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Tweed Stripe Beanie

I’m so excited to finally publish a crochet beanie pattern, my Tweed Stripe Beanie is an adorable, woolly pom hat with a subtle chevron stripe texture.  It would look great in any colour yarn, make it to match your coat, your scarf and add a handmade pom pom or even a fur pom.

I’m also super excited as today is my one year blog anniversary! My blogging journey has been such an enjoyable experience, I’ve learned loads and met some amazing like minded crafty people along the way.  I’ve published 12 crochet patterns (including this one), had a design featured on the Hobbycraft blog, become an ambassador for Love Crochet, and just this month I’ve had my first design feature in issue 80 of Simply Crochet Magazine – this was an absolute dream of mine, still pinching myself.

Back to the pattern….

Re-sizing this beanie to fit any sized head really couldn’t be simpler, this pattern includes measurement guides to help you find the perfect fit.  Also by me giving measurements rather than stitch count means that you can make it in any yarn that you choose, this pattern is written using DK weight, but should you choose to use, 4ply or chunky weight yarn all you have to do is use the corresponding hook and crochet to the sizes given in the table.

 

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If you prefer I have a, clearly written, beautifully laid out, with full photo tutorial,  ‘advert free’ printable PDF version available to purchase from:

  • Deramores …..here ~ (PDF or in a Kit using Studio DK yarn)
  • Etsy …..here
  • Ravelry …….here
  • Love Crochet ……here

 

You will need:

Any dk weight yarn, 1 ball for child 3-4 yrs (1-2 balls for adult)

I used a yarn that was gifted to me from Spain, Hilaturas Lm Teide in Salmon.

An alternative in almost the same colour is:

Deramores Studio DK in Blush

Paintbox DK in Blush Pink

 

 

Hook – 4mm
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Pompom Maker -or- a fake fur pom pom

 

Gauge:

14 sts x 11 rows in HBdc = 4″ x 4″

 

Measurements: (Child 3-4 yrs)

Circumferance 46cm (18″) x Height 18cm (7″) excluding pom pom.

 

Abbreviations:

Ch – chain.

Sl st – slip stitch.

St – stitch.

Hdc – Half Double Crochet – yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull
the loop back through the stitch (three loops on hook), yarn over and
pull through all three loops on hook.

3rd loop – This is the 3rd loop of a hdc, its found at the back of the work just under the two regular stitches that you would normally work into.

HBdc – Herringbone Double Crochet – yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull through stitch and 1st loop on hook (like a sl st), yarn over, pull through 1 loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.

Notes:

  • Measurements given for the Tweed Stripe Beanie are for a toddler age 3-4.
  • 3rd loop – is the back bar of a hdc as you complete the stitch, after turning and now working into the previous hdc’s the 3rd loop is now facing you, the regular ‘v’ (where you normally work a stitch) is still running along the top of your work, but will tip forward once you’ve worked into a few 3rd loops.
  • You can make less or more rows on the brim, just remember to finish on an odd numbered row so your tail end and working yarn end up on the same side.
  • The brim length = circumference.
  • The crown to base of ear measurement is the finished hat size i.e when brim is folded.
  • The main body of the hat is worked in turned rounds, you will still join with a sl st & ch 2, but then you TURN your work and continue in the opposite direction.

Pattern is written in US crochet terms. {UK terms can be found here}

Ok lets start!

Brim:

Ch 21,

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from the hook, hdc in each st across. Ch1 (doesn’t count as a st) Turn [20]

Row 2: Hdc in 3rd loop of each st across. Ch1 turn [20]

Row 3 – 59: Repeat row 2 [20]

Seam Brim:

With the tail end and working yarn on the same side, fold the short edges to meet, insert hook in the 3rd loop of the piece closest to you, then insert hook through both loops of the piece furthest from you, yarn over, pull through and sl st across like this. Do not fasten off.
The sl st seam will stay on the outside, then when folded in half the seam will be on the inside of the brim.

Main Body of Beanie:

Ch 2 (doesn’t count as a st)

Row 1: Insert 1 HBdc in the side of each hdc row on the brim, sl st to the top of the ch 2 to join. TURN [59]

Row 2: Ch 2, HBdc in each st around, sl st to the top of the ch 2 to join. TURN [59]

Row 3 – 17: Repeat row 2, sl st to the top of ch 2 to join. [59]

 

Seam up the hat:

With your hook still in the last st from making the hat, insert hook into a st on the opposite side of the hat, sl st joining in the middle.  You have made the beanie look like a figure 8, insert hook into a st at the centre of one of the sections, sl st, repeat all the way around until you have closed the top of the hat.

 

 

Pom pom:

To finish the beanie sew a pompom to the top.

If you like my Tweed Stripe Beanie you might also like:

1. Willow Cowl / 2. Chelsea Cowl / 3. Olive Shrug

UK Terms are written here for you…….I’m nice like that!

Ok lets start!

Brim:

Ch 21,

Row 1: Htr in 2nd ch from the hook, htr in each st across. Ch1 (doesn’t count as a st) Turn [20]

Row 2: Htr in 3rd loop of each st across. Ch1 turn [20]

Row 3 – 59: Repeat row 2 [20]

Seam Brim:

With the tail end and working yarn on the same side, fold the short edges to meet, insert hook in the 3rd loop of the piece closest to you, then insert hook through both loops of the piece furthest from you, yarn over, pull through and sl st across like this. Do not fasten off.
The sl st seam will stay on the outside, then when folded in half the seam will be on the inside of the brim.

Main Body of Beanie:

Ch 2 (doesn’t count as a st)

Row 1: Insert 1 HBtr in the side of each htr row on the brim, sl st to the top of the ch 2 to join. TURN [59]

Row 2: Ch 2, HBtr in each st around, sl st to the top of the ch 2 to join. TURN [59]

Row 3 – 17: Repeat row 2, sl st to the top of ch 2 to join. [59]

Seam up the hat:

With your hook still in the last st from making the hat, insert hook into a st on the opposite side of the hat, sl st joining in the middle.  You have made the beanie look like a figure 8, insert hook into a st at the centre of one of the sections, sl st, repeat all the way around until you have closed the top of the hat.

Pom pom:

To finish the Tweed Stripe Beanie sew a pompom to the top.

 

Happy Hooking!

10 thoughts on “Tweed Stripe Beanie

  1. Hi! I’m happy for you and your success as a blogger! I’m in the works of creating my own blog and would love and tips you have for new bloggers! Hopefully on my year anniversary I’ll have a success story as well 😁

    1. Ah, Thank you for your kind words! 😊 I say go for it, don’t put too much pressure on yourself to compete with everyone else & blog about things that make you happy! It should be fun, not a chore! 💕

  2. Hi Kelly,
    Thanks for the great pattern, could you please tell me how to resize this tweed st beanie for an adult female?

    I got the brim, just a little guidance required on approximately how many sts for each round on the body?

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