How To Crochet A Basket Weave Beanie

How To Crochet A Basket Weave Beanie

One of the most interesting crochet stitches is a basket weave.  Learn how to crochet a basket weave beanie with only your basic crochet stitches.  The illusion given is striking to fashion.  Men, women and children can wear this crochet pattern.   Definitely a style you can count on for anyone.  At How To Crochet A Beanie, this crochet pattern introduces you to a version of the double crochet (dc) called a front post double crochet (FPdc) and the back post double crochet (BPdc).  And it’s simply that, you crochet not in the stitch but just as it says, you hook through the front of the post or the back of the post.  Check out the video on how simple this wonderful stitch is.

 

How To Crochet A Basket Weave Beanie

How To Crochet A Basket Weave Beanie

 

 

Crochet supplies and stitches needed to complete this free pattern on a crochet basket weave beanie are:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc) defined below:
You will yarn over (yo), insert your hook from FRONT to BACK around the post of the stitch. Yarn over (yo) and pull up a loop (you will have 3 loops on your hook), Yarn over (yo) and draw through 2 loops on your hook twice.
Back Post Double Crochet (BPdc) defined below:
You will yarn over (yo), insert your hook from BACK to FRONT around the post of the stitch. Yarn over (yo) and pull up a loop (you will have 3 loops on your hook), Yarn over (yo) and draw through 2 loops on your hook twice.

1 skein of a medium weight yarn.  Your lighter colored yarns tend to show off the weave more than the darker shades.
Crochet hook size: J

Let’s begin.

Chain (ch) 4, slip stitch (slst) to join ring

Round 1: Chain (ch) 1, 14 single crochet (sc) in ring, join with slip stitch (slst) to first single crochet (sc).  This is your right side or as some say the outside of your hat.

Round 2: Chain (ch) 2, 2 double crochet (dc) in first single crochet (sc) and in each single crochet (sc) around. Join with slip stitch (slst) to the top of your beginning chain (ch) 2.  28 total double crochet (dc)

Round 3: Chain (ch) 2, 2 double crochet (dc) in first double crochet (dc) and in each double crochet (dc) around.  Join with slip stitch (slst) to top of beginning chain (ch) 2. 56 total double crochet.

Round 4: Chain (ch) 2, * work a FPdc around each of the first 4 double crochet (dc), work BPdc around each of the next 4 double crochet (dc) *repeat from * around, join with slip stitch (slst) to the top of beginning ch 2.

Rounds 5 and 6: Ch 2, * work a FPdc around each of the first FPdc, work a BPdc around ech of the next 4 double crochet (dc) *repeat from * around, join with slip stitch (slst) to the top of beginning chain (ch) 2.

Round 7: Chain (ch)2, * work BPdc around each of the first 4 FPdc, work FPdc around each of the next 4 BPdc. *repeat from *around, join with slip stitch (slst) to the top of beginning chain (ch) 2.

Rounds 8 - 10: Chain (ch) 2, * work a BPdc around each of the first 4 BPdc, work a FPdc around each of the next 4 FPdc. *repeat from * around, join with slip stitch (slst) to the top of beginning chain (ch) 2.

Round 11: Chain (ch) 2,* work a FPdc around each of the first 4 BPDC, aork BPdc around each of the next 4 FPdc. *repeat from * around, join with slip stitch (slst) to the top of beginning chain (ch) 2.

Rounds 12 – 14: Chain (ch) 2, *work a FPdc around each of the first 4 FPdc, work a BPdc around each of the next 4 BPdc. *repeat from * around, join with slip stitch (slst) to the top of beginning chain (ch) 2.

Rounds 15-25: Repeat rounds 7 – 14 once, then repeat rounds 7 – 9 once more.

Tie off.  Weave tail of yarn through outside (right side) of hat because as you fold up your edge for the brim it then will be on the inside.

Now give your skills another adventure and make a matching scarf.

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