Jazzed Up Version of a Simple Beanie Hat – Free Pattern

Introducing the “Jazzed Beanie”!

Jazzed BeanieI love the simplicity of a beanie hat and how quickly it works up when you have that last-minute gift to make, but I do admit that I bore easily and get tired of making the same thing over and over.  So, I sat down the other day and started playing around with some stitches and came up with this hat.

The stitch is slightly different from the regular double crochet, but it still has the great simplicity of a beanie hat and worked up really quickly.  The stitching is actually thicker too which of course, is perfect for those really cold days.

As I always do, I tried out several different yarns to figure out which one worked best and seemed to fit the stitches the best.  I tried Caron Simply Soft, Lion Brand, and Red Heart Soft and actually was very pleased with all the variations.  The best as far as the join goes, is Caron Simply Soft.

I configured the hat to fit 22″.  When I completed my increase rounds, my hat measured approximately 7″.

Written Instructions:

Supplies:

  1. Any worsted weight yarn should be fine.  I used Caron Simply Soft, Red Heart Soft, and Lion Brand for my projects.
  2. Crochet Hook – I/9   5.5m
  3. Tapestry Needle for weaving in the ends.

Gauge:
5-6 stitches and 4 rows = 2 inches.

Abbreviations:
adc – aligned double cluster
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch

Special Stitch:

Aligned Double Cluster – YO, insert hook into ring/st, YO, (3 loops on the hook), pull through 2 loops, (2 loops remain on hook), YO insert hook into ring/st, YO, (3 loops on the hook), pull through 2 loops, pull through remaining 3 loops on hook.

Hint:  If you have ever worked a dc2tog, it’s basically the same thing but you are working in the same stitch instead of working over 2 stitches.  Some of you may also may try to skip the ch 2 at the beginning, but  I wouldn’t recommend it.  You won’t like the amount of space it will leave between your stitches.  

 Pattern:

Ch 4, sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Ch 2 does not count as first dc throughout the pattern.

Round 1:  ch 2, work ADC in ring 10 times. sl st to first ADC (10 ADC)

Round 2:  ch 2 and work 2 ADC in same st, 2 ADC in next st and around, sl st to first ADC (20 ADC)

Round 3:  ch 2 and ADC in same st, 2 ADC in next st, *ADC in next st, 2 ADC in next st*, repeat from *to* around, sl st to first ADC (30 ADC)

Round 4:  ch 2 and ADC in same st, ADC in next st, 2 ADC in next st, *ADC in next 2 st, 2 ADC in next st*, repeat from *to* around, sl st to first ADC (40 ADC)

Round 5:  ch 2 and ADC in same st, ADC in next 2 st, 2 ADC in next st, *ADC in next 3 st, 2 ADC in next st*, repeat from *to* around, sl st to first ADC (50 ADC)

Round 6:  ch 2 and ADC in same st, ADC in next st and around, sl st to first ADC (50 ADC)

Rounds 7-13:  Repeat Round 6

Round 14:  ch 1 and hdc in first st, hdc in next st and around, sl st to first hdc (50 st)

Round 15:  ch 1 and sc in first hdc, sc in next hdc and around, sl st to first sc.  (50 st) Fasten Off

Weave in the ends.

Please feel free to sell your items made from this pattern.  I only ask that you would link back to ELK Studio.  Also, please use your own photos to display your work.

If you are on Ravelry, you can easily add this pattern to your favorites for quicker access to the pattern!

Add your favorite flower or bow as a great accessory!

IMG_4907 revised logoHave a great day and be blessed!!

Kathy

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13 thoughts on “Jazzed Up Version of a Simple Beanie Hat – Free Pattern

  1. I love this hat, but it way to big for me at 22″, how can I make it smaller , could I start with less Stitches in the ring, or should I not do as many increases, ?. I made one in red and have to say this is my favorite hat pattern by far, just want to make it like 20″. Thanks so much for the pattern and for any advice you can offer. Cindy G.

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    • Chi Chi,

      I reviewed your picture late last night. I’ve been working at the hospital quite a bit for the past few nights. I can definitely see what you are talking about but would like to see the “top” of the hat because it almost looks as if there aren’t enough stitches being working. You could always ch 5 or 6 if you feel like ch 4 is not large enough too, but it doesn’t look like that’s the real issue.

      When you are working your ADC stitches, that doesn’t count as two stitches, it only counts as one, although you are going into the same stitch twice.

      Someone from Ravelry has worked up the hat and left a comment on her success.

      You can email me again if you have any other questions or want to continue this conversation.

      Kathy

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  3. I have tried extensively to make this hat and it each time it’s shaped like a cone at the top the bottom looks very nice however the top not so much I’ve never used this ADC stitch before, and I really would like to make it can you offer any suggestions what may be the problem?

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