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Ladies Helmet Designer: Janice Jones © CP-0220

Ladies Helmet - side view Designer's Note: The opening in the back of the helmet accommodates a ponytail or banana clip.

Materials:
2 skeins of worsted weight yarn
Size G hook (U. S.)

Stitch Guide:
Bean Stitch: Yarn over, insert hook into space, Yarn Over and draw a thread through, pulling up to approximately 1/2 inch. Leaving loops on the hook, Yarn Over again, insert hook into same space and draw a thread through, pulling it up to approximately 1/2 inch also. Leaving all loops on the hook, Yarn Over again and insert hook into same space, draw a yarn through and pull up to approximately 1/2 inch, then Yarn Over and draw yarn through all the loops on the hook, chain 1 to close the Bean Stitch.

Directions:
Begin: Chain 5; join with a Slip Stitch to form a ring.
Round 1: Chain 2 and then, Work 6 Bean Stitches into the ring. (6 Bean Stitches in this round.)
Round 2: Chain 2, Make 2 Bean Stitches in each space around, join with a Slip Stitch at top of Bean Stitch.
Round 3, 4, 5: Chain 2, Work a Bean Stitch in each space around, join with a Slip Stitch at the top of the first Bean Stitch.
Round 6: Chain 2, 2 bean Stitches in the next space * 1 Bean Stitch in each of the next four spaces, 2 Bean Stitches in the next space. Repeat from * around, ending with 1 Bean Stitch in each of the last four spaces, Slip Stitch to the top of the beginning Bean Stitch, Slip Stitch into next space.
Round 7:Chain 2,Work 1 Bean Stitch in each space around.
Ladies Helmet - back viewRound 8/Row 1: Chain 2 * 2 Bean Stitches in the same space, 1 Bean Stitch in the next 2 spaces, Repeat from * around, ending with 2 bean Stitches Chain 2, TURN and begin working in rows. This creates an open space for hair in the back.
Row 2: Work 1 Bean Stitch in each space across, 1 Bean Stitch between the starting chain and 1st Bean Stitch of previous row.
Row 3: Chain 2, Work 1 Bean Stitch in each space across, work last Bean Stitch in space created by the beginning Chain 2 of the previous row. Break off yarn, fasten and weave in ends.

Begin Left Earpiece:
Row 1: Attach yarn in the 11th space from end. Chain2, 1 Bean Stitch in same space, 1 Bean Stitch in each of the next six spaces. Total of 7 Bean Stitches in this row.
Row 2: Slip stitch to first space, Chain 2, 1 Bean Stitch in each of next 6 spaces. Total of 6 Bean Stitches in this row.
Row 3: Slip Stitch to first space, Chain2, 1 Bean Stitch in each of the next 5 spaces. Total of 5 Bean Stitches in this row.
Row 4: Slip Stitch to first space, Chain 2, 1 Bean Stitch in each of the next 4 spaces. Total of 4 Bean Stitches in this row.
Row 5: Slip Stitch I into next space, Chain 2, 1 Bean Stitch in each of the next 3 spaces. Total of 3 Bean Stitches in this row. Break off yarn, fasten and weave in ends.

Right Earpiece:
Row 1: Attach yarn in the 5th space from back opening. This skips 5 Bean Stitches of the previous row. Chain 2, 1 Bean Stitch in same space, 1 Bean Stitch in each of the next 6 spaces. Total of 7 Bean Stitches in this row. Chain 2 to turn.
Row 2: 1 Bean Stitch in each space across. Total of 6 Bean Stitches in this row. Chain 2 to turn.
Row 3: 1 Bean Stitch in each space across. Total of 5 Bean Stitches in this row. Chain 2 to turn.
Row 4: 1 Bean Stitch in each space across row. Total of 4 Bean Stitches in this row. Chain 2 to turn.
Row 5: 1 Bean Stitch in each space across row. Total of 3 Bean Stitches in this row. Break off yarn, fasten and weave in ends.

Ties:
Row 1: Attach yarn to the top of center Bean Stitch of earpiece. Chain 65.
Row 2: Slip Stitch into second chain from hook and in each chain across row. Break off yarn, fasten and weave in ends.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 of Ties on the other earpiece.

Finishing: Single Crochet around entire outside edge of the helmet. 1 Single Crochet per space and 1 Single Crochet in the side of the Bean Stitches. Break off yarn, fasten and weave in ends.


Pattern Copyright © 1999 Janice Jones Reprinted with Permission.
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