Crochet a beautiful solstice beanie designed by guest designer Shelley Aitchison of Crochet at the Croft. Stay cozy and stylish this winter with our handmade crochet beanie, perfect for adding a pop of colour to any outfit whether you usr a variegated yarn or one block colour either way this gorgeous pattern adds crochet loveliness to your winter wardrobe!
A note from Shelley, this beanie has been inspired by all the fantastic colour ways available in double knit. I highly recommend using a variegated colour changing yarn to make the most out of this pattern. If you have not tried double stranding yarn before then this will be a game changer for you.
Hats are always a GREAT project to work on. They’re usually quick and simple makes and often only use one skein or ball of yarn. So, they’re great stashbusters too. Se below of more crochet beanie inspiration.
As this is a guest post, Bella Coco Crochet is unable to answer any queries. If you have a question, please contact the designer directly and they will be happy to help you.
Materials and tools
- Yarn: 125g of double knit yarn (2 separate skeins are recommended)
- Hook: 7mm
- Darning needle
- Pom pom (optional)
If you do opt for variegated double knit yarn I would recommend caking them up and matching up colours so you have an even colour change. I have used King Cole Bramble in Loganberry.
This pattern is worked in the round and you do not turn your work when you come to the next round. The chain 1 at the beginning of the round does not count as a stitch. If you would like a tighter or looser width then please work in multiples of 3. This might knock round 15 off for you but so long as your stitch count is the same as the previous round you can just have it as a half double crochet round.
For the decrease rounds please keep a close eye on your stitch placement. In round 15 you will be doing 1 half double crochet between the spike stitch and sometimes 2 half double crochet. I just judged how best the stitches matched up with the spike stitches below. So im sorry in advance because its a bit of a doozy! You can swap that round out for just half double crochets if its a bit much and the pattern will still look great.
Pattern skill level is advanced beginner.
crochet Terms and abbreviations
Pattern written in US terms
Foundation Half Double Crochet – FHDC
Single Crochet – SC
Spike Stitch – SPK
Half Double Crochet – HDC
Single Crochet 2 Together – SC2T
Chain – CH
Slip Stitch – SS
Spike stitch – You are going to Start your stitch underneath the SC of the round before. Your first spike stitch will be worked into the middle of the FHDC. Start your stitch by yarning over and inserting to the space left of the spike stitch from the previous spike stitch round and underneath the previous round of SC. once inserted yarn over again and pull up a long loop so that you are the same height as your HDC. Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on the hook.
Foundation Half Double Crochet- This stitch can be tricky but you can find a tutorial video on the Bella Coco Youtube channel To start your cFHDC- chain 2, yarn over and insert your hook into the first chain. Yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook) yarn over and pull through the first loop only (3 loops on the hook, your next FHDC will be worked into the chain space you have just made). Yarn over and pull through the remaining 3 loops. This is your first FHDC completed. To start your second FHDC yarn over and insert your hook into the chain space created in the first stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook) pull through the first loop only (3 loops on the hook) yarn over and pull through the remaining 3 loops. This completes your second FHDC.
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Solstice Crochet Beanie Pattern
Round 1 Using your 2 strands of Double knit together. FHDC 51 times, measuring 19 inches. SS into the first stitch and CH1. (DO NOT TURN YOUR WORK)
Round 2 SC around (51 stitches) SS into the first stitch and CH1.
Round 3 SPK into the middle of the first FHDC, HDC in the next 2 stitches. Making sure your are working into the correct space *SPK into the FHDC below, HDC in the next 2 stitches* repeat from *around and SS into the first stitch, CH1.
Round 4 Repeat round 2.
Round 5. *SPK to the left of the SPK below, HDC in the next 2 stitches*, repeat from *around and SS into the top of the first SPK and CH1.
Repeat rounds 4 and 5 for rounds 6-13 and then we will start our decrease.
Round 14 *SC for 2 stitches, SC2T* Repeat * around finishing with 39 stitches. CH1.
Round 15 (Keep a close eye on stitch placement, don’t let those 2HDC catch you out) SPK, HDC, SPK, 2HDC, SPK, HDC, SPK, HDC, SPK, 2HDC, SPK, HDC, SPK, HDC, SPK, 2HDC, SPK, HDC, SPK, HDC, SPK, 2HDC, SPK, HDC, SPK, HDC, SPK, HDC, SPK, HDC, SPK, 2HDC, SPK, HDC. SS CH1.
Round 16 *1SC, 2SC2T* Repeat around (26 stitches) SS and CH1.
Round 17 *SPK, HDC* repeat around, SS and CH1.
Round 18 SC2T around. SS and CH1.(13 stitches) Round 19 *SPK, HDC* repeat around (13 stitches) SS, CH1.
Round 20 SC2T for 6 stitches and SC in the last stitch. SS into the first stitch, cut and tie off yarn. Turning your beanie inside out and using your darning needle, sew the opening together. Sew your beginning yarn tail to the bottom of your last FHDC/ Now add your pom pom if you are using 1.
Thank you for sticking with it after round 15! Please if you get stuck or have any questions you can find me on instagram as crochet_at_the_croft and also on facebook! Just give me a shout, I am more than happy to help and I would love to see your Solstice Beanies!
If you love crochet beanies why not check out these patterns. From left, clockwise: Einkorn Beanie, Alpine Crochet Beanie and Mittens, Crochet Hat and Scarf Set, Alaskan Delights Hat
I always love to see your makes so if you try any of my patterns or follow my stitch tutorials please tag me @bellacococrochet or use the #bellacococrochet
MicheleJanuary 10, 2022 at 5:07 am
Have you very thought of doing a full tutorial of the hats and scarfs you do? I have a hard time reading patterns, i Lear better from seeing and hearing then I do trying to figure out the written patterns, I really enjoy the short tutorials on the stitches, it would so helpful to see a pattern from start or finish and follow along with you.