Free pattern: Simple Spiral Beanie in 8 sizes

Simple Spiral Beanie, free #crochet pattern in 8 sizes from newborn through adult large by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterBefore I knew how to knit, I was always amazed by the look of stockinette stitch. (Funnily, now that I can knit, I am drawn to totally different textures!)


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I eventually learned that I could mimic the look of knit stockinette stitch by crocheting in the back (or third loop) of half double crochet in the round.

Simple Spiral Beanie, free #crochet pattern in 8 sizes from newborn through adult large by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterThe Simple Spiral Beanie is the first in a series of designs exploring this stitch in different yarn weights. It makes a stretchy beanie that is a bit looser than the typical beanie (but no where near as loose as a slouchy).

Simple Spiral Beanie, free #crochet pattern in 8 sizes from newborn through adult large by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterThe repetition of the half double crochet makes this a great pattern for a beginning crocheter.

But, you know me. I don’t like things to be too simple…

Simple Spiral Beanie, free #crochet pattern in 8 sizes from newborn through adult large by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterSo I had to do something fun along the edging. I hope you approve! This new version of the pattern includes 8 sizes from newborn through adult large. I’m wearing the teen/adult small on my big ‘ole noggin.

This is a one skein project in Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in all but the largest size. You’ll need a bit more for the adult large, so grab an extra skein.

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Simple Spiral Beanie

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50Crocheting in the back loop of half double crochet stitches mimics the look of the stockinette stitch in knitting.

Finished Sizes

  • Newborn (3-6 months, 6-12 months, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Large).
    • Newborn: 12.5” (32 cm) circumference x 5” (13 cm) height.
    • 3-6 months: 14” (35.5 cm) circumference x 6.25” (16 cm) height.
    • 6-12 months: 15.75” (40 cm) circumference x 6.5” (16.5 cm) height.
    • Toddler: 17.25” (17.25 cm) circumference x 7” (44 cm) height.
    • Child: 18.75” (47.5 cm) circumference x 7.5” (19 cm) height.
    • Teen/Adult Small: 20.5” (52 cm) circumference x 8” (20.5 cm) height.
    • Adult Large: 22” (56 cm) circumference x 8.5” (21.5 cm) height. (Requires 2 skeins, or about 200 yd/182 m of yarn.)

Materials

  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g, 170 yd/156 m) – 1 skein in 134 Terracotta, or approximately 170 yds (29 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Locking stitch marker or scrap yarn.

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Gauge

  • Through Rnd 5 in pattern = 4” (10 cm) diameter. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • cdc – crossed dc – Sk st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st.
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • FPsc – front post single crochet – Insert hook from front around back to front of cl in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops, sk st behind FPsc.
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Hat is worked in the round in spirals without joining.
  • Place locking stitch marker or scrap yarn in last st of round and move up each round.

ILC February 2016 BannersPattern Instructions

Hat

  • Starting at crown, ch 4, skip 3 ch, join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 2 (does not count as hdc), 8 hdc in ring, place stitch marker in last st. (8 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 hdcBL in ea st around. (16 sts)
  • Rnd 3: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next st; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 4: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 2 sts; rep from * around. (32 sts)
  • Rnd 5: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 3 sts; rep from * around (40 sts) NEWBORN SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 12.
  • Rnd 6: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 4 sts; rep from * around. (48 sts) 3-6 MONTHS SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 12.
  • Rnd 7: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 5 sts; rep from * around (56 sts) 6-12 MONTHS SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 12.
  • Rnd 8: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 6 sts; rep from * around (64 sts) TODDLER SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 12.
  • Rnd 9: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 7 sts; rep from * around (72 sts) CHILD SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 12.
  • Rnd 10: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 8 sts; rep from * around (80 sts) TEEN/ADULT SMALL SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 12.
  • Rnd 11: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 9 sts; rep from * around (88 sts) ADULT LARGE SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 12.

  • Rnd 12: HdcBL in ea st around.
  • Rep Rnd 12 until hat measures approximately 3.5” (4.75”, 5”, 5.5” 6”, 6.5”, 7”)/9 cm (12 cm, 13 cm, 14 cm, 15.5 cm, 16.5 cm, 18 cm) from crown.
  • Rnd 13: Sc in ea st around.
  • Rnd 14: Cdc around.
  • Rnd 15: Rep Rnd 13. Remove stitch marker.
  • Rnd 16: Turn, *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc.
  • Rnd 17: Turn, FPsc in ea st around, join with sl st to first FPsc.
  • Rnd 18: Sc in ea st around, join with sl st to first sc, fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails. Spray block if necessary.
© 2015, 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/01/26/free-pattern-simple-spiral-beanie/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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