Hello again lovlies. Today I have another little hat for you to make and donate. This one is called the Alpine hat, simply because the yarn I used is called Alpine Spritz by Moda Vera (Company that supply spotlight Aus/NZ with yarns) Its a 60.40 cotton/acrylic mix, Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi), in a lovely mottled pink and white colour. I also have the same in green and white which Ill test out later. (there is also purple, light pink and blue available. There may be more colours however my spotlight did not have more then what Ive listed)
This is a lovely yarn to use and it works up easily and softly so I really do recommend trying some! Now this pattern has a few turns in it so the earflaps are made on the hat rather then joining your yarn so take note of the instructions :
Alpine Hat - Sized to fit 20 weeks gestation.
Ok so onto the pattern!
You will need a 3.00mm hook, some sports weight yarn and 2 small buttons. Mine are about 8mm buttons.
1. Ch3, dc 10 times into the 1st chain, join.
2. Ch3, dc in the same stitch, 2dc in each st around, join.
3. Ch3, dc in the same stitch, *dc in the next, 2dc in the next st* Repeat from * to * around, join.
4. Ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.
5 - 6 Repeat round 4.
7. EARFLAP ROW: ch1, sc in the next 4 stitches, ch1, dc in the next 3 stitches, ch3, TURN, dc3 times, ch1, TURN, sc all 3 stitches together. (Just like a sc decrease, just add in the 3rd stitch), ch1, slip stitch down the side of the earflap until you reach the next unworked stitch from round 6, sc in the next 14 stitches, ch1, dc in the next 3 stitches, ch3, TURN, dc 3 times, ch1, TURN, sc all 3 stitches together, ch1, sl st down the side of the earflap until you reach the next unworked stitch and continue to sc until you complete the round, join.
Finish off/weave in ends.
Front flap panel. (front is the side without the joins)
Join your yarn 3 stitches to the left of the earflap (right side earflap) ch3 and work 9 dc's in the front loops only.
ch2, turn, hdc across (9)
ch1, turn, sc2together twice, sc, sc2together twice more, end off leaving a tail for sewing.
Fold the front flap up and secure in place with the tail of the yarn. Sew 1 button onto each corner of the front flap. Cut 6 20cm pieces of yarn, and using 3 strands for each side make your ties.
Hat is now done :) Good job peeps <3