Thursday, December 4, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Hats: Day 7 - Basketweave Beanie

All of my 12 Days of Christmas Hats were created as Christmas gifts for less fortunate students at my best friend's school in Nashville who do not have adequate winter wear. These patterns are available free of charge, but please consider making a donation here to help brighten a child's Christmas.

Here is a pattern for a beanie using the basketweave stitch. You will need to know how to do front post double crochet (fpdc) and back post double crochet (bpdc). Essentially, you work the stitch around the post of the last round, either from the front or from the back. A quick YouTube search should be able to give you a visual.

If you want to resize this pattern, this post will help, but you will want to make sure that the number of stitches after your last increase row is an even numbered multiple of 3+1 (so, 61 - 1 / 3 = 20 - an even number, or 55-1 / 3 = 18 - an even number, but 67 - 1 / 3 = 11 - odd number). To get the right number, you might have to add or subtract a couple of stitches to your last row, count the beginning ch 2 as a stitch, but it will not be used in the basketweave pattern. In this pattern, you will add in one extra stitch in round 6.

Basketweave Beanie

  • worsted weight yarn (Pictured: Red Heart Super Saver)
  • I hook
  • J hook
  • yarn needle

Option One
Round 1: In magic circle, 12dc, join to first dc
Round 2: ch 2 (counts as stitch throughout), dc in same stitch, 2dc in every stitch (24 stitches), join to beginning ch
Round 3: ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc in next stitch, 2dc in following stitch, repeat from * (36 stitches), join

Round 4: ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc in next 2 stitches, 2dc in following stitch, repeat from * (48 stitches), join

Round 5: ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc in next  3 stitches, 2dc in following stitch, repeat from *  add an extra stitch into the last stitch (61 stitches), join (The extra stitch is because the pattern needs 60 stitches, but the ch 2 is not part of that count)

Round 6: ch 2, *fpdc around the next 3 stitches, bpdc around the next 3 stitches, repeat from * around, (61) join

Round 7: repeat round 6

Round 8: ch 2, *bpdc around the next 3 fpdc stitches, fpdc around the next 3 bpdc stitches, repeat from * around (61), join

Round 9: repeat round 8

Round 10-11: repeat round 7

Round 12-13: repeat round 8

Round 14-15: repeat round 7

Round 16-17: repeat round 8

Round 18-19: repeat round 7

Round 20: change to J hook and sc around (61), join, fasten off and weave in ends.

Because this is a highly textured stitch, a light steam blocking will help the stitches relax a little bit to give the hat a bit more ease. To do this, simply put the hat onto a Styrofoam head form (available at most craft stores), and with an iron set to steam, steam around the hat, but do not touch the iron to the yarn. Let it cool, and enjoy your hat.

1 comment:

  1. I'm loving your crochet beanies. Ruby Turban is adorable! Thanx for sharing your patterns.