Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Heather Beanie (the Twisted Thistle)

Last year I wrote up a quick beanie pattern for a special fluffy yarn - the Thistle Beanie.

                              That pattern is up on the Yarnish Blog and you can find it here.

Over Summer, I had one ball of the Softie yarn (pictured above), and I made a spiralized version of the thistle beanie - and I decided to name it 'Heather'. The original Thistle beanie evoked imagery of a Scottish thistle, and Heather is another iconic Scottish flowering plant - a perfect match! 

Heather is a fairly easy pattern to read, however working with a fluffy yarn can be a bit challenging. I recommend using a stitch marker to mark the first and last stitch of each row.

As usual - US terms are used, but we can easily translate the half double crochet to a half treble crochet in UK terms. 

Heather will fit most adult heads (58cm circumference) and can be worn slouchy - or with the brim turned up. 

I have made a non fluffy version to show off the stitch pattern. I did need to add a few extra rows to achieve the width due to it'd lack of 'drape' 

And back to the fluffy! 

Materials needed:

Abbreviations Used:

ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
hdc2tog - crochet two hdc stitches together
sk – skip
st – stitch
BLO – Back Loop Only
( ) – indicate stitches worked in same stitch.


Make a chain of 42

R1: sk 2ch, 40 hdc across, turn. 40 hdc
R2: ch2, BLOhdc2tog, 37 BLOhdc, (2 BLOhdc) in last st,  turn. 40 BLOhdc
R3: ch2, (2 BLOhdc) in 1st st, 37 BLOhdc,  BLOhdc2tog, turn. 40 BLOhdc

Repeat rows 2 and 3 for a total of 34 rows, or desired width reached. 
Join row 34 to foundation row to make a tube, with needle, cinch one end closed. 

Weave in all ends.

Thanks for reading, and as always, Happy Crocheting


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