Friday, March 11, 2011

Shell Stitch Beanie Help

I have had more than a few emails and comments regarding my free Shell Stitch Beanie pattern. People tend to struggle with the same row, therefore I assume that I wrote it confusing and it needs a bit of clarification, so this post is dedicated to answering the question about the pattern row on this hat.

Sometimes I feel I should have named this hat the Double V-Stitch Beanie.  The pattern itself looks like a V with each side doubled.  So, once you end the rounds of single crochets you begin the row of the pattern stitch.  This means chaining 3 (this is the first dc) and then making a dc into the same stitch.  This forms the first side of your "V."  You then ch1.  This is the space between the sides of the V.  Then to make the other side you make two more dcs.  You will then skip the designated spaces and then make another double V. (2dc, ch1, 2dc).

Okay, once done with the first pattern row you will slip stitch into the top of the first dc made.  You will then slip stitch into the ch1-space.  This will mean you begin to make your next V into the middle of the V of the previous row.  You will then chain 3 (this is the first dc) and then make a dc into the same stitch. This forms the first side of your "V." You then ch1. This is the space between the sides of the V. Then to make the other side you make two more dcs. You will then skip to the middle of the next V and (2dc, ch1, 2dc).

In the end the pattern looks like this:



Each line represents one dc.  Each double crochet is made into the space of the previous V.  Hopefully this helps with some of the confusion!

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33 comments:

  1. Thank you for making that more simple! I'm off to make a few more now!

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  2. okay wow, I must be doing something wrong.. I'm following this pattern and it's not looking anything like the picture...

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  3. Hi,
    I just made this last night in the 6-12 mo. size--everything looked good, but it was huge!! It fit me! I'm not sure if I just crochet loose, but I followed the pattern and used a stitch marker. Any sugegstions? I used cotton yarn-sugar and cream. I read a comment that someone used a size G hook and had good luck with the sizing, so maybe I will try that. Thanks for the pattern, though--it looked really cute, just a little big for my 18 month old!

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  4. I just realized that I didn't leave an email address if you have any suggestions.
    You can contact me at goldenbear80@yahoo.com
    Thanks
    Marnae

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  5. I have taken this apart like 4 times and im getting sad bc i so want to make this hat im starting off with the child size bc my daughter is almost 6 and when i get to round 9 and round 10 i am confused....when i do it it is getting ruffled like,...is that what it is suppose to do? im a self taught crocheter for only 6 mo and when something is in () u do it and read it as if the () arent even there? so basically im wondering if in round 9 and 10 r u suppose to do the items in () in "each" stitch...so for example in 1 sc do 2dc, 1 ch and 2 dc in that single stitch? and do that all the way around? i swear thats what im doing but its is getting ruffled looking....ahhhhh....hahaha....can someone please email me at laura@rittechsales.com or call/text me at 517-202-7170 thx!!! laura

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  6. Hi. I have the exact scenario as Laura. I've also restarted about 4x so far and I am getting the "V" pattern, but the edges are getting ruffled/wavy once I start row 10/11.....it does not look like a hat at all. I love this pattern but I can't seem to get it right. Do you have any suggestions as to what I could have done wrong??? I would LOVE any help....PLEASE! Please email me at amauro@telus.net. Thanks. Alaina

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  7. Love this hat, so cute but I'm also having trouble. How about a You Tube video?? :)
    Thanks
    Diane

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  8. I am just starting out and teaching myself how to crochet. Is there any way you could add pictures maybe to clarify rounds 9 and 10? I love this hat and really want to accomplish it! Thanks!

    amympitcher@gmail.com

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  9. Thanks for sharing this pattern! It's lovely.

    I am very new to crocheting and I had to start over several times. What kept getting me off track was Round 9 as well. What I was doing was crocheting into the ch 1 stitch but also crocheting into the space left from the 3 skipped stitches from Round 8. When I did it, it made it ruffled and not really a hat.
    Once I figured out my mistake and only crocheted into the ch 1 stitches, it flowed just right.
    I don't know if that will help anyone; I hope that it does.

    Again, thanks for this pattern.

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  10. Anyone ever make a video for this pattern??? I am a very visual learner...

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  11. I'm having the same problems as others seems to be having. I've tried 5 different times but mine is getting ruffly as well. If anyone has pics of rounds 9 &10 that would be great! I can't seem to see where I'm messing up! :/
    Lisa- Thanks for the advice I'm going to see if that's what's messing me up! :)

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  12. Seems like a lot of people here aer having the same troubles. That's worrisome. I'm right in the middle of mine - round 9 - and was wondering why mine wasn't quite lookin right. Still looks cute - but nothing like the picture. I'm a seasoned crocheter, but I'm still getting a result that doesn't come close to resembling the image that accompanyies this pattern...

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  13. Hello, seems like I am having the same problems as everyone else with row 9 and 10....It starts to ruffle so I must doing something wrong but not sure what so if anyone has figured this out I would love some help! Thank you love the pattern! my email lmazzuchi24@gmail.com
    Linda

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    1. I think you can check on this website to figure out the problem with shell stitches. Well, I struggled too with round 9 at the beginning and then I was reminded by the previous jar cover I made last time. And I think I'm finding out the way to make it right :P

      http://www.naturenutnotes.com/2011/01/crochet-votive-tutorial.html
      I hope this helps since it has step by step pictures. :) The Lord bless you all. :)

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  14. I really love this pattern but I am also having difficulty with rd 8 getting it started. I have watched a few videos about shell stitches, and I'm not figuring this out. I would appreciate any help you could offer! Thank you for posting such a cute pattern!

    Meagan

    meagan.d.wilson@gmail.com

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  15. I cannot figure out how ane when you start decreasing in this pattern . Mine after 5 starts is flat not hat shapped.

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  16. I've made this hat once for a friend and it does look slightly ruffly once you get to row 9/10. However, if you keep going throughout the entire pattern and finish it off, it looks MUCH more like a hat. Also, once you put it on a child's head it fits like it is supposed to...no ruffles! You just have to finish it. Blocking after you are done might help as well. It's super cute when you are done!

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  17. Rnd 8: ch3 (this counts as first dc), dc in same stitch, ch 1, 2dc in same stitch, *skip 3 sc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next sc* repeat from * to beginning chain. Join. (for extra help click here).

    should this not say skip last three single crochets before joining to beginning chain

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  18. I have made this hat for my granddaughter. Six different hats. They are all gorgeous.

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  19. I have made this hat for my granddaughter. Six different hats. They are all gorgeous.

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  20. I have made this hat for my granddaughter. Six different hats. They are all gorgeous.

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  21. Hi, started to make this hat for my kiddo using the size 3 to 10. Not sure what happened but its pretty big. Perhaps my hook size. Its too big even for me. The pattern is great and uniformed but just too big. I will try it again.

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  22. Mine started to ruffle before continuing on to the next several rows of V stitch...it eventually tapers. Don't give up. Also, I didn't join any of my sc rows, just counted the number of stitches until I got to the appropriate number. Not sure if that was right or not. :P

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  23. can you please make a youtube video?!?!?! I got as far as rnd 8 and I am lost. I reallly want to make this beanie for my sister. She is having a baby girl in November. Please help!!! I am a little new at this, I got the first parts down and it has started to take shape, but I just am not understanding rnd 8. Please email me if you make a video! Please please please! thank you!
    Amber_2285@msn.com

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  24. Thank you for this gorgeous pattern but not unlike the others I am also getting lost at the same point. If you do happen to make a video could you please email me with the link as I would love to make this hat for my daughter. kimsinbox@live.com. Thank you kindly.

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  25. I am also stuck and can't figure out row 8. I want to make it for a grand baby. will someone please tell me i you figured out where do the row 8 chain 3 go. Do I chain stitch in the last sc of row 7. anybody help!

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  26. What does it mean when it says 6 times? Do i SC in the same stitch 6 times?

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  27. Thank you, you did an excellent job of explaining it. I went ahead and read this before I even read row 9. :) It makes total sense to me and is working up very quick now! I'm making a little hat for my in-the-womb baby girl and it's looking so cute so far! Thanks for the pattern.

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  28. do you have a video im hopeless on 8 to the end

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  29. I, too, found this pattern to be confusing and ended up with a hat that was HUGE. I took it all out and am starting again with a G hook, like PP said. Hopefully that fixes my issue. The hat looks gorgeous in the pictures and I would love to make one.

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  30. Thank you for this wonderful tutorial and the video. That helps me a lot. :)

    Blessing in the Lord for you.

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  31. I have been crocheting for years now and I too wonder as some where do you do your ch3 etc to do the first shell especially since it doesn't have ends ie a sl st to end one round to start another. Logically going in rounds it would be in the first st (ie sc) of the row but ch3 would start at last sc of previous round (I Think). Whether you call the sts shells or dbl Vs or split shell doesn't make it hard but the ending of round 8 I think AnonymousMarch 1, 2012 at 11:42 AM said is hard to fathom unless you explain it better or say to end row with sl st or state ch3 and the rest of the shell is crochet in first stitch of the next round. Please advise as I have a baby not far away

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