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Free crochet pattern: The Phoenix slouchy hat

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There are many things in life that can inspire crochet, and for some time I have been impressed by the carbonated drinks from Arizona. The cans are very colorful and for some reason they remind me of graffiti on a New York subway.

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I finally pulled out my yarn stash and proceeded to come up with a simple design that is versatile and can be done in as many colors as you want. It is also perfect for spring time.

The hat should take about 2 hours give or take, and works perfectly with an array of worsted weight yarn. Quick note on the hats pictured. I made several modifications, my test if you will, however the pattern is written for the last hat I made the orange and green one. Now if you want to use the other pictures to use the same color schemes I did as a guide, then go for it. I just didn't want to have to write out a pattern for each hat since the pattern is the same except for the overall color b change.

Pattern is written in US crochet terms. This pattern gives you PERMISSION TO SELL your finished items. It is appreciated if you credit the design to Acquanetta Ferguson and to list the pattern link.

Materials:

Color A choices

Red Heart Super Saver - Carrot

Vanna’s Choice - Ducky

Red Heart Soft – Wine and Grape

Color B choices

Red Heart soft – Spearmint and Guacomole

I hook

Tapestry Needle

Stiches used:

Half Double Crochet – hdc

3 Treble Cluster – tr cl

Slip Stich – sl st

Special Stitch 3 Treble Cluster:

Wrap yarn around hook 2 times before beginning the stitch, insert hook in stitch, pull a loop through, wrap yarn over hook and draw through two loops, yarn over hook and draw through two more loops , make sure to leave remaining loop of the treble on the hook, which leaves a total of two loops on the hook.

Working in the same stitch, make a second treble and repeat. There are 3 loops on the hook.

Working in the same stitch, make a third treble and repeat the step. There are 4 loops on the hook.

Wrap yarn over the hook and pull a loop through the 4 remaining loops on the hook all at once. Chain 2 to complete.

For the beginning cluster stitch in each round, instead of the first treble, you will ch 3 first, then follow the directions per above for the rest of the trebles.

Camel Stitch – Do a normal HDC and instead of inserting the hook through the normal loops, you want to turn the stitch towards you, where you will see one more loop. That is where you will insert your hook

Phoenix Slouchy Hat

With I hook and color A, ch 4 and sl st to form a circle.

Round 1 Beginning Cluster stitch (see special stitch instructions), then five 3-tr cl stitches around(see special stitch instructions). Sl st into first 3-tr cl made. (6 3-tr cl stitch, 6 ch 2)

Round 2 Sl st in ch 2, sl st in next 3-tr cl, beginning cluster st in same stitch made as the sl st, then a 3-tr cl stitch in the same stitch (2 3-tr cl made), then 2 3-tr cl in each cluster around. Sl st into first 3-tr cl made. (12 3-tr cl stitch, 12 ch 2)

Round 3 Sl st in ch 2, sl st in next 3-tr cl, beginning cluster st in same stitch made as the sl st, then a 3-tr cl stitch in the same stitch (2 3-tr cl made, then 2 3-tr cl in each cluster around. Sl st into first 3-tr cl made. (24 3-tr cl stitch, 24 ch 2)

Round 4 Sl st in ch 2, sl st in next 3 tr-cl, beginning cluster st in same stitch made as the sl st, then 3-tr cluster stitch in each cluster around. Sl st into first 3-tr cl made. (24 3-tr cl stitch, 24 ch 2)

Round 5 – 7 Repeat round 4.

Round 8 - 9 Switch to color B, then repeat round 4.

Round 10 Ch 1 (Don’t count as a stitch) then hdc in same cluster stitch, *hdc in ch 2, hdc in cluster stitch* repeat from * around. (49 hdc)

For rounds 11-13, you can either do front post hdc/back post hdc or just continue with hdc in the back loop to create a camel stitch.

Fphdc and bphdc for round 11-13 you will sl st in first hdc made, ch 1 then fphdc in same stitch, then bphdc in the next, do this all the way around. Just repeat the steps.

Text and images Copyright © 2014 by YarnOver Design and Acquanetta Ferguson, all rights reserved. Do not copy, redistribute, sell, or represent this pattern or these photos as your own. This includes mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopying. Finished products created with this pattern may be used for sale.

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