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Scrap Buster Beanie

This scrap buster beanie pattern was created with two purposes in mind… One, to use up some of the partial skeins of yarn sitting around the house and two, to learn some new crochet stitches. It is both a scrap buster and a stitch sampler!

2019 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along

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Pattern

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Materials:
– Size 4 Yarn In 5 different colors (I used Red Heart Soft, see pattern notes for the colors I used)
– US J/ 6.0 mm Crochet Hook
– Yarn Needle
– Scissors

Gauge:
The most convenient way to measure gauge is by using the band measurements. At 19 inches long and 2 inches wide, my band was 6 stitches wide and 76 rows long.

Finished Size:
Adult Small
19” band. 9” tall (not including pom pom).

Stitches & Abbreviations Used:
(ch) chain
(sl st) slip stitch
(sc) single crochet
(hdss) half double slip stitch
(hdc) half double crochet
(dc) double crochet
(quadtr) quadruple treble
(ws) wrong side
(rs) right side
(sk) skip
(yo) yarn over
Special stitch: Bean Stitch
Special technique: crochet in the back loop only
Special technique: crochet in the 3rd loop only
Special technique: decreases

Pattern Notes:

Beginning chain of each round does not count as a stitch.

I tend to crochet tightly. So be sure to check your gauge after completing the band and if you are crocheting more loosely you can move to a smaller hook (or larger if you crochet even more tightly). Some people find they even need to go down two hook sizes to meet my gauge.

Colors that I used in my pattern will be marked as follows:
Color A: Red Heart Soft in Off White
Color B: Red Heart Soft in Guacamole
Color C: Red Heart Soft in Mid Blue
Color D: Red Heart Soft in Lilac
Color E: Red Heart Soft in Sea Foam

PATTERN

Band:

With Color A, ch 7.

Row 1: Hdss in the second chain from the hook and in each chain across. (6)

How to crochet the Half Double Slip Stitch (hdss):
Yo. Insert hook into desired chain or stitch. Yo. Pull yarn through the chain/stitch and then also through the 2 loops on your hook.

Row 2: Ch 1. Turn. Hdss in the same stitch and in each stitch across. (6)

Rows 3 – 76: Repeat Row 2.

Note: my band was roughly 19 inches long and 2 inches wide at this point. If your gauge is very different, you may want to adjust hook sizes. If you choose instead to adjust the pattern, just be sure that the number of rows that you choose is a multiple of 4.

Sl st the two short ends of the band together. Turn inside out to hide the seam.

Body of the Hat:

Round 1 (Color A): Ch 1. Place 1 sc into the end of each row all the way around. Join with a sl st to the first sc of the round. (76) Join Color B and drop Color A.

Note: You may choose to finish off (cut the yarn) Color A each time it is repeated. However, I chose to just drop it and pick it up again each time it was needed throughout the pattern.

Round 2 (Color B): Ch 1. Bean stitch in the same stitch. Sk 1 stitch. *Bean stitch in the next stitch. Sk 1 stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st by inserting the hook into the eye of the first bean stitch. (38 bean stitches)

How to crochet the Bean Stitch:
Insert hook into the stitch. Yo and pull through the stitch. You should have 2 loops on your hook. Yo and insert hook into the same stitch. Yo and pull through. You should have 4 loops on your hook. Yo and insert hook into the same stitch again. Yo and pull through. You should have 6 loops on your hook. Yo and pull through all 6 loops on the hook. Complete a chain 1 to finish the bean stitch.

How to Locate the Bean Stitch ‘Eye’:

Round 3: Ch 1. For this row you will turn first. (Ws) Bean stitch in the same stitch. Place a bean stitch in the chain space between the next two bean stitches (not in the eye of the bean stitch). Repeat by placing a bean stitch in each chain space between bean stitches around. Sl st to the eye of the first bean stitch. (38 bean stitches).

Round 4: Repeat Round 3, including the turn (Rs). (38 bean stitches) Pick up color A and finish off Color B.

Round 5 (Color A): (This time do not turn again. You should be working in the original direction of the pattern, Rs). Ch 1. Hdc in the eye of the same bean stitch. Hdc in the chain between that bean stitch and the next. *Hdc in the eye of the next bean stitch. Hdc in the chain between that bean stitch and the next.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the first hdc. (76) Join Color C and Drop Color A.

Round 6 (Color C): Ch 6. (Crochet in the 3rd loop for this entire row) Quadtr in same stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the first quadtr. (76). Pick up Color A and finish off Color C.

How to crochet the Quadruple Treble (Quadtr):
Yo 5 times. Insert hook into the next stitch. Yo and pull through the stitch. There should be 7 loops on your hook. *Yo and pull through next 2 loops on the hook.* Repeat from * to * 5 more times.

Round 7 (Color A): Ch 1. Hdc in same stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the first hdc of the round. (76) Join Color D and drop Color A.

Round 8 (Color D): Ch 1. (Crochet in the 3rd loop for this entire row). Sc in the same stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the first sc of the round. (76)

Round 9: Chain 2. Sk the same stitch. Sc in the next stitch. *Ch 1. Sk the next stitch. Sc in the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the chain 2 space at the beginning of the round. (76). (note: for this round, the chain 2 at the beginning counts as a stitch)

Round 10: Ch 1. Sc in the same chain space. Ch 1. Sk the next stitch. *Sc in the chain space. Ch 1. Skip the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the first sc of the round. (76)

Round 11: Ch 2. Sk the same stitch. Sc in the chain space. *Ch 1. Sk the next stitch. Sc in the chain space.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the chain 2 space at the beginning of the round. (76) (note: for this round, the chain 2 at the beginning counts as a stitch) Pick up Color A and finish off Color D.

Round 12 (Color A): Ch 1. Hdc in the same chain space. Hdc in the next stitch. *Hdc in the next ch sp. Hdc in the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the first hdc of the round (76). Join Color E and drop Color A.

Round 13 (Color E): Ch 1. (Crochet in the 3rd loop for this entire row ) Sc in the same stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the first sc of the row. (76)

Round 14: Ch 4. 3 dc in the first chain of the ch 4. Sk the same st and the next 3 stitches. Sl st to the next stitch. *Ch 3. Place 3 dc in the same stitch. Sk 3. Sl st into the next st.* Repeat from * to * around. On the last cluster, sl st to the join st from the previous round. (19 clusters)

Round 15: Ch 4. Turn (Ws). 3 dc in the first chain of the ch 4. Sc to the top of the ch sp of the next cluster. *Ch 3. 3 dc in the same chain sp. Sc to the top of the ch sp of the next cluster.* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st to the top of the cluster at the beginning of the round. (19 clusters)

Where to finish Round 15:

Round 16: Turn (Rs). Place 3 dc into the sc at the bottom of the ‘v’ created by the clusters of the last round. Sc to the top of the ch sp of the next cluster. Repeat around. On the last cluster of the row, do one extra dc (total of 4 dc in the ‘v’). Sl st to the first dc of the round. (76). Pick up Color A and and finish off final color.

Round 17 (Color A): Ch 1. Hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the first hdc of the round. (76)

Round 18: Ch 1. (Crochet in the 3rd loop for this entire row) Hdss in the same stitch and each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the first hdss of the round. (76)

Round 19: Ch 1. Hdss in the same stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the first hdss of the round. (76)

Round 20: Repeat round 19.

Round 21: Ch 1. Hdss in the same stitch. In the next two stitches, complete a hdss decrease. *Hdss in the next stitch. In the next two stitches, complete a hdss decrease.* Repeat from * to * around. Place one more hdss in the last stitch. Join with a sl st to the first hdss of the round. (51)

How to crochet a hdss decrease:
Yo. Insert hook into the next stitch. Yo and pull through the stitch. Yo. Insert hook into the next stitch. Yo and pull through the stitch. You should have 5 loops on your hook. (without yarning over) Pull yarn through all 5 loops on your hook.

Round 22: Ch 1. Hdss in the same stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the first hdss of the round. (51)

Finish off and leave a long tail. Use a yarn needle to weave tail in and out along the top stitches of the hat. Pull tail to cinch and tie off. Add a pom pom if desired.

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, including a link. Do not distribute or claim the pattern as your own, or alter and use my photos to market your finished products.

25 Comments

    1. Hi Donna, Unfortunately since everyone’s computer systems and printers are different I am not able to troubleshoot printing issues. Some things I have tried in the past are using printfriendly.com or copying and pasting into a word doc.

    2. When I can’t get a pattern to print, I take pictures of it with my phone and print them up from there. Not my #1 choice, but, it works.

  1. I loved the pattern but I guess I have a super small head because my finished product is super huge on me. I have friends with big heads and plan on gifting to one of them and adjusting the size down quite a bit so as to fit my small kid-sized head. Haha.

    1. Hi Lis! I tend to crochet more tightly than most people, so I am not surprised. I mention in the pattern notes that some people need to go down as much as two hook sizes to match my sizing! The note after row 76 of the band should help with adjusting. Hope that helps!

  2. I have a large head and most hats don’t fit. I’m a beginner/intermediate crocheter. How do I make the hat fit my big head?

  3. Thank you so much for the quick response. Its greatly appreciated. I never noticed that 3rd stitch! I appreciate your time.

  4. It is so nice to have a kindred tight-crocheter! I normally have to adjust every pattern to be bigger but you and I have the same tension. Such a nice surprise. Thanks for the pattern – I did yellow and grey and it turned out great. Thanks!

  5. Oh my word…very pretty. I used/modified your pattern for a man’s beanie. I am so appreciative of your efforts and time in publishing a well written pattern. I have pictures if you like.. TY again.

  6. I love this hat!! I made it for myself and it fits very well. I actually changed the decreases at the top slightly to close it up with fewer stitches, but I loved everything else about the pattern!! It was so fun to learn all of the new stitches 😊

  7. Just finished one, did fall colors for my daughter, she picked them out. Different stitches were fun to learn.

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