Crochet Beanie Hat by Kathy North

Crochet Beanie Hat

January 2004
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in Single crochet
5.0 mm (H)
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I use this pattern frequently for charitable causes.

Can be finished off with 2 rounds half double crochet rib, as in the plain light gray cap.

The blue/yellow striped hat was inspired by the color scheme of the crocheted hats worn by Sweden’s Olympic athletes during the Opening Ceremonies. (Note: this is not the hat worn by the athletes, but I wanted to use the color combo in a project.)

I worked the pattern to the 77 st point, changing the 4 colors at random in this sequence:
5 rnds off-white
1 rnd black
2 rnds pale yellow
4 rnds baby blue
2 rnds off-white
2 rnds pale yellow
1 rnd black
5 rnds baby blue
3 rnds pale yellow
2 rnds off-white
1 rnd black
4 rnds baby blue

Light blue/dark blue and gray/plum soft striped hats in Red Heart “Symphony”, worked on size K/10.5 (6.5 mm) hook to 60 sts, decreased to 48 on last few rounds for tighter fit at brim.