Tapestry Crochet Pattern: Triangles Beanie

Triangles Beanie, free tapestry crochet pattern in 8 sizes by Underground Crafter.Hats are some of my favorite things to crochet (and knit). They’re functional, quick to make, and great stash busters!

This post contains affiliate linksThe yarn for the sample was generously provided by Imperial Yarn.

Triangles Beanie, free tapestry crochet pattern in 8 sizes by Underground Crafter.

I knew I wanted to make a hat as part of my exploration of tapestry crochet this month, and I had just the right amount of leftover yarn!

Imperial Yarn Columbia in 116 Black Cherry and Imperial Yarn Erin in 01 Natural.
I had some bits of Imperial Yarn Columbia in 116 Black Cherry and Imperial Yarn Erin in 01 Natural left in my stash.

I used some of Carol Ventura‘s tapestry crochet graph paper (available here), though, to be fair, this pattern is so simple I could have used regular graph paper.

Triangles Beanie, free tapestry crochet pattern in 8 sizes by Underground Crafter.

This is a simple hat pattern that is perfect for your first explorations of tapestry crochet. I’ve even included both a chart and written instructions for the triangles pattern.

Triangles Beanie, free tapestry crochet pattern in 8 sizes by Underground Crafter.

I’ve also included 8 sizes, from newborn through adult large, so I’m sure you’ll be able to find the right size for your next hat project! (I’m wearing the adult small in the pictures.)
If you make one, please share a picture on Ravelry or Facebook.

Add to RavelryIf you want an easy print format, you can buy the ad-free PDF version on Craftsy.

Click to buy the ad-free PDF version of this @ucrafter pattern on Craftsy

Triangles Beanie (in 8 sizes!)

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Triangles Beanie, free tapestry crochet pattern in 8 sizes by Underground Crafter.

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50This beanie pattern is a great introduction to tapestry crochet in the round! 

 

Finished Sizes

  • Newborn: 11.75” (30 cm) circumference, 5.25” (13 cm) length.
  • 3-6 months: 13.5” (34 cm) circumference, 6.5” (16.5 cm) length.
  • 6-12 months: 15” (38 cm) circumference, 6.75” (17 cm) length.
  • Toddler: 16.5” (42 cm) circumference, 7.25” (18.5 cm) length.
  • 3-10 years: 19.5” (49.5 cm) circumference, 7.75” (19.5 cm) length.
  • Teen: 21.25” (54 cm) circumference, 8” (20 cm) length.
  • Adult small: 22.75” (58 cm) circumference, 8.25” (21 cm) length.
  • Adult large: 24.25” (62 cm) circumference, 8.5” (21.5 cm) length.

Materials

  • Imperial Yarn Columbia (100% wool, 4 oz/113 g, 220 yd/201 m) – 1 skein in 116 Black Cherry (CA), or approximately 170 yd (155.5 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • Imperial Yarn Erin (100% wool, 4 oz/113 g, 245 yd/224 m) – 1 skein in 01 Natural (CB), or approximately 36 yd (33 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch marker or scrap yarn.

Craftsy

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 6 in pattern = 3.75” (9.5 cm) diameter. For best results, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • RS – right (front) side
  • 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 rounds in continuous spirals.
  • Move stitch marker up each row to mark last st.
  • For Triangle Pattern rounds, work over unused color.

Triangles Beanie, free tapestry crochet pattern in 8 sizes by Underground Crafter.

Pattern Instructions

Hat

  • Begin at crown using CA, start with magic adjustable ring. (Planet June has a great magic ring tutorial here).
  • Rnd 1: (RS) Ch 2 (counts as hdc), 6 hdc in ring,pull yarn tail tightly to close ring, place marker in last st. (7 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 hdc in ea st around. (14 sts)
  • Rnd 3: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st; rep from * around. (21 sts)
  • Rnd 4: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * around. (28 sts)
  • Rnd 5: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around. (35 sts)
  • Rnd 6: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts; rep from * around. (42 sts) NEWBORN SIZE ONLY: Continue to Triangle Pattern.
  • Rnd 7: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts; rep from * around. (49 sts) 3-6 MONTH SIZE ONLY: Continue to Triangle Pattern.
  • Rnd 8: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts; rep from * around. (56 sts) 6-12 MONTH SIZE ONLY: Continue to Triangle Pattern.
  • Rnd 9: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 7 sts; rep from * around. (63 sts) TODDLER SIZE ONLY: Continue to Triangle Pattern.
  • Rnd 10: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 8 sts; rep from * around. (70 sts) 3-10 YEAR OLD SIZE ONLY: Continue to Triangle Pattern.
  • Rnd 11: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 9 sts; rep from * around. (77 sts) TEEN SIZE ONLY: Continue to Triangle Pattern.
  • Rnd 12: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 10 sts; rep from * around. (84 sts) ADULT SMALL SIZE ONLY: Continue to Triangle Pattern.
  • Rnd 13: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 11 sts; rep from * around. (91 sts)
Triangles Beanie, free tapestry crochet pattern in 8 sizes newborn through adult by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.
Click on chart to enlarge. See below for written instructions.

Like crocheting hats? Check out Baby Hats, a book with 10 crochet hat designs by Annastasia Cruz on LeisureArts.com!

Triangle Pattern

  • Rnd 1: Hdc in ea st around, changing to CB in last yo of last hdc of rnd.
  • Rnd 2: *With CB, hdc in next 6 sts, changing to CA in last yo of last hdc, with CA, hdc in next st; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 3: *With CB, hdc in next 5 sts, changing to CA in last yo of last hdc, with CA, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 4: *With CB, hdc in next 4 sts, changing to CA in last yo of last hdc, with CA, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 5: *With CB, hdc in next 3 sts, changing to CA in last yo of last hdc, with CA, hdc in next 4 sts; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 6: *With CB, hdc in next 2 sts, changing to CA in last yo of last hdc, with CA, hdc in next 5 sts; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 7: *With CB, hdc in next st, changing to CA in last yo of last hdc, with CA, hdc in next 6 sts; rep from * around, fasten off CB.
  • Rnd 8: Hdc in ea st around.
  • Rep Rnd 8 until hat measures approximately 0.5” (1.3 cm) shorter than finished length from crown, changing to CB in last yo of last hdc of last rnd, fasten off CA.
  • Rnd 9: Sc in ea st around, join with sl st to first sc, fasten off CB.

Finishing

  • Weave in ends. Spray block if necessary.
© 2015 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, the chart, 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/2015/02/13/free-pattern-triangles-beanie/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make one, please share a picture on Ravelry or Facebook.

Add to RavelryIf you want an easy print format, you can buy the ad-free PDF version on Craftsy.

Click to buy the ad-free PDF version of this @ucrafter pattern on Craftsy

Frantic Holiday Crafting Update

YOP3 sheep

On December 1, I set a goal of finishing a project every other day in December.  With just a few days to go, I’m happy to say that I did pretty well.

First off, I finished three secret for future publication.  (You can read vague details on my Ravelry project pages here, here, and here.)  I can’t show pictures of the finished projects, but I can share the yummy yarns that I used.

Yarn collage

All of these were new-to-me yarns, and I really enjoyed discovering each one!  On the left is Imperial Yarns Columbia, which is a great workhorse yarn, but with a bit more softness than you would expect for a sturdy, worsted weight, wool.  In the center is Rowan Big Wool, which has a delightful feel as well, and it works up very quickly since it’s a super bulky yarn.  And on the right is Valley Yarns Valley Superwash.  The colors in real life are much richer than what you see on the screen.

And then there are the projects I already shared on the blog, a crescent shawl I made for my sister with Mountain Colors Twizzle, which has stunning colors and a scrumptiously soft feel (thanks to the silk content); the plain, ribbed hat I knit for MC using Studio Donegal Soft Donegal; and the brimmed hat I crocheted for my friend using Patons Shetland Chunky.

I did manage two other finishes in December.  Both were inadequately photographed in the holiday rush.  The first was a lap blanket for my grandpa, crocheted with two strands of what Ravelry calls “vintage” Bernat Softee Chunky that I bought at the famous Smiley’s Manhattan yarn sale.

Grandpa lap blanket

I created an ombre effect by changing the strands I held together for each row.  I also made a little heart motif on some of the squares, since my grandpa just had a pacemaker installed.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to make new projects for my other relatives, so I dug through my collection to find some existing projects to gift.

Holiday gift Collage

I gave my grandma the original sample of my Pineapples for Everyone Shawl pattern, my uncle the hat I originally knit for MC (that was deemed “too fussy”), and my aunt a cowl I made as part of a CAL in January.

And then on Christmas Day, I did the last finishing touches (but forgot to photograph them) on the headband for my sister’s boyfriend.  It’s something he could wear to a football game in his current home (New Orleans) or in the new city he’ll be moving to after graduation (Houston).  Each side has a different flavor.

Geaux Saints I am a Texan

At this point, I’m averaging something closer to a finish every 3 days, which isn’t bad for the holiday season.  And, I’m on my way to (hopefully) finishing ten projects by the end of the month.

I have one more secret project to knit.  The yarn, HiKoo Simpliworsted, was a bit delayed in arriving and it looks lovely.

SimpliWorsted

And I received a fabulous gift from Kim Guzman (interviewed here) on Christmas Eve.  She sent me some of her famous apple butter (yum!) and packed the box with yarn (the now discontinued NaturallyCaron.com Country).  So with that, I started a baby blanket for my cousin (who, according to Facebook, may already be in labor).

Heart blanket thru 2013-12-27

This is a refinement of the pattern I made for my grandpa, where the hearts are a bit pointier and the squares are easier to join as you go.  The color that looks brown in the picture is actually a dark purple.

In other yarn related news, my sister gave me some yarn from her recent trip to Montenegro for Christmas.

Ana yarn

It’s now official that my yarn stash is better traveled than I am, since I also have skeins from Italy and Patagonia.

How did your holiday crafting go?

For more Year of Projects posts, visit this thread on Ravelry.

Frantic Holiday Crafting: Finish 3

It’s amazing how a little challenge can make your fingers fly.

Nice boring hat blog

This is a nice, boring hat for my special guy that I just finished.  I used the same yarn to make a slightly fancier hat a few weeks ago, but in using my secret knit testing tactic (asking him to “try on a hat” to see if it would fit someone else), I discovered it was too fancy for his tastes.  I knew the yarn, Studio Donegal Soft Donegal in Charcoal, would be perfect for him, though.

Grey days

I’ve been wearing “the fancy hat” though it’s a bit big on me, but I may give it to my uncle for Christmas.  After all, I’m less than 20 days away and with many unfinished gifts.

Since I set a challenge to myself last Sunday of finishing a holiday project every two days, I haven’t exactly met my goal.  But I have finished three projects.  (You can see the others here and here.) I feel like I’m on track, and, like most crocheters/knitters, I have a stash of finished items hanging around that can be gifted if necessary.

Some amazing yarn arrived in the mail on Friday for two upcoming designs that will be published in a magazine next year.

Imperial Yarn

I’m loving the feel of this Imperial Yarn Columbia 2-Ply.  I’ll be knitting up a secret project with it next.  One of the great joys of being a designer is having the opportunity to use all kinds of wonderful yarns that I wouldn’t usually have access to.  I’ve been wanting to try Imperial Yarn for a while and it isn’t disappointing.

Valley Yarns

I’ve also been eager to try Valley Yarns out.  Some of the students in one of my knitting classes took a field trip to WEBS in the summer, and I didn’t go because I’m trying to bust my stash.  Luckily, I get to sample the Valley Superwash now, so I don’t have to be too jealous!

I’m having some problems reading comments on my blog right now, but I’m hoping they are still coming through.  If I don’t respond to your comment, it hasn’t been fixed yet.

You can find links to more Year of Projects posts on Ravelry here.