You can crochet an easy lacy beanie hat using this free crochet pattern. The hat is crocheted in the round using V-stitches, and finished with a flower.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:
Dc, ch 1, dc, all worked in the same space or stitch.
Yarn: 1 70 gram ball of worsted weight yarn; the yarn used in the sample is Lion Brand Wool-Ease in color #501, White Frost. This yarn is 70% acrylic, 20% wool, and 10% nylon.
Crochet Hook: Size H/8-5.00 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Flower: The flower embellishment is optional. If you want to crochet the flower, please see the materials list specified in the free flower pattern. You will also need a safety pin or needle and thread to attach the flower to the hat.
When Hat Is Laid Flat: The measurement from the center of round one straight down to round 12 measures 7". This measurement can be adjusted according to your own preference.
Circumference Measured Around Lower Edge: 22"
The first 3 rounds of the hat measure 4 inches in diameter.
Ch 5, Sl st. to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 3, dc in ring- counts as 1 V-stitch. (Ch 2, V-stitch in ring.) Repeat sequence in parentheses 2 more times. Ch 2, sl st to join. Work 2 sl sts to begin next round in the following ch-2 space.
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same space – counts as 1 V-stitch. (Ch 1, work a V-stitch in next V-stitch, ch 1, work a V-stitch in next space.) Repeat sequence in parentheses 2 more times. Ch 1, work a V-stitch in first V-stitch of previous round, ch 1, sl st to join.
Round 3: Work 1 sl st between first ch-3 and first dc in previous round. Ch 3- counts as 1 dc and 1 ch. (Work a V-stitch in next space, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1.) Repeat sequence in parentheses all the way around; end with a V-stitch in the last space. Ch 1, sl st to join.
Round 4: Ch 3, (Work a V-stitch in the next V-stitch, ch 1, V-stitch in next dc, ch 1.) Repeat sequence in parentheses all the way around for a total of 15 V-stitches. Last stitches in round – ch 1, dc in base of first ch st from the round to form another V-stitch. Ch 1, sl st to join. 16 V-stitches total including first ch-3 and last dc.
Round 5: Work 1 sl st in center of the first V-stitch, ch 3, dc in same space- counts as 1 V-stitch. (Ch 1, work a V-stitch in next V-stitch.) Repeat sequence in parentheses 15 more times for a total of 16 V-stitches. Ch 1, sl st to join.
Rounds 6 – 11: Repeat round 5.
After round 11, place a stitch holder or safety pin in the loop on your hook and try the hat on its intended wearer. If it's a comfortable length, end off and weave in the loose ends.
Round 12 is optional; if you'd like the hat to be just a bit longer, repeat round 5 one more time before ending off.
Flower: Work the frost flower pattern if you want your hat to have a flower embellishment. Attach the flower by stitching it onto the hat or pinning it with a safety pin.