Tapestry crochet is on trend again and in today’s free pattern, guest contributor, Claire from E’Claire Makery, is going to share how to do tapestry crochet in the round! For her Ocean Diamonds Beanie, she’s included both a written pattern and a video tutorial to walk you through completing this dramatic hat using tapestry crochet in the round.

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Ocean Diamonds Beanie

Tapestry Crochet in the Round Pattern by E’Claire Makery

Sizes

  • Teen/Adult Small (21”/53.5 cm)
  • Medium (22”/56 cm) and Large (23”/58.5 cm) sizes, along with a complete color graph, included in the Ad Free PDF

Gauge

4″ x 4″ (10 cm x 10 cm) square: 8 double crochets by 5 rows

Abbreviations

  • Blo = back loops only = Fiber Flux has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the back loops here.
  • Ch = Chain
  • Dc = double crochet
  • Flo = front loops only = Fiber Flux has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the front loops here.
  • MC = main color
  • Rnd = Round
  • SC = secondary color
  • Sl st = slip stitch

Supplies

Pattern Notes

  • A complete video tutorial is available at the end of this pattern.
  • Want to avoid crochet mistakes while crocheting this pattern? Learn how to avoid them with my blog post: 10 Mistakes Common Mistakes Crocheters Make and How to Avoid Them.
  • Want all 3 sizes of the pattern and a color chart to help make this hat easier to crochet? Grab the $2 discounted PDF in my Etsy and Ravelry stores!
  • This pattern uses US crochet stitch terminology.
  • This pattern starts out worked flat, is joined together, and then worked in the round.
  • The pattern involves color changes using tapestry crochet. Experience with color work is recommended, but if you’re a beginner to tapestry crochet than you can totally do it!
  • If you’ve never done tapestry crochet before, I’ve created a beginner’s guide to tapestry crochet that shows you how to do it. See the written and photo tutorial at The Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet.
  • I recommend reading through the pattern completely before beginning just to make sure that you understand everything in the pattern.
  • Color changes happy in the middle of the rows in this pattern. The color changes are indicated in the written pattern by a new color in parentheses (for example: (MC) hdc 1, (SC) hdc 2.)

Pattern

Brim

  • Row 1: ch 7, starting in 3rd ch from hook dc 5
  • Row 2 (in blo): ch 2, turn, dc 5
  • Row 3 (in flo): ch 2, turn, dc 5
  • Rows 4-21: repeat rows 2-3
  • Join row 1 to row 21 by slip stitch through the stitches on each row. See youtube tutorial video for more details.

Main Part of Hat

  • You’ll start working in the round now by crocheting along the top of the brim. See video tutorial below for how to do this. For all 3 sizes and a complete color graph of the rest of the pattern, grab a copy of the $2 discounted ad-free pdf copy.
  • Rnd 1: (SC) ch 2, dc 3, (MC) dc 11, (SC) dc 3, (MC) dc 11, (SC) dc 3, (MC) dc 11, join with sl st to ch 2 at beginning of round
  • Rnd 2: (SC) ch 2, dc 4, (MC) dc 9, (SC) dc 5, (MC) dc 9, (SC) dc 5, (MC) dc 9, (SC) dc 1, join with sl st to ch 2 at beginning of round
  • Rnd 3: (MC) ch 2, dc 3, (SC) dc 2, (MC) dc 7, (SC) dc 2, (MC) dc 3, (SC) dc 2, (MC) dc 7, (SC) dc 2, (MC) dc 3, (SC) dc 2, (MC) dc 7, (SC) dc 2, join with sl st to ch 2 at beginning of round
  • Rnd 4: (MC) ch 2, dc 1, (SC) dc 1, (MC) dc 2, (SC) dc 2, (MC) dc 5, (SC) dc 2, (MC) dc 2, (SC) dc 1, (MC) dc 2, (SC) dc 2, (MC) dc 5, (SC) dc 2, (MC) dc 2, (SC) dc 1, (MC) dc 2, (SC) dc 2, (MC) dc 5, (SC) dc 2, (MC) dc 1, join with sl st to ch 2 at beginning of round
  • Rnd 5: (SC) ch 2, dc 3, (MC) dc 1, (SC) dc 3, (MC) dc 3, (SC) dc 3, (MC) dc 1, (SC) dc 3, (MC) dc 1, (SC) dc 3, (MC) dc 3, (SC) dc 3, (MC) dc 1, (SC) dc 3, (MC) dc 1, (SC) dc 3, (MC) dc 3, (SC) dc 3, (MC) dc 1, join with sl st to ch 2 at beginning of round
  • Rnd 6: (MC) ch 2, dc 1, (SC) dc 1, (MC) dc 2, (SC) dc 2, (MC) dc 5, (SC) dc 2, (MC) dc 2, (SC) dc 1, (MC) dc 2, (SC) dc 2, (MC) dc 5, (SC) dc 2, (MC) dc 2, (SC) dc 1, (MC) dc 2, (SC) dc 2, (MC) dc 5, (SC) dc 2, (MC) dc 1, join with sl st to ch 2 at beginning of round
  • Rnd 7: (MC) ch 2, dc 3, (SC) dc 2, (MC) dc 7, (SC) dc 2, (MC) dc 3, (SC) dc 2, (MC) dc 7, (SC) dc 2, (MC) dc 3, (SC) dc 2, (MC) dc 7, (SC) dc 2, join with sl st to ch 2 at beginning of round
  • Rnd 8: (SC) ch 2, dc 4, (MC) dc 9, (SC) dc 5, (MC) dc 9, (SC) dc 5, (MC) dc 9, (SC) dc 1, join with sl st to ch 2 at beginning of round
  • Rnd 9: (SC) ch 2, dc 3, (MC) dc 11, (SC) dc 3, (MC) dc 11, (SC) dc 3, (MC) dc 11, join with sl st to ch 2 at beginning of round, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
  • Using long tail, sew around the top of the hat using a basting stitch to close it. See video tutorial below for how to do this. Attach Faux Fur or Yarn Pom Pom to top of hat once it is closed up.
  • Then you’re done!
© 2019 by Claire Goodale (E’Claire Makery) 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 Claire’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/2019/11/25/tapestry-crochet-in-the-round-ocean-diamonds-beanie-with-video/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!
Tapestry Crochet in the Round: Ocean Diamonds Beanie (with video) by E’Claire Makery

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