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Free Crochet Pattern: The Karlo Beanie

by Kayla K on December 12, 2011

My Christmas gift to my dear readers: a quick-crochet gift for anyone on your list.

If you are scrambling for a last-minute gift, look no further.  I can crank out one of these hats in 45 minutes flat.

I have been working very hard to find the perfect beanie pattern and am in love with this one.  It has a nice feminine slouch without being too athletic.  It fits perfectly without destroying a hairstyle.

Of course, if you are going for a more unisex ski-slope look, simply crochet fewer rows.

Let’s begin!

Karlo Beanie

Supplies: Size “N” crochet hook, bulky yarn.  I crocheted this hat from a recycled sweater but a nice cushy acrylic would be fantastic.

Gauge: 2 hdc= 1″

Ch 3. 6 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Join w sl st to first hdc: 7 hdc. (Ch 2 at beg of rnd counts as first hdc throughout.)

Rnd 1: Ch 2, hdc in same sp. 2 hdc in each hdc around. Join w sl st.: 14 st.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in next st. (Hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) 6 times.  Join w sl st: 21 st.

Rnd 3: Ch 2, hdc in next st. 2 hdc in next st. (Hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next st) 6 times.  Join w sl st: 28 st.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, hdc in next 2 st. 2 hdc in next st. (Hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next st) 6 times.  Join w sl st: 35 st.

Rnd 5: Ch 2, hdc in next 3 st. 2 hdc in next st. (Hdc in next 4 st, 2 hdc in next st) 6 times.  Join w sl st: 42 st.

Rnd 6: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around, join w sl st: 42 st.

Repeat round 6- 11 times.  Tie off.  Weave in ends.

And that is all, my friends!  One Law and Order: SVU marathon on USA and you have a whole family of hats.  Not too much time or money, but a lovely gift nonetheless.

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1 Julie Stewart December 13, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Thanks for sharing this cute pattern. I did a “trial run” and made one up today! Turned out pretty cute, am hoping to have time to make a couple for gifts. Thanks again for all you do, I really enjoy your blog.
Have a Happy and Blessed Holiday Season.

2 Newlyfrugal December 21, 2011 at 10:17 am

How wonderful that you can make so many gifts at such low cost! I am constantly amazed at your creativity and frugality. Keep up the good work! I wish that I were as talented.

3 Practical Parsimony December 21, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Kayla, I put a link to your blog. May I put a picture.

4 Ann December 23, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Great pattern. I was just thinking about making a hat last night and needed a quick pattern this one will certainly be fun and fast to make. I hope to make in a neutral color for a man.

5 karenb July 27, 2012 at 10:01 am

always looking for new hat patterns – hat and scarf is a no-fail gift combo. thanks so much. telling everyone about your site. not a lot of money so we make most gifts for whatever occasion, specializing in baby. thanks agin. have a blessed day. karenb/fredw

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