Friday, November 9, 2018

Alex Beanie Free Crochet Pattern


Hello! It's finally here, the release of the Alex Beanie! I'm so excited to share this pattern with ya'll and I hope ya'll love it as much as I do! The Alex Beanie has an interesting texture with wavy faux knit cables, and the flip up brim makes it comfortable, stylish, and warm. The fabric created makes this hat very warm, the perfect accessory for cold fall and winter days and nights. Scroll down for the free pattern or you can purchase the pdf if you would like an offline copy that can be printed.

Today is also the very 1st day of the Alex Beanie CAL, click here for more information. It's going to be a lot of fun and I hope you all want to participate and crochet along to make an Alex Beanie. The CAL starts today but does not end until Nov 20, 2018 so you still have plenty of time to grab some supplies and join in! Plus, we are going to have some really AWESOME prizes for 1 participant of the CAL! I'll be announcing the prizes either today or in the next couple of days so stay tuned!


This hat is so squishy soft and comfortable, so fun to wear! Especially nice on mornings when I need to run the kiddo to school and my hair is an absolute mess!


I love how the flip up brim has a different texture then the rest of the hat, and it totally looks knit!


This hat makes me smile when I wear it!


The body of the hat has a wavy faux knit cable that actually looks knit but is so easy to create! And I love a fuzzy faux fur pom pom, it really completes this hat in my opinion!


What color will you make your Alex Beanie? Shown below: (left pic is Red Heart Soft in Seafoam, middle picture is Caron Simply Soft in light pink and the right pic is KT and The Squid in Alex Blue)







US Terminology

Intermediate




Size

Adult Small (20-22 inches)

Gauge

9 hdc and 6 rows = 2 inches

Materials

- Size G (4.00mm) crochet hook or size needed for correct gauge
- Scissors
- Darning needle
- Medium 4 worsted weight yarn (approximately 170 grams for the hat only)
                          Recommended yarns:
                          KT And The Squid worsted (2 skeins)
                          Red Heart Soft (2 skeins)
                          Lion Brand Heartland (2 skeins)
                          Caron Simply Soft solids (1 skein)
                          Impeccable (2 skeins)
- Optional: Faux fur pom pom or yarn pom pom
                  Stitch marker

Abbreviations

ch: chain
st: stitch
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
tc: triple crochet
sc2tog: single crochet decrease
yo: yarn over

Notes

The body of the hat is worked flat in rows and the decreases are worked in the round.

sc2tog: Insert the hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert the hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on the hook.

Video Tutorial for the Alex Beanie

Video Tutorial for the 3rd Front Loop

Video Tutorial On How To Make A Yarn Pom Pom

How To Crochet Into The 3rd Front Loop:

Normally you would insert your hook into the front loop, back loop or both loops at the top of the stitch. If you tilt your work and look at the top of the stitches, you will see the v that the front and back loop make.


Instead of working into those loops, tilt your work and look at the loop at the front of your work. This is the 3rd front loop that you will be working into.




The Pattern

Please read all notes before beginning the pattern.

R1: ch 57, hdc into the 3rd ch from the hook and hdc into the next 13 chs. Mark the 14th hdc with a stitch marker if you would like, *sc into the next ch, hdc into the next ch, dc into the next ch, tc into the next ch, dc into the next ch, hdc into the next ch, sc into the next ch, sl st into the next ch. Repeat 4 mores times, and sc into the last ch. =55
should measure about 12 inches long

R2: ch 2 (does not count as a stitch here and throughout the pattern) and turn your work, hdc into the next 41 sts, hdc into the 3rd front loop into the next 14 sts. =55

R3: ch 2 and turn your work, hdc BLO next 14 sts. Working into the 3rd front loop: dc into the next st, hdc into the next st, sc into the next st, sl st into the next st, *sc into the next st, hdc into the next st, dc into the next st, tc into the next st, dc into the next st, hdc into the next st, sc into the next st,
sl st into the next st. Repeat from the star 3 more times. sc into the next st, hdc into the next st, dc into the next st, tc into the next st, dc into the last st. =55

R4: Repeat R2.

R5: ch 2 and turn your work, hdc BLO next 14 sts. Working into the 3rd front loop: *sc into the next st, hdc into the next st, dc into the next st, tc into the next st, dc into the next st, hdc into the next st, sc into the next st, sl st into the next st. Repeat from the star 4 more times. sc into the last st. =55

R6-R60: Repeat R2, R3, R2, R5.
Should measure approximately 19.5 inches
Do not cut the yarn.

Seaming

Fold in half with the wrong side out.

R1: ch 1, insert the hook through the 3rd front loop of the same st, and insert the hook through the BLO of the st across (on the other side of the rectangle), yo and pull through all 3 loops on the hook, creating a sl st. Repeat across.
Do not cut the yarn.

Decreasing

Turn right side out.

R1: ch 1, sc2tog into the same and the next row, *sc into the next row, sc2tog next 2 rows. Repeat from the star around, sl st to the 1st st of the row. =40

R2: ch 1, sc2tog into the same st and the next st, *sc2tog. Repeat from the star around, sl st to the 1st stitch of the round. =20
Cut the yarn but leave the tail end long enough to whip stitch the top closed.

Closing The Hole

Cut the yarn, leaving the tail long enough to whip stitch the top closed, pull through the last stitch, thread the darning needle and whip stitch around, pulling tightly as you go to close the hole.
Weave in all ends.

Add a pom pom, flip the brim up and you are done!

The End!

Copyright ©2018 Alexandra Halsey
You may sell any finished items, but I do request that you put a link back to my pattern and credit Alexandra Halsey for the original design under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license. Do not copy, share, download or publicly display this pattern without permission. This includes translations and video tutorials. If you have a translation, please submit it to me by email.

I hope ya'll have enjoyed making an Alex Beanie! If you are a participant in the CAL, don't forget to join the FB group and post your final picture or email me your final picture, for a chance to win some really awesome prizes!

I hope ya'll are having a wonderful day!

Until next time, bye <3Alex


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