• Crochet Patterns

    Juneau Blues Beanie – Free Crochet Hat Pattern

    Woman wearing a blue hat made with this free crochet pattern by The Loopy Lamb
    The yarn for this free crochet hat pattern was provided by Hobbii.com. This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    I’m back this week with a new free crochet hat pattern – The Juneau Blues Beanie. This is a fitted beanie that alternates between a knit look stitch with a post stitch overlay to create a brick-like texture. I had a difficult time coming up with a name for this pattern and decided to name it after the colourway that inspired it. This is an intermediate level crochet pattern. There are some special stitches used to create this effect so please be sure to read the “special stitches” section of the pattern before jumping in.

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    The Juneau Blues Beanie is made with a self-striping yarn that was generously provided by my friends at Hobbii.com. The yarn is called Hobbii Lollipop and the colour I used is called Juneau. Hobbii Lollipop is a worsted weight, 80% Acrylic/ 20% wool blend yarn that comes in a variety of fun, self-striping colours. Blue being my favourite colour, I was instantly drawn to the Juneau colourway. One 200g ball of Hobbii Lollipop comes with 383 yards/350m of yarn. The yarn is machine washable but Hobbii recommends laying it flat to dry.

    Juneau Blues Beanie (made with this free crochet hat pattern), laid flat next to a crochet hook and scissors.

    As I like to do with self striping yarn, I deconstructed the ball of yarn into it’s separate colours to have more control over the colour changes. This is an optional step for this pattern as it does result in extra ends to weave in. You can let the colour changes happen naturally from the ball however, the colours changes may happen mid-row. If you’re ok with that, then go for it.

    One of the special stitches that I used in the Juneau Blues Beanie I called the Half Double Crochet in the third loop (of a Treble Crochet Stitch). I could not find any reference to this technique elsewhere so if anyone knows of this technique (and any official name) please let me know. This stitch is similar to completing a HDC in the third loop except that the “third loop” refers to the loop at the back of the stitch that was created by the last yarn over in a treble crochet. It is directly below the back loop of the stitch. To make it simple, think of it like a half double crochet stitch and put your hook under the loop that you would when working a stitch into the third loop of a half double crochet stitch.

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    If you’re making a Juneau Blues Beanie and sharing it on social media, I’d love it if you tagged me or used #theloopylamb so I can see all of your beautiful makes. If you’re looking for another free crochet hat pattern, check out the bottom of this post for some suggestions or click HERE to see all the free patterns available on my site.

    Juneau Blues Beanie – Free Crochet Hat Pattern

    Woman wearing beanie made with this free crochet pattern, holding a mug.
    Like the mittens? They’re a free pattern on my site too! Get the link at the bottom of this page.

    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Supplies:

    Terminology: U.S. Terminology

    Abbreviations:


    Special Stitches:

    Half Double Crochet in the third loop (of a Half Double Crochet Stitch)/Camel Stitch:  Yarn over and insert your hook into the third loop on the back of the indicated HDC stitch.  Yarn over, pull up a loop.  Three loops on hook.  Yarn over and pull through all three loops.  Stitch completed. 

    Half Double Crochet in the third loop (of a Treble Crochet Stitch):  Yarn over and insert your hook into the third loop (the last wrap on your post stitch) on the back of the indicated treble crochet stitch.  Yarn over, pull up a loop.  Three loops on hook.  Yarn over and pull through all three loops.  Stitch completed. To make it simple, think of it like a half double crochet stitch and put your hook under the loop that you would when working a stitch into the third loop of a half double crochet stitch.

    Single Crochet in the third loop (of a Half Double Crochet Stitch): Insert hook into the third loop of the indicated stitch.  Yarn over and pull up a loop.  Two loops on hook.  Yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.  Stitch completed.


    Finished Size:  

    • 8.5” tall by 10” wide when laid flat.

    Gauge:

    • 15 sts x 13 rows = 4 inches


    NOTES:

    • For this pattern, in order to maintain clean colour changes, I deconstructed my Hobbii yarn cake and made little bobbins of each colour. This is an optional step.  If you don’t want to deal with weaving in the extra ends, you can continue as the yarn comes out of the cake.
    • Tip for cleaner seam: On the camel stitch rows, when joining at the end of the round, rather than completing my sl st the normal way, I take my hook out of the working loop and insert it from back to front of the first stitch of that round.  I then pull the working loop from the front of the hat to the inside of the hat and pull it taught.  Then I do the appropriate number of chains needed and crochet as normal.
    • CH 2s at the beginning of a row do not count as a stitch.
    • Where “Join” is indicated, join the end of your row to the beginning of your row with a sl st.
    Close up of the texture of the Juneau Blues Beanie
    Close up of the Juneau Blues Beanie texture, made with this free crochet hat pattern.

    Band 

    Using 5.0mm hook, CH 7. 
    Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook. SC 4.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
    Row 2:  SC in same st.  SC 4 in BLO.  SC in last st, under both loops.  Ch 1 and turn. (6)

    Repeat row two until your band is approximately 18.5” long when slightly stretched.  You can make the band a little shorter or longer than that as needed.  Generally, a good length for a band for an adult is between 18” – 19” long when laid flat and slightly stretched.  When completed, fold the band in half and sl st the two sides together.  Turn the piece so the seam is on the inside and the right side is facing you.

    Hat Body: 

    Using 5.5mm hook
    Row 1:
    CH 1.  SC 72 evenly around the top of the band.  Join. (72)
    Row 2: CH 1.  SC in the first st and each st around.  Join. (72)
    Row 3: CH 2.  HDC in the first st and each st around.  Join. (72)
    Rows 4 – 6: CH 2.  HDC in the third loop of the first st and in each st around.  Join. (72)
    Row 7: CH 1. TR in the first st of Row 3.  HDC in the third loop of the next 5 sts. TR in the 7th st of Row 3.  HDC in the third loop of the next 5 sts. TR in the 13th st of Row 3.  HDC in the third loop of the next 5 sts. TR in the 19th st of Row 3.  HDC in the third loop of the next 5 sts. TR in the 25th st of Row 3.  HDC in the third loop of the next 5 sts. TR in the 31st st of Row 3.  HDC in the third loop of the next 5 sts. TR in the 37th st of Row 3.  HDC in the third loop of the next 5 sts. TR in the 43rd st of Row 3.  HDC in the third loop of the next 5 sts. TR in the 49th st of Row 3.  HDC in the third loop of the next 5 sts. TR in the 55th st of Row 3.  HDC in the third loop of the next 5 sts. TR in the 61st st of Row 3.  HDC in the third loop of the next 5 sts.  TR in the 67th st of Row 3.  HDC in the third loop of the last 5 sts. Join. (72)
    Row 8: CH 1.  SC in the third loop of the first st and each st around.  Join. (72)
    Row 9: CH 1.  SC in the first st and each st around. Join. (72)
    Row 10: CH 2.  HDC in the first st and each st around.  Join. (72)
    Rows 11 – 13: CH 2.  HDC in the third loop of the first st and each st around.  Join. (72)

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    Row 14: CH 1. TR in the first st of Row 10.  HDC in the third loop of the next 5 sts. TR in the 7th st of Row 10.  HDC in the third loop of the next 5 sts.  TR in the 13th st of Row 10.  HDC in the third loop of the next 5 sts.  TR in the 19th st of Row 10.  HDC in the third loop of the next 5 sts. TR in the 25th st of Row 10.  HDC in the third loop of the next 5 sts.  TR in the 31st st of Row 10.  HDC in the third loop of the next 5 sts.  TR in the 37th st of Row 10.  HDC in the third loop of the next 5 sts.  TR in the 43rd st of Row 10.  HDC in the third loop of the next 5 sts.  TR in the 49th st of Row 10.  HDC in the third loop of the next 5 sts.  TR in the 55th st of Row 10.  HDC in the third loop of the next 5 sts.  TR in the 61st st of Row 10.  HDC in the third loop of the next 5 sts.  TR in the 67th st of Row 10.  HDC in the third loop of the next 5 sts. Join. (72)

    Juneau Blues Beanie laid flat next to a furls crochet hook.


    Row 15: CH 1.  SC in the third loop of the first st and each st around. Join. (72)
    Row 16: CH 1.  SC in the first st and each st across (72)
    Row 17: CH 2.  HDC in the first 5 sts, HDCDEC, (HDC 10, HDCDEC in the next) x 5, HDC in the last 5 sts. Join. (66)
    Row 18: CH 2.  In the third loop, (HDC in the first 9 sts, HDCDEC) x 6.  Join. (60)
    Row 19: CH 2.  In the third loop, HDC in the first 4 sts, HDCDEC, (HDC in the next 8 sts, HDCDEC) x 5, HDC in the last 4 sts.  Join. (54)
    Row 20: CH 2.  In the third loop, (HDC in the first 7 sts, HDCDEC) x 6. Join. (48)
    Row 21: CH 1. TR in the first st of Row 17.  HDC in the third loop of the next 2 sts, HDCDEC, HDC. TR in the 7th st of Row 17.  HDC in the third loop of the next 3 sts.  TR in the 13th st of Row 17.  In the third loop, HDCDEC, HDC 2.  TR in the 19th st of Row 17.  HDC in the third loop of the next 3 sts.  TR in the 25th st of Row 17.  In the third loop HDCDEC, HDC 1.  TR in the 31st st of Row 17.  HDC in the third loop of the next 3 sts.  TR in the 37th st of Row 17.  In the third loop, HDCDEC, HDC 2.  TR in the 43rd st of Row 17.  HDC in the third loop of the next 3 sts.  TR in the 49th st of Row 17.  In the third loop, HDCDEC, HDC 2.  TR in the 55th st of Row 17.  In the third loop, HDCDEC, HDC 1.  TR in the 61st st of Row 17.  In the third loop, HDC, HDCDEC.  Join. (42)
    Row 22: CH 1.  In third loop, (SC 5, SCDEC) x 6.  Join. (36)
    Row 23: CH 1.  SC in the first 2 sts, SCDEC.  (SC 4, SCDEC) x 5, SC in the last 2 sts.  Join. (30)
    Row 24: CH 2.  (HDC 3, HDCDEC) x 6.  Join. (24)
    Row 25: CH 2.  In the third loop, HDC 1, HDCDEC, (HDC 2, HDCDEC) x 5, HDC in the last st.  Join. (18)
    Row 26: CH 1.  (SC 1, SCDEC) x 6.  Join. (12)
    Row 27: CH 1.  (SCDEC) x 6.  Join. (6)
    FO and weave in ends.  If using a pompom, secure to the top of the hat.

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/theloopylamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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    Looking for another free crochet hat pattern? Check out some of my other free crochet hat patterns here: Arctic Gem Beanie, Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat, Crochet Tartan Beanie, The Aeipathy Beanie.

    Looking for the mittens in the picture above? Check out the pattern: Norse Crochet Mittens.

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    Crochet Tartan Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

    Woman laughing wearing the Crochet Tartan Beanie
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    The Crochet Tartan Beanie is the 2nd pattern in my crochet tartan series. This hat was designed to match my Crochet Tartan Cowl pattern. The Crochet Tartan Beanie features a classically beautiful tartan pattern that is comprised of simple colour changes and stitches.

    The Crochet Tartan Beanie is made working in rows to create a rectangular piece of fabric. The vertical lines of the tartan pattern are then added using surface crochet stitches. Once the surface crochet is completed, the hat is seamed up and cinched closed on one end to create the beanie. Adding a pompom to finish it off, and you’re done your Crochet Tartan Beanie.

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    Close up of stitches on the Crochet Tartan Beanie with a wooden crochet hook on top

    New to Surface Crochet?

    As I mentioned, this beanie pattern uses surface crochet. If you’re unfamiliar with this technique, take a look at my post HERE to see my instructions and tips for working surface crochet stitches.

    Crochet Tartan Beanie Pattern

    Woman smiling wearing the crochet tartan beanie

    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Supplies:

    6.0 mm hook
    105 yards/96 m (1.83 oz/52 g) of Mary Maxim Woodlands in Stardust
    41 yards/38 m (0.71 oz/20 g) of Mary Maxim Woodlands in Cranberry
    41 yards/38 m (0.71 oz/20 g) of Mary Maxim Woodlands in Moss
    Faux fur pom pom (optional)
    Tapestry Needle
    Scissors

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    Abbreviations:

    CH = Chain
    ST = Stitch
    SL ST = Slip Stitch
    HDC = Half Double Crochet
    FO = Finish Off


    Finished size: Approximately 8.5” tall x 10.25” wide
    Size before seaming: 20.5” wide by 8.5” tall

    Gauge: 14 sts x 11.5 rows = 4 inches

    NOTES: You’ll be doing surface crochet stitches to create the vertical striping of the tartan. When doing the vertical striping, if you find that your fabric is losing a lot of stretch or bunching up, it means your slip stitches are too tight.  Make sure you keep your slip stitches loose.  Don’t hesitate to go up a hook size or two to keep your stitches from being too tight.

    Crochet Tartan Beanie Pattern 

    Row 1: FDHDC 72 or CH 73 and HDC in the 2nd CH from the hook and each remaining CH. Turn. (72 sts)
    Rows 2 – 3:  CH 2.  HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around.  Turn. (72 sts)
    Change to Cranberry
    Rows 4 – 5: CH 2.  HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around.  Turn. (72 sts)
    Change to Stardust
    Row 6:  CH 2.  HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around.  Turn. (72 sts)
    Change to Moss
    Rows 7 – 8: CH 2.  HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around.  Turn. (72 sts)

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    Change to Stardust
    Rows 9 – 14: CH 2.  HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around.  Turn. (72 sts)

    Crochet Tartan Beanie folded and lain flat, next to a wooden crochet hook and a coffee.


    Change to Cranberry
    Rows 15 – 16: CH 2.  HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around.  Turn. (72 sts)
    Change to Stardust
    Row 17:  CH 2.  HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around.  Turn. (72 sts)
    Change to Moss
    Rows 18 – 19: CH 2.  HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around.  Turn. (72 sts)
    Change to Stardust
    Rows 20 – 25: CH 2.  HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around.  Turn. (72 sts)

    Hat should measure approximately 8.5” in length.  If you want a slouchier hat, keep repeating rows 15 to 25 until you reach your desired length.  FO leaving a really long tail to seam up the hat.  Don’t seam up your hat yet. We’re going to add the vertical lines first.

    Adding the vertical stripes using surface crochet:

    Using Cranberry, make a slip knot.  Insert your hook into the bottom part of your sixth stitch in your starting chain of the cowl.  Inserting your hook from the right side to the wrong side, pull the slip knot through to the front of your project.  With your cowl facing you lengthwise (or whichever way you feel most comfortable doing surface slip stitches) and the right side facing you, slip stitch into the sixth stitch of every row for the entire length of your cowl.  FO.  Repeat these steps again, starting in the 15th, 24th, 33rd, 42nd, 51st, 60th and 69th stitch of each row. You will have 8 cranberry vertical lines.

    Crochet Tartan Beanie folded and lain flat with a wooden crochet hook on top. Two balls of Mary Maxim Woodlands yarn next to it.

    Using Moss, make a slip knot.   Insert your hook into the bottom part of your seventh stitch in your starting chain of the cowl.  Inserting your hook from the right side to the wrong side, pull the slip knot through to the front of your project.  With your cowl facing you lengthwise (or whichever way you feel most comfortable doing surface slip stitches), working right to left, slip stitch into the seventh stitch of every row for the entire length of your cowl.  FO.  Repeat these steps again, starting in the 16th, 25th, 34th, 43rd, 52nd, 61st and 70th stitch of each row.  You will have 8 moss vertical lines.

    FO and weave in ends.

    Finishing your hat:

    Fold your fabric in half lengthwise and line the ends of the rows up together.  Seam the ends together using the mattress stitch or your favourite seaming method.  FO and weave in end.

    Using the long tail you left after crocheting your hat, weave your tail through the last round of the hat.  Pull tightly and sew your hole shut.  If using a pom pom, secure your pom pom to your hat and weave in your ends.

    While you’re here, check out these other great free crochet patterns available on my site: Crochet Tartan Cowl (it matches this hat!), Norse Crochet Mittens, Juneau Blues Beanie, Catena Hat, The Aeipathy Beanie, Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat, Arctic Gem Beanie.

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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    The Aeipathy Beanie

    Woman wearing sunglasses wearing a purple Aeipathy Beanie
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    The Aeipathy Beanie is a crochet hat pattern that combines two of my favourite stitches: Bobble Stitch and Camel Stitch. I also love the colour purple. So when it was time to come up with a name, The Aeipathy Beanie seemed appropriate since Aeipathy means “a continued passion” and I definitely have a continued passion for textured stitches and crochet in general.

    To make this hat, I used Lion Brand Heartland yarn in Hot Springs which is a size 4 aran weight yarn. Some great yarns that you could use as substitute for the Heartland yarn are: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Caron One Pound and Red Heart With Love yarn. Ultimately, as long as you match gauge, you can use another medium weight, size 4 yarn that isn’t in the list suggested above.

    free crochet hat pattern for The Aeipathy Beanie by The Loopy Lamb

    I like to top my crochet hats with a faux fur pompom but that step is optional. If you want to take a hand at making your own DIY faux fur pom pom, this tutorial from Heart Hook Home is really helpful. I’ve used the same process described in the tutorial to make my own pom poms with success. However, time is often limited so I generally use THESE pompoms from Amazon.

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    To make this crochet hat, you’ll need to know how to crochet in the third loop of a stitch (aka camel stitch), single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet and how to make a magic circle.

    free crochet hat pattern for The Aeipathy Beanie by The Loopy Lamb

    Aeipathy Beanie – Free Crochet Hat Pattern

    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Supplies:

    5.5 mm crochet hook
    3.8oz/109 yards of Lion Brand Heartland Yarn in Hot Springs
    Tapestry Needle
    Faux Fur Pom Pom (optional)

    Abbreviations:

    CH = Chain
    ST = Stitch
    SL ST = Slip Stitch
    SC = Single Crochet
    HDC = Half Double Crochet
    HDCINC = Half Double Crochet Increase
    DC = Double Crochet
    DC Increase = Double Crochet Increase
    Bobble = Bobble Stitch (see Special Stitches for instructions for this stitch)
    MC = Magic Circle
    FO = Finish Off

    Get an ad-free PDF version of this pattern HERE on Ravelry or HERE on Etsy.

    girl wearing The Aeipathy Beanie made with the free crochet pattern from The Loopy Lamb

    Size: One Size – Adult
    Finished size: Approximately 8.5 inches tall x 10 inches wide.

    Gauge: 17 HDC sts across x 12 rows = 4” square

    NOTES:

    – On the bobble stitch rows, the hat is worked with the wrong side facing you so that the bobble stitches will push out to the right side of the work.
    – Join indicates that you should join the last stitch of the round to the top of the first stitch of the round with a slip stitch.
    – CH 2 at the beginning of DC rounds counts as a stitch.

    Special Stitches:

    Bobble Stitch – The Bobble Stitch is essentially a Double Crochet five together cluster (DC5TOG).  To complete it: Yarn over (YO) and insert hook into indicated stitch.  YO and draw up a loop.  YO and pull through two loops on your hook. (Two loops remaining on hook). (YO and insert hook back into the same stitch, YO and pull up a loop.  YO and pull through two loops on your hook).  Repeat instructions in brackets until you have 6 loops on your hook.  YO and pull through all 6 loops on your hook.

    Pattern

    Row 1: Make a MC. CH 2 and DC 11 into the MC. Join to the top of the first DC with a slip stitch. From here on referred to as “Join”. (12)
    Row 2: CH 2. DC in the first stitch, DCINC in the next 11 stitches. Join.  CH 2 and turn (24)
    Row 3: (Bobble in the first stitch, SC in the next stitch).  Repeat instructions in brackets 12 times. Join.  CH 2 and turn. (24)
    Row 4: (HDCINC in the first stitch, HDC 1 in the next stitch).  Repeat instructions in brackets 12 times. Join and CH 2. (36)
    Row 5: In 3rd loop, HDC 1 in the first stitch, HDCINC in the next stitch, (HDC 2, HDCINC) repeat this pattern 11 times, HDC 1 in the last stitch.  Join and CH 2 (48)
    Row 6: In 3rd loop, (HDC in the first 3 stitches, HDCINC in the next) x 12.  Join and CH 2 (60)
    Row 7: HDC in the first 2 stitches, HDCINC in the next. (HDC in the next 4 stitches, HDCINC in the next) x 11, HDC in the last 2 stitches. Join and CH 2 (72)

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    The Aeipathy Beanie with handmade wooden crochet hook and scissors laid on top

    Row 8: In 3rd loop, (HDC in the first 5 stitches, HDCINC in the next) x 12.  Join.  CH 2 and turn. (84)
    Row 9: (Bobble in the first stitch, SC in the next 2 stitches) x 28.  Join.  CH 2 and turn (84)
    Row 10: HDC in each stitch around.  Join. CH 2.  (84)
    Rows 11 – 12: In 3rd loop, HDC in each stitch around.  Join. CH 2. (84)
    Row 13: HDC in each stitch around.  Join. CH 2. (84)
    Row 14: In 3rd loop, HDC in each stitch around.  Join.  CH 2 and turn (84)
    Row 15: (Bobble in the first stitch, SC in the next 2 stitches) x 28.  Join.  CH 2 and turn (84)
    Row 16: HDC in each stitch around.  Join.  CH 2 (84)
    Rows 17 – 18: In 3rd loop, HDC in each stitch around.  Join.  CH 2 and turn. (84)

    girl acting silly wearing The Aeipathy Beanie, a crochet hat pattern from The Loopy Lamb


    Row 19: HDC in each stitch around.  Join.  CH 2 (84)
    Row 20: In 3rd loop, HDC in each stitch around.  Join.  CH 2 and turn (84)
    Row 21: (Bobble in the first stitch, SC in the next 2 stitches) x 28.  Join. CH 2 and turn. (84)
    Row 22: HDC in each stitch around.  Join.  CH 2 and turn. (84)
    Rows 23 – 24: In 3rd loop, HDC in each stitch around.  Join.  CH 2. (84)
    Row 25: Repeat Row 22. (84)
    Rows 26 – 28: Repeat Row 23. (84)
    FO and weave in ends. If using pompom, secure to the top of the hat using your preferred method.

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/theloopylamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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    Like to make crochet hats? Check out my free crochet hat patterns for the Arctic Gem Beanie and the Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat.

    The Aeipathy Beanie - a free crochet hat pattern from The Loopy Lamb.

This highly textured beanie is comprised of simple crochet stitches and is a quick and easy crochet pattern, accessible for beginners.

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    The Catena Hat by Designs by Diligence

    Woman in glasses wearing a blue crochet Catena Hat.
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    This week I can’t wait to introduce you to Julia Schwartz of Designs by Diligence. Julia is a talented maker living in Kansas and she has shared her great Catena Hat crochet pattern with us this week. I’ve interviewed her so you all can get to know this lovely maker better. The links to Julia’s social media profiles are at the end of the post so please go give her some love and a follow as a thank you for the free pattern.

    Tell me a little bit about yourself.

    I’m a midwest girl who loves to create. I’ve recently just moved back to the midwest after being in Toronto, Canada for the last 5 years. My husband is a preacher at a local church. I also have 2 daughters who also have the creating bug. I love learning new things and teaching so having a blog has been a great fit for me.

    Julia Schwartz of Designs by Diligence

    How long have you been crocheting?

    My mom taught me to crochet when I started college back in 2003. I’m a fidgeter and I picked at my nails so I was looking for something that I could keep my hands busy. When I was a little girl she taught me how to sew so it was a natural progression. A few years later my mother-inlaw taught me how to knit. Knitting was really slow for me and I had a hard time enjoying it. When I moved to Canada I gave knitting another try. After lots of practice I can now say that I’m just as fast on knitting as crochet and I probably knit more now than I crochet. I love that I can use different muscles and hands for each craft. It helps with pain and flexibility when I can switch from one to the other on a given day.

    Are there any other crafts that you enjoy doing?

    I love any and all of the fiber arts. I also like baking and card making. I tell people if I’m using creativity and my hands I probably love doing it.

    What is your favourite thing to crochet?

    A lot of people talk about being process or project oriented when creating. I’m very project oriented. I like to get done and move on to something else, so I tend to do smaller projects. Even with blankets I would much rather make squares and sew them together than just making a giant blanket. With all that said, my favorite makes are hats.

    When did you start pursuing a business as a maker and why?

    Back in 2011, I had just joined Ravelry. I had already been making my own improvised patterns and building on patterns that already existed. There was a call for submissions for a new online crochet magazine called Crochetvolution. I decided to submit something, and the pattern was
    accepted. I worked with the magazine for 2 years and the writing bug struck. I decided to start a blog to put my other ideas and patterns on. I had no idea that people made money from these things and it has been a learning experience since then as I try and make a business out of
    what I love.

    What are your aspirations for your business?

    I don’t have any huge aspirations for my business. In the end I want people to say that I taught them new things and I gave them the desire to try new things. Fiber arts has a huge rich history that I love and I’m just happy to be a part of that. I can’t wait for my girls to grow up and find a love for it too. Through having a business I hope I’m showing them that they can reach and work for what they want and achieve it.

    Model wearing Catena Beanie

    How do you organize yourself and stick to your goals?

    I usually have one crochet project, one knitting project, and one on the go project that I’m working on. I have a weekly schedule that I try and follow so I can publish 2 patterns a month. Sticking to the schedule really helps me focus on the important things that have to get done. For organizing I use secret pinterest boards and google docs to collect my thoughts. I have also
    started using Stitch Fiddle for chart making, that have been a game changer for me when I want to remember ideas. I also try and follow other publishing schedules of the different fiber arts magazines that are out there.

    What tips would you give to someone wanting to start out with a maker business?

    Don’t be afraid of “ oversaturating the market.” Everyone has creativity and has something to bring to the table. You are going to have something new and something that is yours, that alone makes it special.

    What are your biggest struggles as a maker?

    I have a lot of imposter syndrome. Especially when I find a mistake in one of my patterns. I feel terrible, and I wonder why I keep designing. I have to remind myself that I have something to show and I do have a lot of knowledge about fiber arts. Everyone starts somewhere and everyone deserves grace, even myself.

    Where does your inspiration come from?

    I get a lot of inspiration in art in general. I love working with different texture and lines. Lately tile work and rugs have been where I have been getting my ideas from. Also just life in general is inspiration. When there is a need that arises I always think of ways to solve it with yarn.

    What’s your favourite yarn/fibre to work with?

    I just like yarn, but don’t we all. I would much rather work with fingering weight yarn than any other size. I’m pretty in love with any kind of super wash merino wool.

    Who inspires you? Who are your favourite makers?

    For Crochet: Kim Guzman: She is the Tunisian crochet queen. Her youtube videos are my go to when I need to remember how to do something. She is a wonderful advocate of other crochet designers, and I love her crochet group Only Free Crochet Patterns. It’s a no drama no extra group.

    Heather Anderson from the Unraveled mitten: I met her a few years ago in a blogging group. She set her mind to starting a crochet blog and she did it, very successfully. She loves cables and texture just like me.

    For knitting I love the gals from Tin Can Knits. They make beautiful well thought out patterns. Not just their finished products but also their PDFs when you purchase from them you know you are getting high quality work.

    What are your favourite tools?

    I love a well planned out project bag. I like to make big drawstring bags to put my wips in. In each bag I put everything I will need for the project, so the hook, needles, darning needle, measuring tape, printed pattern, stitch markers, scissors, and of course yarn. With that said I have lots of everything and sometimes I still can’t find what I need. The tools that I use more than anything else would be my addi interchangeable set for knitting and crochet. It was an investment but it was well worth it. I use the crochet hooks even when I’m not working on Tunisian projects.

    If time and money were not an issue, what would your dream project be?

    My dream crochet project would be to make the Reminisce Sweater by Heide May, with a Knit Picks Dk. But of course i would find some way to add some texture somewhere.

    Anything else you’d like to tell us about? (i.e. exciting future projects, fun tidbits, etc.)

    I am in the beginning stages of making a CAL for the crochet version of Welsley Hat. The Project will be called the Ansley Hat. The CAL will be hosted on my Facebook page and Instagram, so you can be on the look-out for that. I also live on Pinterest so I would love to follow you.

    Check out the links to find Julia on social media and links to her blog at the bottom of this post! Up next, Julia’s pattern for the Catena Hat.

    You can get an ad-free PDF version of this pattern HERE in Julia’s Ravelry shop.

    Completed project photo

    Catena Hat Crochet Pattern

    Materials Needed

    Bernat Softee Baby 100% acrylic, 4.25 oz./ 120 g., 310 yrds/ 283 m.
    Hook: 4.00 mm, US G/6
    Tapestry needle

    Size:

    • Adult (21 inches)

    Gauge:

    • 18 hdc x 14 rows = 4 in/ 10 cm 


    Stitches Used:

    • Chain (ch)
    • Half Double Crochet (hdc)
    • Slip Stitch (sl st)
    • Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
    • Front Post Double Crochet 2 together (fpdc2tog)

    Notes:

    ● This hat is worked flat using short rows.
    ● Testers made a note that the fpdc stitches liked to pull the fibric tight. To keep gauge keep your fpdc stitches loose and pull them up to meet the height of the current row.

    Catena Hat Pattern

    Row 1: Ch 37, sk 1 ch, hdc in each chain for a total of 36 hdc.
    Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each of the next 35 hdc.
    Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sl st into each of the next 2 hdc, ch 1, hdc in the same st as the last sl st, hdc in the next 33 sts. (34 hdc)
    Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc in the next 3 sts, make a fpdc around the 6th hdc of row 2, sk1 st, hdc in each of the next 3 hdc of the current row, make a fpdc around the 6th hdc of row 2, sk 1 st, hdc in each of the next 25 sts. (31 hdc, 2 fpdc)
    Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sl st into the next 2 hdc, ch 1, hdc in the same st as the last sl st, hdc in each of the next 31 sts. (32 hdc)
    Row 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around the fpdc of row 4, sk 1 st, hdc in each of the next 5 hdc of the current row, fpdc around the fpdc of row 4, sk 1 st, hdc in each of the next 22 sts. (29 hdc, 2
    fpdc)
    Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sl st into each of the next 2 hdc, ch 1, hdc in each of the same st as the last sl st, hdc in the next 29 sts. (30 hdc)
    Row 8: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each of the next 4 sts, fpdc around the fpdc of row 6, sk 1 st, hdc in each of the next 3 hdc of the current row, fpdc around the fpdc of row 6, sk 1 st, hdc in each of the next 20 sts. (27 hdc, 2
    fpdc)

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    Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sl st into each of the next 2 hdc, ch 1, hdc in each of the same st as the last sl st, hdc in the next 27 sts. (28 hdc)
    Row 10: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each of the next 6 sts, fpdc2tog around the 2 fpdc of row 8, sk 1 st, hdc in each of the next 20 sts, (26 hdc, 1 fpdc2tog)
    Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sl st into each of the next 2 hdc, ch 1, hdc in the same st as the last sl st, hdc in each of the next 25 sts. (26 hdc)
    Row 12: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each of the next 3 sts, fpdc around the right post of the fpdc2tog of row 10, sk 1 st, hdc in each of the next 3 sts, fpdc around the left post of the fpdc2tog of row 10, sk 1 st, hdc in each of the next 18 sts, hdc in each of the next 10 hdc (those skipped at the ends of the previous rows). (24 hdc, 2 fpdc, plus 10 hdc at the end= 36 sts)
    Row 13: Ch 1 turn, sl st into the next 2 hdc, ch 1, hdc in the same st as the last sl st, hdc in each of the next 34 sts. (35 hdc)

    Close up of the post stitches on the Catena Hat

    Row 14: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around fpdc of row 12, sk 1 st, hdc in each of the next 5 hdc of current row, fpdc around fpdc of row 12, sk 1 st, hdc in each of the next 25 sts. (32 hdc, 2 fpdc)
    Row 15: Ch 1, turn, sl st into each of the next 2 hdc, ch 1, hdc in the same st as the last sl st, hdc in each of the next 32 sts. (33 hdc)
    Row 16: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each of the next 4 sts, fpdc around the fpdc of row 14, sk 1 st, hdc in each of the next 3 hdc of the current row, fpdc around the fpdc of row 14, sk 1 st, hdc in each of the next 23 sts. (30 hdc, 2 fpdc sts)
    Row 17: Ch 1, turn, sl st into each of the next 2 hdc, ch 1, hdc in the same st as the last sl st, hdc in each of the next 30 sts. (31 hdc)
    Row 18: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each of the next 6 sts, fpdc2tog around each of the fpdc of row 8, sk 1 st, hdc in each of the next 23 sts, (29 hdc, 1 fpdc2tog)
    Row 19: Ch 1, turn, sl st into each of the next 2 hdc, ch 1, hdc in the same st as the last sl st, hdc in each of the next 28 sts. (29 hdc)
    Row 20: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each of the next 3 sts, fpdc around the right post of the fpdc2tog of row 18, sk 1 st, hdc in each of the next 3 sts, fpdc around the left post of the fpdc2tog of row 18, sk 1 st, hdc in each of the next 21 sts, hdc in each of the next 10 hdc (those skipped in the previous rows). (36 sts)
    Continue, repeating rows 13- 20 4 more times.

    At the end of row 52, finish off leaving a long tail. Using the long tail, whip stitch the two edges together to form the hat. Cinch closed the opening at the top of the hat. Weave in your ends.

    Enjoy your finished Catena Hat!

    Copyright: Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact Julia.diligence@gmail.com

    Want to know where to find this talented maker? You can find Julia and Designs by Diligence at the links below:

    Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/julia-schwartz
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julia.diligence/
    Facebook:www.facebook.com/designsbydiligence
    Pinterest:www.pinterest.com/diligence
    Blog:www.designsbydiligence.com

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