Winter is coming…
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Although I may secretly wish that the fall season was a little longer… winter is coming. (Any Game of Thrones fans out there?) I have already started stashing all the presents for Christmas and planning for holiday family events, so why wouldn’t my current crochet projects reflect the festive spirit I feel inside?
Some of my favorite crochet projects are blankets, but The Pumpkin Hat was such a hit with all of you this fall, I had to listen and start the winter vibe with a hat you could whip up in just a day. This was a fun and challenging project for me to create. The beanie itself wont take you long and is not difficult, but I honestly have never even made a graph beanie before, so I had a few trial and error attempts making this little hat.
Don’t worry, I have now perfected the graph and size of the beanie and I think you will have fun creating you winter forest. Grab your coffee and your hook so we can get to hooking some crochet goals!
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- Size H (5.00mm) crochet hook
- White, Red Heart Super Savor Yarn
- Green Tones, Red Heart Super Savor Yarn (I have to be honest, I nearly screamed when I saw this yarn-I have a bunch in my stash for a secret project, but until then how cute are those trees and without having to change to multiple greens!)
- Pompom maker
- Tapestry Needle
- CH – chain
- HDC – half double crochet
- HDC BLO – half double crochet in the back loop only
- SC – single crochet
- DC – double crochet
- DC2TOG – double crochet two together
- SL ST – slip stitch
ROW 1: with white yarn CH 7.
ROW 2: CH2, counts as your first HDC. HDC in the fourth CH from the hook and in every stitch across (7).
ROW 3-32: CH2, counts as your first HDC. HDC BLO in every stitch across (7).
Fold in half and SL ST band closed. Do not tie off white yarn.
For this pattern each box represents 1SC. The graph design is worked in the round and will be read from right to left. I have included an easy to read picture as well as a count of stitches for each color change. You may choose to have a bobbin for each color change (so for this pattern 4 green and 4 white), but I finished this pattern by simply carrying the yarn along with me and changing colors when needed.
ROUND 1: Still working with white yarn. CH1, counts as your first SC. SC all around the band. Place 2 SC onto the side of every HDC stitch, this will give you the desired number of stitches for the graph pattern. SL ST to beginning (64).
ROUND 2: CH1 counts as your first SC. 1SC in every stitch around. SL ST to beginning (64).
ROUND 3-18: CH1, counts as your first SC. 1SC into the next 8 stitches. Attach the green yarn, working over the working white yarn, 1SC into the next two stitches. Switching back to the white yarn work 1SC into the following 14 stitches, over the top of the working green yarn. Alternate between the white and green yarn, following the above graph for reference. After completing ROW 16, tie off green yarn and continue with only the white. Make sure to end each row with a SL ST to your first CH and begin each row with a CH1.
CLOSING THE HAT
ROUND 19: You should be back to only using the white yarn. CH2 counts as your first DC. 1DC into the next stitch. DC2TOG over the following two stitches. *1DC into the next two stitches. DC2TOG over the following two stitches. Repeat from * for the entire round ending with a SL ST into the beginning CH2. (48)
ROUND 20: CH2, counts as your first DC. DC2TOG over the following two stiches. *1DC in the next stitch. DC2TOG over the following two stitches. Repeat from * for the entire round ending with a SL ST into the beginning CH2. (32)
ROUND 21: CH2. DC2TOG into the next two stitches and in every pair of stitches for the entire round. End with a DC2TOG in the last stich and into our CH2 stitch at the beginning. SL ST to close this round. (16)
Cut a long tail, about 18in, and with your tapestry needle weave your tail back and forth in every stitch around. Pull tight and your hat will synch closed. Tie off yarn and cut excess.
The pompom on top really finishes this OH Christmas Tree Beanie! Remember when you are making your pompom MORE YARN=FUFFY POMPOM and no one wants a sad, floppy pompom. Trim your pompom and secure it to the top of your hat.
You may decide your hat is complete at this point, but I was going for more of a… Christmas-y look for this design. Honestly, I cannot decide which way I like the hat better! Although the decorated Christmas Tree turned out exactly how I imagined, there is something simple and beautiful about the plain design. So I am leaving the decision in your hands! Below is a simple picture tutorial of the details I chose to add to my Christmas Tree. Maybe you follow them exactly, maybe you will choose other decorations (how cute would sequence or beads be), or maybe you will keep your winter forest plain. Whatever you choose is the right choice!
It’s always sad when I have to pack away the fall decorations and Pumpkin Hats for next year, but luckily this little Christmas Tree Graph Beanie has gotten me excited for the winter season quickly approaching. I cannot wait to see all of the finished designs for your Christmas Trees! Comment below if you kept your trees plain or added in decorations. Happy hooking!