••••••••EDIT. ——- so I’ve made this beanie with two different brands of K hooks. And I wanted to hop on and say you may have to change the original count from 40 to 41 or 42. I like my beanies a little snug but not everyone does. And obviously they will stretch. I used the clover k hook which made my original pattern more snug. The original beanie I made fit perfectly and I used a Susan bates k hook.
It’s getting so cold here in PA. We got our first “snow” yesterday morning, although it wasn’t anything that accumulated. It actually quickly switched to rain and then the sun came out. But if it’s cold enough to snow, it’s cold enough to make a super chunky beanie that’s definitely going to look cute, and keep those blistering winds from stealing your body warmth.
I have a long standing love/hate relationship with super thick yarn. I got comfortable using red heart soft, which is a category 5 if i’m not mistaken and i do LOVE using that yarn to make beanies. However, i wanted big. BIG chunky yarn. So i opted for Lion Brand since they are my go to for super chunky yarn. While perusing the yarn shelves, the Louisville Julep and Napa Valley Pinot really shouted at me. They convinced me to adopt them with their softness and beautiful color. Did i mention this is SUPER CHUNKY YARN. It’s a problem i have.
Anyway. Back to the pattern. So i have this pattern which will be available below, but i also have a sister pattern that will be available in worsted weight. It’s two different patterns because i wanted to keep the stitch count and stitch pattern slightly different and i feel as though two separate patterns might help some of you memorize the pattern better.
Before we start, i do want to say, if you know the alpine stitch, than this beanie will be a breeze.
Special note – Whatever your foundation stitch count is how many stitches you will have in your rounds until you start your decrease rounds. So for example – if you start with a foundation of 56, you will have 56 stitches in each round until you start decreasing.
Stitches used – and abbreviations.
FSC – foundation single crochet
HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet
FPDC – front post double crochet
HDC DEC – Half double crochet decrease – half double crochet two stitches together.
SC DEC – single crochet decrease – single crochet two stitches together
MATERIALS NEEDED –
2 skeins Lion Brand Hometown USA or roughly 125 yards of size 6 yarn or super bulky yarn.
K and M/N Hook,
(at some point, i will link where you can buy all of the items I use.) I PROMISE.
LET’S GET STARTED!
FSC 40. Join circle without twisting the foundation row.
Round 1 – HDC in each st around. Join Ch 1
M/N or N/P Hook
Round 2 – HDC in back loop only in each st around. Join Ch 1.
Round 3 – DC in each st around. Join ch 1.
Round 4 – FPDC first st, DC in next. Repeat around. Join, ch 1
Round 5 – DC in the first st, FPDC in the next st. Repeat around. Join Ch 1.
Round 6 – FPDC first st, DC in next. Repeat around. Join, ch 1
Round 7 – DC in the first st, FPDC in the next st. Repeat around. Join Ch 1.
Round 8 – HDC in each st around. Join, ch 1
Round 9 – HDC in back loop only in each st around. join, ch 1.
Round 10 – DC in each st around. join, ch 1
Round 11 – FPDC first st, Dc in the next st, repeat around. join, ch 1.
Round 12 – Dc in the first st, FPDC in the next, repeat around, join, ch 1.
Round 13 – HDC in each st around. join, ch 1.
Round 14 – HDC dec each st around. Join, Ch 1.
Round 15 – SC dec each st around. Join, Ch 1.
Fasten off, Leave about an 8 inch tail to cinch hat shut and weave in ends.
Attach a pom and tag AND LASTLY, enjoy you’re beautiful new creation. Gift it, or sell it!
If you are selling your finished item online, please provide a link back to my website. Thank you!