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Sunday, January 7, 2018

V Stitch Beanie





This pattern is for an approximately 22 inch Medium hat that is 8 inches long.

Vocabulary
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
ch - chain
ss - slip stitch
fpdc - front double crochet

To create a V stitch. You crochet 2dc into the same spot in between the two dc from the previous row.
In my example, Color A is Berry, Color B is pink, Color C is white.

You need 2 or 3 colors. This pattern shows using 3 colors.

This hat is worked from the top down to the trim.

TOP-
Row 1 - Color A Make a magic circle, then 2 ch, then crochet 14 dc into the circle, change to color B before you Ss through the top of the 2 ch to close your row. (14)

Row 2 - ch 2 in Color B, then 2 dc in between each dc of row 1. Change to Color C and finish your row with a SS into the top of the ch from beginning this row. (28 stitches, 14Vs)

Row 3 - ch 2 in Color A, *2 dc in between your dh and the first V from the previous row, then 2 dc into the next 2 Vs*, repeat all the way around. Change to Color A and ss into top of ch from beginning this row. (42 stitches, 21Vs)

Row 4 - ch 2 in Color C, *2dc in between your ch and the first V from the previous row, then 2 dc into the next 3 Vs*, repeat all the way around. Change to Color B and ss into top of ch from beginning of this row. (56 stitches, 28Vs)

Row 5 - Note: You are only adding 4 Vs to this row so you have a total of 64 stitches. Ch 2 in color A, *2dc in between your ch and the first V from the previous row, then 2 dc into the next 7 Vs*, repeat all the way around. Change to Color C and ss into top of ch from beginning of this row. (64 stitches, 32Vs) - NOTE: If you want your had wider, add in increments of 2 dc (1 V stitch is 2 dc).



SIDES -
Row 6 - Ch 2 in Color B, 2dc into each V all the way around. Change to Color A and ss into top of Ch. (64 stitches, 32Vs)

Row 7 - Ch 2 in Color A, 2dc into each V all the way around. Change to Color B and Ss into top of Ch. (64 stitches, 32Vs)

Row 8 - ch 2 in Color C , 2dc into each V all the way around. Change to Color C and Ss into top of ch. (64 stitches, 32Vs)

Row 9 - ch 2 in Color A, 2dc into each V all the way around. Change to Color A and Ss into top of ch. (64 stitches, 32Vs)

Row 10 - ch 2 in Color B, 2dc into each V all the way around. Change to Color B and Ss into top of ch. (64 stitches, 32Vs)

Row 11 - ch 2 in Color A, 2dc into each V all the way around. Change to Color C and Ss into top of ch. (64 stitches, 32Vs)

Row 12 - ch 2 in Color C , 2dc into each V all the way around. Change to Color A and Ss into top of ch. (64 stitches, 32Vs)

Row 13 - ch 2 in Color A, 2 dc into each V all the way around. Change to Color B and ss into top of ch. (64 stitches, 32Vs)

Row 14 - ch 2 in Color B , 2dc into each V all the way around. Change to Color C and Ss into top of ch. (64 stitches, 32Vs)

Row 15 -  ch 2 in Color A, 2dc into each V all the way around. Change to Color A and Ss into top of ch. (64 stitches, 32Vs)



STITCH CHANGE
Row 16 - ch 1 in Color C (white), hdc into top of each stitch (not in between as you did for the Vs - just stitch these normally), then Change to Color A and ss into top of ch.

STITCH CHANGE
Row 17 - ch 2 in Color A, then 1 dc in each stitch. ss in top of ch.

STITCH CHANGE
ROW 18, 19, & 20 (you can always do more of this row) - In Color A, ch 2, *fpdc into first hdc from previous row, then dc into top of next stitch, repeat all the way around.

Finish off and tuck in your ends using a yarn needle.

Have fun!
-Alison Hertz






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