Smooth and Shiny V stitch Striped Beanie

This beanie is made with Lion Brand Heartland yarn in Yellowstone.

This beanie is made by alternating rows of V stitches and double crochet in the body of the hat.

Stitches used:

ch- chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

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

sk st – skip stitch 

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

Hat Sizes:

X-small – 8” long and 17” flat circumference

Small – 8” long and 18” flat circumference

Medium – 8.5” long and 19” flat circumference

Large – 8.5” long and 20” flat circumference

Using size 4 yarn (worsted or medium weight yarn) with a K-10.5 (6.5 mm) needle.  

Follow sizing by color – x-small, small, medium, large

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 (12,13,14)  dc into the ring.  Join with sl st to first dc (12,13,14,15 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, 26, 28, 30 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, 39, 42, 45 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, 52, 56, 60 dc)

Row 5 – 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, 52, 56, 60 dc)

Row 6 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), sk next st, V stitch in next st, then repeat {sk next 2 stitches, V stitch in the next st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc.  (48, 52, 56, 60 stitches)

Row 7 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), V stitch into ch 1 space of the V stitch in the row below and repeat {V stitch into the ch 1 space of the V stitch in the row below} to the end.  Join with sl st to the first dc.  (48, 52, 56, 60 stitches)

Row 8 -13 – repeat Rows 5-7  (48, 52, 56, 60 stitches)

Row 14 (only for XS and S) and Row 15 (for M and L) –  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.  (48, 52, 56, 60 dc)

Row 15 (for XS and S) or Row 16 (for M and L) – 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, 52, 56, 60 sc)

TIP:  Have extra spaces due to sizing?  Fill them with dc in each space.  Just make sure you keep the total number of stitches consistent for each round to maintain sizing.

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

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