Beginner Crochet Crochet Double Crochet Patterns

Winter Links Beanie – Crochet Beanie

I have always loved crochet beanies. They are warmer than the store bought ones, and you can make them in whatever color, pattern and texture you want. The Winter Links Beanie creates a thick fabric with minimal gaps,, due to the nature of the stitches.  If you’re looking for a warm, cute and easy hat pattern, the Winter Links Beanie is perfect for you!  It can be made as a standard beanie or as a messy bun hat, too!

Winter Links Beanie – Materials

  • 1 Skein Worsted Weight Yarn in Main Color (I used Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti Pilling in the color Two Pines)
  • Portion of Skein Worsted Weight Yarn in Brim Color (I used Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti Pilling in the color Silver Heather)
  • Pom Pom
  • Size H/5.0mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle

Abbreviations

Ch – Chain

SC – Single Crochet

BLSC – Back Loop Single Crochet

Sl St – Slip Stitch

LDC – Linked Double Crochet

Special Stitches

Back Loop Single Crochet (BLSC) – Single Crochet into back loop of previous row.

Linked Double Crochet (LDC) – Insert hook into middle loop of previous stitch, pull up a loop.  Insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop.  Yarn over, pull through 2.  Yarn over, pull through last two stitches on hook.  Stitch Complete.  (To begin row, Ch 2 (does not count as stitch) insert hook into 2nd Ch from the hook, and pull up a loop.  Finish as normal.)

Step By Step Pictoral of Linked Double Crochet – Emerald Cherub Crochet

At the beginning of each round, the initial Linked Double Crochet (LDC) is worked as follows: Ch 2, Insert hook into 2nd Ch from the hook, pull up a loop.  Yarn over, pull through 2.  Yarn over, pull through last two stitches on hook.  Stitch Complete.  (To begin row, Ch 2 (does not count as stitch) insert hook into 2nd Ch from the hook, and pull up a loop.  Finish as normal.)

Step By Step Pictoral of starting Linked Double Crochet – Emerald Cherub Crochet

Winter Links Beanie – Written Pattern

In brim color:

Ch 8

Row 1: SC 2nd ch from the hook  across (7)

Ch 1, turn

Row 2-70: SC in first st, BLSC in next 5 sts, SC in last st. (7) 

Close by bringing ends together. Sl St through both loops of front and back loops of back, across.

Row 1: Ch 1, SC in each row around. (70) Sl St to close

Begin body

Change to main color. 

Row 1-7: Ch 2. Does not count as first stitch. LDC around. To Avoid gap between last stitch and first stitch, link last stitch to both previous stitch and first stitch, as follows:  Insert hook into middle loop of previous stitch, pull up a loop.  Insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop. Insert hook into middle bar of first stitch of round, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook).  Yarn over, pull through 3.  Yarn over, pull through last two stitches on hook.  Stitch Complete.  Sl St to first stitch of round (not Ch 2) 70.

Step By Step Pictoral of closing round with Linked Double Crochet – Emerald Cherub Crochet

Row 8: Ch 2. Does not count as first stitch. *LDC Dec (crochet 2 together), LDC in next 8*, around. Complete last stitch as described above (63)

Row 9: Ch 2. Does not count as first stitch, *LDC Dec. LDC in next 7*, around. Complete last stitch as described above (56)

Row 10 Ch 2. Does not count as first stitch, *LDC Dec, LDC next 6*, around. Complete last stitch as described above (49)

Row 11 Ch 2. Does not count as first stitch, *LDC Dec, LDC next 5*, around. Complete last stitch as described above (42)

Row 12 Ch 2. Does not count as first stitch, *LDC Dec, LDC next 4*, around. Complete last stitch as described above (35)

Row 13 Ch 2. Does not count as first stitch, *LDC Dec, LDC next 3*, around. Complete last stitch as described above (28)

(Optional, slip stitch around for messy bun hat, fasten off, weave in ends).

Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. Weave tail in and out of each stitch of last row. Pull tight to close. Attach pom pom and weave in ends.

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