Thursday, August 5, 2010

Beanie Crochet Cap Pattern....FREE

I have decided to place this pattern for free on my blog.  This is my take on the beanie.  I've tried it in sc, dc, hbdc, and hdc.  The latter two were the most effective as caps. 

I originally had changed the pattern from single crochet to a herringbone half double crochet (already my professed favorite stitch). It still has great stretch and has a tighter feel and more interesting pattern.  For the sake of the learning curb the half double crochet can be used in its place and I have substituted it in the pattern. Also I made it so it would be in a continuous round rather than joining at the end of the rows. It makes it more seamless and the bump that sometimes occurs at the end when using this approach is hidden by the last step.   If you would prefer you could slip stitch in the starting stitch and chain two to start a new row.  The brim could also be flipped up and worn flush. 



Stitches:
chain (ch)
slip stitch (sl st)
single crochet (sc)
half double crochet (hdc)
You Need:
Worsted Weight or similar weight yarn in colors of your choice.
Olive, Tan, and cream used here.  Create color changes as desired.  Pattern is given in single color.

1 hook size j/10 - 6.00mm
tapestry needle (for finishing/weaving/hiding end)


Either make a magic adjustable ring or ch 4 and join with sl st to make a ring.
rnd 1:  8 hdc in ring join with sl st.  Mark this stitch with a stitch marker.  ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc).
rnd 2:  hdc in next st.  2 hdc in ea st around to last st, Move marker up and continue around. 16 hdc total.

rnd 3:  hdc in next st.  *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st*, repeat from * to * around to last st.  join with sl st to beginning chain. 24 hdc total.

rnd 4:  hdc in next st.  *1 hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st*, repeat from * to * around to last st. 
Move marker up and continue around.  32 hdc total.
rnd 5:  hdc in next st.  *1 hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st*, repeat from * to * around to last st. 
Move marker up and continue around.  40 hdc total.
rnd 6:  hdc in next st.  *1 hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st*, repeat from * to * around to last st. 
join with sl st to top of beginning chain.  48 hdc total. 
rnd 7:  hdc in next st.  *1 hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st*, repeat from * to * around to last st. 
join with sl st to top of beginning chain.  56 hdc total. 
rnd 8:  hdc in next st.  *1 hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st*, repeat from * to * around to last st. 
join with sl st to top of beginning chain.  64 hdc total.
rnd 9:  hdc in next st.  *1 hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st*, repeat from * to * around to last st. 
Move marker up and continue around.  72 hdc total. 
rnds 10 - 14:  1 hdc in each st. Move marker up and continue around. 72 hdc total.
rnd 15:  1 hdc in each st. Move marker up and continue around. 72 hdc total.
rnd 16:  1 hdc in each st around. Move marker up and continue around.  72 hdc total.
rnd 17: 1 hdc in each st around.  Move marker up and continue around.   72 hdc total.
rnd 18:  1 hdc in each st around.  Move marker up and continue around. 72 hdc total.
rnd 19:  1 hdc in each st around.  Move marker up and continue around.  72 hdc total.

Add more rounds here if desired.  Reduce number of rounds for shorter cap.

You can fasten off at this point.  Leave the stitch marker as this comes in later.

The Brim


(note on the brim: I've experimented making this in different ways.  To get it to flip up really nice make row 3 in the back loop.  You can also center 30 stitches across for #1 and follow rows 2-6 as given.  The choice is yours.  I change patterns too much to commit to any one.)

Using 2 strands of yarn, to the right, center 15 stitches. 
Row 1:  Join yarn with a sl st, 2 sc in same st, and in each of the next 14 sts. 30 sc total. 
Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, skip 1st st, sc in each st to the end.  1 sc into row edge, sl st into the next 2 sts along the hat edge. 
Row 3:   Ch 1, turn, skip 1st st, sc in each st to the end.  1 sc into row edge, sl st into next 2 sts. 
Row 4:  Ch 1, turn, skip 1st st, sc in each st to end. Sl st in same space as last sl st.  Fasten off and weave in ends.   
You can add as many rows as long as you would like your brim.

Row 5:   Rejoin the yarn at the back of the hat (where stitch marker is sitting), sc in each st around hat and the brim.  Sl st in starting st.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Experiment.  Create.  Have Fun. 

1 comments:

that1girl said...

cool pattern