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.
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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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.
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.
Along with the yarn you will also need:
A 4.5mm/G crochet hook
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.
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)
- The ch1 at the beginning of a round does not count as a stitch.
Standard UK terms/US terms in italics
Foundation chain: ch2
Round 1: 10htr/hdc in 2nd ch from hook, ss in 1st to join 
Round 2: ch1, 2htr/hdc, *2htr/hdc in BL of next, rep from * around ss in 1st to join 
Round 3: ch1, *2htr/hdc, htr/hdc in BL of next, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join 
Round 4: ch1, *2htr/hdc, htr/hdc in BL of next 2, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join 
Round 5: ch1, *2htr/hdc, htr/hdc in BL of next 3, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join  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  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  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  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  move to Round 1 of hat body for adult size now.
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.
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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