Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Spirals and Lines Reversible Beanie Pattern

I saw This Hat when browsing for everyday beanies on Ravelry and really wanted to make it. Unfortunately, the pattern is on someone's personal blog, and that blog is in Finnish (I think) and has not been translated into English. When I tried to translate, I discovered that A) the pattern starts from the bottom of the hat and works to the top and that B) it would be less work to just write a similar pattern myself. This is slightly different from that other pattern, but I still like it. This particular pattern is written for the 6-12 month and 1-3 year sizes (and it's a long hat), but I may add other sizes as my son gets bigger. Sorry I didn't use a lighter colored yarn...it would have shown the details better. Here you go!
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Spirals and Lines Reversible Beanie
Pattern is worked in the round, without joining rounds. Use stitch markers if necessary.

What you need:
Lightweight yarn-It took me about 1/3-1/2 a skein...lots of yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft, it's still a bulkier hat, but meant for colder weather)
H hook (or hook size needed to obtain desired size)
G hook
Scissors
Yarn needle

Stitches Used:
DC=Double Crochet
BPdc=Back Post Double Crochet*
FPdc=Front Post Double Crochet*
SC=Single Crochet
* For help with these stitches, see video labeled "FPdc and BPdc Instructions" at the end of the post.

All Sizes
         *I will try to add other sizes, but in general you can adapt the pattern fairly easily by reducing number of stitches per round, number of rounds, and a smaller hook size. When adapting the pattern, use my Sizing Knit and Crocheted Hats Post for help. On this hat, the spirals should be about 2/3 the total length of the hat, and the lines should be about 1/3 the total length.

Pattern is written so that parentheses contain 1-3 year sizing

Round 1: Magic Loop. Ch 3 (Does not count as first DC). 10DC in loop  (12 DC in loop)

Round 2: 1 BPdc and 1 FPdc in each st around. 20DC (24DC)

Round 3: *2 BPdc in next st, 1 FPdc in next st* Repeat from *30DC (36DC)

Round 4: *2 BPdc in next st, FPdc in next 2 sts* Repeat from * 40DC (48DC)

Round 5: *2 BPdc in next st, FPdc in next 3 sts* Repeat from * 50DC (60DC)

Round 6: *2 BPdc in next st, FPdc in next 4 sts* Repeat from * 60DC (72DC)
          Go to instructions for your desired size as specified below


6-12 Month

Rounds 7-13: *BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4sts* Repeat from * (60DC)
                         This is where it gets confusing. Starting with Row 7, you want each set of FPdc to start one stitch before the set of FPdc in the previous round. That way, the "swirl" pattern of the main body of the hat continues around. Let me know if this isn't clear...it's hard to explain. if you look at the close up picture below it may help. This means that the beginning of each round may only have 1 BPdc between the last set of FPdc in the previous round and the first set of FPdc in the next. That's OK...you won't really be able to tell when the rounds are done. The important thing is to make sure the swirl continues around.
This picture applies for rounds 7-13 and round 14
Round 14: Start the set of FPdc in the same stitch as the previous round's FPdc, do as follows: *FPdc in next 3 sts, BPdc in next 3 sts*. Repeat from * (60DC)
                         On the next two rounds, the sets of FPDC will decrease by 1. You will now do each set of FPdc starting in the same stitch as in the previous row, so that one side of each set will go straight down, and the other will decrease at an angle.

Round 15: Start the set of FPdc in the same st as in the previous round: *FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 4 sts*. Repeat from * (60DC)

Round 16: Start the set of FPdc in the same st as in the previous round: *FPdc in next st, BPdc in next 5 sts*. Repeat from * (60DC)

Rounds 17-24: *FPdc in next st, BPdc in next st*. Repeat from * (60DC)
                        Make sure your FPdc lines up with the previous row's FPdc. From here on out you want your FPdc and your BPdc to go in vertical lines straight down the hat. See detailed picture.

Round 25: SC in each stitch around (60SC)

Round 26: Go down 1 hook size. SC in each stitch around. (60SC)

Finish hat by using an invisible join. If you need help with this, see video labeled "Invisible Join" at the bottom of the post.

Fasten off and weave in all ends


1-3 Year Size

Rounds 7-16: *BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4sts* Repeat from * (72DC)
                         This is where it gets confusing. Starting with Row 7, you want each set of FPdc to start one stitch before the set of FPdc in the previous round. That way, the "swirl" pattern of the main body of the hat continues around. Let me know if this isn't clear...it's hard to explain. if you look at the close up picture below it may help. This means that the beginning of each round may only have 1 BPdc between the last set of FPdc in the previous round and the first set of FPdc in the next. That's OK...you won't really be able to tell when the rounds are done. The important thing is to make sure the swirl continues around.

Round 17: Start the set of BPdc in the same stitch as the previous round's BPdc, do as follows: BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 3 sts, *BPdc in next 3 sts, FPdc in next 3 sts*. Repeat from *  (You will end with 2 BPdc)  (72DC)
                         On the next two rounds, the sets of FPDC will decrease by 1. You will now do each set of BPdc starting in the same stitch as in the previous row, so that one side of each set will go straight down, and the other will decrease at an angle. (That's poorly written and I know it...reference the picture or message me if you need help)

Round 18: Start the set of BPdc in the same st as in the previous round: BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 4 sts, *FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 4 sts*. Repeat from *, (you will end with 3 BPdc)  (72DC)

Round 19: Start the set of BPdc in the same st as in the previous round: BPdc in next st, FPdc in next st.  *BPdc in next 5 sts, FPdc in next st *Repeat from * (72DC)

Rounds 20-: *FPdc in next st, BPdc in next st*. Repeat from * (72DC)
                        Make sure your FPdc lines up with the previous row's FPdc. From here on out you want your FPdc and your BPdc to go in vertical lines straight down the hat. See detailed picture above.

Round : SC in each stitch around (72SC)

Round : Go down 1 hook size. SC in each stitch around. (72SC)

Finish hat by using an invisible join. If you need help with this, see video labeled "Invisible Join" at the bottom of the post.

Fasten off and weave in all ends


That's it! Please let me know if you have questions. You can message me on here, or if you found this pattern through Ravelry you can message me there. Thanks for looking!


   FPdc and BPdc Instructions



Invisible Join Instructions

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3 comments:

Dee Williams-Gonzalez said...

Thanks so much for this pattern. Making it right now w/ K hook and 2 strands. Will let you know how it turns out. Lots of hugs, Dee in NY.

Dee Williams-Gonzalez said...

Okay I started off with 13 dc's. Then I did a 2 dc in each rd. Next was the bpdc, fpdc rd. I put 1 bpdc in 1 st, then 1 fpdc in the next, around. I cont'd the patt as written. Not sure whether I'll have to inc on an increasing rd or not, yet. But I'll definitely keep you updated on my progress. As previously stated: thank you, again.

Stephanie.Maher said...

Hope it turned out well for you! I was preparing to have my second son when you were making this, and have been completely neglecting the blog since then. Oops!