Slouchy textured hat with button accent. Perfect in every shade of Sheep(ish).View Printer Friendly PDF
Beanie measures approximately 22 (23½)"/ 56 (59.5) cm in circumference.
Sheep(ish) by Vickie Howell (85 g/ 3 oz, 153 m/167 yds)
00017 Turquoise(ish) 2 balls
One Size US I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge. Large eye blunt tip needle. 2 buttons—1"/ 25 mm diameter.
In ribbing pattern, 18 sts = 4"/ 10 cm.
Ch(s) = Chain(s).
Dc = Double crochet.
Sc = Single crochet.
b = Slip stitch.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—9 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, working in front loops only, sc in each sc across, turn.
Repeat last row until piece measures 22 (23 1/2)"/56 (59.5)cm from beginning. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Use tail to sew short ends together to form band. Set aside.
Beginning at top of beanie, ch 87 (93); join with sl st in first ch to form a ring, taking care not to twist ch.
Round 1: Ch 3 (dc, ch 2, sc) in same ch as joining sl st (counts as first pattern repeat), *sk next 2 ch, (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch; repeat from * around; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3—29 (31) pattern repeats.
Round 2: Sl st to first ch-sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-sp, (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in each remaining ch-sp around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch.
Repeat last round until piece measures 11"/28cm from beginning. Fasten off.
Close Top of Hat: At top of hat, bring center front and center back of beanie together. Join yarn with sc, inserting hook through center front and center back (joining front and back at center). Pinch side edges to the same center point and sc the edges together (by inserting hook through both thicknesses and completing a sc). The top of the beanie will now be in a star formation. Continue to pinch opposite edges and sc them together until top of beanie is completely closed. Fasten off.
Attach Band: Using yarn needle, sew band to lower edge of beanie. Sew buttons to band, if desired. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.