I’m that crocheter who doesn’t knit. And I love the way knitted beanies look. If you know me, you know the majority of my patterns must.have.texture. The more texture the better.
A few weeks ago I was playing around with the extended single crochet stitch and may or may not have created a new stitch. Well, a new to me stitch. At any rate, it gave me all the texture feels as well as a unique pattern that I think is going to be a HUGE hit with beanie lovers and beanie makers all over the world.
The naming of this beanie eluded me until I was looking at one of my favorite views when I visit my cousin who lives on the Vermont / Canadian border. On a clear day, you can see this gorgeous, somewhat craggy mountain… Jay Peak. And if you haven’t noticed, my naming convention this season has been about all the beautiful places in both New Hampshire and Vermont (many of these places are on the way to Vermont!)
Ready to start your Jay Peak Beanie? Here goes!
No part of this pattern may be copied or sold. Please Note: You are welcome to make as many of these as you’d like and sell your finished beanies. If you have a handmade business, I’m wishing you the best success. Handmade is in high demand!
If you choose to share or sell them, please credit the design to me when sharing/selling online. Do not publish or sell this pattern, in part or in full and do not make any video tutorials of this pattern without my permission. If you have any questions, you can reach out to me at on social media here: http://instagram.com/pegnolan and http:// Facebook.com/twistedcrocheter
What you need:
Approximately 110 yards of bulky 5 yarn. You will need 2 colors – approximately 55 yards of each color.
I used Loops and Threads Charisma. For this pattern, Serenity by Premier Yarns also works really well.
SC – single crochet – insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull through into a loop on the hook, yarn over, pull through all two loops on hook.
SC2TOG – single crochet 2 stitches together – insert hook into stitch, yo, pull through stitch, insert hook into next stitch, yo, pull through stitch, (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through all three loops. Decrease made.
ESC – extended single crochet – Insert hook into stitch, yo, pull through stitch, yo, pull through first loop, yo, pull through both loops. ESC made.
V-ESC – extended single crochet in the “V” of the previous stitch below.
ESC2TOG- extended single crochet two together. Insert hook into stitch, yo, insert hook into next stitch, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through last two loops.
SLST- slip stitch
YO – Yarn over
COLOR 1: Foundation round: FSC 40.SLST to join. Be careful not to twist foundation round. Ch 1. See above tutorial for the foundation single crochet stitch.
COLOR 1: Round 2:, ESC (<–click for video tutorial) in first stitch and all the way around. Join with SLST at top of previous Ch 1. Ch 1.
Color 2- round 3: Skip first stitch. Working into the “V” of each ESC from previous round. V-ESC (<— click for video tutorial) in next stitch. V-ESC in skipped stitch. XV-ESC made. * skip next stitch. V-ESC in next stitch. V-ESC in skipped stitch.* repeat from * around. Join. Ch1.