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Forest Brooks Crochet Beanie Hat - Free Pattern

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Crocheters can enjoy a cute colorwork hat as much as knitters can. This Forest Brooks Crochet Beanie is worked in soft and warm Valley Yarns Northfield and lets you show off your colorwork skills, even if it’s the first time you’ve tried it. You will quickly get “hooked” and want to make hats for everyone. And if this colorwork has got you swooning, also check out the Crochet Pine Hat or the Fair Isle Crochet Hat.

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Watching the colorful pattern work up line after line is exciting. And can we talk about how gorgeous the top is? Crochet colorwork can be addicting and that's okay because it's so awesome.

Tip: If this is your first time doing colorwork, come read all the tips and tricks for success.


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Fawning Over You Crochet Sweater
Campside Crochet Cardi

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Forest Brooks Crochet Beanie Supplies:

Crochet Hook:
US size H-8 (5mm) crochet hook, or size needed to get gauge.
US size G-6 (4mm) crochet hook. for ribbing

Notions:
Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors
Faux Fur Pom Pom (optional).

Yarn:
Valley Yarns Northfield (70% Merino Wool/20% Baby Alpaca/10% Silk, 50 g/124 yds).

Suggested Substitute Yarn: WeCrochet Swish DK

Yardage:
A: 2 balls Sand (248 yards)
B: 1 ball Seaspray (124 yards)
C: 1 ball Chestnut (124 yards)

Abbreviations/Stitches:
Blo: back loop only
Ch: chain
Rep: repeat
Rnd(s): round(s)
Sc: single crochet
Ssc: split single crochet
Sl st: slip stitch
Ssc2tog: split single crochet 2 together (1 st decreased)
St(s): stitch(es)

Gauge: 
13 sts and 15 rows = 4" Split Single crochet using larger hook.
20 sts and 16 rows = 4" in Single Crochet through back loop only.

Skill Level:
Intermediate

Size:
Baby (Child, Adult S/M, Adult L/XL). The sample is size Adult S/M.

Finished Measurements:
Brim Circumference: 13½ (15¾, 18, 20¼)”, relaxed. Stretches comfortably to fit head
circumference 16-17 (18-19, 20-21, 22-23)".

Forest Brooks Crochet Beanie Hat Free Pattern

The Beanie Crochet Pattern Details

The Forest Brooks Beanie Hat is worked in rounds from bottom-up, in fair isle crochet. First, a single crochet ribbing is worked in rows and joined. Then the colorwork portion of the hat is worked in split single crochet, and decreased at the top. The pompom at the top of the hat is optional.

Since this hat is worked continuously, a ch-1 at the beginning of each round is not needed. It is helpful to place a stitch marker on the first stitch, moving it up with each subsequent round.

When crocheting the colorwork, the yarn will be carried along the back in the fair isle style. Try to not carry a color for more than 3 stitches so your floats aren’t too long. You can catch/trap the yarn behind a stitch to keep the floats consistent.

Special Stitches:
Split Single Crochet (ssc): Insert hook between the legs of the stitch (on the back of work the hook should be under the horizontal bar and between the upside-down ‘V’ shape as well), yarn over, pull up a loop to the height of a single crochet, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook. Tip: Keep a loose tension so the stitches are easily worked.

Single Crochet in the Third Loop: Locate the horizontal bar on the back of the next st, below the back loop. This is the third loop. Insert hook in this loop from top to bottom, draw yarn through, and complete as standard single crochet.

Forest Brooks Crochet Beanie Video Tutorial

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Written Crochet Beanie Pattern

Brim of the Forest Brooks Crochet Beanie
With Color A and smaller hook, ch 17 (19, 21, 23).
Row 1 (WS): Sc in second ch from hook and each ch to end, turn. 16 (18, 20, 22) scs
Row 2 (RS): Ch 1 (not counted as a st here and throughout), sc 1 in the blo of each st to end, turn. 16 (18, 20, 22) sts

Rep Row 2: 52 (61, 70, 79) more times, for a total of 54 (63, 72, 81) rows.
Fold band in half with WS together. ch 1, sl st ends of band together working through blo of last row and loops from first row.
Band measures approximately 13½ (15¾, 18, 20¼)” circumference and 3¼ (3½, 4, 4½)” tall.

Change to larger hook.
Set Up Rnd: Ch 1, sl st around one edge of band, placing one sl st in the end of each row. Do not turn and do not join. Place removable marker in first sl st to mark the beginning of rnd. 54 (63, 72, 81) sts.

Baby and Child Sizes Only - Written Colorwork

Work Colorwork pattern from the Chart or from the instructions that follow:

Rnd 1: With A, sc in blo of each st around. 54 (63) sts.

Rnd 2: *Ssc 1 A, ssc 4 B, ssc 4 A, rep from * to end.

Rnd 3: *Ssc 6 B, ssc 3 A, rep from * to end.

Rnd 4: *Ssc 2 B, ssc 6 A, ssc, 1 B, rep from * to end.

Rnd 5: *Ssc 1 B, ssc 2 A, ssc 1 B, ssc 3 A, ssc 2 B, rep from * to end.

Rnd 6: *Ssc 2 A, ssc 3 B, ssc, 3 A, ssc 1 B, rep from * to end.

Rnd 7: *Ssc 3 A, ssc 3 B, ssc 3 A, rep from * to end.

Rnd 8: *Ssc 1 B, ssc 3 A, ssc 5 B, rep from * to end.

Rnd 9: *Ssc 5 A, ssc 4 B, rep from * to end.

Rnds 10–11: With A, ssc in each st around.

Rnd 12: With B, ssc in each st around. Fasten off Color B.

Rnd 13: With A, sc in the third loop of each st around.

Rnd 14: With A, ssc2tog, ssc 7, rep from * to end; 48 (56) sts.

Rnd 15: *Ssc 6 A, ssc 1 C, ssc 1 A, rep from * to end.

Rnd 16: *Ssc2tog with A, ssc 3 A, ssc 3 C, rep from * to end; 42 (49) sts.

Rnd 17: *Ssc 1 C, ssc 2 A, ssc 2 C, ssc 1 A, ssc 1 C, rep from * to end.

Rnd 18: *Ssc 1 C, ssc2tog with A, ssc 1 C, ssc 3 A, rep from * to end; 36 (42) sts.

Rnd 19: *Ssc 4 A, ssc 1 C, ssc 1 A, rep from * to end.

Rnd 20: *Ssc2tog with A, ssc 1 A, ssc 3 C, rep from * to end; 30 (35) sts.

Rnd 21: *Ssc 2 A, ssc 1 C, ssc 1 A, ssc 1 C, rep from * to end.

Rnd 22: *Ssc2tog with A, ssc 3 C, rep from * to end; 24 (28) sts.

Rnd 23: *Ssc 2 A, ssc 1 C, ssc 1 A, rep from * to end.

Rnd 24: *Ssc2tog with A, ssc 2 A, rep from * to end; 18 (21) sts.

Rnd 25: *Ssc 1 A, ssc 1 C, ssc 1 A, rep from * to end. Fasten off Color C.

Rnd 26: *With A, ssc2tog, ssc, rep from * to end; 12 (14) sts.

Rnd 27: With A, ssc2tog 6 (7) times.

Baby and Child Sizes Chart

Rep each row until the end of the round.

chart key
child size crochet chart
Forest Brooks Crochet Beanie Pattern

Adult S/M and Adult L/XL Size Only - Written Colorwork

Work Colorwork pattern from the Chart or from the instructions that follow.

Rnd 1: With A, sc in blo of each st around. 72 (81) sts.

Rnd 2: With A, ssc in each st around.

Rnd 3: *Ssc 1 A, ssc 4 B, ssc 4 A, rep from * to end.

Rnd 4: *Ssc 6 B, ssc 3 A, rep from * to end.

Rnd 5: *Ssc 2 B, ssc 6 A, ssc 1 B, rep from * to end.

Rnd 6: *Ssc 1 B, ssc 2 A, ssc 1 B, ssc 3 A, ssc 2 B, rep from * to end.

Rnd 7: *Ssc 2 A, ssc 3 B, ssc 3 A, ssc 1 B, rep from * to end.

Rnd 8: *Ssc 3 A, ssc 3 B, ssc 3 A, rep from * to end,

Rnd 9: *Ssc 1 B, ssc 3 A, ssc 5 B, rep from * to end.

Rnd 10: *Ssc 5 A, ssc 4 B, rep from * to end.

Rnds 11–12: With A, ssc in each st around.

Rnd 13: With B, ssc in each st around. Fasten off Color B.

Rnd 14: With A, sc in the third loop of each st around.

Rnd 15: With A, ssc in each st around.

Rnd 16: *Ssc 7 A, ssc 1 C, ssc 1 A, rep from * to end.

Rnd 17: *Ssc 6 A, ssc 3 C, rep from * to end.

Rnd 18: *Ssc 1 C, ssc 4 A, ssc 2 C, ssc 1 A, ssc 1 C, rep from * to end.

Rnd 19: *Ssc 1 C, ssc 4 A, ssc 2 C, ssc, 1 A, ssc 1 C, rep from * to end.

Rnd 20: *Ssc 2 C, ssc2tog with A, ssc 2 C, ssc 3 A, rep from * to end; 64 (72) sts.

Rnd 21: *Ssc 1 A, ssc 1 C, ssc 1 A, ssc 1 C, ssc 2 A, ssc 1 C, ssc 1 A, rep from * to end.

Rnd 22: *Ssc 1 A, ssc2tog with A, ssc 2 A, ssc 3 C, rep from * to end; 56 (63) sts.

Rnd 23: *Ssc 1 C, ssc 2 A, ssc 2 C, ssc 1 A, ssc 1 C, rep from * to end.

Rnd 24: *Ssc 1 C, ssc2tog with A, ssc 1 C, ssc 3 A, rep from * to end; 48 (54) sts.

Rnd 25: *Ssc 4 A, ssc 1 C, ssc 1 A, rep from * to end.

Rnd 26: *Ssc2tog with A, ssc 1 A, ssc 3 C, rep from * to end; 40 (45) sts.

Rnd 27: *Ssc 2 A, ssc 1 C, ssc 1 A, ssc 1 C, rep from * to end.

Rnd 28: *Ssc2tog with A, ssc 3 C, rep from * to end; 32 (36) sts.

Rnd 29: *Ssc 2 A, ssc 1 C, ssc 1 A, rep from * to end.

Rnd 30: *Ssc2tog with A, ssc 2 A, rep from * to end; 24 (27) sts.

Rnd 31: *Ssc 1 A, ssc 1 C, ssc 1 A, rep from * to end. Fasten off Color C.

Rnd 32: *With A, ssc2tog, ssc, rep from * to end; 16 (18) sts.

Rnd 33: With A, ssc2tog 8 (9) times.

Adult S/M and Adult L/XL Size Chart

Rep each row until the end of the round.

chart key
adult size crochet chart
Forest Brooks Crochet Beanie Pattern

Finishing the Forest Brooks Crochet Beanie

Fasten off. Use yarn tail to close hole at top of hat. Weave in ends.
Sew pompom to top of hat if desired.

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