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You’re going to love the texture of this rustic beanie made with a bulky weight yarn called Canoe by Sugar Bush Yarns!
As you can see, the pattern for the hat is part of a set – the cowl you can find here: Rustic River Cowl – Free Crochet Pattern
As winter approaches (and Christmas!) it’s always nice to freshen up your wardrobe, or the wardrobe of someone else, with new winter accessories.
This hat, worked in a bulky weight yarn will work up quickly. The yarn that I chose for this project is called “Canoe” by Sugar Bush Yarns. It is so squishy and easy to fall in love with! It is soft, has a great texture and the flecks of colour add another unique dimension to your crochet projects.
If you’d like to know more about Sugar Bush Yarns, you can find their website (along with a shop finder) here: https://www.sugarbushyarns.com/yarn/canoe.html
Definitely check them out, with their wide selection of colours and fibres you won’t be disappointed!
This hat features a variety of some of my favourite stitches including post and puff stitches which is why I have graded it as an intermediate pattern. A free video tutorial can be found at the bottom, after the written pattern!
For the hat you will need about 1.5 skeins (or about 150 yards) of yarn and an 8 mm crochet hook. The pompom I’ve added to the top of mine is, of course, optional!
If you wish to purchase a downloadable pdf of this pattern, or save it to your library, you may do so from either of my Etsy or Ravelry shops:
As always, thank you so much for stopping by and supporting Rich Textures Crochet! Also a huge thank you to Sugar Bush Yarns who so graciously provided the yarn for these projects, allowing me to enjoy some of their gorgeous yarn!
The Rustic River Beanie:
Skill Level: Intermediate
Gauge: 11 dc x 4 rows = 4 inches
Finished Size: Approximately 9 inches across x 9.5 inches tall laid flat.
Yarn: 1. 5 skeins of Canoe® by Sugar Bush Yarns™ (61% wool, 26% alpaca, 13% nylon; 1.75 oz, 50 g; 95 yds, 87 m). Bulky Weight (5). Colour: Lakeshore.
Hook: Size L/11 (8.00 mm) hook.
Notions: Yarn Needle, optional: pompom.
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Blo – Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet
Fphdc – Front Post Half Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Hdc2tog – Half Double Crochet Two Stitches together
Puff – Puff Stitch (Puff Stitch ([Yarn over, insert hook in stitch indicated and draw up a loop] four times, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook)
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, the rest is worked in rounds.
– Ch 1 at beginning does not count as stitch.
– Ch 3 at beginning does count as a dc unless stated otherwise.
– Weave in ends as needed.
– In this pattern, after some rounds your will turn your work, other times you will not. Make note of this at the end of each round.
Brim (worked in rows):
Row 1: Sl st in the 2nd ch from hook and in each across. Turn. (8 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, working in the blo, sl st in the first st and in each st across. Turn. (8 sts)
Repeat row 2 until work from the beginning measures approximately 18 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).
Now working around the edge of the brim, continue working in rounds as follows:
Hat (worked in rounds):
Rnd 1: Ch 1, evenly work 50 hdc all the way around; join with a sl st in the 1st hdc, join with a sl st in the first st. Do not turn. (50 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, working in the 3rd loop, sc in each st around, join with a sl st in the first st. Turn.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, Sc in the 1st st, * puff in the next st, sc in the next st; rpt from * all the way around. Join with a sl st in the first st. Turn.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc in each st all the way around, join with a sl st in the first st. Do not turn.
Rnd 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), working in the 3rd loop, dc in each st around, join with a sl st in the first st. Do not turn.
Rnd 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc), * fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st; rpt from * all the way around, join with a sl st in the first st. Do not turn.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, hdc in the same st, * fphdc in the next st, hdc in the next st; rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the first st. Do not turn.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, working in the 3rd loop, sc in each st around, join with a sl st in the first st. Turn.
Rnds 9-13: Repeat rounds 3-7.
Rnd 14: Ch 1, working in the 3rd loop * hdc in each of the next 3 sts, hdc2tog; rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the first st. Do not turn. (40 sts)
Rnd 15: Ch 1, working in the 3rd loop * hdc in each of the next 2 sts, hdc2tog; rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the first st. Do not turn. (30sts)
Rnd 16: Ch 1, working in the 3rd loop * hdc in each of the next st, hdc2tog; rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the first st. Do not turn. (20 sts)
Rnd 17: Ch 1, working in the 3rd loop hdc2tog all the way around, join with a sl st in the first st. Do not turn. (10 sts)
Fasten of leaving a long tail. Using the long tail remaining, sew top of hat closed by weaving yarn in and out of the top round of stitches. Pull yarn tight to close the top, fasten off and weave in ends.
Optional: Attach pompom to the top.
Did you enjoy this pattern? You may also like to also check out the Ginger Spice Slouch Hat, also made with a Bulky Weight Yarn: Ginger Spice Slouch Hat and Cowl Set – A Free Pattern!
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