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This free crochet beanie hat pattern is called Simple Sweetness and would make a lovely handmade gift. Crochet gifts I think are the best gifts! If you get started now you can have a handmade holiday. The month of November I have teamed up with Thirty Handmade Days and Your Homebased Mom to share over 100 handmade gift ideas. You won’t want to miss a day of these free crochet patterns!
Thank you Skip to My Lou for inviting me to guest post on your blog! It’s always great fun to share my crochet with friends!
If you’ve ever been to my blog, you’ll know that one of my favorite things to design is crochet beanies! Simple Sweetness is a great hat with just enough texture to give it more than a simple beanie look. I’m one who thinks you can never have enough crochet hats, and I bet once you read through the pattern there may be some places you could change up the color scheme and it would take on a totally different look! Before long…..you’ll have more than you can count!
Crochet Beanie Hat Supplies
1. Bernat Sheep(ish) Stripes by Vickie Howell #4 Medium 2.4 oz/70 grams 137 yards. I used approximately 171 yards, so you’ll need to buy 2 skeins.
2. Hook – I/5.5
3. Tapestry needle for weaving in the ends
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
Gauge – 14 dc st and 7 rows = 4″
Crochet Beanie Hat Instructions
Now you are ready to get started. Save time by checking your gauge. It won’t be long until you have stitched up one super special crochet beanie hat!
Note: ch 1 and ch 2 do not count as first stitch in this pattern.
ch 4, sl st into first ch to make a ring.
Round 1: ch 2, 12 dc in ring, sl st in first dc (12 st)
Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st, sl st in first dc (24 st)
Round 3: ch 2 and dc in first st, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, work 2 dc in next st*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (36 st)
Round 4: ch 2 and dc in first st, dc in next st, work 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 2 st, work 2 dc in next st*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (48 st)
Round 5: ch 2 and dc in first st, dc in next 2 st, work 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 3 st, work 2 dc in next st*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (60 st) (6.5″ flat circle) Skip to Round 7 if you desire this size. Fits 20″-21″
Round 6: ch 2 and dc in first st, dc in next 3 st, work 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 4 st, work 2 dc in next st*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (72 st) (7.25″) Fits 22″
Round 7: ch 2 and dc in first st, dc in next st and around, join by sl st to first dc.(72 st)
Round 8: ch 1 and sc in first st, sc in next st and around, join by sl st to first sc. (72 st)
Round 9: (ch1, 1sc, 1dc) in first st, skip next st, *(1sc, 1dc) in next st, skip next st*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st to first sc. (72 st)
Round 10: ch 2 and dc in first st, dc in next st and around, join by sl st to first dc. (72 st)
Rounds 11-18: Repeat Rounds 9-10
Round 19: Repeat Round 9
Rounds 20-21: Repeat Round 8, fasten off and weave in the ends.
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Kathy Lashley is the designer of ELK Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs. She’s been crocheting for over 30 years and designing since 2012. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. and get the free patterns delivered right to you with the ELK Studio newsletter!