Hello everyone! I hope everyone is having a great week! Like me, I am sure you are all recovering from a crazy and hectic Christmas season. It has been nothing short of a whirlwind these past few weeks. I feel I have almost recovered. It’s been a little tough trying to find time to crochet or write new patterns. All my time is being sucked up by cleaning and taking down holiday decorations, or throwing out old toys to make room for all the new ones my boys received for Christmas from all my relatives. But there have been a few quiet moments among all the craziness that have allowed me to pick up my hook and yarn and create something new!
My Pine Barrens beanie was made with one of my favorite yarns, Patons Shetland Chunky. I love this yarn because it is a lightweight chunky yarn. Sometimes a bulky weight yarn can be very heavy feeling. The Shetland Chunky is made with 75% acrylic and 25% wool. For the pattern I used the color Deep Moss. For the white color in the beanie I used Bernat Softee Baby Chunky in Cream Puff. This is the same yarn that is used in my Every Girl Slouch pattern.
I created this pattern using the houndstooth crochet stitch. The beanie is crocheted from the top down and I carried the green and white yarn up the inside of the beanie. I did not bind off (cut my yarn) every time I switched colors. There is a great video HERE that shows you how to change colors when crocheting in the round.
I had a fair amount of yarn left over that allowed me to create a cute large pom pom. I hope you enjoy the pattern!
1 skein of Patons Chetland Chunky yarn in Deep Moss and about 50yds of Bernat Softee Baby Chunky in Cream Puff.
6mm crochet hook
Double Crochet (dc)
Slip Stitch (ss)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Note: If you are not comfortable with carrying the yarn up the inside of the beanie when switching colors, you can bind off every time you switch colors. There will just be more ends to weave in when you are done. I have included a video above that will help explain to you on how to carry the yarn if you choose to use that method!
12 dc in the circle. Join to first dc to close the circle.
Round 1 – Ch. 2, 2 dc in the same stitch and each stitch around. Join to first dc. (24)
Round 2 – Ch. 2, 1 dc in the same stitch, 2 dc in the next. *1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next* Repeat *to* and ss to first dc. (36)
Round 3 – Ch.2 and dc in the same stitch, dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next. *dc in the next 2 stitches, 2 dc in the next* Repeat *to* ss to first dc of the round. (48)
Round 4 – Ch.1, sc in the same stitch, dc in the next. *sc in the next stich, dc in the next* Repeat *to* ss to first sc of the round. (48)
Round 5 – Ch.1, hdc in the same stitch and each stitch around. Join with a ss to first hdc of the round. (48)
Round 6 – Repeat row 5
Round 7 – Change to White and repeat row 4
Round 8 – Change to Green. Ch.1 and dc in the same stitch, sc in the next. *dc in the next stitch, sc in the next* Repeat *to* ss to first dc of the round. (48)
Rows 9 t0 12 – Repeat rows 4 and 8 remembering to change colors after every row!
Row 13 – (with white) Repeat row 4
Rows 14 to 15 – (with green) Ch.2, dc in the same stitch and each stitch around. Join with a ss to first dc of the round. (48)
Row 16 – Ch.1, sc in the same stitch and each stitch around. Join with a ss to first sc of the round. (48)
Bind off and weave in any loose ends!
I made my pom-pom using my Clover pom-pom maker. There are a number of tutorials on Pinterest and Youtube that show how to make your own pom-pom.