Effortless Chic Crochet Beanie

Effortless Chic Crochet Beanie

A brand new design, just in time for the cold days ahead!!  The Effortless Chic Crochet Beanie is the second piece in the Effortless Chic Series!!  This series is a Simple, Chic Style that will dress up your wardrobe with a fun, quick crochet design!!  The first pattern in the series is the Effortless Chic Headband… Stop by and check it out!!  Stay tuned in the next week for the 3rd pattern in this series!!

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Effortless Chic Crochet Beanie

 Effortless Chic Crochet Beanie

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A Stylish Hat that is easy to make and is another 1 skein project!!!

Materials

Worsted Weight Yarn ~ Pictured above in Plymouth Yarn Encore Dynamo, color 020.  A wool~acrylic blend that is self striping yarn. 180 yards

Hook ~ I

2 Fancy Buttons (optional)

Yarn Needle and Scissors

Stitches

Ch ~ Chain    St ~ Stitch    Sl St ~ Slip Stitch    Sc ~ Single Crochet    Dc ~ Double Crochet    FPHdc ~ Front Post Half Double Crochet    BPHdc ~ Back Post Half Double Crochet    Rev Sc ~ Reverse Single Crochet

*Special Stitch ~ X Stitch, This stitch pattern is formed by Skipping a stitch, Dc in the next stitch and then crossing back to the previous skipped stitch and making another Dc.. This forms an X Stitch.

Instructions

*Tip, You will be making a rectangle to form the crown of the hat… Once the rectangle is complete, you will sew the ends together to form the crown of the hat. Then you will gather the top of the hat using a yarn needle to make an easy stylish top and the final step… you will make a brim using simple stitching.

Ch 25

Row 1:     Sc in the 2nd Ch from hook and each St across. = 24 Sc

Row 2:     Turn, Ch 3(Counts as Dc now and throughout), *Sk St, Dc in next St, Dc in previous skipped St to form an ” X St” *, Repeat * * Across and Dc in the last St. = 2 Dc and 11 X Sts

Rows 3-34:     Repeat Row 2. Finish Off leaving a long tail to sew the hat together.

This rectangle is approximately 21″ long and  8 1/2″ wide.  If  you need to make the hat smaller or larger, you can add or subtract the repeat of row 2.

Sewing the crown of the hat together. 

With tail and yarn needle, Sew Row 1 together with Row 34, being careful not to gather the seam.  Finish off and secure.  Turn you crochet piece so that the seam is on the inside of the hat.

Gathering the top of the Hat

You can choose either end of the hat to be the top.   With a long piece of yarn and your yarn needle, gather the top of the hat by weaving in and out of the row ends and drawing it tightly together.  Sew the gathered area with a few stitches to secure the top of the hat. Weave in ends.

Brim

*You will be working in the round and your first row will be made in the ends of the rows from the crown of the hat.  You will have 33 row ends form the crown base of the hat, row 1 of the crown will not be in this count as it was sewn together to form the crown of the hat.

With right side facing and the bottom of the hat upwards, Join the yarn with a Sl St to any row end space.

Row 1:     Ch 1, Evenly crochet 66 Sc around the bottom of the hat.  This is approx 2 stitches in each row end. Join with Sl St to beginning. = 66 Sc

Row 2 & 3:     Ch 1, Sc around. Join with Sl St to beginning.  = 66 Sc

Row 4:     Ch 2(counts as a Hdc), Hdc in each St around, Join with Sl St to top of Ch 2. = 66 Hdc

Row 5:     Ch 1, *FPHdc in first 2 Sts, BPHdc in next St*, Repeat around. Join to beginning.= 44 FPHdc & 22 BPHd

Row 6:     Ch 1, Sc in each St around. Join with Sl St to beginning. = 66 Sc

Row 7:     Ch 1, Rev Sc in each St around. Join to beginning. = 66 Rev Sc.

Finish off

Sew 2 Fancy Buttons on to the brim .

Congratulations!!  You have a Effortless Chic Crochet Beanie

 

As usual… Charlie insisted on photo bombing our photo shoot!!!  And…Thanks to my lovely model and youngest daughter Mackenzie for showing off my latest design!!

Charlie and Mac

 

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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Week 11 Crochet with Me…  CAL finish line!!!

Week 11 Crochet with Me… CAL finish line!!!

We did it!!!  Our 2013 Fall Crochet with Me CAL is done!!!!  11 weeks and a great afghan is now on my sofa… I love it!!  This Vintage Fan Ripple Blanket was a great pattern and will be one of my favorites forever!!

Our next Crochet with Me CAL will start in January…  Currently we are voting on the next pattern… If you would like to join in,,, Cast your vote by clicking here!!  So… Below are my final pictures and one of our friends who also completed her afghan!!

 

 

cro with me fall finale

 

 

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Great in two-tone also!!!!

And here is my biggest helper trying to get in the action during the photo shoot….

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Love my dog… Charlie!!

I’m really excited to start our next CAL… So far your top vote is for me to design another Surprise as we go afghan… Last year we had a ton of fun with the Winter Viewers Choice Afghan…  Here is a picture of last years finished CAL…

Free Afghan Pattern from Beatrice Ryan Designs #Crochet # Afghan

2014 Winter CAL,,, Surprise Design… This was fun and I am currently making this pattern into one whole pattern,,, Set to be released soon!!

Don’t forget to cast your vote for this years Winter CAL…

Happy Crocheting…!!

Elena

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