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Speckled Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern

CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern | Speckled Beanie Hat @crochetkim

Speckled Beanie Hat
designed by Kim Guzman © Apr. 2017
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Technique: Regular Crochet

Finished size

23″ circumference at band, 8.5″ tall

Materials

  • Lion Brand Jeans Yarn (246 yards per 3.5 oz skein/100% acrylic/worsted weight): 1 skein each of Stonewash (A) and Top Stitch (B)
  • Suggested hook: J-10 [6mm] or size to meet gauge
  • Yarn needle (for weaving ends)

Gauge

After round 4, measures 3.25″ across

After round 8, measures 6″ across

Note

Hat is made from top down, in the round.

When changing colors, drop the unused color and begin using the new color. Do not pull too tightly or it will buckle the fabric. Alternatively, you are welcome to cut off each color round, if you want. It will just mean more ends to weave in later and more yardage used.

The recommended product is more than enough to complete the hat as instructed. You could even make two hats from it, maybe even three.

CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern | Speckled Cloche Hat @crochetkim

If you are looking for the cloche version of this hat, click HERE.

After I made the Speckled Cloche Hat, my son (12 years old) requested a hat of his own in the same stitch pattern. I made the Cloche hat with a couple of revisions at the end. A 12-year-old’s head has just about grown to adult size, so the hat fits him but is still a loose, stretchy hat. It’s not a tight-fitting beanie, unless perhaps on an adult male, since it’s 23″ circumference. My son loves it! It fits me and I have no doubt at all that, if there was an adult male around the house, he would love it as well. If you want a tighter fit, I would suggest that you put a rib around the edge instead of plain single crochet. Since this is top-down, you can put on a front/back post ribbing or, my favorite, single crochet ribbing in a join-as-you-go which can be seen in several of my other hats, like this one HERE.

Crochet Pattern Instructions

Instructions

Round 1: With A, ch 2, 8 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to first sc: 8 sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same sc as joining, 2 sc in each remaining sc around, sl st to first sc: 16 sc.

Round 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in same sc as joining, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, with B, sl st to first sc, drop A: 24 sts.

Note: Crossed doubles are made on the following round and on even rounds until the solid trim on the edge. There is a chain between the cross; i.e. double crochet where indicated, chain 1, reach back a little and make the other double crochet. The beginning crossed double is a chain 4 (counts as first dc plus chain 1) with a double crochet crossed in front of it. There are several videos on YouTube for crossed doubles; just remember that this one has a chain 1 in between the two doubles.

Round 4: With B, ch 4, dc in next stitch BEFORE joining (beginning crossed double made), *sk sc after crossed double, dc in next sc, ch 1, dc in skipped sc, rep from * around, with A, sl st to third ch of beginning ch-4, drop B: 12 crossed doubles.

Round 5: With A, ch 1, sc in same ch as joining, *sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 dc, rep from * to last ch-1 sp, sc in ch-1 sp and in last dc, with B, sl st to first sc, drop A: 36 sc.

Round 6: With B, ch 4, dc in next stitch before joining, *sk sc after crossed double, dc in next sc, ch 1, dc in skipped sc, rep from * around, with A, sl st to third ch of beginning ch-4, drop B: 18 crossed doubles.

Round 7: With A, ch 1, sc in same ch as joining, *sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 dc, rep from * to last ch-1 sp, sc in ch-1 sp and in last dc, with B, sl st to first sc, drop A: 54 sc.

Round 8: With B, ch 4, dc in next stitch before joining, *sk sc after crossed double, dc in next sc, ch 1, dc in skipped sc, rep from * around, with A, sl st to third ch of beginning ch-4, drop B: 27 crossed doubles.

Round 9: With A, ch 1, sc in same ch as joining, *sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 dc, rep from * to last ch-1 sp, sc in ch-1 sp and in last dc, with B, sl st to first sc, drop A: 81 sc.

Note: Previously, increasing was accomplished on the crossed double rounds. Now that there is no more increasing, there is an extra skipped stitch included in the instructions. This is just a note bringing it to your attention.

Round 10: With B, ch 4, sk first stitch BEFORE joining, dc in next stitch BEFORE joining, *sk 2 sc after crossed double, dc in next sc, ch 1, dc in FIRST skipped sc (ignore the second skipped sc), rep from * around, with A, sl st to third ch of beginning ch-4, drop B: 27 crossed doubles.

Round 11: With A, ch 1, sc in same ch as joining, *sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 dc, rep from * to last ch-1 sp, sc in ch-1 sp and in last dc, with B, sl st to first sc, drop A: 81 sc.

Rounds 12-21: Rep rounds 10-11.

Round 22:: With B, ch 4, sk first stitch BEFORE joining, dc in next stitch BEFORE joining, *sk 2 sc after crossed double, dc in next sc, ch 1, dc in FIRST skipped sc (ignore the second skipped sc), rep from * around, with A, sl st to third ch of beginning ch-4, drop B: 27 crossed doubles.

Round 23: With A, ch 1, sc in same ch as joining, *sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 dc, rep from * to last ch-1 sp, sc in ch-1 sp and in last dc, sl st to first sc: 81 sc.

Rounds 24-25: Still with A, working in back loops only, sc in each sc around, sl st to first sc: 81 sc. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends securely.

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