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This week here in Jersey has been hot, very hot! But that hasn’t stopped me from crocheting the new pattern for the Spectrum Beanie! I love being able to work with chunky yarn again! As some of you may know, it’s my favorite kind of yarn to work with.
Yarn and Construction
A couple months ago, I noticed Lion Brand put out new colors in their Thick and Quick line. So of course I had to get my hands on them lol!
The Spectrum Beanie pattern is crocheted using Lion Brand’s Thick and Quick Astroland colorway. I love how all the colors come together. The pattern is crocheted in the round starting with the top and going down.
The only stitches you need to know for crocheting this pattern are the double crochet and slip stitch. The band is created using post stitches. If you don’t feel comfortable with post stitches, you can finish the band any way you want. Both colors of yarn are carried up the inside of the beanie.
Scroll down for the pattern!
The Spectrum Beanie Pattern
2 different colors of Lion Brand Thick and Quick yarn. I used almost all of the Astroland color and about 1/3 skein of the Fisherman color.
9mm crochet hook
Double Crochet (dc)
Slip Stitch (ss)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc)
~ To get a better looking seam when joining the round of slip stitches, I used the Seamless Join Method. You can find a video tutorial HERE for that method.
~ Do not change colors on the last stitch of the round. You will change colors after you have joined the round with the seamless join.
~ To change colors, simply pick up the non working yarn, yarn over and pull the non working yarn through the loop on your hook. Then pull yarn to secure.
SPECTRUM BEANIE PATTERN
12 dc in magic ring. Join to first dc. Change to Fisherman color.
Round 1 – Ch 1. ss in same st and each st around. Join to first ss of round. Change to Astroland. (12)
Round 2 – Ch 2, 2 dc in the same st and each st around. Join to first dc. Change to Fisherman.(24)
Round 3 – Repeat round 1 (24)
Round 4 – Ch 2, 1 dc in the same st, 2 dc in the next. *1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next* Repeat *til end of round. Join to first dc. Change to Fisherman. (36)
Round 5 – Repeat round 1 (36)
Round 6 – Ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 1 dc in the next 7 stitches. 2 dc in the next. *1 dc in the next 8 stitches, 2 dc in the next* Repeat *til end of the round. Join to first dc. Change to Fisherman (44)
Round 7 – Repeat round 1 (44)
Round 8 – Ch 2, 1 dc in the same st and each st around. Join to first dc. Change to Fisherman. (44)
Round 9 – Repeat round 7
Round 10 – Repeat round 8
Round 11 – Repeat round 7
Round 12 – Repeat round 8
Round 13 – Ch 2, fpdc around first dc of previous round, bpdc around next dc of previous round. *fpdc around next dc of previous round, bpdc around next dc of previous round* Repeat *til end of round. Ss to join. (44)
Round 14 – Repeat Round 13
Bind off and weave in any loose ends!
If you would like to make a faux fur pom-pom for this beanie, you can click HERE for a great tutorial!