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!!
Effortless Chic Crochet Beanie
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A Stylish Hat that is easy to make and is another 1 skein project!!!
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
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.
*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.
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.
*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.
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!!
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