Free Pattern

Brain Waves Beanie
Original Design by Liz McQueen, Playin' Hooky Designs

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MATERIALS:
· Worsted weight yarn
· Approximate oz for the following color variations:
· 4 colors: less than 1 oz each of 3 wave colors, small amount of 1 accent color
· 3 colors: 1 oz each of 2 wave colors, small amount of 1 accent color
· 2 colors: 2 oz of 1 wave color, small amount of 1 accent color
· I-9 / 5.50 mm crochet hook
· Large-Eye Blunt Tapestry Needle (for weaving in ends)
FINISHED SIZE:
CHILD: 18-20” head circumference
ADULT: 20 - 22” head circumference
GAUGE:
Gauge is given in pattern instructions. Example: (13 sts, 1¼” in diameter)
NOTES & STITCHES USED:
· SC: Single Crochet - insert hook into stitch, YO & pull up a loop, pull through loops on hook.
· HDC: Half-Double Crochet - YO, insert hook into stitch, YO & pull up a loop, YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
· DC: Double Crochet - YO, insert hook into stitch, YO & pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through remaining 2 loops on hook.
· Sl St: Slip Stitch - insert hook, pull up loop and through 1st loop on hook.
· Magic Ring - Check out http://youtu.be/chZReX6t0RE for a video tutorial (use hdc instead of dc)
· JOIN: shorthand for ending each round - slip stitch in the 1st stitch of the round.
· Beginning ch 1 does not count as a sc or hdc. Beginning ch 2 does count as a dc.
· PAY ATTENTION to where you start your stitches in each round. If you don’t pay close attention to this, your waves won’t line up properly. See the video tutorial for more help:  http://youtu.be/7SoJuB_lCEI
· To change colors: With old color work last stitch to the last two loops on your hook. YO with new color & pull through. JOIN with new color.


PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS - CHILD

Begin using the magic ring technique.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 8 hdc in magic ring. Pull loose end tight to close hole. JOIN in the 1st hdc (8 sts, 1”)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in each st to end. JOIN in the 1st hdc (16 sts, 2”)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, work 2 sc in same st, 1 sc in next st, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st. Repeat from * to end. JOIN in the 1st hdc (24 sts, 2½”)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end. JOIN in the 1st hdc (32 sts, 3½”)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * to end. JOIN in the 1st hdc (40 sts, 4½”)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, work 2 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 4 sts, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * to end. JOIN in the 1st hdc (48 sts, 5”)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * to last 4 sts. Work 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in last 3 sts. JOIN in the 1st hdc (57 sts)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, work 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, [1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in next 5 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st] repeat all instructions in the [ ] one more time, work 1 hdc in each of last 2 sts. JOIN in the 1st sc (60 sts)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, work 1 sc in same st and in each st to end. JOIN in the 1st sc (60 sts)

Rnd 10 (16): Ch 2 (counts as dc), work 1 dc in next 4 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, *1 dc in next 5 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end. JOIN in the top of the ch 2 (60 sts).

Rnd 11: Ch 2 (counts as dc), work 1 dc in next 4 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, *1 dc in next 5 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end. JOIN in the top of the ch 2 (60 sts).

Rnd 12: Ch 1, work 1 sc in same st and in each st to end. JOIN in the 1st sc (60 sts)

Rnd 13: Ch 1, work *1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in next 5 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end. JOIN in the 1st sc (60 sts).

Rnd 14: Ch 1, work 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in next 5 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, *1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in next 5 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end. JOIN in the 1st sc (60 sts).

Rnd 15: Ch 1, work 1 sc in same st and in each st to end. JOIN in the 1st sc (60 sts). Count your stitches.

Rnd 16: Repeat Rnd 10

For a longer beanie: continue in pattern repeats (Rnd 11, Rnd 12, Rnd 13…) until desired length.

End on a “Rnd 10” or “Rnd 13” repeat. Continue to edging:

Rnd 17: Ch 1, work 1 sc in same st and in each st to end. JOIN in the 1st sc (60 sts)

Rnd 18: Ch 1, work 1 hdc in same st and in each st to end. JOIN in the 1st hdc (60 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends.



PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS - ADULT

Begin using the magic ring technique.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 8 hdc in magic ring. Pull loose end tight to close hole. JOIN in the 1st hdc (8 sts, 1”)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in each st to end. JOIN in the first hdc (16 sts, 2”)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, work 2 sc in same st, 1 sc in next st, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st. Repeat from * to end. JOIN in the 1st hdc (24 sts, 2½”)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end. JOIN in the 1st hdc (32 sts, 3½”)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * to end. JOIN in the 1st hdc (40 sts, 4½”)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, work 2 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 4 sts, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * to end. JOIN in the 1st hdc (48 sts, 5”)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * to end. JOIN in the 1st hdc (56 sts, 6”)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, 2 scs in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, * 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, 2 scs in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end. JOIN in the top of the ch 2 (66 sts)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, work 1 sc in same st and in each st to end. JOIN in the 1st sc (66 sts)

Rnd 10 (16): Ch 1, *1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in next 4 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end. JOIN in the 1st sc (66 sts).

Rnd 11 (17): Ch 1, work 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in next 4 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, *1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in next 4 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end. JOIN in the 1st sc (66 sts)

Rnd 12 (18): Ch 1, work 1 sc in same st and in each st to end. JOIN in the 1st sc (66 sts)

Rnd 13 (19): Ch 2 (counts as dc), work 1 dc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, *1 dc in next 4 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end. JOIN in the top of the ch 2 (66 sts)

Rnd 14: Ch 2 (counts as dc), work 1 dc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, *1 dc in next 4 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end. JOIN in the top of the ch 2 (66 sts)

Rnd 15: Ch 1, work 1 sc in same st and in each st to end. JOIN in the 1st sc (66 sts)

Rnds 16-19: repeat rnds 10-13

For a longer beanie: continue in pattern repeats (Rnd 14, Rnd 15, Rnd 10…) until desired length.

End on a “Rnd 10” or “Rnd 13” repeat. Continue to edging:

Rnd 20: Ch 1, work 1 sc in same st and in each st to end. JOIN in the 1st sc (66 sts)

Rnd 21: Ch 1, work 1 hdc in same st and in each st to end. JOIN in the 1st hdc (66 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends.



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