The Alpha Beanie was inspired by a few knit creations I found on Instagram & Pinterest. I'm a HUGE fan of texture (if you didn't already know) so I'm always playing around with stitch combos.
The Alpha Beanie is quick, simple and beginner friendly. For this pattern, I used less than one ball of Lion Brand's Jean's yarn and a 6 mm hook. This pattern uses two simple stitches to get a textured design; single crochet ribbing and extended double crochet. I learned extended double crochet just a few months ago. I'm pretty sure it's not new, but I hardly ever see it being used. This was my first time incorporating it in a design, so if you haven't yet...grab your materials & here's your chance!
Approximately 160 yds of worsted weight yarn
6 mm crochet hook
Stitch marker (optional)
Pom pom (optional)
4" x 4" = 16 sc x 16 rows
Designed to fit the average women's size head
9 in wide x 8 in height
Ch - chain
Sc - single crochet
Blo - back loop only
Edc - extended double crochet
Sl st - slip stitch
St(s) - stitch(es)
Sp - space
Sc2tog - single crochet two together
Rs - right side
Ws - wrong side
Special Stitch - (Extended Double Crochet) - Yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over & pull up loop, yarn over pull through one loop, yarn over pull through two loops, yarn over pull through two loops.
Pattern is worked from the bottom up in joined turned rows
Pattern is worked on both the right and wrong sides
Ch 1 & Ch 2 does not count as st
Row 1: Sc in 1st ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 2: Sc in 1st st. Sc in blo of each st across to last st. Sc in last st. Ch 1, turn. (7)
Rows 3-70: Repeat Row 2 or until band measures desired length. Must end on an even number row.
Fold band in half and sl st along the vertical edge to join. Flip band over on the rs and ch 1.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in ch 1 sp. Sc in each st around the band. Join with sl st to top of 1st sc. Ch 1, turn. (70)
Row 2 (WS): Sc in blo of each st around. Join with sl st to top of 1st sc. Ch 1, turn. (70)
Row 3 (RS): Sc in blo of each st around. Join with sl st to top of 1st sc. Ch 1, turn. (70)
Row 4 (WS): Sc in blo of each st around. Join with sl st to top of 1st sc. Ch 2, turn. (70)
Row 5 (RS): Edc in blo of each st around. Join with sl st to top of 1st edc. Ch 1, turn.(70)
Rows 6-21: Repeat Rows 2 - 5
For a slouchy version continue to repeat Rows 2-5 until desired length.
Optional- place stitch marker in the 1st st of every row to keep track of decreases.
Row 22 (WS): *Sc2tog, sc in the next 3 sts. Repeat from * to the end. Join with sl st to top of 1st sc. Ch 1, turn. (56)
Row 23 (RS): *Sc2tog, sc in the next 2 sts. Repeat from * to the end. Join with sl st to top of 1st sc. Ch 1, turn. (42)
Row 24 (WS): *Sc2tog, sc in the next st. Repeat from * to the end. Join with sl st to top of 1st sc. Ch 1, turn. (28)
Row 25 (RS) : Sc2tog in each 2 sts around to the end. Join with sl st to top of 1st sc. Fasten off leaving at least 10 inch tail. (14)
Turn hat on the wrong side. Using yarn needle, weave in and out every stitch. Pull yarn tail gently to close. Sew remaining gap closed. Weave in all loose ends and turn on right side. Add pom pom if desired.
I hope you enjoyed making the Alpha Beanie. I’d love to see your finished makes on Instagram! Tag me @taliacrochetcreations or use #Alphabeanie. Any questions, contact me at any time.
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