Learn how to crochet this quick and easy crochet braided beanie hat. Designed to have lots of texture, this beanie will quickly become a Fall/Winter favourite.
This free crochet beanie hat pattern is accompanied with a video tutorial. Please scroll to the end.
This crochet braided beanie hat really is the perfect beanie to wear during the cold and breezy months ahead. Created with lots of texture and designed in a way that is so simple yet the end outcome is so stunning.
The had is crochet by first starting at the ribbed brim, then we stitch the two ends of the ribbed brim together to create a circle. Once stitched, we will then crochet along the edge of the brim creating the body of the crochet beanie hat. Once we are happy with the height of the beanie hat we will do a very minimal amount of decreasing before closing the top of the beanie hat.
The body of the beanie hat will have lots of loops throughout that we will weave together to create the braiding effect. So if you like the idea of cables but find them too difficult to master, I think this crochet braided beanie hat is the perfect project for you.
This crochet braided beanie hat pattern uses Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice. In the photo I used the colour Honey and Linen. This yarn is a weight 4 acrylic yarn and comes in a large selection of colours.
I designed this hat to fit an adult sized hat, however it can easily be customised to fit other sizes. Begin by making the ribbed brim large enough to fit the head, then when it comes to the body of the hat, you will crochet in multiples of 5 stitches
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Yarn – Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice – weight 4/aran/medium/10 ply
Approximately 170 yds/ 156 m/ 100 g
5.5 mm crochet hook
6 mm crochet hook
Pom pom (optional)
STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
slst = slip stitch
sc2tog = single crochet two together
BLO = back loop only
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CROCHET BRAIDED BEANIE PATTERN
Using 5.5 mm crochet hook
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc to end. Turn.
Row 2: ch 1, sc in BLO across. Turn.
Rows 3-55: repeat row 2.
Slip stitch the two ends together to create a circle. Then turn inside out so the seam is in the inside.
Change to 6 mm crochet hook
Next round: ch 1, sc 55 sts evenly around the brim of the hat. Slst to first sc to close the round.
Next round: ch 3 (counts as first dc), make 4 dc, ch 10, slst on top of last worked dc, *5 dc, ch 10, slst on top of last worked dc, repeat from * all the way around, slst to top of ch3.
Next round: ch 1, sc in same space, sc 54 sts around making sure to push the ch 10 loops forward as you work along. Slst to 1st sc to close the round.
Repeat last two rounds until your beanie reaches a height of 9 inches. Add more rows here for a slouchier look but make sure to end on the single crochet round.
Next round: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc 54 around. Slst to top of ch3.
Now we will weave the loops to create the braided effect. Begin at the bottom and pick one loop, then take the loop directly above that and feed it though the bottom loop. Contine all the way up along the hat. When you reach the top leave the loop standing. Return to the bottom of the hat again and weave the loops all the way up along to the top. Repeat all the way around hat.
Next round: ch 1, sc in same space, sc in next 3 sts, *sc through the ch 10 loop and next dc at the same time. Then sc in the same loop again and throught the next st at the same time, sc in next 3 sts, repeat from * repeat all the way around. At the end of the round make your last slst though the last ch 10 loop and the first sc of the round at the same time.
Next round: ch 1, sc in same space, sc2tog, *sc in next stitch, sc2tog, repeat all the way around. Slst to first sc to close round.
Next round: repeat last round.
Now fasten off leaving a long tail. With you long tail and yarn needle weave in and out of every stitch all the way around the top of the beanie. Then pull yarn tight and this will close the top of the hat. Secure with a few stitches.
Add a pom pom and you are ready to go!