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Butterfly Stitch Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern

 

This Free Crochet pattern teaches you to crochet a beanie using the Butterfly stitch.

 

Find more crochet stitches here on the category Crochet Stitches. 

Or more Beanie patterns here Crochet Beanies

 

Other Patterns that use this stitch

Butterfly Stitch for beginners

Butterfly Stitch Slouch hat

Butterfly Stitch Scarf

Butterfly Stitch Infinity Scarf

Butterfly Stitch Fingerless Gloves

Butterfly Stitch Flower Spiral

Butterfly Stitch Jacket

Flower Granny Pattern

 

Butterfly Stitch Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern

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For this Butterfly Stitch Beanie project you will need:

HOOK: 5.5 mm / I hook

YARN: 1 skein of worsted weight yarn 4 ply US, 10 ply AU

 

This hat can be made for a toddler (10 rounds), child (11 rounds) and adult (12 rounds) by just reducing a round before starting the rim.

 

Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = Stitch(es)

* = Repeat what’s in between for rest of round

 SPECIAL STITCH: Butterfly Stitch (see how to do this stitch below)

 

 

 

THE TUTORIALS:

 

RIGHT HANDED VERSION

 

LEFT HANDED VERSION

 

I have made a new beginner tutorial on this stitch with slow motion, check it out if your having trouble.

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SPECIAL STITCH: Butterfly Stitch

HOW TO DO THE BUTTERFLY STITCH

To do the first butterfly stitch you put your needle into next stitch and pull up a loop, ch 1 using the loop you just pulled up, now you should have 2 loops on your hook, go into next stitch and pull up another loop, now double crochet by pulling through 2 loops at a time. Ch 1 to complete the stitch.

 

5 stitch pics -2

 

Don’t forget to chain one after every stitch or you will be decreasing.

 

 

 

To Start

ch 3 and sl st into beginning ch to form a ring

 

Round 1
ch 1, sc 12 into ring, sl st into beginning st (12 sts)

 

Round 2

Goal: You need to increase every stitch around (24 sts)  

 

NOTE 1: Keep in mind the chain after the BFS (butterfly stitch) counts as a stitch.

 

NOTE 2: You will be doing the increase differently on round 2 (this round) than you will for the rest of the hat.

To do the increase for round 2 you need to start the Butterfly Stitch using the same stitch where you just did your last stitch.

 

In detail on how to do the increase for round 2:

First Butterfly stitch of this round is all done in the same first stitch.

 

The second stitch:

Go in through same stitch (same stitch being the first stitch of the round) and pull up a loop, 2 loops on hook.

BFS 7

 

Yarn over and pull through only one loop on the hook.

BFS 8

 

Go in through next stitch and pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook.

BFS 9

 

Pull through 2 loops, pull through last 2 loops, one loop on hook. Ch 1.

BFS 10

 

BFS 11

Don’t forget to count your stitches every round. Every BFS counts as 2 sts.  Repeat for the rest of the round.

 

Finish last stitch of the round by finishing the stitch using the large stitch at the end of the round. As my finger shows below. Place a marker here to mark the beginning of the round. (24 sts)

 

Butterfly Ending the round

 

BFS 4

 

Below I teach you how to work your increases and how to work a regular BFS for the rest of this hat.

 

Round 3 (see example picture below on how to do a regular BFS for rest of project, worked in the wings of the butterfly)

Below shows you the stitches that you will be working in for round 3, the wings of the butterfly. As you can see on the right side of picture is a completed butterfly stitch. It uses both sets of wings to complete the stitch. 

 

How to Butterfly st 1

 

Always make sure to ch 1 after double crocheting, VERY Important part of this stitch! If your don’t ch 1 your decreasing

 

 

Round 3 (see example picture below on how to increase for rest of project)

To see how to Increase using both wings of the butterfly see the picture below,

 

How to Butterfly st 6

 

**Above shows you what it looks like to increase for the rest of your project, Put 1 butterfly stitch in each wing of the butterfly from the previous round.

 

Round 3

Goal: ch 1 and do an increase in the first stitch like shown above. 

When I say First stitch in this pattern I don’t mean the stitch you slip stitched into to end the round, but the following stitch.

* Butterfly stitch into next stitch as normal using both wings, ch 1, Do another increase in next stitch.* Repeat pattern until you have 36 sts. You will have to use the last two *sorta stitches* to increase in the last two stitches to get the 36 total stitches you need for this round. Slip stitch into the beginning stitch. (36 sts)

 

BFS 12 BFS 13

 

 

Round 4

ch 1, First stitch do an increase, * Butterfly stitch in the next two stitches, then do an increase* repeat this pattern until you have 48 sts, sl st in beginning st. (48 sts)

BFS 16 BFS 17 

 

 

Round 5

ch 1, First stitch do an increase, * Butterfly stitch as normal in the next three stitches, then do an increase* repeat this pattern until you have 60 sts. You will have to use that weird non stitch at the beginning again to complete your last stitch of the round. Slip stitch into the beginning stitch.

BFS 18 BFS 19 BFS 20 

 

 

Round Six – ? (see SIZING)

You are done increasing. Do 1 Butterfly st in all sts around. You will be using that weird last stitch for every row now, and you will also be chaining one after the last butterfly stitch of the row, then slip stitch in your beginning stitch.

 

NOTE: If you loose a butterfly stitch somewhere and you only have 58 stitches once you get your rows going, it’s okay. This shouldn’t effect the size of your hat so much.

 

SIZING

To make it for a toddler do a total of 10 rounds, for a child do 11 rounds and for an adult do 12 total rounds before starting the rim.

 

I am only talking about the rounds of butterfly stitch rows, not counting the middle ring where you first did your 12 sc’s.

 

The sizing is only a recommendation. You may want to have it fit more over the ears, if so add more rows. We all crochet differently and the yarn plays a part. So feel free to make the necessary changes to make your hat fit better.

 

MAKING THE RIM

 

Round 1

ch 1, and sc into each wing of the BFS, you should have 60 sts.  sl st in beginning st.

 

Round 2 – 5  (4 rounds)

ch 1, and sc into st around, sl st in beginning st. (60 sts)

 

sl st, ch 1 cut yarn and enjoy!

 

 

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