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Unicorn Fields DK by Kimarie's Knit Knacks
This is 246 yards of 75% Merino & 25% Nylon hand dyed loveliness. It even has sparkles! Can I say that again? My unicorn yarn has sparkles! It can be machine washed. It is very soft and works up wonderfully. I didn't encounter any tangles or messy bits. Overall, it's an ideal yarn.
Marshall Island Sport in Sterling by String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn
This is the same that I used on my Cherry Twist Hat and you can read all the details about the yarn there.
Clover Amour H
Clover Amour I
(My Clover Amour hooks are my favorites!)
Please Note: This is an untested pattern. This pattern is made from the notes that I made while crocheting the hat. If you encounter any problems or mistakes in the pattern I would greatly appreciate if you'd let me know and I'll do my best to help and/or correct the pattern.
Using H hook:
Join without twisting.
Rows 1 - 6: 78 sc across, slip stitch into first stitch.
Using I hook:
Step 1: Using grey yarn: ch 4, dc in the first st (this counts as your first V stitch). *Skip 2 sts, [dc, ch 1, dc] in the next st. Repeat from * until 2 sts remain. (This is a fairly standard starting row of V stitches). Slip stitch together. Pull a long loop of yarn out -- enough that your work won't unravel while you work the next row. NOTE: You will be alternating which yarn you are working with, but you will not be finishing off each row.
Step 2: Using unicorn yarn: Chain 3 in ch sp of 1st V st of previous round 2 DC. Three DC in each ch sp around. Join with a slip stitch. Again, pull a long loop of yarn so that this row won't unravel while you're working the next.
Step 3: Using grey yarn: Put your hook into the long loop of grey. Chain 4 and dc between first and last V of the grey round (note, this is not in the ch sp, but between the Vs). [Dc, ch 1, dc] between the earlier grey V stitches around. Close with a slip stitch. Pull out long loop of yarn. (This is the row where the magic happens for this hat. This row is how the unicorn clusters are surrounded and made to pop. It does take a little getting used to -- you are working this new row with the row from not the last row but the row before that one. )
Step 4: Using unicorn yarn: Chain 3 in ch sp of 1st V st of previous round 2 DC. Three DC in each ch sp around. Join with a slip stitch. Again, pull a long loop of yarn so that this row won't unravel while you're working the next.
Work steps 3 & 4 until you reach your desired length.
Decrease part of the crown:
Using grey yarn. *V stitch in first space. 1 dc in next space.* Repeat around.
Using Unicorn yarn *3 dcs in each V space.* Repeat around.
Using grey yarn. Create a faux V stitch with a (dc, ch 1, dc) around, placing a dc on either side of the single dc in the spaces of the grey row below (continuing to capture the Unicorn yarn). Repeat around.
Using Unicorn yarn. *3 dcs in each faux V space.* Repeat around.
Using grey yarn. *V stitch in space between unicorn dc group (capturing the
Using Unicon *3 dcs in each V space.* Repeat around.
Using grey yarn. *1 dc in space of each Unicorn group from below most recent row of unicorn stitches.1
Using grey yarn. DC2TG around.
If necessary, sc2tg around.
This was a mash up made in yarn heaven. Both shops were wonderful to work with -- businesslike and friendly. I highly recommend both Kimarie's Knit Knacks and String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn, as such both can be found in my Best Little Yarn Shops Gift Guide.
I will be sharing this post at some of these awesome parties!