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Lovely Heart Beanie

Hello gorgeous!

Valentine’s Day is this week! Already? Are you ready for it? Did you buy or make something (a gift) to give your spouse or partner or girl/boyfriend?

We have a double celebrations over here! Not only we celebrate Valentine’s Day but it is also my husband’s birthday! Hooray!!! Last year, we celebrated this special day in Great Wolf Lodge. Since the arrival of our little girl, we haven’t dated! We do things mostly for and with our bundle of joy! So this year, we might do the same thing but not quite sure yet where to go. I might just update you next time on what we decided on doing or how we celebrated this special occasions.

Today I want to share with you my Valentine-themed beanie which was featured over at Clover-USA last month. I called it the Lovely Heart Beanie, of course! Haha!

I really had so much fun designing and making this pattern. This beanie pattern is worked using the Front Post Double Crochet stitch and the design across the front of the beanie spells out the word “L-O-V-E” but I replaced the letter “O” with a heart.

You must have a knowledge of tapestry or intarsia crochet technique in order to make this beanie. If you don’t know anything about these techniques, I provided some helpful YouTube video tutorials that you might want to watch before starting this project. (These videos are not mine)

This pattern is free here on my blog but you may also purchase the inexpensive PDF file (with a chart) on my RAVELRY shop for easy printing and reading.  Purchasing the PDF file helps to support my blog and allows me to continue to share my patterns with you. 

You may also PIN it for later use.

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Materials:

  • Worsted Weight Yarn | Red Heart Super Saver
  • Soft Touch Crochet Hook I – 5.5 mm
  • Soft Touch Crochet Hook J – 6 mm *or size to obtain gauge*
  • Mini Patchwork Scissors
  • Darning Needle Set
  • Optional: Knitting Bobbin Set
  • Optional: Pom Pom of your choice or make a Pom-Pom using Clover’s Pom-Pom Makers

Gauge:

14 sts x 12 rounds = 4 inches (with FPDC using Crochet Hook size J – 6 mm)

Finished Size:

Fits an Adult with Hat Circumference – 21 inches, Hat Length – 8 inches

Stitches and Abbreviations | US Terminology 

  • BLO – Back Loop Only
  • Ch – Chain
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • SC2tog – Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together
  • Sl – Slip
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • MC – Main Color
  • CC – Contrasting Color

Notes:

  1. This pattern is worked in rounds top down, from crown to brim.
  2. Beginning ch 2 does NOT count as a stitch.
  3. Asterisks * * indicate repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat at specified locations.
  4. You may float the yarn not in use at the back of your work or you can wind some yarns into a bobbin (1 for each letter and the heart) and just pick up the yarn from the bobbin holder that you need to use and hang at the back of your work the ones not in use. You may check the Tapestry or Intarsia Crochet Techniques (see helpful video tutorials).
  5. If you’re using a different hook size for the main pattern, just remember to go down a size when you do the brim pattern.
  6. I recommend using a highlighter pen to track your row and stitch progress.

Helpful Videos:

  1. How-to: Carry Yarn and Change Color
  2. Intarsia Tutorial #1: Basic Intarsia Technique
  3. How to add a Ribbed Brim

Pattern Instructions

Main Pattern

Round 1: With MC and the larger hook size (6 mm), start with a Magic Ring then ch2, work 10 DC into ring, sl st in the first DC. (10 sts)

Round 2: With MC, ch2, 2FPDC in each st around, sl st in the first DC. (20 sts)

Round 3: With MC, ch2, *2FPDC in the first st, 1FPDC in the next st*. Repeat from * to * around, sl st in the first FPDC. (30 sts)

Round 4: With MC, ch2, *2FPDC in the first st, 1FPDC in the next 2sts*. Repeat from * to * around, sl st in the first FPDC. (40 sts)

Round 5: With MC, ch2, *2FPDC in the first st, 1FPDC in the next 3sts*. Repeat from * to * around, sl st in the first FPDC. (50 sts)

Round 6: With MC, ch2, *2FPDC in the first st, 1FPDC in the next 4sts*. Repeat from * to * around, sl st in the first FPDC. (60 sts)

Round 7: With MC, ch2, *2FPDC in the first st, 1FPDC in the next 5sts*. Repeat from * to * around, sl st in the first FPDC. (70 sts)

Round 8: With MC, ch2, *(MC) 1FPDC in the next st, (CC1) 1FPDC in the next st*. Repeat from * to * around, sl st in the first FPDC. (70 sts)

Round 9: With MC, ch2, 1FPDC in each st around. Sl st in the first FPDC. (70 sts)

This is just to show you how I did mine, you may have another way and that’s totally fine. I didn’t cut the MC.

Round 10: With MC, ch2, 1FPDC in the next 20sts, (CC2 ) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 15sts, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 3sts, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next st, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next 5sts, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 23sts. Sl st in the first FPDC. (70 sts)

Round 11: With MC, ch2, 1FPDC in the next 20sts, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 6sts, (CC1) 1FPDC in the next 2sts, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 3sts, (CC1) 1FPDC in the next 2sts, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 2sts, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 3sts, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next st, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 27sts. Sl st in the first FPDC. (70 sts)

Round 12: With MC, ch2, 1FPDC in the next 20sts, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 5sts, (CC1) 1FPDC in the next 4sts, (MC) 1FPDC in the next st, (CC1) 1FPDC in the next 4sts, (MC) 1FPDC in the next st, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 3sts, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next st, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 27sts. Sl st in the first FPDC. (70 sts)

Round 13: With MC, ch2, 1FPDC in the next 20sts, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 5sts, (CC1) 1FPDC in the next 9sts, (MC) 1FPDC in the next st, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 3sts, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next st, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 27sts. Sl st in the first FPDC. (70 sts)

Round 14: With MC, ch2, 1FPDC in the next 20sts, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 5sts, (CC1) 1FPDC in the next 9sts, (MC) 1FPDC in the next st, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 3sts, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next st, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next 3sts, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 25sts. Sl st in the first FPDC. (70 sts)

Round 15: With MC, ch2, 1FPDC in the next 20sts, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC)1FPDC in the next 6sts, (CC1) 1FPDC in the next 7sts, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 2sts, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 3sts, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next st, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 27sts. Sl st in the first FPDC. (70 sts)

Round 16: With MC, ch2, 1FPDC in the next 20sts, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 7sts, (CC1) 1FPDC in the next 5sts, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 3sts, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 3sts, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next st, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 27sts. Sl st in the first FPDC. (70 sts)

Round 17: With MC, ch2, 1FPDC in the next 20sts, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 8sts, (CC1) 1FPDC in the next 3sts, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 5sts, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next st, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 2sts, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 27sts. Sl st in the first FPDC. (70 sts)

Round 18: With MC, ch2, 1FPDC in the next 20sts, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next 5sts, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 5sts, (CC1) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 7sts, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next st, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 3sts, (CC2) 1FPDC in the next 5sts, (MC) 1FPDC in the next 23sts. Sl st in the first FPDC. (70 sts)

Round 19: Repeat Round 9

Round 20: Repeat Round 8

Round 21: Repeat Round 9

DO NOT fasten off, continue working with the brim pattern. Change hook to a smaller size (5.5 mm).

Ribbed Brim

Row 1: Ch6, SC BLO in the second ch from the hook and in each st across.  SC2tog in the next 2 sts from the last round of the main pattern (this will be your anchor st) Turn. (5)

Row 2: Skip the SC2tog, SC BLO in every st across. (5)

Row 3: Ch1, SC BLO in every st across. SC2tog in the next 2 sts from the last round of the main pattern. Turn. (5)

Repeat Row 2 and 3, ending with Row 2, sl st in the first row to the last row (be sure to work in the BLO of the last row to keep the ribbing consistent).

Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Optional: You may add a pompom of your choice on top of your hat.

 

Enjoy your beanie!

I would love to see what you create, please use these hashtags #stringsandcuddles, #stringsandcuddlesdesigns, #lovelyheartbeanie to share.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out for questions regarding this pattern.

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