Mermaid Tears Beanie

Today’s the day! We’re kicking off our Christmas Hat CAL with this gorgeous lace crochet slouchy beanie. As of this morning, Christmas 2018 is officially 5 months away! It’s SO close! I can hardly believe it.

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This beautiful crocheted ladies slouch hat uses the same stitch pattern as my Mermaid Tears Shawl. It’s still gorgeous, but the heavier roving style yarn I used gives it a completely unique look. The lacy stitching makes a deliciously warm hat that can still breathe in warmer climates. Perfect for crisp fall days!

Funny story, this hat is a mite snug on me, but it still fits. However, my son saw it, tried it on, and has claimed it for his own! I wouldn’t exactly say this is quite a unisex hat, because of the lace, but it reminded me that I still owe him a nice hat- keep your eyes peeled, maybe you’ll see one on the blog soon!

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Materials

1 Skein Lion Brand Landscapes Yarn, Sage, 100% acrylic, worsted (4) weight yarn, 100g/147yd

Psst! You can snag a great deal on a bundle of Lion Brand Landscapes through LionBrand.com!

L/8.0mm crochet hook

Scissors

Yarn needle

Abbreviations

Ch- chain, Hdc – half double crochet, Dc – double crochet, Sc – single crochet, Sk- skip, Sl- Slip, St- stitch

Special Stitches

V-stitch: (Dc, ch1, dc) into same stitch.

Gauge / Finished Size

6sts (5dc, 1sc) and 4 rows in 2” in pattern; {OR} 5 sts and 4 rounds hdc in 2”

Finished Hat measures 16”, 18”, 20”, 22” to fit a Baby (16-18”), Child (20-22”), Adult Small (22”), Adult Large (23-25”)

Notes

Throughout the pattern, the turning chain does NOT count as a stitch, unless noted in pattern.

Chain stitches DO count as stitches when determining skipped stitches.

Flat Hat Crown

Round 1: In a magic ring, ch 2, hdc 6 (7, 8, 9), sl to join. [6 (7, 8, 9) hdc]

Round 2: Ch 2, work 2 hdc in each st around, sl. [12 (14, 16, 18) hdc]

Round 3: Ch 2, *2hdc in first st, hdc in next st,* repeat * to * around, sl. [18 (21, 24, 27) hdc]

Round 4: Ch 2, *2hdc in first st, hdc in next 2 sts,* repeat * to * around, sl. [24, (28, 32, 36) hdc]

Round 5: Ch 2, *2hdc in first st, hdc in next 3 sts,* repeat *to * around, sl. [30 (35, 40, 45) hdc]

Round 6: Ch 2, *2hdc in first st, hdc in next 4 sts,* repeat *to * around, sl. [36 (42, 48, 54) hdc]

Begin Mermaid Tears Stitch Pattern

Round 7: Ch 1, *sc, ch 1, sk 2, V-st in next, ch 1, sk 2,* repeat * to * around, sl. [6 (7, 8, 9) V sts and sc]

Round 8: Ch 1, *sc in sc, 5 dc in center of V-st,* repeat * to * around, sl. [6(7, 8, 9) sc and 5dc Shells]

Round 9: Ch 4 and dc in first sc (counts as V-st), *ch 1, sk 2 dc, sc in 3rd dc, ch 1, sk 2 dc, V-st in sc,* repeat * to * 6 more times, ch 1, sk 2 dc, sc in 3rd dc, ch 1, sl to 3rd ch to join. [6(7, 8, 9) sc and V-st]

Round 10: Sl to center of V-st, ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 2 dc in same ch-space, *sk 2 sts, sc in sc, sk 2 sts, work 5 dc in center of V-st,* repeat * to * 6 more times, sk 2 sts, sc in sc, sk 2 sts, work 2dc in first V-st to complete initial shell. [6(7, 8, 9) sc and 5 dc shells]

Repeat Rounds 7-10 until hat measures 5.5”, 6.5”, 8.5” tall, ending after a round 8 or 10.

Slip Stitch Ribbed Brim

If you have trouble with the brim, check out this guest post tutorial I wrote for JoyofMotion Crochet! Just want the primer? be sure to use a very loose tension, or size up your hook!

Work through back loop only throughout entire brim.

If necessary, slip stitch to the next sc.

Ch 5.

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sl in each st across. [5]

Row 2: Sl to next st on base of hat to turn, sl in each sl across. [5]

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sl 4. [4]

Row 4: Sl to next st on base of hat to turn, sl in each sl across. [4]

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sl 4. [4]

Row 6: Sl in same st on base of hat to increase, slip to next  st on base of hat to turn, sl in each sl across [5]

 

Repeat rows 1-6 around edge of hat to form brim.

After last row, hold both edges of brim together, and sl across to join.

 

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

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10 thoughts on “Mermaid Tears Beanie

  1. I just started making the hat I am on round 8 when pattern says sc in sc space is it on top of the single crochet of the previous or is in the big gap spaces in between the v stitches?

    1. Hi there, Kia!
      For round 8, your single crochet will be worked into a sc from the previous round. Hope that helps!

      Katie

  2. I am having a hard figuring out from round to round 10 . Where it says sc in 3rd dc, ch 1, sl to 3rd ch to join. [6(7, 8, 9) sc and V-st] big gap chain 4 that is a V stitch

    Round 10: Sl to center of V-st, ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 2 dc in same ch-space, *sk 2 sts, sc in sc, sk 2 sts, work 5 dc in center of V-st,* repeat * to * 6 more times, sk 2 sts, sc in sc, sk 2 sts, work 2dc in first V-st to complete initial shell. [6(7, 8, 9) sc and 5 dc shells]

    Repeat Rounds 7-10 until hat measures 5.5”, 6.5”, 8.5” tall, ending after a round 8 or 10.

  3. A photo or a video explaining row 9 and 10 would be helpful it was very confusing. I would really like to make the hat but had to stop because I was having a hard time.

    1. Hi Sue! Yes, for the row where the (ch 4, dc) counts as the first V, you are slip stitching to the 3rd chain before continuing with row 7. Hope that helps!
      Katie

  4. I can’t wait to get started on this. Thank you and all of the other amazing crochet designers involved in the CAL for sharing your beautiful patterns with all of us.

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