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Winter is nearly here and I am so excited to share with you my newest crochet beanie pattern, which is absolutely perfect for the season!

It’s called the Winter Waves Beanie and it’s actually part of a collection that I started last year.

Winter Waves Crochet Beanie
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I designed two patterns in the Winter Waves collection this year, both of which came about as a special request by one of my pattern testers.

You see, she loved the Winter Waves Cowl pattern I designed least year so much that she asked me to design some fingerless gloves and a beanie to go with it.

So I did just that – I am only sorry it took me a whole other year to do it! 😂

Winter Waves Free Crochet Beanie Pattern

Just like the cowl, the beanie and fingerless gloves patterns are designed using the unique diagonal basketweave stitch, which may seem intimidating at first, but I promise it’s actually quite easy once you get the hang of it!

I’ll admit, it does take a little bit of getting used to and you do need to coordinate two strands of yarn, but seriously, once you have the rhythm down, you’ll be able to whip these patterns up in no time!

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Yarn Details: It’s all about the yarn baby!

When I designed the cowl last year, I used what I had in my yarn stash, and it turned out beautifully!

However, this year I designed the beanie and fingerless gloves patterns specifically for the Winter Wonders blog hop, an event sponsored by We Crochet.

So I chose KnitPicks/We Crochet Wool of the Andes in colors that would match up nicely with the cowl pattern – Ocean and Lake Ice Heather.

It’s a 100% Peruvian Highland Wool in a medium 4 worsted weight and it worked perfectly!

KnitPick Wool of the Andes in colorways Ocean and Lake Ice Heather

You can use any medium 4 worsted weight yarn to do any if the patterns in the Winter Waves collection, but I do prefer the Wool of the Andes because it is high quality yarn, it’s wool so it’s warm, but it’s also not scratchy at all!

I was actually quite surprised by how soft it is!

It’s a great inexpensive yarn that comes in loads of colors – making it perfect for a variety of projects!

You can purchase it via my affiliate link below.


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Winter Waves Crochet Pattern Collection

Winter Waves Fingerless Gloves and Beanie - Free Crochet Patterns

Ya’ll the Winter Waves cowl, beanie, and fingerless gloves is one of my favorite collections!

I love the look of the diagonal basketweave stitch, they are quick & easy to whip up, they keep you toasty during the cold weather months, and they are a super stylish addition to your winter wardrobe!

The cowl was created as a bonus pattern for last year’s Countdown to Christmas event and I haven’t had a chance to release it on the website yet.

So, as of right now, the only place you can get it is in the Countdown to Christmas pattern bundle.

I then shared both the beanie and the fingerless gloves as part of the Winter Wonders 2021 blog hop, an event I am co-hosting with Sarah of Ned & Mimi and Hannah of Hanjan Crochet from November 1 – December 12, 2021.

This blog hop features 42 amazing winter/holiday crochet patterns that you are absolutely sure to love!

You can check out the event and all the patterns by clicking on the roundup button below!

Winter Wonders Roundup Button

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Winter Waves Crochet Beanie Hat


The Winter Waves Beanie is a fun and stylish way to keep your head and ears toasty during the cold weather months.  It is quick to work up, easy to assemble and the diagonal basketweave stitch makes it simply gorgeous!  A fashionable accessory that is sure to become a winter wardrobe favorite!

DIFFICULTY:  Level 3 – Intermediate


The beanie can be easily made to any of the following dimensions according to your needs.  See pattern for details.

Assembly Hat Size Chart


16 stitches and 20 rows = 4-inches in single crochet (sc)


  • KnitPicks Wool of the Andes, worsted #4 weight, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 110 yards / 50 grams / ball.  Two colors:  Color A = Lake Ice Heather, Color B = Ocean

~ Total Yardage – Color A = approximately 110 yards / 101m  to 220 yds/ 201m ;  Color B = approximately 110 yards / 101m  to 220 yds/ 201m;  approximately 220 yards / 201m to 440 yards / 402m for both colors. 

  • Hook sizes:  H/8 – 5.00mm (body) and G/6 – 4.00mm (trim)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Measuring tape


Pattern is written in US terms.    *Click on abbreviation names for tutorials

Stitch/es (st/sts)

Chain stitch/es (ch/chs)

Slip – stitch (slp-st)

Single crochet (sc)

Double crochet (dc)

Treble crochet (TR)


Diagonal Basket Weave – a two row repeat of groups of three treble crochets worked either in the front or the back of the previous group of three treble crochets.  See rows 2 & 3 in this pattern for details.


Read all pattern notes, instructions, and other provided details carefully before starting the project to make sure you understand everything.  It could save you hours & a lot of headaches!

  • Make a swatch that measures at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch provided under the Gauge Section.  If your swatch matches the gauge, then you are all set to start the project. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your crochet hook – increase your hook size if your stitches are smaller & decrease your hook size if your stitches are larger.
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Provided measurements are as exact as possible, but are given as approximates. This is because yarn variances, crochet tension, & individual  technique might give variations in the result, which changes from person to person.
  • If you are left-handed, switch rows 2 & 3 when working this pattern.
  • The trim is worked in continuous rounds.  There will be NO joining at the end of each round, or turning and chaining.  
  • Care Instructions:  hand wash, lay flat to dry or follow the care instructions on the yarn packaging.


With color A, chain a multiple of 6 + 4 to the appropriate hat length for your size according to the Finished Dimensions section above.

Row 1:  Dc in the 3rd ch from the hook (does not count as a stitch), *skip 3 chs, work 1 Tr in each of the next 3 chs, from the FRONT – work 1 Tr in each of the 3 skipped chs* –  Repeat from * to * across – work 1 dc  in the last ch, ch 2, turn work. 

Row 2: Change to color B – work 1 dc in the top of the first st (same st as the ch 2), dc in each of the next 3 sts, *skip the next 3 sts, work 1 tr in each of the next 3 sts, from the BACK – work 1 Tr in each of the 3 skipped sts* – Repeat from * to * across to the last 4 sts – dc in each of the last 4 sts, ch 2, turn work. 

Row 3:  Change to color A – work 1 dc in the top of the first st (same st as the ch 2), *skip 3 sts, work 1 Tr in each of the next 3 sts, from the FRONT – work 1 Tr in each of the 3 skipped sts* –  Repeat from * to * across – work 1 dc  in the last st, ch 2, turn work. 

Repeat rows 2 and 3 to the head circumference indicated for your size in the Finished Dimensions section above.

Bind off & Weave in ends


  • Position the crochet piece as indicated in the photo below.  The WRONG sides should be on the OUTSIDE and the RIGHT sides should be touching each other on the INSIDE.  Using color A or B, a tapestry needle, use the whip stitch or your preferred seaming method to seam the two side edges together. Leave at least a 12 – inch tail.
Winter Waves Beanie Seaming
  • Insert the yarn needle – attached to the 12 – inch yarn tail – into the top edge of the hat.  Push the edge of the hat along the tapestry needle so that the top cinches up.  You may have to push the needle out and re-insert it several times. 
  • Once the top rim of the beanie has been cinched up, use the yarn attached to the tapestry needle to seal up any remaining hole.
Winter Waves Cinching the Hole
  • Use the needle to pull the yarn through the top of the hat so that it goes through the inside.
Winter Waves Beanie Adding the Pom Pom
  • Turn the hat RIGHT side out.  The yarn tail should be at the top on the outside of the hat.
  • Use the yarn tail to attach the beanie.


  • Attach yarn to Attach yarn to the seam on the bottom edge of the beanie. Using color A and the G/6 – 4.00mm hook, sc continuously around each edge three times or to your desired trim length, slp-st to close.

Bind off & Weave in ends

I’d love to see your Winter Waves Beanie Hats!

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