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12 days of DIY crochet gifts to make: Day 11- another slouch hat

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Day 11 of the 12 days of DIY gifts to make presents another slouchy hat to make. But this one uses a new stitch I learned recently and I wanted to incorporate it into a hat I was thinking about.

The stitch is called the wrapped single crochet (wsc) and it produces a knit-like stitch called a purl stitch. It is a raised stitch that offers up great texture. The sample I made only uses one color, but I can imagine that in two or more colors, the raised stitches would definitely pop out more.

This is worked from the bottom up.

The hat project time is about 4 hours to make.

Please do not post this pattern on your website or take it as your own. I ask that you instead link to my page, which will help with internet karma. Please note you can use this pattern for personal use and sell what you make. I only ask that you credit me as the pattern creator and link to this article. Thank you.

Materials:

1 skein of Red Heart Soft or soft worsted weight of your choice.

Size I hook

Scissors

Tapestry needle

Stitches used:

Double Crochet – dc

Single Crochet – sc

Back Loop Only – blo

Decrease - dcr

Special stitches:

Wrapped Single Crochet – wsc (watch video here on how to work it)

With I hook, chain 16.

Band

Row 1 Sc in 2nd chain from hook, then sc to the end. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2 For the first stitch, sc through both loops, then sc blo in the remaining stitches to the end. Ch 1 turn.

Row 3 Sc in blo before the last stitch, then sc through both loops. Ch 1 turn.

Row 4-61 Alternate between rows 2-3. You should end with a row 3.

Without cutting the yarn, sc or sl st the band together. Turn the band inside out (the sc or sl st part should now be inside the band.)

1st set: Now sc evenly across the band, until you have 70 sc. Now turn your work, then ch1. (please keep in mind for this section, we are not counting rounds yet.)

2nd set: With the work turned, you will sc blo in the stitches you just made, until you get to the ch 1. Sl st. Turn your work. This is the last time you turn.

Round 1 Ch 2 (counts as a dc, here and throughout), then dc blo in the first set of sc made around. Sl st in ch 2.

Round 2 Ch 1(counts as sc, here and throughout), then work the special stitch (wsc) in each stitch around. Sl st in ch 1.

Round 3 Ch 1 repeat round 2.

Round 4 Ch 2, then dc in blo in each stitch around. Sl st in ch 2.

Round 5 – 6 Repeat rounds 2-3

Round 7 Repeat round 4.

Round 8-9 Repeat rounds 2-3

Round 10 Ch 2, then dc blo in next 2 stitches, dc dcr blo in next stitch, *dc in next 3 stitches, dc dcr in next stitch * repeat from * then dc in last stitch. Sl st in ch 2

Round 11-12 repeat rounds 2-3

Round 13 Ch 2, dc dcr blo in each stitch around. Sl st in ch 2.

Round 14 Ch 1, then sc dcr in each stitch around. Cut a long tail, then weave in, then close the top.

Add a pom-pom.

Be sure to look out for day 12.

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