Saturday, January 12, 2013

Saturday's FREE Pattern - Brimmed Beanie

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Price of beanie: $15
Price of pattern: Free!

Size 0-3 months
Hook - H (I have a tighter tension .. if yours is loose it may come out larger and if yours is tighter it may come out smaller)

Round 1) Magic loop – ch 3, 11 dc in loop, join with sl st to top of ch 3 – 12 dc
Round 2) Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in every dc around, join with sl st to top of ch 3 – 24 dc
Round 3) Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc* around, join with sl st to top of ch 3 – 36 dc
Round 4) Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc* around, join with sl st to top of ch 3 – 48 dc
Round 5 – 10) Ch 3, dc around, join with sl st at top of ch 3 – 48 dc
Round 11 & 12) Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc around – 48 sc

  1. Sl st in next 14 sc, adding a second strand of yarn (the same color) 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat 10 times, sl st in next sc
  2.  Turn (do not ch 1), sk sl st, sl st in next sc, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc to last sc of row 1, sl st in final sc and in next st
  3. Ch, sk next 2 sl st, sl in first hdc, sc to the second to last hdc, sl st in final hdc, sl st down side of brim twice to final round of beanie, tie off.

Strap across top:
  1.  Ch 32, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch across – 30 dc
  2. Ch 1, turn, sc in same st as ch 1, sc across, sl st down side of row 1, sc down under side of row 1, sl st up dc, sl st into first sc, tie off.

Sew one button on either side of brim (at the start of the brim on the final rounds of the beanie). Loop strap over buttons so that it sits directly above brim, flat against beanie. You can sew it on securely if you want or leave attached by buttons only. 


  1. I love this idea ive made it for my nephew in seahawk colors (football team) and i was wondering on the brim did you use 2 strands of yarn in all 3 rows or just the first. When i tried using 2 strands in all 3 the brim waved instead of curved but when i only used 2strands on the first pass it worked better. Anyway ill post the finished hat for you tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!,

    1. I used the 2 strands for the entire thing. How badly does it wave? I would suggest skipping how often you put 2 stitches in 1 stitch if it starts to wave.

      So for example... for the first row say you did 1 stitch in 1 stitch and then 2 in the next... then in the second row you did 1 stitch in 2 stitches only doubling every 2 stitches... if it starts to wave, do 3 stitches with only one stitch instead.

      Does that make sense?

      And I would love to see a photo!!! Definitely share. :)

  2. It waved pretty bad i tried it with 2 different yarns to see if it was the yarn or if it was me. when i redid it with just the first row double stranded it worked alot better. Im having a fart on how to link the pic on your blog but it is on my FB page Rashan Elaine Edwards with a mention of your pattern. i will keep trying!

    1. It's great that you found a way that worked. What size beanie were you making? It's possible that a larger size would be slightly different! I'm still working on perfecting a method of doing the brim as sometimes it will wave for me as well and other times it won't wave at all. Trial and error LOL

      I'll see if I can find the page!

  3. I need to adjust the size for an older (9 month old) baby and am unsure how to adjust for that. You said I could adjust the gauge but i don't see your original gauge so I know what to adjust from. Do you have a pattern for different sizes? or could you let me know what your original gauge was? Thank you, Roxanne

    1. I don't have a pattern for different sizes at this time. I used an H hook to start off with. I'd increase the beanie by doing an additional "add on round" by dc in next 3, 2 dc in same around and then get it to the length you need... then adjust the brim by 3 -4 st on each side.

      I hope this helps :)