Hello Everyone! I hope your week is going well. This week has been pretty busy for me. The other day I was cleaning/organizing my yarn stash and came across some skeins I bought awhile ago but didn’t have a purpose for at the time. I was so excited to find them. It was like a little Christmas present waiting to be found! Anywho, I absolutely love the color of this yarn (which is kinda weird because I tend to gravitate toward bright colors).
The yarn I am referring to is Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice in the color Linen. It’s such an interesting color in the respect that I can’t for the life of me figure out if it’s more of a grey, or if it’s more beige in color. Either way it reminded me of what the color clay or alabaster looks like. Hence, my inspiration for the name of this pattern. It is a very easy pattern consisting of primarily two stitches. It is worked by first making the band and then completing the body of the beanie in continuous rounds. I then sewed on two coconut shell buttons. I hope you enjoy the pattern. Happy crocheting!
1 skein of Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Linen or any comparable worsted weight yarn
5mm crochet hook
Fabric tape measure
2 buttons (optional)
Single crochet (sc)
Slip stitch (ss)
Double Crochet (dc)
Half double crochet (hdc)
For the band:
Row 1 – Sc in 2nd chain from the hook, sc in the next stitch and each stitch across. (7)
Row 2 – Ch.1 turn, sc in the first stitch and each stitch across. (7)
Repeat row 2 until your work reaches approx. 21″ long. When your work has reached 21″ long, ss or whip stitch the shorter ends together to form a band (circle).
Body of the beanie:
Ch.1 and work sc’s all the way around the top (edge) of the band. Ss in the first sc that you made. I ended up with 60 stitches. If you have a different stitch count that’s fine. Just make sure your stitch count is an even number.
Round 1 – Ch.1, sc + dc in the same stitch, *sk next stitch, sc + dc in the next stitch.* Repeat *to* in a continuous round. DO NOT JOIN!
Note – If it helps, when you come back around after completing round 1 of the sc + dc pattern, you will have one sc left. Skip over this sc and the ch.1 you made in the beginning of the round. Make your next sc + dc cluster in the first sc you made of the round. This sc is part of the first sc + dc cluster you made of the round. Continue with the pattern working in continuous rounds.
Continue with the pattern until your work reaches approx. 9″ tall. (This measurement includes the band.)
Once your work is 9″ tall:
Ch.1, hdc in each stitch around. Join with a ss to beginning hdc of the round.
Ch.1, sc in the same stitch, sc decrease in the next. *sc in the next stitch, sc decrease in the next.* Repeat *to* all the way around. Ss to top of first sc.
Ch.1, sc in the same stitch and each stitch around. Join with a ss to first sc of the round.
Bind off leaving a tail approx. 12″ long. Thread a tapestry needle and work your needle in and out of each sc post. When you come back to the beginning, flip your beanie upside down and pull the yarn to close the top of the beanie. Weave your yarn in and out through the top of the beanie to close the hole. Weave in any loose ends!
Hope you enjoy the pattern!