Thick and Toasty HDC Mesh Banded Beanie

This beanie is made with Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn in Hudson Bay

This beanie is made with 5 rows of HDc and ch 1 spaces (to create a mesh like effect) at the center of the hat, using size 6 (super bulky) weight yarn.

Stitches used:

ch- chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

hdc – half double crochet

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

Using size 6 yarn (super bulky) with a N-15 (10 mm) needle to make a large beanie (20 inch circumference and 9 inch high)

Ch 4 and loop to make a magic ring.

Row 1 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row) and then 8 dc into the ring.  Join with sl st to first dc (9 dc)

Row 2 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in the same st as joining, and then 2 dc in each stitch all the way around to end.  Join with sl st to first dc. (18 dc) 

Row 3 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in the next st, then repeat {2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc. (27 dc)

Row 4 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in the next 2 st, then repeat {2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 2 st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc (36 dc)

Row 5 – ch 2 (this counts as your first ddc of this row), dc in each st all the way around.  Join with sl st to first dc (36 dc)

Row 6 ch 2 (this counts as your first hdc of this row), ch 1 and skip the st below, hdc in the next st, {ch 1 and skip the st below, hdc in the next st} all the way around to the end (36 stitches)

Row 7 – ch 3 (this counts as your first ch 1 and hdc of this row), hdc in first ch 1 space below, ch 1 and skip the st below, {hdc in next ch 1 space below, ch 1 and skip the next st below} all the way around to the end (36 stitches)

Row 8 – 10 – repeat Rows 6, 7 and 6 again (36 stitches)

Row 11 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in each st all the way around.  Join with sl st to first dc (36 dc)

Row 12 – ch 1 (this counts as your first sc of the row), sc in each stitch all the way around to the end.  Join with sl st to first sc and fasten off (36 sc)

Happy Crocheting! Wear with HOPE and be warmed by LOVE.

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