A few days ago, I finished up my Lacey Scarflet for the Loom Knitter’s Circle loom along at Ravelry. I worked mine up in a single strand of Berroco Pleasure and decided to use purchased buttons for closing the scarflet, rather than knitting them.
When I was finished, I had almost a full ball of yarn left so I decided to make a hat to match the Lacey Scarflet. I thought I’d post my notes on the hat here for anyone that might want to make one like it to match their Lacey Scarflet.
Lacey Mock Crochet Hat
Large gauge round loom with 48 pegs. The purple round Knifty Knitter was used for the sample project.
Yarn: 130 yards of an Aran weight yarn. Berroco Pleasure was used in the sample project.
Cast on 48 pegs. Prepare to work in the round.
Brim: Rounds 1-12 – k2, p2 to the end of the round. (The brim in the sample project measures 1.25″)
Prepare for the next round by knitting the first peg once more.
Next Round – Work the Mock Crochet Stitch, in the round, as follows:
The working yarn should be resting at peg 1. Bring the working yarn back around peg 48 and lay it across peg 48, peg 1, and peg 2. Knit peg 2, then peg 1, then peg 48.
The working yarn will now be resting at peg 2. Peg 2 is now the middle peg for the next wrap. Bring the working yarn back around peg 1 and lay it across pegs 1-3. Knit peg 3, then peg 2, then peg 1.
The working yarn will now be resting at peg 3. Peg 3 is now the middle peg for the next wrap. Bring the working yarn back around peg 2 and lay it across pegs 2-4. Knit peg 4, then peg 3, then peg 2.
Continue wrapping and knitting 3 pegs at a time, treating the peg where the working yarn is located as the middle peg, until you reach the end of the round and the last 3-peg group has been worked (this will be peg 47, peg 48, and peg 1).
Repeat this round until the hat reaches the desired length. 18 Mock Crochet rounds were worked for the sample project. This gives the hat a bit of extra room at the top so the hat is more relaxed and the lace work doesn’t get pulled open too far.
Finishing: Remove the hat from the loom using the gather removal method. Cinch the top of the hat closed and weave in all ends. Embellish with buttons, if desired.
The mock crochet stitch creates a pretty, open, lace fabric and works up pretty quickly. I’d like to point out a couple of good tutorials that I came across on the mock crochet stitch while working on this project. First up is a seven page picture-based tutorial found at loomknittinghelp.com:
The second tutorial is a video clip of the mock crochet stitch being worked on a Kiss Loom by Graciela Worth.
(The Kiss Loom is a bit different than many manufactured looms because it has pegs and pins. If you have a Kiss Loom, follow the video – if you are working with a loom that doesn’t have the pins, just skip that part of the process).
Good luck learning this fun lace stitch.
Have a great day!