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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68 comments:

  1. I love your pretty hats you made Laura! I'm pinning these, thanks.

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    1. Thank you so much for the pattern, I made the hat for a gift for my sister, it is wonderful. She loved it!

      Rebecca

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  2. Oh my! This is very lovely, Laura! It's going to be the sweetest present for a baby girl.

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  3. Beautiful hat!! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Thanks so much Laura! This will be perfect for the hats I put a sparkly snowflake with Frozen buttons on for winter gifts! It just has a more interesting look than my usual double crochet beanies. -Rachel

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  5. It's beautiful Laura! I did crochet when I was a kid, I'm not sure I remember anything, but this looks so beautiful I'd love to give it a try again! Thanks for sharing at Share it Link Party this week!

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  6. This is a beautiful pattern and your hats are so lovely. Pinning to share with my daughter. Thank you for sharing your talents with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!
    ~Laurie

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  7. Pretty colors! Love the jeweled button! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on our MM Pinterest board! Have a great week!
    Kim

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  8. Very cute hat! I made one using V-stitch a few years ago too. I think it's such a versatile stitch that can be used for mane crochet projects.

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  9. Hi Laura!! This hat is so gorgeous!! I can't wait to finish it! I was wondering about rows 7-13. Do I join and chain 3 at the end of each row or do I just continue in rounds? Thanks so much! You are super talented!

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  10. So cute! I love the color choice!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  11. I love this and will be making one for my daughter - thank you for sharing on Pin worthy Wednesday

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  12. Very pretty little hat! The flower really puts a nice final touch on the hat.

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  13. Beautiful hat!!! I Love the colors and the flower and that beautiful button! Gorgeous!!! Thank for sharing at Submarine Sunday!!

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  14. So very nice. Thank you! + Thank you for linking it up with us at SHARE IT 38 at FineCraftGuild.com A new party will open tomorrow afternoon so hope you’ll be back with us again soon.

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  15. This is beautiful! You have such a talent, I have tried and it wasn't pretty. haha Thanks for stopping at Your Inspired Design!

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  16. You did a beautiful job!!! I have been looking all over the Internet for the black and grey hat pattern!!! THANK YOU!!!!

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  17. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern! I want to try and make one for myself. Thank you again...
    xo Nana

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  18. Thanks for quick reply......I think I have it now. I read the instructions again "carefully" and I get it!!! Yipee. Thank you again for sharing this wonderful pattern with us.

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  19. Does anyone know the gauge for this hat? Thanks!

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    1. Sorry, I'm really bad about checking my gauge for projects, didn't even think to add it to the pattern. Here's what I get...2 inches=6 stitches, 2 inches=4 rows

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    2. Thank you!!!!

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  20. Question for you on the SC is it done in every stitch or just in the vstitch

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  21. I have seen the original hat you mentioned, too, and was disappointed I couldn't find the pattern. Thanks so much for sharing your pattern!

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  22. I LOVE this hat! Thank you for sharing - do you ever do videos to teach how to crotchet?

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    1. Hi Jillian. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Sorry no, I do not make videos.

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  23. I have tried to figure out this pattern and I cannot figure out round 3, I have precounted and I cannot figure on the 15 v stitches.

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    1. Hi Karen. I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble. The third row is pictured. If you click on it, it will open larger so you can see the V placement up close. Remember that the chain and first dc count as the first V.

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    2. I'm also having a horrible time understanding row 3. I either get to many or not enough. I don't know what I'm doing wrong

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    3. Without seeing it's hard to help. You are supposed to work your V's between the dc's of the previous row and not the tops of the stitches like you would normally do. Could that be the problem?

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    4. I am putting the stitches in the spaces. I'm not sure why I'm having such issues understanding this usually I pick up patterns rather quickly.

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    5. I don't know what I was doing wrong or of my migraine was affecting the way I was reading the pattern that bad. But it's working out now 😂

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  24. This is absolutely beautiful! I like it much better than the ETSY one :) Theirs are very nice, but there's just something about your whole design that makes it extra gorgeous!

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  25. Made this last night with different colors and a bow. Turned out great. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Great to hear, thanks for your comment!

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  26. I'm following this pattern word for word and once I get to row 3 and 4 it all goes wrong. My stitches are not matching the pattern, don't know how many times I have started at the beginning. I'm totally gutted I really wanted to make this beautiful hat.

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  27. When you changed to 9 DC in the magic ring do you still have 10 v's at the end of the 2nd round and so forth?

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    1. Yes and the ch and first dc count as the first v

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    2. Thank you! I just finished it seems a little tight. I only sc in the v stitches that may be what is wrong I'm going to go back and sc in each stitch and see if that helps. I love this hat I used your same colors and am making it for a cancer patient.

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  28. I just finished row 13 and it just seems to be way too big. I my crochet too loosly. Can a smaller hook fix this? Kinda new to the crochet world.

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    1. If it's too big all around, yes maybe you crochet looser than me and a smaller hook would help in that case.

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  29. I had looked at that other hat from Pinterest. Thank you for coming up with a design for a similar hat. I put yours in my Favorites in Ravelry. Thanks!

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  30. I cannot get this pattern. I tried about twelve times.

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that. Lots of people that have had trouble with it have written back later that it finally clicked. I might have to think about making a video...

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  31. Great pattern! I had no trouble with it just had to make sure I paid extra close attention on the increase rows. I used just one color, Red Heart Super Saver in Aran Fleck, it looks very similar to the top color in yours! I made it to match a modified granny infinity scarf I made for my mom 2 Christmases ago. Thanks for your efforts! :)

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  32. Hi! When in row 17, how many do you chain before starting the sc? Thanks!

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  33. Hi! When in row 17, how many do you chain before starting the sc? Thanks!

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  34. I made this and it is fabulous. Many compliments !!

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    1. That's so nice to hear, thank you Grace!

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  35. I am guessing that we join at the end of rows 7-13 as we did in the first 6 rows, though it doesn’t so to.

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    1. Yes you join, same as the first rows.

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  36. Good morning..my friend wants a pony tail hat like the v stitch winter beanie..any ideas on how to make this...thank you..God bless

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  37. Good morning..my friend wants a pony tail hat like the v stitch winter beanie..any ideas on how to make this...thank you..God bless

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    1. A blog called Simply Collectable has a bun hat the looks like this same pattern.

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  38. Love the pattern the only questions i have is on row 17 how many sc's are in total on that row and is in each dc of the v stitch or in the middle of the v- stitch?

    Thanks Nancy

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  39. Horrible at reading patterns but I'm going to try this I absolutely love it

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  40. How much yarn was required? I have searched and cannot find how much of each yarn is needed to crochet this hat.

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  41. Laura, I am having trouble with row 3. I always end up with 16 V-stitches. Can you help? Thank you, Sharon (Gigi)

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  42. Here's how I read the pattern
    ch 3, dc in same space (1st V), next V-stitch in center of V-Stitch prev row, V-stitch in the space before the next V from previous row. *(then pattern starts). I seems the pattern is 2 V-stitches in V's from previous row then V-stitch in space.
    That gives you 3 V-stitches then a space but the beginning of row 3 it says 4 V-stitches, which then makes me end up with 16 V-stitches.

    Can you help me understand? Thank you!!

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  43. That's right, 2 v's in the V and 1 v in the space. The pattern is in multiples of three, giving you a count of 15 at the end. I'm not seeing where you see it saying 4 V-stitches at the beginning of row three. Are you counting the chain and the first dc as the first V? [ch 3, dc in same space (1st V), next V-stitch in center of V-Stitch prev row, V-stitch in the space before the next V from previous row.]--->These are the first three Vs then you continue the pattern of 2 v's in V, 1 v in space. Sorry, it's hard to help when I can't actually see what you're doing. Hope this helps.

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