Welcome to the Kelly Beanie, a Tunisian crochet pattern. This is a collaboration with Clover USA and as always I’m so excited to be back on their blog as a guest designer. This pattern is a sister pattern to the Kelly Ear Warmer. The Kelly Beanie delivers on texture and comfort and the feel is almost “knit-like”. An added bonus is this pattern is awesome for stash-busting. You can dig into your reserves and get creative on what colors you use.
This beanie is a hybrid beanie of crochet and Tunisian crochet. The pattern is worked flat, the brim is done in standard crochet, body in Tunisian crochet, the beanie is whip stitched together, and standard crochet is used on the top to finish. I love my Clover Takumi Bamboo Tunisian Interchangeable Crochet Hooks and they’re great for all my Tunisian Projects. Simple knowledge of Tunisian crochet is needed. Some very helpful tips with Tunisian crochet is to train yourself to crochet loosely, test your gauge, and you can change your hook size to meet gauge if needed.
- J/6.0 mm Tunisian Hook with 12-16 inch cord or longer, I love my Clover Tunisian Set or J/6.0 mm Hook, 16-inch cord, cord stopper
- H/5.0 mm Hook, I love my Clover Amours
- Worsted Weight, #4 yarn
- Tapestry Needle, I love my Clover set
- Scissors, I love my Clover Patchwork
- 3.5 oz/100 g or 208 y/190 m. I used worsted weight 100%, Merino Wool
Adult Large, Adult, Child, Toddler & Baby
- 4 x 4 inches of tfs = 14 sts x 16 rows
ch = chain
sts = stitches
sc = single crochet
BLO = back loop only
sc2tog = single crochet two together
FwP = forward pass
RetP = return pass
tss = Tunisian simple stitch
tfs = Tunisian full stitch
- Read through pattern thoroughly first.
- A good article to read is: How to create the Tunisian Full Stitch by Heart, Hook, Home.
- Check your gauge.
- Pattern listed as Adult Large (Adult, Child, Toddler, Baby).
- The pattern is worked flat, the brim is made first in standard crochet, the body is made by working on top of the brim in Tunisian crochet, the beanie is seamed up, and then working in standard crochet in the round on top.
Adult Large (Adult, Child, Toddler, Baby):
With H/5.0 mm hook.
Row 1: Ch 9 (9, 8, 8, 7) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and sc in rest of chains. Turn work. (8, 8, 7, 7, 6 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc BLO in each stitch across. Turn work. (8, 8, 7, 7, 6 sc)
Row 3 – 74 (70, 66, 62, 58): Repeat Row 2.
If changing colors for Body, Leave a 6-inch tail and fasten off.
Turn Brim and working on top of each row start body (Attach yarn on top of first row if using a second color).
Row 1: FwP: 74 (70, 66, 62, 58), pull a loop up on 2nd chain from hook. Pull up loops on remaining chains. (74, 70, 66, 62, 58 loops) Standard RetP
Row 2: FwP: Tfs by inserting hook into 1st space between 1st and 2nd vertical bars, pull up a loop. *Insert hook into next space between vertical bars, pull up a loop*. Repeat from * to * making sure not to pull up a loop in last space. Insert hook and pull up loop into edge stitch. (74, 70, 66, 62, 58 loops) Standard RetP
Row 3: FwP: Tfs by inserting hook into 2nd space between 2nd and 3rd vertical bars, pull up a loop. *Insert hook into next space between vertical bars, pull up a loop*. Repeat from * to * making sure to pull up a loop in last space. Insert hook and pull up loop into edge stitch. (74, 70, 66, 62, 58 loops) Standard RetP
Repeat Row 2 and 3 until Row 26 (26, 26, 23, 23). For Adult Large or Adult Messy Bun stop at Row 24.
Bind off. Bind off is like a slip stitch. insert hook into 1st vertical bar, pull up and slip stitch. Continue to end of the row, fasten off leaving a 30-inch tail.
With wrong sides together (right sides facing out), fold your rectangle in half and line up rows. Whipstitch through both edge stitches to the other end. If you used 2 colors stop at Brim and use the tail of Brim to finish whip stitching together.
- Closing up the top is working in standard crochet and worked in the round.
- When working into the last row (bind off row), work below the bind off and the vertical bar of the row. This hides the vertical bar from showing through
Round 1: Working around the top of the beanie, attach yarn used for Body and ch 1. Sc2tog around. Sl st to 1st sc2tog. (37, 35, 33, 31, 29 sc)
For Adult Large and Adult Messy Bun:
Fasten off a tail to sew in.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc around, sl st to 1st sc. (37, 35, 33, 31, 29 sc)
Fasten off a tail to close the top and turn inside out. With tapestry needle sew in and out of the top of the last row, pull circle closed and secure. You can also put a faux fur pom at this time too.
Sew in loose ends and turn right side out.
You can find a low-cost PDF version on Etsy HERE or on Ravelry HERE. You can also Pin it for later HERE!
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