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Crochet Tartan Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

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The Crochet Tartan Beanie is the 2nd pattern in my crochet tartan series. This hat was designed to match my Crochet Tartan Cowl pattern. The Crochet Tartan Beanie features a classically beautiful tartan pattern that is comprised of simple colour changes and stitches.

The Crochet Tartan Beanie is made working in rows to create a rectangular piece of fabric. The vertical lines of the tartan pattern are then added using surface crochet stitches. Once the surface crochet is completed, the hat is seamed up and cinched closed on one end to create the beanie. Adding a pompom to finish it off, and you’re done your Crochet Tartan Beanie.

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Close up of stitches on the Crochet Tartan Beanie with a wooden crochet hook on top

New to Surface Crochet?

As I mentioned, this beanie pattern uses surface crochet. If you’re unfamiliar with this technique, take a look at my post HERE to see my instructions and tips for working surface crochet stitches.

Crochet Tartan Beanie Pattern

Woman smiling wearing the crochet tartan beanie

Skill Level: Intermediate

Supplies:

6.0 mm hook
105 yards/96 m (1.83 oz/52 g) of Mary Maxim Woodlands in Stardust
41 yards/38 m (0.71 oz/20 g) of Mary Maxim Woodlands in Cranberry
41 yards/38 m (0.71 oz/20 g) of Mary Maxim Woodlands in Moss
Faux fur pom pom (optional)
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

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Abbreviations:

CH = Chain
ST = Stitch
SL ST = Slip Stitch
HDC = Half Double Crochet
FO = Finish Off


Finished size: Approximately 8.5” tall x 10.25” wide
Size before seaming: 20.5” wide by 8.5” tall

Gauge: 14 sts x 11.5 rows = 4 inches

NOTES: You’ll be doing surface crochet stitches to create the vertical striping of the tartan. When doing the vertical striping, if you find that your fabric is losing a lot of stretch or bunching up, it means your slip stitches are too tight.  Make sure you keep your slip stitches loose.  Don’t hesitate to go up a hook size or two to keep your stitches from being too tight.

Crochet Tartan Beanie Pattern 

Row 1: FDHDC 72 or CH 73 and HDC in the 2nd CH from the hook and each remaining CH. Turn. (72 sts)
Rows 2 – 3:  CH 2.  HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around.  Turn. (72 sts)
Change to Cranberry
Rows 4 – 5: CH 2.  HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around.  Turn. (72 sts)
Change to Stardust
Row 6:  CH 2.  HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around.  Turn. (72 sts)
Change to Moss
Rows 7 – 8: CH 2.  HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around.  Turn. (72 sts)

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Change to Stardust
Rows 9 – 14: CH 2.  HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around.  Turn. (72 sts)

Crochet Tartan Beanie folded and lain flat, next to a wooden crochet hook and a coffee.


Change to Cranberry
Rows 15 – 16: CH 2.  HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around.  Turn. (72 sts)
Change to Stardust
Row 17:  CH 2.  HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around.  Turn. (72 sts)
Change to Moss
Rows 18 – 19: CH 2.  HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around.  Turn. (72 sts)
Change to Stardust
Rows 20 – 25: CH 2.  HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around.  Turn. (72 sts)

Hat should measure approximately 8.5” in length.  If you want a slouchier hat, keep repeating rows 15 to 25 until you reach your desired length.  FO leaving a really long tail to seam up the hat.  Don’t seam up your hat yet. We’re going to add the vertical lines first.

Adding the vertical stripes using surface crochet:

Using Cranberry, make a slip knot.  Insert your hook into the bottom part of your sixth stitch in your starting chain of the cowl.  Inserting your hook from the right side to the wrong side, pull the slip knot through to the front of your project.  With your cowl facing you lengthwise (or whichever way you feel most comfortable doing surface slip stitches) and the right side facing you, slip stitch into the sixth stitch of every row for the entire length of your cowl.  FO.  Repeat these steps again, starting in the 15th, 24th, 33rd, 42nd, 51st, 60th and 69th stitch of each row. You will have 8 cranberry vertical lines.

Crochet Tartan Beanie folded and lain flat with a wooden crochet hook on top. Two balls of Mary Maxim Woodlands yarn next to it.

Using Moss, make a slip knot.   Insert your hook into the bottom part of your seventh stitch in your starting chain of the cowl.  Inserting your hook from the right side to the wrong side, pull the slip knot through to the front of your project.  With your cowl facing you lengthwise (or whichever way you feel most comfortable doing surface slip stitches), working right to left, slip stitch into the seventh stitch of every row for the entire length of your cowl.  FO.  Repeat these steps again, starting in the 16th, 25th, 34th, 43rd, 52nd, 61st and 70th stitch of each row.  You will have 8 moss vertical lines.

FO and weave in ends.

Finishing your hat:

Fold your fabric in half lengthwise and line the ends of the rows up together.  Seam the ends together using the mattress stitch or your favourite seaming method.  FO and weave in end.

Using the long tail you left after crocheting your hat, weave your tail through the last round of the hat.  Pull tightly and sew your hole shut.  If using a pom pom, secure your pom pom to your hat and weave in your ends.

Disclaimer:

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2 Comments

  • Maureen Stipe

    I just did my first craft show on Sat. I am sure this would have sold well there. I hope to make 1 or 2 before my next one the beginning of next month. I really like this. My business card reads Maureenie’s Beanies. Although it is not a real business I just do one craft show or 2 a year. I mainly crochet for a group that gives to the less fortunate here in Elyria. We have a fb page called Elyria Hookers and meet on Thurs nights at the DQ. The manager has given DQ pictures and we have become a novelty and get lots of interest.They allow us to put our big tub in the corner for donations of yarn or gently used coats and we get people every year to donate new socks and underwear. We have a home for women who had to leave their situation in a hurry so that is the reason for those. We have already stopped making hats. We have someone who makes moccasins, Some people cannot come at those times and so they do them at home. You name it we make it.

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