Welcome to Week one of the Wonderful Hats Crochet Along! The Winterberry Beanie is an easy crochet hat that you will want to make again and again.
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Week One: The Winterberry Beanie:
Our crochet hat pattern today is worked using the ever popular Suzette Stitch. This beautiful crochet stitch is a favourite of mine and is very easy to work. It creates a beautiful texture in this hat!
The beanie is worked from the brim up to the top. I like to work my brims using a slip stitch, but, as I will explain in the video tutorial below, I know it is not everyone’s favourite. If you would rather work the slip stitches as single crochet or half double crochet, go for it!
At the top of my beanie I have attached a yarn pompom, but each of these hat designs will look great with a pom or without.
For my hat today I have used the Wool Ease yarn by Lion Brand Yarn. It is a wool blended yarn that is medium/worsted weight. You are welcome to switch the yarn for another worsted weight, just be sure to check your gauge as it will affect the outcome of the size of your hat.
Along with the yarn, I will be using a 5 mm crochet hook. You will see me working with a Wooden Streamline hook in Ebony by Furls Crochet in the video tutorial below.
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Thank you so much for stopping by and I do hope to see you on Friday for the matching scarf pattern! Until then, happy stitching!
The Winterberry Beanie:
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 16 sts x 14 rows of Suzette Stitch = 4 inches
Finished Size: 8 x 9 inches laid flat
Yarn: Wool-Ease® by Lion Brand® Yarn (80% acrylic; 20% wool; 197 yds/180 m; 3oz/85 g; (4) Medium/worsted weight): Colour A: 1/2 ball of Canyon Sunset; Colour B: 1/2 ball of Fisherman
Hook: Size H/8 (5 mm) Hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge
OPTIONAL: Pompom to attach to the top
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Hdc2tog – Half Double Crochet two stitches together
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.
- 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, work the first single crochet round of the hat body in multiples of 2.
Free Crochet Pattern:
Brim (Worked in rows):
WITH COLOUR A
Row 1: Sl st in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (9 sl sts)
Row 2: Working in the blo, sl st in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (9 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).
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 sc all the way around. Join with a sl st in the first st, do not turn. (72 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, [sc, dc] in the first st, * sk the next st, [sc, dc] in the next st; rpt from * all the way around, join with a sl st in the first sc. Turn.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, [sc, dc] in the same sc as joining, * sk the next dc, [sc, dc] in the next sc; rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the first sc. Turn.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, [sc, dc] in the same sc as joining, * sk the next dc, [sc, dc] in the next sc; rpt from * around, switch to colour B in the final stitch, join with a sl st in the first sc. Turn.
Rnds 5-11: With colour B, repeat rnd 3 switch back to colour A in the final stitch of rnd 11.
Rnds 12-14: With colour A, repeat rnd 3.
Rnd 15: Ch 1, * hdc in each of the next 6 sts, hdc2tog; rpt from * around. Join with a sl st in the first st.
Rnd 16: Ch 1, * hdc in each of the next 5 sts, hdc2tog; rpt from * around. Join with a sl st in the first st.
Rnd 17: Ch 1, * hdc in each of the next 4 sts, hdc2tog; rpt from * around. Join with a sl st in the first st.
Rnd 18: Ch 1, * hdc in each of the next 3 sts, hdc2tog; rpt from * around. Join with a sl st in the first st.
Rnd 19: Ch 1, * hdc in each of the next 2 sts, hdc2tog; rpt from * around. Join with a sl st in the first st.
Rnd 20: Ch 1, * hdc in each of the next st, hdc2tog; rpt from * around. Join with a sl st in the first st.
Rnd 21: Ch 1, hdc2tog in each st around. Join with a sl st in the first st.
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Using the long tail, sew the top of the hat closed. Fasten off and weave in your ends. Attach Pompom to the top if desired.
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