The West Branch Beanie

I have made a few different beanies before I started writing patterns that used the herringbone stitches. And they’re extremely gorgeous in my opinion. So I wanted to write up this pattern that shows off the herringbone half double crochet in combinataion with other stitches.

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know a good bit of the beanies i’ve been making have included brims, and most of my patterns you can make either way, you just have to add an extra section usually. A few of my new patterns will include directions for brimless, and brim options so that you don’t have to play too much of a guessing game.

I also want to add that i made this pattern in a “team spirit” beanie and it turned out sooo well. I had a hard time finding anything that went well with a bright yellow pompom i had. So after weeks of complaining about my lack of matching yarn, my husband walks over to my yarn shelf, and pulls down a yellow, some black and some white. I’ll let you draw your own conclusions of what professional sports team that could be BUT it is also my high school colors. Go Lions!

ALSO, don’t forget to reach out to me if you have any problems with this pattern, I will do my absolute best to help you. And don’t forget to tag me and use the hashtag #westbranchbeanie on Instagram.

The West Branch Beanie

MATERIALS

H and I hook

1 skein I love this yarn or comparable yarn

Scissors

Yarn needle

Pompom and tag – optional

ABBREVIATIONS

CH – chain

HDSLST – half double slip stitch – for the brim

HDC – half double crochet

HHDC – herringbone half double crochet

DC – double crochet

HHDC DEC – herringbone half double crochet decrease

PATTERN NOTES

While working on the brim, you will chain 1 at the end of each row, and turn. Then you will slip stitch the two short ends together and turn the brim right side out so that the seam is on the inside.

You will want to work the band pretty loose and make sure your CHs are not real tight.

While working on the body, you will always join to the first st of that round, Then Ch 1 and start the next round.

ADULT PATTERN

BAND/BRIM

H hook

CH 11

Row 1 – HDSLST in each st across (10 STS)

Row 2 – 62 – HDSLST each st across.

Bring the two short ends together and loosely sl stitch the two sides together, flip band right side out so that the seam is facing the inside. Ch 1 .

BODY

I hook

Round 1 – HDC evenly around. (62 STS)

Round 2 – working in the third loop, HHDC in each st around.

Round 3 – HHDC each st around.

Round 4 – HHDC each st around.

Round 5 – HHDC each st around.

Round 6 – HHDC each st around.

Round 7 – HDC in each st around.

Round 8 – working in the third loop, DC in each st around.

Round 9 – HDC each st around.

Round 10 – working in the third loop, HHDC in each st around.

Round 11 – HHDC each st around.

Round 12 – HHDC each st around.

Round 13 – HHDC each st around.

Round 14 – HHDC each st around.

Round 15 – HDC in each st around.

Round 16 – working in the third loop, DC in each st around.

Round 17 – HDC each st around.

Round 18 – working in the third loop, HHDC in each st around.

Round 19 – HHDC in the same st as join, HHDC DEC next two sts, HHDC in next st, HHDC DEC next 2 sts repeat around.

Round 20 – HHDC in the same st as join, HHDC DEC next two sts, HHDC in next st, HHDC DEC next 2 sts repeat around.

Round 21 – HHDC in the same st as join, HHDC DEC next two sts, HHDC in next st, HHDC DEC next 2 sts repeat around.

Round 22 – HHDC in the same st as join, HHDC DEC next two sts, HHDC in next st, HHDC DEC next 2 sts repeat around.

Fasten off and cinch shut the top of your beanie. Add pompom and tag as desired.

CHILD PATTERN

BAND/BRIM

H hook

CH 10

Row 1 – HDSLST in each st across (9 STS)

Row 2 – 58 – HDSLST each st across.

Bring the two short ends together and loosely sl stitch the two sides together, flip band right side out so that the seam is facing the inside. Ch 1 .

BODY

I hook

Round 1 – HDC evenly around. (58 STS)

Round 2 – working in the third loop, HHDC in each st around.

Round 3 – HHDC each st around.

Round 4 – HHDC each st around.

Round 5 – HHDC each st around.

Round 6 – HDC in each st around.

Round 7 – working in the third loop, DC in each st around.

Round 8 – HDC each st around.

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

Round 10 – HHDC each st around.

Round 11 – HHDC each st around.

Round 12 – HHDC each st around.

Round 13 – HDC in each st around.

Round 14 – working in the third loop, DC in each st around.

Round 15 – HDC each st around.

Round 16 – HHDC in each st around.

Round 17 – HHDC in the same st as join, HHDC DEC next two sts, HHDC in next st, HHDC DEC next 2 sts repeat around.

Round 18 – HHDC in the same st as join, HHDC DEC next two sts, HHDC in next st, HHDC DEC next 2 sts repeat around.

Round 19 – HHDC in the same st as join, HHDC DEC next two sts, HHDC in next st, HHDC DEC next 2 sts repeat around.

Round 20 – HDC in the same st as join, HDC DEC next two sts, HDC in next st, HDC DEC next two sts. Repeat around.

Fasten off and cinch the top of your beanie shut. Attach pompom and tag as desired.

TODDLER PATTERN

BAND/BRIM

H hook

CH 7

Row 1 – HDSLST in each st across (6 STS)

Row 2 – 54 – HDSLST each st across.

Bring the two short ends together and loosely sl stitch the two sides together, flip band right side out so that the seam is facing the inside. Ch 1 .

BODY

I hook

Round 1 – HDC evenly around. (58 STS)

Round 2 – working in the third loop, HHDC in each st around.

Round 3 – HHDC each st around.

Round 4 – HHDC each st around.

Round 5 – HHDC each st around.

Round 6 – HDC in each st around.

Round 7 – working in the third loop, DC in each st around.

Round 8 – HDC each st around.

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

Round 10 – HHDC each st around.

Round 11 – HHDC each st around.

Round 12 – HHDC each st around.

Round 13 – HDC in each st around.

Round 14 – working in the third loop, DC in each st around.

Round 15 – HDC each st around.

Round 16 – HHDC in the same st as join, HHDC DEC next two sts, HHDC in next st, HHDC DEC next 2 sts repeat around.

Round 17 – HHDC in the same st as join, HHDC DEC next two sts, HHDC in next st, HHDC DEC next 2 sts repeat around.

Round 18 – HHDC in the same st as join, HHDC DEC next two sts, HHDC in next st, HHDC DEC next 2 sts repeat around.

Round 19 – HDC in the same st as join, HDC DEC next two sts, HDC in next st, HDC DEC next two sts. Repeat around.

Fasten off and cinch the top of your beanie shut. Attach Pompom and tag if desired.

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