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I am so excited about this one, because I created a post on facebook asking my followers and crochet members of crochet groups if they could help me find a name for this beautiful hat. And though I had hundreds of great suggestions and chose the name BEE HAPPY BEANIE.
Thank you all for the great suggestions!!
The beanie is adult/teen size, but can be adjusted to make it into different hat sizes (instructions for that is in the pattern).
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You will need:
- 5.5 mm hook
- Tapestry needle and scissors
- Worsted weighted yarn, I used premier yarns Deborah Norville Collection (in color white and red for one of the beanies)
- pom-pom using a pom-pom maker (click for video tutorial)
4 sc x 4 rows = 1 square inch
Used Stitches (click for video tutorial):
- BLO sc
- Outline Squares using quadruple sc, pictures with instructions are at the end of the pattern also
Start with red yarn
Row 1: Chain 8, 1 hdc in 2nd chain from the hook, 1 hdc in each chain till the end, ch 1, turn (7 sts)
Row 2-44: 1 hdc in BLO (back loop only) in each st till the end of the row, ch 1, turn (7 sts)
You can shorten or elongate the brim depending on the head size; the beanie body will be made in multiples of 4 sts, so just keep that in mind.
Once you are done making the brim, fold it in half and sl st up the side. Next, turn the brim so the seam of the sl st is on the inside of the hat and the loop with the hook is on top.
Row 1: you continue with the loop you were left from the brim, ch 1 and sc in the same st. Sc all around the top of the brim, spacing the sc in a way that you end up with 72 sts (multiples of 4), join at the end of the round with a sl st. Change color yarn to white during the sl st. (72 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in BLO in the same st, 1 sc in BLO in each st all around, sl st to first sc to join (72 sts). Change color yarn to red during the sl st.
Row 3-5: Ch 1, sc in BLO in the same st, 1 sc in BLO in each st all around, sl st to first sc to join (72 sts). Change color yarn to white during the sl st.
Row 6: You will now be using the quadruple sc (if never done, please use the video tutorial or the picture instructions at the end of this pattern). Ch 1, 1 Quad sc in the same st, 1 sc in BLO in the next 3 sts, *1 Quad sc in the next st, 1 sc in BLO in the next 3 sts, repeat from * till the end, sl st to to first sc to join (72 sts). Change color yarn to red during the sl st.
Row 7-9: Ch 1, sc in BLO in the same st, 1 sc in BLO in each st all around, sl st to first sc to join (72 sts). Change color yarn to white during the sl st.
Row 10: Ch 1, sc in the same st, 1 sc in the next 1 sts, *1 Quad sc in the next st, 1 sc in BLO in the next 3 sts, repeat from * till you have 1 st left in which you place 1 sc in BLO, sl st to to first sc (the quad sc) to join (72 sts). Change color yarn to red during the sl st.
NOTE: the quad sc is stacked exactly above and between the 2 quad sc from 4 rows below (see pictures below from more details).
Repeat rows 3-10 two more times for a non-slouchy beanie and three (or more) times for a slouchy beanie.
Last row (should be in red yarn): Ch 1, sc in BLO in the same st, 1 sc in BLO in each st all around, sl st to first sc to join (72 sts). Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Cut a long piece of red yarn (estimating to be longer than the circumference of the beanie). Turn the beanie inside out. Next, using a darning or tapestry needle sew a running stitch all around the top of the beanie. Pull and tie beanie up. And attach a pom-pom if preferred (I have a tutorial on using a pom-pom maker here).
Quadruple single crochet (Quad sc) picture instructions (video tutorial is on the bottom of this pattern):
Step 1: insert hook under front loop of st, yo, and pull loop through
Step 2: [insert hook under front loop of st that lies below st just worked, yo and pull loop through] 3 times
Step 3: [yo and pull loop through first 2 loops on the hook] 4 times, finished Quad sc
Step 4: (not part of Quad sc, but part of Outline Squares stitch), 1 sc in BLO in next 3 st
It uses a special stitch that is called the outline squares stitch that uses the quadruple single crochet. 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 with the stitch).
Here is also the Video tutorial for the Outline Squares stitch using the Quad sc:
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