Saturday, January 19, 2008
Steeple Bumpleigh Helmet
In P.G. Woodhouse’s Steeple Bumpleigh, where things always go awry, helmets often go a-walking but this “helmet” style reversible cloche could never go amiss.
Materials: Alafoss Lopi (MC)Grey, (CC1)Lt Green, (CC2)Fuchsia
Crochet Hook, Size K, 6.5mm
Note: All stitches are worked under both bars of the stitch (vs working in the front or back loop only). This is important for striping effect at edge.
Gauge: 2 sc=1”
Rnd 1: 7sc in 2nd sc from hook.
Rnd 2: 2sc in 3 scs, 3dc in next sc, 2sc in 3 scs (15 sts)
Rnd 3: 2sc in next 7 sts, 3dc in dcs, 2sc in 7 sts (31 sts)
Rnd 4:Sc in each st to centre dc of 3dc group; 3dc in centre dc, sc in each remaining st of rnd (33 sts)
Rnd 5-12: Repeat Rnd 4. Do not join Round.
Join CC1 and sl st to join Rnd.
Rnd 13, Sl st in each sc to 3dc group; sc in first dc, 3dc in next dc, sc in last dc, sl st in each remaining sc of rnd.
Rnd 14: Sc in each sl st, sc in sc, sc in dc, 3 dc in next dc, sc in dc, sc in sc. Do not join Round
Join CC2 and sl st to join Rnd. Ch 1, turn.
Rnd 15: St st in each st of last rnd. Join and end off. Weave in all ends.
Note: The edging will force the tip of the 3dc corner to curl upwards. This is good. If this doesn’t happen for you, try a tighter gauge across these sl sts, or use a slightly smaller hook for the edging. Try a size J/6mm or I/5.5mm.
Edit:The colours are really amazing and these dark photos don't do them justice. On a nicer day I will try and post close ups of the reversible edging.