Monday, March 11, 2019

Dandelion Field Beanie Crochet Pattern


Hello! Today I am super excited to announce a collaboration  and giveaway that I've been working on with Ashley from Montana Crochet and her gorgeous yarn and Furls Crochet and their awesome streamline crochet hooks! I have been following Montana Crochet for awhile on Instagram and I have been in love with her beautiful hand dyed color ways and it has been a dream of mine to work with her luxurious yarn. My dream has come true and today I am releasing the Dandelion Field Beanie! Scroll down for the free pattern or purchase the pdf for offline and printing purposes and now there is a video tutorial too, click here! Scroll down!.

The Dandelion Field Beanie is a cozy hat to wear when it’s still cold outside but you are dreaming of spring. The dandelion stitches add a delicate texture to this knit inspired hat, but it’s completely crocheted, I promise!



A few months ago, one of my sweet friends started knitting blankets with the knitted dandelion stitch. I thought that stitch was so pretty that I couldn't get it out of my head, and not to mention she kept sharing photos of her beautiful work, and I was inspired. I kept thinking about how to create this stitch as a crochet version and one day it hit me. I was having a very bad pain day, and when I have a bad pain day and I'm laying in bed, I love to think about crochet, if I can not crochet. As I laid in bed, propped up with pillows, and in my hand, my Furls streamline hook, I swatched and frogged, swatched and frogged and finally came up with a crochet version of the dandelion stitch that I absolutely love!


As soon as I figured out the crochet dandelion stitch, I knew that I wanted to make a beanie and I knew that I wanted it to be with Montana Crochet yarn. I sent her a message and our collaboration started! We decided on using the Lake Abundance color way because the colors remind me of a beautiful, cold blue-green lake with yellow specks throughout this yarn which creates the perfect illusion of a field of dandelions being reflected in this beautiful blue-green water. For my full yarn review on her yarn, you can watch my video by clicking here, or scroll down.





If you would like to make a Dandelion Field Beanie with Montana Crochet yarn, she is selling kits which include a 50% off coupon code for the Dandelion Field Beanie pdf. 




GIVEAWAY! 




We are also giving away 1 skein of Lake Abundance on worsted by Montana Crochet, 1 size K Furls Crochet Streamline in Ebony, 1 size J Furls Streamline in Camwood, and a Dandelion Field Beanie pdf on my Instagram, click here to find out how to win! Thank you so much to Ashley from Montana Crochet for donating the yarn for the giveaway and Furls Crochet for donating the crochet hooks for the giveaway! Click here for the giveaway!









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US Terminology

Difficulty
Intermediate

Size

Youth/Adult Small (20-22 inches)

Gauge

6 sts and 9 rows = 2 inches


Materials


- Medium 4 Worsted Weight Yarn (approximately 100 grams)
- Size K (6.5 mm) crochet hook
- Size J (6.0 mm) crochet hook
- Scissors
- Darning needle
- Stitch marker
- Optional: faux fur pom pom or yarn pom pom


Abbreviations


ch: chain
sc: single crochet
sk: skip
ea: each
st: stitch
sc 3rd loop: single crochet into the 3rd loop (will have pic tutorial)
hdc 3rd loop: work a half double crochet into the 3rd loop (will have pic tutorials and vid tutorial)
wst: waistcoat stitch
wst2tog: waistcoat stitch decrease


Notes


hdc 3rd loop video tutorial, click here.

Round 1 and the Brim:


with size J hook:
R1: ch 57 (loosely or you may use a larger hook because we will be working into the back humps of the chains)
Working into the back humps of the chs: put a sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, *hdc into the next ch, sc into the next ch. Repeat from the star until you reach the end of the row. (Make sure that the single crochets are crocheted loosely, so that you will be able to work waistcoat stitches into them. Remember to keep the loop on the hook tight.) Do not join to the 1st st of the round.=56
Should measure approximately 16 inches.
Fold this in half with the right side out and line up the first stitch and the last stitch made.




Working in a continuous spiral, without joining. (This does not take away the slant from the stitches but it does help.)
R2: Put a wst into the 1st sc of the last round by inserting the hook into the 1st sc of the last round, yarn over and finish the wst (mark this st with a st marker). Don’t worry about the gap at the bottom of the stitches. This will be fixed later.  Continue with the pattern.




Tips on making a wst: Keep the loop on the hook as tight and small as possible. Insert the hook into the next stitch, pull up a loop (make this loop larger than normal) yo and pull through all loops on the hook. Click here for the waistcoat stitch video tutorial.


How To Make a Dandelion Stitch:
(Part of the Dandelion Stitch is made from spike stitches. For a video tutorial on the Spike Stitch, click here.)


Put a spike stitch into the stitch that is 3 over and down 5.



Skip the next st, wst into the next st.




Spike st into the same st as the previous spike st.




Skip the next st, wst into the next st.




Spike st into the same st as the previous spike st.




How To Work into the Dandelion Stitch:


Separate the spike st and put a loose sc into the bar from the previous row.




wst into the next st, sc into the next spike st. Repeat from the star 1 more time. This is how it should look:




wst2tog: Click here for the waistcoat stitch decrease video tutorial.


Insert the hook into the next st, like a wst and pull up a loop. Insert the hook into the next st, like a wst and pull up a loop.




Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on the hook.




How to work into the wst2tog:


Insert the hook behind these 2 loops






Finish like normal.


                                                                        


Tip on Closing the hole at the top of the hat: Make sure to insert the hook just like you would for the wst.


Weaving In the Tail end and closing the gap in the brim:


Thread the tail end through a darning needle and thread through both loops of the 1 st of the round (from back to front)




Thread the darning needle through the last stitch of the round (from front to back)



This creates an even finish. Now you can knot and weave in the ends.




The Pattern


This hat is worked in a continuous spiral. Do not join at the end of each round. Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round. See all notes before beginning.


With size J hook (or whatever size needed for gauge):
R1: ch 57. Working into the back humps of the chs: put a sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, *hdc into the next ch, sc into the next ch. Repeat from the star. =56
Should measure approximately 16 inches.


R2: Put a wst into the 1st sc of the last round (mark this st with a st marker), hdc 3rd loop into the next st, *wst into the next st, hdc 3rd loop into the next st. Repeat from the star around. =56


Switch to size K crochet hook:
R3: wst into the 1st st of the last round, sc 3rd loop into the next st, *wst into the next st, sc 3rd loop into the next st. Repeat from the star around. =56


R4: wst into ea st around. =56


R5-R8: Repeat R4


R9: *dandelion st, sk the next st, wst into the next 3 sts. Repeat from the star around. =56


R10: *sc into the next spike st, wst into the next st, sc into the next spike st, wst into the next st, sc into the next spike st, wst into the next 3 sts. Repeat from the star around. =56


R11-R15: Repeat R4


R16: wst into the next 4 sts, *dandelion st, sk the next st, wst into the next 3 sts. Repeat from the star around, but end after a dandelion st, and place the st marker on the last st of this round. (This will make this st the new 1st st.)=57


R17: Sk the next st (this creates a decrease so that the st count goes back to the same as before R16), *wst into the next 3 sts, sc into the next spike st, wst into the next st, sc into the next spike st, wst into the next st, sc into the next spike st. Repeat from the star around until 7 sts remain. wst into the next 3 sts, sc into the next spike st, wst into the next st, sc into the next spke st, wst into the last st. =56


R18: sc into the next spike st, *wst. Repeat from the star around. =56


R19-R22: Repeat R4


R23: Repeat R9


R24: Repeat R10


R25-R29: Repeat R4


R30: Repeat R16


R31: sk the next st, wst into the next st, wst2tog, *wst into the next 6 sts, wst2tog. Repeat from the star until 4 sts remain. wst into the last 4 sts. =49


R32: Repeat R18=49
R33: *wst into the next 5 sts, wst2tog. Repeat from the star around. =42


R34: *wst into the next 4 sts, wst2tog. Repeat from the star around. =35


R35: *wst into the next 3 sts, wst2tog. Repeat from the star around. =28


R36: *wst into the next 2 sts, wst2tog. Repeat from the star around. =21


R37: *wst into the next st, wst2tog. Repeat from the star around. =14


R38: wst2tog around. =7


Cut the yarn, pull through the last st and whip st around the top to close the hole. Weave in all ends.
May add a pom pom.

May block and pin the brim stitches straighter.

I hope ya'll love this pattern as much as I do! If you make a Dandelion Field Beanie, use the #dandelionfieldbeanie on instagram or tag me on social media so that I can see yours!

I hope ya'll are having a wonderful day!



4 comments:

  1. I'm a knitter most of the time because I like the look of it better. That said, I love the way this hat looks so see several being crocheted by me for the kiddos in our county next winter. Thanks for so generously sharing your talent!

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  2. Do you place a wst in each sc and and each hdc in R2 of the brim. If yes, I see how to do the wst in the sc (by watching the video) but not how to do the wst in the hdc. Can you explain this to me.

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    1. For R2 you are working a wst and then a hdc into the 3rd loop. For R3 you are working a wst into the wst and a loose sc into the 3rd loop of the hdc. I hope this helps! Here is also my full Dandelion Field Beanie video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF4JjK5PcKk&t=42s

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