This summer, I went to a family reunion. Before I left the house, I grabbed a ball of yarn and a crochet hook. Of course, I grabbed my favorite size hook – J/10.
I did this because I had to have my foot propped up, so it served as a conversation starter as well as giving me something to do. When people are up and about, someone sitting down just kind of blends into the background, so doing something seemingly out of the ordinar draws attention. In this case, it was a good thing.
When I got home, I realized that the rectangle I had bee working on was too long for a beanie. So I decided to add a row of an interesting feature (the X stitch that I learned during a pattern test) and then doubled it. That’s how it became the Double-Layer Crochet Beanie.
It’s worked flat and then sewn together, so don’t worry that you can’t do it because you can’t crochet in the round. That’s not necessary for this pattern.
Let’s get started.
1 skein DK yarn
J/10 crochet hook
Pom pom (optional)
– Chain 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
– If your chain is tighter than your crochet rows, go up a hook size for the chain and go to the pattern hook starting with row 1.
– Pattern is written for adult size S/M with additions for L/XL.
BLO: Back loop only
HDC: Half-double crochet
TR – treble (triple) crochet
X-stitch: TR – yarn over twice, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops until one loop is left on your hook. Yarn over twice, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops; skip a stitch; insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops until one loop is left on your hook; chain one; yarn over, insert hook into front of the x-stitch you’ve started (do not go under the legs of the x), yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops until one loop is left on the hook
15 HDC across x 12 HDC rows = ~4 inches
For all sizes
Row 1: HDC in 2nd ch from hook; HDC across (71 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, HDC blo in every stitch across
Row 3-28: Rep Row 2
Row 29: Ch 1, turn. X-stitch across (see special stitches above)
Row 30: Ch 1, turn, HDC in every stitch across
Row 31-36: Rep Row 2
For size L/XL only
Rows 37-42: Rep Row 2
For all sizes
Slip stitch edges together. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
You now have a tube. Fold the tube in half over itself. With a tapestry needle, weave yarn in one edge of the tube and draw together. Tie tight. DO NOT fasten off. Repeat with the second edge. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Attach pom pom (optional).
Please do not copy/distribute this pattern without permission. For personal use only. Items made from this pattern may be sold.
I will be adding a premium version of this pattern to my Ravelry shop with photo tutorials soon.
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