My lovely sister, Shelon - who has the blog Gems from God, has requested a pattern for how I made this spike stitch beanie so I'm going to post that for today. I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to share pics of your hat over on my Facebook page, Crochet2002!
Spike Stitch Beanie
- 2 colors of Red Heart Soft
- size I/5.5MM crochet hook
- yarn needle for weaving in the ends
|Close up of the Spike Stitch|
- Chain (ch)
- Slip Stitch (sl st)
- Single Crochet (SC)
- Double Crochet (DC)
- Spike Stitch (SpSt)
- Magic Circle
I use American terminology; here's a converter!
|single crochet (sc)||double crochet (dc)|
|double crochet (dc)||treble (tr)|
|half double crochet (hdc)||half treble (htr)|
|triple crochet (trc)||double treble (dtr)|
|slip stitch (sl st)||slip stitch (sl st)|
(Image from Yarn Forward)
- As always the color choice is your own but for a more dramatic impact use 1 light color and 1 darker color.
- Ch 3 at the beginning of each row counts as a DC.
- Always join your work at the end of every row with a slip stitch.
Row 1: Using the Magic Circle method, ch3 (counts as 1stDC here and throughout), 7DC in the circle. Pull tight to close. Join to first DC. **If you prefer you can ch 4, join to form a circle. Ch 3, 7DC in circle** (8dc)
Row 2: Ch3, DC in same. 2DC in each remaining stitch. (16DC)
Row 3: Ch 3, DC in same. *1DC in next stitch, 2DC in next. Repeat from * around.
Row 4: Ch 3, DC in same. *1DC in next 2 stitches, 2DC in next. Repeat from * around.
Row 5: Ch 3, DC in same. *1DC in next 3 stitches, 2DC in next. Repeat from * around.
Row 6: Ch 3, DC in same. *1DC in next 4 stitches, 2DC in next. Repeat from * around.
This is where I stopped increasing but if you need a larger size increase until it's going to fit!
Row 7: Ch 3, DC in same. 1DC in each stitch around.
Rows 8 - 10: Repeat Row 7.
Row 11: Switch to lighter color yarn and Repeat Row 7.
Row 12: Repeat Row 7.
Row 13: Switch to darker color yarn. This is the Spike Stitch row!
Ch 3, *1DC in next 2 stitches. SpSt next stitch into the FIRST row (Row 11) of the lighter color yarn. See image below. (one note - the tutorial linked above for the spike stitch shows a SC spike stitch and we're doing a DC spike stitch) Repeat from * around.
|This is what the Spike Stitch looks like as|
you are working the row. Note the darker color goes
into the FIRST row of the lighter color yarn.
Rows 14 - 15: Ch 3, DC in same, 1DC in each stitch around.
Row 16: Ch 1, SC in same and in each stitch around.
Cut yarn, tie off and weave in all your loose ends. And that's it! One Spike Stitch beanie!
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