by Peggy Nolan November 23, 2021 1 Comment

The Twisted Alpine Beanie – Free Pattern

What better way to show my Thanks for each and every one of you who support my dreams of a life of luxury, eating bon bons, and whoa….wait….back up. Running your own business, never mind three hustles, is far from luxury and eating bon bons, but it is my dream!

Where was I? Right. Showing my thanks and gratitude with another free pattern. And this one is by far both my best selling pattern and best selling make. In this post you’ll get the written instructions for my Twisted Alpine Beanie in bulky 5 with an 8.0mm hook. The full pattern bundle includes written instructions for bulky 6 and ww4 and messy bun beanie instructions.

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The naming of this beanie comes from the stitch itself. If you can double crochet and front post double crochet, you can make this beanie!

oooooh…that soft texture! Available and ready to ship!

Ready to start your Twisted Alpine Beanie? Here goes!

No part of this pattern may be copied or sold. Please Note: You are welcome to make as many of these as you’d like and sell your finished beanies. If you have a handmade business, I’m wishing you the best success. Handmade is in high demand!

If you choose to share or sell them, please credit the design to me when sharing/selling online. Do not publish or sell this pattern, in part or in full and do not make any video tutorials of this pattern without my permission. If you have any questions, you can reach out to me at on social media here: and http:// 

What you need:

  • Approximately 110 yards of bulky 5 yarn. You will need 2 colors – approximately 55 yards of each color.
  • Yarn: Bulky weight yarn 5 (I used Loops and Threads Charisma)3oz / 85 g / 85 m / 93yards (1 skein) You will use approximately 88-92 yards depending on yourtension.
  • Hook: 8 mm (M) crochet hook (I use Furls)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle to weave in tails


Gauge & Pattern Notes

  • 10 rows of 8 Single Crochet Stitches is 4 1/2 inches long by 3 inches wide.
  • This beanie is worked bottom up.
  • The hat body is worked in the round in the same direction. The project is not turned at anypoint.
  • Every round is completed with a slip stitch join before the next round starts.
  • The ch 1 or ch 2 at the beginning of each round does NOT count as a stitch.
  • Hat height when finished is 9”
  • Brim width when finished is 18” and fits up to 21”

Stitch Abbreviations & Instructions

  • ch – chain
  • 2. sc – single crochet – insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch, (2 loops on hook) yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.
  • blo-sc – single crochet in back loop only.
  • fpsc – front post single crochet – inset hook through back of previous fpdc post, YO pullthrough last 2 loops.
  • dc– double crochet – YO, insert hook into next stitch, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pullthrough last two loops.
  • Fpdc – front post double crochet – yarn over, insert hook into the back of the dc post. The dcpost is now on hook. YO, pull through post loop, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull throughlast two loops.
  • fpdc2tog – Front Post double crochet 2 together – YO insert hook through post of next stitch, YO, pull through front post loop, insert hook into post of next stitch (4 loops on hook) YO, pull through 3 loops, YO, pull through last 2 loops. Decrease made.
  • slst-slipstitch
  • st – stitch
  • YO – yarn over

Written Instructions


Fasten on, Chain 7

Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook. sc in each chain across, (6 sc.) chain 1, turn Row 2: skip first stitch, blo-sc across (6 blo-sc) chain 1, turn
Row 3-33: Repeat row 2

Before joining to form brim, check your measurement. Brim is 18” before joining.
Join last stitch of row 33 to last stitch of first row. Finishing joining first and last rows with slip stitches. When last 2 stitches are joined, pull up last loop, remove hook and turn brim right side facing out. Insert hook into the loop, tighten. Chain 1

Hat Body

Round 1: sc in next stitch and every stitch around. Join with slip stitch. Chain 2 (33 sc) Round 2: dc in next stitch and every stitch around. Join with slip stitch at top of chain 2. Chain 2 (32 dc)
Round 3: fpdc in next stitch, dc in next stitch, continue with alternating fpdc and dc all the way around. Join with slip stitch at top of chain 2. Ch 2 (16 fpdc, 16 dc)
Round 4: dc in previous row fpdc stitch, fpdc in previous row dc, continue alternating dc and fpdc all the way around. Join with slip stitch at top of chain 2. Ch 2 (16 dc, 16 fpdc).
Round 5: repeat row 3
Round 6: repeat row 4
Round 7 (decrease round): fpdc in next stitch, Fpdc2tog, alternate fpdc and fpdc2tog all the way around. Fpdc in last 2 stitches. Join with slip stitch at top of chain 2. (22 fpdc)
Round 8 (decrease round): fpdc in next 3 stitches. Fpdc2tog. Alternate fpdc next 3 fpdc2tog around. Fpdc last 2 stitches. Join with slip stitch at top of chain 2. Chain 1 (18 fpdc)
Round 9: fpsc in each stitch around. Join with slip stitch at top of chain 1. Chain 1 (18 fpsc) 

Round 10: sc in each stitch around. Join with slip stitch. Fasten off and leave 6” tail. Turn hat inside out. With tapestry needle whip stitch in each sc of final round. Cinch together. Add pompom if desired. Fasten off & weave in ends.

I can’t wait to see your Twisted Alpine Beanies!

Use #twistedaplinebeanie and tag me @pegnolan on Instagram so I can see what you make!

1 Comment

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