Thursday, May 28, 2020

Monarch Beanie Crochet Pattern

monarch beanie

The Monarch Beanie has been a favorite in my house the moment I finished the first one. Since then, I have made several more because all three of my kids were fighting over the one.

This hat is a beginner-friendly crochet pattern using front and back post double crochets. The pattern is offered in both child and adult sizes.

To purchase an inexpensive copy of this pattern, visit Etsy or Ravelry.
To pin this pattern for later, visit Pinterest.

pinterest monarch beanie

monarch beanie 1

I love how fast this beanie works up and because it is worked in rounds, the only seaming needed is at the top of the hat.

The Monarch Beanie has a lot of texture starting from the ribbing all the way up to the very top of the hat. Front post double crochet is used for the whole body of the hat which gives it a unique and texturized look. 

Here is my youngest son enjoying the hat indoors. I've made beanies for my kids before but they really gravitated towards this particular hat.

Crochet for a Cause

If you are here for the Crochet for a Cause hosted by Ashley of Edyth Blayn, I want to say hi and welcome! Thank you so much for your interest in crocheting hats and scarves to donate to your local and national charities, hospitals and shelters. 

Tap the button down below for your FREE PDF download via Ravelry. Use the coupon code CROCHETCAUSE. Available for FREE from July 6 - July 12 EST.

Visit All Free Crochet for a list of great places to donate.

Tag me on Instagram with your finished hats and scarves using the hashtag #modestybylaura and #crochetcause2020. 

Let's stay connected on Instagram and Facebook! Remember to tag me and use #modestybylaura! 

I hope that everyone is well and praying that you stay safe and healthy during this time! Until next time, happy crafting!



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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Honey Bee Scarf

The Honey Bee Scarf crochet pattern is a quick and beginner-friendly design that has the option of using one or two skeins of Lion Brand's Basic Stitch. With the help of open lacework, the scarf comes out with a nice drape.

It is a great winter accessory and this could easily be turned into a nice rectangle wrap by repeating the rows of this pattern. 

The yarn used for this scarf is by far my favorite yarn that they have come out with yet, at least the ones that I have tried.

The basic stitch yarn is a worsted weight that has 185 yards and anti-pilling, which is a plus in my book! They offer an array of color choices so I hope you can find a color that pleases you.

If you are wondering about the color choice I made for my Honey Bee Scarf, it is in Gold Heather. It has a mustard color mixed with some brown. 


For an inexpensive ad-free version of this pattern, please visit Etsy or Ravelry.

To pin this pattern for later, visit Pinterest.

Materials Needed for This Pattern

-1 (or 2) skein of Lion Brand Basic Stitch
-6.5mm crochet hook
-stitch marker
-tapestry needle

One Skein Scarf

Two Skein Scarf


10 sts and 12 rows equals 2 inches


1 skein- 60” long, 4.5” wide
2 skein- 75” long, 6.5” wide

Let's stay connected on Instagram and Facebook! Remember to tag me and use #modestybylaura! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! Happy crocheting!



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