Carpathian Peaks Hat

The color and style of this eye-catch­ing hat were in­spired by the Carpathian Peaks of East­ern Europe.

Crochet! - - Contents - DE­SIGN BY LYNN WASYLKEVYCH

GAUGE

Size H hook: 16 hdc = 4 inches; 8 hdc rnds = 4 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Do not join rounds un­less oth­er­wise stated. Use stitch marker to mark rounds and move marker as work pro­gresses. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Work loops off hook ( work lps off hook): Yo, draw through first lp on hook, [ yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] across un­til 1 lp rem on hook. Rem lp counts as first st of next row.

Tu­nisian Sim­ple Stitch ( TSS): [ Re­tain­ing all lps on hook, insert hook un­der 2nd ver­ti­cal bar, yo, draw up a lp, [ insert hook un­der next ver­ti­cal bar, yo, draw up a lp] across.

12- dou­ble cro­chet de­crease ( 12- dc dec): Work­ing 6 sts on side edge of each of next 2 En­trelac Squares, [ yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw up lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] 6 times across first Square ( 7 lps on hook), [ yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw up lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] 6 times ( 13 lps on hook), yo, draw through all 13 lps on hook, ch 1 to lock stitch.

HAT

Rnd 1: Beg at cen­ter top of crown, with size H hook, form a slip ring ( see il­lus­tra­tion), work 7 sc in ring, place stitch marker ( see Pat­tern Notes), pull beg length to close ring. Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. ( 14 sc) Rnd 3: [ Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. ( 21 sc) Rnd 4: [ Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. ( 28 sc) Rnd 5: Work­ing in front lps ( see Stitch Guide) only, [ hdc in each of next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. ( 35 hdc) Rnd 6: Work­ing in back lps ( see Stitch Guide) only, sl st in each st around. ( 35 sl sts) Rnd 7: Work­ing in back bar of hdc ( see il­lus­tra­tion), [ hdc in each of next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. ( 42 sts)

Rnd 8: Work­ing in back lps, [ hdc in each of next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. ( 49 hdc) Rnd 9: Work­ing in back lps, [dc in each of next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st] around. ( 56 hdc)

En­trelac Down­ward Tri­an­gles

Rnd 10: Change to size J hook: Row 1: [ Insert hook in next dc, yo, draw up a lp] 6 times, work lps off hook ( see Spe­cial Stitches). Row 2: Sk first ver­ti­cal bar, TSS ( see Spe­cial Stitches) in each of next 5 sts, leav­ing last st un­worked, work lps off hook. Row 3: Sk first ver­ti­cal bar, TSS in each of next 4 sts, leav­ing last st un­worked, work lps off hook. Row 4: Sk first ver­ti­cal bar, TSS in each of next 3 sts, leav­ing last st un­worked, work lps off hook. Row 5: Sk first ver­ti­cal bar, TSS in each of next 2 sts, leav­ing last st un­worked, work lps off hook. Row 6: Sk first ver­ti­cal bar, TSS in next st, leav­ing last st un­worked, work lps of hook, work­ing up side edge Tri­an­gle, sl st in each of next 5 ver­ti­cal bars work­ing to­ward rnd 9. Rep rows 1– 6 un­til 9 Down­ward Tri­an­gles are com­pleted.

En­trelac Squares

Rnd 11: Work­ing with size J hook, loosely sl st 6 sts up right edge of first Down­ward Tri­an­gle and work­ing be­tween En­trelac Down­ward Tri­an­gles. Row 1: TTS in next 6 sts along side of Tri­an­gle to last st, work lps off hook. Rows 2–6: Sk first ver­ti­cal bar, TSS in next 6 sts along side of Tri­an­gle, work lps off hook. At the end of row 6, ch 1, sl st in each of next 6 ver­ti­cal bars of the square un­til next tri­an­gle. Rep rows 1– 6 of Squares un­til 9 En­trelac Squares are com­pleted. Loosely sl st up right edge of first Square made to top. Rnd 12: Change to size H hook, [ work 12- dc dec ( see Spe­cial Stitches), ch 3, work 3 sc in cor­ner point of next Square] around. Rnd 13: [ Work 5 dc in ch- 1 lock sp in top of dc dec, 3 dc in next ch- 3 sp, dc in each of next 3 sc] around. ( 99 dc) Rnds 14 & 15: Work­ing in back lp only, sc in each st around. Rnd 16: Work­ing in back lps only, 2 sc in first st, sc in each rem st around. ( 100 sc)

En­trelac Up­ward Tri­an­gle

Rnd 17: Change to size J hook, work­ing in front lps of rnd 16: Row 1: [ Insert hook in next sc, yo, draw up a lp] 5 times, work lps off hook. Row 2: Sk first ver­ti­cal bar, TSS in each of next 4 sts, leav­ing last st un­worked, work lps off hook. Row 3: Sk first ver­ti­cal bar, TSS in each of next 3 sts, leav­ing last st un­worked, work lps off hook. Row 4: Sk first ver­ti­cal bar, TSS in each of next 2 sts, leav­ing last st un­worked, work lps off hook. Row 5: Sk first ver­ti­cal bar, TSS in next st, leav­ing last st un­worked, work lps of hook, work­ing on side edge of Up­ward Tri­an­gle, sl st in each of next 5 ver­ti­cal bars. Rep rows 1– 5 un­til 20 Up­ward Tri­an­gles are com­pleted. Row 18: Change to size H hook, push Up­ward Tri­an­gles to­ward the crown of Hat, hdc in each st around. ( 100 hdc) Row 19: Work­ing in back lps only, hdc in each st around. Rnd 20: Work­ing in back lps only, dc in each st around. Rnd 21: [ Dc in next st, fpdc ( see Stitch Guide) in next st] around. ( 50 dc, 50 fpdc) Rnd 22: Fpsc ( see Stitch Guide) in each st around. Rnd 23: [ Sc in each of next 2 sts, sc dec ( see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sts] around. ( 75 sc) Rnd 24: [ Sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in each of next 17 sts] 3 times, sc dec in next 2 sts, sc in each of next 16 sts, join ( see Pat­tern Notes). Fas­ten off.

Slip Ring

Work Loops Off Hook

Tu­nisian Sim­ple Stitch

Back Bar of Half Dou­ble Cro­chet

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