227. XL Kippah

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Crochet, project 227. Completed 2/5/2010

Made for a friend with a 24-inch head (Adult XL). Shown here on the 22-inch glass head.

Made with Patons Grace mercerized cotton yarn in Snow and a G-6 (4.00 mm) hook.

This project taught me to stagger increases in each round to make a circle shape.

PATTERN
Adapted from an archived pattern from Priscilla’s Crochet (link)

SIZE
8.5″ diameter, to fit a 24-inch head

MATERIALS
Yarn: 0.75 oz, 0.42 skein / 58.2 yds mercerized cotton
•    1 skein Patons Grace (100% mercerized cotton), 50g /1.75 oz, 136 yds. Color: Snow.

Crochet Hook: US Size G-6 (4.00 mm)

GAUGE
About 5 HDC and 3 rounds per inch.
1st two rounds: 1.75″ across

NOTES
Offset increases prevent the hexagon shape that happens when you increase in the same spot each round.

Work to desired diameter less 2″, then work even (For the XL size, this is a 7.5 to 8″ diameter; increase until about 6″ diameter).
To compare, a size Large kippah for a 19-inch head would be 6″ across (work to 4″ across, then work even for 2″).

Alternate method: While working the shaping, work sc for first 2 inches of diameter, work in DC, and then work sc for final 1/2 to 3/4 inches.

INSTRUCTIONS
1.    Ch 5, slip st to form a ring. Chain 2, make 12 half to double crochet (HDC) in ring, slip st in top of ch 2 to complete round.
NOTE: Ch 2 at beginning does NOT count as a stitch.

2.    Ch 2, 2 HDC in each stitch around, slip st in top of ch 2. (24 HDC) — 1.75″ across.

3.    Ch 2, *2 HDC in first st, HDC in next 2 HDC* around. (32 HDC)

4.    Ch 2, 1 HDC in join. *1 HDC in next 3 HDC, 2 HDC in next HDC* around. End with 1 HDC in last 3 sts. Join: 40 HDC.
Offset suggestion: *2 HDC, inc, 1 HDC*

5.    Ch 2, 1 HDC in join. *1 HDC in next 4 HDC, 2 HDC in next HDC* around. End with 1 HDC in last 4 sts. Join: 48 HDC.
Offset suggestion: *2 HDC, inc, 2 HDC*

6.    Ch 2, 1 HDC in join. *1 HDC in next 5 HDC, 2 HDC in next HDC* around. End with 1 HDC in last 5 sts. Join: 56 HDC.
Offset suggestion: *4 HDC, inc, 1 HDC*

7.    Ch 2, 1 HDC in join. *1 HDC in next 6 HDC, 2 HDC in next HDC* around. End with 1 HDC in last 6 sts. Join: 64 HDC
Offset suggestion: *3 HDC, inc, 3 HDC* (4.75″ across)

8.    Ch 2, 1 HDC in join. *1 HDC in next 7 HDC, 2 HDC in next HDC* around. End with 1 HDC in last 7 sts. Join: 72 HDC
Offset suggestion: Work as written

9.    Ch 2, 1 HDC in join. *1 HDC in next 8 HDC, 2 HDC in next HDC* around. End with 1 HDC in last 8 sts. Join: 80 HDC
Offset suggestion: *4 HDC, inc, 4 HDC*

10.    Increase 4 times: Ch 2, 1 HDC in join. *1 HDC in next 19 HDC, 2 HDC in next HDC* around. Join: 84 HDC. 6.25″ across.
11.    Work even: Ch 2, 1 HDC in each HDC around. Join: 84 HDC.  7.25″ across
12.    Work even: Ch 2, 1 HDC in each HDC around. Join: 84 HDC.

Finish with 3 rounds of single crochet:
13.    Work even in sc: Ch 1, 1 sc in each HDC. Join: 84 sc
14.    Work even in sc: Ch 1, 1 sc in each sc. Join: 84 sc
15.    Work even in sc: Ch 1, 1 sc in each sc. Join: 84 sc. 8.5″ across.

Lightly mist kippah with water and block it on glass head (or bowl). Let dry.

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