Thick and Toasty Criss Cross Stripe Beanie

This beanie is made with Lion Brand Hometown yarn in Riverdale Tweed

This beanie is made by alternating rows of criss cross stitch and double crochet in the body of the hat.

Stitches used:

ch- chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

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

sk st – skip stitch 

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

Using size 6 yarn (super bulky) with a N-15 (10 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 9 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 dc of this row), criss cross stitch all the way around.  Join with sl st to first dc.  (36 stitches)

Row 6 – 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.  (36 dc)

Row 7-10 – repeat Rows 5 and 6 (36 stitches)

Row 11 – 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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