Shells & Chains Slouchy Beret by Anastacia Zittel
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Shells & Chains Slouchy Beret

August 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
1 stitches = 2 inches
in shell pattern, see notes
3.75 mm (F)
220 - 230 yards (201 - 210 m)
16" & 19"
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This is a slouchy, beret style hat, written for both fingering weight & worsted weight yarn (gauge is the same for both weights of yarn), & available in both a child’s & women’s size.

Only one skein of Knit Picks Palette yarn will make either the child or adult sized hat, & two skeins of Wool of the Andes will be enough to make either version.

Pattern calls for a size F (3.5 mm) crochet hook. I crochet loosely; most crocheters will need to go up a hook size to get gauge

Gauge: 1 shell = 2” in either weight of yarn. Fingering weight version will come out very lacy; worsted weight version will come out more “solid”.

Measurements: child (16-17”) & adult ladies (19”) measured at brim. Hat is very slouchy & is rated an advanced beginner pattern.

Hat is made from the top down, joining after each round & not turning. Hat will look flat, like a doily, until almost the end.

Thanks to CollieGrl64, honeystalks, crochetgammy, birdymom, & daughterofartemis for their test crocheting skills!

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Matching accessories are available.