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The Alicia Beanie crochet pattern features a wonderful texture that is created by working a stitch called the leaf stitch.
I love this crochet stitch! It is a post stitch, but worked almost like a puff stitch! The result is a stitch that has the texture of a puff stitch, but one that is elongated. It is fun to work!
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This crochet beanie is worked from the brim up. I have worked the brim using slip stitches, but if they are not your favourite, you may substitute them for single crochet, half double crochet or a combination!
The rest of the beanie is worked straight forward in the falling leaf crochet stitch. Then instead of working rounds of more complicated decrease stitches, you will simply work to the height desired, then using a long strand of yarn, you will weave it in and out through the top round of stitches, pull to close and sew. It’s so easy! I have worked the Honeycomb Beanie in the same way.
For the Alicia Beanie, I will be working with a single colour of a worsted weight yarn. In the photos and in the video tutorial I am using the Color Theory Yarn by Lion Brand Yarn. It is super soft and 100% acrylic. You will only need one full ball to complete this pattern.
For this pattern you will also need a 5 mm crochet hook. In the video tutorial below I will be using a Birchwood Hook by Rowan Yarns.
This pattern will be written out in full below followed by a free video tutorial. The pattern is free to follow on my site and will always be free! If, however, you would like a printable copy, you may purchase one from my Etsy and Ravelry Shops linked below:
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The Alicia Beanie Crochet Pattern:
Skill Level: Intermediate
Gauge: 16 sts x 16 rows of sc = 4 inches
Finished Size: 8.5 x 9 inches laid flat
Yarn: Colour Theory by Lion Brand® Yarn (100% acrylic; 246 yds/225 m; 3.5oz/100 g; (4) Medium/worsted weight): 1 ball of Ivory.
Hook: Size H/8 (5 mm) Hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Blo – Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Leaf St – Leaf Stitch (Yarn over, insert your hook around the post of the stitch two rows below, yarn over and draw up a loop. Yarn over and insert your hook around the post of the same stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop. Yarn over and draw through four of the loops on the hook. Yarn over and draw through the final two loops. Leaf stitch made. Leaf St made)
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Brim of hat is worked in rows, body of hat is worked in rounds.
- Ch 1 at beginning of round does not count as stitch.
- Do not turn at the end of each round, unless stated otherwise.
- Weave in ends as needed.
- OPTIONAL: Brim of hat may be worked using either single crochet stitches or half double crochet stitches instead of the slip stitches.
- To change the size of your beanie, you will need a multiple of 4 stitches for the first round of the hat body.
Free Crochet Pattern:
Brim (Worked in rows):
Row 1: Sl st in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (12 sl sts)
Row 2: Working in the blo, sl st in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (12 sl sts)
Continue to repeat row 2 until work from the beginning measures approximately 16-17 inches.
Do not fasten off, but fold brim of hat so that two shorter ends meet. Now working through both thicknesses, sl st across working through the blo on each side. Do not fasten off. Turn work right side out (so that the right side is facing you and the seam in on the inside).
Now working around the edge of the brim, continue working in rounds as follows:
Hat Body (Worked in rounds):
Rnd 1: Ch 1, evenly work 72 hdc all the way around. Join with a sl st in the first st, do not turn. (72 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, Sc in the 1 st and in each st around. Join with a sl st in the 1st st. Do not turn (here and throughout).
Rnd 3: Ch 1, Sc in the 1 st and in each st around. Join with a sl st in the 1st st. Do not turn.
Rnd 4: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in each of the 1st 3 sts, *leaf st around the post of the next sc 2 rows below, dc in each of the next 3 sts; Rpt from* around until only one st remains, leaf st in the next sc 2 rows below, join with a sl st in the 1st st.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, Sc in the 1 st and in each st around. Join with a sl st in the 1st st. Do not turn.
Rnd 6: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in the 1st st, *leaf st around the post of the next dc 2 rows below, dc in each of the next 3 sts; Rpt from* around until only 2 sts remain, dc in each of the final 2 sts, join with a sl st in the 1st st.
Rnds 7- 22: Repeat rnds 3-6 four more times.
Rnd 23: Ch 1, Sc in the 1st and in each st around. Join with a sl st in the 1st st. Do not turn.
Fasten off leaving an extra long tail (I recommend 15-20 inches). Using the long tail, sew the top of the hat closed by weaving the yarn in and out through the stitches at the top of the hat, then gently pull closed. Fasten off and weave in your ends. Attach Pompom to the top if desired.
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