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Crochet Hat Pattern | Highland Beanie

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Introducing the Highland Beanie crochet hat pattern.

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The Design

YES! It's CROCHET! The Highland Beanie is a classic ribbed, fold-over brim beanie that features mirrored short row shaping, a sophisticated knit-like texture, and a fun side stripe detail. 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!

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Fit + Sizing

The Highland Beanie has a classic fit, with a stretchy, 1x1 knit-like ribbed texture for the body, and a 1x2 knit-like ribbed texture for the brim..

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 quite stretchy width-wise, so can stretch to fit most heads. For reference, model has a 22" head and is wearing a size 2.


Head Circum.

Hat Circum.

Size 1



Size 2



Size 3



girl modeling a handmade ribbed fold-over crochet beanie hat in ivory


As written, you'll need category 3/4 DK/light worsted weight yarn (10 wpi) in the amounts of:

  • Size 1 | 250yds

  • Size 2 | 280yds

  • Size 3 | 305yds


23 sts x 34 rows = 4"

I used WeCrochet Swish Worsted (pictured in the color Pucker). My second sample is Swish DK Bare (undyed) carried with Aloft Superkid Mohair in white.

Other materials you'll need:

  • 4mm crochet hook

  • tapestry needle

  • scissors

  • st markers

Yarn Substitutions

The yarn I used, WeCrochet Swish Worsted is a 100% fine superwash merino wool. I really recommend using the same yarn for this pattern, because I think it creates the perfect texture, warmth, and stitch definition—plus, it's easy care since you can pop it into the washing machine. Although it is labeled as a worsted weight, it's slightly lighter than a true worsted. You could easily substitute many worsted, light worsted, and DK weight yarns for this pattern. 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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Required Skills

Advanced level with the following skills:

  • basic sts and st combos

  • working flat

  • side-to-side construction

  • short rows

  • gauging

  • seaming

  • loop recognition

  • stitch anatomy

  • adding ribbing perpendicular to an edge

  • reading a chart

  • following a pattern with minimal photo and no video references/tutorials

  • experience reading an intermediate pattern

Shop + Make

The pattern is available here in the pattern shop on my website, Ravelry, LoveCrafts, WeCrochet, and Etsy.

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