Marta Hat is a textured crochet beanie for women that is easy to make and a pleasure to wear. Use this easy crochet beanie pattern for women to make your very own.
This crochet beanie pattern is a very special design to me. I am excited to share the free pattern with you as well as the powerful message this beanie brings with it.
This is my first year taking part in the Crochet Cancer Challenge organised by Christine from Sweet Potato 3.
This is a community event where crochet designers come together and share new crochet hat designs. It is lovely to see our amazing crochet community come together to make a difference by participating in the Crochet Cancer Challenge.
It is a charity event that lasts throughout October – the cancer awareness month. Almost every day, you will be able to download a free crochet hat pattern.
Each hat pattern has been designed in honor of someone we know. Someone who has battled cancer or to help bring awareness to a specific type of cancer.
By downloading the pattern for free you are taking a pledge to make a minimum of one hat from that pattern to donate. You can give the donation to someone you know who is battling cancer, or to a cancer center.
Marta Hat Design
As you might have gathered, the Marta Hat has a special place in my heart.
It is dedicated to my dear auntie Marta. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer a few years ago. After intensive treatment and many operations, she got the all clear!
It was followed by regular cancer check-ups for 2 years with cancer keeping at bay.
However, during our recent visit to Slovakia, I have learnt that at her last check up, she was given the devastating news that the results weren’t looking good.
She is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment again. Strong dose of treatment takes its toll on her overall health.
I felt devastated, even more so because we had to make the tough decision to not visit her in person. I haven’t seen her for over 4 years and I really wanted her to meet my younger boy.
However, this decision was for her safety and health because at this time even common cold would be too much to handle in such a weak state.
I spoke to my dear auntie on the phone and we promised to see each other next summer. So, I am counting down the days until next summer, auntie…
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Textured Crochet Beanie Design
Here are a few details about this textured crochet beanie design.
While we were visiting Slovakia, I have popped into the local yarn shop in my town that has been there many many years, ever since I was a kid!
I have chosen Nako Mona Lisa yarn in teal to represent and bring awareness to ovarian cancer in honour of my sweet auntie Marta.
I have also chosen crossed single double crochet stitch. Each cross represents a little hope that my auntie gets better.
In the spirit of bringing awareness to ovarian cancer, here are symptoms of ovarian cancer from NHS website HERE.
“Symptoms of ovarian cancer include frequently (roughly 12 or more times a month) having a swollen tummy or feeling bloated, pain or tenderness in your tummy or the area between the hips (pelvis), no appetite or feeling full quickly after eating, an urgent need to pee or needing to pee more often.
Other symptoms of ovarian cancer can include indigestion, constipation or diarrhoea, back pain, feeling tired all the time, losing weight without trying, bleeding from the vagina after the menopause.”
Make a pledge with textured crochet beanie download
The Marta Hat features in the Crochet Cancer Challenge on October 29, 2022. This means that you can get the pattern for FREE one day only.
However, if you download the pattern for FREE you are taking a PLEDGE to make a minimum of one hat from the pattern to donate. The donation is supposed to go to a cancer patient or cancer center.
To download a copy, visit the main round up here, grab the coupon code and please scroll down to find the download button.
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MATERIALS (contains affiliate links)
- Nako Mona Lisa (100% acrylic; 172m per 100g ball; worsted weight) x 1 ball in Color Teal (98539)
- 6 mm crochet hook
- pom pom maker
- faux fur pom pom
- Yarn needle
50 cm head circumference x 24 cm hat height
14 sts x 11 rows = 10 x 10 cm/ 4 x 4 inch measured over main stitch pattern
STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)
sc- single crochet
sc blo – single crochet thorugh back loop only
sc2tog – single crochet the following two stitches together, decrease
dc – double crochet
Textured Crochet Beanie Pattern Notes
- the hat is worked bottom up
- the pattern starts with the ribbed brim
- ribbed brim is worked in short rows of sc blo st rows until you reach your desired circumference
- the brim is them joined into a continuous round by crocheting the last row and underside of foundation chain together
- the main body of the hat is then worked around the long edge of the hat brim
- you will be working around the end stitch of each row of the hat brim and pick up stitches in each row
- so the number of rows of the hat brim will equal number of stitches of the hat main body
- the stitch I used for the main body is cross sc/dc
- it is a textured stitch that is created by crossing a taller stitch over a shorter one
Size Adjustments For Textured Crochet Beanie
- to adjust the size of the hat, you will need to adjust the length of the hat brim when working the short sc blo rows
- to ensure the crossed sc/dc stitch pattern works out correctly, you will need EVEN number of rows of the hat brim
- then simply join the hat brim into round and continue working along the long edge of the brim
- you can refer to the handy hat sizes chart below when adjusting the size
- please keep in mind you should work with the main body hat tension as the brim is very stretchy and should be smaller than the hat circumference in order to sit in the head nicely
- so for each 1 cm of the hat circumference you should have 1.4 sts
- as an example: for 3-6 months size hat, I will need 36 cm hat circumference; 36 x 1.4 = 50.4 sts which rounded off will be 50 sts of the main hat; therefore you will need to work 50 rows of the hat brim and continue with the crossed sc/dc st pattern
Textured Crochet Beanie Main Pattern
Crochet Hat Brim
With yarn A chain 10.
Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch across, turn. [9 sc]
Row 2: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st here and troughout), 1 sc, 7 sc blo, 1 sc in last, turn. [9 sc]
Repeat Row 2 another 64 times until you have 66 rows of the hat brim in total.
Fold the brim in half and line up the stitches of the last rows with the stitches of the underside of the foundation chain.
Using yarn needle or a hook, sew or crochet the two rows together to join the long strip into a brim of the hat.
Turn right side out.
You will now be working around the long edge of the brim of the hat to create the body.
You will be working around the end sc st of each end of the row of the brim.
Main Body Of Hat
Rnd 1: 1 ch, 1 sc into each end st around the brim, sl st to first sc. [66 sc]
Rnd 2: 1 ch, miss the st at the bottom of 1 ch, 1 sc into next st, 1 dc in the missed st working across the sc st just made, (miss next st, 1 sc in next, 1 dc in the missed st) repeat around, sl st to top of first sc. [66 sts]
Rnd 3: 1 ch, miss first sc, 1 sc into next dc, 1 dc into the missed sc, (miss next sc, 1 sc into next dc, 1 dc into the missed sc) repeat around, sl st to top of first sc. [66 sts]
Repeat Round 3 until you have 19 rounds in total.
Rnd 20: 1 ch, 1 sc2tog around, sl st to top of first st. [33 sts]
Rnd 21: 1 ch, 1 sc2tog around, sc to end, sl st to top of first st. [17 sts]
Using yarn needle cinch the top of the hat using running stitch and inserting needle into every second stitch.
You can follow a full video tutorial on classic cinch or X closure here How To Cinch A Crochet Hat – X Closure Free Video Tutorial.
Pull the top of the hat closed and secure.
Sew in all ends.
Attach a faux fur or yarn pom pom to finish off the hat, however, this is optional.
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