Hello my friends! My sincere apologies for not posting recently. My personal life has gotten in the way of my crochet life for a little bit, but I'm back now! To make up for the lack of posts, I thought I'd treat you to a FREE pattern, how does that sound?
It has been BRUTALLY cold where I live. Like, it was -15* last night cold. Out of pure curiosity, I looked up the temp in Anchorage last night. It was 16*. That's like 31 degrees warmer in Alaska than here in the middle of the US. I honestly don't know if it has ever been colder here, but I sure don't recall it ever being so cold. From what I gather, its pretty dang cold all over the country right now, so how about a nice warm hat pattern you can work up in a couple of hours?
I designed the Ice Cap Beanie last year as part of the Crochet Cancer Challenge, and created this hat in honor of my mother. She battled cancer for a little over a decade, and lost all of her hair from chemotherapy three separate times. In addition to a massive collection of wigs, she also had many many hats. (Actually, she had a huge collection of hats even before cancer, but she, unlike me, looked super cute in hats!)
The Ice Cap Beanie uses my signature stitch, which I have dubbed the Dolphin Stitch because to me it looks like dolphins jumping out of the water. The Dolphin Stitch is super versatile and fun to work up. It also creates an amazing texture and can be used with any size yarn and hook. If you love the Dolphin Stitch, take a look at some of my other designs which use it:
If you prefer an ad-free experience with your crocheting, you can grab the Ice Cap Beanie PDF below:
And now, without further fluff and hullabaloo, here is the Ice Cap Beanie pattern:
*worsted weight (4) yarn in 2 colors
*5.5mm crochet hook