Textured Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

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*

Hook I*

yarn needle *

scissors*

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Pattern Notes:

This beanie is worked in the round, from the top down.

Beginning ch 2 doesn’t count as a stitch.

Join to the top of the first double crochet stitch from the previous round (not the ch 2) with a slip stitch.

The fpdc stitches in this pattern make it extra stretchy.




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Stitches Used:

Magic circle (mc)

Slip Stitch (ss)

Double Crochet (dc) yarn over, then insert hook into stitch to be worked, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over again and pull through 2 loops on your hook, finally yarn over pull through the last 2 loops on your hook.

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:

3 dc X 2 rows =1″ x “1

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



Women’s Size Pattern:

Finished hat measures: 8″ tall

Start with a magic circle.

textured beanie free crochet

1.10 DC into the mc, join to the first dc with a ss. (10)

2. Ch 2, 2 dc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, join to first dc with a ss. (20)

3. Ch 2, 2 dc in the same stitch, 1 dc in the next, *{2 dc in the next stitch, 1 dc in the next} repeat from * around, join with ss. (30)

4. Ch 2, 2 dc in the same stitch, 1 dc in each of the next 2 stitches, *{2 dc in the next stitch, 1 dc in each of the next 2 stitches} repeat from * around, join with ss. (40)



textured beanie free crochet

5. Ch 2, FPDC in the same stitch, dc in the next stitch, *{fpdc in the next stitch, dc in the next} repeat from * around, join with ss. (40)

textured beanie free crochet

6. Ch 2, dc in the same stitch, fpdc in the next stitch, *{dc in the next stitch, fpdc in the next} repeat from * around, join with ss. (40)



Rounds 7-19 repeat rounds 5 & 6 (round 19 will be a repeat like round 5).

20. Ch 1, sc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, join with a ss. (40)

Finish off (cut yarn & weave in ends)

textured beanie free crochet



Men’s Size Pattern:

Finished hat measures: 8.5″ tall

Start with a magic circle.

1.10 DC into the mc, join to the first dc with a ss. (10)

2. Ch 2, 2 dc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, join to first dc with a ss. (20)

3. Ch 2, 2 dc in the same stitch, 1 dc in the next, *{2 dc in the next stitch, 1 dc in the next} repeat from * around, join with ss. (30)

4. Ch 2, 2 dc in the same stitch, 1 dc in each of the next 2 stitches, *{2 dc in the next stitch, 1 dc in each of the next 2 stitches} repeat from * around, join with ss. (40)

5. Ch 2, 2 dc in the same stitch, 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches, *{2 dc in the next stitch, 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches} repeat from * around, join with ss. (50)

textured beanie free crochet




6. Ch 2, FPDC in the same stitch, dc in the next stitch, *{fpdc in the next stitch, dc in the next} repeat from * around, join with ss. (50)

7. Ch 2, dc in the same stitch, fpdc in the next stitch, *{dc in the next stitch, fpdc in the next} repeat from * around, join with ss. (50)

Rows 8-20 repeat rows 6 & 7 (round 20 will be a repeat like round 6).

21. Ch 1, sc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, join with a ss. (40)

Finish off (cut yarn & weave in ends)



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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10 thoughts on “Textured Beanie Free Crochet Pattern”

  1. 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?

    1. 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.

  2. 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.

    1. 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!

  3. 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!

    1. 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 .

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