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Rising Hope Beanie, Free Crochet Pattern

Sometimes when you’re in a dark place, you tend to think you have been buried; what if you’ve been planted? — Mindfully Glam

Wearing the Rising Hope Beanie

When, I was young my only dream was to be in the medical field. Being a nurse or a doctor was my only passion, I ever wanted to accomplish and become. A care taker was what blinded me. It was the only thing I wanted, it literally was in my blood, and tired fighting for it.

When, I was in middle school, I had this teacher tell me, “you are never going to achieve anything in your life, you just need to quit while you are ahead, your dreams are going to be nothing.” For the longest time this is what was embedded in my brain. I couldn’t let it go nor let it become me, because it did.

I ended up proving myself and my teacher wrong. It was what I wanted to do four the longest time. Graduated high school and even after 3yrs of my graduation, I even went to college. A moment that I am forever happy for and proud to have done. A moment I saw the light and path, that was for me.

It made me see that there was a light at the end of tunnel for me. I was in college for 3yrs, I got my CNA (certified nursing assistant), it was the best feeling in the world to see I accomplished something and pass on my love of life to other people.

I was a proud CNA for 2.5yrs and it was the only thing that made me happy in this life. That changed in 2016, my life and path changed. I let that piece of me go. It was the absolutely hardest for me to do. But, again there was another light in my tunnel that made me see another path in this life of mine.

It was a couple days after Thanksgiving of 2016, that I picked up my first hook and a ball of precious yarn. If you could what I made it was something else, but with the practice and teaching myself patience, I can say I love what I do and what I make. It was the best change I made for my life. I haven’t stopped since.

In the beginning of March 2017, is when I started MM_Crochet17. It was a tough start trying every turn I can make to get my name out there to people. I just never gave up and kept pushing myself to where I am today. Being apart of an amazing community of designers, which inspire me each day.

All the inspiration I have witnessed, this Beanie was brought forth for me like a phoenix rising from the ashes to be reborn. To rise and conquer my dreams for this journey I am on.

Inspiration

I made this beanie as a contribute to my life. That there is always hope and you have to believe in yourself, no matter what life throws in your journey. If things don’t work out, you stumble, and you get told “NO”, just remember it’s just a sign that it wasn’t your time at that moment, don’t let it stop you. Those are the things I think about every time my eyes meet with this beanie, you have to Keep Rising Hope and keep going. There is still Hope. There is still a chance for you, brush it off, now it just means you have to work harder for the next opportunity. This isn’t the end of my journey, I will get my time, but this beanie gives me this Hope I need to understand.

Where The Name Came From

I posted a picture, as a way to help me name this pattern, nothing was coming forth. A handful of people helped and came up with some names that were amazing, but one I saw just stood out from @ryanparkerdesigns

I just couldn’t pass this name up, the perfect piece to fit my own puzzle.

The Yarn

Trying many possibilities. Looking over so many types in my stash, but I just couldn’t decide what to use. After, a day went by, I got to thinking, I need to keep more on the neutral side, than for me trying to make it pop. So, I grabbed my Red Heart Yarn Super Saver in White and Ombré in Anthracite and the colors just flowed through my vision. My color pallet was decided to design this pattern in the neutral state. The fiber choice for this pattern works best with Worsted Weight #4 yarn.

My Testers

I had some really amazing testers that brought this design more alive. They took this pattern to the next level, to help get where it is. I couldn’t have done without their skills, knowledge and expertise. So…. my thanks is to them.

@handmadeyarnmama
@creationsmisfit
@mychele.makes
@chuyabelle
@kmendlar
@mm_crochet17

Pattern

Purchase Printable PDF on Raverly 👈🏻 here

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me, I am here to help you out in any way I can. You can email me at mm.crochet17@gmail.com it’s the best way to reach out to me.

Continue on reading to the Free Pattern 👇🏻

Deets on the Pattern

Difficulty Level

Advanced Beginner➕

Measurements

W: 8” H: 9”

Size

Adult Size only

Gauge

Since… I used measurements gauge isn’t a crucial step here. Brim: 17” wide and 2” high, before seaming it together. Final Measurements for Beanie: 8” wide and 9” high (with Pompom).

Hooks

Brim: H/8 (5.0mm)

Body: K (6.5mm) or L/8 (8.0mm)

Dec Rows: I/9 (5.5mm)

Yarn

Worsted Weight #4 ~ 133-250yds ~ 2 or 3 different colors to capture the look of the stitches and textures. (You may use any type of yarn in the same weight.)

Other Materials Required

  • Stitch Marker (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Tapestry Needle (weaving in ends and cinching)
  • Yarn or Faux Fur Pompom (optional)
  • Product Tag (optional)

Pattern Notes

US Crochet Terminology. (Please don’t translate into any other language without contacting me first to do so.)

The ch’s at the beginning of the row, don’t count as stitches. Also, ch3’s don’t count as stitches.

This pattern is worked from starting with the brim, body and then decrease rows, finally cinching top closed.

The brim is worked in rows by ch’ing and turning, before beginning the next row.

The DC (double crochet) for the first three stitches and last three stitches, are worked in the stitches and also around the ch3’s. While the rest of the double crochet’s of the row are worked into the ch3 space, not going into the stitches of the previous row.

Abbreviations/Stitches Used

  • Ch: chain
  • R: row
  • H: height
  • W: width
  • SC: single crochet
  • DC: double crochet
  • EXSC: extended single crochet
  • Dec: decrease
  • BLO: back loop only
  • SK: skip
  • **: to be repeated
  • YO: yarn over
  • FO: fasten off

Special Stitches

ExSC (extended single crochet): this stitch is completed just like that of the single crochet, the only difference is when this stitch is placed you will just pull up a little bit on your hook and yarn, to get that height. This stitch is also worked in each single crochet’s of previous rows.

Dec (decrease): there are several ways to make a decrease, the one I am going to explain here will simply be your traditional decrease. To begin, insert your hook into indicated stitch, yo, pull up a loop, 2 loops on your hook, insert hook into next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, 3 loops on your hook, yo, pull through all 3 loops to complete your decrease.

Now Let’s Dive Right In…

Brim

Starting with your H (5.0mm) and ch8.

R1: sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in the remaining four ch’s. Ch1 and turn. (7)

R2: sc in the first stitch, sc in the BLO of the next 5ch’s, sc in the last stitch. Ch1 and turn. (7)

R3-65: repeat R2. (7)

After completing your last row, bring both ends together, simply slip stitch them together, and turn inside out (so your seam is on the inside). Your brim should measure 17” wide and 2” high.

How your brim should look!!

Body Of Beanie

Change to your K(6.5mm) hook.

R1: ch1, sc in each stitch evenly across the top of the brim, change to your second color, slip stitch to first stitch to join. (65)

How Brim and Row 1 should look

R2: ch1, sc in first stitch, sk next 3stitches, ch3, *sc in next stitch, sk next 3stitches, ch3,* sc in the last stitch, change to primary color, slip stitch to first stitch to join. (65)

How Row 2 should look when completed

R3: ch2, sk first stitch, dc in the next 3stitches and around the ch3 from previous row, *sk the sc from previous row, dc in the next 3stitches and around the ch3 from previous row,* sk the 2nd to last sc, dc in the last 3stitches and around the ch3 from previous row, sk last sc, change to second color, slip stitch to first stitch to join. (65)

How Row 3 should look when completed

R4: ch1, *ExSc in sk stitch from previous row, sk next 3stitches, ch3,* ExSc in the last stitch from previous row, change to primary color, slip stitch to first to join. (65)

How Row 4 should look when completed

R5: ch2, sk first stitch, dc in the next 3stitches and around the ch3 from previous row, *sk the sc from previous row, place 3dc’s in the ch3 space,* sk the 2nd to last sc, dc in the last 3stitches and around the ch3 from previous row, sk last sc, change to second color, slip stitch to first stitch to join. (65)

How Row 5 should look when completed

R6-17: Repeat rows 4&5. (65)

Brim-R17…. how it should look, with your K hook
Brim-R7….. how it should look with using your L hook

R18: ch1, ExSc in the first stitch from previous row, sc in the next 3stitches, *ExSc in the next stitch from previous row, sc in the next 3stitches,* ExSc in the last stitch from previous row, change to primary color (FO second color), slip stitch to first stitch to join. (65)

Decrease Rows

Change to your I/9 (5.5mm) Hook

R19: ch1, sc in each stitch, slip stitch to first stitch to join. (65)

R20: ch1, *sc in the next 3stitches, dec,* slip stitch to first to join. (52)

R21: ch1, *sc in the next 2stitches, dec,* slip stitch to first to join. (39)

R22: ch1, *sc in the next stitch, dec,* slip stitch to first stitch to join. (26)

R23: ch1, sc in each stitch, slip stitch to first stitch to join. (26)

FO and leave a long tail for cinching your beanie closed.

Cinching Up Your Beanie

You will be weaving in and out of each stitch. Once you get to end, begin pulling your yarn tight (not so tight that you don’t break your yarn, like I did), then simply tie a several knots to secure it. Weave in your ends and she is completed. At this point, you may add a Yarn or Faux Fur Pompom, it’s your choice.

Final Picture when completed with K hook and Faux Fur Pompom
Final Picture when completed with L hook and yarn Pompom

You’re all done. I just want to thank you for taking the time and stopping by to make this Beanie. Your support and love, that you have for this craft is very appreciated and means everything to me, just to keep my inspiration alive and thriving, to keep creating for all of you. Again, Thank You.

Much Love XOXO: Colt Tryon (MM_Crochet17)

Make sure you Pin This For Later, and if you make one I would love to see it, by tagging me on Instagram @mm_crochet17 using #risinghopebeanie and #mandmcrochet. I honestly can’t wait to see your Rising Hope Beanies and to share your work with everyone.

❤️❤️❤️

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Jagged Ridge Beanie, Free Crochet Pattern, MM_Crochet17

“When thinking about life, remember this: No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of anxiety can change the future.” – Unknown

When, I was looking at designing this beanie, I had another envisioning was going for, but that idea went to the waste side and made me sad. It was that moment, when, I was cruising on Pinterest, at that moment that lightbulb clicked over and she was being born.

These are the moments that cease my heart into the creativeness that runs rapidly. These are the insistence’s that keep me alive. These are the moments that make me happy to be apart of an amazing community. These are the moments that make me happy to be a crocheter and a designer. These are the moments of seeing many people love what comes forth in my art.

©️MM_Crochet17 Jagged Ridge Beanie

A moment and a picture can change what I love, to make my hands keep going forth into the light.

With a little picture can make something and produce a design that wasn’t there before. We are all creative people, but we have to these depths to make them alive, maybe with a different outlook to what we call life. Sometimes just sometimes, life can be that turn that you need.

Life is just mysterious in how it works, thinks and acts. You have to be willing to make that effort. Halfway is all you life ask, before those footsteps fade into dust. Sometimes it’s gone before we knew it was there the whole time. Your effort is the price. Your effort is the key to making it out, because you have to know you’re not alone anymore in the fight, there is hope and time.

©️MM_Crochet17 Jagged Ridge Beanie

This design, as you can see, opened my eyes, to what we call life. Made me think, it’s time to reach out my hand. Letting people know that there is more to life, then me. This design keeps opening my eyes, every time I take a peer at it, shaping me back to my center core. Opening my heart and mind, letting me know there is more to life then myself.

Now, let’s get into making your own opening eyes to life beanie: Jagged Ridge Beanie.

Notes

This pattern is written in US Crochet Terminology.

The ch’s at the beginning of rows, don’t count as stitches.

The stitches use the concept of the Basket Weave Stitch.

This beanie is worked from the bottom up. Starting with the brim, doing a series of dec rows and cinching the top closed.

The stitch is created in a 3 row process, using Back Post Double Crochet and Front Post Double Crochet.

Hook

Brim: H/8 (5.0mm)

Body: K (6.5mm)

Yarn

Recommended yarn is worsted weight #4 of any kind.

Rest of Materials Needed

Scissors

Tape Measure

Yarn Needle

Stitch Marker (optional)

Yarn or Faux Fur Pompom (optional)

Measurements

H: 8.5” W: 8.5”

Abbreviations/Stitches Used

Ch: chain

SC: single crochet

DC: double crochet

FPDC: front post double crochet

BPDC: back post double crochet

R: row

H: height

W: width

FLO: front loop only

Dec: decrease

(): Stitch count

**: repeat

FO: fasten off

YO: yarn over

Special Stitches

FPDC: to begin, yo, going front from the previous row going behind the post (going right to left), yo, pull up a loop, 3 loops on your hook, yo, pull through first 2 loops, yo, pull through last 2 loops. Front post double crochet completed.

BPDC: to begin, yo, going behind from the previous row in front of the post (going right to left), yo, pull up a loop, 3 loops on the hook, yo, pull through first 2 loops, yo, pull through last 2 loops. Back Post Double Crochet completed.

Brim:

Using your 5.0mm hook and Ch7

R1: in second ch from hook sc and in the next 5 stitches. Ch1 and turn. (6)

R2: ch1, sc in first stitch, sc in the FL of the next four stitches, sc in the last stitch. Ch1 and turn. (6)

Repeat R2 until you have a total of 60 rows. Here you will take both ends and slip stitch them together. Turn inside out where seam is on the inside.

Body of Beanie

Switch to your K (6.5mm) hook.

R1: ch1, sc in each stitch across the brim. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (60)

R2: ch2, dc in each stitch. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (60)

R3: ch2, *FPDC around the next 3 stitches, BPDC around the next 3 stitches,* slip stitch to first stitch to join. (60)

R4-5: repeat r3. (60)

R6: ch2, *BPDC around the next 3 stitches, FPDC around the next 3 stitches,* slip stitch to first stitch to join. (60)

R7-8: repeat r6. (60)

R9: ch2, *FPDC around the next 3 stitches, BPDC around the next 3 stitches,* slip stitch to first stitch to join. (60)

R10-11: repeat r9. (60)

R12: ch2, *BPDC around the next 3 stitches, FPDC around the next 3 stitches,* slip stitch to first stitch to join. (60)

R13-14: repeat r12. (60)

R15: ch2, *FPDC around the next 3 stitches, BPDC around the next 3 stitches,* slip stitch to first to join. (60)

R16-17: repeat r15. (60)

R18: ch1, *sc in the next 3 stitches, dec,* slip stitch to first stitch to join. (48)

R19: ch1, *sc in the next 2 stitches, dec,* slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R20: ch1, *sc in next stitch, dec,* slip stitch to first to join. (24)

FO and leave a long tail for cinching up the top of your beanie.

Cinching Up Your Beanie

Start weaving in and out every second stitch. Pull yarn tight, to close the top of your beanie. Secure it with a knot and weave in your ends. You can top your beanie with Faux Fur Beanie or a yarn pompom.

Your newest beanie is completed. Ready for the wild world to see it. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and make this beanie. Your support is greatly appreciated.

XoXoXoXoXo—MM_Crochet17

Please Note: This pattern is for personal use only. The content and pictures contained within this pattern belong to MM_Crochet17. You’re more than welcome to sell your finished piece, but I do encourage you to link back to my website (www.mm-crochet17.com). Use #mandmcrochet and #jaggedridgebeanie when sharing your work on social media. If any questions or concerns may come up, please don’t hesitate to contact me, I am here to help.

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Strike Threw Snowcapped Earwarmer/Cowl/Beanie, Free Crohet Pattern, MM_Crochet17

©️2020 MM_Crochet17, wearing The Beanie

”No One is you and that is your power.”

Shanna Skidmore

When you think that something wouldn’t work, but after many tries, the envision finally took place. I just wasn’t going to give up on this, not at all. Many rip it’s and rip it’s ran through this yarn. It’s just like life, when something doesn’t work and you think you have failed yourself, never give up, because trust me it’s there. Put it aside for the time being and pick it back up the day after. Trust me it will work.

If you know me the one things I am a sucker for are super chunky yarn, big hooks, and puffed stitches. They bring out the joy and happiness in my life. It makes me drool and wanting more. This yarn from Lion Brand Yarn in Hometown USA, was the perfect fit for this design and I couldn’t resist it, but you can use any super bulky #6 yarn that you have been eying. Plus, when I found my N hook from Boye Yarn Crafts my heart was in love at first sight. These two pairings are a dream come true. They make items that are super comfy, warm and squishy items, that just make my world a happy place.

I like big hooks and can’t lie. I like big yarn and I can’t lie. I like big puffy stitches and I can’t lie. These three sentences are all that go through my head, when I get to pick them up and work with them. It just makes me chuckle, while my husband just gives me a weird look each and every time. I look back and say, “What?” He tells, “I just love seeing you this happy with whatever you do.”

If you love super fast projects that work up quick, then you are going to enjoy making this. I wanted to incorporate stitches that were simple and easy to work. The single crochet is my best friend, as you can see it’s just a dream to work, as there isn’t much required knowledge. I then decided to add a little texture, by going into the back loop in the next two rows, to give the effect of a strike through. Which, gave its name.

When it came time doing my puff stitches, I wanted a little twist. Instead of doing the traditional puff with a ch1 to close it, I don’t close the stitch, as it groups each together. It just makes it easier for you to go into the stitch, plus gave it a more definite texture that speaks to me. Always love taking a twist and spin just to play on the textures.

One more thing to add before we get to the deets, this free crochet pattern comes as three patterns in one. Who doesn’t like that? I love it so much when this happens.

Difficulty/Skill Level

Beginner +

Yarn

Lion Brand Yarn Hometown #6 Super Bulky Yarn or any other comparable to recommended. (Beanie/Cowl ~100yds or 2 skeins) (Ear Warmer ~ 60yds or 1 skein)

Supplies/Materials

Hook: Boye Yarn Crafts N/15-10.00mm

Scissors

Tape Measure

Stitch Marker (optional)

Large Eyed Needle (for weaving in ends)

Yarn/Faux Fur Pompom (for beanie, optional)

Abbreviations/Stitches Used

Ch: chain

SC: single crochet

SCFCH: single crochet foundation chain

BLO: back loop only

R: row

PS: Puff Stitch

YO: Yarn Over

FO: Fasten Off

**: repeat

W: Width

H: Height

Special Stitches

Puff Stitch: yo, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo, pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook, yo, insert hook back into same stitch, yo, pull up a loop, 5 loops on your hook, yo, pull through all 5 loops, DON’T CH1, repeat.

SCFCH press here to watch a video from http://www.glamour-4-you.com, this really helped me for getting the hang of the foundation ch.

Measurements

Ear warmer: W-9″ H-4″

Cowl/Beanie: W-9.25″(second puff row) H-9″

Additional Notes

US crochet terminology used.

Ch’s don’t count as a stitch.

In the pattern below I have included three ways you can enjoy this pattern, just to have a little versatility to enjoy it.

If you aren’t comfortable with doing the SCFCH, you are more than welcome to ch36, join ch to the first ch (making sure you have no twist), ch1 and sc in same stitch and repeat across. Join to first stitch and carry on with r2 of the pattern.

Pattern

R1: 36SCFCH and join together.

R2: ch1, sc in the blo same stitch and each blo of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R3: repeat r2. (36)

R4: ch2, puff in the same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R5: ch1, sc in the same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R6: ch1, sc in blo the same stitch and each blo of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R7: repeat r6. (36)

Here you can FO if you could like to have it as an ear warmer or continue onto the Cowl or Beanie.

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Rows 1-5
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Ear Warmer Pattern

R8: ch2, puff in the same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R9: ch1, sc in the same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R10: ch1, sc in the blo of same stitch and each blo of next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R11: repeat r10. (36)

R12: ch2, puff in same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R13: ch1, sc in same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R14: ch1, sc in the blo of same stitch and each blo of next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R15: repeat r14. (36)

R16: ch1, sc in the same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

Here you may FO and weave in ends to leave it as a cowl, or you may carry onto the last instruction to make the beanie.

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Cowl Pattern
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Cowl Pattern

For making the Beanie, FO and leave a long tail for cinching the top closed. Now, grab your large eyed needle and thread it with the long tail still attached to your hat. You will be weaving your needle in and out every other front loop, when you get to the beginning, pull your yarn tight closing the top of your beanie. Tie a knot to secure it and weave in your ends. Here you may attach any kind of pompom you would like or you can leave it as is.

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Beanie Pattern

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and make this new addition. I really hoped you enjoy it and can’t wait to see what you come up with. Your support and love is really appreciative.

XOXOXO —MM_Crochet17

Please Note

This pattern is for personal use only. Please don’t copy or paste, resell, claim, or recreate any portion of this pattern, in full or sections as it belongs to me. Please don’t use, resell, recreate, or claim any picture as your own, as they belong to me. You may sell what you make from this pattern, but I encourage you to credit back to me as the pattern designer, by tagging my website (mm-crochet17.com), tagging me on social media by using @mm_crochet17 and #mandmcrochet on Instagram, on Facebook @MandM-Crochet.