Thanks for joining our Second Annual Christmas Countdown. For the next 25 days, we are releasing amazing patterns on the Mary Maxim blog but only for a limited time. Make sure to download and save these patterns before January 31st. Take a minute to stop and follow today’s Featured Maker Brianna from Life and Yarn on Facebook and Instagram.
Life and Yarn
Hello Mary Maxim Readers! I am Brianna and the Maker Mama Designer of Life and Yarn! I have a unique and modern, yet classic design style that is sure to stand out. My goal with Life and Yarn is to create designs that span across generations! I enjoy a good project that I can bond with my children while making something beautiful. A Life and Yarn Design is easy enough for a beginner but satisfying to a seasoned maker, I promise! I love texture, unique shapes and stitch combinations, you will not be disappointed with your Life and Yarn Makes!
I have always been a maker, a creator and just an all-around imaginative person! I love the process of creating, from dreaming up an idea to bringing it to life! The experience from when I began to design crochet patterns and then taking a step further to share my ideas and creations with you has been an amazing experience, and I want to thank you for joining me on this creative journey! I learned very young like a lot of crafters, but my love for Fiber Arts grew when I wanted to make keepsakes for my little guy! Nowadays I am designing non-stop with my two littles on my lap trying to build this dream of a business! So much is possible with crochet and it is a world I love to explore! I am so excited to be sharing my Adena Double Brim Beanie with you! I hope you love this comfy cozy beanie as much as I do!
Crochet Double Brim Beanie
Have you ever made a Crochet Double Brim Beanie? No? Yeah, me neither, this was my first one! I have seen so many knit double brim beanies and they look so cozy, but my knitting skills are not strong! I have had this amazingly soft Mary Maxim Mellowspun Yarn sitting in my yarn cabinet for a while now and it was just screaming to be something. I really needed a fast project as something to cleanse my crochet pallet since I have been working on so many large projects, you know what I mean right? A beanie was perfect but I wanted just a bit of a challenge, so I decided to try a crochet double brim beanie! Once I got going and after a bit of trial and error, I have to say it was not as complicated as I anticipated. I am so happy with the cozy result and I hope you are too! This is a great project for some last-minute Christmas gifts! I have it worked up in a range of sizes and you can gift it to the boys too! This is a great unisex beanie! You can choose to add a pom pom or keep it plain! Time to get creative!
If you love this pattern I have a ton of others for free on my blog, lifeandyarn.com or if you are on social media you can follow me there too! I am on Instagram @life.and.yarn (https://www.instagram.com/life.and.yarn/) and on Facebook, Life and Yarn Desings
Free Crochet Pattern
You can also follow along below. This pattern will only be available on the Mary Maxim Blog until January 31.
16 sts x 20 rows is 4”x4” in sc.
Stitches, Descriptions & Abbreviations
- Chain Stitch – ch / Slip Stitch – sl st / Single Crochet – sc
- Foundation Single Crochet – Fsc – Chain 2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through both loops, (1 foundation single crochet with chain at the bottom) *Insert hook to the bottom of the stitch you just made, it will look like the top or “V” of a stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all loops* repeat for desired amount of stitches.
Sizing & Notes
- NB (3-6mo, 6-12mo, Toddler, Child, Teen, Women, Men) – Use corresponding number for your size.
- * Designates a repeat.
- Chain 1 does NOT count as a stitch in this pattern.
Fsc 48 (56, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 88), sl st to first fsc to form a ring.
Ch 1, sc around, sl st to first sc, 48 (56, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 88) stitches.
Round 3 – 10 (12, 16, 18, 22, 28, 32, 36)
Repeat Round 2
Round 11 (13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 33, 37)
Fold Round 1 up to last round, ch 1, sc Round 1 to last completed round to create the double brim, sl st to first sc, 48 (56, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 88) stitches. (See Photos)
Round 12 (14, 18, 20, 24, 30, 34, 38)
Ch 1, sc around, sl sl to first sc, 48 (56, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 88) stitches.
Round 13 (15, 19, 21, 25, 31, 35, 39)
Ch 1, 2sc in first st, skip 1 st, *2sc in next st, skip 1 st, repeat from * to end, sl sl to first sc.
Round 14 (16, 20, 22, 26, 32, 36, 40)
Ch 1, skip first st, 2sc in next st, *skip 1 st, 2sc in next st, repeat from * to end, sl st to first sc.
Rounds 15 (17, 21, 23, 27, 33, 37, 41) to 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 54, 61, 68)
Repeat rounds 13 (15, 19, 21, 25, 31, 35, 39) & 14 (16, 20, 22, 26, 32, 36, 40)
Turn your hat inside out and cinch together.
Turn right side out and that’s it! Leave it plain or add a pom!
As always, be sure to share them and tag me on Facebook (Life and Yarn Designs) and Instagram (@life.and.yarn) so I can reshare!
Stay tuned as we release more free patterns from Mary Maxim and many other Independent designers and countdown Christmas.