The Lincoln City Beanie

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For those of you who know me, you know I have two darling little crazy boys. My oldest is 2, and the other is just about to turn a year old (oh my goodness, where has the time gone!)  While I normally design patterns that appeals to the feminine and chic - I also wanted a hat that I could wear, while still being "matchy matchy" with my boys! (I can't be the only boy mom that wants to match my boys - those darling Mommy and Me sets that you see everywhere don't have to be just for moms and daughters - right?:) 

 Model: @nomadinplaid - Jaclyn

Model: @nomadinplaid - Jaclyn

So, I designed the Lincoln City Beanie! Its a very special name - 1) Lincoln is my youngest son's name, and 2) Lincoln City is a beautiful coastal city in Oregon  I have visited a couple of times that has my heart - and also happens to be the perfect place to wear one of these cozy hats (the Oregon Coast is not your typical warm and sunny beachside). 

What I really love about this beanie is that it is TOTALLY still chic and stylish, yet it can be adorable for boys to wear too! It is such a versatile pattern for any person - and it is totally easy!

You can grab an AD FREE PDF HERE in my Etsy shop for a really low cost - or it is also available on this website HERE! Its an instant download, so you can immediately start working on your project. It includes both the Adult and Toddler sizes for your Mommy and Me projects!

I have listed two patterns in this post: One for a Adult size, and another for a Toddler size - so you can make your own Mommy and Me set for you and your kiddos!

 

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THE PATTERN:

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 THIS PATTERN IS WRITTEN IN US STANDARD TERMS

                                                                                                  Level: Easy

Yarn: Light worsted weight yarn. Deborah Norville’s Everyday Premier Yarn in Heather and Lionbrand Heartland in Glacier Bay and Joshua Tree (Click on the picture on the right to shop the Lionbrand Website for Heartland yarn! It's so soft and cozy, and works for so many different projects!)

Size:  Adult Size finished: 21 – 22 inches circumference.

Stitch Abbreviations:

SC – Single Crochet

BLO – Back Loop Only

Special Stitch: MB – Mini Bean Stitch

A helpful video tutorial for this stitch is by Hopeful Honey and can be found here:  http://www.hopefulhoney.com/2017/11/how-to-crochet-mini-bean-stitch-easy.html.

Written tutorial for the mini bean stitch: To do this stitch, first insert your hook into the closest SC to your hook. Wrap yarn around your hook and pull through the stitch– you will have 2 loops on your hook. Wrap the yarn around your hook again, and insert your hook into the stitch again. Wrap your yarn around the hook, and pull through the stitch for the last time. At this point, you will have four loops on your hook. Wrap the yarn around your hook, and then pull it through all four loops. Chain 1. This completes your mini bean stitch!

Gauge: 8 SC by 8 SC = 2 inch square

Hook Size: 5 mm - see the absolutely amazing Furls Crochet Hook in my link on the right. You won't want to use another hook after you use this one:)

The Brim:

Chain 11.

Row 1: Make a SC in the 2nd chain from the hook, and SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn.

Rows 2 – 72: SC in 2nd stitch from hook. In the BLO, SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn.

Join the edges of the brim together by using a slip stitch along the rows. Do not fasten off.

The Body of your Beanie:

From now on we will be working in rounds instead of rows. At the beginning of each round we will chain 1, but this does not count as your first stitch. This will provide even tension and a seamless look to your beanie.

Round 1: Chain 1. SC evenly in each row all the way around (72) Join your round with a slip stitch.

Round 2: Chain 1. *skip 1 stitch, MB stitch, chain 1* continue until the end of the round for a total of 36 times. Join the round with a slip stitch.

Round 3: Chain 1. SC in each stitch around (72).  Join the round with a slip stitch.

Rounds 4 - 14: Repeat Rounds 1 -2.

Round 15: This is where we will start decreasing our rows.  

Chain 1. Chain 1. *SC 4, SC decrease* Repeat all the way around for a total of 12 times.  Join the round with a slip stitch.

Round 16: Chain 1. *skip 1 stitch, MB stitch, chain 1*. Continue until the end of the round for a total of 30 times. Join the round with a slip stitch.

Round 17: Chain 1. *SC 3, SC decrease* Repeat all the way around for a total of 12 times. Join the round with a slip stitch.

Round 18: Chain 1. *skip 1 stitch, MB stitch, chain 1*. Continue until the end of the round for a total of 24 times. Join the round with a slip stitch.

Round 19: Chain 1. *SC 2, SC decrease* Repeat all the way around for a total of 12 times. Join the round with a slip stitch.

Round 20: Chain 1. *skip 1 stitch, MB stitch, chain 1*. Continue until the end of the round for a total of 18 times. Join the round with a slip stitch.

Round 21: Chain 1. *SC 1, SC decrease* Repeat all the way around for a total of 12 times. Join the round with a slip stitch.

Round 22:  Chain 1. *skip 1 stitch, MB stitch, chain 1*. Continue until the end of the round for a total of 12 times. Join the round with a slip stitch.

Round 23: Chain 1. SC decrease all the way around for a total of 12 times. Join the round with a slip stitch.

Round 24: Chain 1. SC decrease all the way around for a total of 6 times. Join the round with a slip stitch.

Fasten off the hat leaving a 12 inch tail. Using your tapestry needle, weave the tail in and out of the 6 remaining stitches. Cinch your hat closed by pulling the yarn tight, and secure. Weave in ends.

Toddler size

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The Brim:

Chain 9.

Row 1: Make a SC in 2nd chain from hook, and SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn.

Rows 2 – 36: SC in 2nd stitch from hook. In the BLO, SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn.

Join the edges of the brim together by using a slip stitch along the rows. Do not fasten off.

The Body of the Beanie:

From now on we will be working in rounds instead of rows. At the beginning of each round we will chain 1, but this does not count as your first stitch. This will provide even tension and a seamless look to your beanie.

Round 1: Chain 1. SC evenly in each row all the way around (36) Join your round with a slip stitch.

Round 2: Chain 1. *skip 1 stitch, MB stitch, chain 1* continue until the end of the round for a total of 18 times. Join the round with a slip stitch.

Round 3: Chain 1. SC in each stitch around (36).  Join the round with a slip stitch.

Rounds 4- 10: Repeat rounds 1 – 2.

Round 11: This is where we will start decreasing our rows.

Chain 1. Chain 1. *SC 4, SC decrease* Repeat all the way around for a total of 6 times.  Join the round with a slip stitch.

Round 12: Chain 1. *skip 1 stitch, MB stitch, chain 1*. Continue until the end of the round for a total of 15 times. Join the round with a slip stitch.

Round 13: Chain 1. *SC 3, SC decrease* Repeat all the way around for a total of 6 times. Join the round with a slip stitch.

Round 14: Chain 1. *skip 1 stitch, MB stitch, chain 1*. Continue until the end of the round for a total of 12 times. Join the round with a slip stitch.

Round 15: Chain 1. *SC 2, SC decrease* Repeat all the way around for a total of 6 times. Join the round with a slip stitch.

Round 16: Chain 1. *skip 1 stitch, MB stitch, chain 1*. Continue until the end of the round for a total of 9 times. Join the round with a slip stitch.

Round 17: Chain 1. *SC 1, SC decrease* Repeat all the way around for a total of 6 times. Join the round with a slip stitch.

Round 18: Chain 1. *skip 1 stitch, MB stitch, chain 1*. Continue until the end of the round for a total of 6 times. Join the round with a slip stitch.

Round 19: Chain 1. SC decrease. Repeat all the way around for a total of 3 times. Join the round with a slip stitch.

Fasten off the hat leaving a 12 inch tail. Using your tapestry needle, weave the tail in and out of the 6 remaining stitches. Cinch your hat closed by pulling the yarn tight, and secure. Weave in ends.

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VOILA! Your beautiful hat is complete!

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