Thursday, October 28, 2010

CROCHET PATTERN - Chunky Visor Beanie


This hat was formerly known as the "Jamie hat" but wasn't a big seller in my shop & I feel that it now belongs among the ranks of the free patterns here on my blog.  This chunky beanie is made using a double strand of WW yarn & works up quickly.  Enjoy!


Materials: M hook (9mm), L hook (8mm), WW yarn, yarn needle, scissors


Stitch Guide: BL – back loop, CH – chain, DC – double crochet, FL – front loop, HDC – half double crochet, SC – single crochet, SC2TOG – sc two stitches together, SL ST – slip stitch, ST – stitch

Notes: The ch-2 at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch – when joining at the end of the round, you should slip stitch to the 1st dc, not the chain.

ADULT SIZE (21-23” head circumference) - Using M hook and holding 2 strands of yarn together throughout…

Start with magic ring/sliding loop or ch 4/join.

Round 1: ch 2, 10 dc in ring, join with sl st to first dc. [10 dc]

Round 2: ch 2, *dc in FL of next st, dc in BL of same st* around, join. [20 dc]

Round 3: ch 2, *2 dc in next st (in both loops), 1 dc in next st (both loops)* around, join. [30 dc]

Round 4: ch 2, *dc in FL of next st, dc in BL of same st, dc in FL of next st, dc in BL of next st* around, join. [40 dc]

Round 5: ch 2, *dc in FL of next st, dc in BL of next st* around, join. [40 dc]


Round 6-9: repeat round 5

*For beanie WITHOUT visor, repeat round 5 once more (OR do 1 round of HDC for a more finished look) and fasten off. For beanie WITH visor, continue on…

Round 10: ch 2, *hdc in FL of next st, hdc in BL of next st* 6 times, sc in next 16 sts, *hdc in FL of next st, hdc in BL of next st* 6 times, join. [12 hdc + 16 sc + 12 hdc = 40] Fasten off.

VISOR - Using L hook, with right side of hat facing you, still holding 2 strands of yarn…

Row 1: join yarn with sc in first sc from round 10, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts, turn. [15 sc]

Row 2: sc2tog (in first 2 sc), sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog (in last 2 sc), turn. [13 sc]

Row 3: sc in each st across, fasten off. [13 sc] - For larger visor, repeat this round again.

FINISHING - Join yarn at back seam, sc in each st around hat and visor, join, fasten off. Weave in any ends.

[Please do not reproduce or sell this pattern in any way.  You may sell completed hats, but please include a link to my blog in your listings.  Thank you!]

Friday, October 15, 2010

Check This Out

Isn't this cute?  The owner of "Pink Fairy Princess" on Etsy purchased my crazy owl hat pattern & is making them for these cute little dolls!  I'm not familiar with the dolls she creates them for... but what a great idea!  She has several in stock in her shop.  Check her out!