Free crochet pattern for this double brim buffalo plaid beanie. Made with Caron Simply soft worsted weight yarn in just two colors. Keep reading to learn more about my design process or keep scrolling for the free pattern!
Last winter I designed this modern beanie for my mom. I think she might be just as obsessed with buffalo plaid as I am (probably not!). But it has definitely been her favorite hat! Caron simply soft is an extremely affordable yarn and comes in so many fantastic colors! It has a lovely sheen and works up really pretty with great stitch definition. If you don’t have any caron simply soft, use your own worsted weight yarn that has the same gauge to ensure fit.
For this beanie you only need two colors, and would look incredible in lots of color combinations! You can almost pair any color with white to customize your beanie. I think aqua, purple, or black would look so cute!
I really prefer my beanies to be snug around the brim and have a little slouch to them. I used the H hook for the brim and the I hook for the body to help with the shape. If you prefer yours to be wider (or need to make one for a larger head) make more rows along the brim and you can add multiples of 10 to the hat. You can also make it narrower by making less rows for the brim and decrease by rows of 10. This is why I love being able to make customized beanies, so you get the most comfortable fit for you!
The brim and the body of the hat end up being around 19″ around and still have a great amount of stretch to fit most adult heads. My head is on the larger size (23″) and the fit is very comfortable! The brim ends up being about 2.5″ tall (after you fold it over) and the body of the hat is 7.5″ tall for a total of 9″.
I topped off my beanie with a white faux fur pom pom from Amazon, but you can use your favorite pom pom or make a yarn one! If a pom pom isn’t your style it still looks great without one!
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Caron Simply Soft yarn or another worsted weight yarn (4) that will give you the same gauge
-Light Grey Heather 170yds
H & I hook (Mine are Odyssey hooks from furlscrochet.com)
Matching pom pom (Mine are from amazon here with an elastic loop on the bottom)
Optional: Measuring tape
Sc- single crochet
ss- slip stitch
blo- back loops only
sc2tog- single crochet two together. Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, bring up a loop, insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, bring up a loop, yarn over, and pull through all the loops on your hook.
sc3tog- single crochet three together. Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, bring up a loop, insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, bring up a loop, insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, and pull through all four loops on your hook.
How to change colors:
Color changes start in the stitch previous. In your starting color, insert your hook into the stitch, yarn over, and pull through. Pick up a loop of the new color and pull through the two loops on your hook. Now you are ready to make your next stitch in the new color!
To change colors for the new row, complete the last stitch of the row then insert hook into the first stitch to start a slip stitch, but pick up a loop of the color you are changing to. Pull the loop through the stitch and the loop on your hook to make a slip stitch.
Yarn not in use will be carried through the back of the hat and then pull up a loop when needed. This will create some strings of yarn on the inside of the beanie, but I have never had an issue with them getting in the way or being uncomfortable.
This beanie is made by starting at the brim, then working our way up and decreasing for the last 3 rows to help cinch in the top.
We will be making a double brim by making a wide brim, seaming together with slip stitches, then folding it in half and crocheting along the top to sandwich them together.
If you would like to just make a normal brim, only chain 11 and single crochet 10 for the 95 rows and don’t fold the width in half. Follow the pattern for seaming the brim together and continue as normal!
The buffalo plaid is made by 5 st x 5 row squares in a pattern. The first 5 rows alternate between a solid grey square and a mixed square of grey and white. When you get to rows 6-10, the mixed white and grey square should be on top of the solid grey while the white square will be on top of the grey and white square below. It works up to be a super cool pattern!
The whole hat (except for the last row) will be worked in the back loops only.
Intermediate. The stitches themselves are beginner, but the color changes can be quite tricky. If you feel comfortable with single crochets in the back loops and are ready to branch out, this would be a great hat to try it on!
For the brim in the H hook, a 18 sc x 20 row square in the back loops only will be 4” x 4”
For the hat in the I hook 17 sc x 16 row square in the back loops only will be 4” x 4”
Let’s Get Started!
With H hook, ch 21
Row 1: Starting in second ch from hook, sc across. Ch 1, turn. (20)
Row 2-94: Sc across in the blo, ch 1, turn. (20)
Row 95: Sc across in the blo, ch 1 and don’t turn.
Your brim should be approx. 19”
While holding your last row, bring the first row and hold together on the front side. Ss going through the starting ch into the blo only of our last row. This is making an invisible join for our brim. Ss all the way across.
Flip your brim inside out to hide the ss row, then fold in half. Ch 1. Switch to the I Hook and sc 80 around the brim going through both layers.
Row 1: *In the blo, sc 5 in color A, 1 sc of color B, 1 sc of color A, 1 sc of color B, 1 sc of color A, 1 sc of color B* Repeat ** a total of 16 times, change to color A and ss to the first st, ch 1. (80)
Row 2: *In the blo, sc 5 in color A, 1 sc of color A, 1 sc of color B, 1 sc of color A, 1 sc of color B, 1 sc of color A* Repeat ** a total of 16 times, ss to the first st, ch 1.
Row 3: Repeat row 1
Row 4: Repeat row 2
Row 5: Repeat row 1
Row 6: *In the blo, 1 sc of color A, 1 sc of color B, 1 sc of color A, 1 sc of color B, 1 sc of color A, 5 sc of color B* Repeat ** a total of 16 times, ss to the first st changing to color B, ch 1.
Row 7: *In the blo, sc 1 of color B, 1 sc of color A, 1 sc of color B, 1 sc of color A, 1 sc of color B, 5 sc of color B* Repeat ** across the row, change to color A and ss to the first st, ch 1.
Row 8: Repeat row 6
Row 9: Repeat row 7
Row 10: *In the blo, 1 sc of color A, 1 sc of color B, 1 sc of color A, 1 sc of color B, 1 sc of color A, 5 sc of color B* Repeat ** a total of 16 times, change to color A and ss to the first st, ch 1.
Row 11-15: Repeat rows 1-5
Rows 16-20: Repeat rows 6-10
Rows 21-25: Repeat rows 1-5
Row 26: Repeat row 6
Row 27: *In the blo, 1 sc of color A, 1 sc of color B, 1 sc of color A, 1 sc of color B, 1 sc of color A, change to color B and 1 sc, inv3dec, 1 sc, * Repeat ** 16 more times, change to color A and ss to the first st, ch 1. (64)
Row 28: *In the blo, in color A 1 sc, inv3dec, 1 sc, 3 sc of color B, * Repeat ** 16 more times, change to color A and ss to the first st, ch 1. (48)
Row 29: With color A, sc2tog all the way around, ss to the first st and tie off with a long tail to sew. (24)
Thread your long tail through your tapestry needle and weave through each of the stitches and tighten the hole closed. Pull your tail through to the inside and tie several knots.
Use your favorite method to attach your pom pom, I just used my yarn tail and went through the loop of the pom pom several times and into the base of the pom itself.
Hope you enjoy your new beanie!
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