Twin Sisters Beanie

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I’ve been a lover of the outdoors for as long as I can remember and this hat is just perfect for the nature lover in your life. When you stitch up this easy and free crochet pattern from Ellie of Hook Yarn Carabiner, you can take the mountains with you wherever you go!

Ellie is the creator of the hashtag #wildyarning, be sure to search it on Instagram and enjoy the photos from all the amazing, nature-loving makers.

 
Photo of guest designer Ellie Price crocheting on top of a mountain

Meet Ellie Price

Ellie is from Bellingham, Washington where she lives with her husband and two leash-trained cats. Ellie recently ended a year of #vanlife, where she discovered the joy of crochet pattern design and, once home again, began a blog to share her new passion. When Ellie is not crocheting, she is mountain biking, rock climbing, mountaineering, skiing, backpacking, paddling, and generally spending time outside in her local community.

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Photo of the Twin Sisters Beanie with hook and yarn
Photo of a woman enjoying the outdoors wearing the crocheted hat

The Twin Sisters Beanie

This soft, chunky, and warm, but lightweight beanie is my favorite fall design yet! I love the ribbing detail that gives it such stretchy and a comfy fit, which is achieved through alternating double crochet and back post double crochet. Plus it looks great on everyone – a wonderfully unisex design. I am especially enthralled with the geometric mountain motif and contrasting yarn colors. Tapestry techniques (use this helpful tutorial if you are new to tapestry crochet, just remember to keep tension on the carry through yarn loose so your hat is not too tight!) will help with sorting the color changes, though the back post double crochet stitches make this style a little tricky!

Photo of a guy wearing the Twin Sisters beanie

Materials

Skill Level

Easy

Sizes/Finished Measurements

This hat comes in three sizes: youth large/adult small (head circumference: 19-20 inches), adult medium (head circumference: 21-22 inches), and adult large (head circumference: 23-24 inches).

Gauge

4″ x 4″ Square = 14 st x 10 rows on size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook in double crochet. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Stitch Abbreviations

  • ch: chain
  • st: stitch
  • dc: double crochet
  • bpdc: back post double crochet
  • fpdc: front post double crochet

Pattern Notes

  • Skill Level: Easy
  • US Terminology¬†
  • Double crochet and back post double crochet rows are alternated to create the unique ribbing look. Each row will have dc or bpdc at the beginning to remind you of which row you are on.
  • Color changes happen in the middle of the rows in this pattern. The color changes are indicated in the written pattern by a new color abbreviation next to the number of stitches in that color; for example g1, w2. G represents the mountain color and w represents the background color.
  • Color charts can be found in the premium pattern available in the 30 Days of Cozy Super Bundle, on Etsy, and on Ravelry. See links, below.
Close up photo of the unfinished hat with hook and yarns

How to Make the Twin Sisters Beanie

HAT TOP

This hat is worked in the round with joining. To achieve an invisible and straight seam, work your first stitch of the next round into the same stitch as your chain and end the round slip stitching into the first stitch of the previous round.

Begin with your background color yarn (w)

Magic Circle

Row 1 (dc): ch 2. 10dc in magic circle. sl st to first st. (10)

Row 2 (dc): ch 2. 2dc in each st around. sl st to first st. (20)

Row 3 (bpdc): ch 2. dc in first st, 2dc in next st. Repeat around. sl st to first st. (30)

Row 4 (dc): ch 2. dc in first 2 st, 2dc in next st. Repeat around, sl st to first st. (40)

Row 5 (bpdc): ch 2. dc in first 3 st, 2dc in next st. Repeat around. sl st to first st. (50) STOP HERE IF MAKING THE YOUTH LARGE/ADULT SMALL SIZE AND SKIP DOWN TO THE YOUTH LARGE/ADULT SMALL MOUNTAIN SECTION. This is the end of the increase section. Make sure your beanie measures ~5 inches across.

Row 6 (dc): ch 2. dc in first 4 st, 2dc in next st. Repeat around, sl st to first st. (60) STOP HERE IF MAKING THE ADULT MEDIUM SIZE AND SKIP DOWN TO THE ADULT MEDIUM MOUNTAIN SECTION. This is the end of the increase section. Make sure your beanie measures ~5.5 inches across. Row 7 (bpdc): ch 2. dc in first 5 st, 2dc in next st. Repeat around. sl st to first st. (70) STOP HERE IF MAKING THE ADULT LARGE SIZE AND SKIP DOWN TO THE ADULT LARGE MOUNTAIN SECTION. This is the end of the increase section. Make sure your beanie measures ~6 inches across

YOUTH LARGE/ADULT SMALL MOUNTAIN SECTION

Continue working in the round with joining.

Row 1 (dc): ch 2. w14, g1, w20, g1, w14 (50)

Row 2 (bpdc): ch 2. w13, g3, w18, g3, w13 (50)

Row 3 (dc): ch 2. w12, g5, w16, g5, w12 (50)

Row 4 (bpdc): ch 2. w11, g7, w14, g7, w11 (50)

Row 5 (dc): ch 2. w10, g9, w12, g9, w10 (50)

Row 6 (bpdc): ch 2. w9, g11, w10, g11, w9 (50)

Row 7 (dc): ch 2. w2, g1, w5, g13, w8, g13, w5, g1, w2 (50)

Row 8 (bpdc): ch 2. w1, g3, w3, g15, w6, g15, w3, g3, w1 (50)

Row 9 (dc): ch 2. g5, w1, g17, w4, g17, w1, g5 (50)

Row 10 (bpdc): ch 2. g24, w2, g24 (50)

Row 11 (dc): ch 2. g50 (50)

Row 12 (bpdc): ch 2. g50 (50)

Row 13 (dc): ch 2. g50 (50)

Row 14-15 (ribbing): ch 2. fpdc in first st, bpdc in next st. Repeat around. Sl st to first st. (50)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

ADULT MEDIUM MOUNTAIN SECTION

Continue working in the round with joining.

Row 1 (bpdc): ch 2. w19, g1, w20, g1, w19. Sl st to first st. (60)

Row 2 (dc): ch 2. w18, g3, w18, g3, w18. Sl st to first st. (60)

Row 3 (bpdc): ch 2. w17, g5, w16, g5, w17. Sl st to first st. (60)

Row 4 (dc): ch 2. w16, g7, w14, g7, w16. Sl st to first st. (60)

Row 5 (bpdc): ch 2. w15, g9, w12, g9, w15. Sl st to first st. (60)

Row 6 (dc): ch 2. w6, g1, w7, g11, w10, g11, w7, g1, w6. Sl st to first st. (60)

Row 7 (bpdc): ch 2. w5, g3, w5, g13, w8, g13, w5, g3, w5. Sl st to first st. (60)

Row 8 (dc): ch 2. w4, g5, w3, g15, w6, g15, w3, g5, w4. Sl st to first st. (60)

Row 9 (bpdc): ch 2. w3, g7, w1, g17, w4, g17, w1, g7, w3. Sl st to first st. (60)

Row 10 (dc): ch 2. w2, g27, w2, g27, w2. Sl st to first st. (60)

Row 11 (bpdc): ch 2. w1, g58, w1. Sl st to first st. (60)

Row 12 (dc): ch 2. g60. Sl st to first st. (60)

Row 13 (bpdc): ch 2. g60. Sl st to first st. (60)

Row 14 (dc): ch 2. g60. Sl st to first st. (60)

Row 15 (bpdc): ch 2. g60. Sl st to first st. (60)

Row 16-17 (ribbing): ch 2. fpdc in first st, bpdc in next st. Repeat around. Sl st to first st. (60)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

ADULT LARGE MOUNTAIN SECTION

Continue working in the round with joining.

Row 1 (dc): ch 2. w24, g1, w20, g1, w24. Sl st to first st. (70)

Row 2 (bpdc): ch 2. w23, g3, w18, g3, w23. Sl st to first st. (70)

Row 3 (dc): ch 2. w22, g5, w16, g5, w22. Sl st to first st. (70)

Row 4 (bpdc): ch 2. w21, g7, w14, g7, w21. Sl st to first st. (70)

Row 5 (dc): ch 2. w20, g9, w12, g9, w20. Sl st to first st. (70)

Row 6 (bpdc): ch 2. w11, g1, w7, g11, w10, g11, w7, g1, w11. Sl st to first st. (70)

Row 7 (dc): ch 2. w10, g3, w5, g13, w8, g13, w5, g3, w10. Sl st to first st. (70)

Row 8 (bpdc): ch 2. w9, g5, w3, g15, w6, g15, w3, g5, w9. Sl st to first st. (70)

Row 9 (dc): ch 2. w8, g7, w1, g17, w4, g17, w1, g7, w8. Sl st to first st. (70)

Row 10 (bpdc): ch 2. w7, g27, w2, g27, w7. Sl st to first st. (70)

Row 11 (dc): ch 2. w6, g58, w6. Sl st to first st. (70)

Row 12 (bpdc): ch 2. w5, g60, w5. Sl st to first st. (70)

Row 13 (dc): ch 2. w4, g62, w4. Sl st to first st. (70)

Row 14 (bpdc): ch 2. w3, g64, w3. Sl st to first st. (70)

Row 15 (dc): ch 2. w2, g66, w2. Sl st to first st. (70)

Row 16 (bpdc): ch 2. w1, g68, w1. Sl st to first st. (70)

Row 17 (dc): ch 2. g70. Sl st to first st. (70)

Row 18-19 (ribbing): ch 2. fpdc in first st, bpdc in next st. Repeat around. Sl st to first st. (70)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Your Twin Sisters Beanie is complete! Get outside and stay warm!

Photo of a woman wearing the FREE crochet beanie pattern while she is in the rocky outdoors

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