The Guernsey Beanie Pattern Release

@stringsandcuddles

I would like to introduce my newest pattern, the Guernsey Beanie. It’s my very first beanie design. I wanted to create a beanie with texture that is durable and easy to take care of. Using an easy care worsted weight yarn, this beanie is perfect for day to day wear. I chose the name because I just finished reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It’s such an inspiring story! There is a Netflix movie, too. I highly recommend both. If you are a Downton Abbey fan, half of the cast is in this movie.

@handmade.by.hennek
@hooknstein

 

I am so happy to be able to offer this pattern to you FREE here on the blog. If you prefer, there is a PDF download available for purchase on Etsy and Ravelry.

*** This pattern may contain affiliate links. This is an original pattern from Daisy Stitch Co, ©2018. Please do not reprint, repost, or sell any parts of this pattern, but feel free to link back to my etsy shop, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest, or daisystitcho.com. You are welcome to sell finished items made from this pattern, but please link back to me. Send questions to shelly@daisystitchco.com . Thanks!  ***

The Guernsey Beanie Pattern

Experience Level: Advanced Beginner

Materials:

 Yarn about 200 yds of worsted weight yarn

Crochet Hook: I/5.5mm

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Scissors

Yarn Needle

Tape Measure

 Gauge: 13 stitches= 4”  11 rows= 4”

Be sure to check your gauge. I tend to crochet tighter, yours may be a little different. I highly recommend doing a test swatch before getting started.

Swatch pattern:

Ch 21.

Row 1: Ch 1. Hdc in 2nd st and in each st across. Turn. (20 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 1. Hdc in 3rd loop in each st across. Turn. (20 hdc)

Row 3: Ch 2. Sk 1st st. Dc in next st. Going behind dc just made, dc in sk st.  *Sk next st, dc in next st. Going behind the dc just made, dc in sk st.* Repeat from * around. Ss into 1st X st. (10 X’s)

Row 4: Ch 1. Hdc in each stitch across. Turn. (20 sc)

Row 5: Ch 1. Hdc in 3rd loop of each st across. Turn. (20 hdc)

Repeat rows until desired swatch size.

Stitch Abbreviations:

St = stitch

Ch = chain

Ss = Slip stitch

Sp = space

Sk = skip st

Sc = single crochet

Hdc = half double crochet

Dc = double crochet

Hdc2tog = Yarn over, insert hook into st, pull up a loop. 3 loops on hook. Yarn over, insert hook into next st, pull up a loop. 5 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops.

Sc2tog= Insert hook into st and pull up a loop. 2 loops on hook. Insert hook into next st and pull up a loop. 3 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.

BLO = Back loop only- work st into back loop of current st.

3rd loop = Skip top 2 loops of st and work st into 3rd loop of current st. (behind work)

Other info:

  • Chain at the beginning of a row DOES NOT count as a stitch.

    @hooknstein
  • There are bun beanie instructions at the end of the pattern.
  • If beanie is too slouchy, you can fold up the brim. You can also easily add or delete rows for a custom fit.

 

Band

 Ch 9.

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (8 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 1. Hdc in 1st st. Hdc in BLO of next 6 st. Hdc in last st. (8 hdc, 6 BLO hdc)

Row 3-45: Repeat Row 2 until band measures 20” (or desired size) when lightly stretched.

Fold band in half and ss seam together. Turn right side out. Do not fasten off.

Body

 Row 1: Ch 1. Work 68 sc evenly around band. Ss into 1st sc. (68 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1. Hdc in each st around. Ss into 1st hdc. (68 hdc)

Row 3: Ch 1. Hdc in each st around. Ss into 1st hdc. (68 hdc)

Row 4: Ch 1. Hdc in 3rd loop of each st around. Ss into 1st sc. (68 hdc)

Row 5: Ch 2. Sk 1st st. Dc in next st. Going behind dc just made, dc in sk st.  *Sk next st, dc in next st. Going behind the dc just made, dc in sk st.* Repeat from * around. Ss into 1st X st. (34 X’s)

Row 6: Ch 1. Hdc in each st all the way around. Ss in 1st hdc. (68 hdc)

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Row 7: Ch 1. Hdc in 3rd loop of each st around. Ss in 1st hdc. (68 hdc)

Rows 8-12: Repeat Rows 3-7.

Rows 13-17: Repeat Rows 3-7.

Body should be about 8” tall at this point. For Bun Beanie, skip to directions below.

Row 18: Ch 1. *Hdc in 4 st, hdc2tog* Repeat from * around. Hdc 2. Ss in 1st hdc. (57 hdc)

Row 19: Ch 1. *Hdc in 3 st, hdc2tog* Repeat from * around. Hdc 2.  Ss in 1st hdc. (44 hdc)

Row 20: Ch 1. *Hdc in 2 st, hdc2tog* Hdc 2. Repeat from * around. Ss in 1st hdc. (35 hdc)

Row 21: Ch 1. *Hdc, hdc2tog* Hdc 2. Repeat from * around. Ss in 1st hdc. (24 hdc)

Fasten off, leaving long tail. Weave tail in top stitches and cinch the top.

If you like, fasten a pom to the top.

 

Bun Beanie Instructions: Work instructions to Row 17, then go to the following:

Row 18: Ch 1. *Hdc in 2 st, hdc2tog* Repeat from * around. Ss in 1st hdc.

Row 19: Ch 1. Sc2tog all around.

Row 20: Ch 1. Sc2tog all around.

Fasten off.

 

Be sure to tag Daisy Stitch Co with pics of your beanie! Thanks for reading and Happy Making!

Shelly

2 Replies to “The Guernsey Beanie Pattern Release”

  1. Your beanie is awesome! I love the texture in it. I also loved the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society book but I did not know there was a movie!! You know I’ll be on Netflix very shortly. Thanks for the pattern and the movie!
    Lawrie

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