Twisted Chains Beanie
This crochet beanie pattern uses a unique “twist” on a traditional chain stitch to create some fun texture. It’s a quick, one skein project, just in time for Fall!
This is my first crochet beanie pattern release of the 2019 Fall season and I’m excited to dive in!
The Origin Of This Pattern
There are only so many crochet stitches to use in a new project and even though I still have many to learn, I am always looking for any opportunity to do something unique. With this stitch, I decided to see what kind of texture would be created by crocheting a chain and twisting it before securing it in the next round.
It’s very possible this is not a new idea, but as far as I know I have not run across the technique and had fun playing with it.
The Yarn For This Pattern
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For this crochet beanie pattern I dug into my stash! (I buy way too much yarn on a whim and have plenty waiting on my shelves to be used!) I knew I wanted a worsted weight that was soft and a great Fall color. This Premier Yarns Everyday in Terracotta fit the bill.
Premier Everyday yarns are some of my very favorite. They are incredibly soft and have a fabulous “squish” factor.
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180 yards Size 4 Yarn (I used 1 skein of Premier Everyday in Terracotta Heather)
US J/ 6.0 mm Crochet Hook
The easiest way to measure gauge with this pattern would be to use the band, since that is the first step. At 4 inches long, my band was 1 ½ “ wide and 13 rows. You can check your gauge again at the completion of the band (see measurement notes at the end of band instructions).
Pattern at this gauge will be a size Adult Small (19” band)
(sl st) slip stitch
(sc) single crochet
(sc2tog) single crochet two together
(dc) double crochet
(tr) treble crochet
technique: crochet in back loop only
Beginning chain of each round does not count as a stitch.
I tend to crochet tightly. So be sure to check your gauge and if you are crocheting more loosely you can move to a smaller hook (or larger if you crochet even more tightly). Some people find they even need to go down two hook sizes to meet my gauge.
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each chain across. (6)
Row 2: Ch1. Turn. Sc (in back loop ony) in same stitch and in each stitch across (6).
Rows 3 – 73: Repeat row 2.
Note: At this point, my band was about 19 inches long. This is about the size of an adult small hat. If your band is much larger or smaller, you can start over with a larger or smaller hook.
Crochet the two ends of the band together with a slip stitch. Turn inside out to hide the seam.
Body of the Hat:
Round 1: Ch 1. Sc around the edge of the band, placing one st in end of each band row. Join with sl st to first sc of the round. (73)
Round 2: *Ch 7. Sk 1 stitch. Sl st in the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. (36 loops) After the last sl st, ch 3. Treble crochet in the same stitch (see photo below).
Round 3: Ch 2. Dc in the top chain of the treble crochet from the last row (see photo below). Twist first ch 7 to the left, with the right side of the chain lying in front of the left side of the chain (see photo below). 2 dc in the top of the loop created by twisting the chain 7 (see 3rd photo below). Repeat for each ch 7 around. Join to first dc with a sl st. (73)
Round 4: Ch 1. Sc in the same and each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the first sc of the round. (73)
Rounds 5 – 10: Repeat round 2 through 4, two times.
Round 11: Repeat round 2. (36 loops)
Round 12: Repeat round 3. (73)
Note: This is the point in the pattern where you can choose to add or remove repeats if you are wanting to make the hat taller or shorter. From this point forward the pattern will begin to decrease in circumference to finish off the hat.
Round 13: Ch 1. Sc in the same stitch. *Sc2tog. Sc in each of the next 4 stitches*. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the first sc of the round. (61)
Round 14: Repeat round 2. (30 loops)
Round 15: Repeat round 3. (61)
Round 16: Ch 1. Sc in the same stitch. *Sc2tog. Sc in each of the next 4 stitches*. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the first sc of the round. (51)
Round 17: Repeat round 2. (25 loops)
Round 18: Repeat round 3. (51)
Round 19: Ch 1. Sc in the same st. Sc2tog around. Sl st to first sc to join. (26)
Finish off and leave a long tail. Use the tail and a yarn needle to weave in and out along the top row of stitches. Pull to cinch shut. Tie off and weave in ends. (see photos below)
More Beanie Patterns You Might Enjoy:
Chunky Peek-A-Boo Beanie
Sand Drift Beanie
Creek Bed Beanie
Note: Feel free to sell finished products made with this pattern. If finished products are posted online, please include a reference/credit to this pattern, including a link. Do not distribute or claim the pattern as your own, or alter and use my photos to market your finished products.
thanks for sharing this pattern, Esther. So if I wanted to have a wider brim, just increase the beginning chain 7? Thanks for the pics also. This is very helpful for new stitches. Thanks again!
Hi Susie! If you mean that you want the brim taller/wider, then yes, just increase that first chain 7 as much as you want! If you mean wider as in circumference, let me know and that would be different instructions 😄
yes i meant a wider or deeper brim, not the circumference around my head. thanks for clarifying.
Loved doing this hat. Something different. Reduced the chains every two rows and it came out the perfect size for me. Used a “H” hook.
I’m so glad you liked it Jo!! 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing this pattern! It was so much fun to make. I really enjoyed the twisted stitches and I love how the hat turned out!
Thank you for taking the time to comment Linda! I am so happy you enjoyed it! 🙂
Would I just increase the twist stitches if I increase the band for a 22″ teen/adult head? Surely this pattern doesn’t stretch 3″?
Hi Veronica, As long as your band is an odd number of rows, then your first round of single crochets will be an odd number of stitches (as long as you place one single crochet in the end of each band row). Having an odd number allows the twisted stitches to land in the right spot by the end of that round (round 2). The only other place you may run into trouble is with the decrease rows. The counts may be off for those rows, but as long as you are decreasing in generally the same increments, you should get a nice gradual decrease in size. That part doesn’t have to be exact. I hope that helps!
Although I would also add, make the goal of your band size to be about an inch smaller than the actual measurement of the head you are trying to fit. You do want it to have to stretch a little.
hi, do you have the scarf pattern that goes with this hat? Thank you.
Hi Margarita, here is the cowl pattern that matches: https://www.caabcrochet.com/crochet-cowl-twisted-chains/
You said you wanted something unique and this sure is it! I’ve never seen a hat made like this and I love it.I did 11 chains for my band because I wanted that wider in case someone needed to fold it to make the ears warmer. I also came to only 67 stitches around but since it’s an odd number it worked fine. Thank you
So glad you like it Ruth!!