Fireside Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern & PDF Download

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The seasons are changing and temps are dropping rapidly. Between you and me, I am not complaining one bit.

This is such a joyous time of year! Not just for me, but for *all* crocheters and knitters alike. We love yarn-ing, and this is what this season is all about.

Whether you’re making for yourself, to gift, or to sell, I’ve got the perfect crochet pattern for you!

I had the inspiration to make this beanie after being sick and in bed rest for three weeks straight. I was lacking the motivation to create something new and get back to work – I honestly didn’t know where to start.

I thought I’d start by doing some swatching. I came across the Floret Stitch and played around with it for a few swatches and I thought….. “yes! I’ll make something with this.”

From my insta stories (@crochetbykarina_)

I decided to use this stitch on a beanie. I wanted to incorporate some ribbing as well… I had an idea to make a perfectly textured beanie. Something that would really stand out when using a single color.

Thus… The Fireside Beanie was born!

She gets her name from my love for the fall season. Beanies, hot cocoa, and chillin’ fireside with your favorite people is what it’s all about. So cozy and beautiful – she’s the epitome of fall.

Alright, grab your materials and a hot cup of joe – it’s time for some stitchin’!

Materials

• Approx 145 yards of size 4 yarn
• J hook (5.75mm)
• Fur pom pom (or yarn pom pom if you prefer)
• Yarn needle
• Scissors

Finished piece measures 8” x 9.5”
Gauge – 6 SC x 6 rows = 2” x 2” square
Difficulty level – intermediate

Stitches & Abbreviations

ST/S – stitch/es
SLST/S – slip stitch/es
CH – chain
SC – single crochet
HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet
Rnd – round
Beg – beginning
INV DEC – invisible decrease
BLO – back loop only
YO – yarn over

Notes

• Written in U.S. terms
• Worked in rows and rounds, pay close attention to the instructions for changes
repeat this sequence
• [repeat this sequence]*this many times
• We will be starting with the brim and work our way up to the top of the beanie

HDC invisible decrease – (working in the 3rd loop only) YO, insert hook in next ST, insert hook in next ST(2 STS total), YO, pull loop through both STS (3 loops on hook). YO, pull through all three loops.

Beginning with the brim

CH 6 + 1 (7)
Row 1: (in BLO) SC in 2nd CH from hook. SC in every ST across. (6)
Row 2-62: CH 1, turn. (in BLO) SC in every ST across. (6)

Joining the brim

Turn (do not CH 1), holding the two short ends together, SLST across, working through both end pieces. This row will be worn on the inside of the beanie to hide the seam.

For the body of the beanie…

Flip the brim right side out, so that the seam is on the “inside” of the beanie. You will now be working in the round unless instructed otherwise.

Rnd 1: CH 2. work 1 HDC in the ends of every row created for the brim. SLST at the top of the beg CH 2 to join. (62)

Rnd 2: CH 2. working in the 3rd loop of the previous round, HDC in each ST around. SLST at the top of beg CH 2 to join. (62)

Rnd 3: CH 2. working in the 3rd loop of the previous round, HDC in each ST around. SLST at the top of beg CH 2 to join. (62)

Rnd 4: turn your work so that you are now facing the inside of the beanie (this round creates the Floret ST). CH 1. DC in next ST. *SLST in next ST, DC in next ST* repeat from *to* until the end of the round, where you will only have 1 ST left. SLST in last ST. SLST in beg CH 1 to join. (62)

Rnd 5: turn your work so that you are once again facing the outside of the beanie. CH 2. HDC in each ST around. SLST at the top of beg CH 2 to join. (62)

Rnd 6: CH 2. working in the 3rd loop of the previous round, HDC in each ST around. SLST at the top of beg CH 2 to join. (62)

Rnd 7: turn your work so that you are now facing the inside of the beanie (this round creates the Floret ST). CH 1. DC in next ST. *SLST in next ST, DC in next ST* repeat from *to* until the end of the round, where you will only have 1 ST left. SLST in last ST. SLST in beg CH 1 to join. (62)

Rnd 8: turn your work so that you are once again facing the outside of the beanie. CH 2. HDC in each ST around. SLST at the top of beg CH 2 to join. (62)

Rnds 9-11: CH 2. working in the 3rd loop of the previous round, HDC in each ST around. SLST at the top of beg CH 2 to join. (62)

Rnd 12: turn your work so that you are now facing the inside of the beanie (this round creates the Floret ST). CH 1. DC in next ST. *SLST in next ST, DC in next ST* repeat from *to* until the end of the round, where you will only have 1 ST left. SLST in last ST. SLST in beg CH 1 to join. (62)

Rnd 13: turn your work so that you are once again facing the outside of the beanie. CH 2. HDC in each ST around. SLST at the top of beg CH 2 to join. (62)

Rnd 14: CH 2. working in the 3rd loop of the previous round, HDC in the next 29 STS, INV DEC. HDC in the next 29 STS, INV DEC. SLST at the top of beg CH 2 to join. (60)

Rnd 15: CH 2. working in the 3rd loop of the previous round, [HDC in the next 8 STS, INV DEC]*6. SLST at the top of beg CH 2 to join. (54)

Rnd 16: CH 2. working in the 3rd loop of the previous round, [HDC in the next 4 STS, INV DEC]*9. SLST at the top of beg CH 2 to join. (45)

Rnd 17: CH 2. working in the 3rd loop of the previous round, [HDC in the next 3 STS, INV DEC]*9. SLST at the top of beg CH 2 to join. (36)

Rnd 18: CH 2. working in the 3rd loop of the previous round, [HDC in the next 2 STS, INV DEC]*9. SLST at the top of beg CH 2 to join. (27)

Rnd 19: CH 2. working in the 3rd loop of the previous round, [HDC in the next ST, INV DEC]*9. SLST at the top of beg CH 2 to join. (18)

Rnd 20: CH 2. working in the 3rd loop of the previous round, INV DEC in each ST around. SLST at the top of beg CH 2 to join. (9)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for finishing.

Whip stitch in every ST made in the last round. When you finish your last whip stitch, pull tightly to close off the opening. Secure by tying a few knots (I like to do three).

Weave in all ends and attach the pom pom to the top of the beanie to finish.

You are now ready to hang out – fireside.

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xoxo,

Karina