The Burbank Fiber Friends play with Boutique Swanky

Imagine my delight when a box of Red Heart Boutique Swanky arrived on my doorstep!!! I had to play with the yarn right away!!! It was over the long President’s Day weekend that I crocheted a hat with this beautiful shiny, sequin laced yarn. It drapes really well, it’s easy to work with and it sparkles like you can only imagine.
Photos do not do this yarn justice. You have to see it in person!E819_9530

I wanted to share the yarn with my friends. Here the Burbank Fiber Friends, led by Kristie Mach play with Red Heart Boutique Swanky. My friends were thrilled by the pretty colors and I gifted each of them with a skein of this new yarn. One of the things that’s so special about this yarn is it’s already pre-strung with the sequins. All you need to do when you get this yarn home is either start knitting or crocheting with it.

We all think this yarn is a hit!!!

Please check out my “Swanky Slouchy Hat” pattern and buy this yarn so you can add color and glamour to your life!!!
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Supplies needed:
Size “H” 5.0 mm crochet hook
1 skein of RED HEART BOUTIQUE SWANKY (Acrylic/Polyester/Sequin Yarn)  202 yards
(Please keep in mind that I crochet extremely tightly, so if you crochet loosely you might have to adjust the number of stitches)

To Start:
  Chain 4, sl st to form ring

Round 1: ch 3,  13 dc into ring, sl st together.  (Place marker at the beginning of round)  (15)

Round 2:  ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st together, (Move Marker)  (30)

Round 3:  ch 2, , dc into same st, dc in next st * (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) repeat from * until you reach marker, sl st together (44)

Round 4:  ch 2, dc in next st,* 2 dc in next 2 sts, dc in next st), repeat from * until you reach marker, sl st together (65)

Round 5:  ch 2, dc into same st, dc in next 3 sts * (2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts) repeat from *, move marker, sl st together  (82)

Round 6:  sl st into back loop of same st.  Ch 2, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, * (dc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in next st), repeat from *  dc in the last sts.  Join with sl st to top of ch 2.  (90)

Rounds 7-12: 
Chain 2, dc all the way around.  For each round remember to move the marker up.  During this portion of the hat you might have to adjust how many rows you do.  If you want the hat slouchier, then add 2 – 4 more rows.

Round 13-16: 
ch 1 sc in each st around, join w/sl st to the top of chain.  Leave a six inch tail and weave in the ends.

Please keep in mind you might have to cut 1 or 2 sequins off the yarn so you can weave in the ends.