Peruvian Helmet

Phentex Dynasty on 5.00 mm Hook makes a 22" hat.

Dynasty is an "18 stitch" yarn.
If it is not available, substitute Red Heart Super Saver
or Bernat Super Value yarn or other acrylic 18 stitch yarn.

Linked Double Crochet on 5.00 hook,
Earflaps are TSS done vertically on 5.50 mm hook
Both sides of fabric look good -you choose the "right" side.


Fig. 1
Shows the Tassel, Braided tie,
and the Tunisian Crochet earflap.


Fig. 2
Shows the woven back seam and
the center join at the earflaps.

Hat is done in Linked DC throughout.


Fig.1
At the start of a row or round, Chain 3,
insert hook in second chain from hook and pull loop through,
insert hook in same stitch as the chain 3,
YO, pull loop through.
The chain 3 does not count as a stitch.


Fig. 2
Complete stitch as normal Double Crochet.
Insert hook through horizontal bar of first stitch
(arrow points to horizontal bar)
and pull loop through,
Insert hook in next stitch and pull loop through.

Note: Pulling a loop through the horizontal bar takes the place of the first YO,
and also links the stitches together. Otherwise, the stitch is the usual Double Crochet.

Chain 4, join with a slipstitch to form a ring, Chain 3 (Doesn't count as a stitch). Do not turn.
Each rnd will be joined together with a slipstitch in the top of the first dc.
Rnd 1: Chain 3, 12 Lkdc in ring. Since every row ends with "slipstitch join," these instructions will not be repeated.
NOTE: The Starting Chain 3 does NOT count as a stitch.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 Lkdc in ea st. (24 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, * 2 Lkdc in first st, 1 Lkdc in next st (36 sts)
Rnd 4: Ch 3, * 2 Lkdc in first st, 1 Lkdc in each of next 2 sts (48 sts)
Rnd 5: Ch 3, * 2 Lkdc in first st, 1 Lkdc in each of next 7 sts. (54 sts)
Rnd 6: Ch 3, * 2 Lkdc in first st, 1 Lkdc in each of next 8 sts. (60 sts)
Rnd 7: Ch 3, * 2 Lkdc in first st, 1 Lkdc in each of next 9 sts. (66 sts)
Rnd 8: Ch 3, * 2 Lkdc in first st, 1 Lkdc in each of next 10 sts. (72 sts)
Continue even in Lkdc for 6 more rnds.

Use the invisible join "needle join" to join last round.


Fig.1
Cut yarn leaving a 6" tail.
Pull loop through last stitch and thread on needle.
Insert needle from front to back under top 2 loops of first stitch.
Then from top to bottom through last stitch of round.
Weave in ends on back side.
The needle join stitch here is done in blue so it can be seen.

Place a marker in the first and 23rd stitch each side of the center join.
Change to 5.50 mm afghan hook (the short one is just right)

For small projects like earflaps on hats, I use a 7 inch long hook.
Buy a 12 inch long hook and cut it down.
This way you don't have the extra length of the hook getting in the way.
Increases on the earflaps -chain required number at end of return row.
Decreases on the earflaps -slipstitch required number on forward row.
All Forward Rows are TSS.
All Return Rows are insert hook in next foundation stitch, YO,
pull thru foundation row, YO, Pull thru 2 loops on hook.

Start at front of left earflap with RS facing.
Row 1: Chain 2, Forward Row, connect in same stitch as chain 2, Return.
Row 2: Chain 2, Work on 4 lps.
Row 3: Chain 2, Work on 6 lps
Row 4: Chain 2, Work on 8 lps.
Row 5: Chain 2, Work on 10 lps.
Row 6: Chain 1, Work on 11 lps.
Row 7: Chain 1, Work on 12 lps
Row 8: Chain 1, Work on 13 lps
Row 9: Work even on 13 lps
Row 10 Work even on 13 lps
Row 11: Work even on 13 lps
Row 12: Work even on 13 lps
Row 13: Decrease 1, Work on 12 lps.
Row 14: Decrease 1, Work on 11 lps.
Row 15: Decrease 1. Work on 10 lps
Row 16: Decrease 1, Work on 9 lps.
Row 17: Decrease 1, Work on 8 lps
Row 18: Decrease 1, Work on 7 lps.
Row 19: Decrease 1, Work on 6 lps
Row 20: Decrease 1, Work on 5 lps.
Row 21: Decrease 1, Work on 4 lps.
Row 22: Decrease 1, Work on 3 lps.
Row 23: Decrease 1, Work on 2 lps.
Row 24 is the needle join at the back seam.
Row 24: Work even on 2 lps.
Row 25 is the start of the second earflap.
Row 25: Work even on 2 loops.
Row 26: Chain 1 Work on 3 lps
Row 27: Chain 1, Work on 4 lps
Row 28: Chain 1, Work on 5 lps
Row 29: Chain 1, Work on 6 lps
Row 30: Chain 1, Work on 7 lps
Row 31: Chain 1, Work on 8 lps
Row 32: Chain 1, Work on 9 lps
Row 33: Chain 1, Work on 10 lps
Row 34: Chain 1, Work on 11 lps
Row 35: Chain 1, Work on 12 lps
Row 36: Chain 1, Work on 13 lps
Row 37: Work even on 13 lps
Row 38: Work even on 13 lps
Row 39: Work even on 13 lps.
Row 40: Work even on 13 lps
Row 41: Dec 1, Work on 12 lps
Row 42: Dec 1, Work on 11 lps
Row 43: Dec 1, Work on 10 lps
Row 44: Dec 2, Work on 8 lps
Row 45 Dec 2, Work on 6 lps
Row 46: Dec 2, Work on 4 lps
Row 47: Dec 2, Work on 2 lps

Weave horizontal bars of hat seam.


Fig. 1
Weaving is shown here in blue so it is easily seen.
The weaving should also be worked tighter than shown.
It is worked around the horizontal bars that link the stitches together.
When done properly, it is almost invisible.

Join yarn in first stitch to left of center join, Chain 1.
Sc in each stitch around flap, Slipstitch across front of hat,
sc around second flap. Needle join to first stitch. Weave all ends.

3 strand "pigtail" braid:
9 (3-foot-long) strands doubled will make a braid 12 inches long
Ties and tassels:
30 wraps of yarn around piece of cardboard 4 ½" square. Cut 1 end.
Take 9 pieces of yarn each 3 feet long, fold in half, place uncut end of tassel yarns on the fold,
wrap single piece of yarn around tassel yarns about 1 inch down from fold and tie tightly.

Attach tie to flap:
Divide the 18 strands of yarn into 3 groups of 6 strands each and work pigtail braid for 7 inches.
Wrap piece of yarn around end and tie to prevent unraveling. Divide each group of 6 strands
into 2 groups of 3 strands. Working in the center 3 stitches of the bottom of the earflap, pull
1 set of 3 strands thru the 2nd stitch from front to back, pull the other set of 3 strands from the
same group of 6 strands thru the same stitch from back to front. Repeat in center and 4th
stitch. Weave some of the strands from each side of the flap into the braid and the rest into the flap.

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