Like a Fox Beanie by Melanie Depcinski

Like a Fox Beanie

January 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in hdcBLO
4.0 mm (G)
70 - 252 yards (64 - 230 m)
Infant, Toddler, Child, Teen, Adult. Adult XL
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This beanie is an homage to the adorable critters running all around our new neighborhood, the black fox squirrels. Made using Furls Whims Merino Yarn, this double brim crochet beanie will withstand even Michigan winters.

You can get this pattern for free on my blog here.

Just like my new favorite tree neighbors, the fun color pop, knit-like stitch pattern, and faux cat-ear corners will be sure to turn heads and have everyone asking where they can find one.

The Like a Fox Beanie is a great project for any level crocheter. You only need to know a couple variations on the half double crochet stitch to make it happen.

While I wrote this pattern for the DK Whims Merino, following the customization instructions will allow you to use any weight yarn and any size crochet hook, just make sure you meet the given dimensions.


All sizing is according to the standards set by the Craft Yarn Council: Head Circumference Chart

Infant, Toddler, Child, Teen, Adult, Adult XL

Circumference (Inches): 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25

Circumference (cm): 40.64, 45.72, 50.8, 55.88, 60.96, 63.5

Gauge (4x4): 16 sts x 20 rows


Whims Merino DK, Two Colors

Color A/Light Grey (yards): 70, 90, 113, 138, 165, 180

Color B/ Charcoal (yards): 114, 140, 169, 200, 234, 252

Stitches & Techniques

Fhdc - foundation half double crochet

hdc - half double crochet

hdcBLO - half double crochet back loop only

sl st - slip stitch

ch - chain

st - stitch