This textured crochet hat is the perfect project for that skein of variegated sock yarn you have in your stash! Most of the time I find that the texture and patterning get lost when using variegated yarns but that is not the case in this hat.
Out of all the hats I’ve ever made, this is the one I reach for the most. The fingering weight yarn makes it nice and light, but the wool content in the yarn gives it some warmth too.
This pattern uses 1 skein of hand-dyed yarn but you can use any category 1/fingering weight yarn. I’ll put a more budget-friendly option, as well as the yarn I used in the materials and information part of the pattern because I know not everyone has a $30 skein of yarn in their budget.
Materials and Pattern Information
- 1 skein 80% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon / 400 yds per 100 g skein / 2 ply / #1 Fingering Weight Yarn
- This 80/20 Base is very common among yarn dyers, so chances are if you have a favorite dyer they carry yarn in this base.
- 2.75 crochet hook
- Needle to weave in ends
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This yarn has less yardage but you still should only need 1 skein
Gauge and Sizing
- Gauge: 15 sts x 9 rows in blo hdc = 2 in
- Finished Hat: 9.5 in wide x 9 in tall
- I use US Terminology
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- St(s): stitch(es)
- Hdc: half double crochet
- BLO: Back Loop Only
- Dc: double crochet
- Fpdc: Front Post Double Crochet
- Sl st: slip stitch
- Dc2tog: double crochet 2 stitches together, double crochet decrease
- Ch 1 and ch 2 do not count as a stitch
- The band is worked flat and then seamed together
- The body is worked in joined rounds.
- If you would like to make this hat longer or shorter add or remove rows before the decrease rounds.
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Stella Textured Crochet Beanie Pattern
Ch 16 to start
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn (15 hdc)
Row 2-84: Ch 1, working in BLO hdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across. Turn. (15 hdc)
After last row, match up short ends and slst together working through the back loops only. Do not cut yarn. Continue to body of hat.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, working in the ends of the band rows, Dc in same row end as ch 1, *2 dc in next row end, dc in next row end. Repeat from * around. 2 dc in last row end. Join to top of 1st dc with sl st. (126 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, Working in BLO, dc in same st as ch 2 and in each st around. Join to top of 1st dc with sl st. (126 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2 and in each st around. Join to top of 1st dc with sl st. (126 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, Dc in same st as ch 2, *Fpdc in next, Dc in next. Repeat from * around. Fpdc in last st. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (63 fpdc, 63 dc)
Rnd 5: repeat rnd 4
Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2 and in each st around. Join to top of 1st dc with sl st. (126 dc)
Rnds 7-27: repeat rnds 2-6 ending on a rnd 2
Rnd 28: Ch 2, dc2tog over first 2 sts starting in the same st as ch 1. *Dc2tog over next 2 sts, repeat from * around. Join to top of 1st dc2tog with sl st. (63 sts)
Rnd 29: Ch 2, dc2tog over first 2 sts starting in the same st as ch 1. *Dc2tog over next 2 sts, repeat from * around. Dc in last. Join to top of 1st dc2tog with sl st. (31 dc2tog, 1 dc)
At the end of the last row, cut yarn leaving a long tail. Weave tail in and out along top edge of hat. Pull to cinch closed. Weave in ends.