Stravaig Mosaic Beanie & Cowl by Abi McIntyre

Stravaig Mosaic Beanie & Cowl

November 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
4.0 mm (G)
153 - 175 yards (140 - 160 m)
both US and UK
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This pattern is available for £5.50 GBP buy it now

Stravaig is a soft and warm beanie hat created using the overlay mosaic crochet (in the round) technique.

The Scottish word stravaig refers to wandering or roaming around with intent, yet without a specific destination or purpose.
It embodies the spirit of exploration, curiosity, and the joy of discovering the unknown.
The colours chosen for the mosaic pattern could draw from the natural elements of Scotland - the deep blues of its lochs, the lush greens of its hillsides, the warm browns of its earth, and the vibrant purples of heather that adorn its moors. These colours intertwine in the beanie’s design, capturing the vibrancy of the Scottish landscape.

This beanie has no ribbing, as I wanted the pattern to be the star of the show. It is worked from the bottom up using the mosaic crochet technique and then shaped to the top of the hat using ‘in the round’ double crochet decreases. It is designed to be a snug fit – wear it for hill walking, skiing, or just heading down to the pub! It’ll keep you cosy wherever you are stravaiging!

As always, I have tried to make my pattern as easy as possible to follow, so even if you’re a beginner, you’ll be able to make your own Stravaig hat. You can stop halfway if you prefer a headband to a hat – I’ll tell you in the instructions when you stop.

As a bonus, I have also designed a matching cowl – the details of which can be found in the PDFs.

The PDFs detail the stats/sizes for:

  • DK - Adult
  • Aran - Large Adult
  • DK - Child
  • Aran - Adult

Two PDFs are available: one using US terms and one using UK terms.

The PDF has easy-to-read charts (with Xs for DCs) for each pattern included and corresponding written instructions.

I hope you enjoy creating your own Stravaig Beanie.

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Happy Crocheting