Men's Fast & Easy Cap

Men's Fast & Easy Cap
Crocheted Beanie Hat

Step 1: Getting Started

This fast and easy mens cap pattern was kindly contributed by designer Gem Owen. Please email Gem with any questions regarding this pattern. MEET GEM

Copyright-Gem Owen Aug, 11, 2009. All Rights Reserved.

Difficulty: Easy

Materials: H crochet hook: 4 ounces of Caron Simply Soft (or any other 4 ply yarn).

 

Note: On this pattern you will join the rows, then make a ch 1 loosely, whereas on most pattern you would do a ch 3 to counts as a dc. The ch 1 works better and it makes a much neater stitch line. So do NOT think this ch 1 idea is a typo! J

 

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Step 2: Pattern Instructions

Instructions:

Row 1: With color of choice, ch 3 loosely and place 12 dc into the 3rd ch from your hook. Join with a slip st to the 1st dc to join, ignoring the start ch(s) now and throughout. Ch 1 loosely & turn. (12 dc in row)

Row 2: place 2 dc into each dc. Sl st into the 1st dc to join, ch 1, and turn. (24 dc)

Row 3: place 2 dc into the same dc, dc in the next dc, *2 dc in the next dc, dc in the next dc, repeating from * around. Sl st into the 1st dc to join, ch 1 loosely, and turn. (36 dc)

Row 4: dc in same and next dc, 2 dc in the next dc, *dc in ea of the next 2 dc, 2 dc in the next dc, repeating from * around. Sl st into the 1st dc to join, ch 1, and turn. (48 dc)

Row 5: 2 dc in same, dc in ea of the next 3 dc, * 2 dc in the next dc, dc in ea of the next 3 dc, repeating from * around. Sl st into the 1st dc to join, ch 1 loosely, and turn. (60 dc)

Row 6: dc in same and next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in ea of the next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeating from * around. Sl st into the 1st dc to join, ch 1 loosely, and turn. (72 dc)

Row 7: 2 dc in same, dc in next 17 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in ea of the next 17 dc, repeating from * around.. Sl st into the 1st dc to join, ch 1 loosely, and turn. (76 dc)

Rows 8-14: dc in sane and ea dc around, ch 1 loosely, and turn. FINISH OFF (76 dc)

Row 15: Attach contrasting color with a sc in any dc, sc into each of the remaining 75 dc. Sl st into the 1st sc to join. DO NOT TURN

Row 16: Ch 3, place a dc into the sc to the right.* Skip the next sc to the right and place a dc in the next sc, place a dc into the skipped sc, repeating from the * around. Sl st into the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 3 to join. DO NOT TURN. (This creates an interesting border detail. See image.)

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Row 17: Ch 1, place sc in same and ea sc around. Sl st into 1st sc to join. DO NOT TURN

Row 18: Ch 1 & place a Reverse sc into ea sc around. Sl into 1st reverse sc and FINISH OFF.