Love is in the Air Beanie - Free Crochet Pattern

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Since the Knit Stitch AKA Waistcoat Stitch seems to be trending now and the messy bun beanie is still trending, I decided to combine the two into one pattern. And since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I added flying away hearts to represent that “love is in the air.”

Be low you will see a picture of me wearing the beanie. I love the way it looks 🙂

I recently made a quick video to show how the waistcoat stitch works and how to change colors using it and it went viral. To this point of writing this post more than 125K people watched this video on Facebook. I also created an extended version of this video (below).

In order to understand the waistcoat stitch, please click HERE.

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Color nature with Copic markers!

The “Love is in the Air Beanie” is very versatile, as it can be used as a normal beanie, a messy bun/ponytail beanie, a hat with pom-pom or even as a neck warmer/scarf. So wonderful. It fits for every situation.

And it looks so adorable with those hearts on top that become smaller and smaller until they are all so small they become like a red cloud (top is all red) like flying away hearts. Spreading love everywhere in the air 🙂

The pattern is designed for a adult/teen head, but can be adjusted to make it bigger and smaller as the pattern includes a specific stitch repeat that can be made more or less of to change the size of the beanie.

A 5.0mm hook was used for the pattern and I used the Premier Deborah Norville’s Everyday Heather yarn that can be purchased from JOANN’s HERE (affiliate)

It uses a special stitch that I call the waistcoat AKA knit stitch. Don’t be scared about the way it sounds, it is actually very easy and once mastered is very fast to create. I have below a video that can help you with the stitch (not a full tutorial, only helps to learn the stitch).

You will need:


Gauge:

4 wst x 4 rows = 1 square inch

Stitches used (click for video tutorial):

  • Sc
  • BLO sc
  • Waistcoat Stitch(wst), pictures with instructions on how to change colors using the wst are in between the pattern also

HERE is a post I created explaining the stitch in pictures, but the link to the video above is more clear and in my opinion easier to understand

 

NOTE: These instructions are for a teen/adult head, but you could make it smaller or larger by just stopping earlier or extent it more. This beanie uses a string, band, or like me a braided yarn tie to tie up the top opening.

You can also close it all the way permanently and even add a pom-pom. Or you use it as a messy bun/ponytail beanie by closing the hole temporally or permanently only a little bit. If you don’t do it permanently, then you can always change it back and forth. In fact, I even use mine as a neck warmer/scarf sometimes.

In order to change the size of the giving pattern, the first thing you need to know is the head circumference of the person you are making the beanie for.

Furthermore, you will also need to know the height of beanie which can be made bigger too depending on whether you want the beanie to be snuggly on the top of the head or be slouchy(just add more red yarn rows to extent it).

Instructions:

BRIM:

With oak heather yarn and a 5.0mm hook make a chain of 8 chains

Row 1: 1 sc the second chain from the hook, 1 sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (7 sts)

Row 2: 1 sc in the first stitch, *1 sc in BLO, repeat from * till the second to last st, 1 sc, ch 1, turn (7 sts)

Row 3-64: repeat row 2

Feel free to extent or shorten the brim according to the head circumference of the person wearing it in the end.

Fold the brim band in half and connect the ends by slip stitching them together to make a circle.

Do NOT cut the yarn, continue below.

BEANIE:

Round 0: Using sc, crochet 70 stitches all around (you can increase or decrease the amount, but keep in mind that the heart pattern requires a 10 stitch repeat, meaning the pattern is a multiple of 10 stitches), sl st to the first sc of that round, CH 1.

Starting round 1, use the waistcoat stitch from now on!

Below you will find a pixeled pattern outline. Please keep in mind one tile/square equals one waistcoat stitch (wst). So it is actually very easy to follow.

Round 1: still using the oak heather yarn, 1 wst in each st all around, sl st to first wst (all sl st’s are made as a normal sl st), Ch1

Round 2: 1 wst in each st all around, sl st to first wst, Ch1

Round 3: *1 wst in the first 4 stitches, 1 wst in red heather in the next stitch (where you only use red for the first loop of the wst, but finish the stitch with oak heather, as seen using different colors in the picture below), 1wst in oak heather in the next 5 stitches, repeat from * all around, sl st to first wst, Ch1

Pictures below are just to show how to change colors, ignore the pattern shown. In the picture below, the dark red would be the red heather in the beanie pattern and the green would be the oak heather in the beanie pattern. So you can see the first loop is red, but the stitch is finished with green (oak heather for the beanie).

 

Round 4: *1 wst in the first 3 stitches, 1 wst in red heather in the next 3 stitches (where you only use red for the first loop of the wst, but finish the stitch with oak heather), 1wst in oak heather in the next 4 stitches, repeat from * all around, sl st to first wst, Ch1

Round 5: *1 wst in the first 2 stitches, 1 wst in red heather in the next 5 stitches (where you only use red for the first loop of the wst, but finish the stitch with oak heather), 1wst in oak heather in the next 3 stitches, repeat from * all around, sl st to first wst, Ch1

Round 6-7: *1 wst in the first stitch, 1 wst in red heather in the next 7 stitches (where you only use red for the first loop of the wst, but finish the stitch with oak heather), 1wst in oak heather in the next 2 stitches, repeat from * all around, sl st to first wst, Ch1

Round 8: *1 wst in the first 2 stitches, 1 wst in red heather in the next 2 stitches (where you only use red for the first loop of the wst, but finish the stitch with oak heather), 1wst in oak heather in the next stitch, 1 wst in red heather next 2 stitches (where you only use red for the first loop of the wst, but finish the stitch with oak heather), 1wst in oak heather in the next 3 stitches, repeat from * all around, sl st to first wst, Ch1

Round 9-10: 1 wst in each st all around, sl st to first wst, Ch1

Round11: *1 wst in the first 9 stitches, 1 wst in red heather in the next stitch (where you only use red for the first loop of the wst, but finish the stitch with oak heather), repeat from * all around, sl st to first wst, Ch1

Round 12: *1 wst in red heather in the first stitch (where you only use red for the first loop of the wst, but finish the stitch with oak heather), 1wst in oak heather in the next 7 stitches, 1 wst in red heather in the next 2 stitches (where you only use red for the first loop of the wst, but finish the stitch with oak heather), repeat from * all around, sl st to first wst, Ch1

Round 13-14: *1 wst in red heather in the 2 stitches (where you only use red for the first loop of the wst, but finish the stitch with oak heather), 1wst in oak heather in the next 5 stitches, 1 wst in red heather in the next 3 stitches (where you only use red for the first loop of the wst, but finish the stitch with oak heather), repeat from * all around, sl st to first wst, Ch1

Round 15: *1 wst in red heather in the first stitch (where you only use red for the first loop of the wst, but finish the stitch with oak heather), 1wst in oak heather in the next 7 stitches, 1 wst in red heather in the next stitch (where you only use red for the first loop of the wst, but finish the stitch with oak heather), 1wst in oak heather in the next stitch, repeat from * all around, sl st to first wst, Ch1

Round 16-17: 1 wst in each st all around, sl st to first wst, Ch1

Round 18: *1 wst in the first 4 stitches, 1 wst in red heather in the next stitch (where you only use red for the first loop of the wst, but finish the stitch with oak heather), repeat from * all around, sl st to first wst, Ch1

Round 19: *1 wst in red heather in the first stitch (where you only use red for the first loop of the wst, but finish the stitch with oak heather), 1wst in oak heather in the next 2 stitches, 1 wst in red heather in the next 2 stitches (where you only use red for the first loop of the wst, but finish the stitch with oak heather), repeat from * all around, sl st to first wst, Ch1

Round 20: *1 wst in red heather in the first stitch (where you only use red for the first loop of the wst, but finish the stitch with oak heather), 1wst in oak heather in the next 2 stitches, 1 wst in red heather in the next stitch (where you only use red for the first loop of the wst, but finish the stitch with oak heather), 1wst in oak heather in the next stitch, repeat from * all around, sl st to first wst, Ch1

Round 21-22: 1 wst in each st all around, sl st to first wst, Ch1

Round 23: *1 wst in red heather in the first stitch (where you only use red for the first loop of the wst, but finish the stitch with oak heather), 1 wst in oak heather in the next stitch, repeat from * all around, sl st to first wst, Ch1

Round 24: *1 wst in the first stitch, 1 wst in red heather in the next stitch (where you only use red for the first loop of the wst, but finish the stitch with oak heather), repeat from * all around, sl st to first wst IN RED HEATHER, Ch 1 IN RED HEATHER, fasten off the oak heather yarn

Round 25-27: USING   FOR   EVERYTHING   RED   HEATHER: 1 wst in each st all around, sl st to first wst, Ch1, fasten off and weave in the ends.

REGARDING THE BRAIDED TIE: 

Either use a certain string, yarn or band of your choice, or like me braid yourself on, by cutting 3 pieces of yarn in the length of 1 yard (can be longer if you want it to hang down longer) and having 1 piece of yarn per braid string and make them into a braided long tie. Finally weave the tie, band, string or whatever you used through the spaces of the stitch (skip 2 stitches in between every time, as shown on the picture below). Now you are finished and can wear the beanie as you wish in different ways, sell it or gift it.

Back side of the beanie:

 

 


 

 

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