Crochet Beanie Pattern // The Sand Drift Beanie

Even though it’s September, it hasn’t really started to feel like fall yet here in Northern California! We’ve had a few cooler days this last week, but today as I write this post we are still in the 90s! I am SO ready for some cooler breezes, falling leaves and pumpkin everything!!

So, I’m happy to at least be able to release a crochet beanie pattern this week because nothing says fall like a cozy beanie! I called this one the Sand Drift Beanie, both because of the color of the yarn I chose and the “wave” or “drift” feel of the quadruple treble rows. This is my first hat pattern that I’ve released! Not the first I’ve designed, but the first one I’ve liked enough to release! Ha!



The Origin of this Pattern

This crochet beanie pattern incorporates several rows of the Quadruple Treble Crochet, which is a very tall stitch. You can find a great tutorial for various “tall stitches” over at Mooglyblog.com.

When I first learned to do some of these taller stitches, I actually found it very difficult to keep a good tension and I must say my first attempts were not pretty! It took me a long time to get to where I felt happy with how my stitches turned out and would have the courage to use it in a pattern! I was a little uncertain when I decided to incorporate the stitch in this pattern, but I am super happy with how it turned out! Well worth the risk and the effort!

The Yarn for this Pattern

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I used one of my very favorite yarns for this pattern: Lionbrand Heartland. I chose the color that I found to be the most popular for my hats last year, Grand Canyon, which, as I mentioned, also helped me to pick the hat name. What I love about Lionbrand Heartland yarn is the subtle variation of color tones, the fact that it is a lighter worsted weight yarn and it is just oh so soft. It is one of my favorite yarns to use, especially for wearables.


The Pattern

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Materials:
– Size 4/ medium weight Yarn (I used Lionbrand Heartland in Grand Canyon)
US J/6.00 mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
– Scissors

Gauge:
1″ = 3 hdc stitches x 3 hdc rows

Stitches:
(sl st) slip stitch
(fdc) foundation double crochet
(hdc) half double crochet
(hdc2tog) half double crochet 2 together
(quadtr) quadruple treble

How to crochet the quadruple treble

Row 1: Fdc 66. Sl st to the first fdc. (66) Use a yarn needle to connect the bottom edge of the row (see photo below).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 2: Ch 6 (chain does not count as a stitch, here and throughout). QuadTr in the same stitch and around. Join with a sl st to the first QuadTr. (66)

Row 3: Ch 1. Hdc in same stitch and around. Join with a sl st to the first hdc. (66)

Rows 4-5: Repeat row 3.

Row 6: Repeat row 2.

Row 7: Ch 1. Hdc in same stitch and around. Join with a sl st to the first hdc. (66)

Rows 8-9: Repeat row 7.

Row 10: Ch 6. QuadTr in the same stitch and around. Join with a sl st to the first QuadTr. (66)

Row 11: Ch 1. Hdc in same stitch and around. Join with a sl st to the first hdc. (66)

Row 12-13: Repeat row 11.

Row 14:  Ch 1. Hdc in same stitch and next 8 stitches. Hdc2tog (this is a decrease stitch). *Hdc in the next 9 stitches. Hdc2tog*. Repeat from * to * to the end of the round. Sl st to the first hdc. (60)

Row 15: Ch 1. Hdc in the same stitch and the next 2 stitches. Hdc2tog. *Hdc in the next 3 stitches. Hdc2tog.* Repeat from * to * to the end of the round. Sl st to the first hdc. (48)

Row 16: Ch 1. Hdc in the same stitch. Hdc in the next stitch. Hdc2tog. *Hdc in the next 2 stitches. Hdc2tog*. Repeat from * to * to the end of the round. Sl st to the first hdc. (36)

Row 17: Ch 1. Hdc in the same stitch. Hdc2tog. *Hdc. Hdc2tog*. Repeat from * to * to the end of the round. Sl st to the first hdc. (24)

Row 18: Ch 1. Hdc2tog around. Join with a sl st to the first hdc2tog. (12)

Row 19: Repeat row 18. (6) Finish off and weave in ends. If needed, before weaving in the end, use the tail and the yarn needle to weave around the edge of the hole and cinch it up.

Note: Feel free to sell finished products made with this pattern. If finished products are posted online, please include a reference/credit to this pattern. Do not distribute or claim the pattern as your own, or alter and use my photos to market your finished products.

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10 thoughts on “Crochet Beanie Pattern // The Sand Drift Beanie”

  1. Wow! Your patters are fun so far! A search for crochet kitchen sponges brought your patterns up (through an image search… and who could resist your functional, but cute, problem solving…. all of which produces a duh moment for at least some of us….). Then some of your other images drew some other clicks! Your creativity and discussion about the practice needed for things like tall stitches, ….. Well, it’s quite impressive. It is now time to get the cotton and scrubby yarn to create some alternatives to sponges for my mother. She always used dish rags, but when her dimentia left her mislaying her dish cloths (which I only recently found for her), her care giver bought some sponges…. (Ack!!! Germs!!!). Something had to be done. The sponges were disappeared by my SIL, but the new caregiver also likes sponges!!! Oh, no!!!!! There was nothing else for it but to find a good pattern for a crochet sponge. Yours is top notch! Very impressive!!! It is time to make some for Mom, my SIL, myself, and for Christmas gifts…. Then, it will be fun to explore some of your other patterns. And who knows, since you allow your followers to sell items made with your patterns (thank you so much), maybe a new cottage industry has come along for our home. Our daughter has recently learned to crochet, and she could hopes to wrangle with knitting next. We could each benefit from some added cash, and methinks your patterns could sell well. This is quite exciting on so many fronts. Thank you so much! You have a new, devoted fan! So i-m-p-r-e-s-s-e-d-!-!-!-!-!

    1. Hi Cindy, If you are using the foundation double crochet you won’t need to do a chain (it replaces the beginning chain). However, if you prefer to chain and then dc into the chain as the first row (rather than foundation double crochet as your first row), then it would be the same number of stitches as row 1 (66). Here is a great tutorial for the foundation double crochet if you’ve never done it: http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-double-crochet-fdc/

        1. Once I got the hang of it I like it so much better! The video is from Tamara at MooglyBlog.com. I haven’t delved into the world of video making yet 🙂

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