Wednesday, February 15, 2012

PATTERN RELEASE - Perfect crocheted beanie.


The following is my recipe for making this hat for my DH.


Perfect Crocheted Beanie


Introduction:
There are a number of variations possible for this hat. Make it with one or many colors but it will fit perfectly each time.
Please note, that for changing a color, work till 2 sts remain on the previous st to where color change needs to be done. Then use a loop of the new color to draw through both these loops. In every round, beginning ch 3 counts as first double crochet.


Materials:
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) yarn, Approx. 150yds required
US G/ 4.0 mm Crochet Hook

Sizes Available:
One Size (Adult) (Fits Small, Medium and Large Heads well)
Beanie is 8.5" tall and has a circumference of 19"

Gauge: 17dc and 10 rounds in 4"x 4" (10cm x 10cm)

Abbreviations:
  • Chain - ch
  • Slip Stitch - sl st
  • Stitch/es - st/s
  • double crochet - dc
  • beginning - beg
  • round/s - rnd/s
  • repeat - rep
  • increase - inc
  • single crochet - sc
  • previous - prev
  • double crochet 2 together - dc2tog
Instructions:
  • Ch 3.
  • Sl st into the first ch.
  • Ch 3, 11 dc into the space formed in the ring from prev step. Sl st into the top of the beg ch 3. (Total 12 sts)
  • (Ch 3, dc) into the same st from prev rnd, *2 dc into the next st from previous rnd. Repeat (rep) from * around and join with sl st into the top of the beg ch 3. [12 sts increased (inc) - Total 24 sts]
  • (Ch 3, dc) into the same st from previous rnd, dc into the next st, * 2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st. Rep from * around and join with sl st into the top of the beg ch 3 [12 sts inc - Total 36 sts]
  • (Ch 3, dc) into the same st from previous rnd, dc into the next 2 sts, * 2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts. Rep from * around and join with sl st into the top of the beg ch 3 [12 sts inc - Total 48 sts]
  • Rep in the pattern above, inc a st between each inc, till there are 84 sts in a rnd. 
  • Next crochet 8 rnds in dc.
  • Next rnd ch3 in the first st, dc into the next 4sts, dc2tog into the next 2 sts, * dc in the next 5 sts, dc2tog into the next 2 sts. Rep from * around and join with sl st to the top of the beg ch 3. [12 sts dec - Total 72 sts]
  • Next crochet 4 rnds in dc.
  • Next ch1, crochet 1 rnd in sc. Sl st to beg ch1, fasten off and Weave in Ends.
The hat takes only about half an hour to an hour to make up.



7 comments:

  1. What a cute, little hat. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Nice! Look forward to trying it!

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  3. I've started making this cute beanie but I am puzzled by the instruction: "Rep in the pattern above, inc a st between each inc, till there are 84 sts in a rnd."
    Does this mean follow the pattern in the line above, of doing a dc in 2 stitches and then doing 2 dc in one stitch? Has anyone made the beanie and can straighten me out?
    Thanks

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    1. 2dc in one st is an inc. Rep in pattern means that for each of the next rnds when you reach these two sts of prev round, make 1 dc in the first st and inc in the second st. Hope this makes it more clear.

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  4. Just finished this. LOVE the hat! Perfect fit and just what I was looking for. Thanks!

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  5. morrish9 so glad you liked it. Thanks for sharing.

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