by Peggy Nolan November 9, 2021 1 Comment

Introducing the Jay Peak Beanie – Free Pattern!

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!)

oooooh…that soft texture! Available and ready to ship!

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 Do not publish or sell this pattern, in part or in full and do not make any video tutorials of this pattern without my permission.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: and http:// 

Santa APPROVED! Not a crocheter? That’s okay! I’ve got you covered with this beanie – and it’s ready to ship!

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.
  • 8.0 mm / L size hook
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Tapestry needle to weave in ends 
  • Pom pom if desired


Gauge & Pattern Notes

  • Gauge: 10 ESC stitches x 9 rounds of (repeating rounds 2&3 in pattern) = 4”
  • Entire beanie is worked in the round.
  • Pattern is worked with two colors. Great for stash busting and scrap stash busting! 
  • Please note where you will be changing colors.
  • Ch 1 at the start of each round does NOT count as a stitch 
  • Please refer to hat sizing chart for circumference and hat height for the size you’re making. (Included with paid pattern)
  • This beanie fits most teens and adult women. Fits 18”-20” circumference. And it’s 8.5” in height. If you need to add width, add FSC in multiples of 2.
  • Read through all instructions before starting.

Stitch Abbreviations & Instructions

  • CH – chain 
  • FSC – foundation single crochet.
  • 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 
  • ST-stitch 
  • YO – Yarn over

Foundation Single Crochet Tutorial

Written Instructions

  • 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. 
  • Color 1- round 4: repeat round 2.
  • Color 2- round 5: repeat round 3.
  • Round 6 – 13: repeat round 2 & 3 (remember to alternate colors!)
  • Color 1- round 14 (decrease) ESC in first stitch. ESC2TOG. *ESC next stitch. ESC2TOG* Repeat from * around. Join. Ch1.
  • Color 2- round 15: repeat round 3. ESC in V of last stitch. Join. Ch1.
  • Color 1- round 16: repeat round 2.
  • Color 1- round 17: SC in V of every ESC of previous round. Join. Ch1.
  • Color 1- round 18: SC in every stitch around. Join. Ch 1.
  • Color 1- round 19 (decrease), SC in first stitch. SC2TOG. *SC in next stitch. SC2TOG*. Repeat from * around.  Join. Fasten off, leave long tail. Cinch top. Add pom pom if desired.

I can’t wait to see your Jay Peak Beanies!

I can’t wait to see what you make! Please be sure to use the hashtag #jaypeakbeanie and #pegstwistedcrochet and tag me @pegnolan in all your sneak peeks on Instagram and Facebook.


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