Holiday season is upon us! The last few months of the year always seem to pick up speed. October through December tend to cascade at me like a cartoon snowball rolling down a hill. And for me, the holiday season comes with lots of yarn! Whether I’m giving or receiving gifts, there tends to be some yarn involved. This month for our Pineapple and Pine Crochet-a-Long, we decided to do a few quicker pieces that could easily be gifted in this season. So I hope you’ll join us this month for the Rustic Pines Crochet-a-Long, where I’ll be featuring the new Rustic Pines Beanie and Cowl.

**This site contains affiliate links to products. I may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. This is a great way to support my small business AND get the supplies you need for your project!**


About the CAL

This will be our fifth Crochet-a-Long for Pineapple & Pine! Woo-hoo! Sarah, from A Plush Pineapple, and I started Pineapple and Pine this year with the intention of bringing some fun community-style activities to the crochet world. Crochet-a-Longs are one of our favorite ways to do it. If you’d like to check out some of our past Crochet-a-Longs, head over to our landing page where we have links to all of our past projects. Plus you can sign up for our newsletter and get all the updates on new projects!

This month, we will be making the Rustic Pines Collection. Sarah and I will debuting a new accessory each week of the month. You will be seeing a beanie and cowl pattern from me AND a headband and mitten pattern from Sarah. The best part is that since they are all part of the same collection, you can mix and match! Make them all or choose your favorite pieces.


The Inspiration

Sarah and I both wanted to find a stitch combination that spoke both to the holiday season approaching and our branding. However, we just couldn’t settle on the perfect stitch for what we wanted to do. So we made one up! One thing we’re both especially proud of is the uniqueness of the stitches used in the Rustic Pines Collection!

Not only are you going to learn a brand new stitch for the Rustic Pines Beanie and Cowl, but you’re getting a feel for the “Pine” side of Pineapple & Pine. While Sarah brings a more tropical and sunshine-y vibe to our little community, I bring a more rustic and PNW-inspired vibe. You’re getting a little piece of the Pacific Northwest in this one, plus, I’ve tried to make this beanie gender neutral in it’s fit. The boy-mom in me wanted to make sure you had a great unisex hat option for the holidays this year.


Schedule

This Crochet-a-Long will kick off on November 2! Be sure to bookmark this post and the post from A Plush Pineapple so that you can get the new pattern update each week. below is the schedule for the month.

Beanie – Week 1: November 2 – November 8 at Crafting for Weeks

Headband – Week 2: November 9 – November 15 at A Plush Pineapple

Cowl – Week 3: November 16 – November 22 at Crafting for Weeks

Mittens – Week 4: November 23 – November 29 at A Plush Pineapple


Pattern Info

If you’re looking for the free pattern, keep scrolling! The Rustic Pines Beanie and Cowl are both available on this post for free in all sizes.

If you would like to purchase a detailed, ad-free PDF version of one or both of these patterns, please visit my Etsy or Ravelry shop. Click the buttons below to head there now!

And for a limited time, we will be extending the discounted bundle availability. You can get all four patterns at half-price. Be sure to grab it while you can because it won’t be around forever.


Materials Needed

Beanie

(Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Large)

Cowl

(Toddler, Child, Adult)

Headband and Mittens Materials List can be found here!


Rustic Pines Beanie

Stitches Used

Sl St – Slip Stitch
Ch – Chain 
SC – Single Crochet
SC in BLO – Single Crochet in Back Loops Only
HDC – Half Double Crochet
HDC2TOG – Half Double Crochet Two Together
DC – Double Crochet
FPTR – Front Post Treble Crochet
FPTr3Tog – Front Post Treble Crochet Three Together

Skill Level

Intermediate

Gauge 

Since variety of stitches are used throughout, gauge is based on the most commonly used stitch combo.

(With I hook) Ch 20, dc in 3rd ch from hook. Dc across. Alternate sc row and dc rows.  

13 st x 10 rows = 4” square

Finished Measurements: (Laid flat)

Baby (6-12mo) 7.5“w x 6.25“h
Toddler 8“w x 7.25“h
Child 8.5”w x 7.75”h
Teen/Adult Small 9”w x 8.25”h
Adult Large 9.5”w x 8.75”h

Notes

  • This pattern is worked in a combination of rows and rounds. It is recommended that you use a stitch marker when working back and forth in rows to mark starting stitch.
  • Chains at the beginning of rows/rounds do not count as stitches.
  • This pattern is written in increments of 4 stitches + 1. If you choose to adjust the stitch count, your total foundation row will need to be a multiple of 4 + 1 stitch. 
  • Pattern is divided into sections. Row/Round count will restart in each section.
  • Pattern is written in sizes (Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Large).

Special Stitches

Pine Cables Stitch:

The pine cables stitch is achieved by working groups of front post treble crochet stitches to create the effect of trunks and tree branches. To begin you will setup for cable stitches by working a row of single crochets, followed by a row of double crochets. You will then work front post treble crochet stitches around the noted single crochets from the setup row to create trunks. A row of double crochets will be worked between each set of cables. Then you will be working “front post treble crochet three together” around noted single crochets and treble crochets from the previous cable row. 

Front Post Treble Crochet Three Together (FPRTr3Tog): 

Yarn over twice, insert hook around post of first noted stitch, yarn over pull through two, yarn over pull through two again (two loops on hook). Leaving loops on hook, yarn over twice, insert hook around post of second noted stitch, yarn over pull through two, yarn over pull through two again (three loops on hook). Yarn over twice, insert hook around post of third noted stitch, yarn over pull through two, yarn over pull through two again (four loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through all four loops on hook. 

(Note: When working the FPTr3Tog  above another row of FPTr3Tog stitches, only work under the center post on your second FPTr of the group.) 


Pattern

(Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Large)

BRIM

With 5.0mm hook, Ch (7,9,9,11,11)

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. (6,8,8,10.10)

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in BLO of each st across. (6,8,8,10,10)

Repeat Row 2 until you have a total of (57,61,65,69,73) rows.

Fold brim in half so that the short ends meet. Holding the ends together, slip stitch them together to join the brim. Without breaking yarn, turn brim right side out with slip stitch facing inward and  working yarn on top so that you can begin working along the top edge. 

CRUNCH STITCH SECTION

This section uses a combination of half double crochets and slip stitches to create a subtle rippling texture on both sides of your work. It is recommended that you use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of your row.

Switch to 5.5mm hook.

Row 1: Ch 1. Sc in the top of each row across. Join with sl st to top of first sc. (57,61,65,69,73)

Row 2: Ch 1. Hdc in first stitch and mark with stitch marker. *Sl st in following stitch, hdc in next stitch.* Repeat from * to end of the row. Join with sl st to top of first hdc. (57,61,65,73)

Row 3: Ch 1 and TURN. Sl st in first stitch and mark stitch with stitch marker. *Hdc in following stitch, sl st in next stitch.* Repeat from * to end of the row. Join with sl st to top of first sl st.(57,61,65,69,73)

PINE CABLES SECTION

The Pine Stitch can be worked in rows or rounds. For this pattern, I have opted to work in rounds. Please reference SPECIAL TECHNIQUES section for further help with this stitch. Finished Pine Cables Section should measure approx 3”.

Round 1: Ch 1 and TURN. Sc in first stitch and each stitch around. Join with sl st to top of first sc. (57,61,65,69,73)

Round 2: Ch 2. Dc in first stitch and each stitch around. Join with sl st to top of first dc. (57,61,65,69,73)

Round 3: Ch 1. Sc 2. FPTr in 3rd sc from Round 1. Sk 1 st on current row. Sc 3. *Sk 3 sc from Round 1 then FPTr around next sc. Sk 1 st on current row then sc 3.*  Repeat from * to * until 2 stitches remain. Sc 2. Join with sl st to top of first sc. [(43,46,49,52,55) sc, (14,15,16,17,18) FPTr]

Round 4: Repeat Round 2.

Round 5: Ch 1. Sc 2. FPTr3Tog beginning with first sc two rows prior, then around FPTr from 2 rows prior, then skip 1 sc from two rows prior and work last FPTr around the next sc. Sk 1 stitch on current row. *Sc 3 on current row. FPTr3Tog beginning with the same sc as the previous FPTr3Tog, then around FPTr from 2 rows prior, then skip 1 sc from two rows prior and work last FPTr around the next sc.*  Repeat from * to * until 2 stitches remain. Sc 2. Join with sl st to top of first sc. [(43,46,49,52,55) sc, (14,15,16,17,18) FPTr3Tog]

Rounds 6-7: Repeat Rounds 4-5

Round 8: Repeat Round 2

Round 9: Ch 1. Sc 2. FPTr3Tog beginning with first sc two rows prior, then around FPTr from 2 rows prior, then skip 1 sc from two rows prior and work last FPTr around the next sc. Sk 1 stitch on current row. *Sc 7 on current row. FPTr3Tog beginning with sc from 2 rows prior that is 2 stitches before the post stitch, then around FPTr from 2 rows prior, then skip 1 sc from two rows prior and work last FPTr around the next sc. Sk 1 stitch on current row.* Repeat from * to * around until (6,2,6,6) stitches remain. Sc (6,2,6,2,6). Join with sl st to top of first sc. [(50,53,57,60,64) sc, (7,8,8,9,9) FPTr3Tog]

CRUNCH STITCH SECTION 2

You will now do another section of crunch stitch before decreasing the hat. Remember this stitch section will be work back and forth in rows. It is recommended that you use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of the row.

Row 1: Ch 1. Hdc in first stitch and mark with stitch marker. *Sl st in following stitch, hdc in next stitch.* Repeat from * to end of the row. Join with sl st to top of first hdc. (57,61,65,73)

Row 2: Ch 1 and TURN. Sl st in first stitch and mark stitch with stitch marker. *Hdc in following stitch, sl st in next stitch.* Repeat from * to end of the row. Join with sl st to top of first sl st.(57,61,65,69,73)

DECREASING ROWS

The decreasing rows will help to shape the top of the hat and allow the previous section to be fully visible when you close the top of the hat. The number of decreasing rows will vary by size. The starting decrease row for each size will be noted and then you will continue decrease section as written. 

Adult Large Size start with Row 1.

Round 1: Ch 1 and TURN. *Hdc 6. Hdc2Tog* Repeat from * to * across. Hdc in any remaining stitches. Join with sl st to top of first hdc. 

Teen/Adult Small & Child Size start with Row 2.

Round 2: Ch 1. *Hdc 5. Hdc2Tog* Repeat from * to * across. Hdc in any remaining stitches. Join with sl st to top of first hdc.

Round 3: Ch 1. *Hdc 4. Hdc2Tog* Repeat from * to * across. Hdc in any remaining stitches. Join with sl st to top of first hdc.

Toddler Size start with Row 4

Round 4: Ch 1. *Hdc 3. Hdc2Tog* Repeat from * to * across. Hdc in any remaining stitches. Join with sl st to top of first hdc.

Baby Size start with Row 5

Round 5: Ch 1. *Hdc 2. Hdc2Tog* Repeat from * to * across. Hdc in any remaining stitches. Join with sl st to top of first hdc.

Round 6: Ch 1. *Hdc. Hdc2Tog* Repeat from * to * across. Hdc in any remaining stitches. Join with sl st to top of first hdc.

Round 7: Ch 1. Hdc2Tog across. Hdc in any remaining stitches. Join with sl st to top of first Hdc2Tog.

Tie off leaving tail for seaming hat. 

FINISHING

  1. Using a tapestry needle, weave your long tail in and out every 2-3 stitches along the last row.
  2. Cinch the top closed. Secure the top closed and weave in ends.
  3. Optional: Attach a pom to the top of the hat. 

Rustic Pines Cowl

Stitches Used

Sl St – Slip Stitch
Ch – Chain 
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
FPTR – Front Post Treble Crochet
FPTr3Tog – Front Post Treble Crochet Three Together
Camel Stitch

Skill Level

Intermediate

Gauge 

Since variety of stitches are used throughout, gauge is based on the most commonly used stitch combo.

(With I hook) Ch 20, dc in 3rd ch from hook. Dc across. Alternate sc row and dc rows.  

13 st x 10 rows = 4” square

Finished Measurements: (Laid flat)

Toddler 9.5“w x 6“h
Child 11”w x 8”h
Adult 13”w x 10”h

Notes

  • This pattern is worked in a combination of rows and rounds. It is recommended that you use a stitch marker when working rows to mark starting stitch.
  • Chains at the beginning of rows/rounds and do not count as a stitch.
  • This pattern is written in increments of 4 stitches + 1. If you choose to adjust the stitch count, your total foundation row will need to be a multiple of 4 + 1 stitch. 
  • Pattern is divided into sections. Row/Round count will restart in each section.
  • Pattern is written in sizes (Toddler, Child, Adult).

Special Stitches

Camel Stitch

The camel stitch is a series of stitches that are worked in the 3rd loop of a half double crochet. When working in the round, this is the loop directly behind the back loop of the stitch. 

Pine Stitch

(see special stitches from Beanie pattern)

Front Post Treble Crochet Three Together (FPRTr3Tog)

 (see special stitches from Beanie pattern)

Pattern

(Toddler, Child, Adult)

BORDER
With 5.5mm hook, Ch (73,85,97). Join with sl st to starting ch. 

Round 1: Ch 1. Hdc in same stitch as join and each stitch around. Join with sl st to top of first hdc. (73,85,97)

Round 2: Ch 1. Hdc in 3rd loop of each st from previous row (Camel Stitch). Join with sl stitch to top of first hdc. (73,85,97)

Round 3: Repeat Round 2

CRUNCH STITCH SECTION

This section uses a combination of half double crochets and slip stitches to create a subtle rippling texture on both sides of your work. It is recommended that you use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of your row.

Row 1: Ch 1. Hdc in first stitch and mark with stitch marker. *Sl st in following stitch, hdc in next stitch.* Repeat from * to end of the row. Join with sl st to top of first hdc. (73,85,97)

Row 2: Ch 1 and TURN. Sl st in first stitch and mark stitch with stitch marker. *Hdc in following stitch, sl st in next stitch.* Repeat from * to end of the row. Join with sl st to top of first sl st.(73,85,97) 

Repeat Rows 1-2 (0,1,3) more times. 

PINE CABLES SECTION

The Pine Cables Stitch can be worked in rows or rounds. For this pattern, I have opted to work in rounds. Please reference SPECIAL TECHNIQUES section for further help with this stitch. Finished Pine Cables Section should measure approx (3,3,4)”.

Round 1: Ch 1 and TURN. Sc in first stitch and each stitch around. Join with sl st to top of first sc. (73,85,97)

Round 2: Ch 2. Dc in first stitch and each stitch around. Join with sl st to top of first dc. (73,85,97)

Round 3: Ch 1. Sc 2. FPTr in 3rd sc from Round 1. Sk 1 st on current row. Sc 3. *Sk 3 sc from Round 1 then FPTr around next sc. Sk 1 st on current row then sc 3.*  Repeat from * to * until 2 stitches remain. Sc 2. Join with sl st to top of first sc. [(55,64,73) sc, (18,21,24) FPTr]

Round 4: Ch 2. Dc in first stitch and each stitch around. Join with sl st to top of first dc. (73,85,97)

Adult size only, complete Round 5-6. For Todder and Child sizes move onto Round 7.

Round 5: Ch 1. Sc 2. FPTr  around FPTr from Round 3. Sk 1 st on current row. Sc 3. *Sk 3 sc from Round 3 then FPTr around next FPTr from Round 3.. Sk 1 st on current row then sc 3.*  Repeat from * to * until 2 stitches remain. Sc 2. Join with sl st to top of first sc. [(73 sc, 24 FPTr]

Round 6: Ch 2. Dc in first stitch and each stitch around. Join with sl st to top of first dc. (73,85,97)

Round 7: Ch 1. Sc 2. FPTr3Tog beginning with first sc two rows prior, then around FPTr from 2 rows prior, then skip 1 sc from two rows prior and work last FPTr around the next sc. Sk 1 stitch on current row. *Sc 3. FPTr3Tog beginning with the same sc as the previous FPTr3Tog, then around FPTr from 2 rows prior, then skip 1 sc from two rows prior and work last FPTr around the next sc.*  Repeat from * to * until 2 stitches remain. Sc 2. Join with sl st to top of first sc. [(55,64,73) sc, (18,21,24) FPTr]

Round 8: Ch 2. Dc in first stitch and each stitch around. Join with sl st to top of first dc. (73,85,97)

Round 9: Repeat Round 7

Round 10: Ch 2. Dc in first stitch and each stitch around. Join with sl st to top of first dc. (73,85,97)

Round 11: Ch 1. Sc 6. FPTr3Tog beginning with sc from 2 rows prior that is 2 stitches before the post stitch, then around FPTr from 2 rows prior, then skip 1 sc from two rows prior and work last FPTr around the next sc. Sk 1 stitch on current row. Sc 3 on current row. FPTr3Tog in same manner. *Sc 7. FPTr3Tog, sk 1 st, sc 3, FPTr3Tog* Repeat from * to * around until 2 stitches remain. Sc 2. Join with sl st to top of first sc. [(61,71,81) sc, (12,14,16) FPTr]

Round 12: Ch 2. Dc in first stitch and each stitch around. Join with sl st to top of first dc. (73,85,97)

Round 13: Ch 1. Sc 6. FPTr3Tog beginning with sc from 2 rows prior that is 2 stitches before the post stitch, then around FPTr from 2 rows prior, then skip 1 sc from two rows prior and work last FPTr around the next sc. Sk 1 stitch on current row. *Sc 11 on current row. FPTr3Tog in same manner. Skip 1 stitch on current row.* Repeat from * to * around until 6 stitches remain. Sc 6. Join with sl st to top of first sc. [(67,78,89) sc, (6,7,8) FPTr]

CRUNCH STITCH SECTION 2

You will now do another section of crunch stitch. Remember this stitch section will be work back and forth in rows. It is recommended that you use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of the row.

Row 1: Ch 1. Hdc in first stitch and mark with stitch marker. *Sl st in following stitch, hdc in next stitch.* Repeat from * to end of the row. Join with sl st to top of first hdc. (73,85,97)

Row 2: Ch 1 and TURN. Sl st in first stitch and mark stitch with stitch marker. *Hdc in following stitch, sl st in next stitch.* Repeat from * to end of the row. Join with sl st to top of first sl st.(73,85,97) 

Repeat Rows 1-2 (0,1,3) more times.

BORDER

Round 1: Ch 1. Hdc in same stitch as join and each stitch around. Join with sl st to top of first hdc. (73,85,97)

Round 2: Ch 1. Hdc in 3rd loop of each st from previous row (Camel Stitch). Join with sl stitch to top of first hdc. (73,85,97)

Round 3: Ch 1. Sc in 3rd loop of each stitch from previous row (Camel Stitch). Join with sl stitch to top of first sc. (73, 85, 97)

Tie off and weave in ends. Optional: Block your finished piece. 


Share your progress!

Sarah and I would love to see your work on the Rustic Pines Beanie and cowl, as well as the Headband and Mittens! Join the November Crochet-a-Long! You can also follow the Crochet-a-Long on the Pineapple and Pine Instagram page or join the Facebook group to share photos and ask questions.


Final Thoughts

I hope you’ve enjoyed crocheting the Rustic Pines Beanie and Cowl with me! Be sure to check out the coordinating Headband and Mittens to round out the collection.

If you love making matching sets you might also like:

The Luxe Leopard Beanie & The Luxe Leopard Cowl
The XOXO Slouch Hat & The XOXO Cowl

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Kelsie

Written by

Kelsie

I'm a stay-at-home mom of 3 little ones that loves to create with yarn. I design crochet patterns, and create tutorials for fun crafts.