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Cosy Coco Beanie

Today I am sharing another free tutorial for a crochet beanie, My Cosy Coco Beanie.  It’s a luxurious, deluxe beanie that is so incredibly soft & warm you won’t want to take it off.

My new beanie pattern is designed using Cygnet Chenille Chunky yarn, but would suit any chunky yarn.  The possibilities for this beanie are endless, use my pattern as a base, & put your own personality into it!

Wanna see my Cosy Coco Beanie? scroll down for the FREE pattern.

Inspiration & Design

I have made cabled beanies & also fairly plain beanies so I thought, how would be the best way to show of the luxurious velvety texture of a chenille yarn, and this is the result.  The simple, yet really effective stitch repeat gives just enough texture, so as not to take away the squish factor from the yarn itself.

I used two different colours, Gun Metal for the bottom & Misty Grey for the top, finished off with a gorgeous faux fur pom pom.

This beanie pattern is customizable, to suit everyones tastes.

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Yarn

Ok I am not going to hold back with my honesty about this yarn, I am going to tell it to you straight……this yarn is a bitch to frog! (if you don’t already know ‘frogging’ is a term that us crocheters use for undoing your hard work when you’ve made a mistake).

I’m telling you this because, I have not seen a single pattern made with chenille yarn where the designer tells me this!

Yes others tell you how wonderful the yarn company is…Tick, yes Cygnet are a fantastic yarn brand with a wide range of great products.

Yes others tell you about the extensive colour range on offer….Tick, yes the colours for this chenille chunky yarn are absolutely gorgeous, I want to make this beanie in ALL the colours!

Yes others tell you how beautifully soft this yarn is……Tick, yes this is undoubtedly the softest yarn ever.

But…….I couldn’t tell you all of this without making you aware of ALL of it’s characteristics, this is why I wanted to mention the frogging problem.

Please, Please, Please don’t let this put you off at all, the pros of this yarn really out weigh this ONE con.

The picture below shows what happens when you ‘frog’, you loose tufts where the yarn gets caught, creating bare fabric.

What can you do?? So here is what I suggest…….When trying out this, or any pattern using chenille yarn, practice with a similar weight regular chunky yarn first, get to grips & familiarise your self with the sizing & pattern repeat, then go for it with the chenille.

Trust me the end result is totally worth it.

You can purchase the yarn from Deramores here.

For this pattern I used Cygnet Chenille Chunky, 100g.

Yarn A – Gun Metal

Yarn B – Misty Grey

 

Pattern Info

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Description

I’ve designed the Cosy Coco Beanie to highlight the great qualities & texture in chenille yarn, the simple stitch repeat means once you’ve started you will be finished in no time at all.

This is a bottom up hat, starting with the rim & working on to the body, you make a rectangle, fold & seam.

This pattern is suitable for beginners & I’ve included lots of photos to help you along the way.

 

Materials

Cygnet Chenille Chunky yarn, 100g

Yarn A – Gun Metal

Yarn B – Misty Grey

Hook – 6mm

Pom Pom – I used a 10-13cm Faux Fur Pom.

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

 

Finished Measurements

Gauge: 10cm x 10cm (4” x 4”) – 8 rows x 11 sts

Size: 28cm (11”) long x 22cm (8.5”) high – excluding pom pom.

 

Circumference Crown – Base of ear No. of chains
Baby 14 – 16” 5.5” 38 – 42 +2
Toddler 16 – 18” 7” 42 – 48 +2
Child 18 – 20” 7.5” 48 – 54 + 2
Teen 20 – 22” 8” 54 – 60 + 2
Adult Woman 21 – 23” 8.5” 56 – 62 + 2
Adult Man 22 – 24” 9.5” 60 – 66 + 2

 

Notes

Please take time to read the pattern thoroughly before starting.

This beanie is crocheted using alternating rows of HDC & Crunch stitch (noted as sl st, hdc in the pattern).

To make a different size than stated, chain in multiples of 2 (see table for size suggestions)

For my hat I chose not to have a double brim, if you would prefer a double brim for your hat then simply repeat rows 2 & 3 once or twice more.

Ch2 counts as a stitch throughout.  So your 1st stitch will always go into the next stitch (not the base of the ch2) & the last stitch will always go into the turning ch2.

My head has a circumference of 22” so I chained 60 + 2.

 

This pattern is written in US crochet terms {for UK terms click here}

Abbreviations

Ch – Chain. 

Sl st – Slip Stitch. 

St –Stitch. 

Sp – Space.

Sk – Skip.

 

Bb – Back Bump – The back bump of a chain is found by tilting the chain towards you, you should see a little bump sticking up, this is the back bump.

 

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. 

 

Fphdc – Front Post Half Double Crochet – yarn over, insert hook around the post of the next stitch (insert from front, around the back & back to the front) yarn over pull through stitch, 3 loops on your hook, yarn over pull through all 3 loops.

 

Bphdc – Back Post Half Double Crochet – yarn over, insert hook around the post of the next stitch (insert from back, around the front & back to the back) yarn over pull through stitch, 3 loops on your hook, yarn over pull through all 3 loops.

 

 

Pattern

Ok let’s start!

Ch 60+2

Row 1: Hdc in the 3rd BB, hdc in BB across, ch 2 turn. (61)

Row 2: *Fphdc, bphdc, rep from * (finish with a bphdc around the ch2), ch 2 turn.

Row 3: *Bphdc, fphdc, rep from * (finish with a fphdc around the ch2), ch 2 turn.

Row 4: Hdc across, ch 2 turn. (61)

Row 5: *Sl st, hdc, rep from *, ch 2 turn.

The working side of the piece is the ‘wrong’ side          

The back side of the piece is the ‘right’ side (with the texture)

Row 6: Hdc across, ch 2 turn. (61)

Row 7: *Hdc, sl st, rep from *, ch 2 turn.

Row 8: Hdc across, ch 2 turn. (61)

Row 9 – 12: repeat Row 5 – 8. Change to yarn B

Row 13 – 20: Repeat Row 5 – 8 twice.

Fasten off.

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Seaming:

Side – With wrong sides facing, fold the rectangle in half and seam the short sides together using a whip stitch.

Top – Keeping the hat inside out, seam the top of the hat, by inserting your hook in any stitch along the top & then into a stitch opposite & sl st (this creates a figure of eight), now insert your hook into the top of the figure of eight & sl st, repeat for the bottom of the figure of eight and for every opening until the top of the beanie is completely closed.

The last thing to do is to sew on your Pom Pom.

Here is the Cosy Coco Beanie pattern in UK crochet terms.

Abbreviations:

Ch – Chain. 

Sl st – Slip Stitch. 

St –Stitch. 

Sp – Space.

Sk – Skip.

 

Bb – Back Bump – The back bump of a chain is found by tilting the chain towards you, you should see a little bump sticking up, this is the back bump.

 

Htr – Half Treble 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. 

 

Fphtr – Front Post Half Treble Crochet – yarn over, insert hook around the post of the next stitch (insert from front, around the back & back to the front) yarn over pull through stitch, 3 loops on your hook, yarn over pull through all 3 loops.

 

Bphtr – Back Post Half Treble Crochet – yarn over, insert hook around the post of the next stitch (insert from back, around the front & back to the back) yarn over pull through stitch, 3 loops on your hook, yarn over pull through all 3 loops.

Ok let’s start!

Ch 60+2

Row 1: Htr in the 3rd BB, htr in BB across, ch 2 turn. (61)

Row 2: *Fphtr, bphtr, rep from * (finish with a bphtr around the ch2), ch 2 turn.

Row 3: *Bphtr, fphtr, rep from * (finish with a fphtr around the ch2), ch 2 turn.

Row 4: Htr across, ch 2 turn. (61)

Row 5: *Sl st, htr, rep from *, ch 2 turn.

Row 6: Htr across, ch 2 turn. (61)

Row 7: *Htr, sl st, rep from *, ch 2 turn.

Row 8: Htr across, ch 2 turn. (61)

Row 9 – 12: repeat Row 5 – 8.                       Change to yarn B

Row 13 – 20: Repeat Row 5 – 8 twice.          Fasten Off.

Seaming:

Side – With wrong sides facing, fold the rectangle in half and seam the short sides together using a whip stitch.

Top – Keeping the hat inside out, seam the top of the hat, by inserting your hook in any stitch along the top & then into a stitch opposite & sl st (this creates a figure of eight), now insert your hook into the top of the figure of eight & sl st, repeat for the bottom of the figure of eight and for every opening until the top of the beanie is completely closed.

The last thing to do is to sew on your Pom Pom.

 

 

If you make My Cosy Coco Beanie, I would love to see it, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram using #cosycocobeanie

Happy Hooking!!

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