Swirling Leaves Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern

One of my favorite stitch patterns is the one that I have dubbed Swirling Leaves. This pattern for the Swirling Leaves Beanie was originally published on Cre8tion Crochet as a contributor pattern but I am going to be slowly moving the patterns here over the next month or so.

Swirling Leaves Beanie collage

You can either make this beanie to hug your head or make it slouchy. For a slouch you just need to work more rounds. It is also size from 18″ doll to adult so it is great for everyone! For a tutorial on working the Swirling Leaves stitch in the round, you can go HERE.

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Swirling Leaves Beanie Pattern information

Skill Level: Intermediate
Gauge:
  • 3 rows x 2 repeats = 2 inches (in pattern)
General Supplies:
  • Worsted Weight Yarn – I recommend Caron Simply Soft or Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton
  • Hook – H (5.0mm)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch Marker
Abbreviations and stitches required:
  • ch: chain
  • mc: magic circle
  • sc: single crochet
  • sc inc: single crochet increase
  • slst: slip stitch
  • dc: double crochet
  • cl: cluster (4 dc together)
  • sp: space
  • st(s): stitch(es)
Notes:
  • The cluster (4dctog) is worked with 3 dc around the stem of the previous dc and one in the indicated stitch. This post from Moogly shows the method of wrapping the stitches around the stem of the stitch. http://www.mooglyblog.com/wrap-around-stitches/
  • The 4dctog is worked leaving the last loop of each dc on the hook and then pulling through all 5 loops on the hook to finish the stitch.
  • The crown of the beanie is worked in alternating front and back loops. One stitch is worked in the front loop and the next is worked in the back loop. For increase stitches, work both loops individually.
  • For a slouchier beanie, do 2-3 more rounds of the cluster stitch.

Swirling Leaves Beanie Pattern

 18” Doll

Round 1: Mc, 6 sc in mc. DO NOT JOIN. Place stitch marker. (6 sts)

Round 2: Sc inc in each st around (12 sts)

Round 3: *Sc, sc inc* around (18 sts)

Round 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc inc in next* around (24 sts)

Round 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc in next* around (30 sts)

Round 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc inc in next* around (36 sts)

Round 7: *Sc in next 5 sts, sc inc in next* around (42 sts)

Round 8: Sc in each st around to stitch marker, sl st into next stitch (42 sts)

Round 9: Ch 3, dc into same stitch. *Ch 3, work 3 sts of the cl around the stem of the last dc worked, sk 2 st, work last dc of cl in next st* repeat around to last cl placing last dc of last cl in bottom of beginning ch 3. Sl st into top of ch 3. (14 cl sts)

Round 10: Ch 3, turn. Dc into ch 3 from previous round. *Ch 3, work 3 sts of the cl around the stem of the last dc worked, work last dc of cl in ch 3 from previous row* repeat around to last cl placing last dc of last cl in same sp as beginning ch 3. Sl st into top of ch 3. (14 cl sts)

Round 11-12: Repeat Round 10.

Round 13: Ch 1, sc evenly around bottom. Sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

Swirling Leaves Beanie Doll

Newborn

Round 1: Mc, 6 sc in mc. DO NOT JOIN. Place stitch marker. (6 sts)

Round 2: Sc inc in each st around (12 sts)

Round 3: *Sc, sc inc* around (18 sts)

Round 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc inc in next* around (24 sts)

Round 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc in next* around (30 sts)

Round 6: Sc in each st around to stitch marker, sl st into next stitch (30 sts)

Round 7: Ch 3, dc into same stitch. *Ch 3, work 3 sts of the cl around the stem of the last dc worked, sk 1 st, work last dc of cl in next st* repeat around to last cl placing last dc of last cl in bottom of beginning ch 3. Sl st into top of ch 3. (15 cl sts)

Round 8: Ch 3, turn. Dc into ch 3 from previous round. *Ch 3, work 3 sts of the cl around the stem of the last dc worked, work last dc of cl in ch 3 from previous row* repeat around to last cl placing last dc of last cl in same sp as beginning ch 3. Sl st into top of ch 3. (15 cl sts)

Round 9-11: Repeat Round 8.

Round 12: Ch 1, sc evenly around bottom. Sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

0-3 Month

Round 1: Mc, 6 sc in mc. DO NOT JOIN. Place stitch marker. (6 sts)

Round 2: Sc inc in each st around (12 sts)

Round 3: *Sc, sc inc* around (18 sts)

Round 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc inc in next* around (24 sts)

Round 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc in next* around (30 sts)

Round 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc inc in next* around (36 sts)

Round 7: Sc in each st around to stitch marker, sl st into next stitch (36 sts)

Round 8: Ch 3, dc into same stitch. *Ch 3, work 3 sts of the cl around the stem of the last dc worked, sk 1 st, work last dc of cl in next st* repeat around to last cl placing last dc of last cl in bottom of beginning ch 3. Sl st into top of ch 3. (18 cl sts)

Round 9: Ch 3, turn. Dc into ch 3 from previous round. *Ch 3, work 3 sts of the cl around the stem of the last dc worked, work last dc of cl in ch 3 from previous row* repeat around to last cl placing last dc of last cl in same sp as beginning ch 3. Sl st into top of ch 3. (18 cl sts)

Round 10-12: Repeat Round 9.

Round 13: Ch 1, sc around. Sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

3-6 Month

Round 1: Mc, 6 sc in mc. DO NOT JOIN. Place stitch marker. (6 sts)

Round 2: Sc inc in each st around (12 sts)

Round 3: *Sc, sc inc* around (18 sts)

Round 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc inc in next* around (24 sts)

Round 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc in next* around (30 sts)

Round 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc inc in next* around (36 sts)

Round 7: *Sc in next 17 sts, sc inc in next* around (38 sts)

Round 8: Sc in each st around to stitch marker, sl st into next stitch (38 sts)

Round 9: Ch 3, dc into same stitch. *Ch 3, work 3 sts of the cl around the stem of the last dc worked, sk 1 st, work last dc of cl in next st* repeat around to last cl placing last dc of last cl in bottom of beginning ch 3. Sl st into top of ch 3. (19 cl sts)

Round 10: Ch 3, turn. Dc into ch 3 from previous round. *Ch 3, work 3 sts of the cl around the stem of the last dc worked, work last dc of cl in ch 3 from previous row* repeat around to last cl placing last dc of last cl in same sp as beginning ch 3. Sl st into top of ch 3. (19 cl sts)

Round 11-13: Repeat Round 10.

Round 14: Ch 1, sc around. Sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

Swirling Leaves Beanie Nondas

6-12 Month

Round 1: Mc, 6 sc in mc. DO NOT JOIN. Place stitch marker. (6 sts)

Round 2: Sc inc in each st around (12 sts)

Round 3: *Sc, sc inc* around (18 sts)

Round 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc inc in next* around (24 sts)

Round 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc in next* around (30 sts)

Round 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc inc in next* around (36 sts)

Round 7: *Sc in next 5 sts, sc inc in next* around (42 sts)

Round 8: *Sc in next 20 sts, sc inc in next* around (44 sts)

Round 9: Sc in each st around to stitch marker, sl st into next stitch (44 sts)

Round 10: Ch 3, dc into same stitch. *Ch 3, work 3 sts of the cl around the stem of the last dc worked, sk 1 st, work last dc of cl in next st* repeat around to last cl placing last dc of last cl in bottom of beginning ch 3. Sl st into top of ch 3. (22 cl sts)

Round 11: Ch 3, turn. Dc into ch 3 from previous round. *Ch 3, work 3 sts of the cl around the stem of the last dc worked, work last dc of cl in ch 3 from previous row* repeat around to last cl placing last dc of last cl in same sp as beginning ch 3. Sl st into top of ch 3. (22 cl sts)

Round 12-15: Repeat Round 11.

Round 16: Ch 1, sc around. Finish off and weave in ends.

Toddler

Round 1: Mc, 6 sc in mc. DO NOT JOIN. Place stitch marker. (6 sts)

Round 2: Sc inc in each st around (12 sts)

Round 3: *Sc, sc inc* around (18 sts)

Round 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc inc in next* around (24 sts)

Round 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc in next* around (30 sts)

Round 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc inc in next* around (36 sts)

Round 7: *Sc in next 5 sts, sc inc in next* around (42 sts)

Round 8: *Sc in next 6 sts, sc inc in next* around (48 sts)

Round 9: Sc in each st around to stitch marker, sl st into next stitch (48 sts)

Round 10: Ch 3, dc into same stitch. *Ch 3, work 3 sts of the cl around the stem of the last dc worked, sk 1 st, work last dc of cl in next st* repeat around to last cl placing last dc of last cl in bottom of beginning ch 3. Sl st into top of ch 3. (24 cl sts)

Round 11: Ch 3, turn. Dc into ch 3 from previous round. *Ch 3, work 3 sts of the cl around the stem of the last dc worked, work last dc of cl in ch 3 from previous row* repeat around to last cl placing last dc of last cl in same sp as beginning ch 3. Sl st into top of ch 3. (24 cl sts)

Round 12-14: Repeat Round 11.

Round 15: Ch 1, sc around. Sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

Child

Round 1: Mc, 6 sc in mc. DO NOT JOIN. Place stitch marker. (6 sts)

Round 2: Sc inc in each st around (12 sts)

Round 3: *Sc, sc inc* around (18 sts)

Round 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc inc in next* around (24 sts)

Round 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc in next* around (30 sts)

Round 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc inc in next* around (36 sts)

Round 7: *Sc in next 5 sts, sc inc in next* around (42 sts)

Round 8: *Sc in next 6 sts, sc inc in next* around (48 sts)

Round 9: *Sc in next 7 sts, sc inc in next* around (54 sts)

Round 10: Sc in each st around to stitch marker, sl st into next stitch (54 sts)

Round 11: Ch 3, dc into same stitch. *Ch 3, work 3 sts of the cl around the stem of the last dc worked, sk 1 st, work last dc of cl in next st* repeat around to last cl placing last dc of last cl in bottom of beginning ch 3. Sl st into top of ch 3. (27 cl sts)

Round 12: Ch 3, turn. Dc into ch 3 from previous round. *Ch 3, work 3 sts of the cl around the stem of the last dc worked, work last dc of cl in ch 3 from previous row* repeat around to last cl placing last dc of last cl in same sp as beginning ch 3. Sl st into top of ch 3. (27 cl sts)

Round 13-16: Repeat Round 12.

Round 17: Ch 1, sc around. Finish off and weave in ends.

Preteen

Round 1: Mc, 6 sc in mc. DO NOT JOIN. Place stitch marker. (6 sts)

Round 2: Sc inc in each st around (12 sts)

Round 3: *Sc, sc inc* around (18 sts)

Round 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc inc in next* around (24 sts)

Round 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc in next* around (30 sts)

Round 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc inc in next* around (36 sts)

Round 7: *Sc in next 5 sts, sc inc in next* around (42 sts)

Round 8: *Sc in next 6 sts, sc inc in next* around (48 sts)

Round 9: *Sc in next 7 sts, sc inc in next* around (54 sts)

Round 10: *Sc in next 8 sts, sc inc in next* around (60 sts)

Round 11: *Sc in next 9 sts, sc inc in next* around (66 sts)

Round 12: Sc in each st around to stitch marker, sl st into next stitch (66 sts)

Round 13: Ch 3, dc into same stitch. *Ch 3, work 3 sts of the cl around the stem of the last dc worked, sk 1 st, work last dc of cl in next st* repeat around to last cl placing last dc of last cl in bottom of beginning ch 3. Sl st into top of ch 3. (33 cl sts)

Round 14: Ch 3, turn. Dc into ch 3 from previous round. *Ch 3, work 3 sts of the cl around the stem of the last dc worked, work last dc of cl in ch 3 from previous row* repeat around to last cl placing last dc of last cl in same sp as beginning ch 3. Sl st into top of ch 3. (33 cl sts)

Round 15-18: Repeat Round 14.

Round 19: Ch 1, sc around. Sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

Swirling Leaves Beanie Dsey Designs

Teen/Adult

Round 1: Mc, 6 sc in mc. DO NOT JOIN. Place stitch marker. (6 sts)

Round 2: Sc inc in each st around (12 sts)

Round 3: *Sc, sc inc* around (18 sts)

Round 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc inc in next* around (24 sts)

Round 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc in next* around (30 sts)

Round 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc inc in next* around (36 sts)

Round 7: *Sc in next 5 sts, sc inc in next* around (42 sts)

Round 8: *Sc in next 6 sts, sc inc in next* around (48 sts)

Round 9: *Sc in next 7 sts, sc inc in next* around (54 sts)

Round 10: *Sc in next 8 sts, sc inc in next* around (60 sts)

Round 11: Sc in each st around to stitch marker, sl st into next stitch (60 sts)

Round 12: Ch 3, dc into same stitch. *Ch 3, work 3 sts of the cl around the stem of the last dc worked, sk 1 st, work last dc of cl in next st* repeat around to last cl placing last dc of last cl in bottom of beginning ch 3. Sl st into top of ch 3. (30 cl sts)

Round 13: Ch 3, turn. Dc into ch 3 from previous round. *Ch 3, work 3 sts of the cl around the stem of the last dc worked, work last dc of cl in ch 3 from previous row* repeat around to last cl placing last dc of last cl in same sp as beginning ch 3. Sl st into top of ch 3. (30 cl sts)

Round 14-17: Repeat Round 13.

Round 18: Ch 1, sc around. Finish off and weave in ends.

 

Adult

Round 1: Mc, 6 sc in mc. DO NOT JOIN. Place stitch marker. (6 sts)

Round 2: Sc inc in each st around (12 sts)

Round 3: *Sc, sc inc* around (18 sts)

Round 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc inc in next* around (24 sts)

Round 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc in next* around (30 sts)

Round 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc inc in next* around (36 sts)

Round 7: *Sc in next 5 sts, sc inc in next* around (42 sts)

Round 8: *Sc in next 6 sts, sc inc in next* around (48 sts)

Round 9: *Sc in next 7 sts, sc inc in next* around (54 sts)

Round 10: *Sc in next 8 sts, sc inc in next* around (60 sts)

Round 11: *Sc in next 9 sts, sc inc in next* around (66 sts)

Round 12: Sc in each st around to stitch marker, sl st into next stitch (66 sts)

Round 13: Ch 3, dc into same stitch. *Ch 3, work 3 sts of the cl around the stem of the last dc worked, sk 1 st, work last dc of cl in next st* repeat around to last cl placing last dc of last cl in bottom of beginning ch 3. Sl st into top of ch 3. (33 cl sts)

Round 14: Ch 3, turn. Dc into ch 3 from previous round. *Ch 3, work 3 sts of the cl around the stem of the last dc worked, work last dc of cl in ch 3 from previous row* repeat around to last cl placing last dc of last cl in same sp as beginning ch 3. Sl st into top of ch 3. (33 cl sts)

Round 15-20: Repeat Round 14.

Round 21: Ch 1, sc around. Finish off and weave in ends.

 

I hope you enjoyed the Swirling Leaves Beanie pattern. You can find other Swirling Leaves patterns in my Ravelry store HERE.

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