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Basketweave Beanie Hats – Quick Crochet Baby Hat Pattern

The Basketweave Beanie Hat is a super quick crochet baby hat that makes a great gift and is perfect for yarn stash busting too. In sizes from newborn to adult you can whip one up in no time at all.

The pattern is free in this post or you can buy an ad free, printable PDF of the pattern in my pattern store.

 
Baby and girl wearing matching quick crochet baby beanie hats

The Hat

Using just half treble (half double crochet US) and double crochet (single crochet US) stitches, this is a great project for beginners to try. It's worked from the top down in rounds and the pattern texture comes from working in alternating whole stitch and back loops of the half trebles to keep you on your toes!

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The Yarn

A few years ago I fell in love with Drops Merino Extra Fine yarn and I use it for so many projects now! It has the perfect amount of squidge (not a real word but I'm sure you know what I mean!) and bounce to give a great fit and beautiful stitch definition.

It works amazingly for crochet blankets and garments too.

For the beanies you will need 1 ball of Drops Merino Extra Fine - 50g/105m , 100% wool superwash for the newborn and 2 balls for the larger sizes in a colour of your choice.

 baby asleep wearing crochet beanie hat in blue

Materials

Along with the yarn you will also need:

A 4.5mm/G crochet hook

Needle

Scissors

newborn baby asleep wearing a quick crochet baby hat

Finished Sizes

The finished hats are sized to fit preemie, newborn, toddler, child and adult but you can just add or subtract a few rounds to get the perfect fit for you if you like.

Tension

14st and 5 rounds = 10cm by 10cm

Glossary/Abbreviations: Standard UK terms (Standard US terms)

ch(s) – chain(s)

rep – repeat

st(s) – stitches

BL – back loop

ss – slip stitch

dc – double crochet (sc – single crochet)

htr – treble (hdc – half double crochet)

Pattern Notes

  • The ch1 at the beginning of a round does not count as a stitch.
girl wearing pink and cream stripe crochet beanie hat for beginners

The Pattern

Standard UK terms/US terms in italics

Hat Crown:

Foundation chain: ch2

Round 1: 10htr/hdc in 2nd ch from hook, ss in 1st to join [10]

Round 2: ch1, 2htr/hdc, *2htr/hdc in BL of next, rep from * around ss in 1st to join [20]

Round 3: ch1, *2htr/hdc, htr/hdc in BL of next, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join [30]

Round 4: ch1, *2htr/hdc, htr/hdc in BL of next 2, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join [40]

Round 5: ch1, *2htr/hdc, htr/hdc in BL of next 3, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join [50] move to Round 1 of hat body for preemie size now.

Round 6: ch1, *2htr/hdc, htr/hdc in BL of next 4, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join [60] move to Round 1 of hat body for newborn size now.

Round 7: ch1, *2htr/hdc, htr/hdc in BL of next 5, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join [70] move to Round 1 of hat body for toddler size now.

Round 8: ch1, *2htr/hdc, htr/hdc in BL of next 6, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join [80] move to Round 1 of hat body for child size now.

Round 9: ch1, *2htr/hdc, htr/hdc in BL of next 7, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join [90] move to Round 1 of hat body for adult size now.

Hat Body:

Round 1: ch1, *htr/hdc, htr/hdc in BL, rep from *around, ss in 1st to join [60, 70, 80, 90]


Repeat Round 1 8 (10, 12, 15, 18) more times - you can increase or decrease the length of your hat as much as you like here.

Hat Cuff:

Round 1: ch1, *dc/sc, dc/sc in BL rep from * around, ss in 1st to join [60, 70, 80, 90]

Round 2: ch1, dc/sc in each around, ss in 1st to join

Repeat Round 2 1 (1, 3, 5, 7) more times.


Fasten off and weave in ends to finish.

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