Thursday, March 8, 2012

Bosnian crochet hat

Child size hat.

Bosnian crochet is very tight and stiff so we need to use a larger hook so we don't hurt our wrists while making our hats too small! :-)

With worsted weight and K hook, chain 72. join.
1-6. sl st in each back loop around
7-12.sl st in front loop around
13-14. sl st in back loop around
15-20. sl st in front loop around

I'm going to explain the next few rows 2 different ways; one with numbers and specific counting per row, and this way, with a general guideline for the next several rows.

*general guideline: 5 sl st in back loop, 5 sl st in front loop, repeat for rows

specific instructions:
21. (5 sl st in back loop, 5sl st in front loop)repeat 7 times, 2 sl st in back loop
22. 3 sl st in back loop, (5 sl st in front loop, 5 sl st in back loop)repeat 6 times, 5 sl st in back loop, 4 sl st in front loop
23. sl st in front loop, (5 sl st in back loop, 5 sl st in front loop) repeat 7 times. sl st in back loop
24. 4 sl st in back loop (5 sl st in front loop, 5 sl st in back loop) 6 times. 5 sl st in back loop, 3 sl st in front loop.
25. 2 sl st in front loop (5 sl st in back loop, 5 sl st in front loop) 7 times
26-36 repeat rows 21-25 twice more
37. sl st front loop only (flo)(72)
decrease:
38. sl st flo 8x, skip next st around (64)
39. sl st flo 7x, sk next st around (56)
40. sl st flo 6x, skip next st around (48)
41. sl st flo 5x, skip next st around (40)
42. sl st flo 4x, sk next st around (32)
43. sl st flo 3x, sk next st around (24)
44. sl st flo 2x, sk next st around (16)
45 sl st flo ever other stitch (8)
fasten off, leaving enough yarn to weave through last 8 stitches. pull tight, tie off.