The Uppercross Women’s crochet beanie is a warm hat with delicate stitches that can be worn with a slight slight slouch or you can fold up the brim and wear it close to you head. Keep reading for the free version or purchase the printable PDF of the Uppercross Women’s Crochet Beanie pattern.
Living in Minnesota with our dramatic winters, calls for all sorts of hats. Some days only the thickest chunky hat will suffice and other days, you need your head covered but don’t want to break a sweat.
On those “warmer” cold days, hats like the this Uppercross Beanie or the Coco Slouchy Hat are great for keeping you warm with out overheating. The open stitches of the hat allow for some air circulation while the tighter stitches of the band work to keep the cold from nipping your ears.
Don’t forget to check out the matching Uppercross Cowl which uses the same yarn and stitch pattern.
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The stitch pattern
The band of the hat is made with half double crochets worked up through the third loop which gives the band a nice amount of stretch.
The main body of the hat is a simple 4 row repeat with simple decreases as you work your way up the hat. It works up surprisingly quickly considering it looks more complicated than it actually is.
Uppercross Women’s Crochet Beanie Pattern
Purchase the PDF version of the Uppercross Women’s Crochet Beanie Pattern
US size J/10, 6.0 mm crochet hook – Did you know you can get my favorite hooks right on Amazon?
Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday Worsted (#4 Medium Weight)
Sample used 3 oz in Cream – Order from Amazon
Large Eye Yarn Needle – These are my absolute FAVORITE!
Pom Pom (optional) – I used a pom pom from this 12pk available on Amazon
hdc(s): half double crochet(s)
dc(s): double crochet(s)
sl st: slip stitch
hdc2tog: half double crochet two together
Gauge: 2” x 4” taken from the band = 8 hdcs by 10 rows
Finished Size: 20” around at the brim by 9” tall
Notes: Stitch counts are provided at the end of the hdc rows. If your stitch count is off on those rows, your pattern on the next rows will not line up.
The ch 1 to start a round does not count as a stitch.
The ch 3 at the start of round 4 counts as the first dc of the round.
On round 4 when you double crochet into the single crochet of the row below, work between the posts of the single crochet like a waistcoat stitch.
The hat is made by first crocheting the band as a long rectangle then sewing it together. The body of the hat is then worked in the round from the band to the top.
When working in the 3rd loop only on the band, the 3rd loop will be on the side facing you. When working the body of the hat, the 3rd loop will be on the side away from you.
Uppercross Women’s Crochet Beanie Pattern Instructions:
Row 1: hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each st across, turn. (8)
Row 2: ch 1, hdc in the 3rd loop only of each st across, turn. (8)
Rows 3-48: Repeat Row 2 for a total of 48 rows. Sew ends of the band together to form a loop.
Turn band on side,
Round 1: ch 1, hdc at the end of each row placing 3 hdcs for every 2 rows, join with a sl st to the first hdc of the round (72)
Round 2: ch 1, hdc 3rd loop only in each st, join with a sl st. (72)
Round 3: ch 1, *sc, ch 3, sk 2, repeat from * around, join the last ch 3 with a sl st to the first st.
Round 4: ch 3 (counts as first dc of the round), *sc in ch-3 sp, ch 1, dc in sc, ch 1, repeat from *around, join the last ch 1 with a sl st around the ch 3.
Round 5: ch 1, 2 hdc in ch-3 sp, *sk sc, hdc in ch-1 sp, hdc in dc, hdc in ch-1 sp, repeat from * to the end of the row putting the final hdc in the ch-1 sp after skipping the last sc, join with a sl st. (72)
Rounds 6-13: Repeat rounds 2-5.
Round 14: ch 1, *hdc 3rd loop only in the next 4 sts, hdc2tog 3rd loop only repeat from * around, join with a sl st. (60)
Round 15: ch 1, *sc, ch 3, sk 2, repeat from * around, join the last ch 3 with a sl st to the first st.
Round 16: ch 3 (counts as first dc of the round), *sc in ch-3 sp, ch 1, dc in sc, ch 1, repeat from *around, join the last ch 1 with a sl st around the ch 3.
Round 17: ch 1, 2 hdc in ch-3 sp, *sk sc, hdc in ch-1 sp, hdc in dc, hdc in ch-1 sp, repeat from * to the end of the row putting the final hdc in the ch-1 sp after skipping the last sc, join with a sl st. (60)
Round 18: ch 1, *hdc 3rd loop only in the next 4 sts, hdc2tog 3rd loop only, repeat from * around, join with a sl st. (50)
Round 19: ch 1, *hdc in the next 2 sts, hdc2tog, repeat from * around, join with a sl st. (38)
Round 20: ch 1, hdc2tog around (19)
Round 21: ch 1, hdc in each st around (19)
Round 22: ch 1, hdc in each st around (19)
Fasten off leaving a long tail of yarn (6-12”). Using a yarn needle, weave the tail in and out through the top stitches of round 22 then cinch to close. Weave in all ends. Add optional pom pom.
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