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ROSE HAT AND ROSE MUFF
SIZES: Muff, 11" wide. Headband, adjustable size.
Red Heart Super Saver Knitting Worsted, 2 7-oz. skeins Burgundy (A); 2 skeins Lipstick ; 1 skein Hunter Green (D) 1 skein Light Sage (E).
NOTE: Yarn for roses can also be Candy print or 3 different shades of red
For leaves, you can use a variegated green or Red Heart Camo. Use what you have to make it the colors you like.
Hook slze F/4mm
Muff lining, 24" in circumference, 11" wide. Matching sewing thread. Tapestry needle.
GAUGE: 7 dc = 2" on muff. 9 sts = 1": 13 rows = 2" on headband.
MUFF (worked with A) : .
Rnd 1 (right slde) : Ch 86, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across—84 dc. Row should be 24" wide. From right side, join with sl st in top of turning-ch. Do not turn.
Rnds 2-24: Ch 3, work dc in each dc around. Join each rnd with sl st in top of ch-3. Work as follows:
Rnds 1 and 2: Work in dc, dec 7 dc (to dec 1 dc, yo, pull up a
Rnd 3: Ch 1, work sc in each dc. Rnd 4: Ch 1, work sl st in each sc. End off. Insert muff lining inside of muff. From right side, work side band at opposlte end of muff piece in same way. Note: Do not sew muff to lining until all roses are sewn on muff.
Note: The original headband was KNITTED! YIKES!!! However, I converted the knit pattern to a crochet pattern. If you have a favorite headband pattern, feel free to use that. This is just a base for the roses and it really doesn’t matter what pattern you use.
Row 1: Beg at center back, ch 27 , sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each of next 25 chs, ch 1, turn
Row: 2: . Working in back loop, sc in each sc, ch 1 turn (26)
Row 3- and up: rep row 2 until piece measures 5 inches. Mark this slde of row. You will be decreasing at this edge for the next few rows.
Now you will dec 1 st at marked edge of next row, then every 4th row at same edge 5 times—20 sts.
Now working even back loop only, crochet until piece measures 14" from start or 8" less than desired head size.
Inc one sc at marked edge on next row, then every 4th row on same edge 5 times—26 sts.
Work even until piece measures 22" from start or desired head size. Fasten off. (center back). Sew back seam.
Rnd 1: With Lipstick, ch 4. Join with sl st in first ch to form ring. Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, drop Loop off hook, insert hook from front to back in top of ch-3 and pull dropped Loop through (first popcorn made), * ch 3 sp, 3 dc in ring, drop Loop off hook, insert hook from front to back in first dc of same group and pull dropped Loop through (popcorn made), repeat from * 3 times. Ch 3, join with sl st in top of first popcorn.
Rnd 2: Sl st in first sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, complete first popcorn,
* ch-4 sp, popcorn of 4 dc in next sp, repeat from * 3 times. Ch-4 sp, join in top of first popcorn.
Rnd 3: (You will work petals) Sl st in first sp. Work shell of (1 sc, 1 dc, 3 trc, 1 dc, 1 sc) in each sp around—5 petals. Join with sl st in first sc of first petal. End off. You will now be attaching green for leaves
Note: You can work the roses with 3 colors. Just work each with a separate color, mixing colors for each round for each rose.
Rnd 4: With D , make
Rnd 5: With D, ch 1 turn. * Sc in each of next 5 sts on leaf, 3 sc in last sc; working on other slde of leaf, sc in each of 5 ch, sl st in last ch (leaf completed) **, ch 4, sl st in base of next leaf, repeat from * twice, ending at **- End off D.
Three leaves made and rose completed. Use D or E for leasves as per your taste.
Note: Make 17 more roses the same for muff; 5 roses for headband. Make leaves in either D or E per your taste
FINISHING: Muff: Beg at each side opening, pin 6 roses around each opening, alternating colors; fill in remaining surface with roses; sew in place with A (
Headband: Sew roses in alternate color combinations around headband.
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Additional Information about this pattern: In my personal library I have the original McCall's Magazine, Fall-Winter 1963-64. The pattern was originally called Rose Headband and Muff. The instructions called for knitting much of the work. I converted all knitting to crochet. I re-worked the pattern for todays terminology and I also updated the yarn and hook size. I re-colorized the photo and drew on it. My HTML arrangement of these patterns ,my added instructions, my conversion of knitting to crochet and my re-colorized and drawn upon photo are 2008 by Maria Merlino