Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tennessee Fan Hat


My hubby's family is from Tennessee, so there are lots of Vols fans for me to crochet for. I thought I would be adventurous and try something new.

Because I wanted to create a checkered pattern, I held the white and orange together and just dropped the one color every other stitch. 

Note to self: creating checks isn't as difficult as it is time consuming.

I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in white and orange and and I hook (some men have big noggins). This yarn can be itchy, but softens up a lot when washed. 

1. Using main color (orange)- Ch3, 11 dc in first ch, sl st in top of ch 3. 12 dc

Now, pick up 2nd color and alternate each dc to create checks - or alternate row to create stripes. Be creative!

2. Ch3, 2 dc in each st, sl st in top of ch 3. 24 dc
3. Ch3, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st* around, dc in joining st below, sl st in top of ch 3. 36 dc
4. Ch3, *dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st* around, dc in joining st below, sl st in top of ch 3. 48 dc
5. Ch3, *dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next st* around, dc in joining st below, sl st in top of ch 3. 60 dc
6. Ch1, sc in same st and in each st around, sl st in first sc.
7-11. Ch3, dc in each st around, sl st in top of ch 3

12. Change to only main color (orange)- Ch2, FPdc in each st around, sl st to top of ch 2
13-15. Repeat row 12

I really loved how it turned out and my hubby was very disappointed that I was gifting it to someone other than him. He'll get over it.


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