For this Star Fish Stitch Slouch Hat project your going to need:
HOOK: a size 6mm hook (J) and a size 5mm hook (H)
YARN: one skein of medium size worsted weight yarn 4ply US 10 ply AU
A stitch marker of some kind
Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
FPSC = front post single crochet
BPSC = back post single crochet
sk 2 sts = skip 2 stitches
sc dec = single crochet decrease
THE TUTORIALS for Star Fish Stitch Slouch Hat
Right handed version
Left handed version
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Working with your 5mm hook
Ch 2, working over tail, sc 6 into 2nd chain from hook. Pull tail tight to close hole more. (6 sts)
Round 2 (no need to sl st ch 1, just continue with sc’s)
Sc 2 in each stitch around. (12 sts)
Sc 2 in each stitch around. (24 sts)
Sc 2 in first stitch, sc 1 into next stitch, repeat for whole round. (36 sts) (sc 2, sc 1)
Sc 2 in first stitch, sc 1 into next stitch two stitches, repeat for whole round. (48 sts) (sc 2, sc 1, sc 1)
Sc 2 in first stitch, sc 1 into next stitch three stitches, repeat for whole round.
(60 sts) (sc 2, sc 1, sc 1, sc 1)
Sc 2 in first stitch, sc 1 into next stitch four stitches, repeat for whole round.
(72 sts) (sc 2, sc 1, sc 1, sc 1, sc 1)
Change to 6mm hook now
ch 1, sc in first st *sk 2 sts and DC 5 into same space, sk 2 sts, sc 1 * Repeat what is between *’s for rest of round. Sc in last sc of round.
When you get to your first shell, FPSC, BPSC, FPSC, BPSC, FPSC, then sc into sc that’s in between the shells, then next shell repeat FPSC, BPSC, FPSC, BPSC, FPSC like you did for the scarf. Until you reach the end of your round, sl st into first sc, ch 1 and TURN YOUR WORK.
Working the posts
skip 2 sts, work shell here
Sorry for the smaller pictures, it was made small because of my old web site that limited my bandwidth. Future patterns will have bigger photos
sc into the same space you slip stitched into, *sk 2 sts and DC 5 into same space, sk 2 sts, sc 1 * Repeat what is between *’s for rest of round. Until you reach the end of your round, sl st into first sc, and you can sl st again across to close the gap some, ch 1 and TURN YOUR WORK.
sc into the same space you slip stitched into, and using your first shell, FPSC, BPSC, FPSC, BPSC, FPSC, then sc into sc that’s in between the shells, repeat til end of round until you reach the end of your round, sl st into first sc, then sl st into the next stitch to make the connection tighter, ch 1 and TURN YOUR WORK.
Repeat rows 10 and 11 until your hat measures 26 cms or 10 inches. You can make it longer, but you will need another skein of yarn. If you stop at 26 cms / 10 inches you should have enough yarn to finish the rim of the hat. But it’s your choice, it’s your hat after all
Making the Rim
Switch to 5mm hook now
start the rim after you finished both rows of the Star fish stitch, then *sc dec , sc 1, sc 1 * repeat until end of round until you have 56 sts
Rounds 2 – 5
sc in all sts around (56 sts)
skip very last stitch of round and slip stitch into next for a more flat ending stitch. Cut yarn, work in tail and enjoy!
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