Crochet Vintage Stripes Beanie Hat

I made a hat to go with our new children’s picture book called Daisy’s Grandma Loves to CrochetMy sister illustrated the book with so many little crochet details found on our website. She put a similar hat on the Daisy character and I wanted to recreate it. 

We’ve used the vintage stripes in a blanket for our dear friend Meagan’s baby boy Ames and I also made the vintage stripes sweater for her daughter Adella. And these hats along with the book are going to Adella and Ames! 

Click Photo for Pattern to the Sweater
Click Photo for the Blanket Pattern

Stitches

I used the Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch for the hat, worked in one direction. Here’s how the stitch is worked: yarn over, insert your hook into the designated stitch, yarn over and pull a loop back through the stitch and through the first loop on the hook. Yarn over and pull through the remaining two loops on the hook. 

Materials

1 skein each of Caron Simply Soft in Off White, Charcoal Heather, Sage, Gold, Harvest Red (Click for yarn specs.)

Size H 5.00mm hook

Scissors

Tapestry needle

Gauge: 8 herringbone half dc and 6 rows = 2 inches

Size Chart: 

A PDF of this pattern is available on Etsy

Pattern

Work this pattern according to the size chart if you are using different yarn. This pattern is for a size child age 3-10. 

With Off White, make a magic circle. (Video tutorial below has a demonstration.)

Round 1: Ch 2, work 8 HHDC in circle, join with a slip stitch to first stitch. Do not turn. (8)

Round 2: Ch 2, work 2 HHDC in each HHDC, pull Charcoal Grey through with slip stitch. (16)

Round 3: Ch 2. *Work 2 HHDC in the first stitch, 1 HHDC in next stitch. Repeat from *. Join with a slip stitch to the first stitch. (24)

Round 4: Ch 2. *Work 2 HHDC, 1 HHDC in each of the next 2 stitches. Repeat *. Join with a slip stitch to the first stitch pulling through with Off White. (32)

Round 5: Ch 2. *2 HHDC, 1 HHDC in each of the next 3 stitches. Repeat from *. Join with a slip stitch to the first stitch. (40)

Round 6: Ch 2. *2 HHDC, 1 HHDC in each of the next 4 stitches. Repeat from *. Join with a slip stitch to first stitch pulling through with Gold. (48)

Round 7: Ch 2. *2 HHDC, 1 HHDC in each of the next 5 stitches. Repeat from *. Join with a slip stitch to the first stitch. (56)

Round 8: Ch 2. *2 HHDC, 1 HHDC in each of the next 6 stitches. Repeat from *. Join with a slip stitch to the first stitch pulling through with Off white. (64)

Round 9: Ch 2. * 2 HHDC, 1 HHDC in each of the next 7 stitches. Repeat from *. Join with a slip stitch to the first stitch.  (72)

Tip: measure the width of the circle and refer to the size chart above, if you need to add one or two more rows, continue with the same sequence of increases.

Round 10: Ch 2. Work 1 HHDC in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch pulling through with Harvest Red. (72) 

Rounds 11-24: Repeat the instructions for round 10, changing colors every 2 rows using Off White, Sage, Off White, Charcoal Heather, Off White, Gold. 

Rounds 25-27: Brim of hat. With Off White, Ch 2 and work 1 Double Crochet (DC) in each stitch around, join with a slip stitch to the chain 2. Do not turn, *work 1 Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC) around the next DC and then work 1 Back Post Double Crochet (BPDC) around the next DC. Repeat from * around. Join with a slip stitch to the chain 2 at the end of each round. On the third round, work FPDC around each FPDC and BPDC around BPDC to form a ribbed look. 

Tie off and weave in all ends at the end of round 27. 

 Attach a pom pom if you choose and you’re done!

If you need a video tutorial, watch below: 

Thank you for coming by and good luck with your hat! If you’d like to purchase a copy of our children’s book, click here.

XO, Tiffany