Welcome to 12 Weeks of Beanies and the free crochet pattern for Beanie No 6! The free crochet pattern Beanie No 6 is part of a series of beanie patterns designed with the beginner knitter or crocheter in mind. Every new crafter needs an easy, yet beautiful, hat project that is interesting while still being easy to memorize and crochet. The free crochet pattern Beanie No 6 is exactly that!
This beanie hat pattern was created using stash yarn in a chunky weight. You can use a size 5 or 6 yarn weight, or combine different yarn weights together to get a marled effect. Just make sure you get the right gauge in your swatch and you’ll be ready to crochet! A tutorial is included for using a magic circle to get started, and the pattern uses beginner stitches to make a really fun stitch pattern. If you can slip stitch, chain and single crochet, then you can totally crochet Beanie No 6!
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- Construction + Fit/Ease
- Yarn Notes
- Yarn Amounts
- Hook Size
- Notions Required
- Hat Schematic
- Swatching Notes & Directions
- Stitch Abbreviations
- Special Stitches
- The Beanie Pattern!
- Finishing Notes
- Copyright Notes
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Construction + Fit/Ease
Beanie No 6 is constructed top-down in the round. It starts with a magic circle, increases are worked at the crown, the body is worked, and then the slip-stitch edge is worked last. The hat also incorporates negative ease to keep it snug and tight over your ears for maximum warmth.
I chose to use stash yarn from Lion Brand. I’m pretty sure it’s Lion Brand Hometown in a retired colorway, but as long as you get gauge, you can use any size 5 weight yarn. Some great yarn choices for this hat include:
$$$ Malabrigo Noventa from Yarn.com – Malabrigo yarn makes me swoon! The colorways are soooo gorgeous!!
$$ Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick N Quick from Joann’s
$ Lion Brand Hometown Yarn from Joann’s
*FYI – The yarn amounts listed here include enough yarn to make a swatch and a pom. You may need to unravel your swatch to make a really full pom.
- Main Color: 1 skein Lion Brand Hometown Tweed, 100% Acrylic, 4 oz/64 yards
Size N/13 9mm hook
1 locking stitch marker
Embroidery Needle for weaving in ends
Optional Pom Pom maker
16 stitches x 13 rows = 4”x4”
- 4 stitches per inch
- 3.25 rows per inch
Adult Size Large to fit head circumferences 21-23”
- Finished circumference 19.25”
- Height from Crown to Brim = 9”
This swatch is made in the round. You may need to unravel your swatch to get a fuller pom after you’ve finished the hat.
- Set Up Row: Chain 33. Join first and last chains with a slip stitch to form a circle.
- Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, *sc into first ch, pm in first st to mark BOR, ch 1, sk next ch, repeat from * across ending with sc in last ch. 33 sts.
- Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, *sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, repeat from * around.
- Rows 3-17: Repeat Row 2. Bind off, block.
- Bor = beginning of round
- Ch = chain
- Ch-1 = chain 1
- MC = main color
- Pm = place marker
- RS = right side
- Sc = single crochet
- Sk = skip
- Sl st = slip stitch
- Sp = space
- WS = wrong side
No special stitches.
Magic circle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p298HxgsO1s
Foundation Round 1 (RS): Using MC, make a magic ring and work 7 sc into ring. Sl st into top of first sc and pull foundation yarn string tightly to close. Pm in first stitch to mark bor. 7 sts.
Round 2 (RS): Ch 1, (sc, ch 1) into first stitch and into each stitch around. 14 sts
Round 3: (Sc, ch 1) into first stitch and into each stitch around. 28 sts.
Round 4: (Sc, ch 1) into first stitch and into each stitch around. 56 sts
Round 5: *(Sc, ch 1) twice into first stitch, skip next ch-1 sp, (sc into next st, sk ch-1 sp, ch 1) 7 times. 63 sts.
Round 6:*(Sc, ch 1) twice into first stitch, skip next ch-1 sp, (sc into next st, sk ch-1 sp, ch 1) 8 times. 70 sts.
Round 7: *(Sc, ch 1) twice into first stitch, skip next ch-1 sp, (sc into next st, sk ch-1 sp, ch 1) 9 times. 77 sts.
Move to body section.
Rounds 8-29: Sc into first stitch, sk ch-1 sp, ch 1, *sc into next st, sk ch-1 sp, ch 1, repeat from * around. 77 sts.
Move to Brim
Round 1: Sl st into each sc and ch-1 sp around, finishing round by sl st into first sl st. Bind off. 77 sts.
Move to Finishing
Weave in ends. Block as desired.
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