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BRAIN WAVES BEANIE

MATERIALS:
    · Worsted weight yarn
    · Color Pattern A - 4 colors:  less than 1 oz each of 3 wave colors, small amt accent
    · Color Pattern B - 3 colors: 1 oz each of 2 wave colors, small amt accent
    · Color Pattern C - 2 colors: 2 oz of 1 wave color, small amt accent
    · US I-9 / 5.50 mm crochet hook
    · Tapestry Needle (for weaving ends)

FINISHED SIZE:
· ADULTS: 20” - 22” around
· KIDS: 18” - 20” around

GAUGE:
· Gauge is given in pattern instructions. Example: (13 sts, 1¼” in diameter)

STS USED:
· ST: Stitch - Shorthand for “stitch”.
· SL ST: Slip Stitch - Insert hook, YO & pull up loop and through 1st loop on hook.
· SC: Single Crochet - Insert hook into stitch, YO & pull up a loop, YO, 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.

NOTES and OTHER ABBREVIATIONS:
· R1: Round 1 - A shorthand way to indicate a specific round.
· BEG: Beginning
· REP: Repeat - Repeat the instructions starting at the asterisk ( * ).
· SK: Skip - Skip the indicated st.
· PREV: Previous -  The st or round you just worked.
· JOIN: shorthand for ending each round - Slip stitch in the 1st st of the round.
· YO: Yarn Over - Wrap or lay yarn over hook.
· FO: Fasten Off -  Cut yarn tail. Pull up the loop on the hook and pass your yarn tail through. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.
· Magic Ring - See my photo tutorial, or my YouTube video tutorial.
· To Change Colors: Finish last st of round to last two loops on hook, YO with new color and pull through. JOIN with new color.
· Same St - The same st as the join, at the base of your beginning ch 1.
· Ch 2 counts as a dc; Ch 1 does not count as a st.
· PAY ATTENTION to where you start your stitches in each round so your waves line up properly. See my YouTube video tutorial for more help.
· You do not need to cut the yarn after each round. Carry each color up the seam and pick it up when you need it again. Be sure not to pull too tightly or leave the yarn too loose. The yarn strands won’t be felt or seen when worn. This will give you fewer ends to weave in and make a ravel-resistant beanie.



PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS - CHILD SIZE
Start using magic ring technique (see photo tutorial):

R1: Ch 1, work 8 hdc in ring, pull tight to close. JOIN to 1st hdc. (8 sts, 1”)

R2: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in same st & in each st to end. JOIN to 1st hdc. (16 sts, 2”)

R3: (accent row) Ch 1, work 2 sc in same st, 1 sc in next st, * 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to end. JOIN to 1st sc. (24 sts, 2½”)

R4: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, * 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts. Rep from * to end. JOIN to 1st hdc. (32 sts, 3½”)

R5: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, * 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts. Rep from * to end. JOIN to 1st hdc. (40 sts, 4½”)

R6: (accent row) Ch 1, work 2 sc in same st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, * 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts. Rep from * to end. JOIN to 1st sc. (48 sts, 5”)

R7: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, * 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts. Rep from * to last 4 sts, Work 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the last 3 sts. JOIN to 1st hdc. (57 sts)

R8: Ch 1, work 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, * 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st. Rep from * one time. Work 1 hdc in each of the last 2 sts. JOIN to 1st sc. (60)


R9: (accent row) Ch 1,  work 1 sc in same st & in each st to end. JOIN to 1st sc. (60)

R10 (& R16): Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc throughout), work 1 dc in each of the NEXT 4 sts (do not work in the SAME st), 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, * 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts. Rep from * to end. JOIN to the top of the beg ch 2. (60)

R11: Ch 2, work 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc, * 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc. Rep from * to end. JOIN to top of beg ch 2. (60)

R12: (accent row) Ch 1, work 1 sc in same st & in each st to end. JOIN to 1st sc. (60)

R13: Ch 1, work * 1 sc in each of the NEXT 3 sts (do not work in SAME st on 1st rep), 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts. Rep from * to end. JOIN to 1st sc. (60)

R14: Ch 1, work 1 sc in SAME st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc, * 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc. Rep from * to end. JOIN to 1st sc. (60)

R15: (accent row) Ch 1, work 1 sc in same st & in each st to end. JOIN to 1st sc. (60)

R16: (Rep R10): Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc throughout), work 1 dc in each of the NEXT 4 sts (do not work in the SAME st), 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, * 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts. Rep from * to end. JOIN to the top of the beg ch 2. (60)
For a longer (slouchier) beanie: Continue with pattern repeating R11, R12, R13… until desired length. Always end on an R10 or R13 repeat. Work edging as below.
R17: Ch 1, work 1 sc in same st & in each st to end. JOIN to 1st sc. (60)

R18: Ch 1, work 1 hdc in same st & in each st to end. JOIN to 1st hdc. (60)

FO & weave in ends. Use my Invisible Finish tip for a clean finish. 


PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS - ADULT SIZE
 Start using magic ring technique (see photo tutorial):

R1: Ch 1, work 8 hdc in ring, pull tight to close. JOIN to 1st hdc. (8 sts, 1”)

R2: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in same st & in each st to end. JOIN to 1st hdc. (16 sts, 2”)

R3: (accent row) Ch 1, work 2 sc in same st, 1 sc in next st, * 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to end. JOIN to 1st sc. (24 sts, 2½”)

R4: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, * 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts. Rep from * to end. JOIN to 1st hdc. (32 sts, 3½”)

R5: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, * 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts. Rep from * to end. JOIN to 1st hdc. (40 sts, 4½”)

R6: (accent row) Ch 1, work 2 sc in same st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, * 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts. Rep from * to end. JOIN to 1st sc. (48 sts, 5”)

R7: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, * 2 hdc in next st, 1 hadc in each of the next 5 sts. Rep from * to end. JOIN to 1st hdc (56 sts, 6”)

R8: Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), 2 dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, * 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts. Rep from * to end. JOIN to top of beg ch 2. (66 sts)


R9: (accent row) Ch 1, work 1 sc in same st, & in each st to end. JOIN to 1st sc. (66)

R10 (& R16): Ch 1, * 1 sc in each of the NEXT 3 sts (do not work in SAME st on 1st rep), 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts. Rep from * to end. JOIN to 1st sc. (66)

R11 (& R17): Ch 1, work 1 sc in SAME st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc, * 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc. Rep from * to end. JOIN to 1st sc. (66)

R12 (& R18): (accent row) Ch 1, work 1 sc in same st & in each st to end. JOIN to 1st sc. (66)

R13 (& R19): Ch 2, work 1 dc in each of the NEXT 3 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, * 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts. Rep from * to end. JOIN to top of beg ch 2. (66)

R14: Ch 2, work 1 dc in each of the NEXT 3 dc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc, * 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc. Rep from * to end. JOIN to top of beg ch 2. (66)

R15: (accent row) Ch 1, work 1 sc in same st & in each st to end. JOIN to 1st sc. (66)

R16 - R19: Rep R10 - R13
For a longer (slouchier) beanie: Continue with pattern repeating R14, R15, R10… until desired length. Always end on an R10 or R13 repeat. Work edging as below.
R20: Ch 1, work 1 sc in same st & in each st to end. JOIN to 1st sc. (66)

R21: Ch 1, work 1 hdc in same st & in each st to end. JOIN to 1st hdc. (66)

FO & weave in ends. Use my Invisible Finish tip for a clean finish. 




      


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