Summer Snowball Beanie, Free Crochet Pattern, By MM_Crochet17

©️2020 MM_Crochet17

”Productivity is how you run away from yourself. Creativity is how you become yourself.”

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The past 2 days, sitting on the couch, a big debate started roaming around my head. Should I or not put this pattern here on my blog, and drop the price in my shop. It was the biggest twilight idea that went off, I did it and I feel so honored to be bringing you this pattern.

This last summer, My husband and I, took an adventure to go to my family reunion which is up in Northern Wyoming where I was born and raised. My husband has never gotten the opportunity to see my hometown. While we were up there, he also got to meet my mother side of the family at a family reunion, so that was good and rewarding that they greeted him with loving arms. 

When we were heading back home, My husband looked over at asked me if I was ok -knowing that I didn’t want to leave that place. I told I want to show you the part of Cody, WY you haven’t seen yet, which was the west portion, like you were heading to the East entrance to Yellowstone National Park. We ended up saying, “what do you say Vie, another Uie?,” and headed towards a magical land, where life disappears to the captivating Mountains and valleys. 

It was like being a fairytale from the books. Being surrounded by mountains and trees that took to the sky like skyscrapers, but better. He told me with tears streaming down like a gushing river, I never want to leave this place. 

Those words were music to my ears. Inspired this design and a memory from my childhood, when looking off into the distance seeing those snowcapped Mountains.

I can remember as a kid there was this wonderful time in June it snowed in the middle of beautiful Sunny day. I told myself this can’t even happen and I am not complaining whatsoever, because it was snowball fight time. We went in the house, put on our gloves still in shorts and tank tops, balled put the fresh white ground and the fight was on. Perfect for cooling off on a 85 degree day. Trust me you are thinking this can’t happen, but it did no joke at all.

You can also purchase this inexpensive pdf here, to have on the go and to be printed.


©️2020 MM_Crochet17

Please Note

Pattern is personal use only. Don’t copy or paste any portion of this pattern in sections or full, as it belongs to me. Don’t use, resell or recreate any of the photos contained in this pattern as they belong to me. You may sell what you make from this pattern, please credit back to me as I am the pattern designer, using my website (mmcrochet17.wordpress.com) or tagging me on Instagram @mm_crochet17 and using #mandmcrochet.

Measurements

W-10.5” (extended bobble row), H-9.5” (from top-bottom without pompom)

The skill level is intended for Intermediate, but if you are a beginner don’t be shy to give this a try.

Abbreviations Used

H-height

W- width

CH-chain

SC-single crochet

HDC-half double crochet

DC-double crochet

CS-camel stitch

SCCS-single crochet camel stitch

Bobble-bobble stitch

Extended Bobble-extended bobble stitch

R-row

SK-skip

BLO-back loop only

**-repeat

YO-yarn over

FO-fasten off.

Materials

Hook- H 5mm (for brim) I 5.5mm (for body of hat)

Yarn- Lightweight #3 and Worsted Weight #4 or you can use any comparable yarn to what I used (total yardage is 198-230)

Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends

Stitch Markers (optional)

Tape Measure

Scissors

PomPom (optional)

Gauge: not crucial step since measurements are used.

Pattern Notes

Pattern is written US Crochet Terminology.

This pattern is worked from the bottom up, cinching the top closed.

Pattern is written in Adult size.

Once you have completed the last row of the brim and seaming it together, your stitch count will still the same.

To complete the extended bobble stitch, you need basic knowledge of how to do the Treble Crochet, here I have provided a link to a video that helps me out when I need a recap https://youtu.be/RH3u-wIOuJg hope it will help you out.

When you are working your bobble stitch rows, you will turning your work after previous sc row and after completing your bobble rows.

I have included some notes throughout the pattern, to understand my thinking.

If you have any questions and need help, please don’t hesitate to contact me at my email mm.crochet17@gmail.com or Instagram, I am happy to help.

©️2020 MM_Crochet17

Special Stitches

CS-this Stitch is worked into the third blo, which is located on the back side of previous half double crochet. To begin, yo, insert your hook into indicated stitch, yo, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on your hook, yo, pull through all three loops.

SCCS– this stitch is worked in the third BLO of previous half double crochet, which is located on the back side of previous half double crochet. To begin, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo, pull up a loop, 2 loops on your hook, yo, pull through both loops. 

Bobble Stitch– this stitch is worked in a cluster of 5dc unworked. To begin, yo, insert hook into indicated, yo, pull up a loop, 3loops on your hook, yo, pull through 2 loops, repeat 4 more times, you will have 6loops on your hook, yo, pull through all 6loops on your hook. Don’t ch1. 

Extended Bobble Stitch-this Stitch is worked just like the bobble stitch, but you will use treble crochet instead. To begin, yo twice, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo pull up a loop, yo, pull through first 2 loops, yo pull through next 2 loops, repeat 4 more times, 6loops on your hook, yo pull through all 6loops. Don’t ch1.


Now Let’s Begin….

Brim

Start with your H Hook.
R1: ch9, sc in the second ch from hook and in the remaining 7ch’s. Ch1 and turn. (8sc)

R2: sc in first stitch, in the next 6 stitches you will sc in the BLO, sc in last stitch. Ch1 and turn. (8sc)

R3-60: repeat r2. (8sc) Don’t FO.
Once you have completed the last row of your brim, ch1 and turn. You begin by seaming your brim together using the slip stitch method. Now turn your brim right side out, so that the seam is on the inside. You will have 62 completed rows and this become your stitch count.

Body of Hat

Change to your I hook.
R1: ch1, sc in same stitch and in the next 61 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. Ch2 and turn. (62)

R2: Bobble in same stitch, sc in next stitch, *bobble in next stitch, sc in next stitch,* Slip stitch to first stitch to join and turn. (62)

R3: ch1, sc in same stitch and each next 61 stitches. Slip stitch to first to join. (62)

R4: ch1, hdc in same stitch and each next 61 stitches. Slip stitch to first to join. (62)

R5: ch1, CS in same stitch and each next 61 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (62)

R6: repeat r5. (62)

R7: ch1, SCCS in same stitch and each next 61 stitches. Slip to first stitch to join. (62)

R8: ch2 (counts as first dc), ch1, *sk next stitch, dc in next stitch, ch1,* slip stitch to the top of the ch2 to join. (62)

R9: ch1, sc in same stitch, sc in next stitch (this will the ch1, not the ch1 space), *sc in next stitch, sc in the ch1,* slip stitch to first stitch to join. Ch3 and turn. (62) (You may change colors here, but it’s not required.)

R10: Extended bobble in same stitch, sc in next stitch, *Extended bobble in next stitch, sc in next stitch,* slip stitch to first stitch to join. Turn. (62)

R11: ch1, sc in same stitch and each of the next 61 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (62)

R12: ch1, HDC in same stitch and each of the next 61 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (62)

R13: ch1, CS in same stitch and each of the next 61 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (62)

R14: Repeat r13. (62)

R15: ch1, SCCS in same stitch and each of the next 61 stitches. (62)

R16: ch2 (counts as first dc), ch1, *sk next stitch, dc in next stitch, ch1,* slip stitch to the top of the ch2 to join. (62)

R17: ch1, sc in same stitch, sc in ch1 (this will be the ch1, not the ch1 space), *sc in next stitch, sc in ch1,* slip stitch to first stitch to join. Ch2 and turn. (62)

R18: Bobble in same stitch, sc in next stitch, *Bobble in next stitch, sc in next stitch,* slip stitch to first stitch to join. Turn. (62)

R19: ch1, sc in same stitch and each of the next 61 stitches. Slip stitch to first to join. (62)

R20: ch1, hdc in same stitch and each of the next 61 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (62)

R21: ch1, CS in same stitch and each of the next 61 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (62)

R22: repeat r21. (62)

R23: ch1, SCCS in same stitch and each of the next 61 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (62)

R24-25: ch1, sc in same stitch and each of the next 61 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (62)

When you get to this point, FO and cut a long tail. This is where we will begin cinching the top closed. To begin the process, you will cinch in every third stitch. When you get to your last stitch, pull your yarn tight to close the middle. Then, begin sewing around the top of your beanie. Then, take your needle and poke it through the middle, so that it will come to the inside of your beanie. Now, you can simply weave in all your ends. You’re finished. You can add a pompom or just leave as is.

I really hope you enjoyed making this beanie, as much as I had the pleasure of designing it for you. Thank you for all your support, I really appreciate it. 


XOXOXO—MM_Crochet17


©️2020 MM_Crochet17


Copyright © 2019 All content and photos are all property belonging to MM_Crochet.

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