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THE CANDY LANE BEANIE

Hi! How’s your Thanksgiving Holiday? How about your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping? If you’d asked me, well we had a great simple Thanksgiving Day! My mother-in-law and brother-in-law came over to celebrate with us. We also had a fun time video chatting with my sister-in-law and her family down at Virginia. It was really a great family time for us here!

We went shopping on Black Friday but mostly to buy some gifts for our girl. We didn’t go out too early too because we were avoiding the traffic and shopping chaos. And besides, some items on our list were already ordered online.

Okay, let talk about our new pattern! This project is in collaboration with Hobbii Yarn. If you haven’t heard of them yet, click here to find out more about this company! They provided the yarns I used for making this beanie which I called The Candy Lane Beanie. The yarn that they sent me was called Tivoli XL in Gray and Christmas Red. This yarn is produced in 100% HB (High-Bulk) acrylic and is available in most of your favorite colors. It is very soft and is great to the touch! I would say, it is comparable to Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice.

Now, let’s talk about The Candy Lane Beanie! This pattern is a little bit tricky at first but once you get the hang of it, it’s a brisk to make it. As you can see from the photo, I used two colors and chose Red and Gray just because… T’is The Season! This color combination reminds of me Christmas colors and Candy Canes. This is where the pattern name came from!

Before we start, you might want to add this pattern to your favorites or buy the inexpensive PDF copy on Ravelry. As a part of the pattern release, you can get the PDF copy for free using the coupon code TIVOLIXL. This is good for 24 hours only!

You can also Pin it if you want to crochet it later.

Now, let’s do it!

DIFFICULTY: Intermediate

MATERIALS NEEDED

  • 2 Colors of Worsted Weight Yarn | I used Hobbii Yarn Tivoli XL | Main Color (MC) – Gray and Contrasting Color (CC) – Red
  • Crochet Hook Size I | 5.5 mm (or size to obtain gauge)
  • Scissors
  • 2 Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle

GAUGE: 15 sts x 12 rows = 4 inches

GAUGE PATTERN:

  • R1: With MC, ch 16, HDC in the 2nd ch from the hook and in every ch across. Turn. (15)
  • R2: Attach CC, ch 1, *sl st in the next stinserting hook in the 3rd loop/ front horizontal bar, DC int the next stinserting hook in the 3rd loop/ front horizontal bar *. Repeat from * to * across ending with a sl st in the last st. Turn. (15)
  • R3: Drop CC and pick up MC, ch 1, HDC (both loops) across. Turn. (15)
  • R4 – R12: Repeat R2 and R3.

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS | US TERMINOLOGY

  • Ch(s) – Chain(s)
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • BLO – Back Loop Only
  • HDC – Half Double Crochet
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • Sl – Slip
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • RS – Right Side
  • WS – Wrong Side
  • PM – Place Marker

NOTES

  1. Read through the entire pattern before starting.
  2. This pattern is worked sideways and when your work reaches its size measurement, the first and last rows are joined together.
  3. The beginning ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch.
  4. Numbers in ( ) at end of round indicate the number of stitches in that row.
  5. Asterisks * * indicate repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat at specified locations.
  6. I recommend using stitch markers to mark the beginning/end of the body and brim of the beanie. Remember to move up the stitch markers in each row.
  7. To avoid weaving in a lot of ends, non-working yarn is being carried under or worked over by the working yarn.
  8. Though I have included sizes for Newborn – Large Adult, this pattern can be easily customized. Not all heads conform to sizes by age; please measure for a more accurate fit (please see hat size chart and guide).
  9. Photos were included for your reference.

Before you begin, you may want to check out some of these HELPFUL VIDEO TUTORIALS that I gathered from YouTube. These videos are NOT my own but I included them here because I myself use them and I thought it would be great to share them with you.

HAT SIZE CHART AND GUIDE

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

NEWBORN

With Main Color yarn, ch 26.

R1 (RS): Sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook (PM), HDC in the next 19 chs, SC in the last 5 chs (PM in the 1st SC after the last HDC). Turn, (25)

R2 (WS): Ch 1, SC BLO in the next 5 sts, drop MC yarn and attach/pick up CC yarn, *sl st in the next stinserting hook in the 3rd loop/ front horizontal bar, DC in the next stinserting hook in the 3rd loop/ front horizontal bar *. Repeat from * to * across ending with a sl st (both loops) in the last st. Turn. (25)

R3: Drop CC and pick up MC, ch 1 and sl st (both loops) in the 1st st, HDC (both loops) in the next 19 sts, SC BLO in the last 5 sts. Turn. (25)

R4 – R42: Repeat R2 and R3 or until your piece measures 12 inches unstretched. Cut CC yarn, leaving about 12 inches long tail for closing the top of the beanie later.

Now, bring 1st and last row together with RS facing together and WS facing you, take MC yarn and sl st in each st across. Fasten off and weave in ends.

To close the top of the beanie, take the CC yarn and thread it through the tapestry needle, then thread through the sts around. Pull tight to cinch closed. Secure and weave in ends.

Optional: Add a pompom of your choice and it’s done!

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3 – 6 MONTHS

With Main Color yarn, ch 28.

R1 (RS): Sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook (PM), HDC in the next 20 chs, SC in the last 6 chs (PM in the 1st SC after the last HDC). Turn, (27)

R2 (WS): Ch 1, SC BLO in the next 6 sts, drop MC yarn and attach/pick up CC yarn, *sl st in the next stinserting hook in the 3rd loop/ front horizontal bar, DC in the next stinserting hook in the 3rd loop/ front horizontal bar *. Repeat from * to * across ending with a sl st (both loops) in the last st. Turn. (27)

R3: Drop CC and pick up MC, ch 1 and sl st (both loops) in the 1st st, HDC (both loops) in the next 20 sts, SC BLO in the last 6 sts. Turn. (27)

R4 – R46: Repeat R2 and R3 or until your piece measures 13 inches unstretched. Cut CC yarn, leaving about 12 inches long tail for closing the top of the beanie later.

Now, bring 1st and last row together with RS facing together and WS facing you, take MC yarn and sl st in each st across. Fasten off and weave in ends.

To close the top of the beanie, take the CC yarn and thread it through the tapestry needle, then thread through the sts around. Pull tight to cinch closed. Secure and weave in ends.

Optional: Add a pompom of your choice and it’s done!

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6 – 12 MONTHS

With Main Color yarn, ch 30.

R1 (RS): Sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook (PM), HDC in the next 22 chs, SC in the last 6 chs (PM in the 1st SC after the last HDC). Turn, (29)

R2 (WS): Ch 1, SC BLO in the next 6 sts, drop MC yarn and attach/pick up CC yarn, *sl st in the next st inserting hook in the 3rd loop/ front horizontal bar, DC in the next stinserting hook in the 3rd loop/ front horizontal bar *. Repeat from * to * across ending with a sl st (both loops) in the last st. Turn. (29)

R3: Drop CC and pick up MC, ch 1 and sl st (both loops) in the 1st st, HDC (both loops) in the next 22 sts, SC BLO in the last 6 sts. Turn. (29)

R4 – R54: Repeat R2 and R3 or until your piece measures 15 inches unstretched. Cut CC yarn, leaving about 12 inches long tail for closing the top of the beanie later.

Now, bring 1st and last row together with RS facing together and WS facing you, take MC yarn and sl st in each st across. Fasten off and weave in ends.

To close the top of the beanie, take the CC yarn and thread it through the tapestry needle, then thread through the sts around. Pull tight to cinch closed. Secure and weave in ends.

Optional: Add a pompom of your choice and it’s done!

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TODDLER | 1 – 3 YEARS OLD

With Main Color yarn, ch 32.

R1 (RS): Sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook (PM), HDC in the next 23 chs, SC in the last 7 chs (PM in the 1st SC after the last HDC). Turn, (31)

R2 (WS): Ch 1, SC BLO in the next 7 sts, drop MC yarn and attach/pick up CC yarn, *sl st in the next stinserting hook in the 3rd loop/ front horizontal bar, DC in the next stinserting hook in the 3rd loop/ front horizontal bar *. Repeat from * to * across ending with a sl st (both loops) in the last st. Turn. (31)

R3: Drop CC and pick up MC, ch 1 and sl st (both loops) in the 1st st, HDC (both loops) in the next 23 sts, SC BLO in the last 7 sts. Turn. (31)

R4 – R62: Repeat R2 and R3 or until your piece measures 17 inches unstretched. Cut CC yarn, leaving about 12 inches long tail for closing the top of the beanie later.

Now, bring 1st and last row together with RS facing together and WS facing you, take MC yarn and sl st in each st across. Fasten off and weave in ends.

To close the top of the beanie, take the CC yarn and thread it through the tapestry needle, then thread through the sts around. Pull tight to cinch closed. Secure and weave in ends.

Optional: Add a pompom of your choice and it’s done!

— — —

CHILD | 3 – 10 YEARS OLD

With Main Color yarn, ch 34.

R1 (RS): Sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook (PM), HDC in the next 25 chs, SC in the last 7 chs (PM in the 1st SC after the last HDC). Turn, (33)

R2 (WS): Ch 1, SC BLO in the next 7 sts, drop MC yarn and attach/pick up CC yarn, *sl st in the next stinserting hook in the 3rd loop/ front horizontal bar, DC in the next stinserting hook in the 3rd loop/ front horizontal bar *. Repeat from * to * across ending with a sl st (both loops) in the last st. Turn. (33)

R3: Drop CC and pick up MC, ch 1 and sl st (both loops) in the 1st st, HDC (both loops) in the next 25 sts, SC BLO in the last 7 sts. Turn. (33)

R4 – R62: Repeat R2 and R3 or until your piece measures 18 inches unstretched. Cut CC yarn, leaving about 12 inches long tail for closing the top of the beanie later.

Now, bring 1st and last row together with RS facing together and WS facing you, take MC yarn and sl st in each st across. Fasten off and weave in ends.

To close the top of the beanie, take the CC yarn and thread it through the tapestry needle, then thread through the sts around. Pull tight to cinch closed. Secure and weave in ends.

Optional: Add a pompom of your choice and it’s done!

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TEEN | SMALL ADULT

With Main Color yarn, ch 36.

R1 (RS): Sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook (PM), HDC in the next 26 chs, SC in the last 8 chs (PM in the 1st SC after the last HDC). Turn, (35)

R2 (WS): Ch 1, SC BLO in the next 8 sts, drop MC yarn and attach/pick up CC yarn, *sl st in the next st – inserting hook in the 3rd loop/ front horizontal bar, DC in the next stinserting hook in the 3rd loop/ front horizontal bar *. Repeat from * to * across ending with a sl st (both loops) in the last st. Turn. (35)

R3: Drop CC and pick up MC, ch 1 and sl st (both loops) in the 1st st, HDC (both loops) in the next 26 sts, SC BLO in the last 8 sts. Turn. (35)

R4 – R62: Repeat R2 and R3 or until your piece measures 19 inches unstretched. Cut CC yarn, leaving about 12 inches long tail for closing the top of the beanie later.

Now, bring 1st and last row together with RS facing together and WS facing you, take MC yarn and sl st in each st across. Fasten off and weave in ends.

To close the top of the beanie, take the CC yarn and thread it through the tapestry needle, then thread through the sts around. Pull tight to cinch closed. Secure and weave in ends.

Optional: Add a pompom of your choice and it’s done!

— — —

MEN | LARGE ADULT

With Main Color yarn, ch 38.

R1 (RS): Sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook (PM), HDC in the next 28 chs, SC in the last 8 chs (PM in the 1st SC after the last HDC). Turn, (37)

R2 (WS): Ch 1, SC BLO in the next 8 sts, drop MC yarn and attach/pick up CC yarn, *sl st in the next st – inserting hook in the 3rd loop/ front horizontal bar, DC in the next stinserting hook in the 3rd loop/ front horizontal bar *. Repeat from * to * across ending with a sl st (both loops) in the last st. Turn. (37)

R3: Drop CC and pick up MC, ch 1 and sl st (both loops) in the 1st st, HDC (both loops) in the next 28 sts, SC BLO in the last 8 sts. Turn. (37)

R4 – R62: Repeat R2 and R3 or until your piece measures 21 inches unstretched. Cut CC yarn, leaving about 12 inches long tail for closing the top of the beanie later.

Now, bring 1st and last row together with RS facing together and WS facing you, take MC yarn and sl st in each st across. Fasten off and weave in ends.

To close the top of the beanie, take the CC yarn and thread it through the tapestry needle, then thread through the sts around. Pull tight to cinch closed. Secure and weave in ends.

Optional: Add a pompom of your choice and it’s done!

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SOME HELPFUL PHOTOS

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