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Shells & Chains Slouchy Beret


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This is a slouchy, beret style hat, written for both fingering weight & worsted weight yarn, & available in both a child's & women's size. Only one skein of Knit Picks Palette yarn will make either the child or adult sized hat, & two skeins of Wool of the Andes will be enough to make either version. Pattern calls for a size F (3.5 mm) crochet hook. I crochet loosely; most crocheters will need to go up a hook size to get gauge Gauge: 1 shell = 2" in either weight of yarn. Fingering weight version will come out very lacy; worsted weight version will come out more "solid". Measurements: child (16-17") & adult ladies (19") measured at brim. Hat is very slouchy & is rated an advanced beginner pattern. Hat is made from the top down, joining after each round & not turning. Hat will look flat, like a doily, until almost the end. Modeled shots show hat made with fingering weight Knit Picks Palette yarn; hats shown plain were made with worsted weight Wool of the Andes, also by Knit Picks Thanks to CollieGrl64, honeystalks, crochetgammy, birdymom, & daughterofartemis for their test crocheting skills! Feel free to make as many of these as you like for local craft fairs/auctions/raffles/bazaars, but please do not sell finished items online. The pattern itself is not for sale. If making for charity, please let me know the name of the charity & include my contact info with the item (anastaciaknits on Ravelry). If you have any questions or comments or just want to join like-minded souls, please join my Ravelry group at Thanks! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY single crochet double crochet increase in pattern shells GAUGE 1 shell=2" SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 16" & 19" - can be easily resized

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  • 220-230 yards fingering, dk, sport, or worsted weight yarn
  • crochet hook

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Anastacia Knits Designs
Anastacia Knits Designs
My name is Anastacia, and I am the scrap yarn/one skein queen. I buy my yarn mainly at yard sales/thrift stores, so I got used to making do with what I could find. So most of my patterns are designed to use up the odd skeins or leftovers in your life, and are geared towards beginner crocheters or those who just want a fast, easy, but still pretty item. I'm a 30 something adult living in MA. I’m married, have a wonderful cat named Wedgie, & I work full time. I also teach knitting & crocheting at my local Michael's & squeeze in designing as many hours as I can a week. I do love to hear from everyone, but please remember that I am busy, just like you, & will reply as soon as I can. All of my patterns use USA terms & abbreviations. I try to layout my patterns as simply as possible to save money for people printing at home. My patterns are as short as possible, usually with only one photo on the first page, which you can easily skip printing to save ink. .