About The Pop Town Beanie
The design for this beanie "popped" into my head one day while I was working on another crochet project. It features the popcorn stitch which creates a three-dimensional cluster of yarn that looks like popcorn.
I love making popcorn stitches. They give beautiful texture and they are fun to make but creating a beanie with full-on popcorn stitches everywhere was very challenging. I tried working from top to brim and brim to top, but neither approach gave me the look that I was going for. Then voilá, the solution suddenly came to me!
The problem was that the decreasing of the stitches was sacrificing the look of the top of the hat and the increasing of the stitches was messing up the brim. What I decided to do with the beanie was make a straight rectangle first and then close it up at the end.
It turned out exactly as I wanted and it was easier to make! No decreasing or increasing stitches, just 4 simple rows to create this beautiful and unique beanie.
If you want a project that doesn't require you to focus on your count, this will do the trick. After the first few rows, you will create a habit, and muscle memory will carry you on the rest of the way.
- Medium #4 (worsted) yarn
* Vanna's Choice by Lion Brand in Pink (approx. 100g)
*Yarn needle for sewing
*Faux fur pom-pom
CH - chain
SC - single crochet
DC - double crochet
HDC- half double crochet
ST - stitch
SL ST - slip stitch
WS - wrong side
RS - right side
US I/9-5.5 mm Hook
14sts/10rows = 4x4 square in Half Double Crochet
-This hat is worked flat.
-Chain 1 after each row, does not count as a stitch. -HDC in the first HDC always.
- 9 pop stitches in each completed WS row.
This pattern is for Adults.
Head Circumference 22-23.5''
Hat height (to mid-ear) 7.5''
Add or remove rows as needed.
How I do the pop stitch.
Pop stitch - Make 3 DC in the next st. Remove your hook from the last DC and insert it into the top of the first DC. Then re-insert your hook into the loop, and pull through like your doing a slip stitch. Pop stitch will be facing away from you towards the right side.
Row 1: SC in the first st from the hook and in each st across (29) Ch 1, turn. RS
Row 2: *HDC in the next 2 sts, pop in the next (Page 3). Repeat * to across. (9 pops) Ch 1. turn. WS
Row 3: HDC across (29) Ch 1, turn. RS
Row 4: HDC in the next st (same as chain), pop in the next, *HDC in the next 2 sts, pop in the next st. Repeat * and HDC in the last 3 sts. (9 pops) Ch 1, turn. WS
Row 5: HDC across (29) Ch 1, turn. RS
Row 6: *HDC in the next 2 sts, pop in the next (Page 3). Repeat * to across. (9 pops) Ch 1. turn. WS
Row 7: HDC across (29) Ch 1, turn. RS
Row 8: HDC in the next st (same as chain), pop in the next, *HDC in the next 2 sts, pop in the next st. Repeat * and HDC in the last 3 sts. (9 pops) Ch 1, turn. WS
Repeat rows 5,6,7,8 until you reach 19.75'' in length.