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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Faux Knit Pinwheel Beanie (All sizes) - Free Crochet Pattern

Worked with a fine weight yarn, this cute spiral crochet hat is perfect for spring and fall.


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The faux knit look will be obtained by working in rows using the half double crochet in 3rd loop at the front (you can watch the video for the stitch in the pattern below)!





The hat is worked side to side; each row you'll increase the edge of one side and decrease the edge of the other side. You’ll end up with a parallelogram shape as seen in the sample piece below.


The small sides of the parallelogram (the starting row and the final row) will be joined together to form a tube. This could make a pretty diagonal ribbed cowl.

To form a beanie, you’ll weave in and out around one edge of the tube, then pull yarn tail tight to close the hole.

The brim will be worked in the round using the half double crochet in the 3rd loop at the back.

Sizes: Preemie to adult large.  See the pattern for individual sizes. 

Gauge: 24 hdc in 3rd loop at front worked in rows = 10 cm / 4"

         and 18 hdc in 3rd loop at back worked in the round = 10 cm / 4"

Materials used:
- yarn: Deborah Norville’s Serenity Garden  from Premier Yarns; yarn weight fine (2).
Pictured in the pattern are Serenity Garden Yarn, Mountain Heather (child size)
Serenity Garden Yarn-Bouquet (baby size).

For smaller sizes one skein will be enough, for child - adult sizes you will need one skein + a small amount from a second skein of yarn.
A self striping yarn works beautiful with the pattern, but a solid color yarn will make a beautiful textured spiral hat also.

- 3.5 mm/E crochet hook

- yarn needle to sew in the ends

- scissors.

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Stitches, Terms (US) and Abbreviations used:
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
st: stitch

Special stitches:
hdc in the 3rd loop at front (worked in rows): Watch the embedded Video from Maggie’s Crochet below to learn how to work the hdc in 3rd loop at front.



hdc in the 3rd loop at the back (worked in the round): Watch this Video from Moogly

Hdc2tog: half double crochet two together =half double crochet decrease. For less bulk, please use Moogly’s method for the hdc2tog!

Notes: 
Please count your stitches each row!
Using both loops for the increase in the last stitch of the row will prevent having holes on the edge!

Important! Starting with the row 2, you’ll work all the hdc sts of the next rows in the 3rd loop at front, this will create the faux knit ridged pattern

The large sides of the parallelogram (given by the numbers of rows worked) will determine the hat circumference.

The piece has a lot of stretch, in height also. For best results, please try it on the recipient's head. If it is too wide, before closing the top, you can still unravel a few rows; if it is too tight, you can work some additional rows.

It is easier to count the knit looking horizontal ridges as to count the rows! At the end of the last row, the yarn tail should be on the same side as the yarn tail at the beginning of the work. (See the parallelogram picture above!)

The number of knit looking ridges should be the same on both right and wrong sides of the piece, in order to have the correct number of the stitches needed around the edge to form the brim.

The hat height will be approximative 3-4 cm smaller as the short sides of the parallelogram (given by the number of stitches in the row). 

Pinwheel Beanie Pattern:

With 3.5mm hook start leaving a long tail of yarn that will be used at the end to close the hole on top of the hat!


Size: Preemie -  will fit 12" / 30.48 cm hat circumference
Chain 26
Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each ch across. ( 25 sts)

Row 2: ch1, turn; using the 3rd loop at front: work hdc2tog over first 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of next 22 sts, using both loops of last st work 2 hdc in last st. (25 sts)

Row 3: ch1, turn, using the 3rd loop at front: work 2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in each of next 22 sts, hdc2tog over last 2 sts. (25 sts)

Repeat rows 2-3 until you have 14 ridges on both right and wrong sides. Don’t cut yarn. Go to the next step below (all sizes): joining into tube!

Size: Newborn -  will fit 14" / 35.56 cm hat circumference
Chain 29.
Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each of ch across. ( 28 sts)

Row 2 : ch1, turn; using the 3rd loop at front: work hdc2tog over first 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of next 25 sts; using both loops of last st work 2 hdc in last st. (28 sts)

Row 3 : ch1, turn, using the 3rd loop at front: work 2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in each of next 25 sts, hdc2tog over last 2 sts. (28 sts)

Repeat rows 2-3 until you have 17 ridges on both right and wrong sides.

Don’t cut yarn. Go to the next step for all sizes below: joining into tube!

Size: 0 - 3 Months - will fit 16" / 40.46 cm hat circumference
Chain 35
Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each ch across. ( 34 sts)

Row 2: ch1, turn; using the 3rd loop at front: work hdc2tog over first 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of next 31 sts; using both loops of last st work 2 hdc in last st. (34 sts)

Row 3: ch1, turn, using the 3rd loop at front: work 2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in each of next 31 sts, hdc2tog over last 2 sts. (34 sts)

Repeat rows 2-3 until you have 20 ridges on both right and wrong sides. . Don’t cut yarn. Go to the next step below (all sizes): joining into tube!

Size: 3 - 6 Months - will fit 17" / 43.18 cm hat circumference
Chain 37
Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each ch across. ( 36 sts)

Row 2: ch1, turn; using the 3rd loop at front: work hdc2tog over first 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of next 33 sts; using both loops of last st work 2 hdc in last st. (36 sts)

Row 3: ch1, turn, using the 3rd loop at front: work 2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in each of next 33 sts, hdc2tog over last 2 sts. (36 sts)

Repeat rows 2-3 until you have 22 ridges on both right and wrong sides. Don’t cut yarn. Go to the next step below (all sizes): joining into tube!

Size: 6 - 12 Months - will fit 18" / 45.72 cm hat circumference
Chain 40
Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each ch across. (39 sts)

Row 2: ch1, turn; using the 3rd loop at front: work hdc2tog over first 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of next 36 sts; using both loops of last st work 2 hdc in last st. (39 sts)

Row 3: ch1, turn, using the 3rd loop at front: work 2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in each of next 36 sts, hdc2tog over last 2 sts. (39 sts)

Repeat rows 2-3 until you have 23 ridges on both right and wrong sides. Don’t cut yarn. Go to the next step below (all sizes): joining into tube!

Size: 12 - 24 Months -  will fit 19" /48.26  cm hat circumference
Chain 42.
Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each ch across. ( 41 sts)

Row 2: ch1, turn; using the 3rd loop at front: work hdc2tog over first 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of next 38 sts; using both loops of last st work 2 hdc in last st. (41 sts)

Row 3: ch1, turn, using the 3rd loop at front: work 2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in each of next 38
sts, hdc2tog over last 2 sts. (41 sts)

Repeat rows 2-3 until you have 25 ridges on both right and wrong sides. Don’t cut yarn. Go to the next step below (all sizes): joining into tube!

Size: 3 - 5 Years -  will fit 20" / 50.08 cm hat circumference
Chain 44.
Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each ch across. ( 43 sts)

Row 2: ch1, turn; using the 3rd loop at front: work hdc2tog over first 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of next 40 sts; using both loops of last st work 2 hdc in last st. (43 sts)

Row 3: ch1, turn, using the 3rd loop at front: work 2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in each of next 40 sts, hdc2tog over last 2 sts. (43 sts)

Repeat rows 2-3 until you have 26 ridges on both right and wrong sides. Don’t cut yarn. Go to the next step below (all sizes): joining into tube!

Size: 6 - 10 Years -  will fit 21" / 53.34 cm hat circumference
Chain 47.
Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each ch across. ( 46 sts)

Row 2: ch1, turn; using the 3rd loop at front: work hdc2tog over first 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of next 43 sts; using both loops of last st work 2 hdc in last st. (46 sts)

Row 3: ch1, turn, using the 3rd loop at front: work 2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in each of next 43 sts, hdc2tog over last 2 sts. (46 sts)

Repeat rows 2-3 until you have 28 ridges on both right and wrong sides. Don’t cut yarn. Go to the next step below (all sizes): joining into tube!

Size: Adult small -  will fit 22" / 55.88 cm hat circumference
Chain 49.
Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each ch across. ( 48 sts)

Row 2: ch1, turn; using the 3rd loop at front: work hdc2tog over first 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of next 45 sts; using both loops of last st work 2 hdc in last st. (48 sts)

Row 3: ch1, turn, using the 3rd loop at front: work 2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in each of next 45 sts, hdc2tog over last 2 sts. (48 sts)

Repeat rows 2-3 until you have 29 ridges on both right and wrong sides. Don’t cut yarn. Go to the next step below (all sizes): joining into tube!

Size: Adult medium -  will fit 23" /58.42 cm hat circumference
Chain 52.
Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each ch across. ( 51 sts)

Row 2: ch1, turn; using the 3rd loop at front: work hdc2tog over first 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of next 48 sts; using both loops of last st work 2 hdc in last st. (51 sts)

Row 3: ch1, turn, using the 3rd loop at front: work 2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in each of next 48 sts, hdc2tog over last 2 sts. (51 sts)

Repeat rows 2-3 until you have 31 ridges on both right and wrong sides. Don’t cut yarn. Go to the next step below (all sizes): joining into tube!

Size: Adult large -  will fit 24" / 60.98 cm hat circumference
Chain 53.
Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each ch across. ( 52 sts)

Row 2: ch1, turn; using the 3rd loop at front: work hdc2tog over first 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of next 49 sts; using both loops of last st work 2 hdc in last st. (52 sts)

Row 3: ch1, turn, using the 3rd loop at front: work 2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in each of next 49 sts, hdc2tog over last 2 sts. (52 sts)

Repeat rows 2-3 until you have 33 ridges on both right and wrong sides. Don’t cut yarn. Go to the next step below (all sizes): joining into tube!

All sizes:
Joining into tube: Fold the small sides so that the foundation chain meets the last row as pictured below.


To join them, we will slip stitch them in way that will create a ridge the same as the ones made by the hdc in 3rd loop at front! There will be no visible seam this way!

(This will be the wrong side) Chain 1. Insert the hook through the 3rd loop at front of the first hdc st of the last row and through both loops of corresponding starting chain on the other side. Yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.


Work the same along the edges until you reach the end. 


Do not cut yarn, (you will continue with the brim)!

Turn the hat inside out (this will be the right side from now on!); you can admire your perfect seam, looking as a knit ridge on the right side, as seen below!



The total number of ridges will be increased by 1. 

The total number of ridges will be now:
Preemie: 15
Newborn: 18
0 - 3 months: 21
3 - 6 months: 23
6 - 12 months: 24
12 - 24 months: 26
3 - 5 years: 27
6 - 10 years: 29
Adult small: 30
Adult medium: 32
Adult large: 34

Continue with the brim for all sizes! The brim measures 1.5 cm for preemie - 24 months babies and 2 cm for 3 year child - adult large sizes. If a longer hat is needed, you can add more rounds for the brim.


The Brim: (worked in the round):
Round 1: ch 1, work hdc sts evenly placed around the edge this way: 1 hdc into each V looking ridge, 2 hdc between ridges; (maybe at the end of the round you will need to place 3 sts between the last and first ridge - see the total st info below); join with sl st to top of first hdc.

The total number of stitches around for each size should be:
Preemie: 46
Newborn: 54
0 - 3 months: 64
3 - 6 months: 70
6 - 12 months: 74
12 - 24 months: 78
3 - 5 years: 82
6 - 10 years: 86
Adult small: 92
Adult medium: 96
Adult large: 102

Round 2: ch1, working into 3rd loop at the back, hdc in each hdc around, join with sl st to top of first hdc.
(For child and adult sizes, repeat round 2 one more time.)

Round 3: ch1, inserting the hook into 3rd loop at the back of hdc sts, work sc in each hdc around. 
 Cut yarn. Finish off invisibly.

Closing the top of the beanie:
Turn the hat inside out. Thread a tapestry needle with the long yarn tail you left at the beginning of the work; weave in and out around the hole on top of the hat. Pull yarn tail very tight to close the hole. To secure, weave the yarn through a few times. Cut yarn and fasten off.



For a girlie look you can add a Faux Knit Bow .



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Written Instructions and pictures Copyright 2016 Kinga Erdem.
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