Crochet Basketweave Baby Beanie

The crochet Basketweave Baby Beanie is here and it is absolutely adorable!

This beanie is made using the basketweave stitch, which creates a very textured and stretchy fabric. The basketweave stitch also creates a sort of double-thick layer which is very soft, so perfect for winter accessories for your baby!

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You can couple your basketweave baby beanie with a pair of matching Basketweave Baby Booties! I am also planning to make a baby cardigan and blanket as well with the same stitch, but that’s still a work in progress!

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Materials

  • 3.5-mm (E/4 USA, 9 UK) Crochet Hook
  • 4-mm (F/6 USA, 8 UK) Crochet Hook
  • Sport Weight (5 ply, 2 Fine) Baby Merino Wool in 2 Contrasting Colors
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Pompom

Yarn Recommenrdations

For my basketweave hats, I used DROPS Baby Merino.

Feel free to use any comparable sport-weight yarn, such as Katia Merino Baby or Lang Yarns Merino 200 Bebe.

Abbreviations (US Terms)

BPdcBack Post Double Crochet
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
FPdcFront Post Double Crochet
MC Magic Circle
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch

Special Stitches

Front & Back Post Stitches
For a photo tutorial on how to make front and back post crochet stitches, check out this blog post.

Magic Circle
Learn how to crochet a magic circle with this free tutorial.

Size & Yardage

SizeHead MeasurementYardage
0-3 Months13-14″ (34-36 cm)153 yds (140 m)
3-6 Months14-15″ (36-38 cm)191 yds (175 m)
Basketweave Baby Beanie – Raffamusa Designs

Gauge

Using the 4-mm (G) hook, make a MC.

Round 1. Ch 2, dc 12 in MC, join with a sl st in first dc. (12 sts)
Round 2. Ch 2, dc inc 12, join by sl st. (24 sts)
Round 3. Ch 1, *2 FPdc in first st, 1 FPdc in next st, 2 BPdc in next st, 1 BPdc in next st*, repeat from * all around, join by sl st into the first st. (36 sts).
Round 4. Ch 1, *2 FPdc in first st, 1 FPdc in the next 2 sts, 2 BPdc in next st, 1 BPdc in the next 2 sts*, repeat from * all around, join by sl st into the first st. (48 sts)

You should obtain a circle of 7 cm (2.75”).

Construction

The Basketweave Baby Beanie is crocheted top-down working in the round. Each round is joined with a slip stitch into the first stitch.

Crochet Basketweave Baby Beanie – Free Pattern

0-3 months

Using the 4-mm (G) hook, make a MC.

1. Ch 2, crochet 12 dc in MC, join with a sl st in first dc. (12 sts)
2. Ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, join by sl st. (24 sts)
3. Ch 1, *2 FPdc in first st, 1 FPdc in next st, 2 BPdc in next st, 1 BPdc in next st*, repeat from * all around, join by sl st into the first st. (36 sts).
4. Ch 1, *2 FPdc in first st, 1 FPdc in the next 2 sts, 2 BPdc in next st, 1 BPdc in the next 2 sts*, repeat from * all around, join by sl st into the first st. (48 sts)

5. Ch 1, *2 BPdc in first st, 1 BPdc in the next 3 sts, 2 FPdc in next st, 1 FPdc in the next 3 sts*, repeat from * all around, join by sl st into the first st. (60 sts)

6-7. Ch 1, *1 BPdc in the first 5 sts, 1 FPdc in the next 5 sts*, repeat from * all around, join by sl st into the first st. (60 sts)
8-10. Ch 1, *1 FPdc in the first 5 sts, 1 BPdc in the next 5 sts *, repeat from * all around, join by sl st into the first st. (60 sts)
11-13. Ch 1, *1 BPdc in the first 5 sts, 1 FPdc in the next 5 sts *, repeat from * all around, join by sl st into the first st. (60 sts)
14-19. Repeat rows 8-13. (60 sts)
20. Repeat row 8 once more. (60 sts)

Here, I suggest you switch to the smaller hook (3 mm/E hook) to crochet the brim of the beanie.

21. Join the contrasting color, ch 2, dc in each st around, join by sl st. (60 sts).
22. Ch 1, *FPdc in the first st, BPdc in the next st*, repeat from * all around, join by sl st into the first st. (60 sts)
23. Switch back to the main color, ch 1, sc in each st all around, join by sl st. (60 sts).

Tie off. Weave in ends.

Crochet Basketweave Baby Beanie (0-3 months)

3-6 months

Using the 4-mm (G) hook, make a MC.

1. Ch 2, crochet 12 dc in MC, join with a sl st in first dc. (12 sts)
2. Ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, join by sl st. (24 sts)
3. Ch 1, *2 FPdc in first st, 1 FPdc in next st, 2 BPdc in next st, 1 BPdc in next st*, repeat from * all around, join by sl st into the first st. (36 sts).
4. Ch 1, *2 FPdc in first st, 1 FPdc in the next 2 sts, 2 BPdc in next st, 1 BPdc in the next 2 sts*, repeat from * all around, join by sl st into the first st. (48 sts)

5. Ch 1, *2 BPdc in first st, 1 BPdc in the next 3 sts, 2 FPdc in next st, 1 FPdc in the next 3 sts*, repeat from * all around, join by sl st into the first st. (60 sts)
6. Ch 1, *2 BPdc in first st, 1 BPdc in the next 4 sts, 2 FPdc in next st, 1 FPdc in the next 4 sts*, repeat from * all around, join by sl st into the first st. (72 sts)
7. Ch 1, *1 BPdc in the first 6 sts, 1 FPdc in the next 6 sts*, repeat from * all around, join by sl st into the first st. (72 sts)

8-11. Ch 1, *1 FPdc in the first 6 sts, 1 BPdc in the next 6 sts *, repeat from * all around, join by sl st into the first st. (72 sts)
12-15. Ch 1, *1 BPdc in the first 6 sts, 1 FPdc in the next 6 sts *, repeat from * all around, join by sl st into the first st. (72 sts)
16-23. Repeat rows 8-15. (72 sts)
24-25. Repeat row 8 again. (72 sts)

Here, I suggest you switch to the smaller hook (3 mm/E hook) to crochet the brim of the beanie.

26. Join the contrasting color, ch 2, dc in each st around, join by sl st. (72 sts).
27. Ch 1, *FPdc in the first st, BPdc in the next st*, repeat from * all around, join by sl st into the first st. (72 sts)
28. Switch back to the main color, ch 1, sc in each st all around, join by sl st. (72 sts).

Tie off. Weave in ends.

Crochet Basketweave Baby Beanie (3-6 months)

Finishing

Using a tapestry needle, attach the pompom on top of the beanie.

Personalize your beanie by adding an applique at the bottom, just above the brim.

For the beanies that you see in this post, I used the Bunny and Small Heart appliques, which you can find here on the blog.

Your crochet Basketweave Baby Beanie is ready!

I hope you enjoyed crocheting this pattern. Please, do not hesitate to contact me if you need any help or support. I am looking forward to seeing all your beautiful makes on Facebook and Instagram!

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2 thoughts on “Crochet Basketweave Baby Beanie”

  1. I made this hat for my granddaughter when she was born in February of this year. It turned out perfectly and she wore it on her trip home from the hospital. It’ll be getting cold here now and. I would like to make another one, sized for a 1 year old. How would I modify the instructions to accomplish this? Thank you!

    Reply
    • Hi Robin,
      Thank you for your message.
      Unfortunately, I cannot help you right now but I’ll definitely work on larger sizes of the beanie and update the pattern as soon as possible!
      Best,
      Raffaella

      Reply

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