One simple stitch is easily modified striking pattern. Learn how to make your own crisscross double crochet hat (beginner friendly crochet).
I don’t know what it is about cold weather but it makes me want to crochet. During the winter storm Uri I whipped up a bold graphic crochet beanie that I just love. But today I’m sharing something a lot more soft and dainty. Something truly feminine.
It all started with a really pretty rhinestone applique I found on Amazon. Straight up, my first thought was that my sister would LOVE that applique. And so I bought it with no clue what I’d use it for. But then I got into a crochet frenzy, wanting to hook up all the things for all the people.
Even though the rhinestones weren’t expensive, I still didn’t want to plonk that gorgeous-ness down on some cheap acrylic yarn.
And so, for the first time, I purchased Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca. And, guys, I’m a fan. It’s a really nice yarn that’s very consistent. I didn’t encounter a single knot in either skein as I worked up these hats and I was pleased with the texture. It’s soft enough to be nice to touch but not so soft that your crochet fabric is floppy.
And while I was working up a hat specifically for that fancy applique I decided that the hat itself needed to be simple. I didn’t want some crazy design to compete with the shiny stones and glitz of rose gold.
I love that this hat has a simple but lovely design that really elevates the pattern and works well with a little bit of glitz on the brim. While this beanie may look difficult to make, this crochet hat pattern is perfect for beginners. If you can single crochet and double crochet, you’re rocking all the skills you need to make this surprisingly simple crisscross beanie.
The texture you see in the hat is because we crisscross two double crochet stitches to form an “X”. The crossover is visible as is a little bit of extra space on either side of the “X”. It really is a lovely look with no other skill than a double crochet stitch. A crossed double crochet stitch skips the first (or next) stitch, with a double crochet stitch hooked into the following. You then go back to the skipped stitch and hook another double crochet. This forms the “X”. Easy, right?
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