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Crochet Cross Stitch Beanie

February 28, 2020
Person with hand inside the Crochet Cross Stitch Beanie against white surface

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Crochet Cross Stitch Beanie

Get rid of scraps with the Crochet Cross Stitch Beanie! An easy project, just as if you were making single crochets and quick due to the bulky yarn. Grab your scraps and pom-poms lying around and give them a new life!

Inspiration

I don’t know about you but I’m on a stash busting spree. I can’t say that I have too much yarn (there’s no such thing), but this year I want to be mindful of the yarn I buy and especially of the one I use. That’s why I’m trying my best to use what I already have to make space for more. The Lovely Heart Purse is another project from this crusade.

With all these good intentions in mind, I had these scraps of mustard and purple yarn that the people at Miss Kits in Barcelona had given me. And I don’t mean scraps in a bad way. To clarify, I just mean that it wasn’t a large amount and they had no label. (I didn’t even notice at the time, I was so happy to get free yarn πŸ˜€ )

So now I realize I’ve had these scraps for a while… They traveled with me to Portugal, to Thailand, and now Australia. And I can’t believe I’ve carried them around for so long and so far! This has led me to decide to finally make something out of them before I move to another country and find myself still carrying them around.

I wasn’t sure what to do with them. Since I didn’t have a lot, it had to be a small project for sure. What made up my mind was actually a bag. I bought a bag that had a pom-pom on its strap. I like pom-poms, just not on bags, so I took it out and just then it hit me… It was almost the same color as one of the skeins! SOLD! A beanie it’s gonna be!

Scraps of purple and mustard yarn and a purple fur Pom Pom against white surface

Project

I had never designed a beanie before. Plus, I still wasn’t sure how to “decorate” my beanie. As if this wasn’t enough, I had a crazy limited amount of yarn. But I can be pretty persistent… or stubborn… whichever you prefer.

And so it started… The swatching, gauging, the trials, the (lots of) errors. Endless doing and undoing, raveling and unraveling… The poor yarn suffered quite a bit. I was actually surprised it survived all these crazy tests. Concluding, I found out I had just enough for a child-sized beanie done in single crochets.

However… Single crochets didn’t feel very interesting. Luckily, my husband’s mother showed me a video of a crochet cross-stitch and solved all my problems! πŸ˜€ This new stitch would use pretty much the same amount of yarn and it would allow me to make something slightly different! And it is SOOOOO EASYYYY!!!! Just watch my video below and you’ll see how easy it is to change the look of a single crochet.

And so, after months of trial and error, I finally made my first beanie! Moreover, I accomplished my goal, which was to finally put those scraps to good use!

The crochet cross stitch beanie and its scraps

Pattern

  • You can buy the inexpensive ad-free, printable PDF pattern HERE!
  • PIN this pattern for later HERE!
  • Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue HERE!

Description

Get rid of scraps with the Crochet Cross Stitch Beanie! An easy project, just as if you were making single crochets and quick due to the bulky yarn. Grab your scraps and pom-poms lying around and give them a new life!

Skill Level

  • Easy

Have in Hand

As I said, I have no idea what yarn this is. πŸ™ I measured the WPI (wraps per inch) and I got a bulky yarn. It feels soft and it stretches a bit, like cotton, but I can’t say for sure.

  • Bulky weight, cat 5 yarn in mustard as color A
  • Bulky weight, cat 5 yarn in purple as color B
YardagePreemieBabyToddlerChildTweenAdult SmallAdult Large
Color A38 yd 
35 m
57 yd
52 m
73 yd
67 m
110 yd
100 m
123 yd
112 m
172 yd
157 m
200 yd
183 m
Color B27 yd
25 m
32 yd
29 m
35 yd
32 m
40 yd
36 m
43 yd
39 m
46 yd
42 m
50 yd
46 m
  • 1 pom-pom in purple (or closest to color B)
  • US Size 7.0 mm crochet hook 
  • Stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors
Detail of beanie's crown and Pom Pom against white surface

Gauge

  • 13 sts x 15 rows in cross stitch: 4”/10 cm

Finished Measures

  • Written for sizes Preemie to Adult Large:
 Head Circumf.Height from crownCrown:
# rows
<st count>
# rows for heightRows for the color change
Preemie12’’
30.5 cm
4’’
10 cm
7
<42>
166, 7
13,14
20 – 23
Baby14’’
35.5 cm
5.5’’
14 cm
8
<48>
218, 9
17, 18
26 – 29
Toddler16’’
40.5 cm
6.25’’
16 cm
9
<54>
239, 10
19, 20
29 – 32
Child18’’
46 cm
7.25’’
18.5 cm
10
<60>
2811, 12
23, 24
35 – 38
Tween20’’
51 cm
8’’
20.5 cm
11
<66>
3012, 13
25, 26
38 – 41
Adult Small22’’
56 cm
9’’
23 cm
12
<72>
3514, 15
29, 30
54 – 57
Adult Large24’’
61 cm
10’’
25.5 cm
13
<78>
3715, 16
31, 32
57 – 60
Detail of beanie's brim against white surface


Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch: chain
  • inc: work 2 stitches in the same stitch
  • MR: magic ring
  • sc:  single crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • st(s): stitch(es)

Special Stitches

cs: cross stitch
  • Insert the hook to make a st. Instead of yarning over, pass the hook over the yarn and pull up a loop (keeping the hook on top and the yarn under the hook). Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook.

Watch the video tutorial below on how to make the crochet cross-stitch! Please note that the video is in Portuguese!

Notes

  • The beanie is worked top-down, in the round. The rounds are joined with a slip stitch and is seamless. The pom-pom is added at the end.
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of the round DOES NOT COUNT as a st.
  • Mark the first st of the round with a stitch marker, so you always know where to join.
  • Use the perfect crochet circle technique to ensure a round crown. Make the increases in different parts of the rounds, while ensuring that you keep the same number of stitches between each increase.
The crochet Cross Stitch Beanie against a white surface

Crochet Cross Stitch Beanie

Video Tutorial

Watch the complete video tutorial below! Please note that the video is in Portuguese!

https://youtu.be/xHIz8Hr2Z5A

Written Instructions

Crown

With color A, make a MR, ending with a ch 1.

Round 1: 6 sc in MR. Join with a sl st. <6>.

Don’t forget to mark your first stitch so that you can keep count easily and know where to join.

Round 2: 2 cs in each st around. Join with a sl st. <12>.

Round 3: [1 cs, 1 cs inc in next st] until the end of round. Join with a sl st. <18>.

Round 4: [1 cs, 1 cs, 1 cs inc in next st] until the end of round. Join with a sl st. <24>.

Round 5 – # rows for the crown: Keep increasing 6 sts per round until you reach the number of rows referenced in the table for the size you’re making. Check your st count.

Sizes Preemie to Toddler: Don’t forget to make your first color change in the crown.

Beanie Height

# rows for height: 1 cs in each stitch across. Join with a sl st. The st count will remain the same as the last round of the crown. Repeat for the number of rows referenced in the table for the size you’re making. 

Don’t forget to make your color changes in the rows referenced in the table for the size you’re making.

Finishing Off Beanie

Sl st in each stitch across. Join with a sl st. The st count will remain the same as the last round of the crown. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Adding the Pom-Pom

Use the end of the MR to secure the pom-pom in place. Close the MR tightly. Fasten off and weave in end.

Get rid of scraps with the Crochet Cross Stitch Beanie! An easy project, just as if you were making single crochets and quick due to the bulky yarn. Grab your scraps and pom-poms lying around and give them a new life!

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