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Sara's Hat

CRAFT Magazine (Website)
Crochet
September 2011
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
12 stitches = 4 inches in sc-blo
5.5 mm (I)
142 yards (130 m)
One Size
This pattern is available for free.

Craft Magazine has just published my latest pattern, Sara’s Hat, on their blog. It’s a perfect fall hat–a soft beanie worked in squishy wool (Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Hand-Dyes). Back loop single crochet is finished with Crab Stitch (reverse single crochet) for a nice, braided edge.

When I start a color work hat, I don’t always have a motif in mind - sometimes I just start changing colors and build small geometric shapes. In this case, the hearts chose themselves, and I love the way the blue pops on the dark pink background. If you want, you can substitute any small motif.

If you download the PDF for this pattern you won’t have links to the supporting video tutorials, so here they are:

Crocheting stranded color work in the round:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/plainsight/3271143162/

A video from CrochetGeek on working Crab Stitch (Reverse Single Crochet)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_DPQw2Dykg