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Matteo Beanie a Free Crochet Pattern in All Sizes

The Matteo Crochet Beanie is full of texture and sized perfectly for the whole family. This top down, unisex hat is a staple in a handmade wardrobe. Everyone needs a go to crochet hat like the Matteo Beanie.

I’m excited to share the Matteo Beanie crochet 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!

It’s been a pretty popular design. When he asked for a matching scarf, I took this opportunity to rework the matching Matteo Beanie pattern in multiple sizes, woohoo!

The texture of the Matteo Beanie 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 Matteo Beanie.

I think I need to add a pom!

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Materials

Notes

  1. Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, here’s my favorite.
  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

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picture of blue textured hat

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

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michelle thoen

Saturday 13th of February 2021

HI There , If i wanted to make this into a messy bun beanie are you able to modify the adult pattern for this.

Christa

Sunday 14th of February 2021

Hi Michelle, If you would like to make this beanie a messy bun hat then I would recommend starting with an open circle of 36 sts. You would Fdc 36, or ch 38 + dc in the 2nd ch and each ch across, then sl st to join into a circle. This would make the bun opening in the top of the hat. From there you would pick up the pattern from Rnd 4 and on. I hope this helps, let me know how it works out, if you try it! Crystal

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