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Diamond Crochet Fair Isle Beanie Free Pattern

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Diamond Crochet Fair Isle Beanie Free Pattern

One of the things that I love about crochet is how many different ways there are to play with color. Fair Isle Crochet is a terrific technique that mimics the look of very classic knitting. I’ve used the Split Single Crochet Stitch for this crochet fair isle beanie free pattern to create that design. With two colors and a geometric pattern, this hat is a fun, bold accessory. Make one for everyone in the family from baby up through grandpa.

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Split Single Crochet Stitch

You can use different stitches to create fair isle crochet patterns. Of course, stitches that mimic knit stitches make the most sense for this type of design. The Split Single Crochet Stitch, therefore, is a terrific selection. It’s a variation on single crochet that’s a little bit denser, making it perfect for a hat pattern. It’s also called knit stitch or waistcoat stitch.

Some of my other patterns that use this stitch include:

Kindred Yarn

The Diamond Crochet Fair Isle Beanie free pattern uses a wonderful yarn from WeCrochet called Kindred. I chose this yarn because it has terrific softness and drape. It is a DK weight yarn that comes in 11 beautiful colors.

I chose Goldenrod as the main color for this hat because I originally designed this hat to raise awareness about childhood cancer. It was part of the annual Cancer Challenge hosted by Sweet Potato 3, which I’m always happy to participate in Gold is the represented color for that cause, and it works well with the blue I paired it with. That said, you can choose any two colors that you love to work this pattern.

Is The Crochet Fair Isle Beanie A Chemo Cap?

Although the hat isn’t specifically designed as a chemo cap, it could be worn as one. A chemo cap is worn by a patient going through chemotherapy. One of the most important features of such a hat is the yarn that you choose. The individual’s skin is very sensitive at this time. Therefore, you need a soft, comfortable yarn. Kindred is a blend of Peruvian wool and cotton. It’s a very soft yarn that is comfortable to wear for long periods of time.

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Diamond Fair Isle Beanie Supplies:

Crochet Hook:

Size US H (5.0 mm) Furls crochet hook

Notions:

Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors
Stitch Marker

Yarn:

Kindred by WeCrochet
DK Weight yarn
115 yds/50g/1.75ouces
68% Baby Alpaca, 32% Peruvian Pima Cotton

Yardage:

Baby: 75yds (69 m)
Toddler: 100yds (92 m)
Child: 125yds (114 m)
Adult: 145yds (133 m)
XL Adult: 160yds (146 m)

Abbreviations/Stitches:

Blo- Back Loop Only
ch- Chain
st- Stitch
sl st- Slip Stitch
ssc- Split Single Crochet
ssc2tog- Split Single Crochet 2 Together

Gauge:

4 x 4 inch swatch in ssc=
16 sc stitches x 20 Rows

Measurements/Sizes:

Baby, Toddler, Child, Adult & XL Adult
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Skill Level:

Intermediate

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Diamond Fair Isle Beanie Notes:

This beanie pattern is worked from the bottom up, and uses the Split Single Crochet Stitch (ssc) also know as the waistcoat stitch or the knit stitch.

The ribbing is worked in rows and the ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch. When creating ribbing go up a hook size or slip stitch loosely.

The beanie is worked in continuous rounds without joining, use a stitch marker at the beginning of the round.

Are you ready to jump right in and crochet? Before you get started, take a moment to hop on over to this post. Learn about the different ways to do crochet color-work but also for a freebie! When working in this stitch it’s important to not pull the carried yarn too tightly or the hat will have a little stretch.

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Diamond Fair Isle Beanie Instructions:

Baby (Toddler) Ribbing Brim:

RowDescriptionSt Count
1Start with color A Ch 5, slip stitch in the second chain from the hook and across, turn.4
2Ch 1, blo sl st in each across, turn. Repeat this row for a total of 60 (66) rows4
JoiningJoin ribbing together by slip stitching through the blo of the last row as well as through the first loop of the first row.4

Baby (Toddler) Beanie Body:

RoundDescriptionSt Count
Set UpWorking around one side of the ribbed brim, sl st 60 (66) sts. One sl st per ribbing row, do not join as the rest of the beanie will be worked in continuous rows. Mark the first stitch of each row to keep track of the beginning of the round.60 (66)
1Working the blo of the previous sl sts: *ssc Color B, ssc Color A*; repeat from * to * in each stitch around60 (66)
2*ssc Color A, (ssc Color B) x 2*; repeat from * to * in each stitch arourd60 (66)
3*(ssc Color B) x 2, (ssc Color A) x 3, ssc Color B*; repeat from * to * around60 (66)
4*ssc Color B, (ssc Color A) x 2*; repeat from * to * around60 (66)
5*(ssc Color A) x 2, ssc Color B, ssc Color A, ssc Color B, ssc Color A*; repeat from * to * around60 (66)
6Repeat Round 460 (66)
7Repeat Round 360 (66)
8Repeat Round 2, fasten of color A60 (66)
9With Color B ssc in each stitch around Repeat this row 3 (5) more times60 (66)

Baby (Toddler) Beanie Crown Decreasing:

RoundDescriptionSt Count
1*ssc2tog, ssc 4*; repeat from * to * around50 (55)
2ssc in each stitch around50 (55)
3*ssc2tog, ssc 3*; repeat from * to * around40 (44)
4ssc in each stitch around40 (44)
5*ssc2tog, ssc 2*; repeat from * to * around30 (33)
6ssc in each stitch around30 (33)
7*ssc2tog, ssc 1*; repeat from * to * around20 (22)
8ssc in each stitch around20 (22)
9ssc2tog around10 (11)
10ssc2tog around (for size toddler ssc in the last st after working 5 decreases) Fasten of, use tail end to close the top hole, weave in all ends.5 (6)
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Child (adult, XL adult) Ribbing Brim:

RowDescriptionSt Count
1Start with color A Ch 6, slip stitch in the second chain from the hook and across, turn.5
2Ch 1, blo sl st in each across, turn. Repeat this row for a total of 72 (78, 84) rows5
JoiningJoin ribbing together by slip stitching through the blo of the last row as well as through the first loop of the first row.5

Child (adult, XL adult) Beanie Body:

RoundDescriptionSt Count
Set UpWorking around one side of the ribbed brim, sl st 72 (78, 84) sts. One sl st per ribbing row, do not join as the rest of the beanie will be worked in continuous rows. Mark the first stitch of each row to keep track of the beginning of the round.72 (78, 84)
1Working the blo of the previous sl sts: * ssc Color A, (ssc Color B) x 2*; repeat from * to * around72 (78, 84)
2*(ssc Color B) x 2, (ssc Color A) x 3, ssc Color B*: repeat from * to * around72 (78, 84)
3*ssc Color B, (ssc Color A) x 2*; repeat from * to * around72 (78, 84)
4*(ssc Color A) x 2, ssc Color B, ssc Color A, ssc Color B, ssc Color A*; repeat from * to * around72 (78, 84)
5Repeat Round 372 (78, 84)
6Repeat Round 272 (78, 84)
7Repeat Round 172 (78, 84)
8ssc Color B, ssc Color A; repeat from * to * around72 (78, 84)
9Repeat Round 172 (78, 84)
10Repeat Round 872 (78, 84)
11-17Repeat Rounds 1-772 (78, 84)
18With Color B ssc in each stitch around
Repeat this row 1 (3, 5) more times, fasten off color A
72 (78, 84)
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Child (adult, XL adult) Beanie Crown Decrease:

RoundDescriptionSt Count
1*ssc2tog, ssc 4*; repeat from * to * around60 (65, 70)
2ssc in each stitch around60 (65, 70)
3For sizes Child: skip this round For size Adult: *ssc2tog, sc11; repeat from * to * around For size XL Adult: *ssc2tog, sc8; repeat from * to * around60 (60, 60)
4For sizes Child: skip this round ssc in each stitch around60 (60, 60)
5*ssc2tog, ssc 4*; repeat from * to * around50 (50, 50)
6ssc in each stitch around50 (50, 50)
7*ssc2tog, ssc 3*; repeat from * to * around40 (40, 40)
8ssc in each stitch around40 (40, 40)
9*ssc2tog, ssc 2*; repeat from * to * around30 (30, 30)
10ssc in each stitch around30 (30, 30)
11*ssc2tog, ssc 1*; repeat from * to * around20 (20, 20)
12ssc in each stitch around20 (20, 20)
13ssc2tog around10 (10, 10)
14ssc2tog around Fasten of, use tail end to close the top hole, weave in all ends.5 (5, 5)
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Cindy L.

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

Good morning I've tried several times, but using the code Cancerchallenge Is not woking. Thank you

Briana Kepner

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

There is no code needed :) Simply scroll down on the post and click on the Cancer Hat Challenge Button

Tara

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

The fair isle crochetchallenge hat code isn't working and the download button is saying page not found

Briana Kepner

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

The link had an extra oops at the end so it prevented it from working, should be fixed, thanks for letting me know :)

Anjonette Pezan

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

The link is not working, have I tried too soon for today? It is 7:14am Eastern time. Do I have to try later?

Briana Kepner

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

The link had an extra oops at the end so it prevented it from working, should be fixed, thanks for letting me know :)

Christina

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

Page not found error 404 is the message I get when I click the cancer challenge button. Help!

Briana Kepner

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

The link had an extra oops at the end so it prevented it from working, should be fixed, thanks for letting me know :)

V09

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

Hiya, the link for cancer challenge is not working.. it says error 404. Would you please fix it ?! Thank you 😊

Briana Kepner

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

The link had an extra oops at the end so it prevented it from working, should be fixed, thanks for letting me know :)

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