When on vacay … crochet!

Is there anything better than spending a beautiful, not-a-cloud-in-the-sky, sunny vacation day outdoors working on a zen-inspiring craft project? Nope. That’s about as good as it gets.

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While I was away on vacation, I felt like playing with the lovely purple shades of yarn that I’d packed in my suitcase (Does a crocheter go anywhere without yarn? Does a pelican eat fish?), so I just started crocheting in the round until my efforts morphed into a really cute winter cap to wear back at home.

It was quick and easy and a perfect project for beginners.

In case you want to try it, the instructions are below. It’s easy enough to finish in an hour. Try experimenting with different colours!

Easy Adult Hat, Lavender and Lilac Stripes

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn in two contrasting colours. I used dark lavender (A) and lighter lilac (B); 8 mm crochet hook

Round 1: With (A), chain 2; work 9 double crochet (dc) into 2nd chain from hook. Slip stitch to close round. (9 dc)

Round 2: Chain 3 (counts as dc from here on), dc into same space. 2 dc into each stitch around. Slip stitch to close.

Round 3: Chain 3, dc into same space. 2 dc into each stitch around. Slip stitch to close.

Round 4: Chain 3, dc into same space. *1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch; continue from * around. Slip stitch to close.

Round 5: Dc in each stitch around. Fasten off and switch to (B).

Round 6: With (B), hdc in each stitch around. Slip stitch to close.

Round 7: Dc in each stitch around. Slip stitch to close.

Round 8: Hdc in each stitch around. Fasten off and switch back to (A).

Round 9: With (A), dc in each stitch around. Slip stitch to close.

Round 10: Dc in each stitch around. Slip stitch to close.

Round 11: Dc in each stitch around. Fasten off and switch to (B).

Round 12: Hdc in each stitch around. Slip stitch to close.

Round 13: Dc in each stitch around. Slip stitch to close.

Round 14: Hdc in each stitch around. Fasten off and switch to (A).

Round 15: Single crochet in each stitch around. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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2 Comments

  1. Danielle! said,

    March 13, 2015 at 3:14 am

    AWESOME! Thanks for the pattern!! Great website! I am an avid (though beginner level) crocheter myself- and will def be following your blog!!

    Like

  2. March 12, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    I love it! So weird – I just finished knitting a hat in those exact two shades of purple. You know what they say about great minds… 🙂

    Like


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