BEETLE AVIATOR CAP

Beetle Aviator Cap Project

LEVEL: EASY

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Moda Vera" Beetle 50g x 2 balls Main Colour (M) Tan, 1 ball 1st Contrast (C) Natural.
  • A 4.50mm crochet hook, or size required to give correct tension.
  • Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure


MEASUREMENT

To Fit Head (approx) cm: 52-55 (Size 'Child')

TENSION

15 htr and 10 rows to 10cm over half treble fabric, using a 4.50mm hook.

INSTRUCTIONS

HAT (beg at crown)

Using M, make a magic ring,1st round- Work 8htr into ring, join with a sl st in top of first htr.

2nd round - 2ch, 1htr in 2ch from previous row, 2htr in each st to end, join with a sl st in 2nd ch at beg ... 16htr.

3rd round - 2ch, 1htr in 2ch from previous row, * 1htr in next st, 2htr in next st, rep from * 7 more times, join with a sl st in 2nd ch at beg ... 24htr.

4th round - 2ch, 1htr in 2ch from previous row, * 1htr in each of next 2 htr, 2htr in next st, rep from * 7 more times, join with a sl st in 2nd ch at beg ... 32htr.

5th round - 2ch, 1htr in 2ch from previous row, * 1htr in each of next 3 htr, 2htr in next st, rep from * 7 more times, join with a sl st in 2nd ch at beg ... 40htr.

6th round - 2ch, 1htr in 2ch from previous row, * 1htr in each of next 4htr, 2htr in next htr, rep from * 7 more times, join with a sl st in 2nd ch at beg ... 48htr.

7th round - 2ch, 1htr in 2ch from previous row, * 1htr into each of next 5htr, 2htr in next htr, rep from * 7 more times, join with a sl st in 2nd ch at beg ... 56htr.
8th round - 2ch, 1htr in 2ch from previous row, * 1htr in each of next 6htr, 2 htr in next htr, rep from * 7 more times, join with a sl st in 2nd ch at beg ... 64 htr.

9th round - 2ch, 1htr in 2ch from previous row, * 1htr in each of next 7htr, 2htr in next htr, rep from * 7 more times, join with a sl st in 2nd ch at beg ... 72htr.

10th round - 2ch, * 1htr in each htr to end, join with a sl st in 2nd ch at beg. Rep 10th round until work measures approx 17cm from beg, turn

Beg First Ear Flap -

**1st row (WS) - 1ch, 1dc in each of next 14 sts, turn.Rep 1st row 9 more times.

11th row - 1ch, miss next dc, 1dc in each dc to last 2dc, work 2dc tog, turn ... 12dc. Rep 11th row until 4dc rem. Fasten off. **

Beg Second Ear Flap -

With (WS) facing and using M, join yarn in 29th st from first ear flap on front of Hat. Rep from ** to **.

Beg Front Flap -

With WS facing and using C, join yarn in first htr between earflaps.

1st row (WS) - 1ch, dc in same st, 1dc in each htr between earflaps, turn ... 28dc.

2nd row - 1ch, 1dc in each dc to end. Rep 2nd row until front flap measures 6cm from beg.

Next row - 1ch, miss 1dc, 1dc in each dc to last 2dc, work 2dc tog ... 26dc. Rep last row 3 more times, turn ... 20dc. Using C, work 2 rows dc evenly around all edges, inc and dec where necessary to keep work flat. Fasten off.

GOGGLES

Eye Pieces (make 2) -

Using 4.50mm hook and C, make 18ch, join with a sl st in first ch to form ring.

1st round (RS) - 1ch (counts as 1dc), work 23dc evenly into ring, sl st in 1ch at beg ... 24dc.

2nd round - 1ch, work 1dc in back loop only of each dc to end ... 24dc.

3rd round - 1ch, work 1dc in same place as sl st, work 2dc in each of next 2dc, work 1dc in each of next 6dc, work 2dc in each of next 6dc, work 1dc in each of next 6dc, work 2dc in each of next 3dc, sl st in 1ch at beg, turn.

Next row (WS) - 1ch, work 1dc in each of next 4dc.

Fasten off. Using a flat seam, join last row of each Eye Piece tog to form bridge of goggles.

Using M, join yarn with a sl st in any st. Work 1 row dc in back loop only in every st around eye pieces and 3dc evenly along each side edge of bridge, sl st in first st. Fasten off.

Using C, join yarn in any st. Work 1dc in each dc to end, sl st in first dc. Fasten off.

Straps -

Tie 2 coloured threads on each side of Goggles, leaving 4 sts between threads, to mark straps. With RS facing, using 4.50mm hook join C in first st between coloured threads on one side of Goggles.

1st row - 1ch, 1dc in each of next 3dc, turn.

Rep 1st row until strap fits (slightly stretched) evenly around Hat to other side of goggles between coloured threads. Fasten off.

FINISHING

DO NOT PRESS. Turn back front flap and slip st in position as pictured. Using a flat seam, sew Goggle straps in position between coloured threads. Slip stitch Goggles in position to Hat as pictured if desired.

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