Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Mathieu Beanie






Morning all, and welcome to day 8 and the start of week 2.

Today's beanie is a fun and funky number. It uses a 3rd loop stitch that creates a knit look in sections of the hat. This beanie is sized to fit 40 weeks gestation (full term) I think sometimes we tend to forget that occasionally even bubs that make it to full term end up in the NICU, so I thought it would be a good idea to add in some larger ones as well.

Of course, you could easily make this one smaller, just drop to DK/Light worsted yarn, or even 4ply/fingering with a 3mm hook. Its fantastic for using up smaller pieces of variegated yarn, they really pop against a light solid colour.

When doing stripe work, I tend to drop and pick up my colours, rather than ending and rejoining. Less tails to weave in, and I know how much most crocheters hate weaving tails!

The Mathieu Beanie

Sized To Fit:
40 Weeks Gestation

Finished Measurements:
13cm total height
17cm across at the widest point

You Will Need
4mm hook
Worsted/10ply/weight 4 yarn
I used Red heart Super Saver (white) and Moda Vera Harmony

Key - A = White
          B = Rainbow

Special Stitches: 3rd loop only. You can find a picture tutorial HERE and while the tutorial talks about the stitch in single crochet, it is the same for hdc's as well.

Back loop only. crochet into the back loop, rather then the entire stitch.

With A
1. dc 12 times into a magic ring and join. (12)

2. ch2, dc in the same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around, join. (24)

With B
3. ch1, sc back loop only in the same stitch, *sc into the back loop of the next stitch, 2sc into the back loop of the next stitch* repeat around, join. (36)

With A

4. ch2, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches, join. (48)

5. ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.

With B
6-7. ch2, hdc in the 3rd loop of each stitch around, join.

With A
8. ch3, dc in the 3rd loop of each stitch around, join.

9. ch2, dc in each stitch around, join.

With B
10-11. ch2, hdc in the 3rd loop of each stitch around, join.

With A
12. ch3, dc in the 3rd loop of each stitch around, join.

13. ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.

End off, weave in tails.



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