Autumn Dew – A Free Crochet Beanie Hat!

I know….I know….It’s still warm in so many parts of the country but when it hits you, you gotta roll with it. Autumn Dew looks great on the hubby, but I’m confident with the right colors it would look perfect on anyone!
Autumn Dew - A Free Crochet Beanie hat by ELK Studio
Don’t forget to Favorite or Queue Autumn Dew in Ravelry!

Hint: If this is your first experience working with a hat from the bottom up, don’t close the page! You can do this, I promise. It’s much easier than you think and at the end, you might even like it better! Just remember, when you start working the hat, the body may look “too big”. No worries. Once you close the top, it will fit nice and snug just as if you’ve worked it from the top down.

Pattern Instructions for Autumn Dew:

When I created my band, I crocheted 72 rows which made 20” for me. After joining my band on round 1, I made 72 sc around the band. If you need more or less rows to achieve your desired width, that’s okay. Just remember in order for the stitching to come out right, your initial sc round must be divisible by 3. For example, if it took you 61 rows to achieve 20”, you would need to make sure you had 60 sc around for your first round. Another example would be if it took you 68 rows to achieve 20”, crochet 69 sc around for your first round.

Supplies:
1. Red Heart Soft, or any worsted weight #4 yarn, 160-190 yards.
2. Hook Size – J/6.0
3. Tapestry needle for weaving in the ends.

Gauge:
Band – 1 sc row (width) and 2 rows of sc (length) = 1”
Swatch – 7 dc and 4 rows = 2”

The instructions for Autumn Dew, as given, will fit an adult measuring approximately 22”. The hat can easily be adjusted to meet other sizes. When I completed the band, the 72 rows measured approximately 20” and fit perfectly on my model measuring 22”. There is a great guide on head measurements provided by Cre8tion Crochet. It will give you the average size of head measurements (including length) from child to adult. I use this reference a lot as Lorene does a great job of thoroughly explaining the specifics required to successfully making a hat that fits.

Abbreviations:
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together (Here is a video tutorial by Moogly to help if you need it).
sl st – slip stitch

Special Stitches:
3 dc puff stitch – (YO, insert hook in same stitch, yo, draw yarn through st, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook) 3 times in same st, yo draw through remaining 4 loops on hook.

Sc2tog – Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook

Note:
Ch 3 is considered first dc throughout the pattern.

Band:
Leave a long tail (4”) before making your beginning ch. This will be used to join the band of the hat.

Ch 6
Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each remaining ch across, ch 1 turn (5 sc)
Row 2: sc in first ch and each ch across. (5 sc)
Row 3-72: Repeat Row 2 until work reaches approx. 20”. Do not fasten off working yarn. The working yarn and tail should end opposite of each other. (See notes above if 72 rows doesn’t give you 20″).

Forming Hat: (Multiples of 3)
Using 4’ tail and yarn needle, line up the two ends and whip stitch the seam and back loop stitches together to form the band. Insert the hook into the working yarn and begin the body of the hat.

Color B
Round 1: Ch 1 and sc evenly around, join with sl st to first sc. (72 st)

Color A
Round 2: ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, join with sl st in top of 3rd ch. (72 st)

Round 3: ch 1 and sc in first st and each st around, join with sl st in first sc. (72 st)

Color B
Round 4: ch 1, (sc, ch 3, 3-dc puff st) in first sc, *skip next 2 sc, (sc, ch 3, 3-dc puff st) in next st*, repeat from *to*, join with sl st to first sc. (72 st)

Color A
Round 5: sl st in ch 3 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout the pattern), 2 dc in same sp, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp and each ch 3 sp around, join with sl st to top of 3rd ch. (72 st)

Color B
Round 6: ch 1 and sc in same sp, sc in next st and around, join with sl st to first sc. (72 st)

Rounds 7 – 16 – Repeat Rounds 2-6.

After Round 16 your hat will measure approximately 7” in height.

Color A
Round 17: ch 1 and sc in first st and each st around, join with sl st to first sc. (72 st)

Round 18: ch 1 and sc in same sp, sc in next 3 st, sc2tog, *sc in next 4 st, sc2tog*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first sc (60 st)

Round 19: ch 1 and sc in first st and each st around, join with sl st to first sc. (60 st)

Round 20:  ch 1 and sc in same sp, sc in next 2 st, sc2tog, *sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (48 st)

Do not fasten off. Measure out enough yarn to weave through every other sc. Take your tapestry needle and weave under the loops of every other sc around, pull the yarn tightly. This will close up the hat. Sew the top of the hat with a few stitches for security. Fasten off.

Optional Round for the brim: Holding the hat upside down, insert hook into bottom row and form a sl st, ch 1 and sc in same st, sc in each st around, join with sl st to first sc. (72st)

I hope you enjoy this pattern!  I would love to see your finished projects of Autumn Dew.  You can share them on my ELK Studio Facebook page!  Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog via email so that you don’t miss another FREE pattern!

Have a great day.  Be blessed.

 

Kathy

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Comments

  1. cherryl says

    Love the pattern and yes make it free!! I make hats and give them to anyone who needs one. I do not sell them as we live in North Dakota and we NEED hats!!! PLEase make it free!! Please…

  2. Marcia says

    I have not worked a hat from the bottom up before so this will be quite interesting! Thanks for the free pattern!

  3. Diane says

    Kathy, thank you so much for the beautiful new FREE beanie pattern. I know you have a heart toward charity, so I wanted let you know that I would be making them for a local grief group. I can’t wait to make this one. It’s stunning!

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