How to Crochet a Beanie – Day 10
How to crochet a beanie? In this tutorial, I show you how to crochet a beanie using a criss-cross pattern that is extremely easy to follow. This beanie works quickly and shouldn’t take you more than 1 hour to complete. The colors used in this pattern can easily be exchanged to fit whatever color scheme you like.
Criss-Cross Beanie Video Tutorial:
This beanie is part of a series of beanies that I am creating to donate to my local homeless shelter. The goal is to complete 100 beanies in 100 days, all using unique patterns that I am going to share with you each day.
Stitches used in this pattern (and their corresponding tutorials):
Magic Circle (MC): https://youtu.be/pTcHUJ8PDMQ
Chain (CH): https://youtu.be/jLP-o-RnqqQ
Double Crochet (DC): https://youtu.be/bA7b2sOIfzM
Slip stitch (SL st): https://youtu.be/cMNam0kuhpQ
Criss-Cross Beanie Crochet Pattern:
Crochet Hook: F / 5 / 3.75MM
Yarn: 4 Medium ~ Big Twist Value brand
Row 1: 12 DC inside MC. SL st in 1st DC to join.
Row 2: CH 3, then place 1 DC in st directly behind CH 3 (working backwards). That creates your 1st criss-cross st. Place 1 DC in next st then place 1 DC in st behind the current DC (this will be the SL st from Row 1 and the same st where your CH 3 is). This is how to create an increasing criss-cross st. Continue placing increasing criss-cross stitches by placing 1 DC in the next st, then placing 1 DC in st behind the current st (this is where you placed the 1st DC of your last criss-cross st). At the end of the row, you should have 12 criss-cross stitches. SL st in the top of the CH 3 st to join.
Row 3: CH 3, then place 1 DC in st directly behind CH 3. Then place 2 increasing criss-cross stitches and then 1 regular criss cross st. To create a regular criss-cross st, skip next st (this isn’t a st that you have already worked in), and place 1 DC in the next st, then place 1 DC in the skipped st. Follow the pattern of placing 2 increasing criss-cross stitches and then 1 regular criss-cross st all the way around your row (you should have 18 criss-cross st at the end of the row). SL st in the top of the CH 3 st to join.
Row 4: CH 3, then place 1 DC in st directly behind CH 3 st. Then alternate between placing 1 increasing criss-cross st and 1 regular criss-cross st. At the end of the row, you should have 24 criss-cross stitches. SL st in the top of CH 3 st to join.
Row 5: CH 3, then place 1 DC in st directly behind CH 3 st. Then, place 3 regular criss-cross stitches followed by 2 increasing criss-cross stitches. Follow that pattern around the row, and you should have 30 criss-cross st at the end of the row. SL in the top of CH 3 st.
Rows 6 – 16: CH 3, place 1 DC in the st directly behind CH 3, then place regular criss cross stitches for the rest of the row. You should have 30 criss-cross st at the end of each row.
Rows 17 – 28: CH 1, then place 1 SC in each st in the row, following a continuous loop pattern (we won’t be starting or stopping each individual row, but instead this will act as more of a spiral).
Row 29: Place 1 SL st in the next 15 st.
Cut and tie off yarn. Hide tails on the inside of the beanie.
Attach a pom pom: https://youtu.be/6ISz8AcMusk
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