How to Crochet a Chevron Beanie Hat: Free Tapestry Crochet Pattern

Preppy, bold, and oh so cozy, this super chunky chevron women’s crochet winter hat is just the accessory you need for your wardrobe! The red and gold chevron pattern adds a unique twist to the classic ribbed hat, and the tapestry crochet color work creates such a beautiful fabric. Whether it’s to show school spirit, cheer on your favorite team, or you just love the colors, this free crochet hat pattern will quickly become your go to crochet beanie!

Inspiration

You ever have an idea that you can’t get out of your head? It’s like your brain is screaming at you to do something? Unfortunately for me, that always seems to strike at night when I’m trying to sleep. I often have insomnia, and one night the idea for this chevron crochet hat popped into my head. I decided to try to be productive in the midst of my insomnia, and I set out to make this crochet beanie! Who would have thought that I could be so productive during the middle of the night.

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Construction

My goal with this hat design was to create a beginner tapestry crochet hat pattern. This crochet hat starts out with ribbing that is created by working in alternating back and front loops in rows. You then join the rows together, and then work in the round. Once you do that, you do tapestry crochet in the round for the main part of the beanie, and then you cinch up the top using a basting stitch. It’s all easy to pick up how to do, and if you’re worried that you might not be able to do it, don’t worry about it! I’ve created a crochet youtube video tutorial that walks you through how to crochet a chevron hat. You can find that video on my channel by clicking here: How to Crochet a Chevron Beanie.

The Yarn

Right now one of my favorite Super Bulky yarns is Lion Brand Hometown. It’s a soft and cozy weight 6 super bulky yarn that works perfectly for chunky crochet hats. The yarn creates a thick and comfortable fabric that works surprisingly well for tapestry crochet. I also love this yarn because it’s super affordable and you can get two hats from the two skeins you use to make this hat. If you have another favorite super bulky yarn you can use that too! This pattern works great with substitutions. Some of my other favorite super bulky yarns are Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick or Bernat Softee Chunky.

Let’s get to crocheting a hat!

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Supplies:

  • 2 skeins Lion Brand Hometown yarn (each in a different color) You could also use another weight 6 super bulky yarn to substitute such as Bernat Softee Chunky or Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick.
  • Size N 9.0mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Optional: Faux Fur Pom Pom. Shop the Pom Poms in my shop!

Abbreviations:

  • Ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • Blo = back loops only
  • Flo = front loops only
  • Sl st = slip stitch
  • MC = main color
  • SC = secondary color

Gauge:

4″ x 4″ square: 8 double crochets by 5 rows

Pattern Notes:

  • Want to avoid crochet mistakes while crocheting this pattern? Learn how to avoid them with my blog post: 10 Mistakes Common Mistakes Crocheters Make and How to Avoid Them.
  • This pattern uses US crochet stitch terminology.
  • This pattern starts out worked flat, is joined together, and then worked in the round.
  • The pattern involves color changes using tapestry crochet. Experience with color work is recommended, but if you’re a beginner to tapestry crochet than you can totally do it!
  • If you’ve never done tapestry crochet before, I’ve created a beginner’s guide to tapestry crochet that shows you how to do it. See the written and photo tutorial at The Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet.
  • I recommend reading through the pattern completely before beginning just to make sure that you understand everything in the pattern.
  • Color changes happy in the middle of the rows in this pattern. The color changes are indicated in the written pattern by a new color in parentheses (for example: (MC) dc 1, (SC) dc 2)

How to Crochet a Chevron Beanie Tutorial

Chevron Crochet Beanie Pattern:

Brim:

Starting with MC

Row 1: ch 7, starting in 3rd ch from hook dc 5

Row 2 (in blo): ch 2, turn, dc 5

Row 3 (in flo): ch 2, turn, dc 5

Rows 4-21: repeat rows 2-3

Join row 1 to row 21 by slip stitch through the stitches on each row. See youtube tutorial video for more details.

Main Part of Beanie:

You’ll start working in the round now by crocheting along the top of the brim.

Rnd 1: ch 2, turn, dc 42 by crocheting along the top of the brim of the hat. Space the stitches evenly around the top. Join with sl st to ch 2 at beginning of round

Row 2: (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2

Row 3: (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 1

Row 4: (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2

Row 5: (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 1

Row 6: (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 1, (SC)dc 2

Row 7: (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 1

Row 8: (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2, (SC)dc 1, (MC)dc 2

Rnd 9: (SC)dc 2, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 3, (MC)dc 3, (SC)dc 1

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the top of the beanie closed. Thread your yarn needle, and using a basting stitch weave your yarn needle through the top of the beanie. Pull the yarn to tighten the top till it is closed. Fasten off and weave in ends. (See Video Tutorial for how to do this if you haven’t done it before.)

Optional: Sew Faux Fur Pom Pom to the top of your beanie. I have some great ones available in my shop. Shop the Pom Poms in my shop here!

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I hope you love your brand new hat! If you make a Chevron Beanie of your own, be sure to tag me on social media @eclairemakery on Instagram and Facebook. I’d love to share your photos! I can’t wait to see the awesome hat that you crochet!

Happy stitching,

~Claire

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