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Free Textured Crochet Hat Pattern
This past week, as I shared my Sunrise Sky Mesh Summer Cowl, I had a crochet friend kindly inform me that the northern half of the continent is under snow. Of course, I think it’s been cold lately, too! (I was as chilly as 39 when I woke up last Thursday! Brr!) So, I told her that I would design her a beanie to crochet to keep her warm! This free textured crochet hat pattern is the result of that fun conversation!
For whatever reason, my daughter did NOT want to model today, so I was limited to flat lay photography for this project. I started with the image above, but thought it needed just a little more interest. I couldn’t decide what to use, until I realized that my friends up North would probably LOVE to see the beautiful early blooms I have out in my front yard.
Doesn’t the color match my camellias perfectly? Believe it or not, down here in Florida, these are late blooms. I think they still brighten up the scene! I decided to name this beanie after these flowers. A textured crochet hat pattern to tide you over until your “First Blooms” appear, if you will.
I am in love with this texture! Just a simple skipped stitch turns this pattern into a one row, two stitch repeat. The post stitches really add a lot of texture, and those little air pockets will help this hat hold onto warmth very well. (And look great!)
Since the body is made of post stitching, I thought a ribbed brim might just look like a break in the lovely pattern. So, I used a crab stitch to border it instead!
I hope you enjoy crocheting this textured hat pattern as much as I enjoyed designing it!
I/9 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! in Rosy Cheeks (or approx. 100(120, 150) yards worsted (4) yarn)
Bpdc – back post double crochet
Dc – double crochet
Fpdc – front post double crochet
Sk – skip
Sl – slip
Crab stitch / reverse single crochet: insert hook into stitch behind current stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop, then yarn over and complete the stitch. Here’s a great Video tutorial.
Front and Back Post Double Crochet – my friend Nicki has an excellent video tutorial page HERE where you can learn the post stitches.
Me too. Check out my Locked Loop Method for weaving in your initial yarn tail as you go! I save SO much time on my hats this way.
Gauge / Finished Size
7 dc and 4 rows per 2”
Hat Written for Baby(Child, Adult M) sizes, to fit a 15″(19″, 22″) Head.
Having trouble getting the perfect size? Check out my Flat Circle Hat Sizing Method post here, or sign up to get my Hat Size Checker printable in the box below.
First Blooms Textured Crochet Beanie Pattern
Round 1: Ch 2. 10 Dc into magic loop, sl to join. 
Round 2: Ch 2. 2 Dc in each st around, sl to join. 
Round 3: Ch 2. *2 Dc in next st, dc in next st.* Sl to join. 
Round 4: Ch 2. *2 Dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts.* Sl to join. 
Round 5: Ch 2. *2 Dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts.* Sl to join.  Baby size, skip to Round 8.
Round 6: Ch 2. *2 Dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts.* Sl to join.  Child size, skip to Round 8.
Round 7: Ch 2. *2 Dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts.* Sl to join. 
Round 8: Ch 2. Sk 1. *Bpdc, fpdc.* continue around until 1 st remains, Bpdc. Fpdc in sk st. Sl to join. [50 (60, 70)]
Repeat round 8 for 5 (7, 10) rounds.
Edging: Ch 1, crab st around. Sl to join. [50 (60, 70)]
Finishing: Break yarn and weave in ends securely.
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You are more than welcome to sell any finished items made from this pattern. Please use your own photos and credit Katie Clary as the designer. Links back to my blog post are greatly appreciated! Please feel free to share this pattern by directing others to this blog post or the Ravelry listing, NOT by distributing the pattern or photos as your own.
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