NORTHCOTE COTTON CROCHET DIAMOND PATTERN BEANIE

Northcote Cotton Crochet Diamond Pattern Beanie Project

Level: Intermediate

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • "Moda Vera" Northcote Cotton 50g x 2 balls.
  • A 4.50mm and a 5.50mm crochet hook or size required to give correct tension.
  • A stitch marker.
  • Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure

Size

To Fit Head (approx): 56 cm

Tension

16 sts x 14 rows to 10cm over patt, using 5.50mm hook.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATION

1dcb = Insert hook into base of st 2 rows below, yoh, draw loop through, yoh and draw through rem 2 loops on hook.

INSTRUCTIONS

BRIM

Using 4.50mm hook, make 13ch, leaving a long end.

1st row - 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end, turn ... 12dc.

2nd row - 1ch, 1dc in back loop only in each st to end, turn.

Rep 2nd row until work measures 50cm (slightly stretched), from beg.

Do not fasten off. Slip last st onto a stitch marker.

Using a flat seam and long end, join first and last rows tog to form a ring.

MAIN PIECE

Slip st left on stitch marker onto a 5.50mm hook.

Note - Main Piece is worked in continuous rounds, place stitch marker at beg of each round as worked.

1st round - 1ch (does not count as a stitch here and throughout), work 72dc along side edge of brim ... 72dc.

2nd round - 1dc in back loop only in each dc to end.

3rd round - As 2nd round.

4th round - 1dc in back loop only in each of next 4 sts, 1dcb in next st, 1dc in back loop only of next 3 sts, rep from to end.

5th round - 1dc in back loop only in each of next 3 sts, 1dcb in next st, 1dc in back loop only of next st, 1dcb in next st, 1dc in back loop only in each of next 2 sts, rep from to end.

6th round - 1dc in back loop only in each of next 2 sts, 1dcb in next st, 1dc in back loop only in each of next 3 sts, 1dcb in next st, 1dc in back loop only of nxt st, rp from to end.

7th round - 1dc in back loop only in next st, 1dcb in next st, 1dc in back loop only in each of next 5 sts, 1dcb in next st, rep from to end.

8th round - 1dcb in next st, 1dc in back loop only in each of next 7 sts, rep from to end.

9th round - As 7th round.

10th round - As 6th round.

11th round - As 5th round.

12th round - As 4th round.

Rep rounds 5 to 12 incl once.

Cont working in rounds of dc in back loop only until Beanie measures 20cm from beg, ending with a complete round.

Shape Crown -

1st round - Dc2tog, 1dc in back loop only in each of next 6 sts, rep from to end ... 63 sts.

2nd round - Dc2tog, 1dc in back loop only in each of next 5 sts, rep from to end ... 54 sts.

3rd round - Dc2tog, 1dc in back loop only in each of next 4 sts, rep from to end ... 45 sts.

4th round - Dc2tog, 1dc in back loop only in each of next 3 sts, rep from to end ... 36 sts.

5th round - Dc2tog, 1dc in back loop only in each of next 2 sts, rep from to end ... 27 sts.

6th round - Dc2tog, 1dc in back loop only in next st, rep from to end ... 18 sts.

Break off yarn leaving a long end. Thread yarn through last round worked, draw up tightly and fasten off securely.

FINISHING

DO NOT PRESS. Sew in ends.

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