I recently shared the Double Velvet Neck Warmer and I promised you a hat pattern to go with it. So here it is, the Double Velvet Beanie for a matching set! While I was making the neck warmer I was loving the drape of the Bernat Velvet yarn but I was skeptical how it would work as a hat. I prefer a hat with a little more structure and when you put a hat on it’s meant to stretch a little to fit snug on the head. I quickly discovered that left quite significant gaps so the hat was not very warm and is also super floppy. Both factors make a rather unappealing hat, (at least in freezing Canada haha) no matter how soft and luxurious it is!
My solution was to use the Velvet to line another hat, to make a super thick, warm and cozy beanie. I used Bernat chunky that has approximately the same Wraps per inch as the velvet but worked it up with a slightly larger hook, so the velvet liner fit nicely inside with no bunching. The result is super thick, warm and cozy!
Double the Velvet Lined Beanie
Notes: chain 2 at the start of each round DOES NOT count as a stitch
The pattern is written in two sizes, Men’s size is written in brackets after row 7.
The 2 parts are worked sperately as 2 hats and joined at the brim. The same pattern is used with a different size hook for each part so the velvet hat is slightly smaller to fit inside the chunky hat.
Hook: 6.5 mm
Gauge: 4” square = 8.5 sts x 7 rows
Hook: 7 mm
Gauge: 4” square = 9 sts x 7 rows
Rnd – Round
MR – Magic Ring
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
Sl st – slip stitch
St/sts – stitch/stitches
ea – each
inc – increase
rep – repeat
WS – Wrong side
Rnd 1: 8 hdc in MR, sl st to join to 1st st
Rnd 2: ch 2, *hdc inc, hdc* rep around, sl st to join to 1st st (16)
Rnd 3: ch 2, *hdc inc, 2 hdc* rep around, sl st to join to 1st st (24)
Rnd 4: ch 2, *hdc inc, 3 hdc* rep around, sl st to join to 1st st (32)
Rnd 5: ch 2, *hdc inc, 4 hdc* rep around, sl st to join to 1 st (40)
Rnd 6: ch 2, *hdc inc, 5 hdc* rep around, sl st to join to 1st st (48)
Women Size Rnd 7: ch 2, hdc in ea st, Sl St to join to 1st St (48)
Mens Size Rnd 7: ch 2, *hdc inc, 11 hdc* rep around, sl st to join to 1st st (52)
Rnd 8-15(16): ch 2, hdc in ea st, sl st to join to 1st st, FO Chunky yarn, leave velvet attached to working yarn.
Turn velvet hat inside out and place it inside chunky hat so WS are facing.
Rnd 16(17): ch 1, sc through both layers in ea st around, sl st to join to first st.
Rnd 17(18): ch 1, sc in ea st, sl st to join to first st, FO, weave in ends.
Use the tail of the Magic Ring to tack the 2 pieces together in the centre.
I hope you enjoy your new warm and cozy Double the Velvet Beanie to go with your Double the Velvet Neck Warmer!