Flattened Shell Hat

Flattened Shell Hat

"A simple shell pattern combines with a self-patterning yarn to make an easy striped hat. Skills Used Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch Crocheting in the round Skipping stitches, crocheting in chain spaces, crocheting in the back loop only Increasing and decreasing with sc2tog (with written instructions in pattern) Skill Level Easy Finished Sizes Newborn (Infant, Adult Small, Adult Large). Photographed sample is size Adult Small. Newborn: 13.25” (33.5 cm) hat circumference x 5.25” (13.5 cm) height. Infant: 16.5” (42 cm) hat circumference x 7” (18 cm) height. Adult Small: 19.5” (49.5 cm) hat circumference x 8.5” (21.5 cm) height. Adult Large: 22.75” (58 cm) hat circumference x 9.25” (23.5 cm) height. Materials Cascade 220 Superwash Wave yarn (100% superwash wool, 3.5 oz/100 g/220 yd/201 m) – 1 (1, 2, 2) skein(s) in 107 Boston, or approximately 115 yd (185 yd, 265 yd, 335 yd)/105 m (169 m, 242 m, 306 m) in any light medium weight yarn. US Size H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge. Yarn needle. Gauge Through Rnd 4 = 4.25” (11 cm) diameter in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge."

Difficulty LevelEasy

Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

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I always enjoy the back story of how a designer develops a project. Marie received some sample yarn, and since there was only one skein, this is what she came up with. Like most of her other hats, this is available in various sizes with notes on each. This is a really pretty self striping yarn and I will certainly be looking for it. I just found out our local JoAnns is doubling in size, and Hobby Lobby will be opening by this summer. More yarn!

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