Newsletter

free crochet + knit patterns

Matteo Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

Matteo Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

I’m excited to share this reworked beanie pattern with you in all sizes! One of the first beanie patterns I shared on this little bloggy was created for a friend’s birthday. I crocheted him a hat, wrote it up and shared it! And it’s been a pretty popular design. When he asked for a matching scarf {coming soon!} I took this opportunity to rework the pattern in multiple sizes, woohoo!

The texture of this hat is achieved with alternating front post double crochets and double crochets. You will work a dc into a fpdc and a fpdc into a dc. I’ve marked this one as an intermediate skill level because you do need to know how to place post stitches. That’s not to say an adventurous beginner can’t do this pattern-you can!

Here’s a little pic of my red head modeling the toddler size.

I think I need to add a pom!

{*affiliates-This post contains affiliate links which means I receive a small fee if you click through and make a purchase through my links (at no additional cost to you) these allow me to keep new free patterns coming to you! Thank you for your support!}

Materials

Notes

  1. Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, like one of these.
  2. Beanie is worked top down, with dc stitches only until the crown circle measurement is reached for each size.
  3. Then you will alternate fpdc and dc around. In the following round, you will fpdc into a dc and dc into a fpdc. 
  4. 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. If this is too tricky just a ch 3 or the alternative totally works! I try to keep my seams as seamless as possible 🙂
  5. Begin with a magic circle.

Level

Intermediate

Stitches/Abbreviations

 Mc-magic circle

ch-chain

dc-double crochet

sl st-slip stitch

sc-single crochet

Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC): tutorial here

sk-skip

st(s)-stitch(es)

Gauge

4” x 4” = 13 fpdc/dc x 8 rows

Ravelry button
Etsy button
I wish I had a yarn name for you here, but I was gifted this little bit of blue so I’m not sure what it is 🤷‍♀️

Pattern

0-3 mos

  1. Dc 12 into a mc, sl st to first to join.
  2. Ch 3, dc in the same st, 2 dc in the next st and in each st around, sl st to first to join. (24)
  3. Ch 3, 2 dc in the next st, *{dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. (36) 4.25” circle
  4. Ch 3, *{fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join.(36) 
  5. Ch 3, dc in the next, *{fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join.
  6. -11. Rep Rows 5 & 6.

12. Ch 1, sc in the same and in each st around, sl st to first to join. 

Cut yarn & weave in. 5.5” tall

3-6 mos

  1. Dc 12 into a mc, sl st to first to join.
  2. Ch 3, dc in the same st, 2 dc in the next st and in each st around, sl st to first to join. (24)
  3. Ch 3, 2 dc in the next st, *{dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. (36) 4.5” circle
  4. Ch 3, *{fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. (36) 
  5. Ch 3, dc in the next, *{fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. 
  6. -11. Rep Rows 5 & 6.

12. Rep Row 5.

13. Ch 1, sc in the same and in each st around, sl st to first to join. 

Cut yarn & weave in. 6” tall

6-12 mos

  1. Dc 12 into a mc, sl st to first to join.
  2. Ch 3, dc in the same st, 2 dc in the next st and in each st around, sl st to first to join. (24)
  3. Ch 3, 2 dc in the next st, *{dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. (36)
  4. Ch 3, dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, *{dc in each of the next 2 st, 2 dc in the next st} rep from * around, ss to first to join. (48) 5.75” circle
  5. Ch 3, *{fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. (48) 
  6. Ch 3, dc in the next st, *{fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. 
  7. -12. Rep Rows 5 & 6.

13. Rep Row 5.

14. Ch 1, sc in the same and in each st around, sl st to join. 

Cut yarn & weave in. 6.5” tall

Toddler (12-24 mos)

  1. Dc 12 into a mc, sl st to first to join.
  2. Ch 3, dc in the same st, 2 dc in the next st and in each st around, sl st to first to join. (24)
  3. Ch 3, 2 dc in the next st, *{dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. (36)
  4. Ch 3, dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, *{dc in each of the next 2 st, 2 dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. (48) 5.75” circle
  5. Ch 3, *{fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. (48) 
  6. Ch 3, dc in the next, *{fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. 
  7. -14. Rep Rows 5 & 6.

15. Ch 1, sc in the same and in each st around, sl st to join. 

Cut yarn & weave in. 7” tall

Preschool (2-4 yrs)

  1. Dc 12 into a mc, sl st to first to join.
  2. Ch 3, dc in the same st, 2 dc in the next st and in each st around, sl st to first to join. (24)
  3. Ch 3, 2 dc in the next st, *{dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. (36)
  4. Ch 3, dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, *{dc in each of the next 2 st, 2 dc in the next st} rep from * around, ss to first to join. (48) 5.75” circle
  5. Ch 3, *{fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. (48) 
  6. Ch 3, dc in the next, *{fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. 
  7. -14. Rep Rows 5 & 6.

15. Rep Row 5.

16. Ch 1, sc in the same and in each st around, sl st to join. 

Cut yarn & weave in. 7.5” tall

Child 5+

  1. Dc 12 into a mc, sl st to first to join.
  2. Ch 3, dc in the same st, 2 dc in the next st and in each st around, sl st to first to join. (24)
  3. Ch 3, 2 dc in the next st, *{dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. (36)
  4. Ch 3, dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, *{dc in each of the next 2 st, 2 dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. (48)
  5. Ch 3, dc in each of the next 2 st, 2 dc in the next st, *{dc in each of the next 3 st, 2 dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. (60) 7” circle
  6. Ch 3, *{fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. (60) 
  7. Ch 3, dc in the next, *{fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. 
  8. -14. Rep Rows 6 & 7.

15. Rep Row 5.

16. Ch 1, sc in the same and in each st around, sl st to join. 

Cut yarn & weave in. 7.5” tall

Teen

  1. Dc 12 into a mc, sl st to first to join.
  2. Ch 3, dc in the same st, 2 dc in the next st and in each st around, sl st to first to join. (24)
  3. Ch 3, 2 dc in the next st, *{dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. (36)
  4. Ch 3, dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, *{dc in each of the next 2 st, 2 dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. (48)
  5. Ch 3, dc in each of the next 2 st, 2 dc in the next st, *{dc in each of the next 3 st, 2 dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. (60) 7” circle
  6. Ch 3, *{fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. (60) 
  7. Ch 3, dc in the next, *{fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join.
  8. -16. Rep Rows 6 & 7.

17. Ch 1, sc in the same and in each st around, sl st to join. 

Cut yarn & weave in. 8” tall

SM/MD Adult

  1. Dc 12 into a mc, sl st to first to join.
  2. Ch 3, dc in the same st, 2 dc in the next st and in each st around, sl st to first to join. (24)
  3. Ch 3, 2 dc in the next st, *{dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. (36)
  4. Ch 3, 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, sl st to first to join. (48)
  5. Ch 3, 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, sl st to first to join. (60) 7” circle
  6. Ch 3, *{fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. (60) 
  7. Ch 3, dc in the next, *{fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. 
  8. -18. Rep Rows 6 & 7.

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

Cut yarn & weave in. 8.5” tall

LG Adult

  1. Dc 12 into a mc, sl st to first to join.
  2. Ch 3, dc in the same st, 2 dc in the next st and in each st around, sl st to first to join. (24)
  3. Ch 3, 2 dc in the next st, *{dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. (36)
  4. Ch 3, 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, sl st to first to join. (48)
  5. Ch 3, 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, sl st to first to join. (60)
  6. Ch 3, 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, sl st to first to join. (72)
  7. Ch 3, *{fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join. (72) 
  8. Ch 3, dc in the next, *{fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st} rep from * around, sl st to first to join.
  9. -18. Rep Rows 7 & 8.

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

Cut yarn & weave in. 9” tall

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

If you like this pattern be sure to join my newsletter, you’ll love my weekly emails & gain access to my Resource Library:

beanie





Leave a Reply