Crochet a Hat with the Bean Stitch
This easy crochet beanie uses the bean stitch and ombré yarn to make a warm and textured beanie perfect for your fall/winter wardrobe. This free crochet pattern complements others from my Seven Days of Scarfie Collections and uses less than one skein of yarn. Keep reading for the free pattern.
Seven Days of Scarfie Announcement
Welcome to the crochet season kick-off event! If you already know about this event, keep on reading for the announcement, free crochet pattern and giveaway. If you haven’t heard of the Crochet Season Kick-Off Event yet, pop on over here to check out the details and then come back for the free pattern and enter the giveaway!
I’m just going to go right ahead and cut to the chase - Seven Days of Scarfie is coming back again this year! Seven days of seven one skein projects using the beautiful ombré Scarfie yarn (though you are ALWAYS able to substitute yarn of your choosing). Whether you’ve participated in this event in the past or it’s brand new news to you - everyone is welcome! Check out the previous Seven Days of Scarfie patterns here. Seven Days of Scarfie 2019 will be happening 11/17-11/23 this year where we will make 7 one skein (or less) patterns in seven days. These patterns are meant to be fast, beautiful and perfect for gifting. I haven’t finalizes the supplies list, but in the past years I’ve used about 5 skeins of Scarfie yarn total for all seven patterns. So if you see a good sale - snag a few and mark your calendars!
Crochet a Warm Winter Hat with Lightness and Texture
The Coffee Bean Beanie was designed to complement the Coffee Bean Infinity Scarf. The bean stitch and Scarfie yarn are a match made in heaven. The loftiness of the yarn plus the squish of the bean stitch will have you wanting to snuggle this hat instead of wear it sometimes.
The bean stitch is easy to crochet, and I have a video tutorial linked below to help you with it if it’s a new stitch for you. After you make this hat, you’ll probably want to keep using the bean stitch - so go ahead and make yourself a matching scarf, too ;)
Yarn Substitutes for Scarfie Yarn
Ever since I started Seven Days of Scarfie, I’ve been asked a lot about yarn that can be substituted when Scarfie isn’t available or wool is an issue. The good news is that you can substitute almost any worsted weight yarn or light Category 5 yarn for this pattern! Just check your gauge if you decide to swap your yarn. Some that you may want to play with as a similar looking substitution are Lion Brand Ferris Wheel and Red Heart Colorscape. Just be mindful of yarn weight and gauge!
Crochet Season Kick-Off Giveaway: Day 1
As I mentioned on the Crochet Season Kick-Off post, there will be (at least) one giveaway each day this week, and this is your first chance to win! Use the Rafflecopter form to enter for your chance to win. This giveaway is open to anyone with an email address, and the winner will receive the Seven Days of Scarfie Pattern Bundles from the past 3 years. That’s 21 PDF crochet patterns!
This giveaway is open to anyone with an email address from 9/9/19 to 9/16/19 at 12AM CST. A winner will be selected and contacted via the provided email address by 9/20/19.
Coffee Bean Beanie - Free Crochet Pattern
Approx. 180 yards of Lion Brand Scarfie Yarn (‘Cream/Taupe’ pictured) or a comparable Category 4/5 yarn.
J/6.0mm crochet hook - I love Clover Amour or check out these adorable custom polymer clay hooks!
Scissors - I always keep these travel scissors in my hook case
Pom pom maker or a faux fur pom
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
YO: yarn over
sl st: slip stitch
BLO: back loop only
SC: single crochet
Bean: bean stitch
Bean stitch: insert hook into stitch, YO, pull up a loop, YO, insert hook into same stitch, YO, pull up a loop, YO, insert hook into same stitch, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through all 6 loops on your hook.
Related Video Tutorials:
How to crochet SC ribbing (Right Handed)
How to crochet SC ribbing (Left Handed)
How to Crochet the Baby Bean Stitch
Click this link to view a video that demonstrates how to crochet the baby bean stitch. Please Note: this video demonstrates the 'Baby Bean stitch'...the 'Bean Stitch' has one additional YO/pull up a loop for a total of 6 loops on your hook (as described above). I am sharing this video so that you can see the basic process.
8 sts x 6 rows = 2” square in BLO SC
Finished Size (adult):
Width = 8.75”
Height = 10”
Chain stitches at the beginning of rows/rounds do not count as a stitch
The end of each round is attached to the first st of the round with a sl st
Bottom Ribbing - Working in rows
Row 1: SC in the second ch from the hook and SC across (12). Turn
Row 2-54: ch 1, working in BLO, SC across (12). Turn.
When you finish the ribbed band, fold it so that Row 1 and 54 are on top of one another. Working through the back loop of Row 54 and the front loop of Row 1, seam the two rows together by slip stitching across. Do not cut your yarn. Continue on to work in rounds along the “raw” edge of ribbed band.
Top of Beanie - Working in turning rounds
Round 1: ch 1, SC around the top of the band working one stitch per row (54). Attach to first SC of the round with a sl st.
Round 2-15: ch 2, *bean, ch 1, skip 1, repeat from * around (27 bean sts). Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st. TURN
Round 16: ch 1, SC2Tog around (27). Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.
Tie off leaving a long (approx. 12”) tail of yarn. Using a yarn needle, weave the yarn back and forth through the stitches of Round 16. Pull tight to cinch the top of the hat closed. Make and attach a pom pom if desired. Weave in all ends
If you loved the beanie - make yourself a matching scarf with this free pattern.
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