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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Meandering Paw Prints FREE Crochet Beanie Pattern

Two weeks ago I released the Meandering Paw Prints scarf pattern and was inundated with requests for a matching beanie.  There are four sizes, each written in a separate pattern for ease of reading and there is even a PONYTAIL option!!! So here it is!!!!  But first, let me tell you how EXCITED I was to find out how many people were making the scarf to donate the proceeds to help with their local animal rescue!!  I am BEYOND thrilled to know that one little pattern could make such a difference!!!

PLEASE NOTE: The beanie pattern is not a beginner pattern, it is much more difficult than the scarf pattern. If you haven't ever worked in the round you might find it a bit confusing.  Each size is written in it's own pattern because the starting of certain rounds are so different that this made it easier to follow. It was written this way to prevent the join (seam) from falling within the bounds of the paw print. If you are having difficulty with the pattern, you may want to PM me at my Amy B Stitched facebook page. Including pictures can help me to determine where your difficulty may be.  Please be patient while waiting for a response, I work a 30+ hr a week job and work on my patterns during my breaks and free time at home. Thanks for your understanding :)


Find the matching scarf pattern here

We have two little fur babies of our own.  Cici and Brutus.  They filled our hearts when the nest began to empty. Brutus came from a rescue.  He was found wandering the streets and was missing most of the hair from his back due to a skin infection.  And he smelled HORRIBLE when we brought him home.  But he has brought so much JOY to our lives!!! And he is great company for Cici when we are gone to work.

Brutus!! Look at that precious mug!!


Cici!! What a diva she is!!

Nap time cuddles!!
Remember....I am a human and sometimes make mistakes!!  If you find an error with my pattern, please let me know in the comment section and I will try to correct it as soon as possible!!!


This pattern is an Original Design by Amy B Stitched. Feel free to make finished items for profit. And please consider making and donating to your local rescue for fundraising. But please, remember to give credit to me, and link back to my blog www.amysastitchatatime.blogspot.com  
Thank You!!! Amy B


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Amy B

ERRATA: There was a missing * in Round 3 of the Medium beanie pattern. Use of ** in rounds 2-4 of each size has been added to clarify stopping point.

MEANDERING PAW PRINTS BEANIE

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SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

SIZE: Extra Large 21” x 8 ½” (Large 20” x 8”, Medium 17” x 7 ½”, Small 13 ½” x 6”). These are actual measurements. Allow 1-2 inches for stretch when choosing size.

MATERIALS: Size H/7/5.0 mm crochet hook, size G/6/4.5 mm crochet hook, Worsted/4/medium weight yarn approx. 3 oz ( 175 yards), yarn needle.

GAUGE: 14 double crochet = 4 inches, 8 double crochet rows = 4 inches

TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS USED:
FDC – foundation double crochet (full instructions below in NOTE section)
YO – yarn over
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Dc dec – double crochet decrease
Sc dec – single crochet decrease`
Sk – skip
Sp – space
St(s) – stitch (stitches)
Rev Sc – reverse single crochet (also called a crab stitch)

NOTE:
1) Ch 2 at beginning of row does NOT count as a stitch. Your first stitch will be placed in the joining stitch that the ch 2 comes from unless stated otherwise.
2) PONYTAIL OPTION: Stop pattern as indicated. Next row: Ch 1, rev sc around.  Finish off and weave in ends.
3) Foundation Double Crochet: Ch 3, YO, insert hook in 3rd ch from hook, YO, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), YO and draw through 1 loop (1 ch made), [YO and draw through 2 loops] 2 times. (First FDC completed). *YO, insert hook under 2 loops of ch at bottom of st just made, YO and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), YO and draw through 1 loop (1 ch made), [YO and draw through 2 loops] 2 times.  Repeat from * until desired number of FDC completed.
4) Dc in last sk st: Insert the hook into the skipped stitch indicated and continue with your dc in the same manner as the other dc. This binds the two sts together into a cross stitch.





EXTRA LARGE
With size H hook
Rnd 1 (foundation round): Making sure to start with a 6 inch tail, FDC 71.  Sl stitch in top of beg ch 3 to join, be careful to not twist. Bottom of foundation round will be secured together with the tail when you begin the brim. Beg ch 3 is counted as the first stitch in this round. (72)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc 4, * ch 4, sk 2 **, dc 16.  Repeat from * around ending at **. Dc in last 12. Sl st in 1st dc to join. (80)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc 2. * Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 **, dc 12. Repeat from * around ending at **. Dc in last 10.  Sl st in 1st dc to join. (72)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc 3, * ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 6, Ch 4, sk 2 **, dc 6. Repeat from * around ending at **. Dc in last 3. Sl st in first dc to join. (80)
Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc 11. * Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 **, dc 12. Repeat from * around ending at **. Dc in 1. Sl st in first dc to join. (72)
Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc 12. * Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1**, dc 14. Repeat from * around ending at **. Dc 2. Sl st in first dc to join. (72)
Rnd 7-9: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Sl st in 1st dc to join. (72)
Rnd 10: Ch 2, (dc dec, dc 6) around. Sl st in first dc dec to join. (63)
Rnd 11: Ch 2, (dc dec, dc 5) around. Sl st in first dc dec to join. (54)
Rnd 12: Ch 2, (dc dec, dc 4) around. Sl st in first dc dec to join. (45)
Rnd 13: Ch 2, (dc dec, dc 3) around. Sl st in first dc dec to join. (36)
Rnd 14: Ch 2, dc dec around. Sl st in first dc dec to join. (18) FOR PONYTAIL OPTION STOP HERE. Do NOT finish off. Instructions for ponytail option in NOTE section #2.
Rnd 15: Ch 2, dc dec around. Sl st in first dc dec to join. (9) Cut yarn leaving a 10 inch length. Thread onto yarn needle and weave through top of last round and pull closed.  Weave in ends and finish off.
BRIM:  Now is the time to finish off the beginning row using the 6 inch tail you left when you started by stitching the last stitch to the beginning ch 3.
Using size G hook, join yarn with a sl st in the st where you joined the foundation round. If you want a longer slouchy hat, start with Rnd 1.  You can repeat this round as many times as you like to make the hat as slouchy as you want.  If you want a tighter fitting beanie, skip Rnd 1 and simply start at Rnd 2.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Sl st in first dc to join. (72)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, rev sc around.  Finish off and weave in all loose ends.



LARGE
With size H hook
Rnd 1 (foundation round): Making sure to start with a 6 inch tail, FDC 63.  Sl stitch in top of beg ch 3 to join, be careful to not twist. Bottom of foundation round will be secured together with the tail when you begin the brim. Beg ch 3 is counted as the first stitch in this round. (64)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc 4, * ch 4, sk 2 **, dc 14.  Repeat from * around ending at **. Dc in last 10. Sl st in 1st dc to join. (72)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc 2. * Ch 1 sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 **, dc 10. Repeat from * around ending at **. Dc in last 8.  Sl st in 1st dc to join. (64)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc 3, * ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 5, Ch 4, sk 2 **, dc 5. Repeat from * around ending at **. Dc in last 2. Sl st in first dc to join. (72)
Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc 10. * Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 **, dc 10. Repeat from * around ending at **. Sl st in first dc to join. (64)
Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc 11. * Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1**, dc 12. Repeat from * around ending at **. Dc 1. Sl st in first dc to join. (64)
Rnd 7-8: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Sl st in 1st dc to join. (64)
Rnd 9: Ch 2, (dc dec, dc 6) around. Sl st in first dc dec to join. (56)
Rnd 10: Ch 2, (dc dec, dc 5) around. Sl st in first dc dec to join. (48)
Rnd 11: Ch 2, (dc dec, dc 4) around. Sl st in first dc dec to join. (40)
Rnd 12: Ch 2, (dc dec, dc 3) around. Sl st in first dc dec to join. (32)
Rnd 13: Ch 2, dc dec around. Sl st in first dc dec to join. (16) FOR PONYTAIL OPTION STOP HERE. Do NOT finish off. Instructions for ponytail option in NOTE section #2.
Rnd 14: Ch 2, dc dec around. Sl st in first dc dec to join. (8) Cut yarn leaving a 10 inch length. Thread onto yarn needle and weave through top of last round and pull closed.  Weave in ends and finish off.
BRIM:  Now is the time to finish off the beginning row using the 6 inch tail you left when you started started by stitching the last stitch to the beginning ch 3.
Using size G hook, join yarn with a sl st in the st where you joined the foundation round. If you want a longer slouchy hat, start with Rnd 1.  You can repeat this round as many times as you like to make the hat as slouchy as you want.  If you want a tighter fitting beanie, skip Rnd 1 and simply start at Rnd 2.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Sl st in first dc to join. (64)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, rev sc around.  Finish off and weave in all loose ends.



MEDIUM
With size H hook
Rnd 1 (foundation round): Making sure to start with a 6 inch tail, FDC 55. Sl stitch in top of beg ch 3 to join, be careful to not twist. Bottom of foundation round will be secured together with the tail when you begin the brim. Beg ch 3 is counted as the first stitch in this round. (56)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc 2, * ch 4, sk 2 **, dc 12.  Repeat from * around ending at **. Dc in last 10. Sl st in 1st dc to join. (64)
Rnd 3: Ch 4 (count the first stitch that the beg ch 4 comes from as your skipped stitch), *sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 8, ch 1. Repeat from * around.  Sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch 4. (This beg ch 4 is not counted as a stitch for placement in the next round). (56)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc 1 in next ch sp, * ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc  4, Ch 4, sk 2 **, dc  4. Repeat from * around ending at **. Dc in last 3 sts. Sl st in first dc to join. (64)
Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc 7. * Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 **, dc 8. Repeat from * around ending at **. Dc 1. Sl st in first dc to join. (56)
Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc 8. * Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1**, dc 10. Repeat from * around ending at **. Dc 2. Sl st in first dc to join. (56)
Rnd 7: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Sl st in 1st dc to join. (56)
Rnd 8: Ch 2, (dc dec, dc 6) around. Sl st in first dc dec to join. (49)
Rnd 9: Ch 2, (dc dec, dc 5) around. Sl st in first dc dec to join. (42)
Rnd 10: Ch 2, (dc dec, dc 4) around. Sl st in first dc dec to join. (35)
Rnd 11: Ch 2, (dc dec, dc 3) around. Sl st in first dc dec to join. (28)
Rnd 12: Ch 2, dc dec around. Sl st in first dc dec to join. (14) FOR PONYTAIL OPTION STOP HERE. Do NOT finish off. Instructions for ponytail option in NOTE section #2.
Rnd 13: Ch 2, dc dec around. Sl st in first dc dec to join. (7) Cut yarn leaving a 10 inch length. Thread onto yarn needle and weave through top of last round and pull closed.  Weave in ends and finish off.
BRIM:  Now is the time to finish off the beginning row using the 6 inch tail you left when you started started by stitching the last stitch to the beginning ch 3.
Using size G hook, join yarn with a sl st in the st where you joined the foundation round. Ch 1, rev sc around.  Finish off and weave in all loose ends.





SMALL
With size H hook
Rnd 1 (foundation round): Making sure to start with a 6 inch tail, FDC 47.  Sl stitch in top of beg ch 3 to join, be careful to not twist. Bottom of foundation round will be secured together with the tail when you begin the brim. Beg ch 3 is counted as the first stitch in this round. (48)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc 4, * ch 4, sk 2 **, dc 14.  Repeat from * around ending at **. Dc in last 10. Sl st in 1st dc to join. (54)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc 2. * Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 **, dc 10. Repeat from * around ending at **. Dc in last 8.  Sl st in 1st dc to join. (48)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc 3, * ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 5, Ch 4, sk 2 **, dc 5. Repeat from * around ending at **. Dc in last 2. Sl st in first dc to join. (54)
Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc 10. * Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 **, dc 10. Repeat from * around ending at **. Sl st in first dc to join. (48)
Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc 11. * Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1**, dc 12. Repeat from * around ending at **. Dc 1. Sl st in first dc to join. (48)
Rnd 7: Ch 2, (dc dec, dc 6) around. Sl st in first dc dec to join. (42)
Rnd 8: Ch 2, (dc dec, dc 5) around. Sl st in first dc dec to join. (36)
Rnd 9: Ch 2, (dc dec, dc 4) around. Sl st in first dc dec to join. (30)
Rnd 10: Ch 2, (dc dec, dc 3) around. Sl st in first dc dec to join. (24)
Rnd 11: Ch 2, dc dec around. Sl st in first dc dec to join. (12)  Cut yarn leaving a 10 inch length. Thread onto yarn needle and weave through top of last round and pull closed.  Weave in ends and finish off.
BRIM:  Now is the time to finish off the beginning row using the 6 inch tail you left when you started started by stitching the last stitch to the beginning ch 3.
Using size G hook, join yarn with a sl st in the st where you joined the foundation round. Ch 1, rev sc around.  Finish off and weave in all loose ends.