"X" hat

Oct 7, 2007
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Author

Khebhin Gibbons

Introduction

I really enjoy making beanies, and for this one I wanted to use a textured stitch that would really work wwell with variations of the yarn. After a good bit of trial and error, I decided to use a simple "X" stitch in the body of the hat and post double crochets for the brim. The "X" stitch is only used twice,but it can be used more times to lengthen the size of the beanie so that you end up with a full cap. the same is true with the post stitches.

Since the yarn is 100% wool,it's perfect for those cool Autumn days,and the colors make it unisex,which has been a problem already in my house,as my Mom keeps wanting to borrow my beanie! I guess I need to make another one!

Materials List

1 skein of Noro Kureyon on color 148
"I" size hook

yarn needle

Finished Size

20 inch diameter

Gauge

5 sts to the inch

Notes

"X" stitch:
Skip 1 st,work a double crochet into next st,then work a double crochet into skipped st.
Front post double crochet:

Insert hook around post of double crochet in row below from front to back. Work double crochet as usual.

The Pattern

Chain 4 and join to from a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3(counts as 1st dc now and throughout pattern). Work 9 dc's into ring. Join with a sl st into top of ch 3. (10 dc).
Rnd 2: Ch 3 and work a dc in same st as ch 3. *Work 2 dc into next st. Rep from * around. Join with sl st into top of ch 3. (20 dc).
Rnd 3: Ch 3 and work a dc in same st as ch 3. Work a dc into next st. *Work 2 dc into next st. Work 1 dc into next st. Rep from * around. Join to top of ch 3. (30 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 3 and work a dc into same st as ch 3. Work 1 dc into each of next 2 sts. *Work 2 dc into next st. Work 1 dc into each of next 2 sts. Rep from * around. Join to top of ch 3. (40 dc).
Rnd 5: Ch 3 and work a dc into same st as ch 3. Work 1 dc into each of next 3 sts. *Work 2 dc into next st. Work 1 dc into each of next 3 sts. Rep from * around. Join to top of ch 3. (50 sts).
Rnd 6: Ch 3 and work a dc into same st as ch 3. Work 1 dc into each of next 4 dc. *Work 2 dc into next st. Work 1 dc into each of next 4 sts. Rep from * around. Join to top of ch 3. (60 sts).
Rnd 7: Ch 3 and work 1 dc into each st around. Join to top of ch 3. (60 sts).
Rnd 8: Ch 3. Work a dc into st BEFORE join. Work an "X" st into each pair of sts around. Join to top of ch 3. (60 sts).
Rnds 9 and 10: Repeat rnds 7 and 8. (60 sts).
Rnd 11: Repeat rnd 7. (60 sts)
Rnds 12-14: Ch 3. Work a front post double crochet into next st. *Work 1 dc into next st. Work a front post double crochet into next st. Rep from * around. Join to top of ch 3. (60 sts).
Rnd 15: Ch 1. Work a sc into same st as ch 1, and into each st around. (60 sts).

End off and weave in ends. Block hat if desired.

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