Simple Striped Beanie

This is the first pattern I have actually taken time to write out. When I first started crocheting I thought, “wow, I will never get to the point where I can make something without a pattern”. I still love working from patterns, but I do from time to time make up things without one. This is a simple little beanie I made one day out of boredom. So I thought I would share it with you. Works up super fast! If you have any questions, please send me a message or comment!

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COLOR CHANGES:

When you get to the last stitch in the row, before completing it you will be changing your color. I recommend watching the video on the following link because I know for me, seeing something makes it that much easier to understand. http://www.allfreecrochet.com/Tutorials/How-to-Color-Change-without-Knots

This hat is very simple and works up super fast! Love it? Please be sure to share my blog and my FB page! Leave me a message! Would love to hear from you!

HOOK Size: I

Hat should measure about 13-14 inches unstretched and from top to bottom 5 to 5.5 inches.

Begin with a ML (magic loop)

With Color A:

Round 1: In ML, make 7 HDC, sl st to join

Round 2: CH 1, 2 HDC in each st around, sl st to join, (14)

Round 3: CH 1, **2 HDC in next, 1 HDC ** repeat around, sl st to join (21)

**Here you will join a new color before you slip stitch to begin round 4. Do not cut yarn as you will bring the new color up with each color change. (See below for instruction on color changes)

With Color B:

Round 4: CH 1, **2 HDC in next, 2 HDC** repeat around, sl st to join (28)

Round 5: CH 1, **2 HDC in next, 3 HDC** repeat around, sl st (color A) to join (35)

Color A:

Round 7: CH 1, ** 2 HDC in next, 4 HDC** repeat around, sl to join (42)

Round 8: CH 1, HDC around, sl st (color B) to join (42)

**for Rounds 9-13 You will REPEAT Round 8, changing colors every 2 rows.

Round 14: CH 1, sc around, join with sl st (42)

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