I know many of you love my hats but when I make one from the bottom up like the Iron Mountain Beanie…..you’re requesting for a top-down version. No need to request this time because I’ve designed the Iron Mountain Beanie Top-Down just for YOU! If you’ve never tried the Patons Alpaca Blend, now is your chance. Don’t forget to jump over to Yarnspirations Facebook page and tell them thank you for sponsoring the ELKies!
I’m thinking the color you see in the photo will appeal to everyone that has that special girl in your life. I absolutely love the rich color of the Ultraviolet don’t you?
The Patons Alpaca Blend is a #5 Bulky weight yarn so the project works up rather quickly. The blend of yarns really helps to create a beautiful stitch definition as you can see in the photo. It’s one of those feel good type yarns and if you wanted to know if it’s warm. Emory wore the hat hunting yesterday afternoon and said that was one of the warmest hats I had made for him.
You certainly need to be sure and check out the yarn because I have a surprise for all the ELKies. Since Yarnspirations is sponsoring us, they have me a coupon code, and I just checked…..the yarn is on SALE! So, you’ll get the yarn on sale for $5.99 plus use the code ELK20 for a 20% discount! The code expires February 24, 2018.
Go…..check out all 24 colors, pick out a few and start making the Iron Mountain Beanie today. (By the way, I’ve done a top down version coming out too).
- Patons Alpaca Blend, #5 Bulky Weight, 60% Acrylic, 22% Wool, 10% Nylon, 8% Alpaca, 155 yards/100g, Colorway: Ultraviolet
- Hook Size: I/5.5mm
- Tapestry Needle for Weaving in the ends.
blo – back loop only
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
rem – remaining
sc – single crochet
sp(s) – space(s)
Gauge: 12 dc and 6 rows = 4″
Finished Measurement: 20″,22″, 24″
- Ch 1 in the first st is not considered the first sc in the pattern.
- Ch 2 in the first st is not considered the first dc in the pattern.
- When ending Round 8, I suggest that you sl st into the ch-1 sp instead of the first st before you start the next round and each repeat of Round 8. This is because you are ending the round with a skipped st. It will leave a slight space when you sl st straight into the first stitch. I played around and decided to sl st into the ch-1 sp then sl st into the first st to begin Round 8. It closes up that space and looks much better. It’s not necessary to do it this way, but you might want to test it out and see if it works well for you.
- I did not do a round of dc as I normally do in my patterns after the increase rounds. I went straight to the sc rounds. If this pulls your hat in tighter than you want, you can easily do a round of the dc before the sc round to help eliminate it closing the hat in too much.
Round 1: Ch 4, join by sl st to first ch to form ring, ch 2 (See Pattern Notes), 12 dc in ring, join by sl st to first st. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st and each rem st around, join by sl st to first st. (24 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2, dc in first st, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around, join by sl st to first st. (36 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2, dc in first st, dc in in next st, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, join by sl st to first st. (48 dc) (Small) Skip to Round 7
Round 5: Ch 2, dc in first st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, join by sl st to first st. (60 dc) (Medium) Skip to Round 7
Round 6: Ch 2, dc in first st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, join by sl st to first st. (72 dc) (Large)
Round 7: Ch 1 (See Pattern Notes), sc in blo in first st, sc in blo of next st and each rem st around, join by sl st to first st. (48,60, 72 sc)
Round 8: Ch 1, *(sc,dc) in first st, skip next st, repeat from * around, join by sl st to sl st in previous round, sl st in first st.
Repeat Rounds 7-8, ending on Round 7 until you’ve reach 5″ (Small), (6-6 1/2″) Medium and Large
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in net st and each rem st around, join by sl st to first st.
Rounds 2-5: Repeat Round 1, Fasten off. Weave in the ends.
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