Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Slouchy hat and fingerless gloves


I subscribed a new magazine called 101 ideaa (101 ideas). These patterns are from its spring issue. It only comes out twice a year. There are knitting and crocheting patterns, ideas for decoration and arts and crafts as well as stories about people who do things by hand. Other things too, but these are the most prominent ones. Apparently the Finnish magazine follows on the footsteps of its Swedish predecessor. Kotivinkki Magazine, which I also subsribe, is the "mother" under which the Finnish 101 ideaa is being published.

A co-worker of mine had also subscribed a fixed-term time of Kotivinkki and had apparently as a subscriber gift also received the newest 101 ideaa as well. She even got it before I did. At work she mentioned about a hat in the magazine that had reminded her of me. When I got my hands at the magazine, I had no trouble realizing which one she had meant. This indeed looks just like me. I loved it. I seem to crochet quite tightly, which sometimes can make the end product a little too tight, but with these I really like what I accomplished. The fingerless gloves are just snug enough and the hat lets barely any wind in. These will be much used!

In the magazine's version, they had used a light grey yarn from the same brand. I chose this color as it was more bright and cheerful. The yarn is called 7 veljestä by Novita and it's 75% wool and 25% nylon and its weight is Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi). Oh, and to be clear, I use the American crocheting slang in translating  these patterns.

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Slouchy hat

Hats circumference: ca. 55 sm / 22 inches
Gauge: 16 single crochet stitches = 10 cm / 4 inches
Hook: 4.5-5 mm

The hat is worked top-down. Make a loop of the yarn around your finger and crochet into the loop.
Round 1. 8 single crochets (sc) in the loop. Work the rounds as spiral so the next round continues directly from the previous.
Round 2. 2 sc in every sc (=16 stiches)
Round 3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc to the second sc*, repeat *-* 7 more times. (24 stitches)
Round 4. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc to the third sc*, repeat 7 times. (32 stitches)
Round 5. Crochet *3sc, 2 sc to the fourth sc*, repeat 7 times. (40 stitches)
Round 6. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc to the fifth sc*, repeat 7 times. (48 stitches)
Round 7. Crochet *5 sc, 2 sc to the sixth sc*, repeat 7 times. (56 stitches)
Round 8. Crochet *6 sc, 2 sc to the seventh sc*, repeat 7 times. (64 stitches)
Round 9. Crochet *7 sc, 2 sc to the eighth sc*, repeat 7 times. (74 stitches)
Round 10. Crochet *8 sc, 2 sc to the ninth sc*, repeat 7 times. (80 stitches)
Round 11. Crochet *9 sc, 2 sc to the tenth sc*, repeat 7 times. (88 stitches)

Continue crocheting with the 88 stitches until the work measures to about 28 cm /11 inches.

The next round. Crochet loosely sc to every second stitch and close the round with a slip stitch. (44 stitches) Be careful of not making the round too tight. Then make the brim.
Brim, Round 1. 4 chain stitches * 1 double crochet to the next stitch, 1 chain stitch*, close the round with a slip stitch onto the third chain stitch.
Brim, Round 2. 1 chain stitch and sc to every chain stitch and double crochet (88 stitches). Close the round into the first stitch with a slip stitch.


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Fingerless gloves


Circumference: ca. 19 cm /7.5 in
Length: 20 cm / 8 in
Gauge: 16 single crochet stitches = 10 cm / 4 inches
Hook: 4.5-5 mm

Left glove:
Use a thicker hook to hook 30 chain stitches (I used the same 4½ all the way through) and close the round with a slip stitch.
Round 1. Crochet a sc to every chain stitch (30 stitches)
Round 2. Option 1: Crochet 1 chain stitch,  sc to every stitch and close the round with a slip stitch (30 stitches).
OR
Option 2: I crocheted the gloves too as a spiral (30 stitches).

Repeat round 2 until the work measures to 15 cm / 6 in.

Next round: Crochet (1 chain stitch, if you're doing this according to option 1 and then) 8 cg, 6 chain stitches, jump over 6 sc stitches in the work and crochet sc the rest of the round's stitches (and close the round with a slip stitch, if working according to Option 1). Continue crocheting single crochet stitches according to Round 2. When the work measures to 20 cm / 8 in, cut the yarn. (Crochet sc stiches in the beginning rim with hook sized 4 mm.)

Right glove.
Work as a mirror image to the left glove. The thumb hole is done in the following way: Crochet (1 chain stitch, if you're doing this according to option 1 and then) 16 sc, 6 chain stitches, jump over 6 sc stitches in the work and crochet sc the rest of the round's stitches (and close the round with a slip stitch, if working according to Option 1)

OR make both gloves the same way, like I did.




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2 comments:

  1. Wow! i was looking for a nice fingerless gloves pattern and yours in great. and also a nice hat pattern too! Thankyou x

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    1. You're welcome, glad you like them! :)

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