Thick and Toasty V Stitch/Double V Stitch Combination Beanie (for when the yarn varies)

This beanie is made with Caron Colorama O’Go in Baja.

This beanie is made with V stitch and Double V stitch intermixed in the body of the hat.  

Stitches used:

ch- chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

Double V-stitch – 2 double crochet, ch 1, 2 double crochet into same space

V stitch – double crochet, ch 1, double crochet into the same space

sk st – skip stitch 

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

Using size 5 yarn (bulky) with a L-11 (8 mm) needle to make a large beanie (20 inch circumference and 9 inch high)

Ch 4 and loop to make a magic ring.

Row 1 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row) and then 11 dc into the ring.  Join with sl st to first dc (12 dc)

Row 2 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in the same st as joining, and then 2 dc in each stitch all the way around to end.  Join with sl st to first dc. (24 dc) 

Row 3 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in the next st, then repeat {2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc. (36 dc)

Row 4 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in the next 2 st, then repeat {2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 2 st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc (48 dc)

Row 5  – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in each st all the way around to the end.  Join with sl st to the first hdc (48 dc)

Row 6 –  ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), sk next st, Double V stitch in next st, then repeat {sk next 2 stitches, V stitch in the next st, sk next 2 stitches, Double V in the next st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc.  (48 stitches)

Row 7 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), V stitch into ch 1 space of the Double V stitch in the row below and repeat {Double V stitch into the ch 1 space of the V stitch in the row below, V stitch into the ch 1 space of the Double V stitch in the row below} to the end.  Join with sl st to the first dc.  (48 stitches)

Row 8 ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), Double V stitch into ch 1 space of the V stitch in the row below and repeat {V stitch into the ch 1 space of the Double V stitch in the row below, Double V stitch into the ch 1 space of the V stitch in the row below} to the end.  Join with sl st to the first dc.  (48 stitches)

Row 9-11 – repeat Rows 7 and 8 (48 stitches)

Row 12 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in the next st, dc in the ch 1 space, dc in the next st, then repeat {dc in the next st, dc in the ch 1 space, dc in the next st} all the way around.  Join with sl st to the first dc. (48 dc)

Row 13 – ch 1 (this counts as your first sc of the row), sc in each stitch all the way around to the end.  Join with sl st to first sc and fasten off (48 sc)

Happy Crocheting! Wear with HOPE and be warmed by LOVE.

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