Crochet Pattern: Window Block Beanie by Psychedelic Doilies

Free crochet pattern: Window Block Beanie by Psychedelic Doilies for Underground Crafter

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

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Jessica Bowman is the founder and designer of Psychedelic Doilies, a crochet blog. She loves creating unique patterns and products for the modern maker.

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Window Block Beanie

Crochet Pattern by Psychedelic Doilies

Free crochet pattern: Window Block Beanie by Psychedelic Doilies for Underground Crafter

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Materials

Yardage

  • 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!

Free crochet pattern: Window Block Beanie by Psychedelic Doilies for Underground Crafter

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.

Pattern Instructions

  • 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.

Closing

  • 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/blog/2019/02/04/crochet-pattern-window-block-beanie-by-psychedelic-doilies/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Free pattern: A Cold Snap Shawlette

A Cold Snap Shawlette, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This simple shawlette recipe can be customized to your preferred size (or, to use up just the right amount of yarn!). This shawlette is perfect for accessorizing, keeping you cozy when it gets suddenly cold, or protecting your neck in air conditioning. The self-patterning yarn does all the colorwork for you.I’ve mentioned before that triangular shawlettes are my favorite accessories. They can be worn loosely draped as accents or snug around your neck as scarves if it suddenly gets cold.

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And speaking of suddenly getting cold, a few months ago, I traveled to Utah for the Snap! Conference. I know that hotels often get chilly (and, it was a creative blogger conference so I felt the need to show my crafty skills!), so I brought along my It’s a Snap! Infinity Scarf sample and some yarn for my journeys. On the plane ride over, I finished up the sample for today’s free pattern, A Cold Snap Shawlette.

And, that turned out to be a good thing.

A Cold Snap Shawlette, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This simple shawlette recipe can be customized to your preferred size (or, to use up just the right amount of yarn!). This shawlette is perfect for accessorizing, keeping you cozy when it gets suddenly cold, or protecting your neck in air conditioning. The self-patterning yarn does all the colorwork for you.I was staying in one of the Little America Hotel‘s Courtside rooms. The weather during my trip was (apparently) unseasonably chilly and rainy. Each morning and late at night, I would walk (briskly!) over to the Towers in cold drizzles. I credit this shawlette with keeping me from getting sick during that trip.

This simple shawlette recipe can be customized to your preferred size. It’s perfect for accessorizing, keeping you cozy when it gets suddenly cold, or protecting your neck in air conditioning.

And, best of all, the self-patterning yarn does all the colorwork for you. I used exactly one skein of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable. You may want to pick up two skeins just in case your stitches are a different size than mine. Or, make sure you have more than half a skein left at the midpoint.

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Yarn

A Cold Snap Shawlette

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50This simple shawlette recipe can be customized to your preferred size (or, to use up just the right amount of yarn!).

 

Finished Size

  • Adult. 52.5” (159 cm) wingspan x 8.5” (21.5 cm) spine after blocking.

Materials

  • Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/280 yd/247 m) – 2 skeins in 3943 Stained Glass, or approximately 280 yd (247 m) in any medium weight yarn. PLEASE NOTE: I used exactly 1 skein of yarn for this project, so if your gauge is different than mine, you may run out before finishing. That’s why I recommend getting 2 skeins just in case.

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  • US Size H/5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • 3 locking stitch markers or scrap yarn.

Gauge

  • 18 sts x 7.5 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc2tog – double crochet 2 sts together – (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) twice, yo and drawn through all 3 loops on hook.
  • dc5tog – double crochet 5 sts together – (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) 5 times, yo and drawn through all 6 loops on hook.
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd – Round
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • + Repeat instructions after plus sign as indicated.


Pattern Notes

  • Shawlette is crocheted in rows from side to side. The edging is crocheted in the round. The border is crocheted in flat in rows.
  • I used exactly 1 skein of yarn to complete this pattern, so I recommend that you buy 2 skeins just in case your stitches or gauge are a different size than mine.

Pattern Instructions

Shawlette

Increase to midpoint

  • Ch 4.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 3 ch (counts as first dc), 5 dc in next ch, place marker 1 in same ch. (6 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc in next st and ea st across including t-ch.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 3, dc in next st and ea st across to last st, 2 dc in t-ch. (Increase by 1 st)
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1 sp, here and throughout), sk 1 st, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st; rep from * across ending with last dc in t-ch.
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 3, *dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next st; rep from * across to last ch-1 sp, dc in ch-1 sp, 2 dc in t-ch. (Increase by 1 st)
  • Rep Rows 2-5 30 times more, or until shawl measures approximately 31” (79 cm) from marker 1.

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Decrease to end

  • Row 6: Turn, ch 3, place marker 2 around ch 3 to mark row (as shawl point), dc in next st and ea st across.
  • Row 7: Turn, ch 3, dc in next st and ea st across to last 2 sts, dc2tog in last dc and t-ch. (Decrease by 1 st)
  • Row 8: Turn, ch 4, sk 1 st, *(dc, ch 1) in next st, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last st, dc in t-ch.
  • Row 9: Turn, ch 3, dc in next st, *dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, dc2tog in last ch-1 sp and t-ch. (Decrease by 1 st)
  • Row 10: Turn, ch 3, dc in next st and ea st across including t-ch.
  • Rep Rows 7-10 until 8 sts remain.
  • Row 11: Turn, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in ea of next 4 sts, sk t-ch. (6 sts)
  • Row 12: Turn, ch 2 (does not count as st), dc5tog, place marker 3. (1 st) Do not fasten off.

Edging

  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in marked st, remove marker 3 and place marker in first of 3 sc, ch 1, turn to work along straight edge, 2 sc in side of each row across to marker 1, ch 1, 3 sc in marked st, remove marker 1 and place marker in last of 3 sc, ch 1, turn to work along angled edge, *2 sc in side of ea row** to marker 2, (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc) in marked row, remove marker 2 and place marker in ch-3 sp, rep from * to ** across to marker 3, remove marker, join with sl st to first sc.

Border

  • Row 1: Turn to work along angled edge, ch 1, sk same st and next sc, *sc in next st, ch 1, sk next st,** sc in next st; rep from * across, ending at ** before marker 2, (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in ch-3 sp, remove marker, sk next st, +ch 1, sc in next st, sk next st; rep from + across, sc in last st, sl st to marked st, remove marker, fasten off.

Finishing

© 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/2016/06/24/free-pattern-a-cold-snap-shawlette/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Free double-ended Tunisian crochet pattern: Skinny Minny Scarf

Skinny Minny Scarf, free double-ended Tunisian crochet pattern and tutorial by Underground Crafter

Double-ended crochet is one of my favorite hidden secrets of crochet. It’s much easier to do than it seems and it creates fabulous reversible projects.

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If you’ve never done double-ended crochet before, the Skinny Minny Scarf is the perfect pattern to try it on.

Skinny Minny Scarf, free double-ended Tunisian crochet pattern and tutorial by Underground CrafterI used two different weights of yarn – Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, a medium weight yarn, and Red Heart Grande, a super bulky weight yarn. I love the way this turned out! It’s a great accent scarf to wear year round.

If you’re new to double-ended crochet, I’ve included a video tutorial after the pattern.

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Skinny Minny Scarf

Double-Ended Tunisian Crochet Pattern

by Underground Crafter

Skinny Minny Scarf, free double-ended Tunisian crochet pattern and tutorial by Underground Crafter02-easy 50US terms 506-superbulky4-medium 50This long and skinny accent scarf adds some color to your outfit with the added benefit of providing protection against the wind.

 

Finished Size

  • Adult. 3.5” (9 cm) wide x 59.5” (151 cm) long.

Materials

  • Red Heart Grande (76% acrylic/22% wool, 5.29 oz/150 g/46 yd/42 m) – 1 skein in Nectar (CA), or approximately 46 yd (42 m) in any super bulky weight yarn.
  • Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/280 yd/256 m) – 1 skein in Springtime (CB), or approximately 56 yd (51 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size Q/16 mm double-ended crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

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Gauge

  • 8 sts in pattern = 3.5” (9 cm) wide. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sk – skip
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • Tss – Tunisian simple st – Insert hook under next vertical bar, yo and draw up loop onto hook.
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

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Pattern Note

  • Always sk first vertical bar (below first loop on hook) at beginning of row.
  • A video tutorial is available at the end of this pattern.

Pattern Instructions

Scarf

  • With CA, ch 8.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, *insert hook in next ch, yo and pull up a loop; rep from * across. (8 sts)
  • Row 2: Slide loops to other hook, turn. With CB, ch 1, *yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: Tss in ea vertical bar across.
  • Row 4: Slide loops to other hook, turn. With CA, ch 1, *yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * across.
  • Row 5: Rep Row 3.
  • Rep Rows 2-5 until scarf measures approximately 58” (147 cm) long, or until 45” (114 cm) of CA remain, or until desired length is reached, ending after Row 4.
  • Final Row: With CA, *insert hook under next vertical bar as for Tss, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook; rep from * across. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 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/2016/05/25/free-double-ended-tunisian-crochet-pattern-skinny-minny-scarf. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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