It's time to get started with Week Two of the Shangri-la Sun Hat! Lots of you have already orders the wire and joiners you'll need to make the hat, and I'm so excited to start seeing these projects come together.
This week we will learn how to crochet the body of the hat pattern. Some of you may be familiar with the symbol (dc2tog) which means double crochet two stitches together. If you aren't, no worries because that's what you'll be learning. There is a little twist to thing special stitch this time because you'll be crocheting if over the course of a stitch while skipping a few stitches then completing the stitch. It will be fun, I promise!
I'll given you the written directions for this part of the hat so that you can begin practicing.
Double crochet 2 stitches together (dc2tog): (YO, insert your hook in indicated st, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops) known as first leg of dc2tog, (YO, insert hook into next indicated st, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through remaining 3 loops.) known as second leg of dc2tog
Now look at how the instructions will be written in this excerpt I've given you in the pattern to see how it's done.
*ch 2, first leg of dc2tog in next st, skip next 3 sts, 2nd leg of dc2tog in next st, ch 2**, dc in next 3 sts, repeat from * around, ending last repeat at ** (This is an excerpt of part of the pattern to demonstrate how it is written).
If you didn't see the first blog post, here's what you'll need to get started!
1. Yarn – Omega Sinfonia, #2 Sport Weight, 100% mercerized cotton, 218 yards, 100 grams, 1 skein of each colorway: #861 Sand and #869 Gold
2. Hook – Furls Odyssey E/3.5mm, F/3.75mm
3. Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends
4. Millinery wire – 1.5 yards
5. Joiner to attach the ends of the millinery wire
6. Pliers to secure the joiner
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Gauge: Approximately 19½ hdc sts and 13½ rows = 4”
Sizes: Small: 22” (Medium: 23”, Large: 24”)
Part three of the Shangri-la Sunhat will be released on Monday July 24, 2017. Be sure to add this pattern to your Ravelry favorites to keep track of all release dates and links.