Lucid and Lunatic

Dec 1, 2005
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by Anne Frost

Introduction

lucid and lunatic hat/scarf set

Two words: sports nuts. Every family has at least one. They seem like average, everyday people until you mention their favorite -- or, heaven forbid, their most hated -- team, and then they turn into raving lunatics. Sometimes it’s disturbing, but mostly they’re cute in their own way.

Sports nuts sometimes form happy relationships with one another, but other times you get a sports nut who falls in love with someone who is willing to go along for the ride to the game, but would rather keep her shirt on and stomach unpainted, thank you very much. For that couple, I offer the following pattern sets. Though it’s winter, these sports nuts and their unsuspecting partners find themselves sitting ring- or field-side, rooting for their favorite teams. The patterns below are a new take on team colors hat and scarf sets. The alternating spike stitch gives them a nice, insulating loft, and the stripe pattern in each set can be as garishly lunatic or subtly lucid as you choose. (And let’s face it, many of the team colors out there are quite garish.) The trick to toning down the team colors is to pick a nice neutral—black, gray, white, tan—and add a hint of the team colors to it. I’ve put suggestions for color changes in, but of course you should judge the degree of nuttiness of your chosen recipient and feel free to alter the stripes accordingly.

Materials List

  • Lion Brand Wool-Ease (197 yards / 180 meters per 85 grams/3 oz.) -- Both sets together used Cranberry 138 (Color A), 3 skeins; Gold 171 (Color b), 3 skeins; and Black 153 (Neutral Color), 2 skeins
  • 6.0mm (size J/10) hook
  • 6.5 mm (size K/10.5) hook
  • A cd jewel case for making fringe

Finished Size

One size.

Gauge

19 rows and 11 stitches in alternating spike stitch = 4 inches x 4 inches

Notes

alternating spike stitchssc = shallow single crochet — Insert the hook into the space below the row, yo, draw through, yo, pull through both loops on hook.

altsp = alternating spike stitch – Single crochet in first stitch, shallow single crochet in next stitch.

inc = increase -- Work two stitches into the same stitch

dec = decrease -- Work two stitches together

altsp dec = alternating spike stitch decrease – Insert hook as for ssc, yo, draw through, insert hook into next stitch as for a sc, yo, draw through, yo and pull through all three loops on hook.

rev altsp dec = reverse alternating spike stitch decrease – Insert hook as for sc, yo, draw through, insert hook into the next space as for ssc, yo, draw through, yo and pull through all three loops on hook.

The Pattern

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Cloche

Directions are given for Small(Medium).

Round 1: With smaller hook, ch 3. Work 8 sc in the first chain. Pull tail tightly to close center hole. Join to ch3 space with a slst. Ch1, turn.  

Round 2: Work an increase in each stitch around. . Join to ch1 space with a slst. Ch1, turn.

Round 3: Work Altsp in each sc around. Join to ch1 space with a slst. Ch1, turn.

Round 4: Work *1 sc, inc in next stitch*, Repeat * to * 7 more times. Join to ch1 space with a slst. Ch1, turn.

Round 5: Repeat round 3.

Round 6: Work *sc in each of two stitches, inc in next stitch*, Repeat * to * 7 more times. Join to ch1 space with a slst. Ch1, turn.

Round 7: Repeat round 3.

Round 8: Work *sc in each of two stitches, inc in next stitch*, Repeat * to * 9 more times. Work sc in each of last two stitches. Join to ch1 space with a slst. Ch1, turn.

Round 9: Repeat round 3.

Round 10: Work *sc in each of six stitches, inc in next stitch*, Repeat * to * 5 more times. Join to ch1 space with a slst. Ch 1, turn.

(For Medium only):

Round 11: Repeat round 3.

Round 12: Work *sc in each of seven stitches, inc in next stitch*, Repeat * to * 5 more times. Join to ch1 space with a slst. Ch1, turn.)

Round 11(13)– 26(30): Repeat round 3. On last round, change to Color A as you join to ch1 space with a slst.

Round 27(31)-28(32): Repeat round 3. On last round, change to Color B as you join to ch1 space with a slst.

Round 29(33)-30(34): Repeat round 3. On last round, change to Color A as you join to ch1 space with a slst.

Round 31(35)-32(36): Repeat round 3. On the last round, change to Neutral Color as you join to ch1 space with a slst.

Begin Brim

For size Small only

Round 33: Work *sc in each of four stitches, inc in next stitch* Repeat * to * 8 more times. Work sc in each of last three stitches. Join to ch-1 space with a slst. Ch1, turn.

Round 34: Repeat round 3.

Round 35: Work sc in each of first three stitches, *sc in each of next five stitches, inc in next stitch* Repeat * to * 8 more times. Join to ch-1 space with a slst. Ch1, turn.

Round 36: Repeat round 3.

Round 37: Work *sc in each of six stitches, inc in next stitch* Repeat * to * 8 more times. Work sc in each of last three stitches. Join to ch-1 space with a slst. Ch1, turn.

Round 38: Repeat round 3.

Round 39: Work sc in each of first three stitches, *sc in each of next seven stitches, inc in next stitch* Repeat * to * 8 more times.

Round 40: Repeat round 3.

Finish off. Weave in ends.

For size Medium only:

Round 37: Work *sc in each of four stitches, inc in next stitch* Repeat * to * 9 more times. Work sc in each of last four stitches. Join to ch-1 space with a slst. Ch1, turn.

Round 38: Repeat round 3.

Round 39: Work sc in each of first two stitches, *sc in each of next five stitches, inc in next stitch* Repeat * to * 9 more times. Sc in each of last two stitches. Join to ch1 space with a slst. Ch1.

Round 40: Repeat round 3.

Round 41:  Work *sc in each of six stitches, inc in next stitch* Repeat * to * 9 more times. Sc in each of last four stitches. Join to ch1 space with a slst. Ch1.

Round 42: Repeat round 3.

Round 43: Work sc in each of first two stitches, *sc in each of next seven stitches, inc in next stitch* Repeat * to * 9 more times. Sc in each of last two stitches.  Join to ch1 space with a slst. Ch1.

Round 44: Repeat round 3.

Finish off. Weave in ends.

Scarf

With neutral color and larger hook, chain 261.

Row 1: Switch to smaller hook. Sc in 2nd stitch and each stitch to end. Chain 1, turn.

Row 2: Altsp across the row. Change to color A, chain 1 and turn.

Row 3-5: Altsp across the row. Chain 1, turn. (At the end of row 5, change to Neutral color before the chain 1 and turn.)

Row 6-7: Altsp across the row. (At the end of row 7, change to color B, chain 1 and turn.)

Row 8-10:  Repeat rows 3-5.

Row 11-12: Altsp across the row. (At the end of row 12, change to color A, chain 1 and turn.)

Row 13-15: Repeat rows 3-5.

Row 16: Altsp across the row. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 17: Altsp across the row.

Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Lucid scarf fringeFor the optional fringe:

  1. Wrap Neutral color around the jewel case 32 times. Cut along end of case.
  2. Wrap color A around the jewel case 32 times. Cut along end of case.  
  3. Wrap color B around the jewel case  8 times. Cut along end of case.
  4. Take four strands of the same color, fold in half, insert larger crochet hook through the gap created by the alternating spike stitch at the end of the scarf that matches the color of the fringe, pull the fringe through to form a loop, pull the ends of the fringe through the loop and pull tight.
  5. Repeat along the edge of the scarf and along the other edge with remainder of the fringe.  Trim to desired length.

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Hat

The directions are given for Medium(Large). Because the length of the hat varies with the size, color changes will not specifically be noted in the pattern. To achieve the look in the sample, begin with Color A. After 8 rows, change to color B for the final slst of the row, before chaining 1 and turning. After the next 8 rows, change back to Color A, etc., to the end of the hat.

With larger hook and color A, chain 58(62). Taking care not to twist the chain, join the last stitch to the beginning of the chain with a slst. Chain 1, turn.

Round 1: Change to smaller hook. Sc in each stitch around. Slst in the ch1 space from the beginning of the row. Chain 1, turn.

Round 2: Altsp around the row. Slst in the ch1 space from the beginning of the row. Chain 1, turn.

Rounds 3-20: Repeat round 2.

(For Large only: Rounds 21-22: Repeat round 2.)

Round 21(23): Work first 7(11) stitches in Altsp., *Altsp dec over 2, work next 10 stitches in altsp starting with a ssc* Repeat * to * 3 more times. Altsp dec over next 2 stitches,  ssc. Slst in the ch1 space from the beginning of the row. Chain 1, turn.

Round 22(24): Work sc in first stitch, *rev altsp dec over next 2 stitches, work next 9 stitches in altsp starting with a sc* Repeat * to * 3 more times. Rev altsp dec over next two stitches.  Work last 6(10) stitches in altsp . Slst in the ch1 space from the beginning of the row. Chain 1, turn.

Round 23(25)-24(26): Repeat round 2.

Round 25(27): Work first 5(9) stitches in altsp. *Altsp dec over the next 2 stitches, work next 8 stitches in altsp starting with a ssc.* Repeat * to * 3 more times. Work Altsp dec over next two stitches. Ssc in last stitch.  Slst in the ch1 space from the beginning of the row. Chain 1, turn.

Round 26(28): Work sc in first stitch, * rev altsp dec over the next 2 stitches, work next 7 stitches in altsp starting with a sc.* Repeat * to * 3 more times. Rev altsp dec over next two stitches. Work next 4(8) stitches in altsp starting with a sc. Slst in the ch1 space from the beginning of the row. Chain 1, turn.

Round 27(29): Repeat round 2.

Round 28(30): Work first 3(7) stitches in altsp. * altsp dec over the next 2 stitches, work next 6 stitches in altsp starting with a ssc.* Repeat * to * 3 more times. Altsp dec over next two stitches.  Work ssc in last stitch. Slst in the ch1 space from the beginning of the row. Chain 1, turn.

Round 29(31): Work sc in first stitch, *rev altsp dec over the next 2 stitches, work next 5 stitches in altsp starting with a sc.* Repeat * to * 3 more times. Rev altsp dec over next two stitches.  Work last 2(6) stitches in altsp starting with a sc. Slst in the ch1 space from the beginning of the row. Chain 1, turn.

Round 30(32)-31(33):  Repeat round 2.

Medium only:

Round 32: Work sc in first stitch, *alt sp dec over the next 2 stitches, work next 4 stitches in  altsp starting with a ssc.* Repeat * to * 3 more times. Altsp dec over next two stitches. Work last stitch in ssc.  Slst in the ch1 space from the beginning of the row. Chain 1, turn.

Round 33: Work sc in first stitch, *rev altsp dec over the next 2 stitches, work  next 3 stitches in altsp starting with a sc.* Repeat * to * 3 more times. Rev altsp dec over last two stitches. Slst in the ch1 space from the beginning of the row. Chain 1, turn.

Round 34: Repeat round 2.

Round 35: Work *rev altsp dec over the next 2 stitches,  work next 2 stitches in altsp starting with a sc.* Repeat * to * 3 more times. Rev altsp dec over next two stitches. Slst in the ch1 space from the beginning of the row. Chain 1, turn.

Round 36: Work ssc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, ssc in next stitch, work rev altsp dec twice, next work altsp dec three times. Slst in the ch1 space from the beginning of the row. Chain 1, turn.

Round 37: Work dec over two stitches four times. Slst in the ch1 space from the beginning of the row.

Finish off. Pull yarn through center of the hat to the inside and weave in all ends.

Large only:

Round 34: Work first 5 stitches in altsp. *alt sp dec over the next 2 stitches, work next 4 stitches in altsp starting with a ssc.* Repeat * to * 4 3 more times. Altsp dec over next two stitches. Work last stitch in ssc.  Slst in the ch1 space from the beginning of the row. Chain 1, turn.

Round 35: Work sc in first stitch, *Rev altsp dec over next 2 stitches, work next 3 stitches in altsp starting with a sc*. Repeat * to * 4 more times. Ssc in next stitch. Slst in the ch1 space from the beginning of the row. Chain 1, turn.

Round 36: Work sc in first stitch, *altsp dec over the next 2 stitches, ssc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, ssc in next stitch, Rev altsc dec over the next 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, ssc in next stitch, sc in next stitch* repeat * to * one more time.  Ssc in last stitch. Slst in the ch1 space from the beginning of the row. Chain 1, turn.

Round 37: Work *sc in next stitch, ssc in next, sc in next stitch, rev altsp dec over next two stitches*. Repeat * to * 3 2 more times.  Work altsp dec over next two stitches, ssc in last stitch. Slst in the ch1 space from the beginning of the row.  Chain 1, turn.

Round 38: Work sc in first stitch, *rev altsp dec over next two stitches, altsp dec over next two stitches*. Repeat * to * 2 more times.  Ssc in last stitch. Slst in the ch1 space from the beginning of the row.

Round 39:  Work dec over two stitches four times. Slst in the ch1 space from the beginning of the row.

Finish off. Pull yarn through center of the hat to the inside and weave in all ends.

Scarf

With color a and larger hook, Chain 241.

Row 1: Switch to smaller hook. Sc in 2nd stitch and each stitch to end. Chain 1, turn.

Row 2-5: Altsp across the row. Chain 1, turn. At the end of row 5, change to color b before the chain 1 and turn.

Row 6-10: Altsp across the row. Chain 1, turn. At the end of row 10, change to color a before the chain 1 and turn.

Row 11-15: Repeat Rows 2-5.

Row 16-20: Repeat Rows 6-10.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

For the optional fringe (ed. note: Heh, it's a lunatic fringe.):

  1. Lunatic fringeWrap color A around the jewel case  40 times. Cut along end of case.
  2. Wrap color B around the jewel case  40 times. Cut along end of case.
  3. Take four strands of the same color, fold in half, insert larger crochet hook through the gap created by the alternating spike stitch at the end of the scarf that matches the color of the fringe, pull the fringe through to form a loop, pull the ends of the fringe through the loop and pull tight.
  4. Repeat along the edge of the scarf and along the other edge with remainder of the fringe.
  5. Trim to desired length.
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Kate wrote
on Sep 27, 2006 7:03 PM

Watford FC colours, nice. Come on you horns!

on Oct 17, 2007 5:34 PM

My husband is a HUGE Green Bay Packers fan (along with my 11 year old son). I think I'm going to make this for Christmas for them!!!! Thanks!