Buddy Basketweave Beanie, Adjustable Size Crochet Pattern
As much as I enjoy making, I somehow struggle to find time to make things specifically for my own kids! This year I decided to make something for each of my kids as a Christmas present. As my time frittered away, my goals shrunk and I managed to get a out a few hats just in time for New Years. Ok, before school started again after the winter break. I know, I know. My procrastination game is ON. POINT. In my defense, we spent a lot of time working on the new house and getting things ready for Christmas, hosting family, and of course, procrastinating. But here it is! My husband often calls our son “Buddy”, so it seemed fitting to give the hat the same name.
I used the Yarn Bee Dee-Lish Boutique alpaca blend yarn for this project. I find this yarn is super soft when used with a hook just a little larger than suggested, giving the fibers a little more room. When stitched tightly, I find this yarn quickly becomes quite scratchy and uncomfortable, so I don’t recommend this yarn for a tightly stitched pattern. If you tend to be a tight stitcher, maybe size up a hook to achieve a soft cozy feel from this yarn.
This pattern is offered for free! Please do not copy or sell this pattern without permission. You are, of course, welcome to sell any items you make using this pattern! If you post pictures to Instagram, please tag me @rebekahhaas1. Happy stitching!
Child sized (3-7 yrs)
The hat band has a generous amount of give and stretch when using Yarn Bee’s Dee-lish Boutique alpaca blend yarn.
Yarn Bee Dee-Lish Boutique (you can probably get at least three of these hats from one ball)
Yarn Needle to weave in ends
Faux Fur Pom Pom (I used these, but you could make your own or not use one at all)
Sc in third loop of hdc
Hat is made in a four stitch repeat. If you want to make the hat a little bigger or smaller, just make sure your starting chain is divisible by four.
Ch 1 at beginning of each round counts as first bphdc throughout.
Rnd 1: Ch 72, Join to form ring (look out for twists! Make sure the chain is straight when it is joined!)
Rnd 2: Sc in each ch around. Join with slip stitch to first sc. (72 st)
Rnd 3: Ch 1 (counts as first bphdc stitch now and throughout) fphdc 2, *bphdc 2, fphdc 2* repeat around, bphdc in last stitch. Join with sl st to starting chain. (72 stitches, including starting ch)
Rnd 4-11: Repeat Rnd 3
Rnd 12: ch1, sc in third loop of hdc, join with sl st to starting ch (72)
Rnd 13 - 15: ch 1, bphdc 2, fphdc 2, *bphdc 3, fphdc 1* repeat around, join with sl st to starting ch.
Rnd 16: Ch1, fphdc 1 around middle bphdc of previous row, *bphdc 3, fphdc 1* repeat around, bphdc in last 2 stitches, join with sl st to starting ch.
Rnd 17-18: Ch 1, fphdc 1, *bphdc 3, fphdc 1* repeat around, bphdc in last 2 stitches, join with sl st to starting ch.
Rnd 19 - 21: ch 1, bphdc 2, fphdc 1, *bphdc 3, fphdc 1* repeat around. Join with sl st to starting ch.
Repeat rows 16-21 until you reach your desired length. For this hat, I had 4 and a half repeats (ending on row 18.
Finish off after you reach the desired length, leaving a long tail to stitch up the hat with. Using a running stitch between each hdc of the last row, cinch the top of the hat together and add your pom pom, if you wish.
And voila! You have created a gorgeous basket weave hat!
Don’t forget to check out my Florence Beanie - another adjustable size hat pattern!