Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Bleecker Street Helmet
Lion Brand® Vanna's Tapestry
Pattern Number: L40211 Designed by Michele Maks.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 21 1/2 in. (54.5 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

864-201 Vanna's Tapestry: Brazil

Self striping and patterning in brown, black, cream, rust, dark turquoise, magenta, dark purple, and chartreuse.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
10 dc = about 4 in. (10 cm). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
dc2tog (dc 2 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

sc3tog (sc 3 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook – 2 sts decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Helmet is worked from the top down in joined rnds.

2.

Earflaps are worked back and forth in rows across lower edge of Helmet.


INSTRUCTIONS



HELMET Ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to make a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc on this rnd and on all following rnds), 8 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 9 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same sp, work 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 18 dc at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 27 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 36 dc.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 45 dc.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 54 dc.

Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

– 54 dc.

Note: Rnds 8-13 are worked in joined and turned rnds.

Rnd 8 (WS): Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 54 dc.

Rnd 9 (RS): Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around; join with sl st in top on beg ch.

Rnds 10-13: Rep Rnds 8 and 9.

Do not fasten off.

First Earflap Row 1 (RS): Sl st in next 7 sts, ch 3, dc in next 11 sts – 12 dc.

Rows 2-5: Ch 3, turn, dc2tog, dc in each st to last 3 sts, dc2tog, dc in last st – 4 sts at the end of Row 5.

Row 6: Ch 3, turn, dc2tog, dc in last st – 3 sts.

Row 7: Sc3tog.

Fasten off.

Second Earflap Row 1: From RS, skip 18 sts along lower edge of Helmet, join yarn with sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next 11 sts – 12 dc.

Rows 2-7: Rep Rows 2-7 of first earflap.

FINISHING Edging Rnd 1: From RS, join yarn with sl st in any st along lower edge of Helmet, ch 1, sc evenly spaced around lower edge and earflaps, working 3 sc at tip of each earflap; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Cut 3 strands of yarn each about 18 in.

(46 cm) long, draw strands through tip of one earflap to make 6 strands.

Divide strands into 3 groups of 2 strands each and braid for about 6 in.

(15 cm).

Knot and trim ends of braid.

Rep on opposite earflap.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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