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Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Crochet Sheldon Beanie Free Pattern

Namaste Friends!

I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.

The year 2021 is coming to an end and it looks likes the coronavirus will be (sadly) accompanying us into 2022. And with the constant mutations, there is not much we can do to prevent it except look for ways to fight back. 

But let us look at positive things like the upcoming festive season! 
Here, in India it was festivals galore in the last few months, leaving me very little time for blogging.

I have a free beanie pattern for you today which I hope you will find useful for gifting or for yourself.

It is the Sheldon Beanie named after my favourite character in The Big Bang Theory
In fact, I love all the main characters in the series and it is my favourite series.

Crochet free beanie pattern

The pattern is for a unisex hat and also one of the reasons I named it Sheldon. So if you are looking forward to making something handmade for your Dad, Grandad, brother or that someone special, I hope you will give it a try.

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So here goes the Sheldon crochet beanie pattern.

Skill Level:  Easy

Size: Hat measures approximately 22 inches (56 cms) around and 8 inches (20 cms) in height. (Adult size)

Materials:


Gauge: 18 stitches = 4” in Alpine stitch pattern.

Notes:

This pattern uses US terminology.

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

Chain 3 at beg of round counts as a DC.

Chain 1 and chain 2 at beg of round does not count as a stitch.     

Abbreviations:

beg – beginning,

ch - chain,

st – stitch,

sp – space,

sl st – slip stitch,

dc – double crochet,

yo – yarn over hook,

flo – front loop only

blo – back loop only

fpdc – front post double crochet,


Pattern stitches:

Fpdc: Front Post Double crochet – YO and insert hook from front to back between the posts of the first and second dc of the round below, then insert hook from back to front between the posts of the second and third dc. YO and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch. You now have three loops on the hook. YO and draw the yarn through two loops on the hook, twice. One Fpdc is complete.

To know more about Post stitches check out this detailed post HERE.
Round 11 and 12 are worked in the front and back loops respectively, see THIS POST for different ways to work into a stitch.

Free sheldon crochet hat pattern
Instructions:

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

  • Round 1: Using colour A, 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 3, dc in same st * 2 dc in next st,  rep from * till the end, join with slip st in 3rd chain of beg ch 3. (24 dc)

  • Round 4: Ch 3, 2dc in nxt st, * dc in nxt st, 2 dc in nxt st,  rep from* till the end, join with slip st in 3rd chain of beg ch 3. (36 dc)

  • Round 5: Ch 3, dc in next st, 2dc in nxt st, * dc in nxt 2 sts, 2dc in nxt st, rep from * till end, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3.  (48 dc)

  • Round 6: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in nxt st, * dc in nxt 3 sts, 2dc in nxt st, rep from * till end, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3.   (60 dc)

  • Round 7: Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in nxt st, * dc in nxt 4 sts, 2dc in nxt st, rep from * till end, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3.   (72 dc)

  • Round 8: Ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in nxt st, * dc in nxt 5 sts, 2dc in nxt st, rep from * till end, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3.   (84 dc)

    At the end of Round 8, your circle, also known as the Crown of the hat, should measure around 6.5 – 7 inches and this is where we stop increasing.

  • Round 9: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, join with sl.st. in 3rd ch of beg ch 3.  (84 dc)
  • Round 10: Repeat round 9.
Sheldon crochet hat detail

    To start the Alpine stitch panel:

    Note: Change to Colour B if using two colours or just continue with colour A.


  • Round 11: This round is worked in the front loops only (FLO) of the DCs in Round 10.

    Ch 1 (does not count as st), sc in same st, sc in flo of each st around, ending with sl st in first sc of round. (84 sc)


  • Round 12: This round is worked in the unused back loops only (BLO) of the DCs in Round 10.

    Ch 3, dc in blo of nxt st, dc in blo of each st around ending with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3. (84 dc)

  • Round 13: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in same st as ch 1, sc in each st around, ending with sl.st. in 1st sc of round. (84 sc)
  • Round 14: Ch 3, sk next st, fpdc around the dc below in Round 12, *dc in next st, sk next st, fpdc around the dc below, rep from * around ending with sl.st. in 3rd ch of beg ch 3. (84 sts)

    Note: Pull up the fpdc to the height of the dc, this will prevent this round from folding over.

  • Round 15: Repeat Round 13.
  • Round 16: Ch 2 (does not count as st), fpdc around the ch 3 below the ch 2 in Round 14, dc in next st in Round 15, *sk next st, fpdc around the dc below, dc in next st, rep from * around ending with sl.st in the 1st fpdc of the round. (84 sts)

    Note: Ensure that the fpdc made in this round is above the dc of Round 14 and not above the fpdc.

  • Round 17: Repeat Round 13.
  • Round 18: Repeat Round 14.
  • Round 19: Repeat Round 13.
  • Round 20: Repeat Round 16.

    The height of the hat will now be around 6.75 inches approximately.

  • Round 21: Repeat Round 11. (84 sc)
  • Round 22: Working in the unused back loops of Round 20, repeat Round 13. (84 sc)
  • Round 23 - 27: Repeat Round 13. Fasten off. Weave ends in using a yarn needle.

    The height for an adult hat is usually around 8.5 inches so feel free to increase or reduce the number of these single crochet rounds to get the height you desire. 

Free crochet sheldon hat pattern

In the Blue and white Sheldon beanie above, I have omitted Rounds 11 and 21 which give a textured edge to the Alpine stitch section. This also means that Rounds 12 and 22 will be worked in both loops of the previous round.

If anything above does not make sense feel free to contact me 😀.

You may have noticed a bunch of advertisements popping up and I know they can be irritating. This is something new for me and I am just learning and getting the hang of it, so until then please bear with me (and the ads 😀).

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Sheldon crochet beanies

Hope you enjoy making the Sheldon beanie. 

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