In this post I am going to show you how to crochet the Rockport Beanie in rows. Last week I released the pattern for the Rockport Beanie crocheted in the round. It has become a very popular pattern and I can’t thank you enough. I love it when a pattern can be simple yet so pretty!
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As promised, this week I have a similar beanie pattern for you! Instead of crocheting in the round, this beanie is crocheted in rows. I used the same Color Made Easy yarn and the same hook size as the last Rockport crochet Beanie. I also used the same stitch repeat of half double crochet for one row followed by a slip stitch in the back loop only for the next row.
If you are a novice crocheter, crocheting a beanie in rows may be easier for you. Essentially you are making one large rectangle. It is then slip stitched up the side to close. There is a little decreasing at the top but nothing too difficult.
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After cinching the top of the beanie, I did have to sew the hole closed because of the added bulk of the yarn. Again, nothing too difficult.
You can choose to add a fur pom to your Rockport crochet beanie as well. I chose to omit the pom to give the beanie a more slouch look. I also love that this beanie is incredibly quick to crochet! Follow along to find out how to crochet the Rockport Beanie in rows.
I’d love to know which method you prefer. Do you like to crochet beanies in the round? Or do you like the simplicity of crocheting in rows? Let me know in the comments! I hope you enjoy the pattern 🙂
Rockport Beanie – Crocheted in Rows
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- Beanie is crocheted by making one large rectangle that is closed to form a tube. It is then cinched at the top and sewn shut.
- Rows are worked in a two row repeat of hdc and ss back loop only rows.
- A ch.1 is made at the beginning of each row. Turn work after every row.
- If you would like to make the beanie taller, add more chains to the foundation chain.
Beanie has a head circumference of approx. 20-21in around.
Gauge is approx. 11 hdc x 6 rows = 4″
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Back Loop Only (blo)
Lion Brand Color Made Easy yarn. Approx. half a skein.
BEANIE PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS
Row 1 – Hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across. (22)
Row 2 – Ch.1 turn, ss blo in first st and each st across. (22)
Row 3 – Ch.1 turn, hdc in every st across. (22)
Row 4 – Ch.1 turn, ss blo in every st across. (22)
Repeat Rows 3 & 4 respectively for a total of 52 rows.
You will have a rectangle that is approx. 8.5in x 20.5in
You will notice that one side of your beanie rectangle is slightly tighter than the other side. This is due to ending that side with a ss. It’s perfectly normal and will not affect the pattern.
Next, turn beanie over so wrong side is facing you. Fold rectangle in half and slip stitch up the side of the beanie. Put hook through both loops when slip stitching.
Turn beanie right side out. (shown in pic above)
Ch.1 and make 52 hdc around the top of the beanie. Slip stitch to first hdc of the round.
Next, Ch.1 and make a sc dec in every st around. Make a sc in the last stitch. You will have 26 stitches.
Bind off leaving a long enough tail to work top of beanie. (approx. 15in.)
Thread tail with a tapestry needle and begin to weave your needle in and out of every sc post all the way around. Pull to cinch top of beanie closed.
Make sure to sew shut whatever hole you may have left.
Weave in all ends!
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