The Ash Beanie – free crochet hat pattern

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Our Ash Beanie pattern is perfect for every crochet lover. There are written instructions for 4 different hat sizes from Child to Adult ones. Keep reading to find out about my inspiration, design process, yarn suggestion, or scroll down to the pattern.

free crochet beanie pattern

The Design

After so many baby blanket designs, especially applique-themed ones, I realized that I need to expand my crochet skills. Designing crochet baby blankets become my comfort zone, and I felt I need to try something new.

My sister was trying to design her first sweaters, more complicated shawl designs, so why not me. I am not a big project person because I am eager to see the final piece, and when I start to crochet a new project, I always want to finish it in 3 4 days, which is too little for a well-written pattern for a sweater or throw right?

When I was sitting in front of my yarn stash, I decided to give a shot to design a new hat. I had so many colors, and it was a small project which can be completed in hours. And here, my Ash beanie pattern comes to life. As you can see from the picture below, I tried so many color combos. When I start, my mission was to have a well-written pattern that can fit any yarn weight and any color combos ( we don’t have the same taste, though )

free crochet hat pattern

This free crochet hat pattern is one of the first Hat designs I have ever crochet in so many sizes. The biggest reason was that I wanted you, yes, our lovely readers, supporters to be able to crochet one for yourself and your loved ones without any difficulties.

I crochet each size multiple times to be sure that with different yarn weights, you can make the perfect hat as well as mine. In this pattern, I included the sizes and added details on how to adjust the design. This way, it doesn’t matter which weight yarn you will use, DK, Worsted, or Sport weight, you will get the same hat each time.

Because we are twins running this blog, one of us loves more colorful yarn combos, and the other loves more muted natural color combos. The best part of this ash beanie pattern is that you can use variegated, solid, self-striped yarns, and the final look will be gorgeous either way.

As a first project, I wanted the pattern to be easy to follow and adjust. And it is. It is a beginner-friendly pattern with some basic stitch combinations and decreases to form. If you want more beginner-friendly patterns you can check them HERE

free crochet colorful beanie pattern

The Yarn

For the Ash beanie pattern, you can use DK, Sport, or Worsted weight yarn. It is up to you and your yarn stash. There are endless color combinations available.

You can use whatever yarn you have in your stash. Just refer to the hat size chart when you make your hat. In my opinion, it is better when you use your variegated color in the rounds that we work with back post stitches. It makes the solid color pop out.

These hats in the picture are worked with solid colors and with variegated yarn and DK weight yarn using the hat pattern’s adjustment part. The colorful ones are made with Cygnet Boho Spirit, similar to Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable and Lionbrand Landscapes yarn.

For the other ones, I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn – 1 skein solid and one skein variegated.


free crochet hat pattern 4 different sizes

Pattern Description

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Notes

  • The hat is made with the bottom-up method. We start from the rib and finish with the crown.
  • If you use different weight yarn or another brand, please refer to the adjustment instruction page.
  • The pattern is written using US crochet terminology.
  • To make the pattern pop out beautifully, use two colors: 1 solid color and one variegated. It is essential to make rnd 1 and 2 of the hat’s body with a solid color.
  • The brim is worked lengthwise and then joined in the round.
  • The hat’s body is worked in the round.
  • The brim instructions for each size are written in brackets, and then the body’s instructions separately. 

BRIM:

How to invisibly join both sides of the brim with slip stitch.

To be more understandable, I made my join with purple yarn. When you make your last st of the brim, ch 1, do not twist or turn your work. Grab the other side and hold it towards the side that is on your hook, then turn your hook and insert it through the 1 st st of row 1 of the brim and the other side’s back loop. Then continue joining with sl. st till the end.

FINISHING HAT’S CROWN:

Close the hole with a tapestry needle. Take the tapestry needle and insert it through the back loop of each st, then pull it straight and tie it with a knot. If you desire, you can attach a faux fur pom pom on top of your hat.

Materials
  1. worsted weight yarn- I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in solid color and one skein of variegated color- 100% acrylic yarn 142gr / 230metres
  2. We will use ½ of the solid color skein and 50gr/ 1.7oz of a variegated color skein
  3. Crochet hook size 5mm – US size – H
  4. Measuring tape
  5. Tapestry needle
  6. Scissors
  7. Faux fur pom (optional)

Gauge: 4 stitches = 1 inch x 4 rows = 1 inch

Special stitches: V-st – Make dc 1, ch 1, dc 1 all in indicated stitch or chain space.

 

Brim instructions :  Large Adult / Men, Adult Small/ Teen, Child , Toddler 

– With color A 

Row 1: Start with ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, ch 1, turn (10) Work row 2-84 in BLO.

Row 2-84, ( 2- 76 ), ( 2- 72 ), ( 2-64 ) sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (10) Do not FO when you are done with hat ‘s brim, join both sides of the brim evenly with slip stitch.

Continue on the hat’s body: With color A – Large Adult / Men 

Rnd 1: ch 1, sc in base of initial ch 1, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st * rep 7 times, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. (92sts)

Rnd 2: ch 2(count as dc ), skip 1 st, V-st in next st, skip 1 st, * dc in next st,skip 1 st, V-st in next st, skip 1 st* rep till end, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. (23 V-sts)

Switch to color B 

Rnd 3:ch 2(count as dc), BPDC in next st, ch 1, skip next ch-sp, BPDC in next st, * hdc in next st, BPDC in next st, ch 1, skip next ch-sp, BPDC in next st * rep till end, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. (23 V-sts)

Switch to color A 

Rd 4: ch 2(count as dc), skip next st, V-st in next ch-sp, skip next st, * dc in next st, skip next st, V-st in next ch-sp, skip next st * rep till end, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. (23 V-st)

Rnd 5: Repeat rnd 3 – with color B 

Rnd 6: Repeat rnd 4 – with color A 

Rnd 7: Repeat rnd 3 – with color B 

Rnd 8: Repeat rnd 4 – with color A 

Rnd 9 :Repeat rnd 3 – with color B 

Rnd 10: Repeat rnd 4 – with color A

Rnd 11: Repeat rnd 3 – with color B

Switch to color A 

Rnd 12: Work in chain spaces only ch 2(count as dc), V-st in each ch-sp around, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch 2 (23 V-sts)

Switch to color B

Rnd 13: ch 2(count as dc), * BPDC in next st, skip next ch-sp, BPDC in next st * rep till end, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch 2. (47)

Switch to color A

Rnd 14: ch 2(count as dc), *skip next st, 2 dc in next st* rep till end, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch 2. (47)

Switch to color B 

Rnd 15: ch 2(count as dc), BPDC2tog rep till end, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch-2. (24)

Switch to color A

Rnd 16: ch 2(count as dc), * BPDC3TOG* rep 7 times,BPDC2TOG, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch-2. (9) FO

Continue on the hat’s body: with color A – Adult Small/ Teen

Rnd 1: ch 1, sc in base of initial ch 1, sc in next 3 sts, *2sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, * rep 8 times, join with
sl.st on top of 1st st. (84sts)

Rnd 2: ch 2(count as dc ), skip 1 st, V-st in next st, skip 1 st, * dc in next st,skip 1 st, V-st in next st, skip 1 st*
rep till end, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. (21 V-sts)

Switch to color B 

Rnd 3: ch 2(count as dc), BPDC in next st, ch 1, skip next ch-sp, BPDC in next st, * hdc in next st, BPDC in
next st, ch 1, skip next ch-sp, BPDC in next st * rep till end, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. (21 V-sts)

Switch to color A

Rnd 4: ch 2(count as dc), skip next st, V-st in next ch-sp, skip next st, * dc in next st, skip next st, V-st in next chsp, skip next st * rep till end, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. (21 V-st)

Rnd 5: Repeat rnd 3 – with color B
Rnd 6: Repeat rnd 4 – with color A
Rnd 7: Repeat rnd 3 – with color B
Rnd 8: Repeat rnd 4 – with color A
Rnd 9: Repeat rnd 3 – with color B
Rnd 10: Repeat rnd 4 – with color A
Rnd 11: Repeat rnd 3 – with color B
Switch to color A
Rnd 12: Work in chain spaces only
ch 2(count as dc), V-st in each ch-sp around, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch 2 (21 V-sts)
Switch to color B
Rnd 13: ch 2(count as dc), * BPDC in next st, skip next ch-sp, BPDC in next st * rep till end, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch 2. (43)
Switch to color A
Rnd 14: ch 2(count as dc), *skip next st, 2 dc in next st* rep till end, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch 2. (43)
Switch to color B
Rnd 15: ch 2(count as dc), BPDC2tog rep till end, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch-2. (21)
Switch to color A
Rnd 16: ch 2(count as dc), * BPDC3TOG* rep 6 times, BPDC2tog , join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch-2. (8)

Continue on THE HAT’S BODYwith color A Child size

Rnd 1: ch 1, sc in base of initial ch 1, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st * rep 7 times, join

with sl.st on top of 1st st. (80sts)

Rnd 2: ch 2(count as dc ), skip 1 st, V-st in next st, skip 1 st, * dc in next st,skip 1 st, V-st in next st, skip 1 st* rep till
end, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. (20 V-sts)

Switch to color B 

Rnd 3: ch 2(count as dc), BPDC in next st, ch 1, skip next ch-sp, BPDC in next st, * hdc in next st, BPDC in next st, ch
1, skip next ch-sp, BPDC in next st * rep till end, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. (20 V-sts)

Switch to color A

Rnd 4: ch 2(count as dc), skip next st, V-st in next ch-sp, skip next st, * dc in next st, skip next st, V-st in next ch-sp, skip
next st * rep till end, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. (20 V-st)

Rnd 5: Repeat rnd 3 – with color B

Rnd 6: Repeat rnd 4 – with color A

Rnd 7: Repeat rnd 3 – with color B

Rnd 8: Repeat rnd 4 – with color A

Rnd 9: Repeat rnd 3 – with color B

Rnd 10: Repeat rnd 4 – with color A

Rnd 11: Repeat rnd 3 – with color B

Switch to color A

Rnd 12: Work in chain spaces only
ch 2(count as dc), V-st in each ch-sp around, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch 2 (20 V-sts)

Swicth to color B 

Rnd 13: ch 2(count as dc), * BPDC in next st, skip next ch-sp, BPDC in next st * rep till end, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of
initial ch 2. (41)

Switch to color A

Rnd 14: ch 2(count as dc), *skip next st, 2 dc in next st* rep till end, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch 2. (41)

Switch to color B

Rnd 15: ch 2(count as dc), BPDC2tog rep till end, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch-2. (21)

Switch to color A 

Rnd 16: ch 2(count as dc), * BPDC3TOG* rep 6 times,BPDC2TOG, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch-2. (8) FO.

Continue on THE HAT’S BODY: – With color A Toddler size

Rnd 1: ch 1, sc in base of initial ch 1, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st * rep 7 times,
join with sl.st on top of 1st st. (72sts)

Rnd 2: ch 2(count as dc ), skip 1 st, V-st in next st, skip 1 st, * dc in next st,skip 1 st, V-st in next st, skip 1 st* rep till
end, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. (18 V-sts)
Switch to color B 

Rnd 3: ch 2(count as dc), BPDC in next st, ch 1, skip next ch-sp, BPDC in next st, * hdc in next st, BPDC in next st,
ch 1, skip next ch-sp, BPDC in next st * rep till end, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. (18 V-sts)
Switch to color A 

Rd 4: ch 2(count as dc), skip next st, V-st in next ch-sp, skip next st, * dc in next st, skip next st, V-st in next ch-sp,
skip next st * rep till end, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. (18 V-st)

Rnd 5: Repeat rnd 3 – with color B

Rnd 6: Repeat rnd 4 – with color A

Rnd 7: Repeat rnd 3 – with color B

Rnd 8: Repeat rnd 4 – with color A

Rnd 9: Repeat rnd 3 – with color B
Switch to color A 

Rnd 10: Work in chain spaces only
ch 2(count as dc), V-st in each ch-sp around, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch 2 (18 V-sts)
Switch to color B
Rnd 11: ch 2(count as dc), * BPDC in next st, skip next ch-sp, BPDC in next st * rep till end, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch 2. (37)
Switch to color A
Rnd 12: ch 2(count as dc), *skip next st, 2 dc in next st* rep till end, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch 2. (37)
Swicth to color B
Rnd 13: ch 2(count as dc), BPDC2tog rep till end, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch-2. (19)
Switch to color A
Rnd 14: ch 2(count as dc), * BPDC3TOG* rep 6 times, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch-2. (8)

Hat size table

AgeRecommended
circumference
Hat
Lenght
Newborn12 inches5 inches
3 – 6 month14 inches5.5 inches
6 – 12 month16 inches6.5 inches
Toddler 1- 3 years18 inches7 inches
Child 3 – 10 years20 inches7.5 inches
Teen / Adult Small21 inches8 inches
Adult Large / Men23 inches8.5 inches

Hat adjustments:

When you use different weights or brand yarns, the vital point is the length of the brim. Choose a size you need from the size chart table. As the brim is very stretchy, make it 2 inches shorter in not stretched position. For the small adult size, I made 19 inches.

NOW THE BRIM IS DONE CONTINUE ON BODY:

To make the hat’s body fit as we made the brim 2 inches shorter, we need to add eight more stitches to the count of your brim rows and divide that by four as the pattern requires the number of stitches to be multiple of 4. So in 1st round of the hat’s body, we will increase till we have that exact number of stitches. If the number cannot be divided by 4, go to the first following number, divided by 4.

For example, your brim is 66 rows. Add eight more equals 74. It can’t be divided by 4, but 76 is divisible by 4. So in the 1st round of the hat’s body, we will increase from 66 stitches to 74. It doesn’t matter where you will make the increased stitches. Just try to make an even stitch count between increases. Do not increase at once, for example (make sc 5, inc 1, sc 5 inc 1)
When you are done with the brim, and rnd 1 follow the written instruction for each size.

ADJUSTING DECREASE PART:

In the decrease rnd if you end with an uneven count of stitches, you will have one stitch left. It would be best if you made that stitch with the decreasing stitch.

For example: In round 16, we decrease with BPDC3tog. If you have an uneven number in rnd 15, like 21, without counting the initial ch 2, you will make 6 BPDC3TOG decreases and will have two stitches left make it BPDC2tog

Abbreviations:

FO- fasten off

ch(s)- chain(s)

hdc- half double crochet

sl.st- slip stitch

dc- double crochet

st(s)-stitch(es)

sc-single crochet

BPDC- back post double crochet

BPDC2tog- Work 2 BPDC together.

BPDC3tog – Work 3 BPDC together.

** – repeat the stitches in the ** indicated times

Color A- solid color

Color B-variegated color

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  1. I’m doing the large size beanie and up to first round and you do 9 sc in total 8 times, this only comes to total of 72 stitches not 92, which makes it short and not able to join to start. What am I doing wrong

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