5 Little Monsters: String of Beads Hat

String of Beads Hat

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 A couple of years ago I made the pattern for my Bead Stitch Hat and when it comes to wearables it is probably my favorite thing I have crocheted. I have made several since then, including in a few different sizes, and I also have taken that pattern and tweaked it and changed up the stitches to make different variations. 

I really love the different hats that have come from this pattern and today I am sharing another variation. This one is a little different than the other variations I have made because the others have kept most of the pattern the same, switching out the bead stitch rows and replacing them with a different stitch. This time I kept all of the same stitches but changed the number of rounds. 

It is definitely not hat whether here yet, it is still 90 degrees out every day, but I think this time of the year, as kids are getting ready to head back to school and fall is just around the corner, I start feeling ready for fall with its cooler weather. And of course, cooler weather means crocheting lots of hats and scarves. 

I have several different hats in the works that I plan on making and sharing over the next few weeks, so this is the first with more to come. 

The original Bead Stitch Hat pattern alternated 3 rounds of Half Double Crochet in the Third Loop with a round of Bead Stitch. This hat still uses rounds of the same two stitches but alternating just one round of each. It is a little bit shorter than the original Bead Stitch Hat with a less slouchy fit.

How to Crochet the String of Beads Hat


You will need:


  • 1 skein of worsted weight yarn (I used All Things You Essential Acrylic in Merlot which is no longer available but any similar medium #4 weight yarn will work)
  • I crochet hook
  • Faux Fur Pom Pom
  • yarn needle
  • scissors

Instructions:


Special Stitches:

hdc in 3rd loop: work the hdc in the loop/bar behind the top of the stitch that you normally work into

VIDEO TUTORIAL available HERE


bead stitch: the bead stitch is basically a puff stitch worked around the post of the dc next to it

dc in first stitch, yo, insert hook post of dc, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook around post, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook around post, pull up loop, yo, pull through all loops on hook, skip next stitch


Begin with magic ring, beginning ch 2 does not count as a stitch

Round 1: in mr, ch 2, 10 dc, slip stitch to first dc to join (10 dc)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch, slip stitch to first dc to join (20 dc)

Round 3: ch 2, [2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next] repeat around, slip stitch to first stitch to join (30 dc)

Round 4: ch 2, [2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 2] repeat around, slip stitch to first stitch to join (40 dc)

Round 5: ch 2, [2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 3] repeat around, slip stitch to first stitch to join (50 dc)

Round 6: ch 2, [2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 4] repeat around, slip stitch to first stitch to join (60 dc)

Round 7: ch 2, hdc in each stitch around, slip stitch to first hdc to join (60 hdc)

Round 8: ch 1, [2 sc in 3rd loop of first stitch, 1 sc in 3rd loop of next 14] repeat around slip stitch to first sc to join (64 sc)

Round 9: ch 2, work bead stitch all the way around following instructions above (dc in first stitch, puff stitch around post, skip next stitch), slip stitch to first dc (32 beads)

Round 10: ch 2, hdc in each stitch around, join with slip stitch (64 hdc)

Round 11: ch 1, sc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first sc to join (64 sc)

Round 12: Work bead stitch all the way around, join with slip stitch to first dc (32 beads)

Round 13: ch 2, hdc in each stitch around, join with slip stitch (64 hdc)

Round 14: ch 1, sc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first sc to join (64 sc)

Round 15: Work bead stitch all the way around, join with slip stitch to first dc (32 beads)

Round 16: ch 2, hdc in each stitch around, join with slip stitch (64 hdc)

Round 17: ch 1, sc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first sc to join (64 sc)

Round 18: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, slip stitch to first dc to join (64 dc)

Round 19: ch 2, [front post dc in first 2 dc, back post dc in next dc] repeat around (64 dc)

Round 20: ch 2, [front post dc in first 2 dc, back post dc in next dc] repeat around (64 dc)

Finish off, cut yarn, sew pom pom to the top of the hat, weave in all ends