Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Christmas Vacation Beanie


Hello! Happy Holidays! It's December and Christmas is coming and I'm so excited, are you? To celebrate, I have designed this super cute hat that is decorated with Christmas lights and I hope ya'll love it as much as I do! The Christmas Vacation Beanie has a warm flip up brim and Christmas lights wound around the body of the hat. The Christmas lights are made from puff stitches and they add a cute and whimsical touch to this hat, making it perfect for the holidays.


I had so much fun designing this hat. Christmas is one of my favorite holidays and I absolutely love Christmas lights. One night, last year, I was looking at the Christmas lights on my tree and I realized that I could create them out of puff stitches. I've been playing around with this idea in my head for almost a year and now I'm finally ready to share it with the world!


I had a contest for the naming of this hat and so many people responded with ideas! Thank you all so much! Melissa of Acorn Willows, suggested the name Clark because of Clark Griswold's obsession with Christmas lights in Christmas Vacation. Drum roll please! So I took that a step further and called my hat the Christmas Vacation Beanie and I love it!


It snowed over the weekend so I had to grab my Christmas Vacation Beanie and get some photos in the snow! It was so warm and comfy too!



One of my testers, Dragonbird Creations, took this photo in her Christmas Vacation Beanie and I adore it! I love that she made the brim a different color and she added a green yarn pom pom. She is so talented, in many many ways, you should go check her out!


Christmas Vacation Beanie

US Terminology

Intermediate


Size

Adult Small (20-22 inches)
(testing is still going for the newborn and child sizes. If you would like to test the newborn or child sizes, please fill out this form, thank you)

Gauge

Brim: 9 stitches and 6 rows = 2 inches
Hat: 9 stitches and 4 rows = 2 inches

Materials

Size G (4.00 mm) crochet hook or size needed for correct gauge
Medium 4 Worsted Weight Yarn in white, black, color a and color b
    -I used Caron Simply Soft in white and black and Caron Simply Soft Party in red and green
Scissors
Darning needle
Faux fur pom pom or yarn pom pom

Abbreviations

ch: chain
sc: single crochet
sc2tog: single crochet decrease
hdc: half double crochet
BLO: back loop only
sl st: slip stitch
st: stitch
yo: yarn over
dc: double crochet
2dc: double crochet increase
dc2tog: double crochet decrease

Notes

The brim of the hat is worked flat in rows, and the body of the hat is worked in the round.

How To Crochet Into the 3rd Front Loop Video Tutorial

sc2tog: Insert the hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Insert the hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. You should have 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook.

dc2tog: Yarn over, insert the hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop.Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Yarn over, insert the hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on the hook. You should now have 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all the loops on the hook.

puff stitch: Puff Stitch Directions: (worked into both loops) yarn over with color a or color b, insert the hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. *Yarn over insert the hook into the same stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Repeat from the star, 2 more times. You should now have 9 loops on the hook, yarn over with white and pull through all the loops on the hook.

How To Make A Pom Pom Video Tutorial

Seaming The Brim and Starting the Body

Fold the brim in half, ch 1 and *insert the hook into the last st worked but into the 3rd front loop only.


Insert the hook into the st directly across, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on the hook to make a slip stitch. Repeat from the * 9 more times.


**Insert the hook into the BLO of the next stitch, insert the hook into the stitch directly across, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on the hook, creating a slip stitch. Repeat from the ** 9 more times.


After completing the seam, ch 2, 2dc into the same row, and continue with the pattern.


The Pattern

Please read all notes before beginning this pattern.

Brim of the Hat
(worked flat in rows)


R1: ch 22, put a hdc into the 3rd ch from the hook and hdc in each ch across. =20


R2: ch 2 and turn your work, working into the 3rd front loop, hdc into the next 10 sts, hdc in BLO next 10 sts. =20


R3-R60: Repeat R2



Seaming
Fold the brim in half, ch 1 and insert the hook into the last st worked but in the 3rd front loop only, insert the hook into the st directly across, yo and pull through all 3 loops on the hook to make a sl st. Repeat from the * 9 more times. **Insert the hook into the BLO of the next st, insert hook into both loops in the st directly across, yo and pull through all 3 loops on the hook creating a sl st. Repeat from the ** 9 more times.


Body of the Hat
(worked in the round)


R1: ch 2, (the ch 2 does not count as a st here and throughout the pattern) 2dc into the same row, *2dc into the next row. Repeat from the star all the way around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round. =120


R2: ch 2, dc into the same st, dc into the next st, dc2tog, *dc into the next 2 sts, dc2tog. Repeat from the star around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round. =90


R3: ch 2, dc into the same st, puff st into the next st, ch 1, *dc into the next 5 sts, puff st into the next st, ch 1. Repeat from the star around until there are 4 sts remaining. dc into the last 4 sts, sl st to the 1st dc of the round with black. =105


R4: ch 1, sc into the same st, sc2tog, *sc into the next 2 sts, dc into the next st, sc into the next 2 sts, sc2tog. Repeat from the star until 4 sts remain. sc into the next 2 sts, dc into the next st, sc into the last st, sl st to the 1st sc of the round, with white. =90


R5: ch 2, working into the BLO unless it states otherwise: dc into the same st, dc into the next 3 sts, puff st into the next st, ch 1, *dc into the next 5 sts, puff st into the next st, ch 1. Repeat from the star around until 1 st remains. dc into the last st, sl st to the 1st dc of the round. =105


R6: ch 2, dc into the same st, dc into the next 3 sts, dc2tog, *dc into the next 5 sts, dc2tog. Repeat from the star around until 1 st remains. dc into the last st, sl st to the 1st dc of the round. =90


R7: ch 2, dc into the same st and in ea st around. =90


R8: ch 2, dc into the same st, dc into the next 3 sts, dc2tog, *dc into the next 4 sts, dc2tog. Repeat from the star around, sl st to the 1st st of the round. =75


R9: ch 2, dc into the same st and in ea st around. =75


R10: ch 2, dc into the same st, dc into the next 2 sts, dc2tog, *dc into the next 3 sts, dc2tog. Repeat from the star around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round. =60


R11: ch 2, dc into the same st and in ea st around. =60


R12: ch 2, dc into the same st, dc into the next st, dc2tog, *dc into the next 2 sts, dc2tog. Repeat from the star around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round. =45


R13: ch 2, dc into the same st, dc2tog, *dc into the next st, dc2tog. Repeat from the star around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round. =30


R14: ch 2, dc2tog into the same st and the next st, *dc2tog. Repeat from the star around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round. =15


Cut the yarn, leaving the tail end long enough to whip stitch the top of the hat closed. Whip stitch around the top of the hat, cut the yarn and weave in the ends.


Add a pom pom if you would like.


The End!

I hope ya'll love this pattern and if you make any Christmas Vacation Beanies, I would love to see! And I hope ya'll have a wonderful Christmas Vacation full of happiness, family and fun!


6 comments:

  1. So cute! Making this tonight (or starting it at least!) Thank you for the pattern!

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  2. Awesome hat. I will be making a few for Christmas presents. Thank you for sharing.

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