Blueberry Waffle Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

BlueBerry Waffle Beanie

Thank you for stopping by Jo’s Crafty Hook to take advantage of the BlueBerry Waffle Beanies Free Crochet Pattern!

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There is a story behind the creation of the BlueBerry Waffle Beanie.  I designed a hat 2 years ago for Lion Brand Yarn and their #HatNotHate hat drive called the Blue Seuss Slouchy Hat.  To show my support again this year, I designed the 2 versions of the BlueBerry Waffle Beanie.  Here is what Lion Brand has to say about #HatNotHate:

  “With #HatNotHate Lion Brand Yarn hopes to increase awareness on the impact of bullying has on children, teens and adults by rallying together and crafting blue hats to proudly wear throughout the month of October, National Bullying Prevention Month.  With your help we hope to create a new “craftivist” movement to send the message that bullying in unacceptable.”

My daughter experienced Bullying and seen some of the harsh side effects Bullying can cause.  This is why I feel SO strongly and have been designing Blue Hats to show my support against this cruel behavior.  Because my daughter loves Waffles I decided to design this waffle stitch beanie to show my support.  You will find 2 versions of the BlueBerry Waffle Beanie in this post.  

Send your hats to:

#HATNOTHATE
140 Kero Road
Carlstadt, NJ 07072

Extended Deadline: September 13th

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From August 15, 2021 until September 6, 2021 you can take advantage of my #HatNotHate bundle of crochet patterns for $6!  Retail Value is $16, that’s $10 off!  No Coupon Code needed!

You will get my:

  • Blue Seuss Slouchy Hat
  • BlueBerry Waffle Beanie
  • Rugged Slopes Messy Bun and Beanie
  • Slouchy Puffs Beanie

My Blueberry Waffle Beanie and my Rugged Slopes hat can be made 4 ways each, so this is like getting 10 crochet patterns in 1 bundle!  Visit my Ravlery Store to take advantage of this awesome discount!

Lion Brand’s #HatNotHate campaign asks for blue hats to be donated for kids to wear against Bullying in October!  Find out more about Lion Brand’s #HatNotHate campaign here!

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You can find the Ad-Free PDF crochet pattern for the BlueBerry Waffle Beanie at my Ravelry Store.

BlueBerry Waffle Beanie

Version 1

 

Size Hat Width (Circumference) Hat Height Crown 
0-6 months 12.5” 5” – 5.25” 4” – 4.5”
6-12 months 14.5 5.5” – 6.5” 4.5” – 5”
12-24 months 16.5 6.5” – 6.75” 4.5” – 5”
2-4 years 18.5” 6.75” – 7” 5” – 5.5”
5-10 years 20” 6.75” – 7.5” 5.5” – 6”
Tween/Small Adult 21.5” 7.5” – 8” 6” 6.25”
Medium Adult 22” 23.5” 6.25” – 6.75”
Large Adult 22.5” 8.5” -9” 6.5” – 7”

 

Materials:

US H Crochet Hook/5.0 or 5 mm
US I Crochet Hook/5.5mm
150-400 yards of 4 ply Worsted or Aran Weight Yarn
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Gauge:
US Hook H/5.0 or 5 mm
8 FPDC/BPDC x 5 Rows = 2 inch

Abbreviations:
CH = Chain
Sl St = Slip Stitch
DC = Double Crochet
FDC = Foundation Double Crochet
FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC = Back Post Double Crochet
DC2TOG = Double Crochet 2 Together

Notes:
Ch 3 does count as a DC
Ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch

Video Tutorials:
DC2TOG instructions from YouTube here.
FDC instructions on YouTube here.
FPDC instructions on YouTube here.
BPDC instructions
here.

Special Stitches:
Front Post Double Crochet – Double Crochet going around the Front Post of the DC in the Previous Row.
Back Post Double Crochet – Double Crochet going behind the Front Post of the DC in the Previous Row.
Double Crochet 2 Togetherwhen you double crochet two together, you are taking what were two double crochet stitches and turning them into just one double crochet stitch. This is also known as a decrease.

 

Special Notes: 

  1. Stitch multiple after the band is 3, so if your band is too tight or too loose try going up or down in hook size instead of adjusting stitch count. 
  2. Pattern written for: NB-6mth (6-12 mth, 12-24 mth, 2-4 yrs, 5-10 yrs, Teen/Sm Adult, Med Adult, Lg Adult) 
  3. Brim is worked in the round.
  4. Waffle Stitch is worked as rows.
  5. If Height of Hat is NOT met, Repeat R6-R7 until Height is met.  Remember you will be adding 1.5”-2.5” for Decreasing.
  6. If Height IS Hat IS met, end with R7 repeat, skip the rest of the Rows and go to Decrease Rows.  Remember you will be adding 1.5”-2.5” when decreasing. 
  7. If Height of Hat is NOT met after adding all the Rows, you can use more Decrease Rows below.

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Brim: 

R1:  Fdc 48 (57, 60, 69, 78, 81, 87, 90) join. 

R2: Ch 3, fpdc in the next st *dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.  (48, 57, 60, 69, 78, 87, 90) st 

R3: Ch 2, fpdc in the same st, *dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st* Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.  (48, 57, 60, 69, 78, 81, 87, 90) st

Waffle Stitch:

R4:  Ch 3, dc in same stitch and each stitch around.  sl st to join.

R5:  Ch 3, turn, dc in the next st. *fpdc around the post of the next stitch, dc in the next two st.*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.

R6Ch 3, turn, dc in the next st. Fpdc around the post of the next st, dc in the next 2 st.*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.

Ages 0-6 mth, 6-12 mth, 12-24 mth

R7-R10:  Repeat R5-R6 twice then go to Decrease Rows

Ages 2-4 yrs

R7-R12:  Repeat R5-R6 three times then go to Decrease Rows

Ages 5-10 yrs

R7-14:  Repeat R5-R6 four times then go to Decrease Rows

Tween/Small Adult 

R7-14:  Repeat R5-R6 four times then go to Decrease Rows

Medium Adult 

R7-R16:  Repeat R5-R6 five times and go to Decrease Rows

Large Adult 

R7-R18:  Repeat R5-R6 six times and go to Decrease Rows

Decrease Rows:

R1:  Ch 2, fpdc in the next st, *dc2tog in the next 2 dc, (fpdc in the next st, dc in the next 2 st) twice*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.  turn

R2:  Ch 3, *bpdc in the next st, (dc in the next st, bpdc in the next 2 st) twice.*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.  turn

R3:  Ch 2 *fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st, dc2tog, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next 2 st*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.  turn

R4:  Ch 3, bpdc in the next st, dc in the next st, bpdc in the next st, dc in the next st, bpdc in the next 2 st, *(dc in the next st, bpdc in the next st) twice then dc in the next st, bpdc in the next 2 st*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.  

If you are wanting your Hat to be a Messy Bun do NOT sew the Crown of the Hat closed.  **If Height of Hat is NOT met, please see more Decrease Rows below.

Leave a 6-8” tail for sewing the Crown of the Hat closed.

Sew the crown closed being sure to pull your long tail tight once you’ve reached the 1st st.

Fasten off and weave in ends with Tapestry Needle.       

You can add a Pom Pom if you would like.

 

Extra Decrease Rows

Decrease Rows to meet the Hat’s Height.

R1:  Ch 3 and turn, *dc2tog in the next 2 dc, fpdc.*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.

R2-R4:  Ch 3 and turn.  *dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st .*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.

You can Repeat R2-R4 in continuing to add Height to your Hat.

Leave a 6-8” tail for sewing the Crown of the Hat closed.

Sew the crown of the hat closed being sure to pull long tail tight once you’ve reached the 1st st.

Fasten off and weave in ends with Tapestry Needle.       

You can add a Pom Pom if you would like.

You can make a Messy Bun Version.  See instructions above.

 

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You can find the Ad-Free PDF crochet pattern at my Ravelry Store.

Version 2

Using I Hook

Brim: 

R1:  Fdc 35 ( 38, 44, 50, 56, 62, 68, 74) join. 

R2: Ch 3, fpdc in the next st *dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.  (35, 38, 44, 50, 56, 62, 68, 74) st 

R3-R5:  Repeat the last round (dc in dc and fpdc in fpdc).  sl st to join. (35, 38, 44, 50, 56, 62, 68, 74) st 

Using H Hook

Waffle Stitch:

R6:  Ch 3, dc in the next st and each st around.  sl st to join.

R7:  Ch 3, turn and dc in the next st. *fpdc around the post of the next st, dc the next two st.*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.

R8Ch 3, turn, and dc in the next st.  Fpdc around the post of the next st.  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.

Ages 0-6 mth, 6-12 mth, 12-24 mth

R9-R12:  Repeat R7-R8 twice then go to Decrease Rows

Ages 2-4 yrs

R9-R14:  Repeat R7-R8 three then go to Decrease Rows

Ages 5-10 yrs

R9-16:  Repeat R7-R8 four times then go to Decrease Rows

Tween/Small Adult 

R9-18:  Repeat R7-R8 five times then go to Decrease Rows

Medium Adult 

R9-R20:  Repeat R7-R8 six times and go to Decrease Rows

Large Adult 

R9-R22:  Repeat R7-R8 seven times and go to Decrease Rows

Decrease Rows:

R1:  Ch 3 and turn, *dc2tog in the next 2 dc, fpdc.*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.

R2-R4:  Ch 3 and turn.  *dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st .*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.

If you are wanting your Hat to be a Messy Bun do NOT sew the Crown of the Hat closed. 

**If Height of Hat is NOT met, Repeat R2-R4 until Height is met.**

Leave a 6-8” tail for sewing the Crown of the Hat closed.

Sew the crown of the hat closed being sure to pull long tail tight once you get back to your 1st st.

Fasten off and weave in ends with Tapestry Needle.       

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Check out some of my testers version of the BlueBerry Waffle Beanies.

 

Send your hats to:

#HATNOTHATE
140 Kero Road
Carlstadt, NJ 07072

Extended Deadline: September 13th

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Thank you for stopping by Jo’s Crafty Hook for another FREE crochet pattern!  I hope you show your support for this much needed program by donating the BlueBerry Waffle Beanie to the #hatnothate hat drive.

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Author: Jo Baird

I LOVE to Crochet! I have been Crocheting for over 20 years and this year I decided to turn the love into a business. I still Crochet gifts to show my love, now I sell what I make to spread the LOVE!

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