Thick and Toasty Granny Stitch on a Throne Beanie (aka the Gracie Beanie) for when the yarn varies…

Sometimes, a Size 6 (super bulky) yarn can feel like a Size 5 (bulky) yarn or vice versa. Here is a variation of our pattern for a Thick and Toasty Gracie Beanie made with either a Size 5 (bulky) yarn or a Size 6 (super bulky) that really should have been labeled a Size 5

This beanie is made with Bernat Softee Chunky twist yarn in Ultraviolet

This beanie is made with stitches of a granny square sitting on top of a chain “throne” in the body of the hat.  My friend Gracie’s nickname was “the Queen”, so this beanie is also known as the “Gracie Beanie” in her honor.

Stitches used:

ch- chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

granny stitch – 3 double crochet in the same space

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

Using size 5 yarn (bulky) with a L- 11 (8 mm) needle to make a large beanie (18-19 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 11 dc into the ring.  Join with sl st to first dc (12 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. (24 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. (36 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 (48 dc)

Row 5 – 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 (48 dc)

Row 6 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), sk 1 stitch, granny stitch in the next stitch, skip 2 stitches, granny stitch in the next stitch, then {skip 2 stitches, granny stitch in the next stitch} all the way around  (48 dc)

Row 7 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), sk 2 stitch and dc in next stitch, ch 2 and then dc in the first skipped dc, then repeat {sk 2 stitch, dc in the next stitch, ch 2, and then dc in the first skipped dc} all the way around. (48 stitches)

Row 8 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), then {granny stitch in each ch 2 space in the row below} all the way around (48 stitches)

Row 9 – 12 – repeat Row 7 and 8  (48 stitches)

Row 13 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in each st all the way around.  Join with sl st to first dc  (48 dc)

Row 14 – 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   (48 sc)

This beanie is made with Isaac Mizrahi Craft yarn in Morningside

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

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