Star Sand Beanie: a Free Textured Crochet Hat Pattern
This decadently textured crochet beanie pattern uses the camel stitch and the star stitch together to make stripes of gorgeous, airy texture. This may be one of my all time favorite crochet hat patterns! I created this hat as a part of the Design Create Repeat collaboration. To see the next pattern in January’s Winter Accessories collection, hop over to Janne’s blog, Joy of Motion Crochet, for the Quick Classic Ear Warmer pattern.
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Of course, I had to top it off with a faux fur pompom. Doesn’t it add just a little bit of luxury? I made a special removable pom pom for this hat so it can still be washed normally. (I’ll be sure to post the tutorial for that soon!)
If you’re anything like me, crocheting is an indulgence. Lately, my absolute favorite treat is simply to sit down and crochet a hat in one or two uninterrupted sittings, with nothing but my latte to distract me. Of course, between life and dealing with a carpal tunnel diagnosis, I don’t usually get the chance to crochet as much as I want to!
So, as is human nature, I crammed as much goodness into this quick project as humanly possible. This crochet hat pattern uses several wonderful crochet texture stitches. I went all out and splurged on my fur yarn at JoAnn for the pom pom. (I even got some cash back through Ibotta!) And to top it all off, I used a brand new (to me) yarn, in the prettiest, beachiest sandy taupe color I have ever seen.
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1 skein Deborah Norville Everyday yarn, 180 yds/165 m; 3.5 oz / 100 g, 100% acrylic Worsted (4) weight yarn, shown in Taupe Tone
I/9 5.5mm Crochet Hook – pictured: Knit Picks Radiant Wood
Pom pom, if desired.
Ch- chain; Hdc – half double crochet; Dc – double crochet; Lp – loop; Sk – skip
HDC through 3rd loop: Yarn over, insert your hook under the 3rd loop of the st, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Star Stitch: For the first star in round, ch 3, pick up a loop in the 2nd ch from hook and next 4 spaces (6 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops on hook, ch 1 to complete st. For next stitches, pick up a loop in the center of previous star, in the legs of previous star, in the same st as previous st, and next 2 sts (6 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.
Gauge / Finished Size
8 stitches and 6 rows hdc through 3rd loop in 2” square
The turning chain does not count as a stitch in this pattern.
Hat is worked from top down in joined rows.
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Crown of Hat
Round 1: Ch 2 and work 12 dc into a magic ring, slip to join. 
Round 2: Ch 2, work 2 dc into each st around, slip to join. 
Round 3: Ch 2, *work 1 dc in the first st, then 2 dc into the next st,* repeat * to * around, slip to join. 
Round 4: Ch 2, *work 1 dc in the first 2 sts, then 2 dc into the next st,* repeat * to * around, slip to join. 
Round 5 : Ch 2, *work 1 dc in the first 3 sts, then 2 dc into the next st,* repeat * to * around, slip to join. 
Round 6: Ch 2, work a hdc in each st around, slip to join 
Round 7-8: Ch 2, working through 3rd loops, hdc in each st around, slip to join. 
Star Stitch Section
Round 9: Working through 3rd loops, ch 3, work the star stitch around, working the final star across the slip stitch from the previous row; sl to top of ch to join. [30 stars]
Round 10: Ch 2, work 2hdc in the center of each star around, sl to join. [60 hdc]
Rounds 11-16: Repeat Rounds 9-10.
Rounds 17-21: Repeat round 7.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Add a pom pom if desired.
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