I’m excited to introduce Jessica from Psychedelic Doilies. She’s a talented crochet designer who is known for her fun crochet alongs and especially her nerdy crochet graphghan blankets. Jessica is sharing a crochet pattern for a slouchy beanie that’s perfect for those living in warmer climates, so let’s give her a warm welcome!
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About Jessica Bowman
Jessica Bowman is the founder and designer of Psychedelic Doilies, a crochet blog. She loves creating unique patterns and products for the modern maker.
Window Block Beanie
Crochet Pattern by Psychedelic Doilies
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- 1 skein Red Heart Unforgettable yarn in Sunrise
- 5mm H hook
- Yarn needle
- Approximately 116 yards
Stitches and Abbreviations used in this pattern
- Ch (chain)
- BPDC (Back Post Double Crochet) – A video tutorial for this stitch is available here
- DC (Double Crochet)
- FPDC (Front Post Double Crochet) – A video tutorial for this stitch is available here
- sk (skip)
- sl st (Slip stitch)
- sts (stitches)
- sp (space)
Hey there! I’m Jessica from PsychedelicDoilies.com. I’m excited to share this fun and simple hat pattern with you today.
The Window Block Beanie uses Red Heart Unforgettable yarn. The Unforgettable line is a medium (4) weight roving yarn that is on the thinner side and comes in heaps of funky colors. It’s my preferred yarn for making dragon scale fingerless gloves which would pair perfectly with this hat!
I designed this beanie specifically with Southerners in mind. The airy yarn tied with the open stitch repeat makes for a not-overly-warm hat for those of us that live in the Deep South. We Southerners really miss out on all the cute winter accessories but this fashionable slouchy hat is perfect for those frigid 60 degree days we suffer through.
The name and inspiration for this hat comes from a small and handy stitch guide book published by Leisure Arts. I find sometimes it’s fun to thumb through a real book instead of Pinterest when you’ve lost your crojo.
Warning: If you have a teenager, this beanie may magically disappear after completion.
- CH 66, sl st to join.
- Row 1: CH 3, DC in each stitch around. (66 DCs)
- Row 2: CH 3, DC in next 2 stitches, CH 3, sk 3 sts, *DC in next 3 sts, CH 3, sk 3 sts. Repeat from * around, sl st to top of starting ch 3 to join. (11 sets of 3 DC, 11 ch-3 sps)
- Row 3: sl st into next 2 sts and into ch -3 sp. CH 3, 2 DC in same sp, CH 3, *3 DC in next ch-3 sp, CH 3. Repeat from * around, sl st to top of starting ch 3 to join. (11 sets of 3DC, 11 ch-3 sps)
- Row 4: Repeat Row 3.
- Row 5: CH 3, DC in next 2 sts, 3 DC in ch-3 sp, *DC in next 3 DC, 3 DC in ch-3 sp. Repeat from * around, sl st to top of starting ch 3 to join. (66 DCs)
- Rows 6 – 17: Repeat Rows 2 through 5.
- Row 18: Sl st behind the ch 3 post below (this creates your first BPDC) CH 3, FPDC around next st, BPDC around next st, continue around in this pattern alternating BPDC and FPDC, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
- Row 19: Repeat Row 18.
- Row 20: Repeat row 18.
- Cut yarn, fasten off and weave in ends.
- I do not recommend starting this project with a long chain to close the top of the hat because of the nature of roving yarn. If pulled tightly it can break so it’s best to use a standalone piece of yarn in case this happens.
- If concerned about the yarn breaking you may also use a regular worsted weight yarn to close the hat.
- Cut approximately 12 inches of yarn. Using a needle, weave the yarn back and forth through your starting chain all the way around, cinching up as you go. Pull yarn tight to close, (but not too tight or it may break!), tie a knot to fasten, and weave in ends.
© 2019 by Jessica Bowman (Psychedelic Doilies) and published with permission by 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 Jessica’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: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2019/02/04/crochet-pattern-window-block-beanie-by-psychedelic-doilies/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!
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