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Textured Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

Textured Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

There’s an updated version of this pattern here, that includes all sizes: NB-Adult!

I created this textured beanie as a quick, last minute birthday gift. Our friend’s birthday is the week of Thanksgiving, and we were so busy, but I knew I could eek out another quick hat pattern. Plus, we often crochet for the ladies and girls in our lives, but what about the men? I love a good reason to crochet up a new pattern- so I did!




This beanie features the same great texture from my slouchy hat pattern, but fits like a traditional beanie. I used just part of a ball of Lion Brand’s Heartland yarn in Joshua Tree, which is such a dynamic color. This 100% acrylic yarn is super soft, affordable, widely available and comes in a slew of colors. I think often times, a color choice is what makes our crochet projects suitable for men or women and this color works for either.




I included two sizes for this pattern-a women’s and men’s beanie. The women’s beanie starts with a smaller circle so it’s short one round. It’s amazing how much of a difference one stitch or one round makes in our crochet sizing. This pattern is very stretchy thanks to the front post double crochet stitches.

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Materials:

Lion Brand’s Heartland in Joshua Tree* 75-200 yds #4 med worsted weight yarn

5.5mm Hook I*

yarn needle *

scissors*

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Pattern Notes:

  • Starting ch 3 counts as a dc. I use the term “ch 3 alt” to indicate a standing stitch or other alternative. I would also recommend using one of these alternative stitches to the ch 3, if you prefer.
  • Beanie is worked top down, with dc stitches only until the crown circle measurement is reached for each size.
  • Then you will alternate fpdc and dc around. In the following round, you will fpdc into a dc and dc into a fpdc. 
  • On the fpdc rounds I use my ch 3 alternative, but I wrap it around the post of the stitch, in the same manner you would for a fpdc.
  • Begin with a magic circle. 




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Stitches Used:

Magic circle (mc)

Slip Stitch (ss)

Double Crochet (dc)

Chain (ch)

Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)

Single Crochet (sc)



If you like the texture in this hat, you may also like my slouchy hat.

textured slouchy hat

Gauge:

4” x 4” = 13 fpdc/dc x 8 rows

Photo Tutorial:

Below I’ve included a few pictures of the start and finish of the two main rounds.

textured slouchy hat
Chain 2 to start a round.
textured slouchy hat
Ch 2, FPDC to start a round. (like round 5)
textured slouchy hat
Ch 2, DC to start a round. (like round 6)



textured slouchy hat
End of the round, before joining.
textured slouchy hat
SS to top of 1st stitch (not the ch 2)

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textured beanie free crochet



S/M Adult Pattern:

Finished hat measures: 8″ tall

Start with a magic circle.

textured beanie free crochet

  1. Dc 12 into a mc, ss to first to join.
  2. Ch 3 alt, dc in the same st, 2 dc in the next st and in each st around, ss to first to join. (24)
  3. Ch 3 alt, 2 dc in the next st, *{dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st} rep from * around, ss to first to join. (36)
  4. Ch 3 alt, dc in the next, 2 dc in the next, *{dc in each of the next 2 st, 2 dc in the next st} rep from * around, ss to first to join. (48)




textured beanie free crochet

5. Ch 3 alt, dc in each of the next 2 st, 2 dc in the next, *{dc in each of the next 3 st, 2 dc in the next st} rep from * around, ss to first to join. (60) 7” circle

textured beanie free crochet

6. Ch 3 alt, *{fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st} rep from * around, ss to first to join. (60) 




7. Ch 3 alt, dc in the next, *{fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st} rep from * around, ss to first to join. 

8. -18. Rep Rows 6 & 7.

19. Ch 1, sc in the same and in each st around, ss to join. 

Cut yarn & weave in. 8.5” tall

textured beanie free crochet



Lg Adult

Finished hat measures: 8.5″ tall

Start with a magic circle.

  1. Dc 12 into a mc, ss to first to join.
  2. Ch 3 alt, dc in the same st, 2 dc in the next st and in each st around, ss to first to join. (24)
  3. Ch 3 alt, 2 dc in the next st, *{dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st} rep from * around, ss to first to join. (36)
  4. Ch 3 alt, dc in the next, 2 dc in the next, *{dc in each of the next 2 st, 2 dc in the next st} rep from * around, ss to first to join. (48)
  5. Ch 3 alt, dc in each of the next 2 st, 2 dc in the next, *{dc in each of the next 3 st, 2 dc in the next st} rep from * around, ss to first to join. (60)

textured beanie free crochet




6. Ch 3 alt, dc in each of the next 3 st, 2 dc in the next, *{dc in each of the next 4 st, 2 dc in the next st} rep from * around, ss to first to join. (72)

7. Ch 3 alt, *{fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st} rep from * around, ss to first to join. (72) 

8. Ch 3 alt, dc in the next, *{fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st} rep from * around, ss to first to join. 

9. -18. Rep Rows 7 & 8.

19. Ch 1, sc in the same and in each st around, ss to join. 

Cut yarn & weave in. 9” tall




textured beanie free crochet
He was such a good sport to model for me.

I added this funny little leather label I found at Joann’s. I couldn’t find a link on line for you, but they were in the yarn section by the hooks. He thought it was pretty funny!




textured beanie free crochet

I hope you work up a few of these, they’re so quick and fun! And an easy pattern once you get started. I’d love to see your color choices!

As always, let me know if you have any questions!

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16 thoughts on “Textured Beanie Free Crochet Pattern”

  • My beanie is all wavy while working it. I’m not sure I’m doing it correctly. Do you have a step by step tutorial on this?

    • Usually when crochet is wavy it’s related to tension. If you’re on the flat circle to start the beanie, then that’s likely the culprit. Try going up or down a hook size, double check your stitch count.
      If you’re on the post stitches, I added some photos of how to start rounds 5 & 6. Here’s a link to my fpdc tutorial front post double crochet
      I hope those help.

  • Thank you for replying so quickly Crystal! I am on the 7th row so my rounds are completed. It didn’t start waving until I started the fpdc rotations.

    • I would just double check your stitch count and stick with it a few more rounds. It may just be the switch to the different stitches since the post stitches create a much stretchier fabric than plain stitches. Once you get further along in the hat, it takes on a better shape. Let me know how it goes!

  • there is something wrong with this pattern .rows 8-20 are repeats of rows 5-6 but row 5 is a dc increase row.should it read repeat rows 6-7 for rows 8-20? i have 10 rows and it’s still flat with around 80sts!

    • re my above comment – i was referring to the man’s size where the error is- should be rep rows 6-7. i have just read the women’s size where that is rep rows 5-6 .

  • Just wondering how you can jump from 50 stitches in the second to last row, to 40 stitches in the last row without doing two together.

    • Hi Sarah, you are right, that is a typo. It should still read 50 stitches on the last row for the men’s size. Thank you for letting me know!

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