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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.







Friday, 27 March 2020

Crochet Brooke Beanie Free Pattern

Namaste friends!

All of a sudden the human race as a whole is facing a dangerous situation. This is the kind of thing we hope to see only in movies. Sadly, it has become a reality! 

Most of us are practising strict social distancing and some of us are finding it more difficult than others. India is under complete lockdown for 21 days. Today is Day 3.

I am hoping to share a few patterns that should hopefully relieve the boredom if you are a crocheter.

This post contains affiliate links which if you use for any purchase, may yield me a small commission, at no extra cost to you. Thank you.

Today I have the free pattern for the Brooke crochet beanie.

I hope you liked the Brooke scarf pattern. Do let me know if you tried it.

crochet brooke beanie free pattern


Skill Level:   Easy                  

Size: Hat measures approximately 21 inches (51 cms) around and 8 inches (20 cms) in height. (Adult size)

Materials:
·        DKweight yarn around 75 – 80 gms/ 3 oz  
·        Hook - US G or 6 (4 mm), UK 8

Gauge:  10 rounds and 2 butterflies = 4” by 4” in Butterfly pattern.

Notes:
This pattern uses US terminology
The hat is worked top-down, in the round without turning.
Chain 3 at beginning of each round counts as 1 dc.
Ch 1 and hdc at end of row counts as ch-3 space.

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:
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.

Bpdc: Back Post Double crochet – YO and insert hook from back to front between the posts of the first and second dc of the round below, the insert hook from front to back 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 Bpdc is complete.

Butterfly stitch: Into the ch-5 space indicated work (3 dc, ch 3, sc in same space, ch 3, 3 dc). One butterfly made.

free crochet brooke beanie pattern


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

Round 1: Ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with slip stitch in 3rd chain of beg ch 3. (12 dc)

Round 2: Ch 3, 1 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 3: Ch 3, 2dc in nxt st, *1 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 4: Ch 3, 1dc in next st, 2dc in nxt st, * 1dc 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)

To start Butterfly lace pattern:

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in same st., *ch 3,  sk 1, sc in nxt st, ch 3, rep from * around ending with ch 1, 1 hdc in 1st sc of round – counts as a ch-3 sp.            (24 Ch-3 sps).

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in sp below, ch 3, sk sc below, sc in nxt ch-3 sp, sk sc, work a butterfly in nxt ch-3 sp (refer to Pattern stitch above),  * sk nxt sc, sc in nxt ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk nxt sc, 1 sc in nxt ch-3 sp, sk sc, butterfly in nxt ch-3 sp, rep from * around ending with sl st in 1st sc of round. (8 butterflies, 8 ch-3 sps).

Round 7: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, *ch 3, sk sc, sk 3 dc, 1 sc in top ch of ch 3 below, ch 5, sk sc below,1 sc in top ch of ch 3, ch 3, sk 3 dc, sk sc , 3 dc in ch-3 sp , rep from * ending with ch 1 and hdc in top ch of beg ch 3.   ( 24 dc, 16 ch-3 sps,  8 ch-5 sps).

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in sp below, Ch 3, sk 3 dc, sc in nxt ch-3 sp, sk sc, butterfly in ch-5 sp, * sk sc, sc in nxt ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk 3 dc, sc in ch-3 sp, sk sc, butterfly in ch-5 sp, rep from * around, ending with sl st in 1st sc of round. (8 butterflies, 8 ch-3 sps)

Rounds 9 – 16:  Repeat rounds 7 and 8 alternately.

Note: Work these two rounds (Rnds 7 and 8), as many times as required to get the height you want for the hat. Take care to end with an even numbered (butterfly) round. Also, note that the ribbed band will be around 1.5 inches.
    
Round 17: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, *ch 3, sk sc, sk 3 dc, 1 sc in top ch of ch 3 below, ch 3, (please note that in this round we chain 3 and NOT chain 5),  sk sc below,1 sc in top ch of ch 3, ch 3, sk 3 dc, sk sc , 3 dc in ch-3 sp, rep from * ending with ch 3 and sl st in top ch of beg ch 3. ( 24 dc, 24 ch-3 sps).

To start Ribbed brim:

Round 18: Ch 3, dc in nxt 2 sts, 3dc in ch-3 sp, sk sc, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, sk sc, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, *dc in nxt 3 sts, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, sk sc, 3dc in ch-3 sp, sk sc, 3dc in ch-3 sp, rep from * around ending with sl st in top ch of beg ch 3. (96 dc)

Round 19: 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 20 – 22: Repeat Round 19.

         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 Brooke beanie done!

I wouldn't be surprised if there are some mistakes in the pattern, so if you do find any, 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.

crochet brooke beanie free pattern


See you soon.
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