The cold winter is here, and it’s the perfect time to wear and make warm crocheted items.
How pretty is this Ombre Moss Stitch Beanie? I crochet this original beanie sample in Drops BabyAlpaca yarn and I love the gradient effect it creates. Baby alpaca wool blends here with mulberry silk. You don’t have to worry about itching – this yarn is fabulously soft, smooth and delicate. I adore how this yarn works up with its softness and glossy shine. This beanie fits perfect and has the perfect amount of slouch.
For the body of my crochet beanie, I used a 3.5 mm hook and worked the moss stitch (also linen stitch or granite stitch as well). I love the moss stitch so much as it provides such beautiful texture and is super fast and very simple to crochet. If you know how to make single crochet and chain stitches and crocheting in the round, you will be able to make this with no problem. There is no increasing or decreasing. If you need a quick refresher on how to crochet the moss stitch, please check out my step-by-step TUTORIAL with many pictures HERE!
Last year, I designed Ombre Moss Stitch Cowl that I share with you and it took me almost a year to design a matching crochet beanie so that there could be a set. Such a set will be perfect for cold winter and first days of spring. It will also give zest to your casual wear.
So here’s how I made my crochet beanie. It’s simple as can be, but I really like how it turned out.
Materials & Tools:
- Yarn Drops BabyAlpaca Silk (70% alpaca, 30% silk – 50g/167m) in 3 different colors: approx. 23g of Yarn A heather (4088), approx. 26g of Yarn B light old pink (3250), approx. 21g of Yarn C powder (1306).
- Hook size 3,5 mm (US E/4-UK 9), 2,5 mm (US C/2-UK 12). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
- Tapestry Needle (to weave and hide yarn ends).
Intermediate – if you don’t know how to do the Moss Stitch in rounds and how to change colours check out my TUTORIAL.
Size after blocking:
One size: 54-56cm/21-22” circumference. Length from the bottom of the brim to top – about 24 cm/ 9.45”.
Gauge after blocking:
For the hat body: 24 sts and 26 rows = 10cm x 10cm using the moss stitch.
- The pattern uses US crochet terminology.
- Beanie is worked in rounds without cutting the yarn after each round.
- For more slouchier look (with more height), add more rounds to the body. To make the hat shorter, decrease the number of rounds in the body.
- The ribbed brim is formed by working single crochets in the back loops and can be adjusted.
- The body of the hat is worked using 3.5 mm crochet hook and the ribbed brim is worked using 2.5 mm crochet hook.
- To close up top of the hat I followed the technique as demonstrated in this VIDEO.
Stitches & Abbreviations (US terms):
ch – chain stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
yo – yarn over
BLsc – back loop only single crochet
sp – space
beg – beginning
prev – previous
sk – skip
Instructions in square brackets […] are worked as many times as indicated.
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Here is the free pattern for my beautiful Ombre Moss Stitch Beanie.
- Purchase the ad-free, printable PDF with a cable stitch tutorial here on ETSY or here on Ravelry.
- Add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue HERE.
- Pin it for later.
Using 3,5mm hook start with a yarn A and then follow color diagram for each row.
Ch 122 and sl st in the first st to close the round.
You can also make any EVEN number of chain stitches to make your desire circumference, but changes might result in a different yardage requirement.
Be careful and join your starting chain without twisting.
Round 1: ch1 (doesn’t count as a sc), sc around in every ch, sl st in first sc to close the round.
Round 2: ch2 (doesn’t count as a sc and ch1), sc in 2nd st, [ch1, sk 1 sc, sc1 in next sc] –
rep […] until end of the round. Sl st under 2nd ch of the beginning ch2.
The last stitch should be a sc in the last chain
Round 3: ch2 (counts as a first sc and ch1), [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch1, sk 1 sc] – rep […] until end
of the round. Sl st to the first ch1 of the beginning ch2.
The last stitch should be a ch1.
Round 4: ch2 (doesn’t count as a sc and ch1), sc in first ch-1 sp, [ch1, sk 1st, sc in next ch-1 sp] – repe
at […] until end of the row. Sl st under 2nd ch of the beginning ch2.
The last stitch should be a sc in the last chain.
Round 5 – Round 51: Repet Row 3 – Row 4 according to the color diagram.
Fasten off yarn and weave in all ends.
Tip: You can avoid weaving in all those ends by not cutting the yarn when you finish a round. Simply carry the other color along the inside and pick it back up with your hook when you need to use it again.
To close up top of the hat I followed the technique as demonstrated in this VIDEO.
Use hook 2,5 mm.
Now we are going to add a ribbed brim to the body of the hat using color A.
With right side facing
Row 1: Pick any place on the edge of the hat and attach your yarn with a slip stitch. Work 11 chains, starting with 2nd chain from hook, work 1 single crochet in each chain back to edge of hat. Join to the next stitch of the edge of hat using slip stitch and work one more slip stitch in the next stitch of hat (2 slip stitches in total for joining) plus make one chain. Turn.
Row 2: Starting from 3 stitch from hook, work single crochet in back loop of each stitch across (10 back loop single crochet). Turn.
Row 3: chain 1 (does not count as a stitch), single crochet in back loop in each stitch across (10 stitches). Join to the next stitch of the edge of hat using slip stitch and work one more slip stitch in the next stitch of hat (2 slip stitches in total for joining) plus make one chain. Turn.
Repeat Row 2-3 until you reach beginning Row 1. Then join your last row with the first row using the slip stitches.
You can also make longer brim by adding extra chains.
Click HERE to find my picture tutorial how to attach a ribbed collar to your piece.
Fasten off yarn, weave in all ends and block your hat.
If you have any suggestions or have detected any mistakes, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
To make the matching Ombre Moss Stitch Cowl, check out the free pattern HERE!
Let me know if you will be making this set and what colour you will be using!
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