This beanie pattern is designed to fit a teen/adult, but can be adjusted to any size as needed. It’s the perfect match to go with the Criss Cross Cowl that was published a few weeks ago.
The pattern is very simple and mindless once you get going on it, but the finished fabric looks elegant enough to wear with anything fancy. It’s crocheted here in a not-so-elegant yarn, but choose something soft like Caron or Vanna’s Choice for a super comfortable set.
What I like about this hat is that it has a nice lacy look, but with a solid brim to keep the ears and forehead nice and cozy.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver #4
Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm & I/9-5.50mm
Gauge: 3″ over 10 sts.
Finished Size: Laying flat it measures 9 by 9″
Blsc = Back Loop Single Crochet
Blsc2tog = Back Loop Single Crochet 2 Together
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Fldc = Front Loop Double Crochet
Flsc = Front Loop Single Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Special Stitch Instructions:
This hat is started at the brim and worked up. The top is closed by weaving the yarn through the last round and pulling tight to close.
The first crossed stitch is worked over the first and last sts made in the previous round. This way the beginning ch-2 is hidden for a seamless look. It also staggers the crossed stitches for a super cool design.
All rounds are crocheted into the front loops only. All rounds are joined in both loops.
Begin to turn after rnd 2.
Refer to the following tutorial if you need help with the crossed stitch. Cross Stitch Tutorial
Row 1: With H hook, Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (9 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, blsc in each st across. Turn.
Rows 3-64: Continue with row 2 until you have reached a desired circumference making sure to end in an even number of rows.
Ch 1 and join the ribbing rows by slip stitching the last row to the free loops of starting chs.
Working in the Round (Body of Hat)
Rnd 1 (RS): With I hook and working along the ribbing edge and into each ribbing row. Ch 1, sc in first row end and into each row end around; Mark Last st made & join with sl st in first sc. (64 sts)
Rnd 2 (RS): Ch 2 (does not count as st), fldc in first st, fldc in marked st; *sk next st, fldc in next st, fldc in skipped st; rep from * around; join with sl st both loops of first fldc. Turn. (64 sts or 32 crossed sts)
Rnd 3 (WS): Ch 1, flsc in first st and in each st around; join with sl st in both loops of first flsc. Move stitch marker to where join was made. Turn. (64 sts)
Rnds 4-14: Rep rnds 2 & 3 ending rnd 14 with rnd 2 and omitting the last turn.
Rnd 15 (RS): Ch 1, blsc2tog around; join with sl st in first blsc2tog. (32 sts) Fasten off leaving an 8″ tail for weaving in through the last round. Pull tight to close the hole and weave in tail end to secure.