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Shell Stitch Cap
{Lyn's Designs}

(fits a 22"-23" head)

Materials: G Hook 2-3 oz. 4 ply WW yarn Ch 4, sl st to form a ring. Row 1: ch 2, 14 hdc into the ring. sl st to join. ( 15 sts). Row 2: ch 2, 1 hdc in same sp, 2 hdc in each st around, sl st to join. (30 sts). Row 3: ch 2, 1 hdc in same sp, * 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat * around. sl st to join. Row 4: ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around, sl st to join. Row 5: ch 2, * 1 hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, ending with hdc in remaining sts. sl st to join. ~Note~ (the increase rows will not always have even sts, the increases are just to help with the curve of the crown. but may not always have even amount of sts towards the end). Row 6: ch 2, * 1 hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat * around. sl st to join. Row 7: ch 2, * 1 hdc in next 10 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat * around. sl st to join. Row 8: ch 2, * 1 hdc in next 14 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat * around. sl st to join. Row 9 : ch 2, * 1 hdc in next 18 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat * around. sl st to join. Row 10: ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around. sl st to join. Row 11: ch 3, 1 dc,ch1.1 dc in same sp, * sk 3 sts, "2 dc,ch1,2 dc" in next st (shell made). repeat * around. sl st to join. Row 12-14: ch 3, shell in center (the ch 1 sp) of previous shell, around. sl st to join. Row 15: ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around. sl st to join. Row 16: ch 2, * 1 hdc in next 5 sts, dec over next 2 sts, repeat * around. sl st to join. Row 17: repeat row 16. end off. weave in ends.Click here to ENLARGE image *Variation* change colors on row 11-14, shell rows for a dramatic effect. ~Lyn's Designs~ (\0/) 2003

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