Thick and Toasty Increasing HDc Stripes Beanie

This beanie is made with Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn in Astroland

This beanie is made with rows of half double crochet increasing through the body of the hat.

Stitches used:

ch- chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

hdc – half double crochet

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

Using size 6 yarn (super bulky) with a N-15 (10 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 8 dc into the ring.  Join with sl st to first dc (9 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. (18 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. (27 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 (36 dc)

Row 5 – ch 2 (this counts as your first hdc of this row), hdc in each st all the way around.  Join with sl st to first dc (36 hdc)

Row 6 ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in each st all the way around.  Join with sl st to first dc (36 dc)

Row 7-8- ch 2 (this counts as your first hdc of this row), hdc in each st all the way around.  Join with sl st to first dc (36 hdc)

Row 9 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in each st all the way around.  Join with sl st to first dc (36 dc)

Row 10-12 – ch 2 (this counts as your first hdc of this row), hdc in each st all the way around.  Join with sl st to first dc (36 hdc)

Row 13 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in each st all the way around.  Join with sl st to first dc (36 dc)

Row 14 – 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 (36 sc)

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

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