Hello you lot!
Winter can be cold in Germany... Plus we are planning a holiday in Stockholm/Sweden this winter. None of my existing beanies are really warm and I freeze easily, so I had to come up with a warmer solution. The result is this double layered beanie which is not only warm but can also be worn both ways. That is, I can choose the colour of my beanie every time I wear it. Clever, ey?
I am very happy with my beanie and thus I decided to pass my happiness on in the form of a pattern.
Pattern: Double Layered Beanie
Yarn: Chunky (2 colours, 100 grams each)
Hook: 6 mm
Fits: Adult Woman
- This beanie is worked in rows and not in spirals!
- The ch2 at the beginning of each row do not count as a st. They are a bit of a filler really as they prevent that ugly hole at the end of each row.
Rd 1:Start with a magic circle. In the magic circle: Ch2, 10dc. Pull the magic circle tight (Note: Weave in the yarn end before you change colour). Join the round with a sl in the top of the first dc (not the ch2!). (10)
Rd 2: Ch2, 2dc in the first st. 2dc in each of the remaining 9 st. Join the round with a sl in the top of the first dc. (20)
Rd 3: Ch2, *2dc, 1dc* repeat this pattern 10 times til the end of the row. Join the round with a sl in the top of the first dc. (30)
Rd 4: Ch2, *2dc, 2dc* repeat this pattern 10 times til the end of the row. Join the round with a sl in the top of the first dc. (40)
Rd 5: Ch2, *2dc, 3dc* repeat this pattern 10 times til the end of the row. Join the round with a sl in the top of the first dc. (50)
Rd 6-13: Ch2, 1dc in each st. (50)
Test if the beanie has the desired length. If it is too short, add an extra rd of 1dc in each st.
Rd 14: ch1, 1 sc in each st. (50)
Rd 15: ch1, 1 sc in each st. (50)
Rd. 16-23: Ch2, 1dc in each st. (50)
Rd. 24: Ch2, *2dctog, 3dc* repeat this pattern 10 times. (40)
Rd 25: Ch2, *2dctog, 2dc* repeat this pattern 10 times. (30)
Rd 26: Ch2, *2dctog, 1dc* repeat this pattern 10 times. (20).
Rd 27: Ch2, *2dctog* repeat this pattern 10 times (10).
Rd 28: Ch2, *2dctog* repeat this pattern 10 times (5).
Rd 29: Ch2, 3dctog, 2dctog (2).
With the yarn end, sew a "x" on over the hole of the remaining 2 st.
Fold in the beanie so that the colour you prefer is on the outside.
I only wrote out the woman adult version. However as this pattern is really easy/basic, it is easy to modify:
Modification 1: Make it larger. Start with 12 dc instead of 10dc.
Modification 2: Make it smaller. Start with 8 dc instead of 10dc.
Modification 3: Use different yarn weights. I tried this pattern with 2 strains of aran (Red Heart Super Saver) and a 6mm hook. It is a snug fit (thus a tad bit smaller than with chunky yarn).
Modification 4: Make it more colourful! Simply change colours throughout the pattern.
Modification 5: Make it more fancy! Add appliqués like stars, flowers etc. Note: You won't be able to turn the beanie anymore unless you make these appliqués removable.
If you make a beanie with this pattern, I would love to see it! Post it on our facebook page?!
You have permission to sell the finished product made from this pattern provided credit for the pattern is clearly displayed as Anne Schueler (http://crochetbetweentwoworlds.blogspot.de). If you sell the item online please provide a link to this blog (http://crochetbetweentwoworlds.blogspot.de) for the pattern.
P.S. There will be a German version of this pattern on the blog soon!
P.S.2 Weather is dark and rainy here in Dortmund today. I will take better pictures soonish! :-)