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There’s nothing worse than feeling bored by your crochet projects. I’ve been working on a lot of hats lately, and after a while, they all seem to blend together.
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So for this project, I decided to combine some new stitches- ones I’d never tried before. I finally settled on the crochet spider stitch. It has a lovely drape and a really nice structured fabric that has almost a stripe to it.
And I made sure to use some of the best yarn in my stash- you know, the one you buy because the color is drool worthy, but then hoard like a dragon because it seems too nice to be used up right away?
But pretty yarn is for crocheting, not sitting in a dusty bookshelf! So go find some of your favorite worsted weight yarn, and an I hook, and get ready to create a treasure that you can wear instead of hiding away in your yarn basket.
My coveted yarn is the gorgeous Garnet Heather colorway of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash. Oh, my word, it’s gorgeous, isn’t it?
Blo- back loop only; Ch- chain; FSC- foundation single crochet; Sc- single crochet; Sk – skip; Sl- slip stitch; St- stitch;
Gauge / Finished Size
3 st and 3 rounds in 1” square in sc blo. 7 (sc, ch1, sc) groups and 16 rounds in 4” in spider stitch section.
Hat is sized for Adult M/L to fit a 22-24” head.
This beanie begins at the brim and moves upward in joined rounds. Then, for the spider stitch section, you will work in continuous rounds, using a stitch marker or scrap yarn to keep track of your rounds.
Indian Rocks Beanie Pattern
Round 1: Ch 2, FSC 72, without twisting, sl to join in the round. [72 fsc]
Round 2: Ch 1, working through blo, sc in each st around. [72 sc]
Round 3-5: Repeat round 2.
Sides of Hat
Round 6: Ch 1, *(sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, sk 1 st,* repeat * to * around. [36 (sc, ch 1, sc) groups]
Round 7-35: Sk 1 sc, *(sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch sp, sk next 2 st,* repeat * to * around. [36 (sc, ch 1, sc) groups]
Round 36: *Sk 1 sc, sc in next ch sp, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, sc in next ch sp, sk next 2 st, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch sp, sk 1 sc,* repeat * to * around. [24 (sc, ch 1, sc) groups]
Round 37: Repeat Round 7. [24 (sc, ch 1, sc) groups]
Round 38-39: Repeat Rounds 36-37. [16 (sc, ch1, sc) groups]
Round 40: *Sk 1 st, sc in next ch sp, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, sc in next ch sp, sk 1 st,* repeat * to * around. [8 (sc, ch 1, sc) groups]
Round 41: Repeat Round 7. [8 (sc, ch 1, sc) groups]
Rounds 42-43: Repeat Rounds 40-41. [4 (sc, ch 1, sc) groups]
Break yarn, and pull through last stitch. With yarn needle, sew together the last few stitches on top of hat, then secure. Weave in all ends. Block as needed.