Simple Spiral Beanie by Marie Segares

Simple Spiral Beanie

Crochet
January 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
see notes below
5.5 mm (I)
140 - 200 yards (128 - 183 m)
Newborn (3-6 months, 6-12 months, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Large).
US
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This stretchy one-skein project is halfway between a beanie and a slouchy hat. Crocheting in the back loop of half double crochet stitches mimics the look of the stockinette stitch in knitting.

Although this is listed as intermediate because of the special stitches, an adventurous beginner can make it. Now available in 8 sizes.

Looking for the same style of beanie in a different weight of yarn? Try my free crochet patterns for the Under the Bridge Hat in super bulky weight yarn or the Shimmering Frost Beanie in jumbo weight yarn.

This pattern is available for FREE on my blog here.

The free version is supported by advertising on my website. The downloadable PDF for sale on Ravelry includes the full pattern in one printable file without advertisements.

Skills used
Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch
Working in rounds, increasing, working in back loop only
Special stitches: cdc, FPsc (written explanations provided in pattern)

Skill Level
Intermediate

Finished Sizes
Newborn (3-6 months, 6-12 months, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Large).

Newborn: 12.5” (32 cm) circumference x 5” (13 cm) height.

3-6 months: 14” (35.5 cm) circumference x 6.25” (16 cm) height.

6-12 months: 15.75” (40 cm) circumference x 6.5” (16.5 cm) height.

Toddler: 17.25” (17.25 cm) circumference x 7” (44 cm) height.

Child: 18.75” (47.5 cm) circumference x 7.5” (19 cm) height.

Teen/Adult Small: 20.5” (52 cm) circumference x 8” (20.5 cm) height.

Adult Large: 22” (56 cm) circumference x 8.5” (21.5 cm) height. (Requires 2 skeins of yarn.)

Materials
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g, 170 yd/156 m) – 1 skein in 134 Terracotta, or approximately 170 yds (29 m) in any medium weight yarn.

US Size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.

Yarn needle.

Locking stitch marker or scrap yarn.

Gauge
Through Rnd 5 in pattern = 4” (10 cm) diameter. For best fit, always check your gauge.

This pattern was originally published in October, 2015 as the Halfway Harvest Hat on Cheap Eats & Thrifty Crafts.