For this Slouchy Beret project you will need:
YARN: one 100 gram skein / 3.53 oz of worsted weight yarn 4 ply US, 10 ply AU
Make sure the yarn you get is not to thick or stiff. If you can’t find any, then get a thinner yarn, try 3 ply US / 8 ply AU
HOOK: a 6mm hook ( J hook)
Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sk a st = skip a stitch
sl st = slip stitch
FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet
YO = Yarn Over
scdec = single crochet decrease
PS = Puff stitch
THE TUTORIALS for Slouchy Beret
Right handed version
Left handed version
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sc 12 into second ch from hook, working over tail to perform the Chain 2 method like show in this video or you can use the magic loop (12)
sc 2 into each stitch around (24)
sc in all sts (24)
sc 2 in one stitch , sc 1 in next, repeat for rest of round (36)
sc 2 in one stitch, sc 1 in next two stitches (sc 2, sc 1 sc 1) (48)
sc in all sts around (48)
sc 2 in one stitch, sc 1 into the next three stitches (sc 2, sc 1, sc 1, sc 1) (60)
sc in all sts around (60)
sc 2 into one stitch, sc 1 into the next four stitches (sc 2, sc 1, sc 1, sc 1, sc 1) (72)
sc into all sts around (72)
sc 2 into one stitch, sc 1 into the next five sts (sc 2, sc 1, sc 1, sc 1, sc 1,sc 1) (84)
sc in all sts around
sc 2 into one stitch, sc 1 into the next six sts ( sc 2, sc 1, sc 1, sc 1, sc 1, sc 1, sc 1) (96)
sc in all sts around
sc 2 into one stitch, sc 1 into the next seven stitches ( sc 2, sc 1, sc 1, sc 1, sc 1, sc 1, sc 1, sc 1) (108)
sc in all sts around
You are done with your single crochet increases now
ch 1 and doing a DC decrease without the YO in between (see below) go into next stitch,
pull up a loop go into next stitch,
pull up a loop
then do a double crochet by pulling through 2 loops, YO, pull through last 2 loops
Do this for all sts around, sl st into top of beginning chain two (55 sts)
ch 2 then * FPDC onto the next post, DC into next stitch. * Repeat for rest of round. (see picture below) sl st into top of beginning chain two.
(It’s just like the squiggly hat if you’ve ever made one if not heres a helpful video showing you how to do this stitch) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjUqcsTazwU
sl st into first dc of round and ch 2, FPDC into the post under the ch 2 you just did, then dc into next stitch, then FPDC onto next post, DC into next stitch sl st in between the FPDC ignoring the first chain two as if it wasn’t there.
ch 2 and FPDC onto next post, DC into next stitch, Repeat this pattern. When you get to the end of the round, and sl stitch into the top of the ch 2.
ch 2, FPDC into the post under the ch 2 you just did, then dc into next stitch, then FPDC onto next post, DC into next stitch sl st in between the FPDC ignoring the first chain two as if it wasn’t there.
Rounds 22 – 23
sc into next stitch and sc in all sts (Place marker here to mark first round of sc’s)
Keep working in one continuous round, move up marker.
sc 5, scdec and repeat for whole round (48 sts)
NOTE: I like my hat here to be like a headband, kinda snug, it may seem to tight but if you stretch it some it will loosen, if it is to tight for you (because we all have different size heads!) feel free to not decrease as much on round 24, just keep it in sets of 2 even number, so 50, 52, 54, or 56, I wouldn’t go any bigger than 56 sts.
To do the puff stitch for this pattern is as follows:
YO go in through stitch, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook)
YO go in through stitch, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook)
YO go in through stitch, pull up a loop (7 loops on hook)
Pull through all 7 loops
*PS in next stitch, ch 1, sk a stitch * repeat what is in between *’s for round. Sl st into top of beginning PS.
ch 1 and sc in the skipped stitches from the last round one row down. *sc, ch 1, sk a st * repeat what is in between the *’s. sl st into beginning sc to end round.
For this round you will be working your puff stitches to the right of your single crochets. * PS, ch 1, sk a st * Repeat for rest of round. Sl st into top of beginning PS to end round.
Ch 1 and sc to the right of the puff stitch just under you. Ch 1 and sc into the stitches to the right of the PS’s if you look at the stitches your working in, you will see they have 2 sections, only separated by a piece of yarn, the PS is worked in the left one and the SC is worked in the right one on the next round.
Rounds 29 – 34
Rounds 25 and 26 are a set. You will need to do 5 rounds total. You just did two sets, so repeat rounds 25 and 26 three more times. When you’ve finished your sets, it should look like this.
working into next stitch sc in the next 12 sts, then do a sc increase * sc 12, sc inc * Repeat this pattern until you have 52 sts total, then start round 36. (sc 12, sc inc)
Rounds 36 – 37
sc in all sts around (place marker at first sc of round)
Using the sts two rows down, do an elongated sc. Work one in all sts around. (see picture below)
sc in all sts around
Reverse single crochet / crab stitch in all sts around. You do this by working from left to right, doing a single crochet backwards, by pulling up a loop , then YO, go through both loops. For help see tutorial BELOW
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