Crochet Pattern: New Dawn Beanie

Profile of woman wearing multi-color crochet hat while looking downwards and standing against brick wall in a silver coat. | Free crochet pattern: New Dawn Beanie in Sprightly Spectrum Worsted yarn by Underground CrafterIt’s that time of year when I’m hoping desperately for spring. I designed the New Dawn Beanie for everyone out there who feels the same way! This fitted beanie is made with simple, textured stitches. A self-striping yarn in spring colors does all the colorwork for you. You can choose to add the optional mayapple flower motif for some extra spring! Best of all, it’s a one skein project!

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I like the winter because I get to crochet and wear my crochet more than the rest of the year. But, it does get old after a while.

Profile of woman wearing multi-color crochet hat with floral applique, standing against brick wall in a silver coat | Free crochet pattern: New Dawn Beanie in Sprightly Spectrum Worsted yarn by Underground CrafterOn these cold, bright days, when the trees are bare and the wind is brutal, I think about how beautiful it’s going to be when the spring arrives. That’s why I decided an optional floral applique was in order for this pattern!

Smiling woman wearing multi-color crochet hat, standing against brick wall in a silver coat | Free crochet pattern: New Dawn Beanie in Sprightly Spectrum Worsted yarn by Underground CrafterThe spring colors brighten up my mood, and the self-striping Sprightly Spectrum Worsted yarn (available exclusively from Craftsy) does all the colorwork for me. If you’d prefer a simpler hat, just leave off the applique.

Multi-color crochet hat flat on off-white surface. | Free crochet pattern: New Dawn Beanie in Sprightly Spectrum Worsted yarn by Underground CrafterI think you’ll love the textures on this beanie! It’s uses just one skein of yarn, so it’s a great portable pattern or last minute gift.

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New Dawn Beanie

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Simple, textured stitches create a fitted beanie. Let the self-striping yarn do all the colorwork for you! The optional mayapple flower motif adds a delicate touch.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 22” (56 cm) hat circumference x 7.5” (19 cm) height.

Materials

  • Sprightly Spectrum Worsted yarn (50% acrylic/50% wool, 3.5 oz/100 g/190 yd/174 m) – 1 skein in 506-006 Beach Bum, or approximately 190 yd (174 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 4 = 4.25” (11 cm) diameter in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back (3rd) loop only
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • FL – front loop only
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • pf – puff stitch – Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, [yo, insert hook in same st, yo and draw up a loop] twice, yo and draw through 7 loops on hook.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • WS – wrong (back) side
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions between parentheses in same stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rounds does not count as a stitch.

Pattern Instructions

Hat

  • Starting at crown, ch 4, skip 3 ch, sl st to next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: (RS) Ch 1, 12 dc in ring, join with sl st to first dc. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in first st, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st to first dc. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, starting in first st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, starting in first st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, starting in first st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (60 sts)
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, starting in first st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (72 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in first st, *skip 1 st, (sc, dc) in next st; rep from * around to last 2 sts, skip 1 st, sc in last st, join with sl st to first sc. (71 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Turn, starting in last st from previous Rnd, ch 1, (sc, dc) in first st, *skip 1 st, (sc, dc) in next st; rep from * around to last st, sc in last st, join with sl st to first sc. (71 sts)
  • Rep Rnd 8 until hat measures approximately 7” (18 cm) from crown, ending after WS Rnd.
  • Rnd 9: Turn to RS, ch 1, hdc in same st and each st around to last st, 2 hdc in last st, join with sl st to first hdc. (72 sts)
  • Rnd 10: Ch 1, starting in first st, *hdcBL in next 2 sts, hdcFL in next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to third loop of first hdc.
  • Rep Rnd 10 until hat measures approximately 7.5” (19 cm) from crown. Fasten off.

Mayapple Motif (Optional)

  • Ch 4, skip 3 ch, sl st to next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, [pf, ch 1] 6 times, join with sl st to first pf. (6 pf + 6 ch-1 sp)
  • Rnd 2: Sl st to next ch-1 sp, [ch 3, sl st in next ch-1 sp] 5 times, ch 3, join with sl st to first ch-3 sp. (6 ch-3 sp)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, [sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc] in each ch-3 sp around. Fasten off with long yarn tail for seaming. (6 petals – 42 sts)

Finishing

  • Optional: Thread yarn needle with yarn tail from motif and sew motif to hat in desired position.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on WS of hat.
© 2018 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/2018/02/19/crochet-pattern-new-dawn-beanie/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own New Dawn Beanie, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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