The Tegan Beanie
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OK guys - I have to admit, this is probably one of my favorite patterns that I have designed. I had so much fun coming up with it, and once it was finished - I just felt so happy that I had come up with something so cute!
Its always nice when us crocheters find something that we can do that has a knit affect - I mean, I love knitting, but there is just something about a hook in my hand. And who knew you could do such cool things with crochet?
So, without further ado - I present to you The Tegan Beanie! (I totally named it after Tegan from Tegan and Sarah. I just never get tired of their music!:)
I even included a tutorial for the Waistcoat stitch too! :P
Yarn: Medium Worsted Weight (4) Yarn in 3 colors. In the example, I used:
-Color A (This color is the main color for your project): Red Heart Soft in Off White
-Color B: Deborah Norville’s Everyday Collection (available at Joann’s) in Gray Heather
-Color C: Caron Simply Soft in Black.
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I recommend using an aran weight for the main color of the beanie. Secondary colors can be light worsted or aran.
Size: One size fits most adults at a 21 to 22” circumference, and has a fitted look.
Hook Size: 5.5 mm & 6mm
Gauge: The gauge is very important for this hat to get the size just right! I recommend using an Aran weight yarn for the main color (like the Red Heart Soft) to get the right gauge with the 5.5. mm.
10 SC by 10 SC = 2 inch square
Other Materials Needed:
The Waistcoat Stitch Tutorial:
The Waistcoat Stitch is the stitch that is used throughout the pattern. Before we begin this stitch, it is important to remember these two tips:
1. Crochet loosely. If you are a tight crocheter like me, it is important for this pattern you crochet loosely so you can easily work the stitch.
2. Use a larger hook than the yarn you are working with calls for. For this pattern, I used a 5.5 mm hook to work with the light worsted weight yarn. However, if you decide to use a thicker yarn (like an aran weight) it would be a good idea to use a 6 mm.
Start off by inserting your hook into the center of the post of the SC beneath, as
shown in the photo below.
Make a SC stitch just as you normally would (yarn over once pull through, yarn over, pull through both loops), as the photo below shows.
Your finished stitch should look like the photo below!
If you are still stumped by this stitch, Make and Do Crew has a wonderful free video tutorial here: https://makeanddocrew.com/how-to-crochet-the-knit-stitch-video-tutorial/
Making Color Changes Using the Waistcoat Stitch:
In addition, if you do not know how to use two colors throughout a crochet project (this technique is also known as tapestry crochet) here is a photo tutorial:
When finishing the last Waistcoat SC in Color A, pull Color B through both loops, like in the photos above.
Make a Waistcoat Stitch like normal, but instead of pulling Color B through the two loops like you would normally, pull through Color A, as shown in the photos below.
As a general rule of thumb, always pull through the NEXT color that you are going to work with to finish the last stitch of the CURRENT color you are working on.
If you are still confused by this technique, a helpful free video tutorial by Moogly blog here:
Brim of Beanie:
Start off with 5.5 mm hook.
Rows 2 – 70: In the 2nd chain from the hook, Single Crochet (referred to throughout the rest of the pattern as SC). SC all the way across by working in the Back Loop Only. Chain 1 and turn.
Complete the brim by using a slip stich to join the raw unworked edge and the worked edge together. Do not fasten off ends.
The Body of the Beanie:
Switch to 6mm hook.
Notes: This hat is made by working in a continuous round. This means, there is no seam and we will not be joining to the first stitch at the end of each round. If it is helpful to you, I recommend using a stitch marker so you can easily identify where the beginning of your round is.
I have also provided a color chart for the geometric design on the bottom of this blog page. This starts at the beginning of the round! Each square represents a different stitch – and it might be easier for you to read this chart than read the pattern in a written form. Use whatever method you are comfortable with!
When making color changes with your project, keep in mind that you can either carry your yarn through your crocheting and crochet OVER the strand – or you can carry the yarn behind your work, and let the strings show on the backside of your work (Just be sure to not pull too tight or this will make your beanie lose some of its flexibility). The stitches are close enough together that carrying the strand behind your work will work well. Use whatever method you are comfortable with!
Round 1: Chain 1. SC evenly all the way around the brim (70).
Round 2: Make the waistcoat stitch (we will refer to this stitch throughout the rest of the pattern as WC) in each SC all the way around.
Round 3: WC 4 stitches color A, WC 1 stitch color B. Repeat all the way around for a total of 14 times.
Round 4: WC 1 stitch color B, *2 stitches color A, 3 stitches color B*. Repeat from * for a total of 13 times. Finish the round by making 2 WC in color B.
Round 5: WC 4 stitches color B, 1 time color A. Repeat all the way around for a total of 14 times.
Round 6: WC 1 stitch color A, *2 times color B, 3 times color A*. Repeat all the way around for a total of 12 times. To finish
the round, make 2 WC’s in color B, and 2 WC’s in color A.
Round 7: Repeat Round 6.
Round 8: WC 4 stitches color B, 1 time color A. Repeat all the way around for a total of 14 times.
Round 9: WC 1 stitch color B, * 2 stitches color C, 3 stitches color B*. Repeat from * a total of 13 times. WC 2 stitches in color B.
Round 10: WC 1 stitch in color C, 2 stitches color A, 1 color C, 1 color B. Repeat all the way around a total of 14 times.
Round 11: WC 4 stitches color A, 1 stitch color C. Repeat all the way around a total of 14 times.
Round 12: WC stitch in color A all the way around.
Round 13: Repeat round 12.
Round 14: WC 1 stitch in color B, and 4 stitches in color A. Repeat for a total of 14 times.
Round 15: WC in color A all the way around.
Round 16: WC 2 stitches in color A, 1 stitch color B. *WC 4 color A, 1 color B* repeat a total of 13 times. WC 2 stitches color A.
Round 17: WC in color A all the way around.
Round 18: Repeat Round 14.
Round 19: WC in color A all the way around.
Round 20: Repeat Row 16.
Round 21: WC in color A all the way around.
Round 22: WC 1 stitch in Color B, WC 4 stitches in color A. Repeat all the way around a total of 14 times.
From now on, we are only working in Color A.
Round 23: WC 5 stitches, and make a WC decrease (this works exactly the same as a SC decrease – only you are working in the post as you do with a WC stitch). Repeat all the way around a total of 10 times.
Round 24: WC 3 stitches, and then make a WC decrease. Repeat this all the way around a total of 12 times.
Round 25: WC 2 stitches, and then make a WC decrease. Repeat this all the way around for a total of 12 times.
Round 26: WC 1 stitch, and then make a WC decrease. Repeat this all the way around for a total of 12 times.
Round 27: WC 1 stitch, and then makes a WC decrease. Repeat this all the way around for a total of 12 times.
Round 28: WC decrease all the way around.
Thread your yarn through the remaining stitches and cinch your hat tight. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Add a Pom Pom!
When reading this chart, keep in mind:
Read from the bottom up. I have made the chart this way so you can visualize the pattern as you are working it.
The chart is read from right to left.
When a row is finished, the chart starts over at the next row up at the right-most square.
Each square represents one stitch.
Cream Square = Color A
Gray Square = Color B
Black Square = Color C
Chart and design is copyrighted by Fiber and Fern 2018. All rights reserved to Fiber and Fern. To reproduce or share this chart is illegal.
Voila! You are all set! 😊 Use the hashtag #fiberandfern so I can see your project!:)
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