I hope that you all enjoy this weeks free pattern I can not wait to wear mine and make a couple more as Christmas gifts for friends and family. It is a super easy pattern to follow along with and as always there is the YouTube tutorial to help to support you making your own JoZi Beanie.
The ribbed edge and use of herringbone stitch makes a lovely dense, stretchy and beautifully textured hat that will never go out of style and is sure to keep you all warm and snug all Winter long.
The Jozi Beanie is made out of Aran yarn and our friends over at the Wool Cellar have offered you a 10% discount on their Cygnet Aran yarn, yay!!…… all you will need to do is use the discount code ROCCOBABY at the check out and here is a link to the wool cellar for you, happy shopping!!!! 🙂
- 100g of aran yarn I have used Stylecraft Special Aran with Wool in Colour Dijon
- 6mm Crochet hook
- Tape Measure
- Pompom (I use the faux fur ones with detachable stud 10cm in diameter) but a traditional pompom made out of yarn would look great too
- sl st – Slip Stitch
- ch – Chain
- dc – UK Double Crochet (US Single Crochet)
- hdc – UK Herringbone Double Crochet (US Herringbone Single Crochet)
- rev dc – UK Reverse Double Crochet (US Reverse Single Crochet)
- rev hdc – UK Reverse Herringbone Double crochet (US Reverse Herringbone Single Crochet)
- I use UK terminology in my patterns to see the US equivalent please see above in the abbreviations list
- The Herringbone double Crochet Stitch is a 2 row repeat stitch
- For herringbone double crochet stitch make sure that your tension isn’t too tight or it can be difficult to crochet.
- The turning chain ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch throughout this pattern
- Herringbone double crochet (hdc): insert hook through vertical bar of the previous double crochet stitch (the furthest bar on the left closest to working yarn), insert into the next stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on the hook. TIP: Make sure yarnover loop is pulled up to height of a full double crochet).
- Reverse double crochet (Rev dc): bring working yarn toward the front of your work, insert hook into the first stitch from the BACK to the front (reverse of double crochet), yarn over, pull up a loop to the BACK, yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook.
- Reverse Herringbone double crochet (Rev Hdc): insert hook through vertical bar on the BACKSIDE of the previous double crochet stitch (last bar furthest left and closest to working yarn), insert the hook into the next stitch from BACK to front (same as reverse double crochet), yarn over, pull up a loop to the BACK, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on the hook. TIP: Make sure yarn over loop is pulled up to height of a full double crochet).
woohoo its time to put your feet up grab your yarn and hooks and lets get started :)))
Making the ribbed edge
- To begin make a foundation ch of 11
- Row 1 – sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook and in every ch across, ch 1 (does not count as a st here or throughout the pattern) and turn [10sts]
- Row 2 – sl st into every st across ch1 and turn[10sts]
- Repeat row 2 until your ribbing when laying flat measures 19 inches
Making the remainder of the hat (Herringbone stitch)
- We are going to work our Herringbone pattern across the 19 inches of ribbing that we have just made so once you have chained 1 after your last row of ribbing you will not turn, you will rotate your work 90 degrees so we can work our stitches along the long edge. Placing stitches into the valley stitches only (this is the row of ribbing that when the ribbing is stretched is furthest away from you. (Please see video tutorial if you need support with identifying these stitches)
- Row 1 – dc into the 1st valley st, then place 1hdc into every valley st all the way across, ch1 and turn
- Row 2 – rev dc into the 1st st, then place 1 rev hdc into every st across, ch1 and turn
- Row 3 – dc into the 1st st, then place 1hdc into every st across, ch 1 and turn
- Reat rows 2 and 3 until your work measures 9.5 inches in height (including the ribbing)
SEEMING THE HAT TOGETHER
- with RS facing up fold the work in half (So that the rs are touching in the middle and whip stitch the two edges together. ch1 and fasten off, weave in loose ends
- with the hat still inside out we need to draw the top of the hat together take your darning needle and yarn and weave in and out of the top of every couple of stitches, once you have gone all around the top of the hat pull firmly on the yarn that you have just weaved in and out to draw the top of the hat together, secure and weave in lose ends
- turning your hat right side out attach your chosen pompom 🙂
- sit back and admire your work ;)))))))))))