Delicate columns of fans climb straight up to the top of this hat. The split/center dc stitches line up directly on top of each other, instead of being slightly offset like they normally would. This creates perfectly straight columns of stitches, for a unique texture.

Straight Up Beanie - A free crochet pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

 

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Straight Up Beanie

 
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Materials:

 

Difficulty:

Intermediate – Front and back post stitches, split / center dc (see special stitch).

Sizes:

Adult – one size fits most.

Gauge:

 16 dc x 10 rows = 4 inches with larger hook. Correct gauge is important for a good fit – take time to check your gauge.

Abbreviations used:

  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • fdc = foundation double crochet
  • fpdc = front post double crochet
  • bpdc = back post double crochet
  • split dc = split double crochet (see special stitches)
  • dec = split double crochet decrease (see special stitches)
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sp(s) = space(s)
  • yo = yarn over
  • rnd(s) = round(s)

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Special Stitches:

  • Split double crochet (split dc):

    Instead of working a dc into the top of the indicated stitch as normal, work the dc into the center of  the indicated stitch, as shown here. See this split stitches tutorial for more details.

 

  • Split double crochet 2 together (dec):

    Working into the center of the stitches (like for the split dc), dc2tog.

 

Instructions:

Ribbing:

Note: Starting with foundation stitches is recommended as it makes for a stretchier edge. However, if you’re just not comfortable with foundation stitches, an alternative starting rnd is provided. Either way, don’t crochet over your starting tail, you’ll need it later. 

With smaller hook:

Rnd 1( RS): Work 96 fdc, join with sl st in top of first st, being careful not to twist the round.

OR

Alternate Rnd 1 (WS): Ch 98, dc in back bump of 4th ch from hook (first 3 chs count as first dc), dc in back bump of each ch across, join. (96 dc).

Note:  Entire hat is worked on right side – do not turn work at the end of the rounds. There will be a small gap at the bottom of rnd 1, you can sew this closed later when weaving in the tails.

Rnds 2-8: Ch 2 (counts as bpdc), (fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st) around to last st, fpdc in last st, join.

Try on ribbing band to make sure it fits snuggly but not too tightly. If it doesn’t, you may need to go up or down a hook size.

Straight section:

Switch to larger hook.

Rnd 9: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 4 sts, (sk next st, 3 dc in next st, sk next st, dc in next 5 sts) 11 times, sk next st, 3 dc in next st, sk last st, join.

Rnds 10-18: Ch 2 (counts as a split dc now and throughout), split dc in next 4 sts, (sk next st, 3 split dc in next st, sk next st, split dc in next 5 sts) 11 times, sk next st, 3 split dc in next st, sk last st, join.

Note:  If you want more slouch, feel free to add another 1 or 2 rounds here before starting the decreases. 

Decrease section:

Rnd 19: Ch 2, split dc in next st, (dec, split dc in next st, sk next st, 3 split dc in next st, sk next st, split dc in next 2 sts) 11 times, dec, split dc in next st, sk next st, 3 split dc in next st, sk last st, join. (84 sts)

Rnd 20: Ch 2, (dec, split dc in next st, sk next st, 3 split dc in next st, sk next st, split dc in next st) 11 times, dec, split dc in next st, sk next st, 3 split dc in next st, sk last st, join. (72 sts)

Rnd 21: Ch 2, (dec, sk next st, 3 split dc in next st, sk next st, split dc in next st) 11 times, dec, sk next st, 3 split dc in next st, sk last st, join. (60 sts)

Rnd 22: Ch 1 (does not count as a st, now and throughout), sk first st, split dc in next st, (sk next st, 3 split dc in next st, sk next st, dec) 11 times, sk next st, 3 split dc in next st, sk last st, join. (48 sts)

Rnd 23: Ch 2, (sk next st, 2 split dc in next st, sk next st, split dc in next st) 11 times, sk next st, 2 split dc in next st, sk last st, join. (36 sts)

Rnd 24: Ch 2, (dec, split dc in next st) 11 times, dec, join. (24 sts)

Rnd 25: Ch 1, split dc in next st, dec 11 times, join. (12 sts)

Rnd 26: Ch 1, split dc in next st, dec 5 times, join, fasten off. (6 sts)

Weave in all tails – use ending tail to sew hole at top closed, and use starting tail to sew gap closed at bottom.


I hope you enjoy the pattern. Thanks to Glendaww, WilmaELee, Marjos, Tawnierose, and Niveknits for testing it!

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