FREE Pattern: The Lakeside Chunky Beanie

This is such a great & easy pattern for beginners who want something that works up quickly. The fellas love this hat. Great with or without the pom pom. Buy the Yarn here. And see some of the great Lakeside Beanies some have made here.

Lakeside Beanie

Stitches Used / Abbreviations:
ch - Chain
sc - Single Crochet
hdc – Half Double Crochet
dc- Double Crochet
sl st – slip stitch

 

Start with a magic loop. If you do not know how to do a magic loop but want to learn, there are some great tutorials on youtube. If you do not want to use a magic loop you can chain 3 and slip stitch together.

Then, Either in your magic loop or your chain circle:

Row 1:    ch 2 (acts as your first hdc), 7 hdc, sl st to top of ch 2 // Total for Row 1 is 8 hdc (including ch 2)

Row 2:   ch 2 (acts as your first dc), work 2 dc in each st, all way around, sl st to top of ch 2 Total for Row 2 is 16 dc (including ch 2)

Row 3:   ch 2 (acts as your first dc) 2 dc in next st, * dc in next st, 2 dc in next st* , repeat * to * all way around, sl st to top of ch 2 Total for Row 3 is 24 dc (including ch 2)

Row 4:    ch 2 (acts as your first dc) 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st * dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st* , repeat * to * all way around, sl st to top of ch 2 Total for Row 4 is 32 hdc (including ch 2)

Rows 5-11 : ch 2 (acts as first dc), 1 dc all way around, sl st to top of ch 2 // Total for Each Row is 32 dc

Row 12:    ch 1, loosely hdc all way around, sl st to top of ch 1 // Total for Row is 32 hdc

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Add pom pom for a unique fun look as shown in sample.