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The Frosted Window Beanie is a free crochet pattern and made with worsted weighted yarn and provides lots of texture for the fall and winter weather. Even though it is still September, I already started making beanies, hats and Christmas decoration. I just love this fall and winter season so much, I need to start as early as possible. But because many crocheters like to be prepared and also start their creations early for craft fairs or to make presents you are just feeding my addiction to making more fall and winter patterns.
This Forsted Window Beanie makes me dream about windows in the city that are dark and frosted in due to a winter storm. When I create patterns I always imagine a story it tells when making and wearing this gorgeous and easy to make and design.
The wonderful thing about beanies and hats is that they are so easily adjustable to any head size that it needs to be made for. You only need 2 measurements: head circumference and the head height (between the eyebrows and the top of the head).
In order to figure out how much to increase the circle that the beanie starts out with you will always follow this formula:
Stop increasing the circle (diameter in inches) = head circumference (in inches) divided by Pi (3.14)
Now you will have a number that is the diameter of the circle which is the measurement at which point you need to stop increasing the circle. Therefore, no template is needed to know when to stop increasing the circle to make a beanie that fits any size head.
Once you have the perfect circle, you will then go to round 7. If you make a beanie for a baby or toddler you might actually have to remove rounds between 7 and 20 to make the had height work out.
Please check the Reference Table for guidance on how large or small this Frosted Window Beanie needs to be depending on the head size of the person you are making this beanie for.
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So, let’s get started with the pattern. In case you prefer an ad-free version of this Frosted Window Beanie pattern, please click below to buy the pdf at either my Raverly or Etsy store.
How to crochet the Frosted Window Beanie
You will need:
- Caron Simply Soft in colors: Country Blue (color A), Soft Blue (color B) and White (color C)
- 5.00mm hook
- tapestry needle
4 dc x 2 rows = 1 square inch
10 x 8.25 inches for adult woman size, laid out flat
Stitches (US terms) used:
- sc – single crochet
- dc- double crochet
- tr – treble crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet (Tutorial)
- BPDC – Back Post Double Crochet (Tutorial)
This Forsted Window Benaie pattern below is written for an adult woman’s head size.
There is a video tutorial below that shows small parts of certain rounds of this pattern. It is not a complete tutorial, but should rather be used as a guidance!
Start with color A
Round 1: Make a magic ring and crochet 12 dc’s into it and pull tide, sl st to the first st
Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc’s in each st all around, sl st to the first st (24 sts)
Round 3: ch 2, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc’s in the next st, *1 dc, 2 dc’s in the next st, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (36 sts)
Round 4: ch 2, 1 dc first 2 sts, 2 dc’s in the next st, *1 dc next 2 sts, 2 dc’s in the next st, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (48 sts)
Round 5: ch 2, 1 dc first 3 sts, 2 dc’s in the next st, *1 dc next 3 sts, 2 dc’s in the next st, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (60 sts)
Round 6: ch 2, 1 dc first 4 sts, 2 dc’s in the next st, *1 dc next 4 sts, 2 dc’s in the next st, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (72 sts)
Change color to B
Round 7: ch 2, 1 dc in each st all around, sl st to the first st (72 sts)
Round 8: ch 1, 1 sc in each st all around, sl st to the first st (72 sts)
Change color to A again
Round 9: ch 2, *1 dc in the next 2 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (72 sts)
Round 10: ch 1, *1 sc in the next 2 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (72 sts) Note: the sc’s go right above the dc’s from the previous round
Change color to C
Round 11: ch 1, *1 sc in the next 2 sts, 1 tr onto the sc from 3 rounds down (in light blue) in the next 2 sts (you now made 2 tr’s), repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (72 sts) Note: work the tr’s only in the front, do NOT work around the chains from the previous round, just ignore them.
Round 12 – 16: repeat rounds 7 thru 11
Round 17: repeat round 7
Change color to A
Round 18: ch 2, 1 dc in each st all around, sl st to the first st (72 sts)
Round 19: ch 2, in the same stitch, crochet *1 FPDC, 1 BPDC in the next st, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (72 sts)
Round 20: repeat round 19
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
You can now wear the Frosted Window Beanie, gift it or sell it (not the pattern, just the creation you made using the pattern).
Video Tutorial of certain parts of the Frosted Window Beanie pattern to be used as a guidance:
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