The Birch Beanie

Yes i know, another beanie pattern. But you ladies (and gentlemen) will love this one, hopefully as much as i do.  I might be biased, but this is literally one of my ALL time favorite beanies. I made it will the small hook set from the pattern and it is so incredibly warm and cozy that i want to keep it on all the time.  The basket weave stitch will definitely keep all the cold air out, and it is absolutely breath-taking, in my opinion.

My beanie patterns are dwindling down and then i have a few other ideas bouncing around my head for different things. I also really want to take some time to do some tutorials, to show you a couple different things that i’ve learned over the course of my crocheting, and something that one of my friends asked me, and you guys it’s a GENIUS idea.  So be sure to keep an eye out for that post because you definitely want to keep it tucked in your back pocket to break out when you need it.

So i believe i have four more (don’t quote me!) beanie patterns before all of these start, and I really am hoping to get them released before the end of 2019! That’s quite a task, but I’m pretty confident i can get MOST of them released so that in 2020 i can build on some of the other things I have for you guys.  I am in the beginning – like super beginning stages, of designing a tote bag, but i have some trial and error i am gonna have to adjust. And then i have to sit and write it all up. But I promise it will be worth the wait.

A bit of background info about this beanie is that it’s pretty simple if you know FPDC/BPDC, and HDC BLO- or horizontal ribbing.

The variation in the texture between the two without combining them is probably my favorite thing about this beanie. So many beanies that me and many designers use is a combination of stitches that are sometimes different or the same but are spearated by rows of HDC. And one of the things about this hat is that it DOES have HDC BLO stitches, but i’ve smashed all the rows with the same stitches – pretty much – together.

One thing i DID NOT do this time around is make a child size beanie and write up the pattern, but I am thinking that similar directions will work for this beanie as i write them up for other beanies.

Child – G hook, start with fsc 60, ( H Hook, start with fsc 56 ) start decreasing when beanie measure 7 and half inches tall.

Toddler – G Hook – fsc 56,  (H hook, fsc 52.) start decreasing at 7 inches.

Let me know in the comments or in my email if these numbers need adjusted since i can’t be 100% sure myself since i didn’t make them.

OKAY! On to the pattern.

MATERIALS

  • 1 skein of loops and threads, or I love this yarn OR 2 half skeins. You can really use any worsted weight.
  • G, I, J Hook OR H, J, K Hook (see pattern notes.)
  • scissors.
  • Yarn needle
  • Pom and tag (both optional.)

***You can find a wonderful foundation single crochet tutorial here, if you need it. ***

ABBREVIATIONS

FSC – foundation single crochet

HDC – half double crochet

BLO – the 3rd loop of the half double crochet stitch in this pattern.

ST(s) – stitch(es)

DC – double crochet

FPDC – front post double crochet

BPDC – back post double crochet

HDC DEC – half double crochet decrease means to half double crochet two stitches together.

PATTERN NOTES

You will always join to the first st of the previous row and ch 1. The first st will be placed in the same st as the join.

If you want a tighter st pattern and little to no gaps when the beanie is on, you will want to use the g hook instead of h. If you are using thicker yarn or are okay with gaps, you will want to use an H hook. Parenthesis will include directions for the larger hook set for the entire pattern. Commas separate the sts, each round of the basket stitch you will do 4 by 4, 4 sts of FPDC, 4 sts of BPDC.

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.

G/H Hook

FSC 64 (60)

Round 1 – HDC around.

I/J Hook

Round 2 – DC in the 3rd loop each st around

Round 3 – FPDC, FPDC, FPDC, FPDC, BPDC, BPDC, BPDC, BPDC – repeat around.

Round 4 – FPDC, FPDC, FPDC, FPDC, BPDC, BPDC, BPDC, BPDC – repeat around.

Round 5 – FPDC, FPDC, FPDC, FPDC, BPDC, BPDC, BPDC, BPDC – repeat around.

Round 6 – BPDC, BPDC, BPDC, BPDC, FPDC, FPDC, FPDC, FPDC – repeat around.

Round 7 – BPDC, BPDC, BPDC, BPDC, FPDC, FPDC, FPDC, FPDC – repeat around.

Round 8 – BPDC, BPDC, BPDC, BPDC, FPDC, FPDC, FPDC, FPDC – repeat around.

Round 9 – FPDC, FPDC, FPDC, FPDC, BPDC, BPDC, BPDC, BPDC – repeat around.

Round 10 – FPDC, FPDC, FPDC, FPDC, BPDC, BPDC, BPDC, BPDC – repeat around.

Round 11 – FPDC, FPDC, FPDC, FPDC, BPDC, BPDC, BPDC, BPDC – repeat around.

Round 12 – BPDC, BPDC, BPDC, BPDC, FPDC, FPDC, FPDC, FPDC – repeat around.

Round 13 – BPDC, BPDC, BPDC, BPDC, FPDC, FPDC, FPDC, FPDC – repeat around.

Round 14 – BPDC, BPDC, BPDC, BPDC, FPDC, FPDC, FPDC, FPDC – repeat around.

Change your colors here if you are switching colors.

J/K Hook

Round 15 – HDC in each st around.

Round 16 – HDC 3rd loop each st around.

Round 17 – HDC each st around.

Round 18 – HDC 3rd loop each st around.

Round 19 – HDC each st around.

Round 20 – HDC 3rd loop each st around.

Round 21 – HDC each st around..

Round 22 – HDC 3rd loop each st around.

Round 23 – HDC each st around.

Round 24 – HDC 3rd each st around.

Round 25 – HDC each st around.

Round 26 – HDC 3rd loop each st around.

Round 27 – HDC DEC, HDC, – repeat around.

Round 28 – HDC DEC, HDC, – repeat around.

Fasten off and cinch shut. Attach pom and tag if you prefer! Then share those beauties on Instagram and tag me! @oakandautumn

Feel free to sell your finished products and tag me on Instagram (@oakandautumn), but if you’re selling online, please provide a link back to the free crochet pattern on my blog, or if you purchased the pattern, please provide a link to the pdf version. Please use your own photos when marketing your items. Please DO NOT redistribute or claim this exact pattern as your own.

Thank you! – Aubrey

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