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Salzburg Beanie, The Modifications: Free Crochet Pattern

Salzburg Beanie, The Modifications: Free Crochet Pattern

Do you love the Salzburg Asymmetrical Beanie - but you really want that bun beanie style? Turns out, the asymmetrical nature of the original pattern doesn’t really translate well to the bun beanie - because the seam at the top of the pattern does not sit centered on the crown of the wearer’s head. So, unless you want to rock a crazy, ‘80’s style side-pony, I’ve put together this post of modifications you can make to the pattern to give it the more traditional bun beanie or slouch beanie look.

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Salzburg Beanie: Free Crochet Hat Pattern

Salzburg Beanie: Free Crochet Hat Pattern

But first, just a few notes…

All the stitch counts for these modifications are based on the original Salzburg Beanie pattern. You can choose to either use the free version here which includes the newborn and adult large sizes, or you can choose to purchase the full pattern which includes sizes newborn, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 2-5 years, 5-10 years, preteen/teen/adult small, and adult large. The PDF is also in an easily printed format, which makes note taking much, much easier.

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In addition to being based on the original stitch counts, these modifications also have the same gauge requirements - in order for your hat to fit properly in each size, I recommend taking a moment to work up a gauge swatch.


Gauge:

Brim: 2” = 8 st x 8 rows

Worked in sc, BLO using G/4.25 mm hook

 

Body:2 rows of fpdc and puff st = 2”

Worked in pattern stitch repeat using I/5.5 mm hook.

The width depends on the thickness of the puff stitch - so you can make the hat fuller or tighter based on how many loops you use on your puff stitches.

Follow all other notes and special stitches in the original pattern.


Traditional Brim Modification

Not everyone is as enthusiastic about the asymmetrical nature of this new crochet hat pattern. Some people prefer to whip up a quick brim and build the hat on that base - which is a fantastic solution to fall and winter market prep! Use the following instructions to make the traditional brimmed Salzburg Beanie:

  1. Newborn - 12 months: Ch 9, starting in 2nd ch from hook, (sc BLO in next 8 st, ch 1 - turn). Repeat the parenthesis for the required number of rows as recorded in the original pattern. (2 “ tall)

  2. 2-5 yrs, 5-10 years: Ch 13, starting in 2nd ch from hook, (sc BLO in next 12 st, ch 1 - turn). Repeat the parenthesis for the required number of rows as recorded in the original pattern. (3” tall)

  3. Small - Large: Ch 17, starting in 2nd ch from hook, (sc BLO in next 16 st, ch 1 - turn). Repeat the parenthesis for the required number of rows as recorded in the original pattern. (4” tall)

This will result in a thick, foldable traditional brim for the hat. You can, of course, make the brim shorter by using the stitch count from a smaller hat - as long as the number of rows is correct, you can move on to the next portion of the hat.

Traditional Brim Salzburg Beanie: Free Crochet Pattern

Traditional Brim Salzburg Beanie: Free Crochet Pattern

 

 Slouch Beanie Modification

After creating the traditional brim for the Salzburg Beanie crochet pattern, use the following formula to create a slouchy hat - perfect for warm ears on chilly nights! Remember, two rows of the body stitch repeat is equal to 1”. If you meet this gauge, the pattern should work out fine.

  1. Newborn, 3-6 m, 6-12 m: Work the stitch repeat for 6, 7, 8 rows before beginning decreasing rounds as written in the pattern. After completing the decreasing rounds, fasten off, leave a long tail. Turn the hat inside out and seam up the top, adding a pom pom if desired. Your hat should meet the final measurements as written in the original pattern.

  2. 2-5 y, 5-10 yr: Work the stitch repeat for 8, 9 rows before beginning decreasing rounds as written in the pattern. After completing the decreasing rounds, fasten off, leave a long tail. Turn the hat inside out and seam up the top, adding a pom pom if desired. Your hat should meet the final measurements as written in the original pattern.

  3. Small, Large: Work the stitch repeat for 8, 9 rows before beginning decreasing rounds as written in the pattern. After completing the decreasing rounds, fasten off, leave a long tail. Turn the hat inside out and seam up the top, adding a pom pom if desired. Your hat should meet the final measurements as written in the original pattern.

Obviously, if you use a shorter brim than the one I used, you will need to adjust the number of rows in the body of the hat to meet the final measurements shown in the Salzburg Beanie crochet pattern.


Salzburg Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern

Salzburg Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern

 

Bun Beanie Modification

Follow the steps for the traditional brim as well as the steps for the slouchy beanie; however, instead of seaming up the top of the hat to create a slouch cap, continue for one final row sc dec (so, including the one in the pattern, you will have two rows of sc dec). Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

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Remember, the Salzburg Beanie is written by Rebekah Haas. I hold the copyright to this pattern. It should not be published, shared, or sold without direct permission of the designer. You are, of course, welcome to sell any items you make using this pattern. If you post pictures of your item on Instagram or Facebook, please credit me with the design by linking to my Instagram account or website. Thank you for choosing to make my pattern! I hope it inspires you!

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Salzburg Beanie: Free Crochet Pattern

Salzburg Beanie: Free Crochet Pattern

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