My Favorite Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern

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I have been in desperate need of a hat this winter but I could not bring myself to buy one. I wanted a hat that I could customize to fit my head and have all of the extra special little touches that I couldn’t find in a store-bought hat. I first created My Favorite Beanie as a semi-slouch for Kaylee but I wanted my hat to fit nice and snug. It has all of the things that I love: one of my favorite stitch patterns, a gorgeous fur pom pom and luxurious 100% Superwash Merino yarn! I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I am enjoying my new hat! Happy Crocheting!

**UPDATE**

I have written up this pattern in sizes Preemie to Adult Large. For other sizes, please see this post.

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My Favorite Beanie

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Skill Level:

Intermediate

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
BL – back loop
BPdc – back post double crochet
dc – double crochet
dec – decrease
sc 
– single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
sp(s) – space(s)
t-ch – turning chain
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Gauge:

16 stitches & 14 rows = 4″

Finished Size:

Adult Medium – Fits 23″ head circumference

Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. If you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
  • All color changes are made in the last yarn over of the last stitch of the round.

Instructions:

Ribbing:

With Color A,

Ch 11
Row 1:
 1 sc into 2nd ch from hook and into each st across, turn. (10 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of the next 8 sts, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (10 sts)
Row 3-84: Repeat Row 2
Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-84, sc 84 sts evenly across, join in beginning sc, change to Color B, leaving a long tail with Color A when fastened off. (84 sts)

Main Hat:

Round 1: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into each st around, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3. (84 sts)
Round 2: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *1 BPdc around the post of the next st; Repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3. (84 sts)
Round 3-7: Repeat Round 2
Change to Color C
Round 8-14: Repeat Round 2
Change to Color D
Round 15: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *1 BPdc around the post of the next 10 sts, 1 BPdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3. (77 sts)
Round 16: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *1 BPdc around the post of the next 9 sts, 1 BPdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3. (70 sts)
Round 17: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *1 BPdc around the post of the next 8 sts, 1 BPdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3. (63 sts)
Round 18: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *1 BPdc around the post of the next 7 sts, 1 BPdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3. (56 sts)
Round 19: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *1 BPdc around the post of the next 6 sts, 1 BPdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3. (49 sts)
Round 20: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *1 BPdc around the post of the next 5 sts, 1 BPdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3. (42 sts)
Round 21: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *1 BPdc around the post of the next 4 sts, 1 BPdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3. (35 sts)
Change to Color E
Round 22: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *1 BPdc around the post of the next 3 sts, 1 BPdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3. (28 sts)
Round 23: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *1 BPdc around the post of the next 2 sts, 1 BPdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3. (21 sts)
Round 24: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *1 BPdc around the post of the next st; Repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3. (21 sts)
Round 25: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *1 BPdc around the post of the next st, 1 BPdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3. (14 sts)
Round 26: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *1 BPdc around the post of the next st; Repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3. (14 sts)
Round 27: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *1 BPdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (7 sts)

Finish:

  • Using long tail and yarn needle, close up the hole in the center of the hat by weaving the yarn around the last round and pulling the yarn taught.
  • Using Color A‘s yarn tail and yarn needle, sew Row 1 and Row 84 together, using the whip stitch method or mattress seam method, to close up the ribbing.
  • Place the pom pom in the center and sew in place using pom pom strings. (Note: If your pom pom strings are not long enough, you can tie them into a knot on the inside of the hat)
  • Weave in all ends.

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7 Comments

  1. I love the look of this beanie so much.
    Is there a way to modify it to fit a newborn baby?
    Would love to make it as a gift for a close friends little bubba.
    Thank you

  2. Hi, you mentioned the slouchier hat you made for your daughter…I like mine to slouch, but I love the look of this beanie…you don’t, by any chance, have the pattern for the slouchy hat on the web somewhere do you? Thank you!!!

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