The crochet Alpine beanie is the perfect crochet hat if you want to crochet a quick and simple crochet pattern. It’s a very comfortable hat that can easily be adjusted to fit any head. If you are looking for how to crochet a hat for beginners as a last-minute gift this textured beanie it’s the best free pattern.
This free pattern is very easy to crochet, the pattern uses simple stitches: the single crochet stitch, the double crochet stitch, and a more complex stitch: the front post double crochet stitch. All these stitches create a solid fabric with a really good drape and the result is a strong, durable fabric that is ideal for crocheting beanies and, the textured pattern will hold up very well in the washing process.
Here is the written pattern for the Alpine stitch, the pattern has a chart and a video tutorial too.
For my crochet Alpine hat, I’ve used 100g Lorena Superfine Red 55% cotton, 45 % acrylic (100g=600m/ 3.53 oz= 65 yards), and a 3 mm crochet hook.
Soft, wonderful cotton yarn combined with acrylic results in a lightweight yarn.
The cotton adds breathability and comfort while the acrylic makes the yarn lighter and helps keep its shape. A perfect combination where both acrylic and cotton get to show their best qualities. It feels light and is soft and comfortable against the skin. Furthermore, it is ideal for kids’ clothing since it is easy to wash and stays neat.
The cotton content makes for slightly firmer fibers making it easy to work with for both knitting and crocheting. It’s easy to get the stitches nice and even. And is suitable for everything from sweaters and dolls to pillows, baskets, and bags.
It’s a good choice if you want to use yarn without animal fibers – or you experience discomfort with wool. Here you can buy this yarn: http://bit.ly/3ylnDcj
ss= slip stitch;
sc= single crochet;
hdc= half double crochet;
dc= double crochet;
fpdc= front post double crochet.
The pattern uses US crochet terminology.
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Standard hat measurements:
New born: head circumference: 33-38 cm/ 13-15 inches; hat height: 13 cm/ 5 inches;
Baby, 3-6 month: head circumference: 38 cm/ 15 inches; hat height: 16 cm/ 6 inches;
Baby, 6-12 month: head circumference: 40.5 cm/ 16 inches; hat height: 18 cm/ 7 inches;
Toddler, 1-3 years: head circumference: 43 cm/ 17 inches; hat height: 20.5 cm/ 8 inches;
Child, 3-10 years: head circumference: 46 cm/ 18 inches; hat height: 22 cm/ 8.5 inches;
Teen: head circumference: 51 cm/ 20 inches; hat height: 25 cm/ 10 inches;
Adult Woman: head circumference: 56 cm/ 22 inches; hat height: 28 cm/ 11 inches;
Adult Man: head circumference: 58.5 cm/ 23 inches; hat height: 29.5 cm/ 11.5 inches;
These measurements are from Vogue Knitting- The Ultimate Knitting Book.
If this is a hat for you, give it a try on your head after a few rows, because you could crochet tighter or looser than me, you may want to make sure it’s a good fit before you finish the entire beanie.
The final dimensions of my crochet hat: circumference 53 cm/ 21 inches; hat height: 27 cm/ 10.6 inches;
Gauge: 23 stitches and 25 rows to 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 inches).
The instructions for the crochet Alpine beanie:
First, we’ll start crocheting the ribbed brim.
Crochet 16 chains.
1. Row 1: half double crochet in the second chain from the hook,
crochet hdc in every chain until the end of the row. You should have 15 half double crochet stitches.
Row 2: ch1, *crochet half double crochet in back loop in next stitch*, repeat *-* until the end of the row.
Repeat row 2 until you have the length you need. I’ve crocheted 77 rows, which means 53 cm (21 inches). My head circumference is 54 cm, but I choose to make the brim 1 cm smaller. If you need to crochet another size of this hat just make fewer or more rows.
After you’ve crocheted the last row of the brim, don’t cut the yarn and join together the 2 short edges crocheting single crochet through both edges (or just sew the edges together). Don’t cut the yarn and crochet one round of single crochet around the edge you have finished the joining. I have 116 single crochet stitches. Make sure to crochet an even number of single crochet stitches.
Here is the video tutorial for the half double crochet in the back loop stitch:
Body of the Hat:
The body of the hat is crocheted in rounds.
The chart for the Alpine stitch crocheted in rounds:
1. Round 1: ch 2 (don’t count as a stitch), crochet 1 double crochet in every next stitch ( I have 116 stitches). Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round.
2. Round 2: ch 1 (don’t count as a stitch), crochet 1 single crochet in every next stitch. ( I have 116 stitches). Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round.
3. Round 3: ch 2 (don’t count as a stitch), *skip the next single crochet and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet, double crochet in next stitch*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round. Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round.
4. Round 4: ch 1 (don’t count as a stitch), crochet 1 single crochet in every next stitch. ( I have 116 stitches). Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round.
5. Round 5: ch 2 ( don’t count as a stitch), *double crochet in the next single crochet stitch, skip the next single crochet and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round. Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round.
Repeat the pattern from round 2 until you have 49 rounds of the Alpine stitch. By now you’ll have 26.5 cm the total height of the hat. If you need to crochet another size of this hat just make fewer or more rows.
The crown of the hat:
Round 50: ch 2 ( don’t count as a stitch), for the next 2 stitches crochet 2 dc tog, repeat until the end of the round. Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round.
Round 51: Repeat round 50.
Cut the yarn in a long tail and make a running stitch all the way around and pull to close the hole.
Tie off and weave in all your ends!
Leave the hat as is or add a trendy, faux-fur pom-pom! You can also make your own pom-pom. I think a big, giant pom-pom would look super cute on this hat.
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