Last week there was Flou and now it’s up to the Loira.
The family is the same, the slouchy hats, but this is smaller and tight on the head.
# 2 / loira / slouchy hat
Stitches and abbreviations:
– chain (ch)
– slip stitch in back loop (slst.bl)
– single crochet in back loop (sc.bl)
“Back loop” crochet stitches are a variation of basic stitches. Insert the hook only in the back cable of the chain and work the rest of the stitch normally.
Gauge & supplies:
– Size 5mm/H crochet hook and worsted/bulky wool
– 16 stitches and 10 rows worked in hdc.bl = 10 cm (3.9 in) square
Important!!! Keep your stitches loose without stretching too much the thread. Mostly for slip stitch in back loop.
row 1. Ch 43. Slst.bl in the second ch from the hook, 4slst.bl, 32sc.bl, 5slst.bl, ch, turn
row 2. 5slst.bl, 32sc.bl, 5slst.bl, ch, turn
Repeat second row until row 65. It may continue for more rows or finish the job before the 65 according to the type of yarn used and the size of the hat that you want to achieve.
Merge the latest row with the first one with crochet hook or tapestry needle.
Fold the rectangle by matching the last row to the first. Work 45 slip stitches to sew together the two parts (work a loop of the stitches of the last row and the lower part of the foundation chain) and help, if necessary, with the pins. Or cut about 40cm/16in of thread and sew with a needle. With the same needle and 20cm/8in of yarn close the tip of the hat by passing the needle for every row, pull and fasten off.
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