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Stargazing Beanie

This pattern is the second in the stargazing series. The combination of star stitch and (coffee) beans is the perfect combination for stargazing on cold winter nights. This beanie is perfect for your cold evenings star watching over winter. You can leave it plain, or embellish with your choice of pom-pom. I personally think the faux-fur pom-pom pairs perfectly with this beanie pattern. An Ad-free PDF of the pattern is available in my Raverly Store.

Stitches

  • CH: Chain
  • SC: Single Crochet
  • HDC: Half double crochet
  • DC: Double Crochet
  • FPHDC: Front post half double crochet
  • FPDC: Front post double crochet
  • Bean stitch: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull loop through. Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull loop through.  Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull loop through. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook. In this pattern the bean stitches will be closed with the next HDC.
  • First Star: To start a row, chain 3. Insert hook into 2nd chain from hook , yarn over and pull through, insert hook into third from hook yarn over and pull through, insert into the base stitch of the chain, yarn over and pull through. In the next stitch insert hook, yarn over and pull through, you will not have 5 loops on the hook. Insert into the next stitch, yarn over and pull through. Yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook. CH1.
  • Remainder of Star Row: insert hook into the chain space, yarn over and pull through, insert hook into the last loop of previous star, yarn over and pull through, insert into base of previous star, yarn over and pull through, In the first stitch along insert hook, yarn over and pull through, you will not have 5 loops on the hook. Insert into next stitch, yarn over and pull through. Yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook. CH1.If you are not familiar with star stitch follow tutorial steps 12 and 13.

Bean Stitch Tutorial

Star Stitch Tutorial

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What you need:

  • 220-260m Yarn weight 4/Worsted, Either one colour or split between two.I used Sean Sheep Rockbank (Serenade, 1.4 balls) and Rowan felted tweed aran (2 balls of 50g)
  • Yarn Needle
  • Pompom if desired
  • 5mm hook, or hook to match gauge.
    If the star and bean stitch rows are curling you may be working the Try changing up a hook size by 0.5-1mm.
  • Gauge:My 10 SC stitches by 10 rows has measured  8cm wide and 7.5 cm tall. Remember that you need some stretch in the band. 

Sizing:

Headband length 20.5”, to fir 21” circumference head. Add rows as instructed after R39 to increase length. Width of the band is 4.5”

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Sizing:

The beanie pattern has been written for three sizes Adult, Teen and Child (4-10).

AgeHead CircumferenceRecommended Hat CircumferenceCrown Diameter
Child 4-1019-21 inches18 inches6.25 inches
Teen21-22 inches20 inches6.75 inches
Adult23-24 inches21 inches7.25 inches

Gauge needs to match the crown diameter at the designated pattern row- noted in the pattern.

Pattern Adult

R1: In a magic circle, DC10. SL into the first DC. [10 DC]

R2: CH2, FPDC, *DC FPDC around the stitch you just made DC in* (acts as an increase) Repeat from * to * 9 times, DC. SL into FPDC. [10 FPDC, 10DC]

R3:CH2, FPDC, * 2 DC, FPDC around the stitch you just made DC in* (acts as an increase) Repeat from * to * 9 times, 2 DC. SL into FPDC. [10 FPDC, 20DC]

R4:CH2, FPDC, * 3 DC FPDC around the stitch you just made DC in* (acts as an increase) Repeat from * to * 9 times, DC, DC,DC. SL into FPDC. [10 FPDC, 30DC]

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R5:CH2, FPDC, *4 DC, FPDC around the stitch you just made DC in* (acts as an increase) Repeat from * to * 9 times, 4 DC. SL into FPDC. [10 FPDC, 40DC]

R6:CH2, FPDC, * 5 DC, FPDC around the stitch you just made DC in* (acts as an increase) Repeat from * to * 9 times, 5 DC. SL into FPDC. [10 FPDC, 50DC]

R7: CH2, FPDC, * 6 DC, FPDC around the stitch you just made DC in* (acts as an increase) Repeat from * to * 9 times, 6 DC. SL into FPDC. [10 FPDC, 60DC]

R8:CH2, *FPHDC, 6 HDC* repeat  around, SL into first FPHDC. [10 FPHDC, 60HDC]

R9: CH2, 19HDC, 2HDC in the next stitch, 14 HDC, 2 HDC in next stitch, 19HDC, 2 HDC in next stitch, 14 HDC 2HDC in last stitch. SL into first HDC. [74 HDC] This is the gauge row

R10-11: CH2, HDC Camel Stitch around, SL into first HDC[74 HDC]

R12: This row is star stitch. Star stitch around. [37 stars]

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R13:CH2 and turn, 2HDC in the eye of each star (CH1 space of star), SL into the first HDC. turn. [74 HDC]

R14: CH2, HDC in each stitch around. SL into first HDC. [74 HDC]

R15-R16: CH2, HDC Camel Stitch around, SL into first HDC[74 HDC]

R17: *Bean, HDC* around. [37 Bean, 37HDC]

R18:CH2, HDC in each stitch around. SL into first HDC. [74 HDC]

R19-R20: CH2, HDC Camel Stitch around, SL into first HDC[74 HDC]

R21:This row is star stitch. Star stitch around. [37 stars]

R22:CH2 and turn, 2HDC in the eye of each star (CH1 space of star), SL into the first HDC. turn. [74 HDC]

R23: CH2, HDC in each stitch around. SL into first HDC. [74 HDC]

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R24-R25: CH2, HDC Camel Stitch around, SL into first HDC[74 HDC] 

Fasten off and weave in ends, unless you are adding a ribbing band for the slouchy hat.

Optional Band:

To make the beanie a slouchy beanie add the following rows. Continue to add rounds until the beanie ribbing band is the desired height.

Band 1: CH2, DC in each stitch around, SL into the first stitch. [74 DC]

Band 2:  CH2, * FPDC, BPDC* Repeat around. SL into top of first FPDC. [74 DC variations]

Repeat Band 2 around until the band is the desired length.

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Pattern: Teen/Small Adult

R1: In a magic circle, DC10. SL into the first DC. [10 DC]

R2: CH2, FPDC, *DC FPDC around the stitch you just made DC in* (acts as an increase) Repeat from * to * 9 times, DC. SL into FPDC. [10 FPDC, 10DC] {20}

R3:CH2, FPDC, * 2 DC, FPDC around the stitch you just made DC in* (acts as an increase) Repeat from * to * 9 times, 2 DC. SL into FPDC. [10 FPDC, 20DC] {30}

R4:CH2, FPDC, * 3 DC FPDC around the stitch you just made DC in* (acts as an increase) Repeat from * to * 9 times, DC, DC,DC. SL into FPDC. [10 FPDC, 30DC] {40}

R5:CH2, FPDC, *4 DC, FPDC around the stitch you just made DC in* (acts as an increase) Repeat from * to * 9 times, 4 DC. SL into FPDC. [10 FPDC, 40DC] {50}

R6:CH2, FPDC, * 5 DC, FPDC around the stitch you just made DC in* (acts as an increase) Repeat from * to * 9 times, 5 DC. SL into FPDC. [10 FPDC, 50DC] {60}

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R7: CH2, FPDC, * 6 DC, FPDC around the stitch you just made DC in* (acts as an increase) Repeat from * to * 9 times, 6 DC. SL into FPDC. [10 FPDC, 60DC] {70}This is the gauge row

R8:CH2, *FPHDC, 6 HDC* repeat  around, SL into first FPHDC. [10 FPHDC, 60HDC] {70}

R9: CH2, HDC in each stitch around, SL into first HDC [70 HDC]

R10-11: CH2, HDC Camel Stitch around, SL into first HDC [70 HDC]

R12: This row is star stitch. Star stitch around. [35 stars]

R13:CH2 and turn, 2HDC in the eye of each star (CH1 space of star), SL into the first HDC. turn. [70 HDC]

R14-R16: CH2, HDC Camel Stitch around, SL into first HDC[70 HDC]

R17: *Bean, HDC* around. [35 Bean, 35HDC]

R18-R20: CH2, HDC Camel Stitch around, SL into first HDC[70 HDC]

R21:This row is star stitch. Star stitch around. [35 stars]

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R22:CH2 and turn, 2HDC in the eye of each star (CH1 space of star), SL into the first HDC. turn. [70 HDC]

R23: CH2, HDC around, SL into first HDC [70 HDC]

R24: CH2, HDC Camel Stitch around, SL into first HDC. Fasten off and weave in ends [70 HDC]

Fasten off and weave in ends, unless you are adding a ribbing band for the slouchy hat.

Optional Band:

To make the beanie a slouchy beanie add the following rows. Continue to add rounds until the beanie ribbing band is the desired height.

Band 1: CH2, DC in each stitch around, SL into the first stitch. [70 DC]

Band 2:  CH2, * FPDC, BPDC* Repeat around. SL into top of first FPDC. [70 DC variations]

Repeat Band 2 around until the band is the desired length.

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Pattern Child

R1: In a magic circle, HDC8. SL into the first DC. [8 HDC]

R2: CH2, FPHDC, *HDC FPHDC around the stitch you just made HDC in* (acts as an increase) Repeat from * to * around, DC. SL into FPHDC. [8 FPHDC, 8HDC] {16}

R3:CH2, FPHDC, * 2 HDC, FPHDC around the stitch you just made HDC in* (acts as an increase) Repeat from * to * around,, 2 HDC. SL into FPHDC. [8 FPHDC, 16HDC]{24}

R4:CH2, FPHDC, * 3 HDC FPHDC around the stitch you just made DC in* (acts as an increase) Repeat from * to * around, HDC, HDC,HDC. SL into FPHDC. [8 FPHDC, 24HDC] {32}

R5:CH2, FPHDC, *4 HDC, FPHDC around the stitch you just made DC in* (acts as an increase) Repeat from * to * around, 4 HDC. SL into FPHDC. [8 FPHDC, 32HDC] {40}

R6:CH2, FPHDC, * 5 HDC, FPHDC around the stitch you just made DC in* (acts as an increase) Repeat from * to * around, 5 HDC. SL into FPHDC. [8 FPHDC, 40HDC] {48}

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R7: CH2, FPHDC, * 6 HDC, FPHDC around the stitch you just made DC in* (acts as an increase) Repeat from * to * around, 6 HDC. SL into FPHDC. [8 FPHDC, 48HDC] {54}This is the gauge row

R8:CH2, *FPHDC, 6 HDC* repeat  around, SL into first FPHDC. [10 FPHDC, 48HDC]

R9: CH2, HDC in each stitch around, SL into first HDC [54 HDC]

R10: CH2, HDC Camel Stitch around, SL into first HDC [54 HDC]

R11: This row is star stitch. Star stitch around. 

R12:CH2 and turn, 2HDC in the eye of each star (CH1 space of star), SL into the first HDC. turn. [54 HDC]

R13:CH2, HDC in each stitch around, SL into first HDC [54 HDC]

R14: CH2, HDC Camel Stitch around, SL into first HDC [54 HDC]

R15: *Bean, HDC* around. 

R16: CH2, HDC in each stitch around, SL into first HDC [54 HDC]

R17: CH2, HDC Camel Stitch around, SL into first HDC[54 HDC]

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R18:This row is star stitch. Star stitch around. 

R19:CH2 and turn, 2HDC in the eye of each star (CH1 space of star), SL into the first HDC. turn. [54 HDC]

R20: CH2, HDC in each stitch around. SL into first HDC. [54 HDC]

R21: CH2, SC into the back loop of each HDC of R21.SL into first SC [54  HDC]

Fasten off and weave in ends, unless you are adding a ribbing band for the slouchy hat.

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Optional Band:

To make the beanie a slouchy beanie add the following rows. Continue to add rounds until the beanie ribbing band is the desired height.

Band 1: CH2, HDC in each stitch around, SL into the first stitch. [54 DC]

Band 2:  CH2, * FPHDC, BPHDC* Repeat around. SL into top of first FPHDC. [54 HDC variations]

Repeat Band 2 around until the band is the desired length.

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