Sunday, February 2, 2014

Spike Stitch Beanie with Pattern

My lovely sister, Shelon - who has the blog Gems from God, has requested a pattern for how I made this spike stitch beanie so I'm going to post that for today. I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to share pics of your hat over on my Facebook page, Crochet2002!

 Spike Stitch Beanie


  • 2 colors of Red Heart Soft
  • size I/5.5MM crochet hook
  • scissors
  • yarn needle for weaving in the ends

Close up of the Spike Stitch
Stitches used:

  • Chain (ch)
  • Slip Stitch (sl st)
  • Single Crochet (SC)
  • Double Crochet (DC)
  • Spike Stitch (SpSt)
  • Magic Circle
I use American terminology; here's a converter!

single crochet (sc)double crochet (dc)
double crochet (dc)treble (tr)
half double crochet (hdc)half treble (htr)
triple crochet (trc)double treble (dtr)
slip stitch (sl st)slip stitch (sl st)
        (Image from Yarn Forward)

  • As always the color choice is your own but for a more dramatic impact use 1 light color and 1 darker color.
  • Ch 3 at the beginning of each row counts as a DC.
  • Always join your work at the end of every row with a slip stitch.


Row 1: Using the Magic Circle method, ch3 (counts as 1stDC here and throughout), 7DC in the circle. Pull tight to close. Join to first DC. **If you prefer you can ch 4, join to form a circle. Ch 3, 7DC in circle** (8dc)

Row 2: Ch3, DC in same. 2DC in each remaining stitch. (16DC)

Row 3: Ch 3, DC in same. *1DC in next stitch, 2DC in next. Repeat from * around.

Row 4: Ch 3, DC in same. *1DC in next 2 stitches, 2DC in next. Repeat from * around.

Row 5: Ch 3, DC in same. *1DC in next 3 stitches, 2DC in next. Repeat from * around.

Row 6: Ch 3, DC in same. *1DC in next 4 stitches, 2DC in next. Repeat from * around.

This is where I stopped increasing but if you need a larger size increase until it's going to fit!

Row 7: Ch 3, DC in same. 1DC in each stitch around.

Rows 8 - 10: Repeat Row 7.

Row 11: Switch to lighter color yarn and Repeat Row 7.

Row 12: Repeat Row 7.

Row 13: Switch to darker color yarn. This is the Spike Stitch row!
Ch 3, *1DC in next 2 stitches. SpSt next stitch into the FIRST row (Row 11) of the lighter color yarn. See image below. (one note - the tutorial linked above for the spike stitch shows a SC spike stitch and we're doing a DC spike stitch) Repeat from * around.

This is what the Spike Stitch looks like as
you are working the row. Note the darker color goes
into the FIRST row of the lighter color yarn.

Rows 14 - 15: Ch 3, DC in same, 1DC in each stitch around.

Row 16: Ch 1, SC in same and in each stitch around.

Cut yarn, tie off and weave in all your loose ends. And that's it! One Spike Stitch beanie!

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  1. Totally awesome! Thank you sissy!

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Susan - I've made two or three like this so far and it seems to be the favorite among the family. I'm a might taken with it myself =D

  3. Someone mentioned that it looks like the Tardis from Doctor Who - and now when I look at it I can't help be reminded of the show. I'm sure it can be tweaked just a tad to make it more so.

    1. I've played around with it some but I'm not completely happy with it just yet - when I get it where I want it, I'll post it =D