Summer 2016 Crochet Along… Sunshine & Shells Hat – Week 3!

Summer 2016 Crochet Along… Sunshine & Shells Hat – Week 3!

Summer 2016 Crochet Along

Summer 2016 CAL

Week 3 of or Summer 2016 CAL!! I love this hat and hope you do too!!


This week we will be crocheting the brim and shaping the hat…  Let’s get started!!

Brim

Change to G Hook or 1 size smaller hook

Row 15:     Working in Front Loops only for this row, Ch 1, 2 Sc in first St, Sc in next 7 Sts, *2 Sc in next St, Sc in next 7 Sts*, Repeat * * around, Join.  72 Sc

Row 16 & 17:    Ch 1 Sc in first St, Sc around. Join. = 72 Sc

Row 18:    Ch 1, 2 Sc in first St, Sc in next 8 Sts, * 2 Sc in next St,  Sc in next 8 Sts*, Repeat around. Join. 80 Sc

Row 19:    Ch 1 Sc in first St, Sc around. Join. = 80 Sc

Row 20:    Ch 1, 2 Sc in first St, Sc in next 9 Sts, * 2 Sc in next St,  Sc in next 9 Sts*, Repeat around. Join. 88 Sc

Row 21-23:    Ch 1 Sc in first St, Sc around. Join. = 88 Sc

Finish off and weave in tail.

Shaping

To shape your hat… With your hands on the inside of the hat, slightly press in an outward motion with each hand in an opposite direction…  Move around the inside of your hat slightly stretching it… Next place the hat on your head and slightly pull the brim in an outward direction with the middle rows of the brim… Moving around the brim until the size and shape are suitable.  To see a visual tutorial you can watch my Facebook Live Video titled Summer 2016 CAL… Week 2 Chat!  

Adjusting the Brim Size

If you would like to make the brim wider add additional rows after row 17. Then continue with the rest of the pattern.


Thank you for joining me for this years Summer 2016 Crochet Along!!!  I hope you enjoy your hat!!!  Make sure to join me next week on Facebook for my Live Video Broadcast and share your CAL Photos!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2016 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All my, patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog website, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

Summer 2016 CAL.. Sunshine and Shells Hat… Week 2~Beginning the Hat!!

Summer 2016 CAL.. Sunshine and Shells Hat… Week 2~Beginning the Hat!!

SUMMER 2016 CROCHET ALONG

SUNSHINE AND SHELLS HAT

Summer 2016 CAL


I’m so excited you are joining me this summer for a quick and easy Crochet Along!!  The Sunshine & Shells Hat is a fun project that is perfect for summer fashion and best of all… This is a Free Pattern!

This week we will be making the top and crown of the hat…

During last nights live video broadcast on my Facebook page, I showed a tutorial for the Magic Ring and a demonstration of the pattern for the crown of the hat…

If you missed out… head over to the Facebook and take a look!  If you missed week 1, the materials and gauge,,, Click Here…

Now we are ready to get started…


Abbreviations: 

Ch-Chain              Sc-Single Crochet            Dc-Double Crochet          St-Stitch

 

Special Stitching:

Beginning Shell Pattern:      Ch 3, Skip 2 Sts, 5 Dc in next St, Skip next 2 Sts.

Shell Pattern:                         Dc in St, Skip 2 Sts, 5 Dc in next st, Skip next 2 Sts.

 

Note: Pattern is worked in the round and all joining stitches are joined to the beginning stitch.

Instructions:

Make a Magic Ring.

 

Row 1:    Ch 2 (Does not count as a stitch now and throughout), 12 Dc in Magic Ring, Join to beginning Dc. Pull Tail to tighten ring, you will weave this in at the end. = 12 Dc

Row 2:     Ch 2, 2 Dc in each St around, Join to beginning. = 24 Dc

Row 3:     Ch 2, *2 Dc in first St, 1 Dc in next St*, Repeat **around, Join. = 36 Dc.

Row 4:    Ch 2, *2 Dc in first St, 1 Dc in next 2 Sts*, Repeat ** around, Join. = 48 Dc

Row 5:    Ch 2, *2 Dc in first St, 1 Dc in next 3 Sts*, Repeat ** around, Join. = 60 Dc

Row 6:    Ch 2, *2 Dc in first St, 1 Dc in next 4 Sts *, Repeat ** around, Join. = 72 Dc

Row 7:    Chain 3 (Counts as 1st Dc now and  throughout), Skip next 2 Sts, 5 Dc in next St, Skip next 2 Sts (Beginning Shell Pattern made), *Dc in next St, Skip next 2 Sts, 5 Dc in next St, Skip next 2 Sts* Shell Pattern Made, Repeat** 11 times. Join to the top of Ch 3. = 12 Shell Pattern Repeats (including Beginning Shell Pattern).

Rows 8-12:    Repeat Row 7 five times.

Row 13:     Ch 1, Sc around, Join. = 72 sc

Row 14:    Ch 1, *Sc 2 Sts together(decrease made over the next 2 Sts), Sc in next 7 Sts*, Repeat * * around, Join. = 64 Sc

That’s it… Join me next Tuesday on Facebook at 6pm PST for tips and preview of Week 3!!  And, on Wednesday the 15th for the final post…

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2016 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All my, patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog website, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

2016 Summer CAL~Sunshine & Shells Summer Hat!! Week 1~ Materials and Gauge!

2016 Summer CAL~Sunshine & Shells Summer Hat!! Week 1~ Materials and Gauge!

Join me in a 3 week Crochet Along journey!!  Simple and stylish, fun to wear!! Sunshine and Shells Summer Hat…

Summer 2016 CAL


If you are ready to start a fun project with me… Week 1 is our preparation week!  Buy your yarn and check your gauge…

Here is what you will need…

Materials:    

Yarn:

Lily ~ Sugar and Cream (Pictured in Ecru) 200 Yard Skein, Total for hat, Approx 160 yards…

Hook:

G or H… or whatever hook makes your gauge work.. I used an H and I crochet loosely.

You can choose any worsted weight yarn you like,,, but make sure you check your gauge.. Here is an article about why its important… Gauge and your project

I want your hat to fit… So after you buy your yarn and gather your hook… Match your gauge to this…

Gauge:    

Hook Size ~ H  3″ x 3′    10 Dc x 5 Rows


Next… Watch my live broadcast on Facebook next Tuesday 6/7 for upcoming tips and chat at 6pm PST!!

Then… Tune in here next Wednesday 6/8 for the top and crown of the hat instructions!

I can’t wait to see all of your hats!!

Week 3 we will add the brim and shape the hat… Then Voila… You have a beautiful Summer Hat!!

Happy Crocheting!

Elena


 

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