Fall has officially begun and that means it’s time to start crocheting Beanies! The Rockport Beanie is a fun and easy pattern. As you may already know, beanies (toques, hats etc.) are my favorite accessory to crochet. I also feel they make for a great beginner project as well.
Today I have a beanie pattern for you that is worked in the round. When I first learned how to crochet, this method was the one I used the most when crocheting a beanie. This method teaches you how to work in the round, join with a slip stitch and increase stitches. I remember being so proud when I completed my first beanie. Of course it probably looked like crap but it still felt good to finish! 🙂
The Rockport Beanie is crocheted using Lion Brand Color Made Easy. This is a great #5 acrylic bulky yarn that comes is many gorgeous colors. I bought mine at my local AC Moore but I have also seen it at Joann’s. Any comparable yarn will work for this pattern. The faux fur pom is optional but I thought it added a nice touch. I bought my pom at Joann’s.
The beanie is worked by making Half Double crochets in the magic circle. Then you will turn your work and make slip stitches in the back loops only. The entire beanie is worked in only these two stitches. I love how the slip stitches worked in the back loop gives each row strong definition.
If working in the round is not really your thing, I will also be releasing another beanie pattern next week with the same stitch, only the construction will be different.
The Rockport Beanie – In the Round
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- This pattern is worked in the round. You will turn your work after every round. First stitch of round is worked in same st as join.
- Each round is joined with a ss to first stitch of the round.
- A Ch.1 is made at the beginning of each round.
- The beanie is worked by alternating HDC rounds with SS BLO rounds.
- Any comparable #5 bulky yarn will work with this pattern.
Beanie has a head circumference of approx. 20-21in around. The length of the beanie from top to bottom is 8in.
Gauge is approx. 11 hdc x 6 rows = 4″
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Slip Stitch (ss)
Back loop only (blo)
Lion Brand Color Made Easy yarn. Approx. half a skein.
6.5mm Crochet Hook
Faux Fur Pom (optional)
Make Magic Circle
Round 1 – Make 13 hdc in Magic Circle. Pull to tighten.
Round 2 – Ss blo in every st around. (13)
Round 3 – 2 hdc in every st around. (26)
Round 4 – Repeat Round 2. (26)
Round 5 – Hdc in first st, 2 hdc in the next. *hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next* Repeat *until end of round. (39)
Round 6 – Repeat Round 2 (39)
Round 7 – Hdc in the first two stitches, 2 hdc in the next. *hdc in the next two stitches, 2 hdc in the next* Repeat *until end of round. (52)
Round 8 – Repeat Round 2 (52)
Round 9 – Hdc in the first 12 stitches, 2 hdc in the next. *hdc in the next 12 stitches, 2 hdc in the next* Repeat *until end of round. (56)
Round 10 – Repeat Round 2 (56)
Round 11 – Hdc in every st around. (56)
Round 12 – Ss blo in every st around (56)
Rounds 13 thru 24 – Repeat rounds 11 & 12 respectively.
Weave in any loose ends!
Thanks so much for following along with this pattern. If you are interested in a more slouchy version of this beanie, stayed tuned for a new pattern next week!