Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Kaseh Syazlyn earflap hat

Hi all, it has been sometime since my last post. the fact is i am really buzy like a buzy bee lately. some people said , wah are you sure you are really busy coz always saw you upload your crochet project in FB... hehehe... let me tell you the definition of passion guys... passion means no matter how busy you are you will steal sometime to do what you like most ( or among the things you like most). last few weeks has been a nightmare in my life... many thing never turn the way it should be and i walking uphill almost alone . the year end stocktake result turn upside down with so many process incompliance and who will have the worst nightmare rather than a material manager?  huhuhu... my spirit is very low at the moment and i need to do something to lift it up.  The truth is just now i woke up at 2:30 am to finish the 'Defend' report that i should share in this 10 am morning meeting.but i got stuck halfway and i cannot call anybody at this wee hours... sooooo... i crochet while waiting for my dryer to finish drying my cloths.. ( thanks dear hubby for buying me the dryer so i dont have to rush and hang my cloth every morning...:-) ).

the cap above is the one that i crochet last 2 weeks for a dear frens daughter, named Kaseh syazlyn. using j hook and 100 cotton yarn from peach and creme that my hubby bought from his last year trip to US. Well, as you all know cotton is not that soft like wool, but the texture is so comfortable to wear and i will always crochet baby's hat using cotton because of our hot weather...

the pattern is rather simple, using the basic hat pattern
  • Chain 3. Join with slip stitch to form ring.
  • Round 1: 6 sc in ring. Slip stitch into first sc to join round; chain 1, turn 
  • Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 stitches). Slip stitch into first sc to join round; chain 1, turn
  • Round 3: *sc in first stitch then 2 sc in next stitch* repeat all the way around (18 stitches). Slip stitch into first sc to join round; chain 1, turn
  • Round 4: *sc in each of the first two stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* repeat all the way around (24 stitches). Slip stitch into first sc to join round; chain 1, turn.
  • Round 5: *sc in each of the first three stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* repeat all the way around (30 stitches). Slip stitch into first sc to join round; chain 1, turn
  • Round 6: *sc in each of the first four stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* repeat all the way around (36 stitches). Slip stitch into first sc to join round; chain 1, turn
  • Round 7: *sc in each of the first five stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* repeat all the way around (42 stitches). Slip stitch into first sc to join round; chain 1, turn
  • Continue increasing in this manner until you reach the appropriate circumference. (For example, if you use sportweight yarn and you are making an adult hat, it make take you as many as fourteen of these rounds to achieve the right circumference.) Use a measuring tape (the flexible kind used for sewing) to measure around the edge of the circle. Once you have the right circumference, continue as follows:
  • Round X: sc in each stitch all around. Slip stitch into first sc to join round; chain 1, turn
  • Repeat Round X as needed to achieve the right length; for preemies, work rounds until about 5 inches from the beginning; for babies, 6 inches; for toddlers, 7 inches, for children, 9 inches; for women and men, 10 inches. 
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

 the earflap.
  • first, sc 12 sticth and turn
  • ch 1 , skip the first sc space, end up you will have 11 sc
  • repeat the decreasing of the rows until you have 4 sc space, fasten off
  • divide the number of the remaining stitch around the basic hat evenly and repeat the step for another ear flap.
the ouline .
  • use different color for the out line
  • sc in each sc space around the hat and earfalp.fasten off
the string,
  • cut the yarn to your desired length (6 strand of yarn) and braid  to create the sting.
  • attach the string to the hat
add any decoration to the hat.... the end

happy crocheting peeps... till next time...

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