Adults Beanie and Mittens
3 ozs per skein
CAP: Dark Spruce-1 skein; Aran-1 skein
MITTENS: Dark Spruce-1 skein; Aran-1 skein
Crochet hook size 1
Gauge: 7 dc and 8 rows ( 4 stripes ) = 2"
CAP: Finished size 18" in diameter
Note: Work in Back Loops only throughout all rows.
With Aran, ch 40 loosely.
Row 1: Sc in back ridge of second ch from hook and each ch across, changing to Dark Spruce in last sc made. ( 39 sc ).
Row 2: ( right side ): Ch 1, turn, sc in first 34 sc, leave remaining 5 sc unworked. Note: Mark first sc on last row as right side and bottom edge. Mark first sc on last row as right side and bottom edge.
Row 3: Turn, skip first sc, sc in each sc across, changing to Aran in last sc made. ( 33 sc ).
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 33 sc, sc in end of first row on last Dark Spruce stripe and in remaining 5 sc on previous Aran stripe. ( 39 sc ).
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across, changing to Dark Spruce in last sc made.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 29 sc, leave remaining 10 sc unworked.
Row 7: Turn, skip first sc, sc in each sc across, changing to Aran in last sc made. ( 28 sc ).
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 28 sc, sc in end of first row on last Dark Spruce stripe and in remaining 10 sc on previous Aran stripe. ( 39 sc ).
Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across, changing to Dark Spruce in last sc made.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 34 sc, leaving remaining 5 sc unworked.
Rep Rows 3-10 until piece measures approx. 18" from beginning ch, ending by working Row 8, do NOT finish off.
Joining: With right sides of first and last rows together and working in free loops of beginning ch and through inside loops of sc on last row at the same time, sl st in first 23 sts, turn CAp right side out; with wrong sides of first and last rows together and working in free loops of beginning ch and through inside loops of sc on last row at the same time, sl st in last 16 sts, finish off. Weave a 12" length of Aran through end of each row at top of Cap. Gather tightly and secure ends. With Dark Spruce, make a 2 + 1/2" diameter pom-pom and sew to top of Cap.
Edging: Rnd 1: With wrong side facing and working in end of rows, join dark Spruce with sc in last row, sc in each row around, join with sl st in to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, working from left to right and working in both loops, work reverse sc in each sc around, join with sl st to first st, finish off.
MITTENS: ( make 2 ): Finished size 7" from wrist to fingertips. Work in Back Loops only throughout all rows.
With Dark Spruce, ch 81 loosely.
Row 1: ( right side ): Working in back ridge, sc in second ch from hook and in next 9 chs, sl st in next 5 chs, sc in next 23 chs, sl st in next 4 chs, sc in next 23 chs, sl st in next 5 chs, sc in last 10 chs. ( 80 sts ). Mark last row as right side.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 10 sc, sl st in next 5 sl sts, sc in next 23 sc, sl st in next 4 sl sts, sc in next 23 sc, sl st in next 5 sl sts, sc in last 10 sc, changing to Aran in last sc made.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 10 sc, sl st in next 5 sl sts, sc in next 23 sc, sl st in next 4 sl sts, sc in next 23 sc, sl st in next 5 sl sts, sc in last 10 sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 10 sc, sl st in next 5 sl sts, sc in next 23 sc, sl st in next 4 sl sts, sc in next 23 sc, sl st in next 5 sl sts, sc in last 10 sc changing to Dark Spruce in last sc made.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 10 sc, sl st in next 5 sl sts, sc in next 23 sc, sl st in next 4 sl sts, sc in next 23 sc, sl st in next 5 sl sts, sc in last 10 sc.
Rows 6-12: Rep Rows 2-5 once, then repeat Rows 2-4 once more.
Row 13: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 10 sc, sl st in next 5 sl sts, sc in next 9 sc, ch 17 loosely ( thumb ), sk next 32 sts, sc in next 9 sc, sl st in next 5 sl sts, sc in last 10 sc. ( 35 sts ).
Row 14: Ch 1, turn; sc in  first 10 sc, sl st in next 5 sl sts, sc in next 16 sts, sl st in next 5 sl sts, sc in last 10 sc changing to Aran in last sc made.
Row 15: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 10 sc, sl st in next 5 sl sts, sc in next 35 sts, sl st in next 5 sl sts, sc in last 10 sc.
Row 16: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 10 sc, sl st in next 5 sl sts, sc in next 35 sc, sl st in next 5 sl sts, sc in last 10 sc changing to Dark Spruce in last sc made.
Row 17: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 10 sc, sl st in next 5 sl sts, sc in next 35 sc, sl st in next 5 sl sts, sc in last 10 sc, finish off.
Fold Mitten in half with right sides together and with corresponding colours and working through inside loops, stitch side and thumb edges together.
Edging: Rnd 1: With right side facing and working in end of rows, join Dark Spruce with sc in last row, sc in each row around, join with sl st in to first sc. ( 34 sc ).
Rnd 2: Ch 1, working from left to right and working in both loops, work reverse sc in each sc around, join with sl st to first st, finish off.