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Robyn Chachula LOVES yarn

Robyn Chachula is a designer and teacher who is a frequent guest on Knitting Daily TV and Knit and Crochet Today! She’s the author of numerous books, including her most recent entitled: Unexpected Afghans: Innovative Crochet Designs with Traditional Techniques, and her designs have appeared in numerous magazines. Check out her latest designs at: www.crochetbyfaye.com.

Robyn Chachula

“I love yarn because no matter if I am picking up my hook, needles, or glue stick, I know that my day will be fun.  It is pretty impossible not to be cheered up by doing any craft in yarn. Besides just the fun of it, the textures and colors hit all my senses and always put a smile on my face. Plus, in the end I always end up with some fun gift that I can share and brighten another one’s day.”


I Love Yarn Hat

Robyn Chachula hatCelebrate I Love Yarn Day with this easy topper! Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/CrochetToday

By Robyn Chachula
www.crochetbyfaye.com

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What You’ll Need

  • RED HEART Boutique Treasure, 3.5oz/100g balls, each approx 151yd/138m (acrylic/wool)
  • 1 ball #1918 Abstract (A) RED HEART With Love, 7oz/198g balls, each approx 390yd/357m (acrylic)
  • 2 skeins #1907 Boysenberry (B)
  • CROCHET HOOK Size K/10.5 (6.5mm) or any size to obtain correct gauge
  • Yarn needle

Medium

Easy

Finished Measurements

Circumference: Approx 20.5"/52cm
Height: Approx 8.5"/21.5cm

Gauge

14 sts and 10 rows = 4"/10cm over pattern.
Note Each dc, sc, split-dc, and ch-1 counts as one stitch for purposes of counting stitches for gauge.
Remember to check gauge for best results!

Abbreviations

dc = double crochet
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl = slip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
[ ] = Repeat directions inside brackets as many times as indicated.
( ) = Work directions inside parentheses into stitch indicated.
* Repeat directions following asterisk as many times as indicated

HOW TO MAKE A GAUGE SWATCH

gauge diagram

Note

Gauge swatch is worked flat p, but Hat is worked in rounds. With A, ch 17.

Row 1 (RS) Dc in fourth ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first dc), dc in each remaining ch across—15 dc.
Drop A but do not fasten off. To ensure that it doesn't unravel, place the dropped loop on a stitch marker or safety pin

Row 2 (RS) Do not turn, join B with sc in top of beginning ch, sc in next dc, *ch 1, sk next dc, sc in next dc; repeat from *
across to last dc, sc in last dc; change to A in last st—9 sc and 6 ch-1 sps. Do not fasten off B.

Row 3 (WS) With A, ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, split-dc working first leg in first sc and second leg in first ch-1 sp, *ch 1, split-dc; repeat from * across to last 2 sc, ch 1, split-dc working second leg in last sc, dc in same sc as second leg of last split-dc&mdahs;2 dc, 7 split-dc and 6 ch-1 sps. Drop A but do not fasten off.

Row 4 (WS) Do not turn, draw up loop of B in top of turning ch of previous row, ch 1, sc in same ch, *ch 1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, ch 1, sk next dc, sc in last dc; change to A in last st—8 sc and 7 ch-1 sps. Do not fasten off B

Row 5 (RS) With A, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), turn, split-dc working first leg in first ch-1 sp and 2nd leg 2nd ch-1 sp, *ch 1, split-dc; repeat from * across to last sc, ch 1, dc in last sc—2 dc, 6 splitdc
and 7 ch-1 sps. Drop A but do not fasten off.

Row 6 (RS) Do not turn, draw up a loop of B in 3rd ch of turning ch of previous row, ch 1, sc in same ch, sc in next ch-1 sp (turning ch-sp), *ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * across to last dc, sc in last dc; change to A in last st—9 sc and 6 ch-1 sps. Do not fasten off B.

Rows 7–10 Repeat Rows 3–6. Resulting gauge swatch should measure approx 4.25 x 4"/11 x 10cm. If necessary, adjust hook size to obtain correct gauge.

Special Stitch

split-dc (double crochet worked over 3 sts and overlapping with previous split-dc) Yarn over, insert hook in same ch-1 space as second leg of last split-dc made, yarn over and draw up a loop,
yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops remain on hook – first leg made), skip next stitch, yarn over, insert hook in next ch-1 space, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (second leg made), yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook (split-dc complete).

Special Technique

adjustable ring method: Holding the yarn a few inches from the end, wrap around your finger. Do not remove wrap from finger, insert hook into the wrao and draw up a loop of working yarn. Chain one to secure the loop and remove ring from finger. Work stitches of first round in the ring. Pull gently but firmly on tail to tighten ring.

HAT

Hat is worked in joined rounds beginning at top. Join but do not turn rounds. With A, make an adjustable ring.

Round 1 (RS) Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of beginning ch, do not turn—12 dc.
Pull on the beginning tail to close ring. Drop but do not cut A. Color is changed every round. Carry color not in use up
inside of piece until it is needed again.

Round 2 Join B with sc in same st as join, *ch 1, sc in next dc; repeat from * around, ch 1; join with sl st in first sc—12 sc and 12 ch-1 sps.

Round 3 With A, ch 2, dc in next ch-1 sp (beginning ch-2 and following dc count
as first split-dc here and throughout), ch 1, dc in same ch-1 sp as 2nd leg of last split-dc made, *[ch 1, split-dc] twice, ch 1, dc in same ch-1 sp as 2nd leg of last split-dc made; repeat from * around to last ch-1 sp, ch 1, split-dc, ch 1; join with sl st in first dc—18 split-dc and 18 ch-1 sps.

Round 4 With B, ch 1, *[sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] twice, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first sc—24 sc and 24 ch-1 sps.

Round 5 With A, ch 2, dc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, split-dc; repeat from * around, ch 1; join with sl st in first dc.

Round 6 With B, ch 1, *[sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 3 times, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first sc—30 sc and 30 ch-1 sps.

Round 7 Repeat Round 5.

Round 8 With B, ch 1, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first sc.

Round 9 Repeat Round 5.

Round 10 With B, ch 1, *[sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 4 times, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first sc—36 sc and 36 ch-1 sps.

Rounds 11–18 Repeat Rounds 7 and 8 four times. Fasten off B.

Round 19 Repeat Round 7.

Rounds 20–24 With A, repeat Round 8 five times. Fasten off A.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

crochet chart for hat

The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith and without warranty. Results are not guaranteed.