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Why all of a sudden the slight sparkle in this yarn inspired me when my regular velvet yarns didn’t, I don’t know. But I LOVE these Yarn Bee Velvety Smooth Sparkle yarns! All of the softness and drape of velvet yarns with a little sparkle! Perfect for the Holidays and New Year’s!!!!
My customers love vintage hats and velvet just drapes so well! It IS the 20s, my hookers! I have been so incredibly inspired by the Roaring 20s as you well know. One more can’t hurt, right?
Let’s get to it!
1 Size K (6.5 mm) NOTE: I am a tight stitcher! If you have a looser stitching style, you may want to drop down to a J (6 mm) hook. Also….for a more floppy, slouchy hat that can be rolled up, clipped, etc … I go up to an L (8 mm) hook.
1 Skein Yarn Bee Velvety Smooth Sparkle Yarn (since this yarn is in short supply and may be seasonal, you can also use Bernat Velvet as well) 100 – 120 yards
Yarn Needle for sewing
Make a magic circle, ch1, work 8 hdc in circle, pull closed and sl st to 1st hdc – 8st
If you don’t know how to make a magic circle, ch2, work 8 hdc in 2nd chain from hook and sl st to first hdc – 8 st
Row 2: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in each stitch to end, sl st to first hdc – 16 st
Row 3: Ch 1, *2hdc, 1 hdc* to end, sl st to first hdc – 24 st
Row 4: Ch 1, *2 hdc, 1 hdc in next 2 st* to end, sl st to first hdc – 32 st
Row 5: Ch 1, *2 hdc, 1 hdc in next 3 st* to end, sl st to first hdc – 40 st
Row 6: Ch 1, *2 hdc, 1 hdc in next 4 st* to end, sl st to first hdc – 48 st
Row 7: Ch 1, *2 hdc, 1hdc in next 5 st* to end, sl st to first hdc – 56 st
Rows 8 – 11: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, sl st to first hdc – 56 st
Rows 12-14: Ch 1, hdc in 3rd loop of each stitch around, sl st to first hdc – 56 st
Row 15: Repeat Row 8 – 56 st
Rows 16-18: Repeat Row 12 – 56 st
Row 19-20: Repeat Row 8 – 56 st
Finish off work and weave in ends
To create the pinched affect, use a yarn needle to thread up through the hat just below your 2nd set of 3rd loop rows, insert into row just above 1st set of 3rd loop (3 times) as shown. Turn hat inside out and cinch tight, tie off and trim your ends.
They work up very quickly once you get in the groove and get the row counts down.
The purple hat is an example of the bigger size I made with my L hook. It can be worn as a slouch and also works better for women with a lot of thick hair. But you can see the difference!
I can’t wait to play with these a bit more, use some flower clips … feathers….jeweled buttons….this is an incredibly enticing blank slate!
Let’s go play!
Happy Hooking, Hookers!