Author:
Tonja Pe Benito

Tonja Pe Benito is the designer and maker behind Pink Plumeria Maui. She is a full time mom to 4 boys, ocean lover, as well as wooden crochet hook carver. Tonja lives in Maui, Hawai’i and when she’s not playing with yarn or chilling in coffee shops writing patterns and working on her blog, she can be found at the beach jumping in the waves and spending time with her family.

Sunrise Shell Beanie

Maker
9/1/2019

Aloha! My name is Tonja and I’m the designer behind Pink Plumeria Maui. I am so very honored and excited to be on The Hook Nook blog today with my brand new pattern the Sunrise Shell Beanie pattern!

I have been crocheting for five years and I love to create fun and functional patterns. I learned to crochet while my mom was visiting after my third son was born. I just wanted to make wash clothes. My mom was super patient and helped me out with the basics and from there I am self taught with crochet books and the Internet. I was crocheting like crazy within a short time and my mom a 50 year crocheter and knitter was blown away. I started publishing patterns a year ago in August 2018.

When I’m not crocheting I’m a full time mom to four boys, yes I know I have my hands full. I live in Maui so a good portion of my time is spent at the beach and adventuring outside. I find a lot of my inspiration from my surroundings. Sunrise shells are very special and made into beautiful jewelry. The Sunrise Shell Beanie is something I have been dreaming about for a while and want you to have a fun and stylish pattern to remind you of summer and keep you warm in the cool months. I hope you love this free pattern as much as I do!

Supplies

Yarn: Weight 4 or worsted weight yarn, approximately 200 yards or 3.5 ounces. I used hand dyed yarn from A Handmade Journey (https://www.etsy.com/shop/ahandmadejourney) in Unicorn Frappe.

Hook : H/5.0 mm  

Other: Tapestry needle, scissors

Skill Level: Beginner

Gauge

4 x 4 inches = 16 sc x 16 rows of sc with H/5.0 mm hook

Sizes

Adult and Child (4-7 years old)

Dimensions: Brims in width for Adult is 19 inches, Child is 17 inches.

Key

ch = chain  

sl st = slip stitch  

sc = single crochet  

sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together  

hdc = half double crochet  

BLO = back loop only

sh = shell stitch, 7dc in one stitch or 5dc in one stitch

Notes

Beanies are worked making brim first and body is worked from brim up. There are 3 versions for the Adult: fitted, slight slouch and messy bun. In the Adult version the shell is 7 double crochets and in Child the shell is 5 double crochets.  

BRIM (REGULAR)

With Yarn and H/5.o mm Hook, for Adult ch 8, for Child ch 7.  

Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook. Sc in the remaining chains. Turn work. (7, 6 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc BLO in each stitch across.  (7, 6 sc)

Row 3: Repeat Row 2 until you have 66 rows for Adult, 60 rows for Child. Sl st together with right sides together. Turn brim to start working on the top.

ADULT BODY

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc 70 around the brim evenly. Sl st to top of ch 1. (70 hdc)

Row 2: Skip 3 stitches and shell with 7dc, skip 3 stitches and hdc 7. Repeat * skip 3 stitches and shell with 7dc, skip 3 stitches and hdc 7 *. Sl st to top of the 1st dc. (70 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc, hdc around. Sl st to top of ch 1. (70 hdc)

Row 4: Ch 1, hdc 7, skip 3 stitches and shell with 7dc, skip 3 stitches.  Repeat * hdc 7, skip 3 stitches and shell with 7dc, skip 3 stitches*. Sl st to top of ch 1. (70 stitches.)

Row 5: Repeat Row 3

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.

Row 7 Repeat Row 3.

Row 8: Repeat Row 4.  

Row 9: Repeat Row 3.  

Row 10: Repeat Row 2.

Row 11: Repeat Row 3.

Row 12: Repeat Row 4.

Row 13: Repeat Row 3.  

For the fitted and messy bun beanie stop here. For fitted beanie go to row 16 to finish the beanie and for messy bun beanie go to messy bun version.  

Row 14: Repeat Row 2.  

Row 15: Repeat Row 3.  

Row 16: Ch 1, sc 3, 2 sctog. Repeat *sc 3, 2 sctog* and sl st to top of ch 1. (56 sc)

Row 17: Ch 1, sc 2, sc2tog. Repeat *sc 2, sc2tog* and sl st to top of ch 1. (42 sc)

Row 18: Ch 1, sc around and sl st to top of ch 1. (42 sc)

Row 19: Ch 1, sc, sc2tog. Repeat *sc, sc2tog* and sl st to top of ch 1. (28 sc)  

ADULT MESSY BUN VERSION

Row 15: Ch 1, sc 3, 2 sctog. Repeat *sc 3, 2 sctog* and sl st to top of ch 1. (56 sc)

Row 16: Ch 1, sc 2, sc2tog. Repeat *sc 2, sc2tog* and sl st to top of ch 1. (42 sc)

Row 17: Ch 1, sc2tog. Repeat *sc2tog* and sl st to top of ch 1. (21 sc)

For a slightly smaller opening if you have a small pony tail like me, ch 1 and slip stitch around opening.  Leave tail, fasten off yarn and with a tapestry needle sew in your loose end.  

CHILD BODY  

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc 60 around the brim evenly. Sl st to top of ch 1. (60 hdc)

Row 2: Skip 2 stitches and shell with 5dc, skip 2 stitches and hdc 5. Repeat * skip 2 stitches and shell with 5dc, skip 2 stitches and hdc 5*. Sl st to top of the 1st dc. (60 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc, hdc around. Sl st to top of ch 1. (60 hdc)

Row 4: Ch 1, hdc 5 skip 2 stitches and shell with 5dc, skip 2 stitches.  Repeat * hdc 5, skip 2 stitches and shell with 5dc, skip 2 stitches*. Sl st to top of ch 1. (60 stitches.)

Row 5: Repeat Row 3

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.

Row 7 Repeat Row 3.

Row 8: Repeat Row 4.  

Row 9: Repeat Row 3.  

Row 10: Repeat Row 2.

Row 11: Repeat Row 3.

Row 12: Repeat Row 4.

Row 13: Repeat Row 3.  

Row 14: Ch 1, sc 3, 2 sctog. Repeat *sc 3, 2 sctog* and sl st to top of ch 1. (48 sc)

Row 15: Ch 1, sc 2, sc2tog. Repeat *sc 2, sc2tog* and sl st to top of ch 1. (36 sc)

Row 16: Ch 1, sc around and sl st to top of ch 1. (36 sc)

Row 17: Ch 1, sc, sc2tog. Repeat *sc, sc2tog* and sl st to top of ch 1. (24 sc)

Leave a long tail to sew up opening on top and fasten off yarn. With a tapestry needle, sew in and out of under sc’s and pull hole closed. Turn beanie inside out and put yarn through top center. Sew your end in securely. If you’re adding a fur pom you can use the long tail to sew on a button if you use removable fur poms.  

I can’t wait to see what yarn you use to make your beanie. You can share your progress and finished project with me online by tagging @pinkpumeriamaui and use #pinkplumeriamaui on Instagram. I love seeing and sharing your projects. You can follow me on Instagram  and Pinterest. I have a weekly newsletter that you can sign up for too.

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