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The Beehive Beanie
Free Crochet Pattern
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The beehive beanie…textured awesomeness in one unisex ribbed hat. You all loved the messy hat version of this hat and have been clamoring for a full-sized beanie so I thought, well, there’s no time like the present to release another pattern!
And, honestly, I should be working on my taxes right now but sharing a new pattern with you is so much more fun. 🙂
READY TO MAKE YOUR OWN?
Make a Women’s Medium Hat in a solid color using the instructions that follow OR
if you’d like an ad-free downloadable copy of the PREMIUM pattern – which includes 5 sizes (child, teen, women’s small through large), instructions to make the beanie with stripes, and has photo tutorials for the hat brim and striping, you can find it on Ravelry!
WOMEN’S MEDIUM CHELSEA MESSY BUN HAT IN A SOLID COLOR
SIZING AND YARDAGE
For this pattern, which fits a women’s medium (22″ circumference), you’ll need 75 yards of super bulky yarn. I used Lion Brand Hometown USA in Chicago Charcoal.
- 9.00 mm (US size M/N ) Crochet Hook
- Sewing Scissors
- Tapestry Needle
- Buttons or embellishment of your choice
With 9.00 mm hook and super bulky yarn
To Make the Band at the Bottom of the Hat
Row 1: (working in back loop only,) SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in each ch across, CH1, turn. 5 sts
Row 2: (working in back loop only) SC in each st across, CH1, turn. 5 sts Repeat for a total of 36 rows
Do not fasten off.
With right sides together and crochet hook on the right-hand side of the piece, SLST the last row of SCs (through the back loop) to the beginning row of chain sts, matching the stitches across. This will create a circular band.
Turn the cuff right-side out so that the seam is on the inside.
CH1 and continue the rest of the pattern working across the top of the ribbing. You’ll be working in rounds now.
RND 1: SC into the end stitch of each SC row of the band. Join with SLST to first SC. 36 sts
RND 2: CH1, HDC into the same stitch as beginning CH1, HDC in each stitch around. Join with SLST to beginning HDC. 36 sts
RND 3: (working in the back bar – aka third loop) CH1, HDC in each stitch around. Join with a SLST to beginning HDC. 36 sts.
RND 4: Repeat Rnd 2
RND 5: Repeat Rnd 3
RND 6: Repeat Rnd 2
Rnd 7: Repeat Rnd 3
Rnd 8: (decrease) CH1, HDC in the same stitch as beginning ch1, HDC in the next st, work a HDC2TOG decrease across the next 2 sts, *HDC, HDC, HDC2TOG,* repeat from * to * around. For ages 7-14, Adult S and L, HDC in each of the next 2 sts. Join with a SLST to beginning HDC. 27 sts.
Rnd 9: (decrease, working in the back bar) CH1, HDC in the same stitch as beginning ch1, HDC in the next st, work a HDC2TOG decrease across the next 2 sts, *HDC, HDC, HDC2TOG,* repeat from * to * around. Work a HDC in the remaining 3 stitches. 21 sts.
Rnd 10: (decrease) CH1, HDC in the same stitch as beginning ch1, HDC2TOG decrease across the next 2 sts, *HDC, HDC2TOG,* repeat from * to * around. Work a HDC in any remaining stitches after working the decrease pattern. 14 sts
Rnd 11: (decrease, working in the back bar) CH1, HDC2TOG starting in the same stitch as beginning ch1, *HDC2TOG across the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Work a HDC in any remaining stitches after working the decrease pattern around the hat. 7 sts
Fasten off leaving a long tail.
Using a tapestry needle, sew the top closed (I do this through the front loops only).
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