Switch It Up Beanie Free Crochet Pattern
Today I want to share another pattern with you! It’s that time of year again! Time to fill up a couple of bags with lots of lots of handmade hats for the local clothing drives! Previously I shared with you all the hats that I donated to the homeless clothing drive last year. I got really creative last year and tried out all sorts of different patterns. It was a lot of fun working on those! I used the Slouchy Side Saddle Hat Pattern, The Crochet Beret for a few, and I made lots of hats using the Criss Cross Hat Pattern. That Criss Cross stitch helps add a layer of warmth!
But I’ve got to come clean…this year, I’m running out of time to be creative! I’ve got sooo many Christmas presents to finish, and a couple of orders to complete, too. Never fear though! I can always find a way to make the simplest thing the most fun thing if I try hard enough. I am still determined to make a bunch of hats, but this year I’m sticking to ONE hat pattern. I’m just going to change up the types of yarn and the kinds of striping to keep it interesting for me!
This crochet hat pattern works up really quickly. Once I got it down I pretty much have it memorized which makes it an awesome “go to” pattern if you are looking to make something fast! These hats make great Christmas presents if you are looking for something easy to make for friends and family this year!
I have decided to call this the Switch It Up Beanie since you can truly explore your creativity with color once you learn this simple pattern! For the one pictured above I used Caron Jumbo yarn in Peacock and Caron Simply Soft in Plum Perfect.
The Switch It Up Beanie (basic crochet beanie pattern)
R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R5: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R6: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R7: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts) 3 x, 1 dc in each remaining st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R8: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R9-R14: repeat R8
R15: 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends
Voila! Now you have a sweet new hat you can show off! I hope you have enjoyed this pattern!
For the hat above I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Camouflage. These are really popular with people where I live. Lots of folks are into outdoor activities and these hats really come in handy! They also have Pink Camo, and Desert Camo if you want to stick with that theme! You could donate those to members of the military and their families! I think that would be a pretty cool gift! Right now Red Heart has free shipping on all orders over $25!!
For the hat above I used Caron Cakes yarn in the Faerie Cake colorway. The main pattern for this hat is sized for an adult male. By starting at one end of the cake, I found I could get approximately 3 full hats out of one cake. If you have never worked with Caron Cakes before check out my Yarn Review. You’ll find another hat pattern there, as well as a scarf pattern.