Textured Beanie with Ribbed Band – Free Crochet Pattern
The Paige hat is a great textured beanie and was actually the FIRST Sunflower Cottage Crochet pattern ever designed almost 4 years ago!
Golly, four years reads like it was a long time but I feel like it was only a few months ago!
Anyway, I thought it was about time this pattern got a bit of a loving re-vamp and was made free on the blog.
Inspiration behind this textured beanie
The Paige Beanie was the first pattern designed in what I call the Paige Collection. There is also a baby blanket, baby bandana drool bib, and burp cloth, a toddler scarf and a triangle shawl in the collection. If you want too heck them out I have a round-up post with them all here.
The first Paige Beanie was sweet, but it wasn’t getting the love that I think it deserves. I have been wanting to re-work it for a while and tweak a couple of bits in the pattern. I have learned so much since this pattern was designed. And I wanted to show it off at it’s best.
The use of the popcorn and crossed DC stitches remind me of hugs and kisses.
Do you like the the tweaks?
Construction of the design
The Paige Beanie is worked from the bottom up so that you get that fabulous ribbing at the bottom.
You also work this one in the round. There is no seaming and no sewing other than to close up the top of the beanie when you are finished.
The use of the camel stitch (also known as the third loop half double crochet in US terms) adds that extra pop of texture.
When I re-did this one I decided to add a couple of sizes to the actual pattern. The original was written for only one size. Now it is written for adult small, medium and large!
Do you think I should add children’s sizes?
Matching cowl coming soon
Me being me, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to design a matching cowl for this one! The cowl will be released very soon (next week). So be sure to check back!
And don’t forget to tag me in your Paige hat makes on social media!
To create your own Paige Beanie you will need between 180 and 220 yards of #4 weight (aran) yarn. I used some Women’s Institute aran that I had lying around from a previous project. It is 100% acrylic and has a sheen that I think makes the texture pop a little more. But you can use any #4 weight yarn such as Paintbox Simply Aran, I love this Yarn or Yarn Bee’s Soft secret.
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The pattern specifics:
|#4 weight yarn of your choosing (between 180 and 220 yards)|
5mm (H) hook
Stitch markers (optional)
|7 hdc, 5 rows= 2” square|
Adult only – small (19” around (stretched))
medium (21” around (stretched)),
large (23” around (stretched)
|Ch(s) – chain(s)|
ss – slip stitch
St(s) – Stitch(es)
Sk – skip
Rep – Repeat
Tr—triple crochet stitch
scblo – single crochet back loop only.
hdc—half double crochet
fpdc—front post double crochet
bpdc—back post double crochet
blo—back loop only
Fpdc2tog—fpdc 2 together
|– Written in US terms. |
– Ch1, Ch2, and Ch3 do not count as stitches unless specifically stated.
– Pattern is written as Small (Medium, Large) when looking at stitch counts etc
Special Stitches in this textured beanie:
*YO, insert hook into indicated st, YO, pull up loop; YO, pull through 2 loops; rep from * 4 more times; YO, pull through all loops on the hook, ch1 to complete the stitch. CH1 does not count as a stitch!
FPDC: Video here. Yarn over (yo) and insert your hook from front to back between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below, and then from back to front again between the posts of the second and third stitches.The hook should now be positioned horizontally behind the double crochet that you’re working around. Yarn over and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch.You now have 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice.
One front post double crochet (FP dc) is complete.
Yarn over (yo) and insert your hook from back to front between the posts of the first and second double crochet in the row below, and then from front to back again between the posts of the second and third stitches. The hook should now be positioned horizontally in front of the double crochet that you’re working around. Yarn over and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch. You now have 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice. You’ve made one complete back post double crochet (BP dc).
YO twice, insert hook into indicated st and pull up a loop, *yo, pull through 2; rep from * twice more when all loops are worked off.
This is done by working front post dc stitches as decreases (2 together). YO, insert hook around the next stitch and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops on hook; YO and insert hook around the next stitch and pull up another loop, YO and pull through 2 loops on hook; YO and pull through all loops on the hook. Decrease made.
This means that you work into what’s called the back loop of the top of the stitch only, instead of going into both loops. Video here.
This is done by working into the 3rd loop of the previous row/round’s hdc stitches. Insert your hook into the 3rd loop of an HDC stitch, which, for this pattern, is in the inside of the work (since we’re working in the round). This pushes the top 2 V’s to face more outward, thus creating a “knit stitch” look. Complete an HDC in the 3rd loop of the HDC from the previous row.
Row 1: Ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across (6)
Row 2: Ch1, turn, scblo in each st across (6)
Rows 3-onward: Repeat row 2 until the band measures 19” (21”, 23”) long stretched.
Step 1: To make the band, join beginning round and final round (ends) together by slip stitching the back loop of the ending round to the front loop of the first round together along each stitch to the end.
Rnd 1: Ch1, sc 56 (63, 70) evenly around, join to first sc with a ss.
Rnd 2: Ch1, hdc in joining st and each st around, join to first hdc with a ss (56, (63, 70))
Rnd 3: Ch1, Camel stitch in each st around, join to first Camel st with a ss (56, (63, 70))
Rnd 4: Repeat round 3
Rnd 5: Ch2 (does not count), BS in same stitch *hdc in next 2 sts, sk next st, tr in next st, going behind the st just made, tr in skipped st, hdc in next 2 sts, BS in the next; rep from * around, ending with last 2 sts being hdc sts; join to first bobble st with a ss.
Rnd 6: CH1 (does not count), hdc in each st around. SS to first hdc to join. (56, (63, 70))
NOTE: remember that the Ch1 sts after the bobble stitch do not count as a stitch so be
sure to skip those!
Rnds 7-8: Ch1, Camel st in each st around, ss to first camel st to join (56, (63, 70))
Rnds 9-16 : Repeat rounds 5-8 twice more
Rnd 17: Begin top of hat: ch2, fpdc around first post and next post, BPDC around next *fpdc in next 2 sts, bpdc next; rep from * around, join to first fpdc with a ss.
Note, you may not get a full repeat at the end of your round for sizes small and large. That is OK!
Rnd 18: Ch2, fpdc2tog around the first 2 posts from previous round, bpdc next, *fpdc2tog, bpdc next; rep from * around, join to first fpdc2tog with a ss.
Note: for size large you will end with 2 bpdc stitches as there will be 1 extra stitch for the repeat.
Rnd 19: Ch2, fpdc2tog around, (ending with a single fpdc for the small and medium sizes), ss to first fpdc2tog.
FO, leaving a long tail for sewing the hat shut.
To sew shut, weave the end with a yarn needle back and forth through each stitch around, pull tight to close. Weave in ends.
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