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Posted 26 November 2009 - 09:21 PM

Cluster Craze Hat
© 7/30/05 Dorothy “Dot” Matthews. All rights reserved.
Originally published at http://patbythehook.blogdrive.com


This pattern is intended for personal use only. You may do what you want with the items you make, as long as you give Dot credit as the designer, with the following restrictions: you may not sell your items online and you may not sell to retail or wholesale stores or businesses. You are welcome to direct people to this pattern by posting a link to it. This pattern may not be posted on any other site or distributed in any other manner.


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SIZE: Adult 22" to 24"

SKILL: Easy

HOOK SIZE: J

YARN: Caron Simply Soft, color bone 9703, 2 oz, 115 yds, 100% Acrylic. Hat weighs 2 oz when finished.

SUPPLIES LIST: Scissors; blunt needle; tape measure

GAUGE: 3 rows dc = 2"; 7 dc = 2"

STITCHES USED: chain, slip stitch, cluster, beginning cluster, double crochet, single crochet.

SPECIAL STITCH INSTRUCTIONS:

BEGINNING CLUSTER - beg cluster: chain 3,(yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull yarn thru stitch, yarn over, pull yarn thru 2 loops), 2 times, yarn over and pull yarn thru all 3 loops on hook

CLUSTER: (yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull yarn thru stitch, yarn over pull yarn thru 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yarn over and pull yarn thru all 4 loops on hook.

ABBREVIATIONS: ch - chain; sl st - slip stitch; sc - single crochet; dc - double crochet; sk - skip; ea - each; beg - begin(ning); yo - yarn over; sp - space

INSTRUCTIONS
Beginning chain counts as a stitch. Numbers in ( ) at end of rounds tells you the number of stitches in the round.

ROUND 1: ch 4, 11 dc in first ch. Join in first dc. (12 dc)

ROUND 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, *2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. End with dc in same place as beg ch. Join in first dc (24 dc)

ROUND 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, dc in next st. *2 dc in next st, dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first dc. (36 dc)

ROUND 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around, end with 1 dc in last st. Join in first dc. (48 dc)

ROUND 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. End with dc in last 2 sts. Join in top of beg ch. (60 dc)

ROUND 6: ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in ea st around. Join in first sc. (60 sc)

ROUND 7: (beg cluster, ch 3, cluster) in same st as join.
*sk 3 sts, (cluster, ch 3, cluster) in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first cluster. (30 cluster and 15 ch-3 sps.

TIP: See beg cluster and cluster instructions at beginning of pattern

ROUND 8: sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, 5 sc in ea ch-3 sp around. Join in first sc. (75 sc)

ROUND 9: sl st in next 2 sts, (beg cluster, ch 3, cluster) in same st. *sk next 4 sts, (cluster, ch 3, cluster) in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first cluster. (30 clusters and 15 ch-3 sps)

ROUND 10: Repeat round 8

ROUND 11: Repeat round 9

ROUND 12: Repeat round 8

ROUND 13: Repeat round 9

ROUND 14: Repeat round 8

ROUND 15: *ch 1, sl st in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first sl st.

Fasten off, weave in ends.
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