“Alexa” Crochet Pattern
By: Christine Longe
Looking for a cute and cozy winter beanie? Then you have come to the right place. The new “Alexa” Beanie pattern is now here. It is quite simple to make. I would say Intermediate Skill Level is required, but an Advanced Beginner should do OK. The color is wonderful…..of course, I love any purple!!!
This color is a Vanna’s Choice and is called “Purple Mist”. And it feels really squishy. The Suzette Stitch was put to work again in this project and really worked well! I will be doing many more projects with that stitch!!
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Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: One Size – Woman’s Medium
– Crochet Hooks, Size G/6 4.25, for the ribbing and Size H/5.00, for the rest of the hat
– Stitch Markers
– Faux Fur Pom Pon (I purchased mine at Amazon.) or Yarn Pompon
– Yarn Needle (Used for working in loose yarn ends and gathering up the top of the hat.)
Finished Size: 10 inches tall (not including the Pompon, and 10 inches across at top of ribbing
Stitches Used in the Pattern:
– ch = chain
– sc = single crochet
– sl st = slip stitch
– dc = double crochet
– scblo = single crochet in the back loop only
– cluster = grouping of 1 sc and 1 dc in same stitch
With “G” Hook, Ch 8 stitches.
Row 1: In the second chain from the hook, work 1 sc. Work 1 sc in each chain across the row. Ch 1. Turn. (7 st)
Row 2: Work 1 scblo in the first stitch and in each stitch across the row. Ch 1. Turn. (7 st)
Row 3 – 60: Repeat Row 2.
Now to complete the ribbing, fold the ribbing in half with right sides together. Match the ends together and stitch together using a slip stitch in the end stitch of each side. Be sure to catch each side and insert the hook under the “V” of each stitch. Do not end off the yarn. This creates a a very nice seam and you will hardly be able to tell that a seam is there!! Hooray! Turn the ribbing so that the seam is on the inside of the ribbing.
Body of the Hat
Change to “H” Hook. Now you will start on the Rounds of the hat.
Round 1: Work one sc in the end stitch of each row of the ribbing. (Place stitch marker if desired.) Sl st to first sc. (60 st).
Round 2: Ch 1. Work 1 sc and 1 dc in the first stitch. (This forms a cluster.) Skip 1 stitch. Work 1 sc and 1 dc in the next stitch. *Skip 1 stitch. Work 1 sc and 1 dc in the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * all the way around. (Place stitch marker.) Sl st to first stitch. (60 st and total of 30 clusters.).
Round 3: Ch 1. Work 1 sc and 1 dc in the second stitch – which is a sc. (This forms a cluster and from now on all clusters will be made in sc from the previous row.) Skip 1 stitch. Work 1 sc and 1 dc in the next stitch. *Skip 1 stitch. Work 1 sc and 1 dc in the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * all the way around. (Place stitch marker.) Sl st to first sc. (60 st and total of 30 clusters.).
Round 4 – 5: Repeat Round 3.
Round 6: Ch 1. Work 1 scblo in the first stitch and in each stitch around. (Place stitch marker.) (60 st)
Round 7 – 10: Repeat Round 6.
Round 11 – 17: Repeat Round 3. (60 st) (Place stitch marker.)
Round 18: Ch 1. Skip first stitch. Work 1 sc in next stitch. Skip next stitch. *Sc in next stitch. Skip next stitch.*. Repeat from * to * to end of round. (Place stitch marker.) Sl st to first sc. (30 st)
Round 19 – 20: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Sl st into first sc. (Place stitch marker.). (30 st)
Round 21: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in first stitch. *Skip one stitch. Work 1 sc in next stitch.*. Repeat from * to * to end of round. Sl st to first sc. (Place stitch marker.). (15 st)
Round 22: Work 1 sc in first stitch. *Skip one stitch. Work 1 sc in next stitch.*. Repeat from * to * to end of round. Sl st to first sc. (8 st). Ch 1. Pull yarn through to fasten off.
Cut yarn, leaving approximately 15 inches of yarn. Using yarn needle, weave yarn through single crochets around the opening at top of hat. Pull yarn until opening is nicely closed. Bring yarn to inside of top of hat and knot off so that the opening remains closed. Weave in end of yarn at top of hat and at the bottom where ribbing began.
Attach pompon to top of hat using the “Button” Method.
Or, if you have purchased Pompons with snaps, snap it on at top of hat.
Or, if you have made a yarn pompon, just tie it on permanently or attach by “Button” Method if you would like to be able to remove it during washing.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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