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Don't Be A Square Beanie - Free Crochet Pattern

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Free Crochet Pattern C2C Beanie

I don't know about you, but I LOVE the corner to corner (C2C) stitch! I've made lots of blankets with this stitch. I find it to be a great mindless stitch as well as easy and quick to work up.

Most of my C2C projects were rather large, but not this one! I thought a beanie would be a nice short project using one of my favorite stitches.

C2c Stitch Crochet

I wasn't sure how it would turn out because I've never seen this stitch used in a small project such as a hat, but I'm happy to say - it turned out fantastic!

Crochet C2C beanie pattern

Coupled with one of my favorite yarns, Caron cakes, this C2C beanie has great texture and pretty diagonal blocks of color in beautiful neutral shades.

Crochet Beanie with Pom Pom

Typically, the C2C stitch is made with double crochets, but for a less "hole-y" look I opted to use half double crochets instead. Same concept, just different stitch!

This beanie also has a slight slouch to it, which makes the pom pom sit just right! I love faux fur pom poms, but you can opt to make a yarn pom pom or leave it as is!

Crochet Beanie Pattern

I have a photo tutorial to aide in the pattern below as well as a video tutorial that shows you how to achieve the corner to corner stitch using half double crochets.



If you are using the video to learn or if you are already familiar with the corner to corner stitch - please refer to the pattern notes as I have condensed the instructions for the main portion of the hat! I just tell you how many rows you need to increase/decrease so you don't have to wade your way through the pattern if you already know the ins and outs of C2C.

I hope you have fun with this beanie! Please share with me either on my Facebook group or Instagram your C2C beanie - I can't wait to see all the color variations!


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Free Crochet Beanie Pattern

Materials

1 skein Caron cakes (White Truffle)
H/5.00mm hook
Tapestry needle & Scissors
Faux Fur Pom Pom (optional)

Pattern notes

Adult size (~21” head circumference)

The beanie is made by crocheting a rectangle shape then folded in half before assembling.

If you are familiar with the corner to corner stitch using half double crochets you can follow these condense instructions to make the main portion of the hat: Increase for 13 rows, increase on one side for 14 rows, decrease 13 rows. You will have 40 rows total. Go to assembly instructions to finish beanie.

Abbreviations (US terms):
Ch = chain, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet, hdc = half double crochet, sp = space, st = stitch(es), sl st = slip stitch

Pattern

Row 1: Ch 5, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and across, turn
Make note of ch 2 sp formed from beginning ch, we will be working into this sp in the next row (see Photo 1)

C2C crochet tutorial
Photo 1

Row 2: Ch 5, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in next 2 ch, sl st into ch 2 sp, ch 2, 3hdc in same ch 2 sp, turn (see Photo 2 & 3)

C2C crochet tutorial
Photo 2
C2C crochet tutorial
Photo 3

Row 3: Ch 5, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in next 2 ch sp, *sl st in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, 3hdc in same ch 2 sp, repeat from * across, turn (See Photo 4 & 5)
Repeat Row 3  10 times

C2C crochet tutorial
Photo 4

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Photo 5

We will now start to decrease on one side to start creating a rectangle shape.

Row 14: Ch 1, sl st into next 2 st and ch 2 sp, ch 2, 3hdc in same ch 2 sp, *sl st to next ch 2 sp, ch 2, 3hdc in same ch 2 sp, repeat from * across, turn (See Photo 6 & 7)

C2C crochet tutorial
Photo 6

C2C crochet tutorial
Photo 7

Row 15: Ch 5, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in next 2 ch, sl st in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, 3hdc in same ch 2 sp, repeat from * across until you get to the last ch 2 sp, sl st in that ch 2 sp, turn (See Photo 8)

C2C crochet tutorial
Photo 8

Repeat Row 14-15   6 times

Row 28: Ch 1, sl st into next 2 st and ch 2 sp, ch 2, 3hdc in same ch 2 sp, *sl st in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, 3hdc in same ch 2 sp, repeat from * across until you get to the last ch 2 sp, sl st in last ch 2 sp, turn

Repeat Row 28   12 times

Row 39: Ch 1, sl st into next 2 st and ch 2 sp, ch 2, 3hdc in same ch 2 sp, sl st in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, 3hdc in same ch 2 sp, sl st in last ch 2 sp, turn
Row 40: Ch 1, sl st into next 2 st and in ch 2 sp, ch 2, 3hdc in same ch 2 sp, sl st in next ch 2 sp.
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing.

After crocheting the rectangle, it should measure roughly 20" x 8.5".

Assembly

Fold rectangle in half horizontally and whip stitch up the side. Fasten off and weave in ends. (See Photo 9)

C2C crochet tutorial
Photo 9
Flip inside out, this will now be the right side of the hat.

Join yarn on the open edge where you left of sewing. (See Photo 10)

C2C crochet tutorial
Photo 10
Ch 1, sc evenly around, join to first sc (54 - this stitch count doesn’t have to be exact)
Ch 2, dc around, join to first dc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Close up the top of the hat by weaving needle in and out of top stitches and pulling tight. Knot to secure.

Add pom pom as desired.