Wavelength Beanie

Designed by Sharon Zientara

This pattern is a great introduction to post stitches. It works up over just a couple of evenings, and if you’re a more-experienced crocheter, the pattern is intuitive enough that it makes a good on-the-go project. This crochet hat also happens to be my favorite type of accessory. It’s perfect for a man because it isn’t overly fussy, but a woman may just want to make one (or more) for herself, too.


FINISHED SIZES: 18½ (20, 22¼)” (47 [51, 56.5] cm) in circumference. Shown in size 20″ (51 cm).

YARN: DK weight (#3 Light) Shown here: Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend (30% silk, 70% extra fine merino wool; 150 yd [137 m]/1¾ oz [50g]): #3059 kohl (C), 2 skeins. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers.

HOOK: Size F/5 (3.75mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS: Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 19 sts and 28 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in sc in the round after blocking.

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