Friday, January 1, 2010

Snowflake Holiday Slouch Beanie Pattern


Hooks:
6MM/J10
5MM/H8

Yarn:
1 Skein Red Heart Holiday Red/Red (Worsted/Medium)
1 Skein Red Heart White

Using J10 hook and red yarn, start a typical beanie:
Row 1: In adjustable loop, make 9 hdch, slst in first hdch, ch1, turn. (9 hdch)
Row 2: 2hdch in each ch around, slst in first hdch, ch1, turn. (18 hdch)
Row 3: *1 hdch in ch, 2hdch in next ch* around, slst in first hdch, ch1, turn. (27 hdch)
Row 4: *2 hdch in ch, 2hdch in next ch* around, slst in first hdch, ch1, turn. (36 hdch)
Row 5: *3 hdch in ch, 2hdch in next ch* around, slst in first hdch, ch1, turn. (45 hdch)
Row 6: *4 hdch in ch, 2hdch in next ch* around, slst in first hdch, ch1, turn. (54 hdch)
Row 7: *5 hdch in ch, 2hdch in next ch* around, slst in first hdch, ch1, turn. (63 hdch)
Row 8: *6 hdch in ch, 2hdch in next ch* around, slst in first hdch, ch1, turn. (72 hdch)

Next rows will be 72 hdch and will incorporate snowflake pattern. I used the grid from this knitting pattern. In row 9, I did 10 hdch before starting in with the white. I tied in the white for the first hdch and I kept the white yarn attached to the work on the wrong side, and as I skipped chs for the red hdchs, I would crochet over the unworked white. I suppose you could cut off the white and red, but I hate weaving in the ends. Once the snowflake is finished, I did 2 rows of red.

Switch to H8 hook and white yarn.
Next row: 1 Row of white hdch. Add in 2 hdch evenly spaced for total of 74 hdch.
Remaining rows: *2 fpdc, 1 bpdc* around. Do as many rows until you reach desired length.