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Topic: Double Crochet Beanie Pattern Using Simply Soft Yarn???  (Read 1117 times)
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ChelseaHowell
« on: July 21, 2012 02:26:02 PM »

Recently I switched to Caron Simply Soft Yarn because, well, I love it! But I didn't realize until recently that although it says worsted weight, it's actually a little lighter than that. So the patterns I've been using have been turning out smaller. I've been trying to find a simple beanie pattern using a double crochet stitch (because that's the look I like best) that the pattern writer used Simply Soft for. Oh and is in multiple sizes. I don't mind paying for a pattern either. I just want one that will work.

I've tried and tried to just adjust hook size or the pattern itself, but it seems I'm not very good at that so I'd love to just find a pattern that fits these needs.

Anyone know of any??? I'd greatly appreciate it!

Thanks,

Chelsea
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Alexus1325
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012 05:06:58 PM »

I searched Ravelry for a double crocheted toque in a double-knit yarn, and found this pattern.

I would always just increase till the circle looked big enough and then measure it's circumference. I like to make hats about an inch or inch and a half "too small" when I reach that point. There have been times I've had to frog and change hook sizes to get it just right.
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ChelseaHowell
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012 05:35:04 PM »

Ok good to know. Thanks for the link Smiley
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ladybuggcreations
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2013 01:59:25 PM »

This is the pattern I use Smiley
https://www.etsy.com/listing/107316543/crochet-hat-pattern-easy-dk-beanie-with?ref=shop_home_active&ga_search_query=dk
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SaphiraRayne
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2014 01:58:17 AM »

You could use a basic beanie pattern in dc for about any yarn, just experiment with hook sizes and add/subtract rows after the increases. Good Luck!
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2014 05:18:11 PM »

I've been using this site to do ALL my crocheted hats, no matter the yarn OR the stitch I use: http://anniespictureperfect.blogspot.com/2013/01/how-to-properly-size-crochet-hats-chart.html?m=1 Make the crown, the flat part, as big as it says measuring across the middle then measure the depth of it by folding the hat in thirds sideways with the beginning circle at the top and measure from it to the bottom edge (your working row). The chart is amazingly complete. Start with 8 dc's in your first row, and go on from there. Good luck!
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Abigail E.
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2014 06:34:46 PM »

My boyfriend loves Doctor Who.  And how does your scarf (so far) look so good LOL?  It just looks like crochet perfection!  Everything's lined up nicely and even.  I've been crocheting for years and still can't manage to get mine to look nice.
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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2014 03:34:02 AM »

Old post but if anyone else comes here looking for help: use a larger hook with two strands of yarn held together. You can use the same color or different colors for an interesting effect.
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onlymuttix
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2014 04:25:42 PM »

I knew that Caron Simply Soft was lighter than Red Heart but it seriously never occurred to me that this might be the reason my gauge comes out incorrectly sometimes. Thanks for this post!
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