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Verso Beanie a Free Crochet Hat Pattern

The Verso Beanie crochet pattern features texture and stripes. This top down beanie pattern is available in sizes from baby to adult.

This hat matches the Verso Scarf which features the same gorgeous texture and contrasting stripes. Now you can crochet both the hat and scarf for a complete set.

This pattern makes a great hat for men. I love the contrasting stripes, but the texture works well in a solid color too.

Like all stripes, these are adjustable. I played around with mine a few ways and like both types of striping.

Light and dark grey striped hat crochet.
I finished this one with two wide apart stripes.

Yarn

Furls Whims Merino is yarn made especially for crocheters. This gorgeous z-twist yarn works with you, not against you.

What does this really mean for crocheters? That your yarn won’t untwist as you crochet it.

Whims Merino retains it’s shape, which gives your stitches excellent definition. They really pop!

This worsted weight yarn crochets up easily and beautifully. 

The merino wool is superwash and has a bit of nylon too. This makes for an extremely wearable hat. 

Wash and wear are my favorite items to make and gift! But Whims Merino doesn’t sacrifice quality for usability. 

This yarn features beautiful stitch definition. Plus, Furls has added new colors that have me dreaming of Spring already.

Have you tried Whims Merino yarn yet?

Two center stripes in dark grey.
Two center stripes will match the Verso Scarf exactly.

Stitch

The Verso Beanie features a combination of simple stitches. Rounds of double crochet contrast with rows of texture.

To achieve this texture you’ll double crochet and then slip stitch. This slip stitch brings the height of the dc down, creating that popping texture.

Boy in dark grey hat with orange stripes.

You can see it fits nice and snug. He loves orange-peep his shirt.

Just to give you and idea of how the gauge differs from the merino wool hat to this acrylic yarn hat, I went up half a hook size for this one.

Of course, it will be different for everyone and every yarn!

Dark grey beanie with two center stripes in orange.
I made my son a center stripe one “his” orange yarn.

More Crochet Pattern with Whims Merino Yarn

Be sure to make the matching Verso Scarf so you can complete the set.

The Lia Cowl is an easy crochet pattern that features this yarn and beautiful lace design.

And if a scarf is more your style you might enjoy the Berryessa Scarf which makes a beautiful warm weather accessory.

Materials

  • #4 medium weight yarn, pictured in Furls Whims Merino light grey 
  • Rec yarn by size: 
  • Baby (MC) ~80 yds/73m and (CC) ~55 yds/50m
  • Toddler (MC) ~100 yds/91m and (CC) ~65 yds/59m
  • Child (MC) ~100 yds/91m and (CC) ~75 yds/69m
  • Teen/Sm Adult (MC) ~120 yds/109m and (CC) ~85 yds/77m
  • M/L Adult (MC) ~120 yds/109m and (CC) ~93 yds/85m
  • 5mm crochet hook, or hook needed to meet gauge; optionally you may use a half hook size smaller for a snugger fitting ribbing.
  • yarn needle, scissors, measuring tape

Notes

  1. Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, here’s my favorite.
  2. The slip stitch to join each round does not count as a st.
  3. When working the (dc, sl st) rounds {Rnd 7 for baby and Rnd 6 for all other sizes} the last sl st of the round can be hard to see, you may consider using a stitch marker to help.
  4. Usually when working in the round you are looking at the right side of your work and you need to turn it right side out. However with this pattern the texture of the (dc, sl st) pops on the outside so this will be your “right side” of the hat. No need to flip it inside out.
  5. Stitch multiple is 2.

Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)

BPdc-back post double crochet  

CC-contrast color 

ch(s)-chain(s)

dc-double crochet

fdc-foundation double crochet

mc-magic circle

MC-main color 

rep-repeat

sk-skip the indicated stitch

sl st-slip stitch 

st(s)-stitch(es)

Gauge

4”/10cm x 4”/10cm = 15 dc x 11 rows in the pattern, with 5mm hook, after blocking

I used a merino wool which relaxes a lot in blocking. Please check your gauge for best fit.

Check out my tutorial on how to block your crochet hats for more details on this technique.

Level

Intermediate

Construction

This beanie is worked top down. It is crocheted in the round, which means each round is joined and then you continue in the same direction.

Fit/Adjustment

Negative Ease = 2”/5cm where hat ribbing is intentionally 2”/5cm smaller than head circumference and stretches to fit.

To fit age (head circumference): baby 6-12 mos (16”/40.6cm) toddler (18”/45.7cm), child (20”/50.8cm), teen/sm adult (21”/53.3cm), med/lg adult (22”/56cm)

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Light and dark grey striped hat crochet.

Verso Beanie Crochet Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $10

The Verso Beanie is a crochet hat pattern with texture and stripes.

Materials

  • #4 medium weight yarn, pictured in Furls Whims Merino light grey
  • Rec yarn by size:
  • Baby (MC) ~80 yds/73m and (CC) ~55 yds/50m
  • Toddler (MC) ~100 yds/91m and (CC) ~65 yds/59m
  • Child (MC) ~100 yds/91m and (CC) ~75 yds/69m
  • Teen/Sm Adult (MC) ~120 yds/109m and (CC) ~85 yds/77m
  • M/L Adult (MC) ~120 yds/109m and (CC) ~93 yds/85m

Tools

  • 5mm crochet hook, or hook needed to meet gauge; optionally you may use a half hook size smaller for a snugger fitting ribbing.
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape

Instructions

All Sizes-Crown

    In MC (light grey)

    1. Rnd 1. 12 dc in mc, with a sl st join to first dc. (12 sts)
    2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, sl st in next st, *{2 dc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * around, with a sl st join to first dc. (18 sts)
    3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *{1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st) rep from * to 1 st left, dc in last st, with a sl st join to first dc. (24 sts)
    4. Rnd 4. Rep Rnd 2. (36 sts)
    5. Rnd 5. Rep Rnd 3. (48 sts) Baby stop here, go down to Baby.

Toddler/Child Only

Rnd 6. Ch 3, dc in same st, sl st in next st, dc in next st, sl st in next st, *{2 dc in next st, sl st in next st, dc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * around, with a sl st join to first dc. (60 sts) Go down to Toddler or Child.

Teen/Adult Only

    Rnd 6. Rep Rnd 2. (72 sts) Go down to Teen/Adult Sizes.

Baby 6-12 mos Only

    For two center stripes only, change to the CC color on Rnds 8 & 10.
    For the wider spaced stripes, change to the CC color on Rnds 6 & 10.

    Rnd 6. Ch 3, dc in next st and in each st around, with a sl st join to first dc. (48 sts)
    Rnd 7. Ch 3, sl in next st, *{dc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * around, with a sl st join to first dc. (48 sts)
    Rnd 8. Rep Rnd 6.
    Rnd 9. Rep Rnd 7.
    Rnd 10. Rep Rnd 6.
    Rnd 11. Rep Rnd 7.
    Rnd 12. Rep Rnd 6.
    Rnd 13. Rep Rnd 7.

    Switch to smaller hook for a snugger fitting brim.
    In CC
    Rnd 14. Rep Rnd 6.
    Rnd 15. Ch 3, BPdc in next st, *{dc in next st, BPdc in next st} rep from * around, with a sl st join to first dc.
    Rnds 16-17. Rep last rnd until hat is ~6.2”/15.7cm tall

Toddler

    For two center stripes only, change to the CC color on Rnds 11 & 13.
    For the wider spaced stripes, change to the CC color on Rnds 7 & 13.

    Rnd 7. Ch 3, dc in next st and in each st around, join. (60 sts)
    Rnd 8. Ch 3, sl in next st, *{dc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * around, join. (60 sts)
    Rnd 9. Rep Rnd 7.
    Rnd 10. Rep Rnd 8.
    Rnd 11. Rep Rnd 7.
    Rnd 12. Rep Rnd 8.
    Rnd 13. Rep Rnd 7.
    Rnds 14-18. Rep Rnds 8-12.

    Switch to smaller hook for a snugger fitting brim.
    In CC
    Rnd 19. Rep Rnd 7.
    Rnds 20-21. Ch 3, BPdc in next st, *{dc in next st, BPdc in next st} rep from * around, join. (60 sts) ~ 7.7”/19.5cm tall

Child

For two center stripes only, change to the CC color on Rnds 11 & 13.
For the wider spaced stripes, change to the CC color on Rnds 7 & 13.

Rnd 7. Ch 3, dc in next st and in each st around, join. (60 sts)
Rnd 8. Ch 3, sl in next st, *{dc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * around, join. (60 sts)
Rnd 9. Rep Rnd 7.
Rnd 10. Rep Rnd 8.
Rnd 11. Rep Rnd 7.
Rnd 12. Rep Rnd 8.
Rnd 13. Rep Rnd 7.
Rnds 14-18. Rep Rnds 8-12.

Switch to smaller hook for a snugger fitting brim.
In CC
Rnd 19. Rep Rnd 7.
Rnd 20. Ch 3, BPdc in next st, *{dc in next st, BPdc in next st} rep from * around, join. (60 sts)
Rnds 21-22. Rep Rnd 20. ~8”/20.3cm

Teen/Adult Sizes

For two center stripes only, change to the CC color on Rnds 11 & 13.
For the wider spaced stripes, change to the CC color on Rnds 7 & 13.

Rnd 7. Ch 3, dc in next st and in each st around, join. (72 sts)
Rnd 8. Ch 3, sl in next st, *{dc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * around, join. (72 sts)
Rnd 9. Rep Rnd 7.
Rnd 10. Rep Rnd 8.
Rnd 11. Rep Rnd 7.
Rnd 12. Rep Rnd 8.
Rnd 13. Rep Rnd 7.
Rnds 14-18. Rep Rnds 8-12.

Switch to smaller hook for a snugger fitting brim.
In CC
Rnd 19. Rep Rnd 7.
Rnd 20. Ch 3, BPdc in next st, *{dc in next st, BPdc in next st} rep from * around, join. (72 sts)

Teen/Sm Adult
Rnds 21-22. Rep Rnd 20. ~8”/20.3cm

Med/Lg Adult
Rnds 21-23. Rep Rnd 20. ~8.5”/21.6cm

Finishing
Cut yarn and weave in ends. Block your hat.

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