UPDATE: You can now get a top-down version of the beanie and also make a matching scarf for the gal in your life!
You know we can’t move into the cooler weather months without a new design for the guys! The hubby always loves my new hat and this one is no different. As a matter of fact, last night I was going to put the finishing touches on the beanie and couldn’t find it. Well, it was obviously So Good, You’ll “Borrow” it” because after searching for over 30 minutes, I decided to walk down to the barn and ask Emory (my hubby) if he had seen my hat. Through our conversation, he seemed to have taken it yesterday with him to work. I did have a little laugh after I realized I had NOT lost my mind…..
Thanks for the name recommendation to Diane in the ELKies group for suggesting the So Good, You’ll Borrow it name…..I thought it was fun and really cute (although I thought I might need to change-up one word to stay outta trouble). We can probably shorten it to the SGYB beanie right?
I decided to try the Lion Brand Jeans yarn…OH. MY. GOSH. It’s so squishy soft and created amazing stitch definition as you can see in the photo below. If you haven’t tried it out…..you might want to give it a go. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
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- Lion Brand Jeans Yarn, #4 Worsted Weight, 100% Acyrlic, 246 yards/200g, Colorway: Vintage and Stovepipe
- Hook Size: H/5.0mm
- Tapestry Needle for Weaving in the ends.
blo – back loop only
ch – chain
rem – remaining
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together
sp(s) – space(s)
Gauge: 16 sc and 20 rows = 4″
Finished Measurement: 20″,22″,24″
- Ch 1 in the first st is not considered the first sc in the pattern.
- When ending Round 7, I suggest that you sl st into the ch-1 sp instead of the first st before you start Round 8. This is because you are ending the round with a ch 1. It will leave a slight space when you sl st straight into the first stitch. I played around and decided to sl st into the ch-1 sp then sl st into the first st to begin Round 8. It closes up that space and looks much better. It’s not necessary to do it this way, but you might want to test it out and see if it works well for you.
- I feel like since most of this hat incorporates the single crochet stitch coupled with the yarn that I crocheted this hat a little “tighter” than normal. So…just check your gauge as you go.
Single Crochet Cluster (scc): Insert hook into indicated st, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through one loop, insert hook into next st, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through one loop, YO, pull through last 3 loops on the hook.
Round 1: Using Stovepipe, ch (72,80,88), join by sl st to first ch, Ch 1 (See Pattern Notes), sc in first ch, sc in next ch and each rem ch around, join by sl st to first st. (72,80,88 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in blo in first st, blo in next st and each rem st around, join by sl st to first st.
Rounds 3-5: Repeat Round 2
Round 6: Using Vintage, ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next st and each rem st around, join by sl st to first st.
Round 7: Ch 1, scc (See Special Stitches) in first st, *scc in indicated st around, ch 1, repeat from * around, join by sl st to first ch 1. (36,40,44 scc, 36,40,44 ch-1 sps)
Round 8: Sl st to first st, ch 1, *sc in first st, sc in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * around, join by sl st to first st.
Round 9: Using Stovepipe, ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next st and each rem st around, join by sl st to first st.
Repeat Rounds 6-9 until you have reached your desired height including repeating round 9 (2 more times) The decrease rounds will add approximately 1 – 1 1/2″ to your height of the project. Suggested heights before decreasing round: (5″, 6″, 7″)
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, *sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, repeat from * around, join by sl st to first st. (63,70,77sc)
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, *sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, repeat from * around, join by sl st to first st. (54,60,66 sc)
Round 3: ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, *sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, repeat from *, join by sl st to first st. (45,50,55 sc)
Round 4: ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, *sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, repeat from * around, join by sl st to first st. (36,40,44 sc)
Round 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog, *sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, join by sl st to first st, repeat from * around, join by sl st to first st. (27,40,33 sc)
Leaving a long tail. Close the hole in the top of the beanie. You can follow along my video tutorial by clicking HERE. Fasten off. Weave in the ends.
AllFreeCrochet is a great place to find patterns too. Here’s another one of my “Guy Hats” you’ll love, plus I found an I-cord Ear flap hat that is super cute with sizes from newborn to adult too!
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Is there a difference between the Jean yarn and RHSS? I have tried without success to crochet to the gauge with RHSS yarn and am off by over an inch on width and height? I have never used the Jean yarn so was not sure how much of a difference in size it was. I did see that it is a 4 weight so thought I could use RHSS as that is what I had on hand
Kathy Lashley says
Yes, I would say there is a difference. The Lion Brand Jean yarn is what I would call on the lighter side of a worsted weight. I’m not sure what size you are trying to make, but you could do down a size in the project. If you are making the small, then subtract 8 stitches and follow the pattern as given. That should help you.
Hope this helps.
thank you for clarifying that for me Kathy. I was planning on making the adult size, but will wait and get the Jean yarn.
I just love the jeans yarn, have used more than several skeins.
Looks good. May make it for my son.