I've been swooning over the knit double brim beanies. This crochet knockoff of the popular beanie style will fool your knitting friends. The detailed crochet beanie pattern has video tutorials and lots of pictures to make this beanie pattern a breeze, even for beginner crocheters.
I’ve been swooning over the knit double brim beanies for a while now. My love affair with knit-look stitches wouldn’t be complete without a crochet knockoff of this super popular style.
I’ve seen a few crochet versions that are made with the center single crochet stitch, one of my favorites. I choose to use a different stitch because the center single crochet stitch is tight and doesn’t offer much stretch, a must in a brim for a beanie.
Instead, this crochet beanie pattern is a close cousin to my popular Ribbed Beanie Crochet Pattern. The double brim crochet beanie pattern is also worked with slip stitch crochet. The process of using only slip stitches creates a beautiful knit-look fabric that is soft and stretchy.
The ribbed beanie pattern alternates between front and back loop stitches. To create the “v” stitches we will be crocheting in the back loops only throughout the entire pattern.
Tips For Slip Stitch Crochet
- Keep your tension loose. Slip Stitches are a tight stitch. Keep your tension loose. It should be easy to insert your hook.
- Use a bigger hook. This will keep the stitches loose & help keep your hat edges from rolling. If they are curling up choose a larger hook size or loosen your tension.
- Count your stitches. This may seem obvious, but it’s easy to miss a stitch at the end of your row or in between color changes.
- The back loop is always the loop furthest from you. Regardless if you are working the right side or wrong side of the hat. Here’s a helpful video tutorial that explains how to slip stitch in the back loops. It also shares a common mistake most crocheters make.
- All of the rows are worked in the back loop, except for row 1.
- If you tend to crochet tightly you may need to work your slip stitches a little looser. It should be easy to insert your hook.
- The slip stitch is a tight stitch that is slow to grow. The time is worth it to achieve the knit look 🙂
- This beanie is designed as a flat rectangle. The brim and top of the hat will be hand sewn together at the end of the crochet beanie pattern.
Changing Yarn Colors: Before working the last stitch of MC, bring your MC yarn to the front of your work, insert your hook into the back loop of the last MC st, YO with the CC yarn, pull through both loops on the hook. This makes 1 last MC st and brings your CC yarn onto your hook for the start of the CC sts. Watch the video below to learn more about changing yarn colors in crochet.
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- # 4 Worsted Weight Yarn in 2 colors. I used Cloudborn Superwash Merino Worsted Twist in the colors Shaela Heather and Petal. (3.5 oz/220yds per skein) *NOTE* This yarn is on the lighter side of worsted weight.
- N-9.00mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
16 sl sts x 26 rows = 4” square
If you need help understanding how and why gauge works read this: Everything You Need To Know About Crochet Gauge
Abbreviations (US Crochet Terminology)
sl st = slip stitch
(BLO) = back loop only
ch(s) = chain(s)
MC = main color yarn
CC = contrast color yarn
YO = yarn over
Double Brim Crochet Beanie Pattern
MC ch 41
Row 1: MC 1 sl st in the 2nd chain from the hook, 1 sl st in each of the next 29 chs, CC 1 sl st in each of the next 10 chs, turn. (40sts)
Row 2: CC ch 1, (BLO) 1 sl st in each of the next 10 sts, MC (BLO) 1 sl st in each of the next 30 sts, turn. (40sts)
Row 3: MC ch 1, (BLO) 1 sl st in each of the next 30 sts, CC (BLO) 1 sl st in each of the next 10 sts, turn. (40sts)
Rows 4-65: Alternate repeating rows 2 and 3. You can keep crocheting rows until the rectangle fits the circumference of your head.
Finished Rectangle Size 10” high x 10” wide
Kids 4-8 years
MC ch 45
Row 1: MC 1 sl st in the 2nd chain from the hook, 1 sl st in each of the next 31 chs, CC 1 sl st in each of the next 12 chs, turn. (44sts)
Row 2: CC ch 1, (BLO) 1 sl st in each of the next 12 sts, MC (BLO) 1 sl st in each of the next 32 sts, turn. (44sts)
Row 3: MC ch 1, (BLO) 1 sl st in each of the next 32 sts, CC (BLO) 1 sl st in each of the next 12 sts, turn. (44sts)
Rows 4-78: Alternate repeating rows 2 and 3. You can keep crocheting rows until the rectangle fits the circumference of your head.
Finished Rectangle Size 11” high x 12” wide
MC ch 51
Row 1: MC 1 sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sl st in each of the next 33 chs, CC 1 sl st in each of the next 16 chs, turn. (50sts)
Row 2: CC ch 1, (BLO) 1 sl st in each of the next 16 sts, MC (BLO) 1 sl st in each of the next 34 sts, turn. (50sts)
Row 3: MC ch 1, (BLO) 1 sl st in each of the next 34 sts, CC (BLO) 1 sl st in each of the next 16 sts, turn. (50sts)
Rows 4-91: Alternate repeating rows 2 and 3. You can keep crocheting rows until the rectangle fits the circumference of your head.
Finished Rectangle Size 12.5” high x 14” wide
The video tutorial will walk you through the steps to seam the double brim crochet beanie pattern together.
Sewing It All Together
- Lay the rectangle on a flat surface. Fold up the colored brim. The side where you see the color will be the inside of your beanie. Check the outside of the beanie to make sure the v’s are vertical, not upside down.
- Using the MC yarn, loosely hand sew the edge of the brim to the hat. If you sew this tightly, the beanie won’t be able to stretch over the head.
- Fold the beanie in half, like a hamburger bun. Using the CC yarn, hand sew the side edges of the colored brim closed. I used the mattress stitch also known as the ladder stitch.
- With the MC yarn, sew the side seam together to form a tube. I used the mattress stitch. Make sure the CC brim stays on the inside.
- To close the top of the hat, sew a running stitch along the ends of the rows. Pull the yarn tail to close the top of the hat. Sew in all of the ends.
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