The Sunburst Beanie by Karen Lucas

The Sunburst Beanie

March 2019
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 3 rows = 2 inches
in To check you gauge Ch 6, work 1 SC in the 2nd CH from the hook (5 SC). Turn. CH 1, SC, 3 SC in the FL, 1 SC across. Turn. Repeat 2 more times.
8.0 mm (L)
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
Toddler - Adult
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This design was inspired by two different stitches. It was only after doing a row, I realized that I was doing a stitch “wrong” but I really liked the way the my beanie was looking! I decided to write down what I was doing and after referring to my stitch books, I realized I had combined elements from two different stitches to make my own. I was combining elements from the Star Stitch and Faux Broomstick Lace. I don’t consider myself to be a crochet expert by any means, and I am not claiming this stitch to be my own, but for this pattern I will refer to the stitch as a Sunburst Single Crochet. This design is actually very easy, we are just doing some extra work to make 4 single crochet stitches. I love making easy things that look harder than they are! For this pattern I am using size 5 chunky yarn. I recommend using a chunky yarn for the brim and the main color of the hat. When I decided to make another hat, I realized my selection of variegated size 5 yarn was limited so I substituted two strands of size 4 worsted weight yarn. When using two strands of worsted weight yarn it can be a little trickier to do but, if I can do it, I know you can too!