Shockwave Beanie Pattern

I’m designing my first crochet set! I love playing around with texture and I would definitely say I’m still a novice at different stitches, but this set is going to be so easy! Using front post half double crochet (and back post half double crochet as well) you can create a simple but elegant design! By the time we’re done with this mini-series of patterns we’ll have a beanie, a scarf, and a sweater.

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This Shockwave Beanie pattern is an alteration if my Basic HDC Beanie pattern. It’s so interesting to see how a few changes in the type of stitches used in a row can change the look dramatically!

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Materials

Any 3 weight yarn (I like using Lion Brand Mandala, especially for the color changes!)

J/10 (6 mm) hook

Embroidery scissors

Finishing needle

Terms (US)

bphdc – back post half double crochet

ch – chain

fphdc – front post half double crochet

hdc – half double crochet

st(s) – stitch(es)

Notes

This beanie is worked inside out, so don’t forget to turn it right side out when you’re finished!

The ch 1 at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.

Join to the top of the first hdc in each round with a sl st to end the round.

Instructions

Rnd 1 – In a magic circle (or ch 4, sl st to first st to form a ring), ch 1, 8 hdc. (8 hdc)

Rnd 2 – ch 1, 2 hdc in same st. 2 hdc in each st around. (16 hdc)

Rnd 3 – ch 1, hdc in same st. 2 hdc in next st. *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. (24 hdc)

Rnd 4 – ch 1, fphdc in same st and next st. 2 fphdc in next st. *fphdc in next st, 2 fphdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. (32 fphdc)

Rnd 5 – ch 1, hdc in same st and next 2 sts. 2 hdc in next st. *hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. (40 hdc)

Rnd 6 – ch 1, hdc in same st and next 3 sts. 2 hdc in next st. *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. (48 hdc)

Rnd 7 – ch 1, hdc in same st and next 4 sts. 2 hdc in next st. *hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. (56 hdc)

Rnd 8 – ch 1, fphdc in same st and next 5 sts. 2 fphdc in next st. *fphdc in next 6 sts, 2 fphdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. (64 fphdc)

Rnd 9 – ch 1, hdc in same st and each st around. (64 hdc)

Rnds 10 and 11 – Repeat rnd 9.

Rnd 12 – ch 1, fphdc in same st and each st around. (64 fphdc)

Rnds 13-15 – Repeat end 9.

Rnd 16 – Repeat rnd 12.

Rnds 17-19 – Repeat end 9.

Rnd 20 – Repeat rnd 12.

Rnds 21 and 22 – Repeat rnd 9.

Rnd 23 – ch 1, *fphdc in next st. bphdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. (64 sts)

Rnds 24-28 – Repeat rnd 23. Fasten off and weave in ends after the 28th rnd.

Turn the hat right side out.

I controlled the colors on this beanie (using Lion Brand Mandala in Troll) and changed colors every fphdc round. The result was an awesome ombre effect; I think this is my favorite Shockwave beanie so far!

I used a worsted weight yarn on this beanie, changing to red on rows 3, 7, 11, 15, and 19. Basically whatever color you want to make pop with the fphdc stitch you want to use the round before. Since this was a bigger yarn the hat came out bigger overall, and I only did one or two rows for the brim.

This free pattern can be shared freely and products made from this pattern can be sold and shared, but please give pattern credit to CrochetByStephK and/or LittleFamilyontheMountain. Thank you so much!

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