Chaos.
Although nothing like the actual Strawberry Shortcake hat, it still sort of reassembles it, so lets just call it the Strawberry Beret.

The best part is this hat is insanely quick and easy to make.

Super chunky yarn
Size K hook..6.50 mm
this makes about a 12 month size but can be easily  up sized.

(Ch3 counts as dc)
Row1 Ch 4, dc in 1st chain 11 times, join to 4th ch. of starting chain (12)

Row 2 Ch3, dc in same space, 2 dc in each stitch around join(24)

Row 3 Ch3 *2dc in next dc, 1dc in following, repeat from * ending in 2 dc join (36)

Row 4 Ch3, dc in next 4 dc's, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc's repeat from * join (42)

Row 5 Ch3, dc in each dc join

Row 6 Ch3, dc in each dc join

Row 7 Ch 1 sc in each dc join

Row 8 Ch 1 sc in next 3 sc's, *sc 2 tog (see tutorial below), sc in next 4 sc's repeat from * join

Row 9 Ch 1 sc in each sc, join

Row 10 Ch 1 sc in each sc, fasten off

How to Single Crochet Two Stitches Together (Decrease)

This tutorial is provided by and photos belong to Image copyright S Marshall
When your pattern says to sc next 2 sts tog (single crochet next two stitches together) or if it says to dec over 2 sc (decrease over two single crochet) or slight variations of these instructions, this is how to do it:
Draw up a loop in next stitch.

Again, draw up a loop in the next stitch.
(There should now be 3 loops on the hook.)

Yarn over hook.

Draw yarn through all 3 loops
on the hook. (One decrease made)

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