The Deer Creek Beanie

I originally was going to name this beanie pattern after the Goose Creek located in this beautiful state of Pennsylvania. This was in large part because I picked a green that hysterically reminded me of goose poop. However, I did decide against this. I have moved away from naming patterns after the birds and trees of our state, although those may pop up again.

Anyway. This beanie was quite a doozy for me. I ripped out a lot, I added aimlessly a lot, AND I MISMEASURED soooo many times. But I have finally finished not only a written out adult pattern, but this time I am including the complete written pattern for the child and toddler versions of the beanie. If you follow my blog you know that I usually just recommend a stitch count and measurements. However this time, the other sizes will be included in pattern form.

Don’t forget though, our crochet style and tensions may be different so you may have to adjust either your hook size, or your tension. I crochet the bands of the beanies pretty lax compared to what I normally crochet. Another tip is to double check that your chaining is super loose when doing the band, as a good bit of the “stretch” comes from how tight or loose your chaining is.

You can find an inexpensive ad-free pdf pattern on Ravelry and Etsy.

I used two different types of yarn, (brand wise) and honestly they both worked up very nicely.

For the adult beanie, I used Hobby Lobby’s I love this yarn, and for the child and toddler versions I used Michael’s Loops and Thread Impeccable.

I do want to add that if you cannot get the tension with the stitch count for the band I have, you can definitely use whatever number you need, just make sure it’s an even number.

MATERIALS

H Hook/ I Hook

1 skein loops and threads / I love this yarn, OR two skeins of your choice of yarns.

Scissors

Yarn needle

Pompom and/or tag (these are optional.)

ABBREVIATIONS

CH – chain

ST(S) – stitch(es)

Sl st – slip stich

HDSLST – half double slip stitch – tutorial here

HDC – half double crochet

SC – single crochet

HHDC – herringbone half double crochet

PATTERN NOTES

  • In the band of the beanie, you will always ch 1
  • In the body of the beanie you will always ch 1 and join the first st of the round.
  • However many rows you do for your band, is the number of stitches you will have in your beanie. For example, if you do 60 rows for the band, you will have 60 HDC in the first round of the body of the beanie.

PATTERN

ADULT

BAND. – H HOOK

CH 9. HDSLST across (8 sts)

Row 2 – 62 – HDSLST across.

SL ST the two short ends together, and flip the beanie so that the seam is on the inside. Move onto the body.

BODY. – I HOOK

Round 1 – HDC evenly around. (62 STS)

Round 2 – HDC in the third loop in each st around.

Round 3 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the same stitch as join. *Sk a st, (SC, CH 1, HDC)* – repeat *to* around. Join to the sc at the beginning of the round.

Round 4 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) repeat around.

Round 5 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) repeat around.

Round 6 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) repeat around.

Round 7 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) repeat around.

Round 8 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) repeat around.

Round 9 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) repeat around.

Round 10 – Place 1 HDC in every SC and HDC around. (ignore the chains) – this is a good place to double check your stitch count. (62 sts)

Round 11 – working in the third loop, HHDC in each st around.

Round 12 – HHDC in each st around.

Round 13 – HHDC in each st around.

Round 14 – HHDC in each st around.

Round 15 – HDC in each st around.

Round 16 – working in the third loop, (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the same stitch as join. *Sk a st, (SC, CH 1, HDC)* – repeat *to* around. Join to the sc at the beginning of the round.

Round 17 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) repeat around.

Round 18 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) repeat around.

Round 19 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) repeat around.

Round 20 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) repeat around.

Round 21 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) repeat around.

Round 22 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) repeat *around.

Round 23 – Place 1 HDC in every SC and HDC around. (ignore the chains).

Round 24 – working in the third loop – HDC, HDC2TOG – repeat around

Round 25 – working in the third loop – HDC, HDC2TOG – repeat around.

Round 26 – HDC, HDC2TOG – repeat around

Round 27 – sc, SC2TOG – repeat around.

Fasten off and weave in all your ends. Sew on tag and pompom as you normally would.

CHILD

BAND – H HOOK

Ch 9, HDSLST across (8 sts)

Row 2 – 58 – HDSLST across.

SL ST the two short ends together, and flip the beanie so that the seam is on the inside. Move onto the body.

BODY – I HOOK

Round 1 – HDC evenly around. (58 STS)

Round 2 – HDC in the third loop in each st around.

Round 3 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the same stitch as join. *Sk a st, (SC, CH 1, HDC)* – repeat *to* around. Join to the sc at the beginning of the round.

Round 4 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) all the way around.

Round 5 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) all the way around.

Round 6 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) all the way around.

Round 7 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) all the way around.

Round 8 – Place 1 HDC in every SC and HDC around. (ignore the chains) – this is a good place to double check your stitch count. (58 sts)

Round 9 – working in the third loop, HHDC in each st around.

Round 10 – HHDC in each st around.

Round 11 – HHDC in each st around.

Round 12 – HDC in each st around.

Round 13 – working in the third loop, (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the same stitch as join. *Sk a st, (SC, CH 1, HDC)* – repeat *to* around. Join to the sc at the beginning of the round.

Round 14 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) all the way around.

Round 15 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) all the way around.

Round 16 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) all the way around.

Round 17 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) all the way around.

Round 18 – working in the third loop – HDC, HDC2TOG – repeat around

Round 19 – working in the third loop – HDC, HDC2TOG – repeat around.

Round 20 – HDC, HDC2TOG – repeat around.

Round 21 – sc, SC2TOG – repeat around.

Fasten off and weave in all your ends. Sew on tag and pompom as you normally would.

TODDLER

BAND – H HOOK

Ch 7, HDSLST across (6 sts)

Row 2 – 54 – HDSLST across.

SL ST the two short ends together, and flip the beanie so that the seam is on the inside. Move onto the body.

BODY – I HOOK

Round 1 – HDC evenly around. (54 STS)

Round 2 – HDC in the third loop in each st around.

Round 3 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the same stitch as join. *Sk a st, (SC, CH 1, HDC)* – repeat * to * around. Join to the sc at the beginning of the round.

Round 4 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) all the way around.

Round 5 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) all the way around.

Round 6 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) all the way around.

Round 7 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) all the way around.

Round 8 – Place 1 HDC in every SC and HDC around. (ignore the chains) – this is a good place to double check your stitch count. (54 sts).

Round 9 – working in the third loop, HHDC in each st around.

Round 10 – HHDC in each st around.

Round 11 – HHDC in each st around.

Round 12 – HDC in each st around.

Round 13 – working in the third loop, (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the same stitch as join. *Sk a st, (SC, CH 1, HDC)* – repeat *to* around. Join to the sc at the beginning of the round.

Round 14 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) all the way around.

Round 15 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) all the way around.

Round 16 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) all the way around.

Round 17 – (SC, CH 1, HDC) in the ch 1 space (between the sc and the hdc) all the way around.

Round 18 – working in the third loop – HDC, HDC2TOG – repeat around

Round 19 – working in the third loop – HDC, HDC2TOG – repeat around.

Round 20 – HDC, HDC2TOG – repeat around.

Fasten off and weave in all your ends. Sew on tag and pompom as you normally would.

2 thoughts on “The Deer Creek Beanie

  1. you say repeat but you don’t have* * to which is repeated! is it just the (sc, ch1, hdc) or is it that plus the skip?? you don’t have scouldncount so I couldn’t figure out which it was, even tho you say “good time to check counts”! even in dec rounds, no counts! hope you can address these questions/problems! thanks

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    1. Hi Cindy! Thank you for catching the repeats. Yes. It includes the skipping of the next stitch. The stitch count was listed at the first round when you transition from band/brim to the body but I did go back and add them at each of the rounds where it’s suggested to check.

      Also, decrease stitch count doesn’t really matter, but you will just decrease every other stitch. For all of the decrease rounds. So you will HDC in the first stitch. And decrease over the next two. Then place one Hdc in the next stitch. And then decrease over the next two repeating a single stitch and then a decreasing stitch around. I hope that makes sense! If you are uncomfortable with this decrease, you can certainly perform decrease rounds with whatever you are comfortable with. Those rounds are essentially just to make the cinching easier.

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