The “Door County Days” Beanie is Here!!!Patterns - Hats - Adult Women . Patterns-Hats
I am so happy to be releasing my “Door County Days” Beanie pattern!! I am loving the texture of this hat that is achieved with combining a variety of stitches. They are all quite simple stitches but when combined together they create a lovely texture for this hat.
You may be wondering why this hat is called the “Door County Days” Beanie. Well, this is the story behind the name. As you probably know, I live in Wisconsin. I actually live more in the south central part of the state. But, on the northeastern part of our state, there is a long peninsula/county called Door County. This is a gorgeous and scenic area that is sometimes referred to as the “Cape Cod” of the Midwest. It is bordered by Green Bay/part of Lake Michigan on the west and big Lake Michigan on the east. The entire area is steeped in maritime views and history!
Well, 3 years ago, my semi-retired dentist husband was given the opportunity to work part-time (3 days per week) in an office in Sturgeon Bay-Door County. We had always wanted to spend time in the county and this gave us our chance, So, we rented a beautiful apartment overlooking the Sturgeon Bay Shipping Canal and downtown Sturgeon Bay and the waters and bridges of the Bay. We spent half of each week there and half the week here at our lake home. It was heaven. We met so many nice friends. I became a docent at the local Door County Maritime Museum which was right across the street from our apartment, I worked with the local Senior Center, I took painting classes from a local artist and craft classes through the Door County Learning in Retirement community. And, that was just the beginning. My close friend, Kate, and I walked 3 – 5 miles every morning and always ended up at a local coffee shop called 5th and J. And, there we would indulge in the most delicious blueberry scones and Spiced Mocha Lattes. So yummy!!
My husband and I explored the local restaurant scene almost every night (more about that in another post) and checked out the 5 state parks, marinas and quaint shops,
If you haven’t guessed, I love Door County!!!
Well, much of my explorations happened on cool or even very cold days, and I needed lots of warm hats, scarves, cowls and mittens. So I created some. This beanie is the first in my “Door County Days” series of patterns. I love it. It’s cute, warm and so easy to make. I hope you’ll love it, too!!
So, here is the free pattern! If you are interested in an ad-free PDF of the pattern just visit my Etsy Shop or Ravelry Store.
The “Door County Days” Beanie
One Size – Adult
Designed By: Christine Longe of Lakeview Cottage Kids
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Adult – Woman (And suggestion for making this adorable hat for any size head. So, you get many sizes all in one!)
- 1 skein Aran weight (#4) LionBrand “Vanna’s Choice” Yarn
- Leather Tag (Optional, of course)
- Faux Fur Pompon
- Crochet Hook, Size H/500 mm
- Crochet Hook, Size I/5.50 mm
- 1 Stitch Marker
- Small Yarn Needle (Used for working in loose yarn ends and for attaching the pompon and tag.)
Using the H Hook, 4 single crochet in the back loop only rows = 2 rows of ribbing and is 1 1/4 inch wide
(I crochet pretty loosely. If you crochet tighter, you may want to adjust to a larger hook to get your desired size.)
Using the H Hook, Chain 8.
Row 1: In the second chain from the hook, work a single crochet. Work a single crochet in each of the chains. Ch 1. Turn. (7 sc)
Row 2: In the first sc, work a single crochet. Work 1 single crochet in the back loop only in the next stitch and in each stitch across until the last stitch. Work 1 sc in the last stitch. Ch 1. Turn. (7 st)
Row 3 – 60: Repeat Row 2 until the length of your ribbing is 19 inches. This for me is 60 rows.
****Sizing Alert: (This is 2 inches less than the circumference of an average adult woman’s head.) If you would like to make the hat for another size, just measure the circumference of the adult, teen or child’s head and make the ribbing 2 inches less than that circumference number. And then continue the pattern as written.
When you have completed the last row on the ribbing, seam the short ends of the ribbing, using a slip stitch. Do NOT cut the yarn. When you have completed the seam turn the ribbing so that the seam is on the inside.
**If you would like to do the body of the hat in a different color, switch to that color here.
Body of the Hat
Switch to the I Hook.
Round 1: Single crochet in the end of each row of ribbing all the way around. Slip stitch to the first single crochet of the round. (From now on you will not slip stitch to the first stitch of the round. You will just continuously go from one round to the other.) You should end up with 60 single crochet stitches for this round (for the adult woman size) and for all future rounds until you do your decreases. Place stitch marker.
Round 2: Single crochet in each stitch around. Place stitch marker.
Round 3: Work 1 single crochet and 1 double crochet in the first stitch. Skip 1 stitch. *Work 1 single crochet and 1 double crochet in the next stitch. Skip 1 stitch.*. Repeat from * to * all the way around. Keep moving your stitch marker up each time you end a round.
Round 4: Repeat Round 3.
Round 5: Repeat Round 2.
Round 6: Repeat Round 2.
Round 7: Repeat Round 3.
Round 8: Repeat Round 3.
Round 9: Repeat Round 2.
Round 10: Single crochet in the back “bump” (sometimes called the “3rd loop”) all the way around. Place stitch marker.
Round 11: Repeat Round 10.
Round 12, 13, and 14: Single crochet in each stitch around. Place stitch marker.
Round 15: Skip first stitch of the round. Double crochet in next stitch. Double crochet in the stitch that was skipped. *Skip the next stitch. Double crochet in the next stitch. Double crochet in the stitch that was skipped.* Repeat from * to *. To end of round. Place stitch marker.
Round 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20: Single crochet in each stitch around. Place stitch marker.
**The total height of the hat should be 9 inches at this point.
Finishing and Closing the Top of the Hat:
End the body of your hat at the stitch marker.
Round 1: Single crochet in the first stitch. Skip one stitch. Single crochet in the next stitch. Skip one stitch. Single crochet in the next stitch. Repeat this sequence until you have 7 stitches left. Finish off, leaving about 8 inches of yarn.
Using the yarn needle, gather the top of the hat by doing a “running stitch” through each of the single crochets in the last (top) row of the hat. Pull gently, until the opening at the top of the hat closes. Pull it snug but not super tight. Knot your yarn and work in the ends at the top and at the bottom of your hat.
Attach the pompon to the top of the hat using the the “Button” Method. (Refer to my video tutorial above on this.) Click on the photo/video above to see the video tutorial!)
If adding a leather tag, attach that now using yarn and small yarn needle. Work in the ends!
Enjoy your lovely new hat!!
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Nice stitches! Thank you for sharing your talent. Where do you get your leather tags please?
Thanks for asking. I purchased them from this Etsy shop!
Saw your post on FB and it caught my attention. I’ve been trying to figure out what to make for my sisters for Christmas and after seeing this, plan to make it for them. November is a really tough month for us, marking both the death and birth of our dad; he passed on the 11/10/10 and would have been 77 exactly one week later (11/17). He retired to Ephraim after a corporate career and loved the area. Thank you for this pattern.
I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. Door County is beautiful. Ephraim is a wonderful spot! I’m glad you like the pattern. I’d love to see your finished hats!