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The Ashland Rib Stitch Beanie, your next favorite crochet hat!

I love the look of Rib Stitch! It’s quick, it’s great for learing and you can just do so much with it! The Ashland Rib Stitch Beanie is beginner friendly and a quick to make beanie!

I designed this beanie when I wanted to play with different stitches that would give that same rib stitch look.

My idea was to design a beanie that is just as quick and easy, but one that wouldn’t stretch out as quickly as regular half double crochet in the back loop or double crochet in the back loop rib stitch.

I love this combination of back loop and third loop stitches!

If you’d like to have a .PDF copy of the Ashland Rib Stitch Beanie, the pattern can be purchased on Ravelry and on Etsy.

If you’re looking for something with a little more stretch and recovery, check out my PapioCreek Rib Stitch Beanie (available in 6 sizes) on Ravelry or on Etsy

For this beanie, you will need

Yarn– Bulky Weight #5 yarn. I used Loops & Threads Charisma Tweed Hues in the color Sweet Dreams 3.5oz /108yd 99g / 99m.

You could use a different bulky weight yarn or even use a different weight yarn all together.

Since you will be crocheting a rectangle that is 11.5″ high by 16.5″ wide, you will need to measure your foundation row to make sure you’ve done enough stitches to reach 11.5 inches and then crochet rows until your rectangle measures 16.5 inches.

Hook– US size L crochet hook (8.0 mm)

If using a Worsted weight, DK weight or Super Bulky weight yarn, use the hook size recommended on the yarn label.

Extras-yarn needle, scissors and measuring tape. If you want, you can add a pom. This beanie looks great with a pom, but looks just as good without one!

Stitches used in this pattern

CH– Chain
FHDC- Foundation Half Double Crochet
HDC BLO- Half Double Crochet Back Loop Only
HDC3L- Half Double Crochet in the 3rd Loop SLST- Slip Stitch
ST(S) – Stitch(es)

Wrong side of fabric showing the 3rd loop. Blue row, slanted bars that look like backslashes ////
Yarn over, insert hook through the 3rd loop, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over pull through all three loops on the hook.
Top of the row showing the front and back loops. The third loop is not visible.

Finished Size of the Ashland Rib Stitch Beanie

One size fits most adults, teens and some children. The beanie measures approximately 11.5″ x 8.5″.

Since you will be crocheting a rectangle, it is very easy to add or remove stitches from the foundation row or add and take away rows from the body of the beanie to get the size right or accommodate different yarn weights.

Other things you need to know before you get making

Also on the blog is the Ashland Rib Stitch Neck Warmer!

This pattern is written in US crochet terms.

The Ashland Rib Stitch Beanie is worked flat and turned at the end of each row.

The Ch 1 at the end of each row DOES NOT count as a stitch.

Let’s get making!

Row 1- FHDC 32 STs. CH1, turn. (32 STs)

Row 2- HDC3L in each FDHDC across. CH1, turn. (32 STs)

Row 3- HDC BLO in each HDC3L across. CH1, turn. (32 STs)

Row 4- HDC3L in each HDC BLO across. CH1, turn (32 STs)

Rows 5-29- Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until your rectangle measures about 16.5″ wide.

I reached 16.5″ at row 29. This may be different for you.

Fold rectangle in half lining up the FHDC row with your last row, right sides together.

Right side of fabric
Wrong side of fabric
Fold rectangle right sides together.

SLST through the 3rd loops of last row and through
back loops of foundation row (32 STs).

This should give you a nice, neat, nearly invisible seam.

Seam side view of the beanie

Finish off leaving about an 8″ long tail.

Use tail to sew in and out around the top edge of the beanie.

Pull yarn end tight to close.

Weave in any ends, then turn hat right side out.

Top with a pom if desired.

Also on the blog is the Ashland Rib Stitch Neck Warmer!

I love seeing your work! Be sure to tag @papiocreekcrochet so I can admire your makes with my patterns!

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