Have you ever used roving yarn? I have been wanting to create a pattern using roving yarn for a while now but I just never seemed to get around to it. There have been so many times when I had it in my hands and was ready to buy but always ended up putting it back and getting distracted with some other kind of yarn lol! Roving yarn is yarn that is usually bulky and is not twisted or plied like many other types of yarn. It is created in a long and narrow bundle of fiber. It can be used for felting and is incredibly resilient.
The yarn I used for this beanie pattern is Patons Classic Wool Roving. You can find it at most craft stores. I knew I wanted to create a pattern that would show off the yarn it all it’s beautiful and fluffy glory! I came up with this beanie pattern using the Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch. This pattern is extremely beginner friendly and works up quickly!
If you have never worked with roving yarn, I encourage you to. It definitely is unlike any other yarn I have crocheted with. I hope you enjoy the pattern!
2 skeins of Patons Classic Wool Roving yarn in the colors Aran and Low Tide
6.5mm crochet hook
Foundation Half Double Crochet (FHDC)
Slip Stitch (ss)
Single Crochet (sc)
Herringbone Half Double Crochet (hhdc)
Herringbone Half Double Crochet Decrease (hhdc dec.)
*Note – To work a hhdc stitch, yarn over and insert hook into the stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (three loops on hook), pull first loop through second loop on hook (two loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.
To work a hhdc decrease, yarn over, insert hook into the stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (three loops on hook), pull first loop through second loop on hook (two loops on hook), yarn over and insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (four loops on hook), pull first loop through second loop on hook (three loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all three loops on hook.
*Note – you will not be cutting your yarn every time you change colors. You will simply pick it up when it is time to ss to close the round.
To learn how to FHDC and join you can watch a video here. I love using this method because it joins both the top and bottom of your FHDC.
Starting with Low Tide color:
FHDC 50, join Aran color with a ss to first FHDC of the round to form a circle. Be careful not to twist your chain.
Round 1 – (with Aran) ch.2, hhdc in the same st. and each remaining st. around. Join Low Tide with a ss to first hhdc of the round. (50) Do not cut Aran yarn!
Round 2 (with Low Tide) ch.2, hhdc in the same st. and each remaining st. around. Join Aran with a ss to first hhdc of the round. (50) Do not cut Low Tide yarn!
Rounds 3 to 10 – Repeat rounds 1 and 2 respectively
Round 11 – ch.2, hhdc in the same st and the next two stitches, hhdc dec. in the next. *hhdc in the next three stitches, hhdc dec. in the next. Repeat *til end of row. ss with other color (Low Tide) to first hhdc of the round. (40)
Round 12 – (with Low Tide) Repeat round 2. (40)
Round 13 – (with Aran) Repeat round 11. (31)
Round 14 – Repeat round 2. (31)
Round 15 – Repeat round 11 until there are two stitches left of the round. Crochet a hhdc in the last two stitches. (25)
Round 16 – Repeat row 2. (25)
Round 17 – (staying with Low Tide) ch.1, sc in the same st and each remaining st around. Join with a ss to first sc of the round. (25)
Bind off leaving a 12’ tail. Thread a tapestry needle and weave in and out of each sc post. When you reach the beginning again, flip the beanie upside down and pull the string so the hole closes. You will then stitch the hole closed. Bind off and weave in any loose ends.
I hope you enjoyed this pattern and be sure to look around and check out some of my other PATTERNS!