I am so excited about this post! I have designed a new beanie, and am thrilled to share the pattern with all of you.
This pattern might seem intimidating to some, but I assure you, it is easy. Especially when you get into the groove of the pattern. I took lots of progress shots, and will include those below the pattern. Hopefully, they will help you, in case you have any questions.
So here it is!
5mm crochet hook
Two colors of worsted weight yarn
· Pattern is best worked with two colors, alternating every other row. When changing from ‘Color A’ to ‘Color B’, do not fasten off yarn! Carry the yarn up through the inside of the beanie.
To change colors: Work the last dc/Ldc as normal until the last two loops are on the hook, drop the current color of yarn and pick up second color pulling through last two loops on your hook, completing the stitch.
· Starting at Round 2, the beginning ch 4 of each row counts as first dc and ch1 of the first V stitch.
· When working a long double crochet (Ldc), remember that they are worked into the stitches, of the same color, two rows below (ie: the Ldc’s in row 5 are worked into the stitches from row 3, row 8 into row ). If you do not know how to make a Ldc, click here for a YouTube video that will show how.
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
V stitch – (dc, ch1, dc) in same space
Ldc – long double crochet
beg – beginning
Round 1: 12 dc in 3rd chain from hook, sl st into top of first dc
Round 2: ch4, 1 dc in first dc, V stitch in each dc around, sl st into 3rdch of beg ch4
Round 3: sl st into ch1 space, ch4, dc in same space, *1Ldc between next to dc, V stitch in next ch1 sp** repeat from *to** around, ending with Ldc between last dc and beg ch3, sl st into 3rdch of beg ch4 (12 V stitch, 12 Ldc)
Round 4: sl st into first ch1 space, ch4, dc in same space, *1Ldc between next dc and Ldc from previous row, 1Ldc between Ldc and next dc from previous row, V stitch in next ch 1 space** repeat from *to ** around, ending with 1Ldc between last Ldc and ch 4 of previous row, sl st into 3rdch of beg ch4 (12 V stitch, 24 Ldc)
Round 5: sl st into first ch1 space, ch4, dc in same space, *1Ldc into each of the next 3Ldc from two rows down, V stitch into next ch1 space** repeat from *to** ending with 1Ldc in last Ldc two rows down, sl st into 3rdch of beg ch4 (12 V stitch, 36 Ldc)
Round 6: sl st into first ch1 space, ch4, dc in same space, *Ldc into each of the next two Ldc from two rows below, V stitch into next ch1 space** repeat from *to** ending with 1Ldc in last Ldc from two rows down, sl st into 3rdch of beg ch4 (12 V stitch, 24 Ldc)
Rounds 7-17: repeat rows 5 and 6, ending with row 5
Round 18: sl st into first ch1 space, ch1, hdc in each of the next 3 stitches, *Ldc into next Ldc from two rows below, 1hdc in next stitch, 1 Ldc in next Ldc from two rows below, 1hdc in each of the next 5 stitches** repeat from *to** around, end with Ldc in last Ldc from two rows down, sl st into first hdc.
Fasten Off and weave in ends.
As promised, here are some photos to help you out!
1 - Complete last dc of row until only two loops left on hook
2 - Pull new color through last two loops leaving one loop of new color on hook
3 - Slip Stitch into directed stitch to close round
*When crocheting the initial 12 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook, crochet around the beginning tail. Once you have slip stitched into the top of the 1st dc, pull the tail, and this will close the center hole. Sew the tail around the center to keep it closed.*
This is the first round where you need to crochet Ldc
The Ldc from this round are worked into the 12 double crochets from the first round.
This is the first round working Ldc in the second color.
The Ldc from this round are worked into the top of the dc in the Vstitches from Round 2. The last Ldc is worked into the ch3 from the beginning of Round 2.
The first Ldc of each section is worked into the top of the dc in the Vstitch from Row 3.
The middle Ldc of each section is worked into the top of the Ldc from Row 3.
The last Ldc of each section is worked into the top of the dc in the Vstitch from Row 3.
After Row 5, the Ldc of each round are worked into the Ldc of the round 2 rows below (the last round of the same color you are currently working with.
I really hope you guys enjoy this pattern!
As with all my patterns: Feel Free to crochet for personal use, and to sell. All I ask is that you cite the pattern using this ChirpinBirdie blog. The pattern itself is not to be redistributed, or sold. If someone wants the pattern, again, please direct them back to this blog.