Raised Ripple Alpine Stitch Crochet Hat – FREE Pattern

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This free Raised Ripple Hat pattern will show you how to make a beautifully-textured modified alpine stitch crochet beanie. A faux fur pom pom adds an extra touch of style.

There’s still plenty of winter left, so you’ve got time to make more gorgeous winter accessories, like this cozy beanie. It features a highly-textured pattern called the modified alpine stitch aka raised ripple stitch, which is formed by alternating double crochet stitches and frost post treble crochets. It’s an easy technique that combines simple stitches to create impressive results!

This crochet alpine beanie is fun to make for crocheters of any skill level. An advanced beginner should easily be able to pick up the new techniques required to complete the alpine stitch pattern. And a more advanced crocheter would be able to whip up one of these hats in an evening for a last-minute gift.

Raised Ripple Alpine Stitch Crochet Hat

Making the Raised Ripple Alpine Stitch Hat

To make this crochet alpine stitch hat, you’ll start with a strip of single crochet stitches in the back loop only (blo). Then you’ll sew the ends of this strip together to make a band that will serve as the ribbed brim of the hat. The body of the hat is worked right into the end of the rows along the top of the brim.

Speaking of the brim, you can make it two ways. If you crochet it as written, you will get a wide brim that you can fold over, as shown in my photos. But if you prefer not to fold it, you can also start with 10 chain stitches instead of 20. If your band comes out too long or short, you can also use fewer or more single crochet (sc) rows.

Top it off with a big fur pom pom for the perfect accessory for sledding, ice skating, or even a romantic walk through the park on a cold night.

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This hat would look great in many different color combinations. I think a self-striping yarn could look really gorgeous! However, I prefer to use a light or bright-colored yarn so that the stitch pattern will pop.

Crochet Hat Patterns and Tutorials

Well, this Raised Ripple Hat pattern is not my first crochet beanie pattern. If you love making hats, you’ll be delighted to know that I have created an ebook, packed full of amazing hat patterns.

As a matter of fact, in my ebook, you will find this pattern, plus 54 more crochet hat patterns, Plus 9 tutorials and 57 videos to help you make beautiful crochet hats for any sized head. Make sure to grab your copy right here:

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Do you love alpine stitch patterns and other richly-textured crochet projects? Here are a few more designs you may like to try:

  1. Patchwork Project Bag with Alpine Squares
  2. Crochet Alpine Stitch with Video Tutorial
  3. Textured Fall Poncho
  4. Ribbed Cable Textured Beanie

To start, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this easy pattern.

How to Crochet an Alpine Stitch Hat

Materials you will need


Measuring from the front seeing only fptr:
1 rounds x 4 sts =1 square inch


Adult size: 8.5 (diameter) x 8.5 (height) inches (without pom-pom)

Stitches used in the pattern (US crochet terminology)

Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • fptr = front post treble crochet
  • blo = back loop only
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • RS = right side
  • WS = wrong side

Alpine Stitch Video Tutorial

This hat pattern uses a MODIFIED version of the alpine stitch. For the hat, I used a fptr instead of a fpdc stitch. But if you want to learn the regular alpine stitch first, you can watch the video below.

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Free Written Pattern for the Raised Ripple Alpine Stitch Crochet Hat

Pattern Notes

This hat pattern uses a MODIFIED version of the alpine stitch. For the hat, I used a fptr instead of a fpdc stitch.

This pattern is written for an adult head, but it can easily be adjusted to different head sizes.

Use the Reference Table below to change this pattern into different sizes.

First, use the hat size reference table below and note the head circumference for the head you’re making the hat for. Next note the height of the hat. If you want to make it slouchy add 2 -3 inches for the height.

The below pattern is for an adult size, as an example. Make sure to measure the “hat circumference” once you make the first row as the chain stretch prevents accurate measurements.


Written Instructions for the Alpine Stitch Crochet Beanie

Ribbing (using a 4.0mm):

Row 1 (WS):

Ch 21, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch across, turn (20 sts)

(non-fold over would be ch 10)

Row 2 (RS):

Ch 1 (not included as a st here and throughout, can also be skipped), 1 sc in the blo of each st across, turn (20 sts)

Rows 3-80:

Rep Row 2. After the final Row, turn, RS facing fold band together, ch 1, sl st band together.

The band should measure approx. 17.75” x 4.5”

IF the band is too long (80 rows) then aim for 60 or 70 rows and adjust below accordingly (the pattern below is a repeat of 2 sts.

Round 1 (RS):

With smaller hook, ch 1(not counted OR skip the turning chain), 1 sc in each row around band, sl st in the blo of first sc to join (80 sts)

Now switch to a 4.5mm hook (depending on your tension)

Side Note: This hat pattern uses a MODIFIED version of the alpine stitch. For the hat, I used a fptr instead of a fpdc stitch.

Each first dc is made as ch3 OR Alternative Turning Chain and counted as a stitch

Body of the Hat

R1: 1 dc in each st, sl st to the first st

R2: 1 sc in each st, sl st to the first st

R3: *1 dc in the 1st st, 1 fptr in the next st, repeat from * until the end, sl st to the first st

R4: repeat R2

R5: ch 1 (not counted), *1 fptr in the 1st st, 1 dc in the next st, repeat from * until the end, sl st to the first st

Repeat R2-R5 until you have the height of 8.5 inches for an adult hat or your desired length.

Raised Ripple Alpine Stitch Crochet Hat - FREE Pattern

Once you finish, cut about 12 inches of yarn and then weave the yarn in and out every 1/2 – 1 inch. Then pull tightly and close the hole. Fasten off and weave in the ends. Then add your pom pom – I added a removable faux fur one. Here are a few different colors you could add to this one.

Raised Ripple Alpine Stitch Crochet Hat - FREE Pattern
Raised Ripple Alpine Stitch Crochet Hat - FREE Pattern

Congratulations! Your beautiful new alpine stitch beanie is now finished and ready to wear. Will you be wearing this hat yourself or will you gift your newly crocheted masterpiece to a lucky friend or family member? I’d love to know!

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Raised Ripple Alpine Stitch Crochet Hat

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