Beanie season is here! With that being said, allow me to introduce my newest beanie pattern, the DOUBLE RIDGE BEANIE! I have always loved knit-look crochet stitches so I experiment with crocheting a few stitches and how they look when combined together.
One of my favorite crochet stitches to work with is the Half Double Crochet. This stitch creates a beautiful piece on its own, but it’s even more beautiful when combined with another stitch. Another stitch that I love to play with is the Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch. Well, it is still a half-double crochet stitch, but modified to give you another look! I have created patterns using this stitch before. You may want to check them out, the Halcyon Beanie, Cowl, and Scarf.
The DOUBLE RIDGE BEANIE is crocheted using a bulky (#5) weight yarn from Mary Maxim. They sent me a few yarns to try and I am loving them all. This Mary Maxim Aspen is what caught my eyes. The fall-ish vibe of the Lodge colorway is just so pretty. It resembles the amazing colors of the leaves in my yard.
Crocheting with a bulky or chunky weight yarn makes work even faster. The texture it gives stands out beautifully! So without further delay, let’s get started with the pattern!
DOUBLE RIDGE BEANIE PATTERN
This pattern is FREE here but you can also purchase the inexpensive PDF on my Ravelry shop for easy printing and reading. Purchasing the PDF helps to support my blog and allows me to continue to share my patterns with you.
Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
Mary Maxim Aspen (Bulky Weight – #5 Acrylic Yarn;100 g, 3.5 oz. approximately 140 yards)
Size L/8 mm Crochet Hook (or size needed to obtain gauge)
12 sts x 8 rows = 4 inches (see pattern)
Fits an average adult woman’s head; 19” circumference (without stretching) x 9” hat height
STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS | US Terminology
Ch(s) – Chain(s)
BLO – Back Loop Only
Prev – Previous
Rep – Repeat
RS – Right Side
Sl St(s) – Slip Stitch(es)
St(s) – Stitch(es)
SC – Single Crochet
WS – Wrong Side
HSlst – Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch – Yarn over, insert your hook into the next st, yarn over, and pull through the stitch and the 2 loops on your hook.
- Read the pattern carefully before starting.
- This pattern is worked sideways and then seamed together at the end.
- The beginning ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch.
- Numbers in ( ) at the end of the row indicate the number of stitches in that row.
- Not all heads conform to sizes by age; please measure for a more accurate fit. If you wanted to adjust the size of your beanie, you may add/deduct two rows and end with Row 2. If you want your beanie to be slouchy, add a few more chains to the foundation chain.
HELPFUL VIDEOS (from YouTube, not mine)
Row 1 (RS): HDC in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across. Turn. (25 sts)
Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, HSlst in every 3rd loop of the HDC from the prev row across. Turn. (25 sts)
Row 3 (RS): Ch 1, HDC – BLO in every st across. Turn. (25 sts)
Rows 4 – 38: Rep Rows 2 and 3, ending with Row 2. Fasten off leaving a long tail (approximately 30 inches) for sewing the sides and closing the top of the beanie. Panel measures approximately 19” stretch to 22”.
With RS facing out, bring the 1st and last rows together, thread the long tail yarn into your tapestry needle, and seam (through the BLO) to close using mattress stitch.
After seaming, thread through the sts around to close the top of the beanie. Thread through around the sts for the second time and pull tight to cinch closed.
Add a SC border around the brim of the beanie for a nice finishing touch. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Attach your favorite type of pompom at the top of your beanie, and you are done!
To download the PDF copy of DOUBLE RIDGE BEANIE and my other patterns, please visit my Ravelry shop.
Now, time to check out the beautiful versions of my amazing testers!
I would love to see your Double Ridge Beanie! Please tag me @stringsandcuddles and use these hashtags, #stringsandcuddles #stringsandcuddlesdesigns, and #DoubleRidgeBeanie so I could see and share it too!
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions regarding this pattern.
As always, stay safe and happy crocheting!
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