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Rocksteady Beanie – Free Pattern

Every year since 2014 Sweet Potato 3 has hosted The Crochet Cancer Challenge over on her Blog. When Christine asked if I would like to contribute a design this year, I was in! I am so pleased to release the Rocksteady Beanie. This design incorporates the colour Lime to represent Lymphoma.

The Rocksteady Beanie Free Crochet Pattern.

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Why I Chose Lymphoma

Are we ready to get little deep here?

This is not something most people know about me, and I don’t talk about it often for various reason, but I choose Lymphoma because not only did my grandpa pass away due to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma when I was 13 years old; but I had my own personal battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma.

When I was 19 years old, I was diagnosed very early on, and was Rocksteady in my fight and was able to overcome and beat this illness. I did end up losing one of my lymph nodes, which left a lovely scar my kids refer to as my ‘Frankenstein’ scar, but I was able to come out on the other side and continue to live my life to the fullest I can!

Rocksteady Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

The Yarn

I spent quite a lot of time researching the perfect yarn and the perfect colours.

When I came across Knit Picks new *Snuggle Puff Yarn I knew it was THE yarn. *WeCrochet kindly supplied the yarn for this project, and it is absolutely perfect!

Let me tell you this yarn is like a cloud of softness! It’s 70% Pima Cotton and 20% Nylon. It has a roving yarn likeness, and the billowing drape like no other. Boy, oh, boy is this yarn soft, it’s also machine washable! I am so in love with *Snuggle Puff, it’s definitely up on my faves list!

The Crochet Cancer Challenge

On October 17, 2020 TTLYC and the Rocksteady Beanie will be Featured in the Crochet Cancer Challenge Hosted by Sweet Potato 3. You can grab the Premium PDF with photo tutorials and 3 sizes for FREE on Ravelry through October 31st 2020 using code CancerChallenge

Be sure to stop by Sweet Potato 3 and browse the patterns that have already been featured, and watch for the ones still to come!

More Information

  • Information explaining what the Crochet Cancer Challenge is, click HERE.
  • What type of hat should I make? What Sizes? Where do I get the patterns? Click HERE.
  • Yarn Recommendations to use for the hats, click HERE.
  • Where should I donate my hats, click HERE.
  • A fun start early project you can add to your hats, click HERE.
  • Challenge others to join and get tags you can print for your hats, click HERE.

Rocksteady Beanie Pattern

The Tester Pictures

My testers were brilliant! As Snuggle Puff is a bit of challenge to match, they really worked hard with me to make sure that the Rocksteady Beanie would be wonderful with other yarn choices as well. I’ll have some tips and tricks we came up with in the notes section.

Materials

For Adult Small Size

Difficulty

Intermediate

Gauge

6 sts x 4 rows = 2″ Pattern for gauge: hdc

Sizes

Available for Free:

Adult Small: Best fit for 20″-21″ head circumference Band before joining 20″ (slight stretch) Height before closing 8″-8.5″ (no stretch)

Available in the Premium PDF: Child, Adult Small, and Adult Large

Stitch Abbreviations

  • ch – Chain
  • fhdc – Foundation Half Double Crochet
  • sc – Single Crochet
  • hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • hdcblo – Half Double Crochet Back Loop Only
  • hdc2tog – Half Double Crochet 2 Together
  • dc – Double Crochet
  • st(s) – Stitch(es)
  • sk – Skip
  • slst – Slip Stitch
  • Rnd (s)- Round(s)
  • C1 – Colour 1
  • C2 – Colour 2

Pattern Notes

  • US Terminology
  • All beginning ch1 do not count as a stitch
  • Hat is worked bottom up
  • *-* denotes repeat sequence
  • Instead of a starting ch, I went with a hdc foundation row. You may opt to do a starting chain and a round of hdc if you choose.
  • The SnugglePuff yarn is a unique yarn and difficult to compare to. If you are using a different yarn be sure to meet accurate gauge to ensure proper sizing. Changing hook size may be necessary.
  • To adjust sizes, be sure to have an even number of stitches for the pattern repeats. To adjust height add or remove repeats before the decrease section.
Rocksteady Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

Special Stitches

Foundation Half Double Crochet (fhdc): The fhdc is used to replace a starting chain and the first row of hdc. Here is a helpful tutorial by Sigoni Macaroni if you’d like to learn it: Chainless Foundation Crochet Stitches

Half Double Crochet 2 Together (hdc2tog): Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all 5 loops on hook.

Half Double Crochet Back Loop Only (hdcblo): The hdcblo is the same as a regular hdc except instead of going through both of the loops of the ‘v’ you only go through the one in the back.

Rocksteady Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

Rocksteady Beanie

The Pattern

Adult Small

Best fit for 20″-21″ head circumference

Band

With C1 Fhdc 50 (Alternative ch51)

Join fhdc (or ch) closed to form a circle, being careful not to twist, ch1. (Counts as rnd 1). (50) For ch51, join ch, hdc around.

Rnd 2: Hdcblo in each st around, slst to the top of the ch1 to join, ch1 (50).

Rnd 3: Repeat rnd 2.

Body

With C2 Rnd 4: In first st after the ch, (dc,sc), *sk next st, (dc,sc)*, repeat around, slst to the top of the ch1 to join, ch1 (50).

With C1 Rnd 5: Dc in the first sk st of rnd 3 (base of the ch), *sc in the next dc, dc in the next sk st from rnd 3*, repeat around slst to the top of the ch1 to join, ch1 (50).

Rnd 6-7: Hdc in each st around, slst to the top of the ch1 to join, ch1 (50).

With C2 Rnd 8: Repeat rnd 4.

With C1 Rnd 9: Repeat rnd 5.

Rnd 10 – 11: Repeat rnd 6-7.

With C2 Rnd 12: Repeat rnd 4.

With C1 Rnd 13: Repeat rnd 5.

Decrease Section

Rnd 14: Hdc in the first 3 sts, hdc2tog, *hdc in the next 3 sts, hdc2tog* repeat around, slst to the top of the ch1 to join, ch1 (40).

Rnd 15: Hdc in each st around, slst to the top of the ch1 to join, ch1 (40).

With C1

Rnd 13: Repeat rnd 5.

Rnd 14: Hdc in the first 3 sts, hdc2tog, *hdc in the next 3 sts, hdc2tog* repeat around, slst to the top of the ch1 to join, ch1 (40).

Rnd 15: Hdc in each st around, slst to the top of the ch1 to join, ch1 (40).

With C2 Rnd 16: Repeat rnd 4 (40).

With C1 Rnd 17: Repeat rnd 5 (40).

Rnd 18: Hdc in the first 2 sts, hdc2tog, *hdc in the next 2 sts, hdc2tog* repeat around, slst to the top of the ch1 to join, ch1 (30).

Rnd 19: Hdc in each st around, slst to the top of the ch1 to join, ch1 (30).

With C2 Rnd 20: Repeat rnd 4 (30).

With C1 Rnd 21: Repeat rnd 5 (30).

Rnd 22: Hdc in the first sts, hdc2tog, *hdc in the next st, hdc2tog* repeat around, slst to the top of the ch1 to join, ch1 (20).

Rnd 23: Hdc in each st around, slst to the top of the ch1 to join, tie off leaving a long tail for closing. (20).

With long tail and yarn needle weave through final round and pull tight to close top of hat.

Weave in all ends, and you’re done!!

Rocksteady Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

All Set!!!

There you have it! Your very own Rocksteady Beanie! Don’t forget to use #CrochetCancerChallenge so we can all see your makes!

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Ashley

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