Jenna’s Easy Blue Apple Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Jenna’s Easy Blue Apple Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Jenna’s Easy Blue Apple Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern

A blue apple? I’m sure more than a few of you are wondering why I made a blue apple hat. This hat was designed for a certain person in mind. She is a health activist for Autoimmune Arthritis living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and runs the Feeding Edge where she posts her an apple a day awareness art.  The blue apple signifies arthritis awareness. So I had to make an arthritis awareness blue apple just for her. :)  Of course you can switch it up to any color you want for your apple hat. The pattern would be the same just change the main color for the beanie base. If you are wondering with Anklylosing Spondylitis is, you can learn more about this form of Autoimmune Arthritis here. If you would like to learn more about Jenna’s efforts, check out on Facebook or her website here.

I actually liked how well the blue apple hat turned out that I decided to make up a matching set of coasters to send with her gift. :)  I will be adding that pattern to the blog as well in case you like them too.  Happy crafting!

Jenna's Easy Blue Apple Beanie Hat and Coasters Set Crochet Pattern

Jenna’s Easy Blue Apple Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Jenna's Easy Blue Apple Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Project requires:
Bright blue yarn for apple (or desired alternate apple color for main color)
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Medium to dark brown yarn for apple’s stem
Dark green to olive green yarn for stem’s leaf
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
*Small pinch of fiberfill for apple’s stem* (optional)

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US) 
hdc – half double crochet (US) 

Pattern Instructions:
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

The  hat in these pictures are made with my free Easy Peasy  Pre-Teen / Teen / Women Double Crochet Beanie Pattern which you can find here as a foundation for the project. Want it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size of the free pattern you want for your project.

Hat Base: in main color yarn (blue for mine)
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your beanie hat into an apple hat.

Apple’s Stem: using medium to dark brown colored yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (6 sc)
Round 2-3: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in the 1st st and each of the following 5 st in round. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (6 sc)
Round 4-6: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in the 1st 4 st and 1 sl st in to the last st in round. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. ( 5 sc, 1 sl st)
Note: The sl st in each of the 4-6 rounds above help give the stem a curve so you can have it bend slightly to the side like a real apple’s stem and to balance out the weight of the leaf once you attach it on the opposite side.
Leave a long enough of a yarn tail to be able to secure your stem on to your apple beanie hat during finishing steps before cutting yarn and pulling it through last stitch. Put stem to side until needed during assembly.

*The feature above works great for toddler, youth and adult sizes. If you are making a hat in newborn to 12 month sizes, use following instructions instead of above:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 4 sc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (4 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in the 1st st and each of the following 3 st in round. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (4 sc)
Round 3-4: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in the 1st 3 st and 1 sl st in to the last st in round. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (3 sc, 1 sl st)

Stem’s Leaf: using dark green to olive green colored yarn
Row 1: Ch 10. Make 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch, 1 hdc in next 2 st and sl st in last ch. Ch 1 and turn clockwise so you are now working back side of beginning ch. (7 st total)
Row 2: Sl st in to the 1st ch (same ch as last in previous row), place 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 dc in following 4 ch and 1 hdc in last ch. Sl st in to the top of the 1st stitch (hdc) from Row 1. (7 st total)
Leave a short tail long enough to be able to sew your leaf securely on to your apple hat’s stem, before cutting yarn and pulling it through st. Move on to finishing off steps below.

*The feature above works great for toddler, youth and adult sizes. If you are making a hat in newborn to 12 month sizes, use following instructions instead of above:
Row 1: Ch 7. Make 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 ch, 1 sc in next st and sl st in last ch. Ch 1 and turn clockwise so you are now working back side of beginning ch. (5 st total)
Row 2: Sl st in to the 1st ch (same ch as last in previous row), place 1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in following 3 ch and 1 sc in last ch. Sl st in to the top of the 1st stitch (sc) from Row 1. (5 st total)

Finishing off:
Using the tail from your stem’s leaf and the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle use the tail to sew your leaf on to the apple’s steam in your desired location. You can reference my pictures to see how I placed it on my blue apple hat. I placed mine on the opposite side of the curve made in the bottom of the stem’s rounds. Once your leaf is anchored in place on the stem, pull yarn to inside of stem and fasten off.
Using tail from your stem and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the stem in place centered over the middle of the 1st round in your beanie base. I secured mine so that the curve of the stem is on left side and the leaf on the right side of the stem, when it is facing you. If you want to add a pinch of fiberfill stuffing to your stem to keep shaping like in my pictures, do so now before you finish stitching it on. Once securely in place and sewn all around, pull yarn to inside of the beanie hat before you fasten off.
Double check over your work for any loose ends or tails you might of missed during steps above. If you find any, take this time to fasten them off.
All done!  One easy and fun apple beanie hat ready to wear. :)

Here are some of the additional pictures I took to show how the completed apple hat looks like worn from different directions:  

Jenna's Easy Blue Apple Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

Jenna's Easy Blue Apple Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (3)

Jenna's Easy Blue Apple Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Jenna's Easy Blue Apple Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

Jenna's Easy Blue Apple Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

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