Oh the things you can do with an old pattern and by changing the yarn weight and hook size.
So I’m cheating just a little bit today with my blog post! This pattern is basically identical to my “Everyone’s Favourite Chunky Beanie” pattern from awhile back. But the hat looks entirely different when I used worsted weight yarn and a smaller hook. I also increased the chains for the ribbed band.
I love this hat! I wear it regularly. The stitches are tight enough to keep your head warm. No gaping holes on this one.
If you’re not a crocheter, I am selling the finished hat over in my Etsy shop if you click here!
Hope you enjoy it!
Crocheted Textured Beanie
What you need:
- Worsted weight yarn – I used Paton’s Canadiana
- Size 5 mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- sc3loop – single crochet into the third loop of the stitch
- hdc – half double crochet
- slst – slip stitch
Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in each stitch across, ch 1 and turn (9)
Row 2: sc in the back loop only across, ch 1 and turn (9)
Repeat row 2 until your band is the desired length.
Slst the two short ends of the band together.
Body of the hat:
- continue without cutting your yarn and tying off, just work off of your last slst in the band and work around the band
- the ch 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as your first stitch
Row 1: Ch 1 (does not count as your first stitch), sc evenly around the band, join with slst to the first sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, slst to the first hdc.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc3loop in each stitch around, slst to the first sc.
Repeat row 2 and 3 until your hat is approximately 1.5 inches shorter than the desired final height.
Top of the hat:
Row 1-2: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, slst to the first sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, (sc, sc2tog) around hat.
Fasten off and turn your hat inside out. Cut a 15″ piece of yarn and begin a running st through the sts at the top of the hat. Once you get back to where your yarn strand begins, pull the two yarn ends tight which will pinch your hat together. Tie a tight knot. Weave in all ends.
Optional: Attach a pom pom or a cute little button for something extra!
Have fun with this new take on my old pattern!