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.
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1″ = 3 hdc stitches x 3 hdc rows
(sl st) slip stitch
(fdc) foundation double crochet
(hdc) half double rochet
(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.
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