Introducing the Essential Beanie crochet hat pattern.
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YES! It's CROCHET! The Essential Beanie is a classic ribbed, fold-over brim beanie that features mirrored short row shaping, and a sophisticated knit-like texture. It's gender neutral, so it looks great on both men and women. It's the perfect selfish crochet project and a great gift for loved ones!
Fit + Sizing
The Essential Beanie has a classic fit, with a stretchy, 1x1 knit-like ribbed texture for the body.
Hat can be made in 3 sizes—size 1, size 2, and size 3—and is designed to fit head of an average youth-adult with head circumference between approximately 19-24". Due to ribbed design, hat is very stretchy width-wise, so can stretch to fit most heads. For reference, model has a 22" head and is wearing a size 2.
As written, you'll need category 3 DK weight yarn (11 wpi) in the amounts of:
Size 1 | 280yds
Size 2 | 310yds
Size 3 | 325yds
23 sts x 34 rows = 4"
I used WeCrochet Capra DK (pictured in the color HollyBerry and Morel).
Other materials you'll need:
4mm crochet hook
The yarn I used, WeCrochet Capra DK is a 85% fine superwash merino wool and 15% cashmere blend. You could easily substitute many DK and light worsted weight yarns for this pattern. The wpi is 11, so feel free to use that + the gauge to determine if the yarn you plan on substituting is a good fit. You can also check out Yarn Sub. I recommend making sure you make a gauge swatch. Small differences in gauge can lead to big differences in project outcome. For more on gauge, you can read this blog.
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Intermediate level with the following skills:
basic sts and st combos
reading a chart
following a pattern with minimal photo and no video references/tutorials
experience reading an intermediate pattern
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