FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Sign of The Times Beanie Hat

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Sign of The Times Beanie Hat

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This is the Sign Of The Times Hat and like the name, it really is indicative of the times we are living in.
As we approach colder weather in the northern hemisphere, we will not only have to deal with the cold and wind, but also the season of colds and flu. We are already doing everything to combat Covid-19 by social distancing and wearing masks, washing our hands, and not touching surfaces. My new hat design comes with buttons to accommodate a face-mask and then an attachment to cover the face-mask underneath.

We all want to enjoy the outdoors and with so much ahead of us-sport events, holidays, and other situations where we may be near others, this hat is the perfect way to accommodate a face-mask while battling the elements!

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Materials you will need:

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Lion Brand Yarns Basic Stitch in Goldmine (one ball of yarn)
Brava Worsted by WeCrochet in any color (I used Dublin Green and a burnt orange color)
Paintbox Yarns in Red and Light Green
Faux Fur Pom
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
2 Buttons


-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This is written in US terms
-This took about 2 days to make
-This hat will fit any adult
-You can check out to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the yarn I used in this project. The yarns I used are listed in the Materials Section above.
-This hat is crocheted from the bottom up.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Puff Stitch: [YO, Insert hook, YO, pull through] 3 times, YO pull through all 7 loops on hook. Puff made.
BLO: Back Loop Only



With tan color
Ch 16

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch and in each ch across, Ch 1, Turn. (15)

Rows 2-65: Working in BLO, SC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (15)

SC 1st and last row together to form a headband style piece. Do NOT fasten off.

Hat portion:

Round 1: Fold the headband so that both edges are together (so the headband is half the width it was) and evenly SC 66 sts around the edge closing the whole piece by single crocheting both layers together. (see photos for a visual idea).
Fasten off and change color.

Rnd 2: Attach to any stitch, Ch 3 (counts as first DC st), *Puff St in next st, DC in next st, repeat from * around, ending with Puff st in last st, sl st to first ch 3 st, Ch 1. Do NOT turn. (66)

Rnd 3: SC in each st around, sl st to first SC, Fasten off, change color.

Rnd 4: Attach next color in stitch you last sl st’d into, Ch 3, *Puff St in next st, DC in next st, repeat from * around, ending with Puff st in last st, sl st to first ch 3 st, Ch 1. (66)

Rnd 5: Repeat Rnd 3
Change color

Rnd 6: Repeat Rnd 4

Rnd 7: Repeat Rnd 3
Change color

Rnd 8: Repeat Rnd 4

Rnd 9: Repeat Rnd 3
Change color

Rnd 10: Repeat Rnd 4

Rnd 11: Repeat Rnd 3
Change color

Rnd 12: Repeat Rnd 4

Rnd 13: [SC2TOG, SC in next 9 sts] 6 times, sl st to first SC, Fasten off, Change color. (60)

Rnd 14: Repeat Rnd 4 (60)

Rnd 15: [SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts] 10 times, sl st to first sc. Fasten off, Change color. (50)

Rnd 16: Repeat Rnd 4 (50)

Rnd 17: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 10 times, Sl st to first SC, Fasten off, Change color. (40)

Rnd 18: Repeat Rnd 4 (40)

Rnd 19: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 10 times, Sl st to first SC, Fasten off, Change color. (30)

Rnd 20: Attach new color, [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 10 Times, sl st to first SC, Ch 1 (20)

Rnd 21: [SC2TOG] 10 times, Sl st to first SC, Fasten off with long tail.
Sew top hole closed with that long tail and sew on a faux fur pom on the top.

Fasten off, weave in ends.


I used red but you can use any colors

Ch 6

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, Ch 1, turn. (5 sts)

Row 2: 2 SC in first st, SC in next 3 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1 turn. (7)

Row 3: SC in first 2 sts, Ch 3, Sk 3 sts, SC in last 2 sts, Ch 1, Turn. (button hole made)

Row 4: SC in each st and each Ch across, Ch 1, Turn. (7)

Row 5: 2 SC in first st, SC in each st until 1 st remains, put 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (9)

Rows 6-8: Repeat Row 5 (11 sts for row 6, 13 sts for row 7, 15 sts for row 8)

Rows 9-41: SC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (15)

Row 42: SC2TOG, SC in each st until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (13)

Row 43: repeat row 42. (11)

Row 44: Repeat Row 42. (9)

Row 45: Repeat Row 42. (7)

Row 46: SC in first 2 sts, Ch 3, Sk 3 sts, SC in last 2 sts, Ch 1, Turn. (button hole made)

Row 47: SC in each st and each Ch across, Ch 1, Turn. (7)

Row 48: SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn.

Continue to SC around entire piece to clean up the edges.

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Assembly Step:

Sew a button on each side of the hat near the ears so the mask can be buttoned on. I sewed my buttons on the inside of the hat but you can sew them on the outside if you’d like. I liked the idea of flipping the hat brim up and having the buttons exposed if I wanted them to be. Otherwise they are hidden inside and your mask can attach to the inside buttons.


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The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of WeCrochet, LoveCrafts and Lion Brand Yarn

Scary and Uncertain Times

Scary and Uncertain Times

Like most of America, and the world, I am staying home as ordered by our state officials. It is such an unusual and unprecedented time and everyday things are changing. Our situation is so fluid meaning what we hear on the news in the morning, can completely change by the evening.  I don’t know about many of you, but this unsettled world has me feeling so anxious and nervous. It also puts me on high alert because, as a person with a severely compromised immune system and a long history of health issues including asthma, I am fearful of everything I am learning about this illness.

Presently, I take immuno-suppressant medications that keeps my chronic disease under control, but severely taxes my system leaving me little to fight off infection or illness. I fall into that segment of society who are at high-risk of danger if I come into contact with anything going around.

Plans Change

I have not left my house for over 3 weeks. I don’t know if you recall through my recent posts and videos, but Nate and I had a trip to Colorado planned for our second anniversary and Nate’s golden birthday. (He turned 30 on March 30th) We were going in early March to Denver. Everything was booked, ski-hill passes were purchased, airfare and lodging reserved and paid for, sightseeing plans and a special anniversary/dinner was in the works. Nasir was going to Grammy and Grampy’s house for the week. We were so excited.

As more and more news broke out, it became apparent that we would have to cancel our vacation. I called my doctors and they advised me NOT to travel. They had insisted that in my condition and with little to no immune system to fight, going into an airport or on a plane was too dangerous at this time. Was I sad and disheartened to cancel all our plans? Absolutely. However, I trust my doctor, and if my doctor issues a grave warning like she did, there is no way I would go against her recommendations. I have been through too much in my life not to heed her warnings.

Everything Is Canceled

So, we, like many of you, decided to retract and cancel all our plans and reservations and stay home. Glued to the TV and internet we watched everything unfold in real-time. Rapidly changing, constantly fluid and more frightening by the moment, we stayed in and were gripped by what was happening in the world and right here at home. I needed to walk away from the screens and try to salvage what I could of our “vacation” by re-inventing a plan to enjoy our anniversary and Nate’s birthday. And we did. We kept Nasir home and the three of us did a “stay-cation” in our living room.  We binged Netflix shows, took a few countryside drives, walked a trail or two in isolated places, we cooked a nice dinner on our two celebrations and WE STAYED INDOORS. My extent of “leaving the house” is going into my backyard.

Our Options

Nate is fortunate to have several weeks of vacation and PTO (Paid time off) that he is using up from his “essential” job. He works in a plant that has numerous employees, and from all indications, we felt that his going to work at this time was not wise because of community spread and he was able to use up his vacation to stay home so far. On the advice of my doctors, they suggest he take time off and stay home indefinitely, as to not bring anything home with him that puts me or Nas at risk.

It has been extremely stressful to work through the decisions of him returning to work versus staying home if he is able. Like many people, this serious crisis is forcing our hand to make hard choices to protect our family and none of the choices are easy. He stays home, we cut off our main income for the indefinite future. If he goes to work, then he risks exposure and bringing “it” home in a household that deals with an individual with little to no immune system to fight off any of this. I can’t tell you how scared or anxious I have been!!! I know I am not alone in saying this. ALL of us are scared.

We will find a way

As we navigate through the uncertainties and worries of this ever changing situation and confide in our doctors and families, we have been able to come up with Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C. Each one comes with its own set of concerns and heartaches. Do we take no pay? Can we survive on just my income? (I have exhausted myself looking into options –FFCRA-the Families First Act or Paycheck Protection-none of which apply to us) Do we send Nate to work? Should Nas and I stay with my parents and be apart from Nate for an indefinite duration?

We, are faced with life-altering decisions while we press ahead into the unknown. At least we have what we need. At least we can manage through each plan despite the difficulties of each choice. At least we have support. I remind myself all the time of the blessings I have before me and focus upon those. Many are not so fortunate, and it hits me over and over to imagine the unimaginable. We will work this out. No matter what sacrifice we make, it is small in comparison to so many others. No matter what, we all have had to work through so many rough spots of this situation and it’s not easy.

Moving forward

As we move forward, sometimes slowly, sometimes at a mad pace, the least I can do to keep myself occupied is what I do best. Crochet. So for the next weeks, months, whatever it takes, I will continue to bring you what I can of my craft. I will show up. Every day. I will bring some new projects, new patterns, light, laughter and a distraction from the craziness that is swirling around us. So, join me as we keep moving forward. Bring your hooks and your yarn, and for a few minutes a day try to focus on other things that distract us from our worries, and relax with our craft. Because in a time when so much is out of control, one thing we can be in control of us the choice to take a few moments to do something we love.

“It is how we embrace the uncertainties in our lives that leads to the great transformation of our souls.”

When we reach the end of this, and we will, I hope we can all move forward with more love, patience, and understanding of one another. The lessons we learn will be immense.

I hope you all stay healthy…


P.S. A huge thank you goes out to everyone in the world who are on the front lines of this insanity. ALL the helpers. ALL the essential workers. ALL the people who risk their lives so we can be home. Our gratitude knows no limit. And for the families this may reach, I hope and pray that all of you are well and safe. I am sending every bit of goodness your way.

I don’t know who needs to hear this as I hope no one is breaking these rules, but if you are one who was told to stay home, please do. Follow the guidelines of what has been mandated so that those who are unable to be home with their families can stay as safe as possible during this time.

Sending you lots of love.

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