Basketweave Black Beanie
I like the pattern Basketweave. If I could then I’ll probably make every item using Basket-weave pattern. This pattern gives an attractive and interesting flow. So when my customer reached out requesting for a good black beanie, I thought of trying out this Basket-Weave Black Beanie pattern for him. Since his face has an oblong shape (I think that is what it is called), I wanted to give a design that will suit his face giving a fuller look.
Yes, I’m open to making anything for anyone. My aim is trying out every possible item that could be made with crochet. I’m in love with crochet and I want everyone to fall in love with it.
I was inspired by Monk Wolle & Beanies. I loved their approach and the detailing they had provided in either in the video format (youtube) or written format (PDF). The choice of colour combinations and patterns are really unique, smart and appealing for a male accessory.
I started the pattern after the instruction by Monk, but I increased the counts and rows. I started with 12 double crochet (DC) and increased up to 6 rows, as per the wool and the crochet hook. The head size will need 72 counts to fit the head of an adult man. Also, I was focusing on making 4 Front-post DC stitch, 4 Back-Post DC stitch.
- Multiples of 8. 4 FPDC and 4BPDC.
- I will suggest that it is better to rework initially while setting up the crown of the head. Typically, the crown diameter for an adult head should be between 6″-6.5″. As this will grow, it’ll be a comfortable fit for an adult head.
- For edging the last row, you can change the crochet hook to a smaller size to give a tighter set. But then it should depend on the face shape too, or best is to follow the same hook throughout.
In the end, the hat should measure 22″-23″. The wool stretches on prolonged use. so 22″-23″ is good for more fit and better protection from the cold.
R1: Started with a magic circle, and 12 Double Crochet stitches (DC), join at the beginning. Total 12 DC.
R2: Ch 2, *2 FPDC each DC*; repeat *-*, join at the beginning. Total 24 FPDC.
R3: Ch 2, *2 FPDC in next FPDC, BPDC in next FPDC*; repeat *-*, join at the beginning. Total 24 FPDC, 12 BPDC.
R4: Ch 2, *2 BPDC in next FPDC, FPDC in next 2 BPDC*; repeat *-*, join at the beginning. Total 24 BPDC, 24 FPDC.
R5: Ch 2, *2 BPDC in next BPDC, BPDC in next BPDC, FPDC in next 2 BPDC*; repeat *-*, join at the beginning. Total 36 BPDC, 24FPDC.
Note: The total counts should be greater than 60 for any adult hat. It depends on the yarn, chosen crochet hook and your strength applied in each stitch.
R6: Ch 2, *2 FPDC in next BPDC, FPDC in next BPDC, BPDC in next BPDC, BPDC in next 2 FPDC*; repeat *-*, join at the beginning. Total 36 FPDC, 36 BPDC.
R7: Ch 2, *FPDC in 4 stitches, BPDC in next 4 stitches*; repeat *-*, join at the beginning. Total 36 FPDC, 36 BPDC.
(This might be confusing a bit. Try to concentrate on repeating the pattern of 4 FPDC and 4BPDC respectively. )
R8: Ch 2, *BPDC in next 4 FPDC, FPDC in next 4 BPDC*; repeat *-*, join at the beginning. Total 36 FPDC, 36 BPDC.
R9: Ch 2, *BPDC in next 4BPDC, FPDC in next 4 FPDC*; repeat *-*, join at the beginning. Total 36 FPDC, 36 BPDC.
R10: Ch 2, *FPDC in next 4BPDC, BPDC in next 4 FPDC*; repeat *-*, join at the beginning. Total 36 FPDC, 36 BPDC.
R11: Ch 2, *FPDC in next 4FPDC, BPDC in next 4 BPDC*; repeat *-*, join at the beginning. Total 36 FPDC, 36 BPDC.
R12: Repeat R8- R11 till you make the best height of the beanie.
From R12 you are concentrating on making (4 FPDC, 4 BPDC ) stitches for 2 rows. Then change the sequence (4 BPDC, 4 FPDC) for next 2 rows. Thus, creating a basketweave pattern.
- Height for an adult man hat: 9.5″
- Circumference: 22″-23″
The sizes could be altered based on the count of the stitches for the rows.
- For edging, you can use fur, Crab Stitch, Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC) or Slip Stitch of same or contrasting colours.
- One line of contrast colour edging – White, Creme, lighter shades of brown, grey.
- You can increase the base diameter to give a more slouchy feel. Also, increase the height of the beanie.
- You can increase the Brim by more than 1 row to define a brim.
Remember: do not over accessorise it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegance simplicity!!
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Basketweave Black Beanie
- Select the yarn colour matching with your winter wear. Try out the Hat-Scarf combo, Hat-Gloves combo of the same pattern.
- Choose the contrast colours matching with your jacket.
- Choose the wool colour based on the palette in the wardrobe. Experiment and enjoy the beautiful colours.
- Yarn: Jo-Ann Big Twist – Black
- Crochet Hook: 6mm
- Measuring Tape
- Stitch Markers: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch Marker, Amazon – Stitch Marker, Jo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.
Quality Promise: If washed with care then the neat stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.
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