Saturday, November 8, 2008

Stripe Crochet Beanie Cap


This is going to be a beanie showing stripes and it has a flatter top. You can also do this beanie with the spiral if you are making one color. Just remember to use a yarn marker during the increase round so you know where to do the increases. I have written separate instructions for the Spiral Flat Top Beanie.

Skill Level: Easy Beginner

Stripe Crochet Beanie
Abbreviations
MC = Magic Loop
SC = Single Crochet
CH = Chain
ST = Stitch

Size I crochet hook
4-ply worsted weight yarn


Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Stripe Crochet Beanie Cap

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Stripe Crochet Beanie Cap

MC - Magic Circle
You can also Chain 4 and join if you are not familiar with the magic circle

Round 1: CH 1, 10 SC in your magic circle or chain. Join by adding the new color through your first SC and last SC. (10 SC Total)

Round 2: CH 1, 2 SC in each ST around. Join by adding the new color through your first SC and last SC. (20 SC Total)

Round 3: Ch 1, *1 SC in ea of the next 2 St's, 2 SC in the next St, repeat from *, you will be increase every 3 stitches for a total of 27 stitches. Join by adding the new color through your first SC and last SC. (27 SC total)

Round 4: Ch 1, 1 SC in each ST around, Join by adding the new color through your first SC and last SC. (27 SC total)

Round 5: Ch 1, *1 SC in ea of the next 2 St's, 2 SC in the next St, repeat from *, you will be increase every 3 stitches for a total of 36 stitches. Join by adding the new color through your first SC and last SC. (36 SC total)

Round 6: Ch 1, 1 SC in each ST around, Join by adding the new color through your first SC and last SC. (36 SC total)

Round 7: Ch 1, *1 SC in ea of the next 2 St's, 2 SC in the next St, repeat from *, you will be increase every 3 stitches for a total of 48 stitches. Join by adding the new color through your first SC and last SC. (48 SC total)

Round 8: Ch 1, 1 SC in each ST around, Join by adding the new color through your first SC and last SC. (48 SC total)

Round 9: Ch 1, *1 SC in ea of the next 6 St's, 2 SC in the next St, repeat from *, you will be increase every 7 stitches for a total of 55 stitches. Join by adding the new color through your first SC and last SC. (55 SC total)

Round 10-24: You will continue alternating color for the remaining length of your cap. (55 single crochet total)

You may wind up with a seam which is one of the downfalls of joining rounds.

Making the Cap Smaller:

  1. You can use an F, G or H hook without altering the pattern.
  2. Stop increasing after round 7 and continue on to form the sides of the cap

Making the Cap Larger:

  1. You can use a larger crochet hook

  2. You can make this cap larger by adding another increase round. At round 10, you will do 1 SC in ea of the next 5 SC, 2 SC in the next. (Approximately 65 single crochet total). Round 11-24 will be 1 SC in each stitch around. You can add more stitches or less stitches for a custom fit.



17 comments:

  1. Hi, Just a fewlines to thank you for teaching me how to crochet. I started with your you tube page and the i found out about your blog. You truely a great help. I try to make christmas gifts for my friends and family. and was hoping you could help me to figure out how to make gaunltles.Your instructions are so much easier for mr to understand. i hope im not taking to much of your time.
    Here is what i,d like them to looks like
    http://crochetme.com/patterns/cable-gauntlets. I hope you have time i do still have you youtube page and this is my email address latina_brooks@yahoo.com. now as i said i realize you busy and if you dont have time i understand. Have a great weekend.

    Latina

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  2. Teresa, I am in Africa and only have DK weight yarn. Any suggestions on how to adapt this pattern?

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  3. Kristee Ann Watson,
    I am not familiar with the yarn. If you are working with a larger yarn, you will want to use a smaller crochet hook and/or modify the amount of stitches and increases so there are not as many per round.

    If the yarn is smaller, you may be able to use a larger hook. You will want to modify the rounds so you are doing more increase rounds and stitches.

    There is going to be trial and error but it will always work if you are familiar with increase/decrease modification.

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  4. hi teresa!

    thanks so much for ur videos n help. m expecting my first baby n was excited abt crochetting few things for her/him.

    was able to do tat with your help.
    thanks
    mariam

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  5. teresa you make beautiful staff.congratulation!

    look .i follow your instructions and i do this things .... click here to wiev : http://maryhyntblog.blogspot.com/


    thanks teresa from my heart. sorry for my english

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  6. Hello~ This is Purly, from youtube~! I'm working on this beanie in a single color. It's turning out rather well, and my stitches are improving bit by bit. I bought a size I hook for this project, but the hat still seems to be turning out rather small. Is it a children's cap?

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  7. Hi, Teresa!
    I love your tutorials! They have been all very helpful!! I, too agree with purly, that the cap is turning out small. I think I'm going to add an extra increase round. I just started last night and I should finish it today! I just finished round 11 but going to take it out to add the extra increase round. This pattern is so fast and easy! Thank you for this pattern!! I'm making it for my ex sister-in-law's sister's bday tomorrow!

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  8. Hello...loved the video! Can you use hdc in place of sc? I've crocheted scarves in hdc and would like to crochet some beanie caps to match. I have matching hats to match some of the scarves, but would like something different.

    Thanks
    Stel

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  9. Hi Teresa,

    On the stripe crochet beanie cap, I'm having trouble with round 3. It says 1sc for next 2 stitches then 2sc in 3rd for a total of 7. That totals 4 stiches with cannot calculate into 27. I feel a little silly asking if I've missed something, but I've tried in a few different ways and cannot come out with it connecting color properly. Please help!
    Thanks so much, I really appreciate all of your videos etc.

    Traci

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  10. Hi there my name is rochelle. I was wondering do you use more yarn when use double crochet stitches. i just find it easier and i dont want to run out my yarn before the hat;s completion. how long does it take to make a beanie cap like this in general. please let me know as soon as possible because i am trying to make one for a friend as a present. thanks so much

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  11. Hi there i was wondering do you use more yarn when you use double crochet stitches? I dont want to run out of yarn before the hat's completion. and does using double crochet stitches make the hat bigger. I am trying to make one for a friend. Please let me know and thanks for your time.

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  12. Nice easy pattern, but leave it to me to mess it up a little! My seam appears to be spiralling a bit, although I'm being careful to work in rounds and not just one endless spiral... at least, I'm *trying* to be careful about that.

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  13. I just want to say thank you! Thank you for your easy to understand patterns! I made my first beanie hat last night in a couple of hours! I am thrilled! With your directions it was so easy. I can't wait to make more! I will be using your directions from now on! Thanks again!

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  14. If your hat is coming out too small, you might be skipping a stitch or crocheting too tightly. Loosen up and count carefully and don't forget to increase when you have to.

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  15. Hey .... can u please tell me after round 10 atleast 10 more rounds before doing the sides..cuz my hat is really very small...as im usin some thin yarn..

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  16. ranHey .... can u please tell me after round 10 atleast 10 more rounds before doing the sides..cuz my hat is really very small...as im usin some thin yarn..

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