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Embellished Basic Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

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This basic beanie crochet pattern is great for new crocheters. The free hat pattern comes with two additional options to jazz it up, but in a simple way!

There are so many different ways to customize handmade hats and truly make them your own, I thought I would share at least two ways here with you today.

Two purple crochet beanies with a big wood button and green stripe.

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Pattern Notes:

This beanie is worked top down, in the round. Starting Ch 1 do not count as a stitch.  Be sure to read through the whole pattern so you know where to change colors if you’re adding the stripe option.

Gauge:

3.5 hdc X 3 rows = 1″ X 1″

This pattern is for an adult/teen size hat. The finished hat measures 8″ tall with a 19″ circumference around.

Materials:

hook h*

worsted weight yarn, I used Lion Brand Yarn Heartland Isle Royale* for the main hat and Everglades for the stripe

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Stitches:

mc-magic circle

hdc-half double crochet

ss-slip stitch

ch-chain

sc-single crochet

fpdc-front post double crochet

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The Beanie Pattern:

1. Start with a mc, 8 hdc into it, join your last hdc to the first hdc with a ss & pull the tail to close the center hole.

2. Ch 1, 2 hdc into the next hdc and in each around, join with a ss. (16)

3. Ch 1, *{2 hdc into the next hdc, 1 hdc into the next hdc} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (24)

4. Ch 1, *{2 hdc into the next hdc, 1 hdc into each of the next 2 hdc} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (32)

5. Ch 1, *{2 hdc into the next hdc, 1 hdc into each of the next 3 hdc} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (40)

6. Ch 1, *{2 hdc into the next hdc, 1 hdc into each of the next 4 hdc} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (48)

7. Ch 1, *{2 hdc into the next hdc, 1 hdc into each of the next 5 hdc} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (56)

8. Ch 1, *{2 hdc into the next hdc, 1 hdc into each of the next 6 hdc} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (64)

9. Ch 1, hdc into the next hdc and in each hdc around, join with a ss. (64)

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**For Stripe Option change colors at round 14!

For rounds 10-22 repeat round 9.

23. Ch 1, sc in the next hdc and in each hdc around, join with a ss. (64)

Finish off.

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Button Strap Option:

Finished size is 10″l X 1.75″w

1. Ch 7, sc into the 2nd ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn. (6)

2. Ch 1, sc into each sc, turn. (6)

Rows 3-38: repeat row 2, or until 10″ is reached.

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Leave a long tail for sewing the strap to the front of your hat.

Lay your beanie flat with right side up.

Attach strap to the front of your beanie, just above round 23.

Either end of the strap should line up with the edge of your flattened hat.

Using a long piece of yarn (or the long tail you left) and yarn needle sew down the two short edges (that measure 1.75″).

Sew on a button at one end-mine is on the right side. I used a 1 3/4″ squared wooden button from Joann’s.

Eccola! You’ve embellished a basic beanie with a button and strap detail.

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Textured Stripe Option:

Join new color with a ss. See my posts with color changing tips here and here.

Round 14: Ch 2, *{fpdc, hdc} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (64)

15: repeat round 14- you will fpdc on fpdc and hdc in hdc.

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Join original color for round 16 and finish beanie pattern.

Finished stripe measures 1″ tall.

Eccola! You have created a beanie with a textured stripe for a bit of interest.

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Be sure to ask if you have any questions!

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