sl st=slip stitch
hdc=half double crochet
Row 1: start with white yarn and H hook, I did chain count of 46 which is done in multiples of 5 plus 1.
In the 2nd chain from the hook, work a hdc, hdc in the next 3 chains, *on the next hdc, yarn over, insert your hook in the chain, yarn over and draw up your three loops, but don't pull through your three loops with the white yarn to complete the hdc, but instead pull through with your opposite color of yarn, I used green yarn, then pull through with the green yarn (best shown in the video) to complete the hdc to change colors.
Make sure to run your white yarn along side, hdc in the next 4 chains, *Repeat, work the next hdc, but color change with white yarn, explained above.
**Repeat the next 5 hdc each way for each color.
Rows 2-3. *Repeat the next two rows the same way as Row 1. Start with a Ch 1, Then start with white yarn again, work 5 hdc in the back loops, but when you get to the 5th hdc, make sure to switch to the color of yarn to green, and complete the 5th hdc in the new color of yarn.
Then work the next square with the new color, alternate between the two colors for each square. Complete three rows of same color, then switch to the next three rows with a different color of yarn.
Rows 4-6: You will color change this time, so you will slip in your other color of yarn, which will be green yarn to start. So you had three rows of white in the first square, and you will need three rows of green, work 5 hdc in the back loops, but when you get to the 5th hdc, make sure to switch color of yarn to white, and complete the 5th hdc in the new color of yarn, make sure to run your other non working yarn along side.
Then work the next square with the new color, alternate between the two colors for each square.
***Repeat between Rows 4-6, but after three rows of the same color, change your color to the opposite color. I did 42 rows, if its too tight, continue onto for a few more rows.
Fasten off and weave in your ends. Fold in half and sew the ends together. Then take your yarn and yarn needle and weave the needle in and out on the top, then cinch it closed.
I added a pom on top by sewing it on. I found the poms on amazon. I hope you enjoyed this easy crochet beanie for beginners!