Hats are probably my favorite thing to crochet, and I love how fast and easily the Iris Beanie works up! It’s a perfect combination of cozy and lacy and it has a matching cowl. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
The Iris Stitch for a Lacy Hat
I’m not a huge fan of typical lace, but the Iris stitch is just close enough to make it flowing and feminine. If you like a little more slouch to your hat instead of a beanie, just add a few more rows before you close up the top! Top it off with a yarn or faux fur pom and you have your new favorite winter hat ready to go.
Seven Days of Scarfie Collection #5
This pattern is part of my Seven Days of Scarfie pattern collections. Whether you are new to Seven Days of Scarfie or you have been making along with me every single year; I am so happy you are joining in the fun! Seven Days of Scarfie started on a total whim in 2016, and I have gotten so much positive feedback on the patterns that I just keep going with it every year.
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Crochet a Matching Iris Stitch Beanie and Cowl
I first used this stitch for the Iris Cowl, and this year I decided that the cowl needed a matching hat counterpart. These two projects together would make a beautiful set for yourself or as a gift.
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Iris Beanie - Free Crochet Pattern
- Approx. 150 yards of Lion Brand Scarfie Yarn (‘Pink/Silver’ pictured) or a comparable Category ⅘ yarn. (Find wool-free yarn substitutes here)
- J/6.0mm crochet hook - I love Clover Amour
- Scissors - I always keep these travel scissors in my hook case
- Yarn needle
- (Optional) Faux fur pom or pom pom maker
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- ch: chain
- sl st: slip stitch
- sk: skip
- BLO: back loop only
- SC: single crochet
- DC: double crochet
- HDC2Tog: half double crochet two together
Related Video Tutorials:
How to Crochet SC Ribbing - Right Handed (find the Left Handed version of this tutorial here)
7 sts x 7 rows = 2” square in BLO SC
Length = 9.5”
Width = 8.5”
- The chain stitches at the beginning of each row do not count as a stitch.
Bottom Ribbing - Working in rows
Row 1: SC in the second ch from the hook and SC across (12). Turn
Row 2-60: ch 1, working in BLO, SC across (12). Turn.
When you finish the ribbed band, fold it so that Row 1 and 60 are on top of one another. Working through the back loop of Row 60 and the front loop of Row 1, seam the two rows together by slip stitching across. Do not cut your yarn. Continue on to work in rounds along the “raw” edge of ribbed band.
Top of Beanie - Working in turning rounds
Round 1: ch 1, SC around the top of the band working one stitch per row (60). Attach to first SC of the round with a sl st.
Round 2: ch 2, sk 2, (2 DC, ch 1, 2 DC) in the 3rd st of the round, *sk 4, (2 DC, ch 1, 2 DC), repeat from * 10 more times, sk last two sts. Join to the first st of the round with a sl st. (60)
Round 3-10: ch 2, *(2 DC, ch 1, 2 DC) in the ch 1 space from the previous round, repeat from * 11 more times. Join to the first st of the round with a sl st. (60)
Round 11: ch 1, HDC2Tog around (30). Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.
Tie off leaving a long (approx. 12”) tail of yarn. Using a yarn needle, weave the yarn back and forth through the stitches of Round 11. Pull tight to cinch the top of the hat closed. Make and attach a pom pom if desired. Weave in all ends
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