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Thursday, 1 September 2016
A FUN REVERSIBLE OLYMPIC BEANIE
A FUN REVERSIBLE OLYMPIC BEANIE
This is a
lovely and oh, so simple beanie is a special request from my niece. I just made
her a beanie that she’d chosen, but I *think* that that one (due to its
stitches) is a bit lacy (read ‘holey’).
I decided to whip up another one for her. Keeping in theme with the Olympic Games 2016,
I thought that that should be the ‘theme’.
In case you are unhappy with this start, or do
not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start. However, all instructions will be given
assuming that you are using this chainless dc start.
This original pattern is written using U.K terminology.
So please check the little abbreviations sheet given at the top of the
blog link http://megan.cc/CrochetBriocheHat/
Instead of a row of chain, I started with a fsc
I loved the video for the special turn..
something new learned. Thanks Megan.
I found the explanation for the top of the
beanie a little odd at the start.. but then realized that all that the designer
had not explained, is that we’re basically working from the
top of the beanie to the brim in back loops only – so we get that braided
effect that also makes it reversible.
And as we’re doing this, we’re also ensuring
that the crown bit is a neat tiny (or tinier) part than the opened up brim –
which is why we use slip stitches closer to the brim AND we also work every
alternate set of rows a few stitches away from the brim (Rows 4 & 5). This not only reduces the thickness of the brim,
but also gives it a really neat pattern (which you will see once you’ve done a
few rows of this).
Your work therefore will curve slightly, but
that’s perfectly ok.
I thought I’d add a few photographs here, of the
first few rows – as I know that I thought I was going all wrong when I saw my
work curving and wondering why my “counts” seemed off. Hope this helps.
Olympic rings :
For the tiny little Olympic rings, I started
with a magic circle and worked 6 sc in that circle. Join with a sl-st to the 1st
sc. Pull lightly leaving a small hole in
the center. Leave a longish tail to
attach this onto your beanie and fasten off.
Make the five rings in the colours of the
Olypiad and check the combination used when attaching the rings together.
If you are going to wear this on the folded
brim, then ensure that you fold the brim back first before you neatly attach
your Olympic rings to it.
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