Friday, February 3, 2017

Oatmeal hat

OATMEAL SLOUCHY BEANIE



I am suddenly obsessed with the camel stitch (a hdc that is performed in the 3rd loop).  This beanie is made with all hdc camel stitches.  You begin working the band on one side of the round, then you'll turn as you would at the end of a row worked flat, turn the beanie inside out, and work on the other side for the whole rest of the hat.  This will give you a ridge-y ribbing look to the band and a bumpy oatmeal texture to the body of the hat.  Super super simple once you understand the camel stitch of working in that 3rd loop.  

Materials:

Size "I" (5.5mm) hook
Yarn - worsted weight approx. 140-150 yds

References:



  • Hdc decrease (please note that she demonstrates this as a regular hdc, not camel stitch version, you will need to do this decrease as a camel stitch in the 3rd loops.)  Also keep watching her video to the middle point as she says a preferred way that she does this - I use the same method and it is less bulky in appearance.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ngoj60GnNM

DIRECTIONS:


Ch64, join in the round with a slip st in the first chain.
1. Ch1 then hdc in same ch, hdc in each ch across, join by slst into top of first hdc.[64 hdc]

2. Ch1, then hdc in the back (third) loop to perform "camel stitch" (see video above under references if you don't know how to do this.) Proceed to hdc camel stitch in each hdc around.  Join with slst in top of first hdc.
3. Repeat round 2 until you have worked 1.75-2" (whatever width you like the look of).

4.  Ch1 then turn the work so that you are working on the other (inside) of the round - I actually just turn the hat inside out at this point.  Hdc (regular hdc, not camel stitch - for this row only) in same stitch as join then in the back loop of each st around, slip st into the top of the first hdc.

5. Work hdc camel stitches in each st on every round until pc measure 9" from beginning chain.
6. Ch1, then *work 6 hdc camel st, now work a hdc camel stitch decrease over the next 2 sts. (also worked in that back third loop as camel stitch), rep from * to end of round.  Join with slst in top of first hdc.
7. Ch1, then *work 5 hdc camel st, now work a hdc  camel stitch decrease over the next 2 sts. (also worked in that back third loop as camel stitch), rep from * to end of round.  Join with slst in top of first hdc.
8. Ch1, then *work 4 hdc camel st, now work a hdc  camel stitch decrease over the next 2 sts. (also worked in that back third loop as camel stitch), rep from * to end of round.  Join with slst in top of first hdc.
9. Ch1, then *work 3 hdc camel st, now work a hdc  camel stitch decrease over the next 2 sts. (also worked in that back third loop as camel stitch), rep from * to end of round.  Join with slst in top of first hdc.
10. Ch1, then *work 2 hdc camel st, now work a hdc  camel stitch decrease over the next 2 sts. (also worked in that back third loop as camel stitch), rep from * to end of round.  Join with slst in top of first hdc.

Please note, It will get a bit tight working in this small amount of stitches but can be done.

11. Ch1, then *work 1 hdc camel st, now work a hdc camel decrease over the next 2 sts. (also worked in that back third loop as camel stitch), rep from * to end of round.  Join with slst in top of first hdc.
12. Ch1, then *work a hdc camel stitch decrease over the next 2 sts. (also worked in that back third loop as camel stitch), rep from * to end of round.  Join with slst in top of first hdc.
13. Cut yarn leaving 8" tail and thread thru the last stitch to close it, then with a darning needle and yarn tail, weave the yarn tail thru each of the tops of the hdc's, cinch tight and tie off.   Cut yarn a bit shorter and weave in yarn tail.