Sunday, September 28, 2014

Black and White Long Double Crochet Slouchy Beanie

I started this hat this afternoon because I was bored and my daughter loves hats. I worked it up in a few hours and thought the long double crochet added just the right bit of style to the basic black and white pattern. The edging is made with the crab stitch. I really like to use this stitch as edging because it gives the hat a polished look. If you want to share this pattern, please use the link to my Raverly page or to my blog. Feel free to sell any items made with this pattern, just please give me credit as the original designer.





Red Heart Super Saver Black
Red Heart Super Saver White (I used leftover yarn from another project. A skein each will make several hats. You can also use any color combination you like.)
Size K/10 ½ (6.5mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle

Gauge: 10 sts and 6 rows = 4 inch square

Hat measures 12 inches across widest point, 21 inch circumference at opening, and is app. 10 inches long. It is designed to fit the head snug and then be very slouchy in the back.

Special Stitches:
Longdc: yo, insert hook into st below next st, yo, pull back through, yo pull through 1st 2 loops, yo, pull through last 2 loops
Crab stitch: working left to right insert hook into next st on the right, yo, pull thorugh, yo and pull through both loops. Insert hook into next st to the right and repeat the process. Also called special single crochet stitch.

Step 1: Make a magic circle and work 8 sc into circle. Pull circle up and join into first sc.

Rnd 1: With White ch1, sc in same space, 2 sc into each sp around, join.

Rnd 2: Ch3, dc into same sp, *1 dc into next st, 2 dc into next st* repeat around join into 3rd st of ch3

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc into same sp, *1 dc into next st, 2 dc into next st* repeat around and join into 3rd st of ch3

Rnd 4: Switch to Black – Ch1, sc in same sp, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc into next st* repeat around join into 3rd st of ch3

Rnd 5: Ch3, dc into same sp, *1 dc into next 2 sts, 2 dc into next st* repeat around join into 3rd st of ch3

Rnd 6: Ch3, dc into same sp, *1 dc into next 3 sts, 2 dc into next st* repeat around join into 3rd st of ch3

Rnd 7: Change to White – ch3, 1 dc into next 2 sts, 1 longdc into st below next st, *1 dc into next 3 sts, 1 longdc into st below next st* end with 1 dc in each of the last 2 sts, join into 3rd st of ch3

Rnd 8: Ch3, 1 dc into each st around join into 3rd st of ch3

Rnd 9-10: Repeat rounds 7 and 8 using White

Rnd 11-12: Repeat rounds 7 and 8 using Black

Rnd 13-14: Repeat rounds 7 and 8 using White

Rnd 15: Switch to Black – ch3, *dc2tog, 1 dc into next 3 sts*, dc2tog, join into 3rd st of ch3

Rnd 16: Repeat round 15

Rnd 17: Switch to White – ch3, *dc2tog, 1 dc into next 3 sts* dc2tog, join into 3rd st of ch3

Rnd 18: Ch3, 1dc into each st around, join into 3rd st of ch3

Rnd 19: Switch to Black – ch1, sc into each st around, join into ch1

Rnd 20: Switch to White – ch1, crab st in each sc around and join into ch1

Work in ends.


You are free to sell items made with this pattern, just please give me credit as the original designer. If you find any mistakes in this pattern please let me know. To my knowledge it is error free and complete. Enjoy!