Lunar New Year Firecracker Beanie

Stitches used:

ch- chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

hdc – half double crochet

sk st – skip stitch

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

Using size 4 yarn (worsted or medium weight yarn) with a J-10 (6.0 mm) needle in YELLOW or the color of your choice.

BEANIE (7” high and 15” flat diameter)

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 3 st, then repeat {2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 4 st, 2 dc in the next st dc in the next 3 st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc (44 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. (44 dc)

Row 6-11 – repeat row 5  (44 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 st to the first sc and fasten off.  (44 sc)

FIRECRACKERS (Make 2 in RED)

Ch 4 

Row 1 – ch 1, sc in 2nd ch from loop, sc in the next 2 ch.  (3 sc)

Row 2 – ch 1, TURN to build this row on top of the row below, sc in the next 3 st.  (3 sc)

Row 3-6 – repeat Row 2.  Fasten off at the end of Row 6, leaving a long tail for sewing.  (3 sc)

Center Fortune

Ch 5 in RED

Row 1 – ch 1, sc in 2nd ch from loop, sc in the next 3 ch.  (4 sc)

Row 2 – ch 1, TURN to build this row on top of the row below, sc in the next 4 st.  (4 sc)

Row 3-5 – repeat Row 2  (4 sc)

Row 6 – change to YELLOW, ch 1 and work all the way around the square piece built from Rows 1-5, 3 sc in the first st (corner st), sc in the next 3 st, then {3 sc in the next st, sc in the next 3 st} all the way around.  Join with sl st to the first sc.  (24 sc)

Row 7 – change to RED, ch 1 and work all the way around the square piece built from Rows 1-6, 3 sc in the first st (corner st), sc in the next 4 st, then {3 sc in the next st, sc in the next 3 st} all the way around.  Join with sl st to the first sc, fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.  (28 sc)

Putting it together:

  • Sew Center Fortune at the middle of beanie over Rows 5-10 as a diamond shape
  • Sew Firecrackers, one on each side of the Center Fortune, between Rows 7-10
  • Embroider sparkle of the firecracker with either a gray or sparkle yarn
  • Puffy Pain the Chinese character “FU” (meaning fortune or good luck) over Rows 1-5 of the Center Fortune piece

Happy Crocheting!  Wear with HOPE and be warmed by LOVE

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