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The Bulky Houndstooth Beanie is a crochet hat that you can make in a couple of hours, maybe less!
That’s one of the wonderful things about working crochet beanies in a bulky or super bulky weight yarn: they work up so quickly. This Bulky Houndstooth Beanie is worked from the brim up and is fitted for an adult head with a 20-22 inch circumference.
This beanie is so easy to work! There is a bit of colour work involved, but the stitches used are half double, double and single crochet. You can complete the pattern in no time and the bulky weight yarn is super cozy to wear.
This houndstooth beanie has a slight slouch to it! That slouch can be adjusted however by working a shorter or longer hat. You can also wear the hat with a pompom or with out. If you opt to making a pompom for the hat you will see that if you are working from a full ball of yarn, you will have some left over.
For the Bulky Houndstooth Beanie, you will need two different colours of yarn. I invite you to choose your favourites! In my sample I have used a bulky weight yarn called Hue + Me by Lion Brand Yarn. It features a variety of beautiful earth tone colours. The colours selected are as follows: Smoke (Colour A), Salt (Colour B). You will only need about 1/2 a ball in each colour. You will also need an 8 mm (L/11 ) crochet hook.
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Bulky Houndstooth Beanie Crochet Pattern:
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 8 sts x 9 rows of single crochet = 4 inches
Finished Size: 9.5 x 10 inches laid flat; 20-22 inch circumference
Yarn: 2 balls Hue + Me® Yarn by Lion Brand® (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; 4.4 oz, 125 g; Approx. 137 yds, 125 m). Super Bulky (6). 1 ball1 each of colours: Salt (colour B), Smoke (Colour A).
Hook: Size L/11 (8 mm) Hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn Needle.
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Pattern is worked in rounds.
- Do not turn.
- Ch 1 at the beginning of the round does not count as a stitch.
- Weave in ends as needed.
- To change the size of your hat you will need a multiple of 2 stitches.
- When it comes to the colour changes, do not fasten off, but leave yarn attached a carry up the inside of the hat.
Free Crochet Pattern:
With colour A, ch 40. Without twisting your chain, join with a sl st in the 1st st to make a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, hdc in each ch around, join with a sl st in the first st, Do not turn. (40 sts)
Rnds 2-4: Ch 1, working in the 3rd loop all the way around, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st in the 1st. Do not turn.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, dc in the next st, *sc in the next st, dc in the next st; rpt from * around, switching to colour B in the final st, join with a sl st in the 1st st.
Rnd 6: With colour B, ch 1, dc in the 1st st, *sc in the next st, dc in the next st; Rpt from * around, switch to colour A in the final st, join with a sl st in the 1st st.
Rnds 6-12: Repeat rnds 5 and 6 three more times. Fasten off colour B at the end.
Rnd 13: Rpt rnd 5, do not switch to colour B, but continue working in colour A.
Rnd 14: Ch 1, hdc in each of the 1st 4 sts, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of the next 4 sts; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (34 sts)
Rnd 15: Ch 1, working in the 3rd loop all the way around, hdc in each of the 1st 3 sts, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of the next 3 sts; Rpt from * around until 1 st remains, hdc in the final st, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (28 sts)
Rnd 16: Ch 1, working in the 3rd loop all the way around, hdc in each of the 1st 2 sts, hdc2tog, *hdc in each of the next 2 sts, hdc2tog; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (21 sts)
Rnd 17: Ch 1, working in the 3rd loop all the way around, hdc in the 1st st, hdc2tog, *hdc in the next st, hdc2tog; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (14 sts)
Rnd 18: Ch 1, working in the 3rd loop all the way around, hdc2tog in each st around, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (7 sts)
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Using the long tail, sew the top of your beanie closed. Weave in your ends.