Free Crochet Pattern: Really Easy V-Stitch Beanie

Posted by Jenn

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Cute and simple, this free crochet hat pattern uses basic hat construction to create a great-looking accessory while experimenting with different stitches (I wouldn't want you to get bored!). It's perfect for beginners looking to crochet something a bit more advanced, but more advanced crocheters will enjoy how fast this hat works up.

Craft: Crochet

Level: Easy

Materials:

  • Medium weight / Size 4 yarn. The yarn pictured in my demo hat is Caron Simply Soft Party in the colorway Fuchsia Sparkle.
  • Size I-9 / 5.50mm crochet hook + Size H-8 5.00mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge:

At end of Round 5, crown should measure approximately 6" across.

Abbreviations + Special Stitches:

  • ch: Chain
  • ch sp: Chain Space
  • st: Stitch
  • sc: Single Crochet
  • dc: Double Crochet
  • blo: Back Loop Only
  • V-Stitch: *dc, ch 1, dc* all in same st

Notes:

  • You can make the hat in all one color or alternate different yarns to create colorful rows
  • Add a pom-pom for even more flare!

Pattern:

Begin using Magic Ring technique

Round 1:

Ch 2 (counts as first dc), work 11 dc in ring. Close the ring and JOIN working yarn in top of first ch 2 (12 sts)

Round 2:

Ch 2, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around. JOIN (24 sts)

Round 3:

Ch 1, *V-Stitch in next st, skip 1 st. Repeat from * to end. JOIN (12 V-Stitches)

Round 4:

Ch 1, *V-Stitch in next 2 ch sps, V-Stitch in next dc, V-Stitch in next ch sp. Repeat from * to end. JOIN. (16 V-Stitches)

Round 5:

Ch 1, *V-Stitch in next ch sp, V-Stitch in next dc, V-Stitch in next 3 ch sps. Repeat from * to end. JOIN (20 V-Stitches)

Round 6:

Ch 1 *V-Stitch in each ch sp. Repeat from * to end. JOIN. (24 V-Stitches)


Repeat Round 6 until an inch before desired length.

Brim

Switch to smaller hook

Round 1:

Ch 1, sc in same st and in BLO of each dc and ch sp around; JOIN in back loop of first sc

Round 2:

Ch 1, sc same stitch and in in BLO of each sc around; JOIN in back loop of first sc


Repeat Brim Round 2 for 1". Fasten off.

Finishing:

Using a tapestry needle, weave in ends and enjoy! :)