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The Spiral Octagon Hat

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Designed by solmama December 2009

Inspired by a stitch found in “Stitch Collection: Textured Crochet”  written by Helen Jordan.

Materials:

Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Any yarn weight and corresponding hook size can be used for this pattern.
I made 2 versions.
1) Happy Feet DK with an F hook
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2) Patons Classic Wool with an H hook

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VERY IMPORTANT Special Instructions:

Because of the spiral design, the rounds are not joined with a slip stitch at the end.  You should use a stitch marker to designate the beginning of the round.

All rounds until the last stitch should be worked each stitch in the back loop only.

The weight of yarn used will change the # of increase rounds. 

Directions:

Make a slip knot and ch 3, 8 hdc in the third ch from the hook, do not join the round or turn.

Round 1: Work in the back loop only of each stitch from this point on.
2 hdc in each stitch around.

Round 2: [1 hdc, 2 hdc in next stitch] 8 times. 24 hdc

Round 3: [2 hdc, 2 hdc in next stitch] 8 times. 32 hdc

Round 4: [3 hdc, 2 hdc in next stitch] 8 times. 40 hdc

Round 5: [4 hdc, 2 hdc in next stitch] 8 times. 48 hdc

Round 6: [5 hdc, 2 hdc in the next stitch] 8 times. 56 hdc

Round 7: [6 hdc, 2 hdc in the next stitch] 8 times. 64 hdc

Round 8: [7 hdc, 2 hdc in next stitch] 8 times. 72 hdc

Round 9: [8 hdc, 2 hdc in next stitch] 8 times. 80 hdc

For DK weight yarns, there are 2 more increase rows.

Round 10: [9 hdc, 2 hdc in next stitch] 8 times. 88 hdc

Round 11: [10 hdc, 2 hdc in next stitch] 8 times. 96 hdc

Each round until the hat is the desired length: continue to hdc in the back loop of each stitch around.

Final Round: End with 1 sc and a sl st into the beg hdc.

Weave in Ends.

Enjoy!

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