Hat not Hate 2021 – Peace and Love Beanie

October is National Bully Prevention month. #hatnothate (https://hatnothate.org/) is an amazing organization that rallies fiber artists around the country to knit and crochet blue hats to be distributed and worn by kids during the month of October. What an amazing sight of blue to combat bullies!

For #hatnothate 2021, we have designed 16 unique beanies for the cause. Here is our Peace and Love beanie – a unique patterns in blue!

This beanie is made with Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Macaw

This beanie is made with rows of V stitches (V for peace) alternating with rows of criss cross stitches (X for love) in the body of the hat.

This beanie has a final height of 8.5-9 inches and a flat circumference of 18, giving it more of a slouch effect than a form fitting beanie.

Stitches used:

ch- chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

crisscross – sk 1 stitch and dc in the next, then dc into the stitch that was skipped

V-stitch – double crochet, ch 1, double crochet into the same stitch

sk st – skip stitch 

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

Using size 4 yarn (medium, worsted weight) and a size K-10.5 (6.5 mm) hook

Ch 4 and loop to make a magic ring.

Row 1 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row) and then 12 dc into the ring.  Join with sl st to first dc (13 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. (26 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. (39 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 (52 dc)

Row 5 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in each st all the way around to the end. Join with sl st to first dc. (52 dc)

Row 6 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), skip next st, V stitch in the next stitch, then repeat  {skip next 2 stitches, V stitch in the next stitch} all the way around to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc (52 stitches)

Row 7 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in each stitch of the row below to the end.  Join with sl st to the first dc.  (52 dc)

Row 8 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), criss cross stitch over the next 2 stitches and repeat the criss cross stitch all the way around to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc.  (52 stitches)

Row 9 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in each stitch of the row below to the end.  Join with sl st to the first dc.  (52 dc)

Row 10-15 – repeat Rows 6-9 and then 6-7 again.  (52 stitches)

Row 16 –  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.  (52 sc)

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

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