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Tunisian Crochet Pocket Shawl and Beanie Hat Pattern

For this crochet pocket shawl and matching beanie hat I’ve used Tunisian Lattice Stitch and Tunisian Simple Stitch.

The Tunisian Lattice Stitch gives a dense fabric with a lovely texture and works really well for accessories in the colder months.

If you’re just starting out with Tunisian crochet, this is the perfect beginner project.

a Tunisian Crochet pocket shawl is styled from the side on a mannequin

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Easy to adapt, if you would like to make the width smaller for a crochet pocket scarf, reduce your starting chain to an odd number and make a smaller pocket.

To make the Tunisian shawl longer, just continue the 2-row pattern repeat.

If you don’t want pockets, simply leave them off.

a shawl in pinks and purples is styled on a mannequin
Leaving off the pockets

The matching Tunisian crochet beanie hat pattern is sized for teen and medium woman (the fabric does have stretch).

a beanie hat made from Tunisian Crochet in pinks and purples with a fur pom pom

Stuck for ideas on what to gift for a special occasion?  Your finished Tunisian crochet pocket shawl and beanie hat will make a quick and easy gift that will be cherished.

Design Inspiration

We’ve turned our heating down a couple of degrees to help combat the high costs of living and I wanted to design an accessory that would be stylish, keep me warm indoors but could also be worn outside.

After crocheting sample swatches of different Tunisian stitches with the yarn I’d earmarked for this project, the Tunisian Lattice Stitch was my favourite.  Not only for the denseness of the stitch but the yarn looks fabulous too.

I had 100g left over from the shawl so decided to use the same Tunisian stitch for a beanie hat to make a matching set.

The way the colours graduated reminded me of the Paeonia brownii and so I’ve named this set ‘Peony.’

the back view of a crocheted shawl

How the pattern is worked

The pocket shawl is worked in Tunisian Lattice Stitch which is a 2-row repeat that combines traditional crochet decreases with the Tunisian Simple Stitch. The pockets are worked in Tunisian Simple Stitch and sewn on.

a close up of a shawl showing Tunisian Simple Stitch and Lattice Stitch
Tunisian Lattice Stitch with the pocket in Tunisian Simple Stitch

The beanie hat is also worked in the Lattice Stitch.  Crocheted as a rectangle, the brim is then crocheted with a regular crochet hook. 

rectangle of crochet in the middle with a faux fur pom pom, Tunisian crochet hook and threaded yarn needle

The seam is sewn with the right side facing inwards.  Once secured at the top, the same piece of yarn is used to thread through the top of the hat which is pulled tight to gather the fabric.

You’ll find information about how to work Tunisian crochet in the Pattern Notes and the Stitches and Abbreviation section.

Adding a pom pom to the beanie hat:

I used a faux fur pom pom which has an elastic hoop (I used these ones). 

Half way through threading the yarn through the stitches at the top of the beanie, I threaded the elastic hoop, making sure the pom pom was on the inside (which when turned inside out will be on the right side!).  I then continued threading the yarn through the remaining stitches.

the top of of a crocheted beanie hat showing the pom pom in the middle

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Yarn

Papatya Batik is a 100% Premium Acrylic yarn.

Although this is a DK (category 3) weight, I did find it a little thicker than my usual DK yarns.

Lovely and soft, this yarn glided on my bamboo Tunisian crochet hook.  I didn’t have any splitting and when I needed to unpick/frog a row, there was no sticking.

The self-striping colourway gives a unique appearance and with 40+ different colourways, would suit lots of different projects. 

  • 100g  /  360 meters  /  393 yards
  • Machine Washable

Pattern Notes

Tunisian Crochet

  • A single vertical bar represents one stitch.
Tunisian Lattice Stitch close up showing the vertical bar
vertical bar highlighted
  • The first vertical bar is not worked into as the loop is already on the hook as the first stitch.
  • Tunisian crochet has a right side (RS) and a wrong side (WS). The right side with the vertical bars will be facing you while you work.  Work is never turned.
  • The foundation row is always worked into the back bumps.
showing working into the back bumps on a crochet chain
working in back bumps
  • Each row consists of two passes.  The first pass is worked right to left and the return pass left to right. 
  • First Pass – in the first pass, loops are drawn up and left on the hook.  At the end of this pass, the loops will all be on the hook.
  • Return Pass – in the return pass, stitches are worked off the hook and is the same for every row.
  • In this pattern, the first pass is written as Row A and the return pass as Row B.
  • The Tunisian Lattice Stitch is worked in any odd number of stitches.
  • In the Tunisian Lattice Stitch, two stitches are worked together (decrease) and then the first bar of the decrease is drawn up.
close up of working the Tunisian simple stitch 2 together
working the decrease for the Tunisian Lattice Stitch
close up of working the Tunisian Simple Stitch
drawing up the first bar of the decrease
  • The Tunisian Simple Stitch is worked in any number of stitches.
  • This shawl/scarf is worked in Tunisian Lattice Stitch.
  • The pockets are worked in Tunisian Simple Stitch.
  • The beanie hat is worked in Tunisian Lattice Stitch.

Level

Easy

Materials

  • 400g Papatya Batik 554-28 /  300g pocket scarf  /  100g beanie hat
  • 6mm Tunisian Crochet Hook (I use these – sanded mine on first use to make sure no snagging)
  • 3.5mm regular crochet hook (ribbed brim of beanie)
  • Tape Measure
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle

Stitches and Abbreviations

  • Tss = Tunisian simple stitch
  • Tss2tog – Tunisian simple stitch 2 together
  • RetP = return pass
  • Ch = chain
  • St(s) = stitch(es)
  • Rep = repeat

How to work the Tunisian Lattice Stitch – *Insert hook under the next 2 vertical bars, yarn over, pull up a loop, insert hook under the first vertical bar just worked, yarn over, pull up a loop, * rep across to last 2 sts, yarn over, insert hook under first vertical bar, pull up a loop, insert hook through both loops of last st (like a regular dc)

Tunisian Simple Stitch (Tss) – *Insert hook under the second vertical bar (hook should enter under the stitch from the front and emerge from the front), yarn over, pull up a loop, * rep across to last stitch, insert hook through both loops of last stitch (like a regular dc)

Return Pass (RetP) – yarn over pull through one loop from hook, *yarn over pull through two loops from the hook, * rep across until one stitch remains, yarn over pull through loop

Last Tunisian Stitch (Lts) – insert hook under BOTH vertical bars of the last stitch and complete as for Tunisian simple stitch

Tunisian Simple Stitch 2 Together (Tss2tog) – insert hook under the front vertical bars of the next 2 stitches, yarn over, pull up a loop through both stitches (decrease made)

I recommend watching this video tutorial for the Tunisian Lattice Stitch:

Measurements

Shawl :  15” / 38cm (W) X 66” / 168cm (L)

Pockets: 10” / 25.5cm (W) X 10” / 25.5cm (L)

Beanie Hat: head circumference –  Teen  21” / 54cm    Medium Woman 22” / 56cm

Tension/Gauge

With a 6mm Tunisian crochet hook and DK yarn, 12 rows of lattice stitch and 10 lattice stitches = 10cm x 10cm

montage of 3 photos showing side and back of a crocheted shawl and a beanie hat

Tunisian Crochet Pocket Shawl (Peony) Instructions

Foundation Row A: With DK yarn and a 6mm Tunisian crochet hook, ch 63, pull up a loop in the back bump of the 2nd ch from hook and each ch across

Foundation Row B: RetP

Row 1 A: (Tss2tog, tss the first st of the tss2tog) across to last 2 sts, tss 1, Lts

Row 1 B: Retp

Row 2 A: Tss 1, (tss2tog, tss the first st of the tss2tog) across to the last st, Lts

Row 2B:  RetP

Repeat Rows 1A – 2B to desired length

Slip stitch in each vertical bar loosely to bind off.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Pockets (make 2)

Foundation Row A: With DK yarn and a 6mm Tunisian crochet hook, ch 31, pull up a loop in the back bump of the 2nd ch from hook and each ch across row

Foundation Row B: RetP

Row 1 A: Tss across to last 2 sts, tss 1, Lts

Row 1 B: Retp

Row 2 – 27:  rep row 1A and 1B

Slip stitch in each vertical bar loosely to bind off.

Cut yarn leaving a long tail to sew onto the scarf.

Weave in ends.

Assembly

Centre the pockets on the shawl.  Lining up the bottom of the pocket with the bottom of the shawl stops the shawl from curling.

Pin the pockets in place and whipstitch.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Tunisian Crochet Beanie Hat (Peony) Instructions

Foundation Row A: With DK yarn and a 6mm Tunisian crochet hook, ch 63 (67), pull up a loop in the back bump of the 2nd ch from hook and each ch across row

Foundation Row B: RetP

Row 1 A: (Tss2tog, tss the first st of the tss2tog) across to last 2 sts, tss 1, Lts

Row 1 B: Retp

Row 2 A: Tss 1, (tss2tog, tss the first st of the tss2tog) across to the last st, Lts

Row 2B:  RetP

Rep row 1A – 2B for a total of 25 times.

Beanie Hat Brim

Change to 3.5mm regular crochet hook

With RS facing, rejoin yarn, ch9, working back down ch, dc in 2nd ch from hook and next 7 chs, *sl st in next 2 sts, turn, now working back up, dc in 1st st, dc blo in next 6 sts, dc in last st, ch1, turn, * rep across.

close up of starting a ribbed brim on a beanie hat
slip stitch in next 2 stitches, turn, work back up the chain
working along the fabric to crochet the brim for a beanie hat
continue working across

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the seam.

Assembly

Sew the seam to the top and when you reach the top, sew several times in the same st to secure.

Continuing with the same yarn, thread through the stitches at the top, pulling the yarn tight gather the fabric.  If you are using a pom pom, stop halfway and insert the pom pom, continue threading through the 2nd half.

Sew through the gathered material several times.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Happy crocheting!

Copyright Notice

The pattern and photographs of this design are the property of Sharon Goodwin at Jera’s Jamboree.  This pattern and design are subject to copyright and are for personal, non-commercial use only.  You may not share, resell, alter or redistribute this pattern in part or in whole. You may, however, sell any finished items you make.  If you would like to include this pattern in a roundup, you may take one photo and link back to this pattern.

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