Happy St. Patty’s Day! My family loves the Emerald Isle. I gravitate toward the folklore and culture, my sister loves the music, my mom loves the history. Between us all, we are big fans of the country and we celebrate St. Patty’s Day in style.
Beginning this month, I thought I would offer a free beanie pattern every month in celebration of holidays, or the seasons, or something that makes that month special.
As the inaugural beanie, here is my Leprechaun beanie. Here’s how I made it:
- Size P hook (for beanie)
- Size K hook (for buckle)
- Hunter Green worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver)
- Black worsted weight yarn (Red Heart Super Saver Again)
- Yellow worsted weight yarn (Red Heart Super Saver’s Bright Yellow)
- yarn needle for weaving in ends and sewing on buckle
- Beginning with a hunter green yarn, make a magic loop and sc 6 times into it.
- *inc* every stitch around.
- *1sc, 1inc* around
- *2sc, 1inc* around
- *3sc, 1inc* around
- *4sc, 1inc* around
- *5sc, 1inc* around
- sc around for 8 rounds
- Changing to black yarn, sc 3 rounds.
- Changing back to green yarn, sc 4 rounds.
- Fasten off and weave in ends.
- For Buckle:
- Chain 24 and join with a slip stitch to form ring
- In same stitch as slip stitch, sc twice. Then, 4sc, 1inc, 6sc, 1inc, 4sc, 1inc, 6sc
- Continuing in the round, work 2inc in next stitch, then 4sc, 2inc, 6sc, 2inc, 4sc, 2inc, 6sc, slip stitch in next sc.
- Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to the hat.
- To finish, attach buckle over the black stripe at the front of the hat.
And that’s my super simple beanie pattern that’s perfect for celebrating your next St. Patty’s Day!
Bonus points for pairing it with a ginger beard! (Tutorial for this awesome beard can be found here.)