Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Alpaca Beanie and Cowl - FREE PATTERN

Here is the free pattern for my Alpaca Beanie and Cowl set.


I used Stylecraft Alpaca DK in  colours Fig and Storm and a 5mm hook. 



The patterns are quite basic and have not been tested so if you find any discrepancies or improvements that can be made I would appreciate your messages on 

Abbreviations:
For the basic stitches follow this LINK

Ch          Chain
Ch St       Chain Stitch
Sl St   Silp Stitch
Htc   Half treble crochet (Half double crochet - US)
Jwss         Join with slip stitch
Ps Puff Stitch (yo hook, insert into st, yo and draw up a long loop) 3 times, yo hook and pull through all loops on your hook. Ch1 to close the stitch.
S Small (Child size)
M Medium (Young Adult size)
L Large (Adult size)
Bptc Back post treble crochet Video tutorial
Fpdc Front post double crochet Video tutorial


Cowl:

Chain 120, join to first chain with a slip stitch, taking care not to twist the chain.

Round  1:         Ch2 (this is your first htc), htc into each st. Jwss to beginning ch2. (120 htc)
Rounds 2-5: Repeat round 1. (120 htc)
Round  6:         Ch2, Ps into same stitch,*Ch1, skip next st, Ps into next st* Repeat from * to * until the end of round, Ch1, skip last st, Jwss to beginning ch2. (60 ps & 60 ch1 spaces)
Rounds 7:         Ch2 (this is our first htc), *htc into ch1 sp, htc into top of puff stitch* Repeat from * to * until end of round, Ch1. Jwss to beginning ch2. (120 htc)
Rounds 8-11: Repeat round 1. (120 htc)
Round  12: Repeat round 6. (60 ps & 60 ch1 spaces)
Round  13: Repeat round 7. (120 htc)
Round  14-17: Repeat round 1. (120 htc)
Round  18: Repeat round 6. (60 ps & 60 ch1 spaces)
Round  19: Repeat round 7. (120 htc)
Round  20-23: Repeat round 1. (120 htc)
Round  24: Repeat round 6. (60 ps & 60 ch1 spaces)
Round  25: Repeat round 7. (120 htc)
Round  26-29: Repeat round 1. (120 htc)
Fasten off and sew in tails.

Hat: S/M/L

Ch 4, join to first chain with a slip stitch to form a loop.

Round  1:          Ch2 (this is your first htc), 9htc into the loop. Jwss to beginning ch2. (10 htc)
Round  2:          Ch2 (this is your first htc) htc into the same stitch, 2htc into each htc in round 1. Jwss to beginning ch2. (20htc)
Round  3:          Ch2 (this is your first htc) htc into the same stitch, *1htc in next st, 2htc in next st* Repeat from * to * to second last st. htc in next st. Jwss to beginning ch2. (30htc)
Round  4:          Ch2 (this is your first htc) htc into the same stitch, *1htc in next 2 st, 2htc in next st* Repeat from * to * to third last st. Htc into last 2 st. Jwss to beginning ch2. (40htc)
Round  5:          Ch2 (this is your first htc) htc into the same stitch, *1htc in next 3 st, 2htc in next st* Repeat from * to * to fourth last st. Htc into last 3 st. Jwss to beginning ch2. (50htc)

Small Size Skip to round 8

Round  6:          Ch2 (this is your first htc) htc into the same stitch, *1htc in next 4 st, 2htc in next st* Repeat from * to * to fifth last st. Htc into last 4 st. Jwss to beginning ch2. (60htc)

Medium Size Skip to round 8

Round  7:           Ch2 (this is your first htc) htc into the same stitch, *1htc in next 5 st, 2htc in next st* Repeat from * to * to sixth last st. Htc into last 5 st. Jwss to beginning ch2. (70htc)
Round  8:           Ch2, Ps into same stitch,*Ch1, skip next st, Ps into next st* Repeat from * to * until the end of round, Ch1, skip last st, Jwss to beginning ch2. (S/M/L - 25/30/35 Ps & 25/30/35 ch1 spaces)
Round  9:           Ch2 (this is our first htc), *htc into ch1 sp, htc into top of puff stitch* Repeat from * to * until end of round, Ch1. Jwss to beginning ch2. (50/60/70 htc)
Round  10:   Ch2 (this is our first htc), htc into each st to end of round. Jwss to beginning ch2. (50/60/70 htc)
Round  11-13:   Ch2 (this is our first htc), htc into each st to end of round. Jwss to beginning ch2. (50/60/70 htc)
Round  14:   Repeat round 8. (S/M/L - 25/30/35 Ps & 25/30/35 ch1 spaces)
Round  15:   Repeat round 9. (50/60/70 htc)
Rounds 16-19:   Repeat round 10. (50/60/70 htc)
Round  20:   Repeat round 8. (S/M/L - 25/30/35 Ps & 25/30/35 ch1 spaces)
Round  21:   Repeat round 9. (50/60/70 htc)
Rounds 22-25:   Repeat round 10. (50/60/70 htc)
Round  26:   Sl St around front of first htc of round 25, ch3 (this is your first fptc), *bptc into next st, fptc into next st*. Repeat from * to * to second last st, bptc into last st. Jwss to beginning ch3. (S/M/L - 25/30/35 bptc & 25/30/35 fptc)
Round  27:   Sl St around front of first fpdc of round 25, ch3, *bptc into next st, fptc into next st*. Repeat from * to * to second last st, bptc into last st. Jwss to beginning ch3. (S/M/L - 25/30/35 bptc & 25/30/35 fptc)
Fasten off and sew in tails.

Flower:

Leaving a long tail for sewing together, 
Ch32, 
Row 1: Make 4tc into fourth ch from hook (first 5tc petal), *skip next ch, 5tc in next ch* repeat to end of chain (15 5tc fans) turn.
Row 2: *Skip 2 st, make 7tc into next st, skip 2 st. Sl st between this petal and next petal* (7tc petal created) repeat 9 more times. (leaving 5 petals from row 1 incomplete) 

Twist into a flower shape with the 5tc petals forming the centre of the flower with the 7tc petals forming the outer layers.  into shape and attach to the hat.

2 comments:

  1. Hi there! This is a nice set. I was wondering though...how many times do you go in for the puff stitch...particularly for the hat? Just personal taste or what was the number that you used for this example? Thank you so much, I look forward to making this for a friend.

    Sebrina

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  2. Hi Sebrina,
    I have gone through three times to make the puff stitch although you can go through more if you like. It really is a matter of personal taste.
    Please post a pic of your finished cowl and beanie set on my facebook page (www.facebook.com/heishooked) so I can see it.
    Regards,
    John

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