I've been promising for months that we'd find time to sit down, I-hooks in hand, and make hats. I even went so far as to make it a point to repeatedly swing by his dressing room, stalker-style, during Aida in order to stumble upon him with some time on his hands. It hasn't happened. So, in the spirit of social media, and as a token of my supreme trust in Bernard's crocheting ability, I present the Boy Beanie Pattern. This pattern is from Debbie Stoller's awesome book, The Happy Hooker. It's easy, it's fun, and I can whip one out in about an hour. When I dressed the supplementary men's chorus at the Lyric for Lohengrin, before the fellows went onstage to sing a one-hour act of Wagner, I would ask, for example, Geoff what color hat he wanted. Geoff wanted green. So he went to work and so did I. When he returned after Act I, I had a beautiful, freshly-made green hat on his desk. Magic!
The pattern is for two colors; a main color and an accent color for Rows 10, 12, and 14. I usually do just one color straight through. In fact, I've gotten to the point where I just do 13 rows of Double Crochet instead of the accent rows. I'm smooth like that! You can get creative and switch out several colors if you want -- I just don't like to tuck all those ends. As I always say, if I'd wanted to sew, I would've taken up sewing.
So that's the news for now. Remember: if you want to Stitch 'n' Bitch tonight, go to Evil Squirrel Comic Book Shop -- I'm going to a concert! As always, my darlings, Peace, Love and Yarn!!
Boy Beanie Materials Red Heart Super Saver 971 Camouflage (MC) Red Heart Super Saver 0254 Pumpkin (CC) Finished measurements - length = 8'\ circumference = approx 20" unstretched. one size fits most ages teen to adult, repeat round 9 for a longer hat^ skip round 9 for a shorter skull cap. Gauge - using 5.5mm (US size I) hook^ after round 4 your swatch should measure 5" in diameter. Adjust hook size to obtain correct gauge. Stitches - si St - slip stitch sc - single crochet dc - double crochet sc tbl - single crochet through the back loop only dc tbl - double crochet through the back loop only Pattern notes - this hat design is made crocheting in rounds^ each round will begin with a number of chains which will count as the first stitch^ and is ended by joining the last stitch with the top of the beginning chain creating concentric circles, ^^st" denotes the stitch of the previous round. Begin - with MC ch 3^ join with a slip st to first chain to form a ring. Round 1 - ch 3^ 9 dc into ring^ join with si st to top of ch 3. 10 sts. Round 2 - ch 2^ dc into same st^ 2 dc in each st around^ join with si st to top of ch 2. 20 sts. Round 3 - ch 2^ dc into same st^ dc in next st^ * (2 dc in next st^ dc in next st)^ repeat from * 8 more times^ join with si st to top of ch 2. 30 sts. Round 4 - si st into back loop of same stitch^ ch 2, do in next st^ 2 do in next st^ ^ (do in next 2 sts^ 2 do in next st)^ repeat from ^ 8 more times^ join with si St to top of ch 2. 40 sts. Round 5 - ch 2, dc into same st^ dc in next 3 sts^ * (2 dc in next st^ dc in next 3 sts)^ repeat from * 8 more times^ join with si st to top of ch 2. 50 sts. Round 6 - si st into back loop of same stitch^ ch 2, dc in next st^ 2 dc in next st^ ^ (dc in next 9 sts^ 2 dc in next st)^ repeat from ^ 3 more times, dc in last 7 sts, join with si st to top of ch 2. 55 sts. Rounds 7 , 8, 9 - si st into back loop of same stitch, ch 2, dc in each st around, join with si st to top of ch 2. hold MC to back of work Round 10 - join CC, ch 1, sc in each st around, join with si st to beg ch . Round 11 - with MC, ch 2, dc tbl in each st around, join with si st to top of ch 2, Round 12 - with CC, ch 1, sc in each st around, join with si st to beg ch . Round 13 - with MC, ch 2, dc tbl in each st around, join with si st to top of ch 2, Round 14 - with CC, ch 1, sc in each st around, join with si st to beg ch . tie off CC. Round 15 - with MC ch 1, sc tbl in each st around, join with si st to beg ch . Round 16 - ch 1, sc in each st around, join with si st to top of ch . tie off MC and weave in yarn ends with a tapestry needle.