Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Half-Mesh Cap






I couldn't find a free pattern for a cute lacy cap that I liked, so I threw one together on my own. (And yes, the only model I could find was a half of a spanget helm. Was there something...?)

Edit: Danae kindly modeled her new cap for me. Isn't she lovely!? And so kind. Thank you, Danae!

Materials
Size H hook, or as needed to obtain gauge-
Row= 7 sc in 2".
Height= 8 sc in 2".

Yarn: Worsted weight. I used Bernat Satin, in color Sea Shell. (I am neither anti- nor pro- acrylic. I assume any yarn of approximately the same weight will work, should you prefer cotton, wool, soy, corn, or oyster shells.)

Stiches used:
sl st (slip stitch),
ch (chain),
sc (single crochet),
dc (double crochet),
tc (triple crochet).

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 8 sc in first ch. (I use the first loop of the top, but you can also go through one top and bottom loop or even the back loop.) Join with sl st in first sc. (8 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in joined sc, 2 sc in ea st around. Join with sl st in first sc. (16 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in joined sc, 1 sc in next st,
*2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. (24 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in joined sc, 1 sc in next 2 sts,
*2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. (32 sc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, 2 sc in joined sc, 1 sc in next 3 sts,
*2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. (40 sc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in join and in each st around. Join with sl st in first sc. (40 sc)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, 2 sc in joined sc, 1 sc in next 4 sts,
*2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. (48 sc)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, 2 sc in joined sc, 1 sc in next 5 sts,
*2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. (56 sc)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in joined sc and in ea st around. Join with sl st in first sc. (56 sc)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, 2 sc in joined sc, 1 sc in next 6 sts,
*2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 6 sts. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. (64 sc)

Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in joined sc, 1 sc in next 7 sts,
*2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 7 sts. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. (72 sc)

End solid part, begin lacy mesh:

Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in join, *ch 5, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc, rep from * around, join to beg sc by working 1 chain, then triple crochet into beg sc (this places you in the center of the last loop you worked). (25 ch-5 loops)

Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in same loop, *ch 5, sc at top of next loop, rep from * around, join to beg sc by working 1 chain, then triple crochet into beg sc.

Rnd 14-15: Repeat Rnd 13.

Rnd 16: Ch 3, 1 dc in same loop, work 2 dc in next loop and in each loop around to beg join with sl st to top of beg dc. (50 dc)

Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc in joined sc and in each dc around. (50 sc)

Rnd 18: Ch 1, sc in joined sc and in each dc around, join, fasten off, weave in ends.