Friday, January 11, 2013

Crochet Ribbed Beanie Pattern


crochet ribbed beanie pattern

crochet ribbed beanie pattern

I’m sharing another Christmas present creation with you today. I made this hat for my youngest sister Kimberly. I went through a couple of ideas before I whipped this one up at the last second. I got a chance to try out some new stitches, front and back post double crochet. If you know how to double crochet then you can learn each of these stitches. After I watched a video, it was easy to get the hang of them.

What I noticed with creating this ribbed pattern it that it shrinks up the hat since it is so stretchy. I had to make the crown of the hat bigger than I thought because of the ribbing. I think it would be a great stitch for leg warmers (maybe I’ll have to try that.)

My sister loved that hat and requested I add a flower to it. I actually wanted to add a flower but ran out of time. I had one already started so I finished it up Christmas evening with Kimberly’s input on where to add the flower and what button to put in the middle of it. It was fun to collaborate with her since I love to customize my hats for the recipient. She was also pretty impressed at how quickly I was able to add the flower.

Now you get to see two versions of this hat with and without the flower.

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn (I used Loops and Threads Impeccable)
I hook
Tapestry needle
Button (if adding the flower)
Abbreviations:
FPDC= Front Post Double Crochet (See a video here)
BPDC= Back Post Double Crochet (See a video here)
DC= Double Crochet
HDC= Half Double Crochet
SC= Single Crochet
TR= Triple or Treble Crochet
CH= Chain
SS= Slip Stitch

Instructions:
Hat
CH 3 does not count as a DC.
Rnd 1: CH 3. 10 DC in 3rd CH from Hook. Join with SS in top of 1st DC. (10 DC)
Rnd 2: CH 3. 2 DC in each stitch around. Join with SS in top of 1st DC. (20 DC)
Rnd 3: CH 3. (1 DC in first stitch, 2 DC in next) Repeat around. Join with SS in top of 1st DC. (30 DC)
Rnd 4: CH 3 (1 DC in first two stitches, 2 DC in next) Repeat around. Join with SS in top of 1st DC. (40 DC)
Rnd 5: CH 3 (1 DC in first three stitches, 2 DC in next) Repeat around. Join with SS in top of 1st DC. (50 DC)
Rnd 6: CH 3 (1 DC in first four stitches, 2 DC in next) Repeat around. Join with SS in top of 1st DC. (60 DC)
Rnd 7: CH 3 (1 DC in first five stitches, 2 DC in next) Repeat around. Join with SS in top of 1st DC. (70 DC)
Rnd 8: CH 3. 1 DC in each stitch around. Join with SS in top of 1st DC. (70 DC)
Rnd 9-15: CH 1. (FPDC in first stitch, BPDC in next stitch) Repeat around. Join with SS in top of first FPDC. (70 stitches. 35 FPDC and 35 BPDC)
Rnd 16-18: CH 1. HDC in each stitch around. (70 HDC)
Rnd 19: CH 1. SC in each stitch around. Fasten off. Weave in ends. (70 SC)

Flower
Rnd 1: CH 3. 10 HDC in 3rd CH from hook
Rnd 2: CH 4, Skip 1 stitch, SC in next. (CH 3, skip 1 stitch, SC in next) Repeat 3 times. Join with SS.
Rnd 3: (SC, HDC, DC, TR, DC, HDC, SC in each CH 3 space.) Repeat 4 times. Join with SS.
Rnd 4: CH 1. Moving the petals forward, SC in the back of the first stitch. CH 5. (SC in the back of the 1st SC. CH 5) Repeat 3 times. Join with SS.
Rnd 5: (SC, HDC, DC, 3TR, DC, HDC, SC in each CH 5 space.) Join with SS.
Fasten off and leave a long tail. Sew button into center of flower and sew onto hat.

The original version.
crochet ribbed beanie pattern

crochet ribbed beanie pattern

And the flowered version!
crochet ribbed beanie pattern with flower

crochet ribbed beanie pattern with flower

You may use any of the patterns I create for personal use. If you would like to make an item to sell with my patterns you must link back to the pattern on my blog. You can not sell my patterns as your own.

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