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Feb 2, 2016

Cross 'X' Stitch Slouch Hat

Cross "X" Stitch Slouch Hat
This hat is a cross stitch version of my Plain and Easy Slouch Beanie. I used Red and Black Colors making it in time (would also be great as a gift) for Valentine's Day.

Materials:
Medium Weight Yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver Red- marked as Yarn A and Black-marked as Yarn B)
5mm Crochet Hook

Gauge:
15 ch = 3 inches
3 rows of dc = 1.5 inch
Abbreviations used:
st = stitch
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet

Procedure:
Note: Ch 2 doesn't count as dc.
Round 1:With Yarn A, start with a magic ring.Ch2, dc 24. Sl st to join.

Round 2: Ch 2, dc in same st, 2dc in next st. *Dc in next st, 2 dc in next.** Repeat from * - ** until end. Sl st to join.

Round 3: Join Yarn B, Ch 2, skip the next st, dc in the next st. From the back, make a double crochet in the skipped st. One cross stitch completed. *Skip next st, dc in the next st. From the back, make a double crochet in the skipped st.** Repeat from * - ** until end. Sl st to join. Change to Yarn A.

Round 4: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next st, 2dc in next st. *Dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next.*** Repeat from * - ** until end. Sl st to join. Change to Yarn B.

Round 5:  Ch 2. *Skip next st, dc in the next st. From the back, make a double crochet in the skipped st.** Repeat from * - ** until end. Sl st to join. Change to Yarn A.

Round 6:  Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st. *Dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next.*** Repeat from * - ** until end. Sl st to join. Change to Yarn B.

Round 7:  Ch 2. *Skip next st, dc in the next st. From the back, make a double crochet in the skipped st.** Repeat from * - ** until end. Sl st to join. Change to Yarn A. (For medium size, proceed to Round 10)

For Large size only: Round 8 and 9

Round 8: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st. *Dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next.*** Repeat from * - ** until end. Sl st to join. Change to Yarn B.

Round 9:  Ch 2. *Skip next st, dc in the next st. From the back, make a double crochet in the skipped st.** Repeat from * - ** until end. Sl st to join. Change to Yarn A.

Round 10: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next st and into the remaining sts. Join. Change to Yarn B.

Round 11:  Ch 2. *Skip next st, dc in the next st. From the back, make a double crochet in the skipped st.** Repeat from * - ** until end. Sl st to join. Change to Yarn A.

Round 12: Repeat Round 10.

Round 13: Repeat Round 11.

Round 14: Repeat Round 10.

Round 15: Repeat Round 11.

Round 16: Repeat Round 10.

Round 17: Repeat Round 11.

Round 18: Repeat Round 10.

Round 19: Repeat Round 11.

Round 20: Repeat Round 10.

Round 21:  Repeat Round 11.

Round 22:   Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next st and into the remaining sts. Join.

Round 23: Still with Yarn A, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st and into remaining sts. Join.

Round 24 - 26 (or until desired length): Repeat Round 23. Join.
Fasten off and weave ends.
Cross Stitch Slouch Hat- back

Cross Stitch Slouch Hat - side


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