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Favorite Stretchy Beanie for Men and Women Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern

Men's Favorite Beanie | CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern

Favorite Stretchy Beanie for Men and Women
designed by Kim Guzman © Jan. 2015
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Technique: Double-Ended Tunisian

Finished Size

9″ x 20″ (unseamed) (easily stretches to 26″ or more)

Materials

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Right-Handed

Foundation Row

Tunisian Knit Stitch Ribbing

Left-Handed

Foundation Row

Tunisian Knit Stitch Ribbing

Gauge

13 stitches=4″; 18 rows=4″

Skill Level

If you have never tried double-ended Tunisian crochet, I recommend that you try out the Dueling Colors Cowl HERE to practice. This project uses the same stitch pattern, but is more challenging with two balls of yarn in the same color while including shaping for the top of the beanie.

Special Stitch

Tunisian Knit Stitch (tks):: Insert hook from front of work to back of work between front and back vertical bars of the same stitch, yarn over, pull lp through.

Notes

This beanie is super stretchy, more like a knit beanie, unlike what is normally seen with any other type of crochet ribbing.

I’ve used superwash wool so this project can be machine washed and dried. Be aware that, if you allow superwash wool to air dry, it will lose its shape. If this happens, wash and dry again in a machine.

Project is made flat then seamed.

When turning back and forth to change balls of yarn, watch which direction you are turning the hook so your yarn doesn’t become tangled.


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Tunisian Crochet Pattern Instructions

Row 1:

A: With first ball of yarn, ch 30, sk first ch, *insert hook in next ch, yo, pull lp through (leave lp on hook), rep from * across–30 lps on hook.

B: Turn hook 180 degrees so back of work is facing you, push lps to opposite end of hook, with second ball of yarn, pull though one lp on hook, still with second ball of yarn, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] across, ending with one lp hook hook.

Note: Decreasing will occur on only one side of the hat. If there is confusion, you may place a stitch marker or small piece of yarn on that side to ensure that decreasing doesn’t accidentally occur on both sides. If you begin having any problems with keeping your place, practice this project in two separate colors first.

Row 2:

A: Still with second ball of yarn, sk first vertical bar, tks to last st (do not work last st)–29 lps on hook.

B: Turn hook 180 degrees, push lps to opposite end of hook, with first ball of yarn, pull through one lp on hook, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] until 2 lps remain on hook (one st remaining).

Row 3:

A: Still with first ball of yarn, skipping two vertical bars (these two stitches are already on hook), tks across–29 lps on hook.

B: Turn hook 180 degrees, push lps to opposite end of hook, with second ball of yarn, pull through one lp on hook, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] across, ending with one lp on hook.

Rows 4-17: Rep rows 2-3 consecutively. On final row, 22 lps on hook.

Row 18:

A: Still with second ball of yarn, sk first vertical bar, tks completely across, picking up all skipped sts at the ends of previous rows–30 lps on hook.

B: Turn hook 180 degrees, push lps to opposite end of hook, with first ball of yarn, pull through one lp on hook, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] across, ending with one lp on hook.

Row 19:

A: Still with first ball of yarn, sk first vertical bar, tks across–30 lps on hook.

B: Turn hook 180 degrees, push lps to opposite end of hook, with second ball of yarn, pull through one lp on hook, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] across, ending with one lp on hook.

Rows 20-73: [Rep rows 2-19] 3 times.

Rows 74-90: Rep rows 2-18.

Row 91: Still with first ball of yarn, sk first vertical bar, [insert hook as for tks in next st, yo, pull lp through st and lp on hook (sl st made)] across. Fasten off, leaving about 12-15″ strand for seaming.

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Finishing

With yarn needle, seam Row 1 to Row 91, weave strand into all stitches at top of hat, cinch to close. Weave in all loose ends carefully.

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