Introducing the Starlette Hat. This crochet hat is made from the band up to the top. I love this hat because of the openness of it. The band can be tied to make the hat have a comfortable fit. This pattern uses bulky yarn and using the Star Stitch.
Any bulky or chunky yarn. I used 2 strands of worsted weight. 2 colors
Size L Hook
Sl st- slip stitch
Dc- double crochet
Dc4tog- Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and
draw through 2 loops] 4 times, yarn over, draw through all loops on hook—3 stitches
Dc2tog- Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over,
draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yarn over, draw through all loops on hook—1 stitch
Star Stitch - http://crochet.about.com/library/blstar_stitch.htm
CC- Contrast Color
Gauge - 4 x 4 in dc =9 sts and 6 rows
Band (working from the bottom up)
Sc in the 2nd st and each st across. Ch 1. Turn (76)
Sc in the 2nd st and each st across. Ch 1. Turn(76)
Sc in the 2nd st and in each st across. Finish off (76)
With wrong side facing you join CC in the 12th stitch from the right, ch 3. *Sk one
st, dc in the next st, ch 1, * repeat from * to * across to last 11 sts. sl st into the
top of turning ch. Ch 3. Turn (27 dc)
You are now working in the round.
Draw up a loop in 2nd ch from the hook, draw up a loop in the next st, draw up a
loop in the ch 1 sp, draw up a loop in the next dc, YO and draw through all 5 loops
on the hook, ch 1 (creates the eye of the star, * draw up a loop in the eye of the
star just made, draw up a loop in the last loop on same star st, draw up a loop in
the next ch 1, draw up a loop in the next dc, YO and draw through all 5 loops on
the hook, ch 1 repeat from * around, sl st to top of turning ch. Ch 3. (27 stars)
Repeat rows 1 and 2 four more times from * to *For a total of 10 rows.
Ch 3, * dc4tog, ch 1 in each eye of the star st. repeat * around. Ch 3.(8 -4 dctog)
*dc2tog, ch 1, repeat * around. (4 – 2 dctog)
Finish off. If you want to close the small circle, stitch between the loops between
every st around, pull tight and weave in ends.
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Sheri Ann Weber