houndstooth beanie crochet pattern

Houndstooth Beanie

Houndstooth Beanie

DECEMBER 27, 2018

I thought it would be fun to design a slouchier style hat in a classic pattern. I love the look of Houndstooth and thought the black and white colors would look awesome for a New Years Eve beanie. To make the beanie more festive, I decided to add a pom pom made from a brightly colored bulky yarn. I think the color combination goes well with both gold and silver. The best part is, the hat works up quickly and is much easier to make than you would think. This beanie will keep you warm and looking stylish while you ring in the New Year!

- Crochet Hook: I 5.5 mm or hook needed to obtain gauge
- extra large pom pom maker
- hot melt adhesive
tapestry needle
- stitch markers
- Yarn: worsted weight in black white  and super bulky in hot pink

Toddler, Child & Teen/Adult

17 stitches= 4" and 18 rows= 4"

-stitches for the hat must be in multiples of 2

-the hat is worked in the round

-hat is worked from the bottom up

-the ch 1 or ch 2 at the beginning of each round never counts as your first stitch

CLICK HERE to visit my Basic Beanie pattern for more information on how I size my hats.

CLICK HERE to watch my Houndstooth Stitch tutorial
houndstooth stitch crochet tutorial

ch- chain

BL- back loop

dc- double crochet

sc- single crochet

dc2tog- double crochet 2 stitches together

rnd- round

rnds- rounds

st- stitches

sts- stitches

alt- alternate

rem- remaining

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: black and white

The brim is worked flat in rows and is joined in the round at the end.

Begin with black  yarn.

Row 1: chain 7, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each of the 5 rem chs, turn [6]

You are working in the back loops (BL) only for rows 2- 70

Rows 2- 70: ch 1, sc in each st in the BL, turn [6]

Join your brim in the round and sc the two ends together. Do not fasten off.

free houndstooth beanie crochet pattern

I apologize for the photo quality. I was working in the car on the way to Disney. 

Flip your brim inside out so that your seam ends up on the inside/wrong side. You will have to pull your skein of working yarn through the middle so that it doesn't end up on the wrong side of your work.

Chain 1 and sc in each row of the brim (there are 70 rows of the brim so you should end up with 70 sc). It is VERY IMPORTANT that you end up with an even (a multiple of 2) number of stitches. Do not fasten off.

free houndstooth beanie crochet pattern

You will be alternating your colors for each round. Do not fasten off, simply pull the working yarn up when the color is needed.

Rnd 1: (black) ch 1, sc in the first st, dc in the next st, repeat the pattern of alternating between a sc and a dc for the remainder of the round, join [70]

Rnd 2: (join the white yarn) ch 1, dc in the first st, sc in the next st, repeat the pattern of alternating between a dc and a sc for the remainder of the round, join [70]

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

You are making a sc in the dc from the previous rnd and making a dc in the sc from the previous rnd. 

Rnd 3: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [70]

Rnd 4: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [70]

Rnd 5: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [70]

Rnd 6: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [70]

Rnd 7: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [70]

Rnd 8: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [70]

Rnd 9: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [70]

Rnd 10: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [70]

Rnd 11: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [70]

Rnd 12: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [70]

Rnd 13: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [70]

Rnd 14: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [70]

Rnd 15: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [70]

Rnd 16: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [70]

Rnd 17: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [70]

Rnd 18: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [70]

Rnd 19: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [70]

Rnd 20: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [70]

Rnd 21: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [70]

Rnd 22: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [70]

Rnd 23: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [70]

Rnd 24: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [70]

Rnd 25: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [70]

Rnd 26: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [70]

Rnd 27: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [70]

Rnd 28: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [70]

Rnd 29: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [70]

Rnd 30: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [70]

Use black yarn for the remaining rnds. 

Rnd 31: ch 2, *dc2tog*, join [35]

Rnd 32: ch 2, *dc2tog*, dc in the last rem st, join [18]

Rnd 33:  ch 2, *dc2tog*, join [9]

Use a tapestry needle to sew the rem 9 stitches together. Weave in all of your ends.

free houndstooth beanie hat crochet pattern

free houndstooth beanie hat crochet pattern

Scroll to the bottom of this page for pom pom instructions.

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: black and white

The brim is worked flat in rows and is joined in the round at the end.

Begin with black  yarn.

Row 1: chain 7, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each of the 5 rem chs, turn [6]

You are working in the back loops (BL) only for rows 2-74

Rows 2- 74: ch 1, sc in each st in the BL, turn [6]

Join your brim in the round and sc the two ends together. Do not fasten off.

free houndstooth beanie crochet pattern

I apologize for the photo quality. I was working in the car on the way to Disney. 

Flip your brim inside out so that your seam ends up on the inside/wrong side. You will have to pull your skein of working yarn through the middle so that it doesn't end up on the wrong side of your work.

Chain 1 sc in each row of the brim (there are 74 rows of the brim so you should end up with 74 sc). It is VERY IMPORTANT that you end up with an even (a multiple of 2) number of stitches. Do not fasten off.

free houndstooth beanie crochet pattern

You will be alternating your colors for each round. Do not fasten off, simply pull the working yarn up when the color is needed.

Rnd 1: (black) ch 1, sc in the first st, dc in the next st, repeat the pattern of alternating between a sc and a dc for the remainder of the round, join [74]

Rnd 2: (join the white yarn) ch 1, dc in the first st, sc in the next st, repeat the pattern of alternating between a dc and a sc for the remainder of the round, join [74]

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

You are making a sc in the dc from the previous rnd and making a dc in the sc from the previous rnd. 

Rnd 3: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [74]

Rnd 4: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [74]

Rnd 5: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [74]

Rnd 6: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [74]

Rnd 7: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [74]

Rnd 8: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [74]

Rnd 9: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [74]

Rnd 10: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [74]

Rnd 11: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [74]

Rnd 12: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [74]

Rnd 13: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [74]

Rnd 14: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [74]

Rnd 15: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [74]

Rnd 16: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [74]

Rnd 17: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [74]

Rnd 18: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [74]

Rnd 19: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [74]

Rnd 20: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [74]

Rnd 21: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [74]

Rnd 22: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [74]

Rnd 23: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [74]

Rnd 24: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [74]

Rnd 25: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [74]

Rnd 26: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [74]

Rnd 27: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [74]

Rnd 28: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [74]

Rnd 29: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [74]

Rnd 30: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [74]

Rnd 31: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [74]

Rnd 32: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [74]

Rnd 33: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [74]

Rnd 34: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [74]

Use black yarn for the remaining rnds. 

Rnd 35: ch 2, *dc2tog*, join [37]

Rnd 36: ch 2, *dc2tog*, dc in the last rem st, join [19]

Rnd 37: ch 2, *dc2tog*, dc in the last rem st, join [10]

Use a tapestry needle to sew the rem 10 stitches together. Weave in all of your ends.

free houndstooth beanie hat crochet pattern

free houndstooth beanie hat crochet pattern

Scroll to the bottom of this page for pom pom instructions.

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: black and white

The brim is worked flat in rows and is joined in the round at the end.

Begin with black  yarn.

Row 1: chain 7, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each of the 5 rem chs, turn [6]

You are working in the back loops (BL) only for rows 2-78

Rows 2- 78: ch 1, sc in each st in the BL, turn [6]

Join your brim in the round and sc the two ends together. Do not fasten off.

free houndstooth beanie crochet pattern

I apologize for the photo quality. I was working in the car on the way to Disney. 

Flip your brim inside out so that your seam ends up on the inside/wrong side. You will have to pull your skein of working yarn through the middle so that it doesn't end up on the wrong side of your work.

Chain 1 and sc in each row of the brim (there are 78 rows of the brim so you should end up with 78 sc). It is VERY IMPORTANT that you end up with an even (a multiple of 2) number of stitches. Do not fasten off.

free houndstooth beanie crochet pattern

You will be alternating your colors for each round. Do not fasten off, simply pull the working yarn up when the color is needed.

Rnd 1: (black) ch 1, sc in the first st, dc in the next st, repeat the pattern of alternating between a sc and a dc for the remainder of the round, join [78]

Rnd 2: (join the white yarn) ch 1, dc in the first st, sc in the next st, repeat the pattern of alternating between a dc and a sc for the remainder of the round, join [78]

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

You are making a sc in the dc from the previous rnd and making a dc in the sc from the previous rnd. 

Rnd 3: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [78]

Rnd 4: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [78]

Rnd 5: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [78]

Rnd 6: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [78]

Rnd 7: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [78]

Rnd 8: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [78]

Rnd 9: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [78]

Rnd 10: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [78]

Rnd 11: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [78]

Rnd 12: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [78]

Rnd 13: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [78]

Rnd 14: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [78]

Rnd 15: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [78]

Rnd 16: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [78]

Rnd 17: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [78]

Rnd 18: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [78]

Rnd 19: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [78]

Rnd 20: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [78]

Rnd 21: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [78]

Rnd 22: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [78]

Rnd 23: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [78]

Rnd 24: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [78]

Rnd 25: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [78]

Rnd 26: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [78]

Rnd 27: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [78]

Rnd 28: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [78]

Rnd 29: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [78]

Rnd 30: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [78]

Rnd 31: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [78]

Rnd 32: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [78]

Rnd 33: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [78]

Rnd 34: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [78]

Rnd 35: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [78]

Rnd 36: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [78]

Rnd 37: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [78]

Rnd 38: (white ) ch 1, *dc, sc*, join [78]

Rnd 39: (black) ch 1, *sc, dc*, join [78]

Use black yarn for the remaining rnds. 

Rnd 40: ch 2, *dc2tog*, join [39]

Rnd 41: ch 2, *dc2tog*, dc in the last rem st, join [20]

Rnd 42: ch 2, *dc2tog*, join [10]

Use a tapestry needle to sew the rem 10 stitches together. Weave in all of your ends.

free houndstooth beanie hat crochet pattern

free houndstooth beanie hat crochet pattern

Scroll to the bottom of this page for pom pom instructions.

Tool: extra large pom pom maker
Yarn: hot pink

Firmly and evenly wind your hot pink yarn around each set of arches. After the first set of arches, close them and then wind your yarn around the second set. 

Photos are from my Santa Hat pattern.

free houndstooth beanie hat crochet pattern

free houndstooth beanie hat crochet pattern

Cut the yarn between each set of arches.free houndstooth beanie hat crochet pattern

Use your scrap piece of black yarn to tie the pom pom in place. I recommend you double/triple knot it.

free houndstooth beanie hat crochet pattern

Carefully open the arches.

free houndstooth beanie hat crochet pattern

Use a hot melt adhesive to place a dab of glue in the center of the pom pom. This will help prevent it from unraveling.

free houndstooth beanie hat crochet pattern

Fluff your pom pom and trim any long ends.

Use a tapestry needle to attach your pom pom to the top of your hat.

I hope you like my pattern! Please tag me on Instagram lovable_loops if you make your own. I'd love to see your creations!


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