Free Crochet Pattern: Oxford Beanie

I’ve been working on this pattern for what seems like forever! I was in a never ending search for the perfect knit-look beanie and just couldn’t find what I was looking for.

Bernat Softee Chunky

I started playing around with different stitches, yarn weights and hooks until I landed on the perfect combination. This pattern is so versatile as it can be worked up with basically any bulky weight yarn and a P hook.

So, depending on your style preference, you can have a fuzzy, buttery soft and stretchy hat using Red Heart Hygge or you can have a more structured, squishy and extra warm hat using Yarnspirations Bernat Softee Chunky.

Red Heart Hygge

I’ve also successfully made this hat with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick and Hometown USA. The Thick and Quick makes the warmest, squishiest hat you will ever wear and the Hometown USA creates a heavy and luxurious hat.

Lion Brand Hometown USA

As always, you can purchase a low-cost, ad-free PDF of this pattern in my Etsy shop.

Bernat Softee Chunky

Materials

  • One Skein Red Heart Hygge Yarn OR two skeins Bernat Softee Chunky
  • Size P Hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Pom Pom (faux fur or yarn)

Stitches Used

  • slip stitch back loop only (slst blo)
  • slip stitch

Notes

  • When figuring out length, make sure you keep it a few inches shorter than your head circumference as the hat is pretty stretchy!  (My head is 22” and I make my hats between 16-17” long)
  • Slip stitching under both loops for the brim side will help maintain a straight bottom.
  • You can use any bulky yarn you like to make this hat!  I’ve used, Lion Brand’s Hometown USA, Wool-ease thick and quick, Bernat Softee Chunky, and Red Heart Yarns Hygge with great results!
  • Hygge yarn is much stretchier than the chunkier yarns (Softee Cunky, Hometown USA, Wool-ease thick and quick)

Pattern – Adult

Ch 35

Row 1: Slip stitch in second ch from hook and in each across.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 2: Slip stitch blo in each stitch across.  End with a slip stitch under both

            loops of the last stitch.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 3: Slip stitch under both loops of first stitch, slst blo in next stitch and 

            each stitch across.

**Repeat rows 2-3 until desired length is reached, ending with your last stitch on the end opposite where you began your chain.

Pattern – Toddler/Child

Ch 30

Row 1: Slip stitch in second ch from hook and in each across.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 2: Slip stitch blo in each stitch across.  End with a slip stitch under both

            loops of the last stitch.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 3: Slip stitch under both loops of first stitch, slst blo in next stitch and 

            each stitch across.

**Repeat rows 2-3 until desired length is reached, ending with your last stitch on the end opposite where you began your chain.

Seaming and Finishing

Ch 1 and turn.

Fold finished rectangle in half.  Slip stitch through front loop of first edge into the loops on the second edge (the original chain).  Repeat down until you rectangle is seamed completely.

Finish off, leaving a long tail for closing the top.

Using your tapestry needle, weave tail through every other row end until you reach the start.  Pull yarn tight to close the top and tie a knot with tail of beginning chain.  Tuck yarn ends into the inside of the hat.

Attaching Pom Pom (Optional)

I made my faux fur pom poms, but you can also buy them from a number of places (Joann, Etsy, Amazon, etc.)

You could also make a pom pom out of yarn!

Simply tie the pom pom onto the top of the hat, knotting on the inside of the hat.

You did it!! I hope you love this hat as much as I do! Don’t forget to tag me on instagram (@cypress.and.wool) when you make this beauty! As always, contact me with any questions you have regarding this pattern!

4 Comments

  1. verlaine Cutsforth

    named a knit hat but you gave directions for a crocheted hat????

    • Hi there!

      This is a “knit-look” hat. The Oxford Beanie is a crochet hat (as stated in the title of the post) I hope this helps!

      Sam

  2. thanks, I missed that.

  3. Can you provide the hook size in mm? It’s a little confusing bc there’s a 10mm N/P hook and a 15 mm P/Q hook. Thanks!

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