Sarah Mayland

Ridiculously Easy Beanie

In Knitting/Crocheting, Patterns on 08/28/2010 at 18:55

This is a free pattern!  Yay!  (who says nothing’s free these days?!)  This is the first pattern I have ever written, so if there is something that is unclear, or doesn’t make sense, please post in comments or send me a message on Ravelry and let me know.  Thanks!

Ridiculously Easy Beanie*: 

The pattern that I will give is for a SOLID-COLORED hat.  You can add your own color work as you choose.  If you check out my projects on Ravelry, you can see it’s easy to make these in horizontal stripes.  Vertical stripes can be done simply by carrying the yarn behind.  These are crocheted in the round so the hat is seamless.

This hat will fit an average-sized adult’s head (approx 22″ circumference).  I find this size fits my head as well as an average man’s head.

Materials:  1 skein vanna’s choice solids, or any worsted-weight yarn of your choice.  Size H crochet hook (5.0 mm), tapestry needle for weaving in your ends.

Gauge:  very flexible.  i’m a somewhat loose crocheter, and i get 3-4 sts to an inch.  the hat is supposed to fit very close to the head and stretch, so it’s okay if it’s a little tighter.

To make the hat:
chain (ch) 66 sts. join to form a ring, being careful not to twist sts.
round 1: single crochet (sc) 1 st in the top loop of each ch st.
round 2: sc through BOTH loops of the sc  sts on the previous row. (note: all sc’s from here on out will be done in this fashion.)

repeat round 2 until hat is desired length (should be 16-18 rows.)

to close off for the  crown of the hat:
round 1: *sc 10, skip (sk) 1; repeat from * 6 times
round 2: *sc 9, sk 1; repeat from * 6 times
round 3: work even
round 4: *sc 8, sk 1; repeat from * 6 times
round 5: *sc 7, sk 1; repeat from * 6 times
round 6: work even
round 7: *sc 6, sk 1; repeat from * 6 times
round 8: *sc 5, sk 1; repeat from * 6 times
round 9: *sc 4, sk 1; repeat from * 6 times
round 10: work even
round 11: *sc 3, sk 1; repeat from * 6 times
round 12: *sc 2, sk 1; repeat from * 6 times
round 13: sc in every other st.

continue round 13 until hat is completely closed off.  Cut yarn, leaving a long enough tail to weave in, and pull yarn end through last loop on hook.  Pull tight to secure.  Weave in ends and block if you think you need to (I never block my hats).

*I don’t mind if you sell the hats that you make using my pattern, but please cite the source.  Fair enough, right? Thanks!

  1. Is it supposed to keep rolling up as I go up? If not, how do I stop it from doing this?

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