Crush Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

I recently got a bunch of Brava Minis from We Crochet and wanted a quick project. A few of you suggested a hat on Instagram. I remembered my Katula Hat I made a few years ago and thought something similar with a different stitch and color striping would be a quick fun project for this new free Crush Beanie crochet pattern.

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For my Crush Beanie I used 5 Brava Minis from We crochet. You can have fun playing with colors and stripes. This pattern is pretty easy. I use a technique similar to mosaic crochet where you work a stitch a few rows down but in the front loop only. I like it because it doesn’t add a lot of bulk to the fabric but still gives a great mosaic effect. You could even turn it inside out for a plain striped crochet beanie. It’s almost 2 hats in one!

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Villa Tote Bag Crochet Pattern ©2021 KT and the SquidAll rights reserved. You may not sell, trade, share or redistribute this pattern in any way. You may sell finished items made from this pattern.

Sizes  

One size with notes on how to adjust. 

Fits head circumference: 21”-23”

Finished head circumference: 21”

Yarn 

We Crochet Brava (100% acrylic; 218 yd/ 3.5oz/100g;  worsted/4 weight) 

Sample is made with 5 minis (about  126 yards total)

Hook 

H/5mm hook (or hook to obtain gauge) 

Abbreviations 

Ch = chain 

St = stitch 

Sc = single crochet 

H-hdc = herringbone half double crochet

H-dc = herringbone double crochet

Rs = right side 

Ws = wrong side 

BLO = back loop only 

FLO = front loop only 

Gauge  

12 sts by 10 rows in pattern = 4” square (blocked) 

Gauge Pattern (stitch tutorial HERE) 

Ch a multiple of 4 +1  

Row 1 (rs): H-hdc in the 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. 

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in the FLO H-hdc in each st across. Row 3: Ch 1, turn, working in the FLO H-hdc in the 1st 3, *H-dc in  the unworked front loop of the next st 2 rows below, H-hdc in the  next 3; repeat from * until 1 st remains, H-hdc in the last st.  

Row 4: Repeat row 2. 

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, working in the FLO H-hdc in the 1st st, *H-dc in  the unworked front loop of the next st 2 rows below, H-hdc in the  next 3; repeat from * until 3 sts remain, H-dc in the unworked  front loop of the next st 2 rows below, H-hdc in the last 2.  

Repeat rows 2-5 until desired length.  

Special Stitches 

Herringbone half double crochet (H-hdc): Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st, yarn over, pull through the st and the first loop on hook, yarn over, pull through 2 remaining loops on hook

Herringbone double crochet (H-dc): Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st, yarn over, pull through the st and the first loop on hook, yarn over, pull through 1 loop, yarn over, pull through 2 remaining loops on hook

Instructions

Trim 

With A ch 7. 

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. (6) Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in the BLO sc in each st across. (6) 

Repeat row 2 until you have 64 total rows. Slip stitch the first row to the last row working in the back loops to keep ribbing consistent.  

Note:To adjust size work any number of rows that is a multiple of 4. The trim should fit snugly on your head. 

Top 

Continue with color A. Change color at the end of every even round. 

Round1 (rs): Ch 1 (does not count as a st from here on),  H-hdc in the end of each row of the trim. (64) 

Round 2 (ws): Ch 1, turn, working in the FLO H-hdc in each  st around, join with a slip stitch to the first st. 

Round 3: Ch 1, turn, working in the FLO H-hdc in the 1st 3,  *H-dc in the unworked front loop of the next st 2 rows  below, H-hdc in the next 3; repeat from * around, join with  a slip stitch to the first st. 

Round 4: Repeat row 2. 

Round 5: Ch 1, turn, working in the FLO H-hdc in the 1st st,  *H-dc in the unworked front loop of the next st 2 rows  below, H-hdc in the next 3; repeat from * around, join with  a slip stitch to the first st. 

Repeat rounds 2-5 until you have 17 total  rounds. 

Note:To make a more slouchy style hat or to adjust size add extra rounds  in multiples of 4.  

Decrease Rounds 

Continue to change color at the end of every even round  

Round 1: Ch 1, turn, working in the FLO H-hdc in the 1st 3  sts, skip 1 st, *H-hdc in the next 3, skip 1 st; repeat from *  around, join with a slip stitch to the first st. (48)  

Round2: Ch 1, turn, working the FLO H-hdc in the 1st st,  skip 1 st, H-dc in the unworked front loop of the next st 2  rows below, skip 1 st, *H-hdc in the next st, skip 1  st, H-dc in the unworked front loop of the next st 2 rows  below, skip 1 st st; repeat from * around, join with  a slip stitch to the first st. (32)  

Round 3: Continue with color A, Ch 1, turn, H-hdc in the 1st st, skip 1 st, H-hdc in the next st, skip 1 st; repeat from *  around, join with a slip stitch to the first st. (16) 

Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew up the top of the hat. 

Finishing 

Sew up the top of the hat.  Weave in all ends. 

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