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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Free Crochet Pattern: Men's Chunky Stripe Beanie


This morning I have a simple men's beanie pattern to share and tomorrow I'll have the matching scarf pattern up (you can now find the scarf pattern HERE). Please be sure to check your gauge before starting your hat, getting the correct gauge is important for hats.

Thanks for stopping by, happy crocheting! 
-Jenni


Difficulty Level: Easy

Size: Men’s, 22-23” head circumference

Supplies:
Bernat Chunky Yarn, Super Bulky (6)
      -Main color approx. 125-150 yards
      -Contrast color approx. 15 yards
Size N (9.0 mm) Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Stitch Abbreviations (US Terms):
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch

Important Notes:
-Ch 1 does not count as hdc and is not included in the stitch count at the end of each row.
-Ch 2 does not count as dc and is not included in the stitch count at the end of each row.
-Joins are made with sl st to the first hdc/dc, not to the beginning chain.

Pattern for gauge:

Row 1: Ch 12, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each across.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Hdc in same and in each across.

Piece should measure approximately 4” x 1 ½” for gauge. If not, please adjust your tension or hook size to get gauge.


Row 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 10 dc in circle. Join. (10 dc)

Pull circle tight and sew in end.

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same and in each around. Join. (20 hdc)
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in same, 2 dc in next. *dc in next, 2 dc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (30 dc) Row 4: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same, hdc in next 2. *2 hdc in next, hdc in 2.* Repeat *to* around. Join.
(40 hdc)
Row 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in same. *Dc in 12, 2 dc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (44 dc)

Your circle should measure approx. 7” across the center.

Row 6: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (44 hdc)
Row 7: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join. (44 dc)
Row 8: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (44 hdc)
Row 9: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join. (44 dc)
Row 10: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (44 hdc)
Row 11: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join & fasten off. (44 dc)

Switch to contrast color and join with a sl st in the same space as fasten off.

Row 12: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (44 hdc)
Row 13: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (44 hdc)

Fasten off & switch to main color and join with sl st in the same space as fasten off.

Row 14: Ch 1, sc in same and in each around. Join, fasten off and sew in ends. (44 sc)

Shown in (from left to right): 
Bernat Softee Chunky Clay with Black Stripe 

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