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The Malia Beanie (2 Sizes)

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This pattern is part of the Fall 2017 Malia CAL (Crochet-Along). To view the other patterns in this collection (including a slouchy hat, infinity scarf, and buttoned cowl), please visit the Malia CAL Homepage.

 

Winter is coming, and that means… hat season! I love hat season, especially on school mornings, because between getting the kindergartener and the first grader ready for school and feeding and dressing the baby, I never have time to do much more than throw my hair up in a pony tail. (Yes, I could wake up earlier, but I value my sleep.) But when it’s cold enough to switch out the hair tie for a hat, a pretty winter beanie adds a little cuteness to the hot mess look, amiright?

I experimented with this design quite a bit because I knew I wanted it to be worked vertically to achieve the design I had in my head, but honestly, I’m not a huge fan of the work-flat-and-sew-to-cinch method. I’ve used it in a handful of my patterns because it’s the only way I knew how to achieve the vertical design, but sometimes I feel like I can’t close the top securely enough and the cinch often looks a bit unbalanced. So after some thinking, I thought up another method (which I’m sure has been done before by others) to combine my favorite top-down method with a vertical design and I’m really happy with how it turned out. It’s a little confusing to explain, but I’ve made a video tutorial for this pattern in case you need a little help! The video tutorial follows the large pattern size, but all you need to do differently for the smaller size is follow the first 3 rounds from the “Teen / Adult Small” pattern and then continue on with the video instructions.

Free Printable Tags

I made some cute printable tags for this pattern that you are welcome to use! If you’re selling or gifting this hat, a tag or wrap just ups the professionalism, in my opinion. I included a wraparound label (shown in the photo) as well as a smaller tag that can be attached to a piece of decorative string wrapped around your finished product, by punching a hole through the corner and threading the string through before tying a bow to secure. Print on cardstock for best results!

Here are a couple more photos of this stylish beanie, and you can scroll down to view the full pattern below!

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Malia Beanie (2 sizes)

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Difficulty: Easyish

Finished Size: 8.25" tall x 18.5" around (teen / adult small), and 8.25" tall x 20" around (adult medium / adult large)

Yarn: #4 aran weight. Individual yardage listed under each size in the pattern. Yarn used in sample photos is Yarn Bee's Rustic Romantic in "Faded Porch Swing."  (See Malia CAL Homepage for substitution suggestions.)

Hook: I (5.50 mm) or whichever hook is needed to obtain correct gauge

Gauge: The importance of checking your gauge for this project cannot be understated. Because of the construction of the hat, it is difficult to adjust mid-pattern if you discover it is turning out too large. Even if you typically do not complete gauge checks, I strongly encourage you to do so this time. To ensure the best results, the gauge check is a swatch taken straight from the pattern. Upon completion, you should have a 4” square. If yours is larger, consider using a smaller hook or a thinner #4 yarn. If yours is smaller, consider using a larger hook.

Pattern for Gauge:
CH17.
Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook and in each remaining CH. (16)
Row 2: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. (SK next ST, LBS in next ST) 7 times. SC in final ST. (16)
Row 3: CH1, turn. HDC in each ST across. (16)
Row 4: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in 3rd loop of each of the next 14 STS. SC in final ST. (16)
Row 5: CH1, turn. SC in each ST across. (16)
Row 6: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. (LBS in next ST, SK next ST) 7 times. SC in final ST. (16)
Row 7: CH1, turn. HDC in each ST across. (16)
Row 8: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in 3rd loop of each of the next 14 STS. SC in final ST. (16)
Row 9: CH1, turn. SC in each ST across. (16)
Rows 10-16: Repeat Rows 2-8. (16)

You'll also need: Yarn needle, optional faux fur pom pom

Terms and Abbreviations:
MC (magic circle - view tutorial here)
ST/STS
 (stitch/stitches)
SL ST (slip stitch)
SK (skip)
CH (chain)
SC (single crochet)
HDC (half double crochet)
LBS (large bean stitch - see "Special Stitches")
BLO (back loop only)
3rd LOOP (work stitch into 3rd loop only - see "Special Stitches")

Special Stitches:
Large Bean Stitch (LBS)
Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through (2 loops on hook). Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull through (4 loops on hook). Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull through (6 loops on hook). Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull through (8 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through all 8 loops. Chain 1 to close the stitch. (Because this stitch creates two sets of loops - one when creating the bean, and one when closing the stitch - each completed Large Bean Stitch will count for two stitches in the row or round's final stitch count.)

3rd Loop Only
Half double crochet stitches have a 3rd loop that we utilize in this pattern. When working in turned rows, as in this pattern, the 3rd loop can be found just below the front loop on the side of the work that is facing you. When instructed to work in "3rd loop only", insert your hook into this special loop. This creates a delicate braided look on the opposite side of the pattern.

Notes:
(1) This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.
(2) CH1s at the beginning of rounds and rows do not count as a stitch in the final stitch count.
(3) Click here to view a video tutorial for this pattern.
(4) Individual instructions are listed first, followed by seaming instructions at the bottom, which is the same for both sizes.

 

Size: Teen / Adult Small

Finished Size: 8.25" tall x 18.5" around
Yarn Total: 160-175 yards

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To Begin: Make a magic circle; CH1.

Round 1: 12SC in MC, join with a SL ST to the top of the first SC. (12)

Round 2: CH1. 2SC in each ST around, join with a SL ST to the top of the first SC. (24)

Round 3: CH1. 3SC in each ST around, join with a SL ST to the top of the first SC. (72)

At this point you should have a very wavy circle. We are now switching to vertical rows, and working them one by one using the stitches from Round 3.

Row 1: CH29, turn. SC in 2nd CH from hook and in each remaining CH; row is complete. Being sure that the wrong side of the circle is facing you (because we turned), SL ST to the base of the CH29, then SL ST to the next ST along Round 3. (28 + 2 SL STS)

Row 2: CH1, turn. Skipping over the CH1 and the 2 SL STS along Round 3, SC in each of the first 22 STS of the previous row. SC in BLO of each of the next 5 STS. SC in both loops of the final ST. (28)

Row 3: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 5 STS. (SK next ST, LBS in next ST) 11 times; row is complete. SL ST in each of the next 2 STS along Round 3. (28 + 2 SL STS)

Row 4: CH1, turn. HDC in each of the first 22 STS. SC in BLO of each of the next 5 STS. SC in both loops of the final ST. (28)

Row 5: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 5 STS. SC in 3rd loop of each of the next 22 STS; row is complete. SL ST in each of the next 2 STS along Round 3. (28 + 2 SL STS)

Row 6: CH1, turn. Skipping over the CH1 and the 2 SL STS along Round 3, SC in each of the first 22 STS of the previous row. SC in BLO of each of the next 5 STS. SC in both loops of the final ST. (28)

Row 7: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 5 STS. (LBS in next ST, SK next ST) 11 times; row is complete. SL ST in each of the next 2 STS along Round 3. (28 + 2 SL STS)

Row 8: CH1, turn. HDC in each of the first 22 STS. SC in BLO of each of the next 5 STS. SC in both loops of the final ST. (28)

Row 9: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 5 STS. SC in 3rd loop of each of the next 22 STS; row is complete. SL ST in each of the next 2 STS along Round 3. (28 + 2 SL STS)

Rows 10-65: Repeat Rows 2-9, in order, 7 more times.

Rows 66-72: Repeat Rows 2-8.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing the seam.

 

Size: Adult Medium / Large

Finished Size: 8.25" tall x 20" around
Yarn Total: 190-210 yards
Note: This size was originally published as the only available.

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To Begin: Make a magic circle; CH1.

Round 1: 14SC in MC, join with a SL ST to the top of the first SC. (14)

Round 2: CH1. 2SC in each ST around, join with a SL ST to the top of the first SC. (28)

Round 3: CH1. 3SC in each ST around, join with a SL ST to the top of the first SC. (84)

At this point you should have a very wavy circle. We are now switching to vertical rows, and working them one by one using the stitches from Round 3.

Row 1: CH29, turn. SC in 2nd CH from hook and in each remaining CH; row is complete. Being sure that the wrong side of the circle is facing you (because we turned), SL ST to the base of the CH29, then SL ST to the next ST along Round 3. (28 + 2 SL STS)

Row 2: CH1, turn. Skipping over the CH1 and the 2 SL STS along Round 3, SC in each of the first 22 STS of the previous row. SC in BLO of each of the next 5 STS. SC in both loops of the final ST. (28)

Row 3: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 5 STS. (SK next ST, LBS in next ST) 11 times; row is complete. SL ST in each of the next 2 STS along Round 3. (28 + 2 SL STS)

Row 4: CH1, turn. HDC in each of the first 22 STS. SC in BLO of each of the next 5 STS. SC in both loops of the final ST. (28)

Row 5: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 5 STS. SC in 3rd loop of each of the next 22 STS; row is complete. SL ST in each of the next 2 STS along Round 3. (28 + 2 SL STS)

Row 6: CH1, turn. Skipping over the CH1 and the 2 SL STS along Round 3, SC in each of the first 22 STS of the previous row. SC in BLO of each of the next 5 STS. SC in both loops of the final ST. (28)

Row 7: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 5 STS. (LBS in next ST, SK next ST) 11 times; row is complete. SL ST in each of the next 2 STS along Round 3. (28 + 2 SL STS)

Row 8: CH1, turn. HDC in each of the first 22 STS. SC in BLO of each of the next 5 STS. SC in both loops of the final ST. (28)

Row 9: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 5 STS. SC in 3rd loop of each of the next 22 STS; row is complete. SL ST in each of the next 2 STS along Round 3. (28 + 2 SL STS)

Rows 10-81: Repeat Rows 2-9, in order, 9 more times

Rows 82-84: Repeat Rows 2-4

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing the seam. 

SEAMING

Turn hat inside out. Close up the magic circle and weave in that end only. Then, thread your yarn needle onto the long finishing tail and sew the first 6 stitches (the ribbed band) together, stitch by stitch. The following photo is a screenshot from the video tutorial:

Once you finish with the ribbed section, sew the rest of the seam up, stitch by stitch, putting your needle through the 3rd loop of the final row of HDCs and across to the corresponding stitch on the other side of the seam. This will ensure that the seam creates a row of visible top loops to match the other 3rd loop rows around the hat. The following photo is a screenshot from the video tutorial, with the 3rd loops highlighted:
 

Weave in your tail and cut off the excess. Attach a pom pom (optional.)

Done! If you're sharing on social media, be sure to hashtag #maliacal and #maliabeanie, and tag me @littlemonkeyscrochet. Hope you enjoyed it!

 

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: I’ve just given birth to my 3rd little monkey, a baby boy named Henry James, on 12/28/16. I may be slow at responding to messages and greatly appreciate your patience during this time of transition. I’m not disappearing, but I may not be able to help you as quickly as you need it. – Rebecca 🙂

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  • Lisa Warren October 25, 2017, 12:06 pm

    I bought the cal bundle and haven’t received an email. I will use the free pattern but hoping to still get the pdf. sorry to bother you, I know your busy with your beautiful baby.

  • Madleyne Blondin October 25, 2017, 9:51 pm

    I also purchased the CAL bundle but have not received an email today. I found the free patterns but I hope to receive the PDF files soon. Thank you.

    • Rebecca October 25, 2017, 10:12 pm

      If you could send me an email at littlemonkeyscrochet@gmail.com, I’d be happy to email them to you. Not sure why some people aren’t getting them!

      Rebecca 🙂

  • Laura October 26, 2017, 10:04 am

    I love all your patterns. They’re my go to tbh. Sometimes I try to branch out, try other designers. But I always end up back with one of yours 😂 lol but really I mostly make for 16-20 yr old girls and they just prefer the more modern looks of your patterns. Can’t wait to make this one!

    • Rebecca October 26, 2017, 10:05 am

      I so appreciate that, because that’s who I’m going for! 🙂 Thank you for the kind words!

  • CRISTY October 26, 2017, 10:13 am

    LADY! YOU ARE CRAZY TALENTED!

    • Rebecca October 26, 2017, 10:14 am

      AWWW! Thank you!!

  • HEIDI October 26, 2017, 12:39 pm

    love your Malia hat pattern, going to make it for my daughter in law, her name is Malia, so it will be perfect. thank you

  • Denice October 26, 2017, 6:38 pm

    Hi
    I love the hat! Could it be made for a 2-3 year old child. How would I reduce my stitch count? Is this appropriate for a little boy?
    Thank you. I look forward to your e-mail.
    Have a great day!

    • Rebecca October 26, 2017, 7:57 pm

      Hi Denise, unfortunately I can’t offer adjustments for sizes that I haven’t published (only because I get so many requests that I would be doing nothing but reworking my patterns) 🙂 I do plan to publish the children’s versions of the hat at some point this season. 🙂

  • Mary October 26, 2017, 7:01 pm

    Thank you….:)

  • Brenda October 27, 2017, 8:03 am

    Rebecca
    God has truly blessed you with a gift to write patterns. As I am crocheting I can’t even fathom how you put the Malia pattern together or any pattern for that matter.
    Thanks for sharing your gift with us.
    This hat is so much fun to make and I love the look.
    May God continue to bless you and yours!!

  • donna October 28, 2017, 9:29 am

    i was searching for a pattern and miraculousy it showed up on my fb page. thanks so much for your free patterns because i am retired and on a very tight budget.

  • Tess October 28, 2017, 1:21 pm

    Hi – I’m on row #7 of the Malia beanie and wanted to verify…when the LBS first appears in row 3, you have us skip a stitch (after the 5 sc in the BLO) before beginning the first LBS. BUT, in row 7 after the 5 sc in the BLO, there isn’t a skipped stitch – you have us start the LBS right after the 5 sc. Is that correct, or should there also be a skipped stitch before the first LBS in this row? Thanks, love this hat already!!

  • Tess October 28, 2017, 1:30 pm

    OMG – Ignore that question — just saw the video and it explains why those rows are different! Thank you!!

    • Rebecca October 28, 2017, 7:05 pm

      No problem! I should probably explain it on the blog post, too.

  • Kaite October 29, 2017, 4:03 pm

    I seriously love the Pom Pom used on this. Where did you get it? 😍

    • Rebecca October 29, 2017, 7:28 pm

      I actually made it 🙂

      • Linda November 24, 2017, 12:00 am

        I just ordered 12 faux fur pompoms in various colors from Amazon for $12. Great price for that package deal.

  • Brenda October 30, 2017, 12:36 pm

    Finished my hat last night it’s beautiful! It’s a little larger but I thought it would be because my gauge was a little larger. I tried to watch my crocheting but t think sometimes I relax and pull loop to high. I still think it’ll work for my granddaughter. Thanks for putting how many rows of beans think that should help a lot of people.
    Thanks again no problems and love the pattern!!!!!!

  • Monica Gandia October 30, 2017, 5:44 pm

    I love this pattern! But I was wondering if there is a yarn I can use instead of Aran weight? This is not easily found where I live. Thanks for the beautiful pattern though!

    • Rebecca October 30, 2017, 9:13 pm

      A lot of people had success with worsted 🙂

  • Karen October 31, 2017, 8:03 am

    Where did you get the leather tag on the hat? Love these as they add such a professional touch! Great pattern as usual!

  • Rosío Llamas November 1, 2017, 10:06 am

    Beautiful! Thank you so much for your tutorials. God bless your family.

  • Caroline Bomford November 1, 2017, 3:27 pm

    Love this hat and i just printed it. I was wondering how you would end it if you were to make this a “messy bun hat”?

  • Diane Becker November 1, 2017, 6:27 pm

    Thank you love the pattern and tutorial made two so for

  • shirley stevenson November 1, 2017, 8:27 pm

    shirley stevenson 11/1/2017

    Hi I just signed up. love your button cowl and beanie.
    looking forward to receiving emails from you, have not received one yet.

  • MARIE REINE WALTZING November 4, 2017, 2:42 pm

    je viens de prendre connaissance de votre poste Malia je suis en amour avec vos modèles j’adore merci.

  • Helene Delorme November 4, 2017, 11:07 pm

    I only have bulky #5 yarn can the patern be adjusted for it? Using the 5.5 hook the hat is way to big. I was thinking of slip stitching in 3 of the ring instead of 2 do you think that would work?

    • Rebecca November 5, 2017, 2:00 pm

      Hi Helene, you could probably find a way to make it work but you’d really be guessing. 🙂

  • Sue B November 5, 2017, 9:59 pm

    Hi Rebecca, I’m struggling with the guage square so hoping you can guide me please. I have tried two different #4 yarns and 3 hook sizes. No matter what i try i end up with a rectangle instead of a square?! My most recent attempt was with a 4.25 hook. My swatch is 4 x 5. What am i doing wrong? I love this pattern! Thank you so much!

    • Rebecca November 6, 2017, 9:28 am

      HI Sue! Is the swatch taller than it is wide? As in, the CH17 is the side that is 4″ and the height is 5″ after you complete the last row?

      • Sue B November 6, 2017, 10:57 am

        Yes, exactly right Rebecca. Ch 17 wide is 4″ but it’s 5″ long. ☹

        • Rebecca November 6, 2017, 11:04 am

          Are you a part of the CAL Facebook group? I posted a video in there addressing this issue: https://www.facebook.com/LittleMonkeysCrochet/videos/1626199474104313/?query=golden%20loop

          I will work on getting it uploaded to YouTube so that those who are not in the group can still view it! 🙂

          • Sue B November 6, 2017, 11:44 am

            Thanks so much Rebecca. I’m not part of that group currently. I really appreciate your help and quick replies. I’ll check out your video. Thanks a ton!

  • Anna November 6, 2017, 5:28 am

    Where Can I purchase the leather tags?
    Thank you

    • Rebecca November 6, 2017, 9:29 am

      Hi Anna! My tags are cork tags by All This Wood on Etsy. Last I heard we had cleaned them out but they were getting more cork in within a few days. 🙂 Here is the link (affiliate): http://tidd.ly/fdb482f5

  • Reginaj November 8, 2017, 8:42 pm

    I didn’t do the gauge swatch and (shocker!) the hat which
    I just finished is huge…but I will wear in anyway and make it again with a smaller hook..

  • Sharon Pardos November 9, 2017, 9:09 pm

    I love your Malia patterns, especially the beanie. Thank you for offering your free pattern. I have made a couple of your crocheted items to sell in my Etsy shop. I see the tag “Yarn+Chai” on a lot of hats, etc. and wanted to know what that is. At first, I thought it was the name of a crocheter, but I’ve seen it a lot lately on various blog sites.
    Thanks for all your great patterns.
    Sharon

  • Ruhan Hossain November 11, 2017, 2:12 pm

    I used the pattern to make your hate and when I was done it came out quite large! But not to fear the added space gave me the idea to change it from a hat to a bag! The pattern is really great and I love the final product

    • Rebecca November 11, 2017, 6:28 pm

      Definitely do a gauge check 🙂

  • Susan November 12, 2017, 1:31 pm

    I made 2 of the cowls and love them, then made a beanie using the hook size and yarn mentioned (did not do the gauge check) but as many stated, it was HUGE! So I ripped out a lot of rows and just seamed it where it would fit. Since the top is wavey, it blended okay. I’d probably use a smaller hook if I make another one. Nice patterns though, thank you! 😊👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    • Rebecca November 12, 2017, 3:07 pm

      I’m glad you like it! Yes, the gauge check is so important. I am also adding a smaller size – it’s on my to do list for tonight. 😉

  • Jeanette November 15, 2017, 10:30 pm

    I’m working on my gauge swatch for the THE MALIA BEANIE. I can get the width using a 5.5 hook but the height is off (too big). Any suggestions?

    • Rebecca November 16, 2017, 5:06 pm

      Look up “Crochet Golden Loop” on YouTube… I have a very short golden loop and that has caused some issues for others working the pattern. 🙂

  • Maureen Chandler November 19, 2017, 3:12 pm

    I just finished the Malia Bealie and it came out beautifully thanks to your excellent video. However, I really wanted this for my six-year old granddaughter and it is too big. Do you have directions that I can make one for her? Please email me so I can get started on it! This is a truly beautiful pattern – thank you so much!!!

    • Rebecca November 19, 2017, 5:42 pm

      I don’t have directions for a 6 year old at this time, I’m sorry. You can always figure out how many fewer inches you want the bottom of the hat to be, and decide how many rows you would need to subtract to get rid of that many inches.

      • Maureen Chandler November 20, 2017, 8:05 am

        Thanks so much for your reply. I am trying it again with #3 yarn and changing to a smaller needle for the ribbing section. I may also try shortening it – I’ll figure it out!! I love your website and your patterns are just wonderful. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! XO

  • Vicki November 20, 2017, 10:49 am

    I love love love the Malia Cowl and Infinity Scarf. Where did you purchase the buttons for them?

    • Rebecca November 20, 2017, 10:56 am

      I believe I found both styles at Joann Fabrics, but it’s possible they could have come from Hobby Lobby. Those are the two places I get my buttons 🙂

  • Edna Siu November 27, 2017, 2:45 am

    thank you so much for the tutorial, it is a very precise and easy to follow. It is my first time here through Pinterest. I am so happy to have found you and your video tutorials.

  • Katie November 29, 2017, 1:30 am

    Hi, I just finished making this beanie and it is super cute! My only question is, is there a way to make the band a bit tighter? I made the adult small version and my gauge came out perfect, but as I finished the hat it wasnt very tight on my head. I’d like to maybe try again if there is a way to get the ribbed section to be tighter… Any ideas??

    • Maureen Chandler November 29, 2017, 6:59 am

      When I made the gauge square, I had to go down a size to a H hook and I used a G hook when I was doing the ribbing – that worked pretty well although I could have even gone down to an F hook. It’s a lovely pattern!!!

    • Rebecca November 29, 2017, 8:06 pm

      Hi Katie! What Maureen said is what others have done. 🙂

      • Katie November 30, 2017, 11:07 pm

        Thank you very much, I will try that!

  • Heather November 29, 2017, 1:08 pm

    I just finished this beanie and made the slouchy version. It’s gorgeous! I love it! Thank you!

  • Michelle December 1, 2017, 2:00 pm

    You should add to the written pattern what the LBS stitch. I had to watch the video to find out. I do not use video patterns and would have never known what that stitch was.

    • Rebecca December 1, 2017, 2:49 pm

      Hi Michelle! It’s up there 🙂 It’s listed in the stitch abbreviations section, and explained in the Special Stitches section.

  • Paula Lagunas December 2, 2017, 3:49 pm

    Hi Rebecca, your Malia hat and cowl designs are so beautiful! I am planning to make both as Christmas gifts for my daughter. I see you made the pompom for the hat. Do you have a tutorial on how to do the pompom? Thanks for the pattern! I am very excited to make both of these patterns!!!

  • AyJay December 3, 2017, 5:18 pm

    This was a beautifully designed pattern and so much fun to do! I have never constructed a hat this way and it was awesome!! Great job and thanks for sharing!! Can’t wait to see what’s next!!

  • Michelle Perkins December 5, 2017, 2:09 pm

    I have hit a wall after I do the first set of 11 of the LBS. It’s says to chain and turn…I should have 28 stitches but I don’t. Any ideas? Thank you

  • Chelsea December 6, 2017, 3:07 pm

    Hi there, I’m new to crocheting so it’s possible I’ve missed something or done something wrong but as you start the repeat sections of 2-9 for the adult beanie, how do you keep doing the required numbers of LBS when the stitches seem to get less and less due to the slip stitches on the magic circle?

    • Rebecca December 6, 2017, 8:28 pm

      Hi Chelsea! You’ll always have the same stitch count for every row. I’m not sure what it is that you’re doing, but I would highly recommend you watch the tutorial video in the post above to find out where you might be going wrong. 🙂

  • Dianne DeByl December 8, 2017, 12:21 am

    Try as I could…..I cannot get the gauge right for the Malia beanie! My test comes out to be 4.5 x 4.5″. I’ve tried going down 2 hook sizes….Can you help or advise a smaller size pattern? Thanks! LOVE this pattern!

    • Maureen Chandler December 8, 2017, 8:47 am

      You could try a #3 yarn which is a little thinner than a #4. That’s what I did for my 6 year old granddaughter and although the hat is a tiny bit big for her, she put it right on and it will be fine. I used the cupcake yarn and it even comes with a pom pom! Good luck – the pattern is just beautiful!

    • Rebecca December 8, 2017, 10:21 am

      Some people who can’t meet gauge are choosing to crochet it flat and cinch it at the end… then you can make it the dimensions you need it to be 🙂

      • Dianne DeByl December 8, 2017, 11:15 am

        I’m sorry: how do I crochet it “flat”? Eliminate the wavy top circle and just do the rows and gather the top shut?

        • Rebecca December 9, 2017, 10:13 am

          Yes 🙂 You’ll want to add probably 4 stitches to make up for the length you lose by eliminating the wavy circle.

      • Jennifer December 13, 2017, 10:44 am

        I crocheted my second hat flat, then cinched it. It worked, and I got a good fit, but the shape was just not as nice as when done with the original pattern. Cinching the hat elongated the shape slightly (as if I were hiding a cone-head, but it still looked good LOL) and it also made the hat stiffer at the top.

        • Rebecca December 13, 2017, 4:51 pm

          Yes… I thought that might happen, which is why I came up with the alternate method in the first place, lol. If I could go back (and perhaps I will when I have time to re-do the video), I would probably write the pattern so that the body of the hat is completed before moving on to the band so that a smaller hook size could be used. 🙂

  • Joanne S December 8, 2017, 8:51 am

    Love your way to crochet
    You Rock Im 64 and you make it easy to follow for us that are a little foggy headed at following a-written pattern i watch and pattens make sense
    Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year to you and yours
    Joanne

  • Jennifer December 12, 2017, 3:47 pm

    Thanks for a great pattern! I have never heard of crocheting in the third loop before, and I feel so knowledgeable now. (Wonder how long that feeling will last LOL.) I love the more contemporary look of this hat. I have made two hats now, one for my 11-year-old and one for me!

  • Sasha December 13, 2017, 10:22 am

    I have never seen a better video tutorial. Clear, easy to follow, perfect. Thank You!

    • Rebecca December 13, 2017, 4:49 pm

      Thank you so much!!