Thursday, November 19, 2015

V-Stitch Winter Beanie

I have been searching for this pattern for at least a year! After seeing a photo of a certain grey and black hat online, I set out to find a similar pattern. If there's one out there already, I could not find it and neither could anyone else as far as I can tell.

V-stitch Winter Beanie, free pattern, Over The Apple Tree

You may recognize this grey and black beanie from Pinterest. It's been linked to a crochet website saying there's a free pattern. The hat is not on that website, it's actually for sale at Nirvanna Designs as a finished product. The Nirvanna Designs products are beautiful and their company has a great story. If you can't crochet this yourself, or you want to check out some beautiful knit and crochet pieces, visit their website. Even though their products look to be beautiful and quality items, I can't quite bring myself to buy something that I could make myself.

Do you like this hat from Nirvanna Designs? Check out my free pattern inspired by this popular hat. Over The Apple Tree

There are a billion V-stitch hat patterns available but none of them had the same look. There was a blizzard here in Colorado this week, so I sat myself down on our snow day and decided I was going to figure this out once and for all. I think I've gotten pretty close! My hat is worked with a no-space double crochet V-stitch. Instead of the regular V-stitch where you would work (dc,ch1,dc) in the same stitch, this is just 2 dc's in the same stitch. Easy and less lacy look. You could even add a fleece lining to make it warmer!

Here's how I made my hat...
-Vanna's choice yarn(worsted weight) top of hat Grey Marble, bottom and flower Linen
-Hook 5mm
-Hat sized for an adult woman. You could add or remove rows to make it longer or shorter. If you want a smaller size for a child, you can do less increase rows.

V-stitch= 2 dc's in same space. V's are worked in the space between dc's, not the tops of the stitches
**Join at end of each row= join with sl st to 3rd ch, sl st into space before 1st dc from previous row

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1. Magic Ring, ch 2, 9 dc's in ring. Join with sl st in space between chain and 1st dc
* in the photo I do 10 dc's in the ring. I've changed the pattern to 9 dc's so now there won't be an extra space. The last V of row 2 will be worked in the space between the chain and last dc of first row.

V-stitch Winter Beanie, free pattern, Over The Apple Tree

2. Ch 3, Dc in same space as join(this forms the first V), 2 dc's(V-stitch) in each space between dc's from 1st row. Join(see** above) (10 V's)


V-stitch Winter Beanie, free pattern, Over The Apple Tree

V-stitch Winter Beanie, free pattern, Over The Apple Tree

V-stitch Winter Beanie, free pattern, Over The Apple Tree

3. Ch 3. Dc in same space(1st V) Make the next V-stitch in the center of the next V from previous row, V-stitch in the space before the next V from previous row, *(V-stitch in the next 2 V's from previous row, V-stitch in space before the next V from previous row) Repeat from * to end of row. Join. (15 V's)


V-stitch Winter Beanie, free pattern, Over The Apple Tree

V-stitch Winter Beanie, free pattern, Over The Apple Tree

4. Ch 3. Dc in same space(1st V) Make the next 2 V's in the center of the next 2 V's from previous row, V-stitch in the space before the next V from previous row, *(V-stitch in the next 3 V's from previous row, V-stitch in space before the next V from previous row) Repeat from * to end of row. Join. (20 V's)

5. Ch 3. Dc in same space(1st V) Make the next 3 V's in the center of the next 3 V's from previous row, V-stitch in the space before the next V from previous row, *(V-stitch in the next 4 V's from previous row, V-stitch in space before the next V from previous row) Repeat from * to end of row. Join. (25 V's)

6. Ch 3. Dc in same space(1st V) Make the next 4 V's in the center of the next 4 V's from previous row, V-stitch in the space before the next V from previous row, *(V-stitch in the next 5 V's from previous row, V-stitch in space before the next V from previous row) Repeat from * to end of row. Join. (30 V's) This is the end of the increase rows

7-13. Ch 3, dc in same space, V-stitch in each V from previous row. (30V's)

Change color and join

14-16. Work V's same as row 7

17. Ch 1, Sc across top of V's. Make sure they are not too tight

18. Crab stitch around. Crab stitch is a sc worked in the reverse direction. Instead of crocheting right to left, you go to the right. Here's a video tutorial I found if you need help.

V-stitch Winter Beanie, free pattern, Over The Apple Tree

If you look at the website of the original hat, the purple hat has a sc row(row 17) but the other colors go straight to the crab stitch in row 18. It's up to you how you want to finish your hat.

Flower
I'm not ambitious enough to come up with my own pattern for a flower. I used the Autumn Berry Flower pattern from Jenny Dickens and added a jeweled button.

If my hat doesn't look exactly like the original, it's because I made it from looking at a photo. I don't have the actually black and grey hat in my possession. The original hat for sale also says it is lined with fleece, mine is not. This is why you can see the open space between the stitches of my hat.

V-Stitch Winter Beanie Pattern PDF

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If you make this hat to sell, please be courteous and give credit to me as the designer with a link back to this blog post. Do not copy and post this pattern or claim it as your own. Do not try to sell this pattern. Do not re-publish photos as your own.

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V-stitch Winter Beanie, free pattern, Over The Apple Tree

V-stitch Winter Beanie, free pattern, Over The Apple Tree

V-stitch Winter Beanie, free pattern, Over The Apple Tree


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