Simple Seed Stitch Beanie by Kirsten Holloway
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Simple Seed Stitch Beanie

Crochet
December 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
13 stitches = 4 inches
5.5 mm (I)
150 - 225 yards (137 - 206 m)
Adult: S/M/L/XL, Child: 6-10 yrs
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Difficulty:
Easy

Materials Needed:
5.5mm hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge
150-200 yards Caron One Pound, or other thicker #4 worsted weight yarn
Yarn needle
Scissors
6”X6” piece of faux fur for pom-pom - optional

Stitches Used:
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
FPsc = front post single crochet
BPsc = back post single crochet

Additional Terms:
Working in the 3rd Loop of hdc – Instructions: Look at the top of the stitch, and locate the sideways “V”, bend the stitch to look at the back, and you should see another “V”. You’ll be working into the back loop of that “V”, this is called the 3rd loop. 

Gauge:
13 hdc sts in 4”; hdc stitches should be 1/2” tall. Circle should measure 3 1/2” across after round 4, 4 1/4” after round 5, and 5” across after round 6. 

Measurements:
Size Large/X-Large Adult hat: 8 1/2” tall by 10 1/2” wide
Size Medium Adult hat: 8” tall by 10” wide 
Size Small Adult: 8” tall by 9 ½” wide 
6-10 yrs Child’s hat 7 3/4” tall by 9” wide 
Optional Finishing details: Earflaps/Ties, or faux fur pom-pom 

Additional Notes:
-First st of round should be made in the same st as join.
-You will need to use a thicker worsted weight yarn to achieve the size measurements listed. Making a gauge swatch before you start should help.
-This hat is primarily crocheted using the Seed Stitch. Every round you make, except for the ribbing, will alternate dc, and sc sts. The non-increase rounds will stack dc on top of sc and vice versa, but the increase rounds will not. Keep alternating anyway.
-Size can be adjusted down slightly by using a 5mm (H) hook if these sizes are not quite the right fit.