Saturday, 13 March 2021

Crochet Flora Beanie Free Pattern

Namaste friends!

I hope and pray that 2021 has begun well for you. And that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.

March is National Crochet Month so I had to share a pattern. :)

I am a big fan of matchy-matchy, so this hat pattern was written to match my Cluster stitch cowl pattern.

Flora beanie free pattern crochetkari

Usually, I crochet top-down hats, starting with a flat circle made using DCs. I keep increasing the circle till I get the stitch count I want for the stitch pattern I have selected, as you can see in the Brooke beanie.

For this hat, I wanted to start the stitch pattern from the crown/top so after a few attempts I got it right! 

Turns out you have to increase the clusters just as you increase the DCs. And here I was trying to reinvent the wheel. :) 

Flora beanie pattern crochetkari


So here goes the Flora crochet beanie pattern.

Skill Level:  Easy

Size: Hat measures approximately 20 inches (51 cms) around

and 8.5 inches (22 cms) in height. (Adult size)

Materials:

  • DK weight yarn around 70 – 75 gms/ 2.65 oz

  • Hook – US G or 6 (4 mm), UK 8

Gauge:  8 rounds and 8 clusters = 4” by 4” in Cluster pattern.

Notes: This pattern uses US terminology.

            The hat is worked top-down, in the round without turning.

Abbreviations:

beg – beginning,

ch - chain,

st – stitch,

sp – space,

sl st – slip stitch,

dc – double crochet,

yo – yarn over hook,

fpdc – front post double crochet,

bpdc – back post double crochet,

Pattern stitches:

Cl: 3 dc cluster - Into the ch-1 space indicated, yo, insert hook in sp, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, (yo, insert hook in same sp, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook) twice, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

1st cl: ch 2, dc2tog into same st as sl st counts as 1st cluster.


Instructions:

The Flora beanie is worked top-down, so we start at the top of the crown.

  • Round 1: Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring.

  • Round 2: Ch 3, 11 dc into ring, join with slip stitch in 3rd chain of beg ch 3. (12 dc)

  • Round 3: (ch 2, dc2tog) in same st as sl st – counts as 1st cl, (ch 1, cl in next st) 11 times, ch 1, join with sl st in 1st cl. (12 clusters, 12 ch-1 sps)

  • Round 4: Sl st into nxt ch-1 sp, (ch 2, dc2tog) in same sp as sl st, ch 1, sk 1, (cl, ch1, cl) in nxt sp, * ch 1, sk 1, Cl in nxt sp, ch 1, sk 1, (cl, ch 1, cl) in nxt sp, rep from * 4 times, ch 1, sk 1, join with slip st in 1st cl.  (18 clusters, 18 ch-1 sps)

  • Round 5: Sl st into nxt ch-1 sp, (ch 2, dc2tog)  in same sp as sl st, ch 1, sk 1, (cl, ch 1, cl) in nxt ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1, *cl in nxt ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1, cl in nxt sp, ch 1, sk 1, (cl, ch 1, cl) in nxt sp, ch 1 sk 1, rep frm* 4 times, cl in nxt sp, ch 1, sk 1, join with sl st in 1st cl.       (24 cl, 24 ch-1 sps)

  • Round 6: Sl st into nxt ch-1 sp, (ch 2, dc2tog)  in same sp as sl st, ch 1, sk 1, (cl, ch 1, cl) in nxt sp, ch 1, sk 1, * [cl in nxt sp, ch 1, sk 1,] 3 times, ch 1, sk 1, (cl, ch 1, cl) in nxt sp, ch 1 sk 1, rep frm* 4 times, cl in nxt sp, ch 1, sk 1, cl in nxt sp, ch 1, sk 1, join with sl st in 1st cl. (30 cl, 30 ch-1 sps)

  • Round 7: Sl st into nxt ch-1 sp, (ch 2, dc2tog)  in same sp as sl st, ch 1, sk 1, (cl, ch 1, cl) in nxt sp, ch 1, sk 1, *[cl in sp, ch 1, sk 1,] 4 times, ch 1, sk 1, (cl, ch 1, cl) in nxt sp, ch 1 sk 1, rep frm* 4 times, (cl in nxt sp, ch 1, sk 1,) 3 times, join with sl st in 1st cl.               (36 cl, 36 ch-1 sps)

  • Round 8: Sl st into nxt ch-1 sp, (ch 2, dc2tog)  in same sp as sl st, ch 1, sk 1, (cl, ch 1, cl) in nxt ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1, *[cl in nxt ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1,] 5 times, ch 1, sk 1, (cl, ch 1, cl) in nxt sp, ch 1 sk 1, rep frm* 4 times, (cl in nxt sp, ch 1, sk 1,) 4 times, join with sl st in  1st cl. (42 cl, 42 ch-1 sps)

At the end of this round your circle should measure around 7 – 7.5 inches and this is where we stop increasing.

  • Round 9: Sl st into nxt ch-1 sp, (ch 2, dc2tog)  in same sp as sl st, ch 1, sk 1, * cl in nxt ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1, rep from * around, join with sl st in 1st cl.  (42 cl, 42 ch-1 sps)

  • Rounds 10 - 16: Repeat round 9.

Note: Work Rnd 9 as many times as required to get the height you want for the hat. Also, note that the ribbed brim will be around 1.5 – 2 inches.


Crochetkari Flora beanie pattern


To start Ribbed brim:

  I used a different colour for the brim but the same colour is fine too.

  • Round 17: Ch 3 (counts as dc), *dc in nxt sp, dc in nxt st, rep from * around, ending with sl st in top ch of beg ch 3. (84 dc)

  • Round 18: Ch 3, fpdc around nxt st, * bpdc around nxt st, fpdc around nxt st, rep from * around ending with sl st in top ch of beg ch 3.

  • Rounds 19 – 22: Repeat Round 18.

Add more rounds of ribbing if desired. Fasten off leaving a six inch tail. 

Weave in the tail using your hook or a sewing needle.

There, that's your Flora beanie done!


If you do find any mistakes in the pattern, be a dear and let me know.  :)

Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy. 

Heartfelt prayers and best wishes to you and your loved ones, where ever in the World you may be.







2 comments:

  1. Welcome back !
    Your beanie is lovely ! Thanks for the pattern !Have a nice and safe week !
    Anna

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  2. Hello Anna, Thank you :) Have a lovely week!

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