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Backcountry Beanie a Free Crochet Pattern

Backcountry Beanie a Free Crochet Pattern

There’s something so relaxing about working on a hat that doesn’t need increases or decreases, just rows of stitches. Not only is this beanie relaxing to work on but it also grows quickly due to the chunky yarn. Which has the added benefit of being warm and cozy!

Many a night I’ve wanted to crochet but I just don’t have the brain power {mom brain is real y’all} to count or even pay much attention to where I put my hook. That’s why I love these simple patterns-I can just pick up yarn and hook and go. And probably finish in one sitting too.

Another reason I love a quick simple pattern is for all those random skeins of yarn I buy. With no particular pattern in mind, just liked the color/texture/cost. Can you relate? I bet you can. Having some one skein wonders can help you destash the random yarn for sure!

If you’re brand new to crocheting then you’re in luck cause I’ve worked up a video showing the steps from start to finish! I usually keep my videos short and simple and just show you the tricky bits. But the husband took the kiddos on just the right day, so I whipped up a newborn size beanie and filmed the steps. You can check the video out here 👇

Material

Notes

  1. Hat is worked flat in rows and then seamed together. 
  2. Ch 2 does not count as a st.
  3. Each size is written separately. All sizes go to “Finishing” to seam your hat.

Stitches

ch-chain

sl st-slip stitch

hdc-half double crochet

blo-back loop only- insert your hook into the back, or loop that is farthest away from you. Normally you would insert your hook under both top loops, for blo you crochet into only the back loop. 

sc-single crochet

Inv Join-invisible join

Gauge

4” x 4” = 9 blo hdc x 6 rows

hat
I got to use my Furls Streamline on this one and it was luxurious! My 8mm hook is in Ebony ❤️ You can check them out here*.

Video Tutorial

Backcountry Beanie Video Tutorial

Pattern

3 mos

6”x 12”

Ch 15

  1. Hdc in 3rd ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn. (13)
  2. Ch 2, starting in the same st hdc in the blo, continue to blo hdc across the row, turn. (13)
  3. Rep row 2 for 18 rows total or until work measures 12” long.

Don’t finish off.

6 mos

6.5”x 13.5”

Ch 16

  1. Hdc in 3rd ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn. (14)
  2. Ch 2, starting in the same st hdc in the blo, continue to blo hdc across the row, turn. (14)
  3. Rep row 2 for 20 rows total or until work measures 13.5” long.

Don’t finish off.

12 mos

7”x 15”

Ch 18

  1. Hdc in 3rd ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn. (16)
  2. Ch 2, starting in the same st hdc in the blo, continue to blo hdc across the row, turn. (16)
  3. Rep row 2 for 23 rows total or until work measures 15” long.

Don’t finish off.

24 mos

7”x 16”

Ch 18

  1. Hdc in 3rd ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn. (16)
  2. Ch 2, starting in the same st hdc in the blo, continue to blo hdc across the row, turn. (16)
  3. Rep row 2 for 24 rows or until work measures 16” long.

Don’t finish off.

Preschool 2-4 yrs

7.5”x 17”

Ch 19

  1. Hdc in 3rd ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn. (17)
  2. Ch 2, starting in the same st hdc in the blo, continue to blo hdc across the row, turn. (17)
  3. Rep row 2 for 26 rows or until work measures 17” long.

Don’t finish off.

Child

8” x 18″

Ch 20

  1. Hdc in 3rd ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn. (18)
  2. Ch 2, starting in the same st hdc in the blo, continue to blo hdc across the row, turn. (18)
  3. Rep row 2 for 27 rows or until work measures 18” long.

Don’t finish off.

Teen/Sm Adult

8” x 20”

Ch 20

  1. Hdc in 3rd ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn. (18)
  2. Ch 2, starting in the same st hdc in the blo, continue to blo hdc across the row, turn. (18)
  3. Rep row 2 for 30 rows total or until work measures 20” long.

Don’t finish off.

Med Adult

8.5” x 21”

Ch 21

  1. Hdc in 3rd ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn. (19)
  2. Ch 2, starting in the same st hdc in the blo, continue to blo hdc across the row, turn. (19)
  3. Rep row 2 for 32 rows total or until work measures 21” long.

Don’t finish off.

Lg Adult

9” x 22”

Ch 22

  1. Hdc in 3rd ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn. (20)
  2. Ch 2, starting in the same st hdc in the blo, continue to blo hdc across the row, turn. (20)
  3. Rep row 2 for 33 rows total or until work measures 22” long.

Don’t finish off.

Finishing

  1. Fold rectangle in half, matching row 1 to last row.
  2. Slip stitch together forming the tube of the hat.
  3. To close the top of your tube, use a running stitch around to sew the hole closed.
  4. Using a hook size smaller, attach yarn with a ss to the open end of the hat, which is your brim side. Ch 1 and sc evenly around.
  5. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

I’d love to see your #backcountrybeanie tag me @christacodesign on Instagram if you post a pic! Or share it to my Facebook Group, I love to see your work! 

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2 thoughts on “Backcountry Beanie a Free Crochet Pattern”

    • Thanks. I felt the same for a long time about seams. I think it helps to find a way of seaming that works for you. There are lots of different ways to sew pieces together, this is just one!

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