In the Groove
Get in a '60s groove and lighten up your wardrobe. Hot colors, hip looks, and fabulous styles -- all the rage in the peace-and-love era -- hit this collection big!
It's back! The mod cap hits the current scene looking just as "outta sight" as it would have in the '60s. Super-soft suede yarn gives the cap the feel of fabric. The sturdy visor is made up of two layers of single crochet.
For a pretty touch, slip this bit of lace around your neck. Size 5 pearl cotton thread, worked in double-crochet and chain stitches, creates a soft backdrop for an assortment of glass beads. Search for beads in a crafts or bead store; just be sure the ones you select have a center hole large enough to accommodate a fine steel crochet hook.
Circumference = 21"
Lion Brand Lion Suede (Art. 210) 100% polyester; 3 oz. (85 g); 122 yds. (110 m); bulky weight
- 1 ball #113 Scarlet (A)
- 1 ball #140 Rose (B)
- 1 ball #146 Fuchsia (C)
Hooks and Extras
- Size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
- Blunt-end yarn needle
13 sc = 4" (10 cm); first 7 rnds = 4" (10 cm) across.
Take time to check your gauge.
Sc2tog (single crochet decrease): Insert hook into st and draw up a lp. Insert hook into next st and draw up a lp. Yo, draw through all 3 lps on hook.
FPsc (front post single crochet): Working from front to back to front, insert hook around post of stitch of row below, yo and draw up a lp, yo and draw through 2 lps on hook. Sk st behind FPsc.
Starting at center top with A, ch 2.
Rnd 1 (RS): Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook-6 sc.
Rnd 2: * With A, 2 sc in next sc and change to B; with B, 2 sc in next sc and change to C; with C, 2 sc in next sc and change to A; rep from * once more-12 sc.
Rnd 3: In est color sequence, (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around-18 sc.
Rnds 4-15: Work rnds as est, inc 6 sc each rnd and maintaining color block pat as est-90 sc at end of Rnd 15. Piece should measure 9" across.
Maintaining color block pat as est, work Rnds 16-28 as follows.
Rnd 16: Sc in first 29 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 14 sc) twice, 2 sc in next sc, sc in rem 30 sc-93 sc.
Rnd 17: Sc in first 29 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 15 sc) twice, 2 sc in next sc, sc in rem 31 sc-96 sc.
Rnds 18 and 19: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 20: Sc in first 29 sc, (sc2tog, sc in next 15 sc) twice, sc2tog, sc in rem 31 sc-93 sc.
Rnd 21: Sc in first 29 sc, (sc2tog, sc in next 14 sc) twice, sc2tog, sc in rem 30 sc-90 sc.
Rnd 22: (Sc2tog, sc in next 13 sc) 6 times-84 sc.
Rnd 23: (Sc2tog, sc in next 12 sc) 6 times-78 sc.
Rnd 24: (Sc2tog, sc in next 11 sc) 6 times-72 sc.
Rnd 25: (Sc2tog, sc in next 10 sc) 6 times-66 sc.
Rnds 26-28: Using A only, sc in each sc around. At end of Rnd 28, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Note: Visor is constructed with 2 layers (inner and outer) and is worked on 26 sc at center front.
Foundation Row: With RS facing, sk first 20 sc from joining on Rnd 28, join A with sl st around post of next sc, ch 1, FPsc in same st, FPsc in next 25 sts; turn-26 sc.
Row 1 (WS): Working in front lps of each st for this row only, with A, ch 1, sc in first 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in rem 8 sc-28 sc; turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 24 sc, sc2tog-26 sc; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog-26 sc; turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 22 sc, sc2tog-24 sc; turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog-24 sc; turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sc, sc2tog-22 sc; turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog-22 sc; turn.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 18 sc, sc2tog-20 sc. Fasten off.
Row 1: With RS facing, join A in first rem lp from Foundation Row of Visor. Working in rem lps across, ch 1, sc in same lp as joining and in next 7 lps. Work 2 sc in next lp, sc in 8 lps, 2 sc in next lp, sc in last 8 lps-28 sc; turn.
Rows 2-8: Rep Rows 2-8 of the Inner Visor.
Note: Size may be adjusted slightly by working the Edging looser or tighter to fit. In either case, work the sc around the Visor tightly; switch to a smaller hook if necessary.
Rnd 1: With RS facing, join A in last st of Rnd 28 on Body at center back; sl st in next 20 sc. Working through double thickness of Inner and Outer Visor and matching sts, sc in row-end st of each of next 7 rows, sk row-end st of Row 8, sc in next 20 sc across front of Visor, sk row-end st of Row 8, sc in each of next 7 row-end sts, sl st in next 20 sc of cap; join with sl st in first sl st. Fasten off.
Weave in ends. Dampen the cap and block it by slipping the piece over a 9"-diameter round plate; smooth the top around the form and allow it to dry completely.
Design by Doris Chan
Length = 14" (but easily stretches to 15" with button and button loop)
1 ball DMC Pearl Cotton (Size 5): #815 Burgundy
Hooks and Extras:
- Size B/1 (2.25 mm) steel crochet hook or size to obtain gauge
- Small steel crochet hook (size to fit through hole in all beads)
- Thirteen 6.35 mm glass beads
- One 12.7 mm glass bead
- Blunt-end yarn needle
6 hdc = 1" (2.54 cm).
Take time to check your gauge.
Using size B hook and cotton, ch 97. Sl st into 6th ch from hook (buttonhole made on end).
Hdc in next 12 chs; insert hook into next st and pick up lp, place lp onto small steel hook with small glass bead on it; push the bead down onto the picked-up lp, remove small hook and insert size B hook into the lp. Yarn around hook and draw through both lps to complete sc-Bead-1 completed.
(Hdc in next 5 chs, Bead-1 in next ch) 11 times; hdc in rem 12 ch. Fasten off. Sew last small glass bead to end of choker for button.
Join cotton in 3rd (center) hdc between 6th and 7th beads; ch-9, sl st in same hdc. Bead-1 with large bead in ch-9 lp.
Work 6 sc around both ch-9 lp and first sc-lp of Bead-1 (catching 1 side of Bead-1 sc-lp, and half of the ch-9 lp); then work 6 sc around both ch-9 lp and other side of Bead-1 sc-lp on 2nd half to encircle bead. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Design by Nancy Wyatt