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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?
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I/5.5mm Crochet Hook – Pictured: my Furls Streamline Swirl in Cream
2 Skeins Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash, Worsted  weight, 100% superwash wool yarn, 50g; 110 yds, shown in Garnet Heather – 95 g or 209yds used.
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.
Lorie Hincman says
Hi Katie! Glad I found you. You patterns are so cute. Maybe I need to take up crocheting. 😊
Hi Lorie! Thanks so much for stopping by to comment! 😀 I’m happy to bring you a little yarn and a few hooks if you’re serious! Just let me know next time I see you! 😀
Linda Dean says
Hi Katie, I love this beanie and the color. Thank you for sharing the pattern.
Thank you, Linda!
I agree, this color is just SO pretty. I’m really considering buying some more to make a matching cowl pattern, too.
Glad you enjoyed it,
I have some Bernat roving yarn would this work for this hat? It’s so soft. Asking before I buy yarn. Thanks so much for any help u can give me
I have 3 skeins of Bernat roving would this work for this hat. I would appreciate any advice u can give me.
quick question for sides of hat do you join and chain 1 or you just straight sc ch1 sc?
For this particular hat, the sides are worked in continous rounds. Hope that answered your question, Carol!
Michelle Cole says
Hi there – can the bottom of the hat be turned up to make a brim, if you add a little more length? What will the turned up part of the brim look like?
Hi there Michelle!
While the brim isn’t reversible, the rest of the hat is. Love that about Spider Stitch! You could really easily just flip the hat inside out if you wanted to turn the brim up and keep those textured lines showing. If you turn it up regularly, it’ll just look like the back side of single crochet, with no horizontal lines.
Hope that helps!
It’s a very cute hat, why is it called Indian Rocks beanie?
This hat is named after the beach in Florida I visited while crocheting it in the car. Indian Rocks is one of my favorite Florida beaches to visit- it’s not quite as pretty as Clearwater, but it’s much less crowded (and more peaceful)!
Thanks for stopping to comment, glad you liked this hat!
I love Indian Rocks beach, I just spent all of January and February there. I can’t wait to go back.