Saturday, November 7, 2009

Bobble cap

bobble-cap

This was a simple and quick cap that I really enjoyed making. The yarn is Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in Denim. I find I really like this yarn to work with.

All but the last round is done with a 9.00mm hook. The last round was done with a 10.00mm hook.

Bobbles are clusters of 3 double crochet together (dctog)

I've never written out a detailed pattern of anything I've done before, so if I've made any errors, please let me know.

1st round - 8dc in magic ring join with ss

2nd round - sc into same spot as ss and ch 2 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout). 1 dc into same spot. 2dc into top of next 7 stitches. ss into 2nd stitch of ch 2 (16 stitches)

3rd round - sc into same spot as ss and ch 2. 1 dc into same spot. 1 dc into next stitch. * 2 dc into next stitch, then 1 dc. Repeat from * to end. ss into second stitch of ch 2 (24 stitches)

4th round - sc into same spot as ss and ch 2. 1 dc into same spot. 1 dc into next 2 stitches. *2 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc into next 3 stitches. Repeat from * to end. ss into second stitch of ch 2 (32 stitches)

5th round - sc into same spot as ss and ch 2. 1 dc into same spot. 1 dc into next 3 stitches. * 2dc, 1 dc, 1dc, 1dc into next 4 stitches. Repeat from * to end. ss into second stitch of ch 2 (40 stitches)

6th round - sc into same spot as ss and ch 2. 1 dc into each stitch to end. ss into second stitch of ch 2 (40 stitches)

7th and 8th rounds - repeat round 6

9th round - sc into same spot as ss and chain 2. YOH, insert hook into same stitch, bring up loop, YOH, pull yarn through 2 loops (two loops remain), YOH, insert hook into same stitch, bring up loop, YOH, pull yarn through 2 loops, (3 loops remain), YOH, pull yarn through all loops. Cluster made: equals 3 dctog. *ch 1, skip 1 st, 3 dctog into second stitch. Repeat from * to end, finishing with a ss into top of first cluster (second stitch of ch 2). (20 clusters)

10th round - sc into same spot as ss and chain 2. 1 dc into ch 1 space. * 1 dc into top of cluster, 1 dc into ch 1 space. Repeat from * to end. ss into second stitch of ch 2. (40 stitches)

11th round - sc into same spot as ss and chain 1. 1 sc into each stitch to end. ss into ch 1 (40 stitches)

Switch to 10 mm hook
12th round - sc into same spot as ss and chain 1. Reverse single crochet into each stitch to end. ss into ch 1. Finish off with large tapestry needle

Finish off tail of magic ring by pulling it tight to close up the ring, then using a tapestry needle to weave the tail around the ring another time or two before snipping off.

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