Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Hairnet with a Square-mesh Circular Center


Over the past several years I've been working on square-mesh netting. Recently, when I wanted to make a new hairnet, I was looking at the Simple Hairnet and the Invisible Hairnet. I didn't want to make a grommet, and I didn't feel like working around a square or rectangle of netting. Then it dawned on me -  I could use one of the circles of square-mesh netting and work around that. I thought it might be easier than either, or at least it was different. 

As I worked through the center I realized that the first section used increases.






The second section was plain netting - one knot in each loop for several rows.






The final section was made of decreases.






Once the center was finished it was time to remove the foundation loop, stretch it out, and create a new foundation loop by going around the circle with a foundation loop cord.





The first round is the trickiest. There are two loops, one on the first row and one on the last row, that belong to the side as well as the top or bottom. These are the last loop of the first row and the first loop of the last row. These two loops need two knots net into them.  After that it is just net 1 knot in each loop until the hairnet is as long as desired. 





Instructions
A 3/8" mesh stick is used for all rows and rounds.

Circular Base
Row 1
Net 6 loops into foundation loop.  (6 loops in row)

Row 2
Net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots the last loop. (7 loops in row)

Row 3
Net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots the last loop. (8 loops in row)

Row 4
Net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots the last loop. (9 loops in row)

Row 5
Net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots the last loop. (10 loops in row)

Row 6
Net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots the last loop. (11 loops in row)

Row 7
Net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots the last loop. (12 loops in row)

Rows 8-18
Net 1 knot in each loop. (12 loops in row)

Row 19
Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (11 loops in row)

Row 20
Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (10 loops in row)

Row 21
Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (9 loops in row)

Row 22
Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (8 loops in row)

Row 23
Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (7 loops in row)

Row 24
Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (6 loops in row)


Circular Sides
Remove the foundation loop cord from the netting.
Spread the netting out on a flat surface in the shape of a circle.
Replace the foundation loop cord around the inside of the circle. Tie the ends of the foundation loop cord together to create a new foundation loop.
 
Round 1
Net 2 knots in the loop to the right of the last loop formed (it will be along the side);
Mark the first loop formed in this round;
Net 1 knot in each loop for 15 loops;
Net 2 knots in the next loop;
Net 1 knot in each loop for 10 loops;
Net 2 knots in the next loop;
Net 1 knot in each loop for 4 loops.
If the marked loop is loop number 1, there should be 36 loops around the edge of the netting.

Round 2-24
Net 1 knot in each loop for 24 rows or 12 diamonds below the marked loop. 

Last Knot: 
The last knot is tied over the knot from the row above. This creates an extra loop and makes the edge look even. (37 loops around the outer edge)








Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Adapting Hairnet Patterns


About a year ago my homework load became too heavy for me to even think about posting. (Yes, 45 years and seven children after receiving my Associate Degree I started an online degree program to finish my Bachelor's Degree.) I did keep netting and will see if I can begin posting again. 

I've been working on some hairnets recently. I find I have a hard time making the same pattern over and over several times without wondering how or what to change. 

I started with the Simple Hairnet. A fairly basic pattern.

Round 1
mesh stick: 3/8”
Form a grommet with 40 loops, the last loop tied with a Connecting Knot (CK).  (40 loops in the round)

Rounds 2-29
mesh stick: 3/8” 
Net 1 knot in each loop.  (40 loops in round)

 
          
Simple Hairnet
Simple Center

Then I began to wonder what would happen if I used fewer loops in the center and put some increases in the first few rounds.  I decided to start with nine loops in the center, put 2 knots in each loop for the next row, and then put six increases evenly spaced the next few rows. 

That gave me the Windmill hairnet.

Round 1
mesh stick: 3/8”
Form grommet with 9 loops (last one tied by hand with CK). (9 loops in the round)

Round 2
mesh stick 
Net 1 more knot in loop formed by CK, net 2 knots in all other loops.  (18 loops in the round)

Round 3
mesh stick 
Net 1 knot in next loop, net 2 knots in the next loop, *net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops, net 2 knots in next loop*; repeat from * to *, tie the CK. (24 loops in the round)

Round 4
mesh stick 
Net 1 knot in next loop, *net 2 knots in next loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops*; repeat from * to *, ending with net 1 knot in the last loop, tie the CK. (30 loops in the round)

Round 5
mesh stick 
Net 1 knot in next loop, *net 2 knots in next loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 4 loops*; repeat from * to *, ending with net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops, tie the CK. (36 loops in the round)

Round 6
mesh stick 
Net 1 knot in next loop, *net 2 knots in next loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 5 loops*; repeat from * to *, ending with net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops, tie the CK. (42 loops in the round)

Round 7
mesh stick 
Net 1 knot in next loop, *net 2 knots in next loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 6 loops*; repeat from * to *, ending with net 1 knot in each loop for 4 loops, tie the CK. (48 loops in the round)

Rounds 8-30
mesh stick 
Net 1 knot in each loop. (48 loops in round) 

    
Windmill Hairnet
Windmill Center
                                      

           

As I was making this hairnet, to double-check the instructions, I found myself wondering what the center would look like if the increases were in the small increase loops.  Finally, to satisfy my curiosity, I tried it.

It looked like a small asterisk, and since, according to sources online, asterisk means "little star", so I had another similar, but different, hairnet - Little Star.

Round 1
mesh stick: 3/8”
Form grommet with 8 loops (last one tied by hand with CK). (8 loops in the round)

Round 2
mesh stick: 3/8”
Net 1 more knot in loop formed by CK, net 2 knots in all other loops.  (16 loops in the round)

Round 3
mesh stick: 3/8”
Net 2 knots in the next loop, *net 1 knot in the following loop, net 2 knots in next loop*; repeat from * to *, tie the CK. (24 loops in the round)

Round 4
mesh stick: 3/8” 
Net 1 knot in the next loop, *net 2 knots in next loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops*; repeat from * to *, ending with net 2 knots in the last loop, tie the CK. (32 loops in the the round)

Round 5
mesh stick: 3/8” 
Net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops, *net 2 knots in next loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops*; repeat from * to *, ending with net 2 knots in the last loop, tie the CK. (40 loops in the round)

Round 6
mesh stick: 3/8” 
Net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops, *net 2 knots in next loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 4 loops*; repeat from * to *, ending with net 2 knots in the last loop, tie the CK. (48 loops in the round)

Rounds 7-30
mesh stick: 3/8” 
Net 1 knot in each loop. (48 loops in the round) 

 
Little Star Center
Little Star Hairnet
                 



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