This is an easy beanie to make using half double crochets. By working in the back loops only, it forms the textured look automatically. I like to use variegate yarn when working a simple stitch, it lets the yarn make the design “look” difficult. This basic pattern is made by stitching a rectangle and then forming the circle closure at the crown and sewing a seam down the back. A quick border around the brim and that’s it! Here we go:
Easy HDC Beanie
Yarn: 1 ball Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky Weight Yarn – Color is Stormy
Yarn weight: Bulky #5, 109 yards
Hook: US K 10.5/6.50 MM
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
Ch 25 (leave a long 3 foot tail to work with later)
Row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook, (24 hdc).
Row 2: ch 2, hdc in each stitch across in back loop only (24 hdc).
Rows 3-32: repeat Row 2.
You can adjust the size by increasing number of rows here to make it wider or decreasing rows to make it smaller. Do not cut yarn, drop the loop and we’ll pick it up again after you do the next finishing step.
Using the long 3 foot tail, weave through the top or end stitches of the hat to form a circle. Pull the stitches together tightly to close the top. Make a knot. Use the remaining tail (same yarn) whip stitch the two sides together, going from the top of the hat to the brim, end off. Weave in end.
Pick up loop from Row 32, ch 1, sc evenly and loosely around the brim, sl st to beginning sc, end off. Weave in end.
Hope you enjoy this pattern!
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