Cross-stitch Rose Beanie by Nicole Bencker

Cross-stitch Rose Beanie

Crochet
March 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet
5.5 mm (I)
100 - 175 yards (91 - 160 m)
Newborn to Large Adult
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The Cross-stitch Rose Beanie is a simple beanie-style or cloche hat in construction but add in the art of cross-stitch and it really puts it over the top. The hat features a rose that you crochet and then cross-stitch the rose design on afterwards. It is worked in sc to form the grid for the cross-stitch design. Inspired by Valentine’s Day, I created this hat for my 2-year-old daughter after seeing it in many items (mostly stool covers) that incorporated either a print or a true cross-stitch design.

Sizes:
• Newborn fits 14” head circumference
• Infant (3 months) fits 16” head circumference
• Baby (6 months) fits 18” head circumference
• Toddler (1–2 years) fits 19” head circumference
• Preschooler (3-5 years) fits 20” head circumference
• Child (6-10 years) fits 21” head circumference
• Teen/Small Adult fits 22” head circumference
• Medium Adult fits 23” head circumference
• Large Adult fits 24” head circumference

Materials:
• I hook (5.5mm); I use a Clover hook which I have found creates a slightly smaller gauge. I also tend to be a really tight crocheter. For these two reasons, I highly recommend working up a gauge swatch ahead of time. You may need go up or down one or two hook sizes
• Worsted Weight Yarn; I used I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby. You will need up to 100 grams or 175 yards of main hat color, and 5 grams or 10 yards each 3 rose colors, and 2 leaf colors. Aran yarn would be an acceptable substitute if you don’t have access to worsted weight yarn.
• Stitch marker; I use a paperclip
• Tapestry or yarn needle to weave in ends and to apply cross-stitch design

Other Resources:
• A graph for the rose can be found at the end of this pattern

Abbreviations and Stitches Used: (in US terminology)
• Ch – chain stitch
• MC – Magic Circle
• Rem – remain/remaining
• Rev sc – reverse single crochet
• Rnd(s) – round(s)
• Sc – single crochet
• Sl st – Slip Stitch
• St – stitch

Pattern Notes:
• Pattern is written in US terms
• I work this hat in an amigurumi style which means you do not join at the end of each round or chain up to begin a new round. You use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round.