Tuesday, November 15, 2005

A very simple skateboarder beanie

My hubby who skateboards had been asking me to make him a simple beanie.
He wanted "small stitches with thin yarn" for his beanie so I was thinking about knitting it with stockinette stitch and sportweight yarn... But I just didn't feel like knitting or using sportweight yarn so I just started crocheting it with single crochet stitches and rather thin worsted weight Caron's Simply Soft hoping that he would like it.

Result?

He didn't like it, he said he loved it and it was exactly like how he wanted it to be! :) He went to show the beanie to some of his skateboard buddies as soon as it was done, and that made me happy. :)



Check out other crocheters beanies made with this pattern on Ravelry!  

Anyways, I was relieved and thought maybe some of you may like to make one too. ;D
I used only chains and single crochet stitches.
I believe many of my visitors don't even need the pattern because it's really just basic hat pattern, and there may be similar one out there already, but in case some of you are beginner crocheters and you need some practice project...
Here is what I just sat and did one day to make the beanie. :D

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Skateboarder's Beanie    Revised on 3/4/07
~ This pattern is for personal, non-commercial use only ~

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Finished Size
It should fit most adults. :)

Materials
* Worsted Weight yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft) - Color A (Main color) & B (Bottom edge).
* U.S. Crochet hook H8 / 5MM.

Gauge
With US H8 hook, 17 sc and 20 rows = 4"


Variations
With this pattern, variations are endless using different color patterns, and you can make different sizes easily too.

  • If you need SMALLER beanie, crochet fewer increase rows (odd number rows), then just crochet evenly until the beanie is deep enough for the person who is going to wear it.
  • To make a BIGGER beanie, skip 1 or 2 even number rows (just skip Row 6 OR Row 6 & 7) then follow the rest of the pattern.
  • If you don't like the "join" on each round showing, you can just crochet continuously in round marking the first stitch with clip-on marker.  However, if you are adding borders/color works, I recommend joining the beginning and the end of round with slip stitch.  


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Beanie

Note: Start from the top of the hat.
Rnd 1: With A, 8 sc in an adjustable ring, sl st in first sc, tighten the ring.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each St, sl st in first sc. (16 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc in next st, * 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (24 sts)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st and next st, 2 sc in next st, * sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (32 sts)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st and next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, * sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (40 sts)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc around, join with sl st to first sc. (40 sts)

Repeat Rnd 6 on EVEN NUMBER ROUNDS until Rnd 16.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st and next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, * sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (48 sts)
Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in same st and next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, * sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (56 sts)
Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in same st and next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, * sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (64 sts)
Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in same st and next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, * sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (72 sts)
Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc in same st and next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, * sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (80 sts)
Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc in same st and next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, * sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (88 sts)

Rnd 18 - 36: Repeat Rnd 6. Fasten off. (88 sts)

Rnd 37: Attach B, ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. (88 sts)

Weave in ends.







14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks I was looking for something like this!

Anonymous said...

this is awsome!
I'm on row 21 right now =]

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just love this pattern, however, I am having a problem. I am on row 18 and the hat is still as flat as a pancake. Shouldn't I be seeing some semblance of a hat forming by now? Help

Chie said...

Thank you for making this hat!
Did you do the following in the pattern? ;) :

"Repeat Rnd 6 on EVEN NUMBER ROUNDS until Rnd 16."

Thanks!

jay adams said...

thanks for this... will try it soon...

Renee' said...

thats cool, How did you add the brim like on gray hat

Leah said...

Chie - thank you so much for ths pattern. I found it last winter and have made dozens. My first was for my 29 year old son. Once his buddies saw it they all wanted their own. I've even made them in girl colors and added flowers on the side. I've just finished a little one for a little 1 year old boy in the colors of our team, the Chicago Bears, along with a little blankie he now snuggles on the couch with his daddy on game day! I'm hoping a little skate shop in my hometown will allow me this winter to set them out in their shop and see if I can sell them. I love the hat your wearing in your profile and have just printed the pattern to see if I can get this one made and looking as pretty as yours! I'll keep you posted. Thanks again, Leah

Chie said...

Hi Leah,

Thank you for visiting my blog! I'm so happpy to hear that you, your family and friends like the beanie! I hope you will send me some photos. ;D Do you have Ravelry account?
One thing is that this pattern and beanie made using this pattern is only for personal use and never to be used for sale. - I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

~ Chie

Jess Louks said...

Hi Chie :) Just found this delighted I did such a brilliant pattern! Just a silly question but does the hat cover the ears?? We need it for the chilly Irish weather X

Shelly said...

do you have an email address that I could contact you at? I have some questions?

Crystal Anne Wilcox said...

I made one for my 22 year old nephew several months back & he loves it! Now he wants a white one for Christmas. :)

silly rabbit said...

Thank you so much! Money is tight this year, so we are making many of our presents. My boys will love these.

Anonymous said...

Can you please explain how to add a brim? I would really appreciate it

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for this pattern! Only found it a couple of weeks ago but have just finished my fourth beanie :)