DC Beanie: Green Stripes

Project #111

“DC” in this case refers to the Double Crochet stitch, not our nation’s capital. This hat was designed to use the leftovers from the Jesse hat. The yarn is so — well, bulky — that the hat might be great for a bald kid in Alaska. It is snug and indeed warm.


Date started 11/20/2006
Date completed 11/23/06

Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky (85% Wool, 15% Mohair), 4 oz, 125 yds/ball, 113 g. 90 yds total — 45 yds A and 45 yds B
A: Olive green, 46 yds
B: Khaki (lt green), 60 yds

Hook Size J-10 (6 mm) hook

Gauge 3 DC = 1 inch; each row DC about 5/8 inch.

Pattern Resources
Boy Beanie from Stitch ‘N Bitch Crochet (designer’s Web site at http://www.croshaydesign.com/caps.html)
Solid DC Skully, designed by Sarah A., copyright 2003 http://www.angelfire.com/wv/happyghan/twinstitch.html
Also used the Random Stripe Generator online at http://www.kissyourshadow.com/stripe_maker.php

Finished size: Snug 22″ circumference and 7.5″ long.
Designed to be a close but comfortable fit.

Leftover yarn:
A: Olive green, 0.1 oz/2 g, ~3 yds (used 43 yds)
B: Khaki (lt green),0.5 oz/13 g, ~15.5 yds (used 44.5 yds)

Approximate cost
Yarn is $8/skein, A: $2.75 and B: $2.85