Classic Houndstooth Crochet Pattern Beanie for Beginners

I’m super excited to share my Classic Houndstooth Crochet Pattern Beanie with you. This beanie is so stylish and fun to make. It has a cool houndstooth design, a comfy ribbed brim, and a cute pom-pom on top.

Plus, it comes in sizes for toddlers, kids, and adults, so you can make one for everyone in the family. Whether you’re new to crochet or have been doing it for a while, you’ll love making this beanie. Let’s get started and make some awesome hats together! The free crochet pattern is below.

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Free Houndstooth Crochet Pattern Beanie

Materials Needed

  • Crochet hook size:
    I-9 5.5 mm for the hat (or hook needed to obtain gauge)
    H-8 5 mm for the ribbed brim (or hook needed to obtain gauge)
  • Yarn: worsted weight yarn #4
  • Yarn needle: Use this to weave in your ends.
  • Scissors: Use scissors to fasten off your yarn.
  • Stitch marker(s): These help keep track of your stitches. 
  • Extra large pom pom maker: For making a pom pom for your hat. 

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Houndstooth Crochet Pattern Beanie

The houndstooth stitch pattern is super easy to make—just repeat two simple rounds of basic crochet stitches. It’s the perfect hat pattern for beginners!

Skill Level

Beginner

Finished Sizes

Toddler, Child, and Adult

Gauge

Please check your gauge and adjust your hook size as needed.

  • Brim: 8 rows = 2 inches
  • Hat: 8 stitches & 7 rows = 2 inches

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • blo= back loop only
  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • rnd/rnds = round/rounds
  • rem = remaining

Pattern Notes

  • The brim is worked in flat in rows and then joined in the round.
  • The hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.
  • Join each round with a slip stitch to the first stitch made in that round. 
  • Repeat instructions between the asterisks (*) for the rest of the round.
  • The chain at the beginning of each round does not count as your first stitch. 
  • The pattern is written in US terms.

Houndstooth Stitch Pattern

To create the houndstooth pattern, use two colors of yarn. In the first round with white yarn, alternate between double crochet (dc) and single crochet (sc) stitches.

In the second round with red yarn, make a single crochet in the double crochet stitches and a double crochet in the single crochet stitches. Keep alternating colors and stitches in this way to make the pattern.

Houndstooth Crochet Pattern Beanie Instructions

Ribbed Brim Instructions

Use an H-8 5 mm crochet hook (or hook needed to obtain gauge).

Row 1: Ch 9, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each rem ch, turn (8 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo in each st, turn (8 stitches)

Toddler size: repeat row 2 for 74 rows

Child size: repeat row 2 for 78 rows

Adult size: repeat row 2 for 86 rows

Join in the round and begin the beanie pattern.

Houndstooth Crochet Pattern Beanie

  • Use an I-9 5.5 mm crochet hook (or hook needed to obtain gauge).
  • Use white yarn for round 1
  • Use red yarn for round 2

Rnd 1: Ch 2, *dc, sc*, join (t: 74, c: 78, a: 86)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, *sc, dc*, join (t: 74, c: 78, a: 86)

Toddler Size Continued

Rnds 3-18: Repeat rounds 1 and 2, switching between white and red yarn each round. (74 stitches)

Use white yarn for the rest of the hat.

Rnd 19: Ch 1, *sc2tog*, join (37 stitches)

Rnd 20: Ch 1, sc in each st, join (37 stitches)

Rnd 21: Ch 1, *sc2tog*, sc in last st, join (19 stitches)

Rnd 22: Ch 1, sc in each st, join (19 stitches)

Rnd 23: Ch 1, *sc2tog*, sc in last st, join (10 stitches)

Fasten off leaving a long yarn tail and sew the top of your hat closed.

Child Size Continued

Rnds 3-20: Repeat rounds 1 and 2, switching between white and red yarn each round. (78 stitches)

Use white yarn for the rest of the hat.

Rnd 21: Ch 1, *sc2tog*, join (39 stitches)

Rnd 22: Ch 1, sc in each st, join (39 stitches)

Rnd 23: Ch 1, *sc2tog*, sc in last st, join (20 stitches)

Rnd 24: Ch 1, sc in each st, join (20 stitches)

Rnd 25: Ch 1, *sc2tog*, join (10 stitches)

Fasten off leaving a long yarn tail and sew the top of your hat closed.

Adult Size Continued

Rnds 3-24: Repeat rounds 1 and 2, switching between white and red yarn each round. (86 stitches)

Use white yarn for the rest of the hat.

Rnd 25: Ch 1, *sc2tog*, join (43 stitches)

Rnd 26: Ch 1, sc in each st, join (43 stitches)

Rnd 27: Ch 1, *sc2tog*, sc in last st, join (22 stitches)

Rnd 28: Ch 1, sc in each st, join (22 stitches)

Rnd 29: Ch 1, *sc2tog*, join (11 stitches)

Fasten off leaving a long yarn tail and sew the top of your hat closed.

Add a Pom Pom to your Houndstooth Crochet Pattern Beanie

  1. Wind the yarn around both arches. 
  2. Cut the yarn along the middle gap.
  3. Tie with a piece of scrap yarn. 
  4. Open the arches and remove the pom pom.
  5. Trim any loose ends.

Attach the pom pom to the top of your beanie.

Finishing your Houndstooth Crochet Pattern Beanie

Weave in all of your ends.

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You may also like these crochet hat patterns: basic beanie, bucket hat, c2c heart hat, and hdc heart hat.

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