Crochet Beanie Free Pattern, Elsa Beanie

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Make some quick Christmas gifts with this crochet beanie free pattern. It will take you just about one and a half hours to make one.

 

Crochet Beanie Free Pattern

 

Crochet Beanie in Pink and Cream Color

 

This crochet beanie takes only one skein of chunky yarn to make the adult size. For smaller sizes, you may not even need the whole skein. A one skein project that takes very little time, win-win!

 

Textured Crochet Beanie Pattern

 

The texture on this beanie is achieved using a simple variation of the half double crochet stitch. The slip stitch ribbing on the hatband works surprisingly fast with a chunky yarn and a big hook.

 

 

 

I really enjoyed making these and hope you will too. Crochet a beanie using this free crochet pattern and stay warm and toasty.

 

 

Crochet Beanie Free Pattern

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Materials

1. Super chunky size 6 yarn. I used Big Twist Natural Blend yarn in colors Blush and Almond.

2. A size K(6.5mm)hook for the ribbing and an 8mm hook for the rest of the hat.

3. 1-1/4 inch button for embellishment

4. Fur Pom pom

5. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends. 

 

Finished Size

Toddler– Fits 19-inch head and is 7 1/2 inches tall

Child– Fits 21-inch head and is 8 inches tall

Adult Small– Fits 22-inch head and is 8 3/4 inches tall

Adult Large– Fits 23-inch head and is 8 3/4 inches tall

 

Yardage

1 skein of chunky yarn for sizes Toddler, child and Adult Small. Adult large took a little over one skein.

Each skein was 105 yards and I used up almost all of the skein with just a yard left for the woman’s small size. 

 

Stitch Abbreviations

ch- chain

sl st- slip stitch

hdc- half double crochet

BLO- Back loop only (see stitch explanation below)

YO-yarn over

 

Stitch Explanations

1. Sl st in the Back Loops Only(BLO): Instead of inserting your hook under both the loops of your stitch, you will insert it only under the back loop and leave the front loop free, see the picture below. 

 

 

2. hdc in third loop: Instead of working into the 2 loops of your stitch as in a regular half double crochet, work into the third loop behind your work. This will leave your stitch free in the front. See the picture below.

 

 

hdc2tog: It is a decrease worked across 2 sts to join them into one. YO and insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop, YO and insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop, 5 loops on your hook, YO and pull through all the 5 loops on your hook. 

 

Gauge

8 hdc sts= 4 inches

 

Crochet Pattern

Note: Stitch counts for bigger sizes are given in brackets in the order Toddler(Child, Adult Small, Adult Large).

 

Hatband Ribbing

With a K(6.5mm) hook, chain 6(6, 7, 7).

 

Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across to end, turn.—5(5, 6, 6)sls sts

 

Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sl in the BLO of the same st as ch 1, 1 sl st in BLO of the remaining 4(4, 5, 5)sts, turn.——5(5, 6, 6)sl sts

 

Repeat Row 2 until the ribbing is approximately 15(16-1/2, 18, 18-1/2) inches without stretching and you have one extra row after the braid (see pictures below). The ribbing will stretch to fit. 

 

Do not stop when you can see a full braid pattern

 

Stop your ribbing when you have 1 extra row after the braid

 

Joining the Two Sides of the Hatband

On the foundation ch side, insert your hook close to the braid while sl stitching the ends of the band together

 

Note: When inserting your hook into the foundation chain side, insert the hook a little deeper, closer to the first ridge or braid, and not at the very edge (see pic above). This will give a seamless band once you turn it inside out.

 

Take your hook out of the loop, bring the two shorter ends of the band together making sure the extra row after the braid is visible outside.

 

Insert your hook through the foundation chain side, grab the loop on the other side and start sl stitching through both the layers by inserting your hook through the foundation chain side and the BLO of the last row of sl sts. 

 

Turn your hatband inside out to hide the seam. Pass your skein through the hatband to bring it to the other side. You are now ready to start the crown.

 

How to Crochet the Crown

Pattern Notes:

1. The rest of the hat is worked with the larger 8mm hook.

 

2. When you work the first round of hdc sts into the hatband, make sure you work into the valleys between the braids or ridges. The ridges will be too tight to work into. See the pic below to learn where to work your sts for Round 1.

Work your first round into the valleys between the braids

 

3. While working Round 1 into the ribbing,  I did not insert my hook at the very edge but a little below it to avoid leaving holes. 

 

Row 1: Switch to the 8mm hook.  Ch 1  at the seam and work 38(42, 44, 46)hdc sts evenly distributed around the ribbing. You can add a few increases into the valleys to adjust the stitch count if the number of valleys are lesser than your total stitch count.  Do not sl st and do not turn.—–38(42, 44, 46)hdc sts

 

Note: Every time you reach back near the marked st, you have completed one round. 

 

Row 2: Work 1 hdc in the next st (first st of Round 1), place a marker in this st to indicate the first st of the round, 1 hdc in third loop of next st, *(1 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in third loop of next), repeat from * to end of the round. Do not sl st and do not turn.——-38(42, 44, 46)hdc sts

 

Row 3: Work a hdc in the next marked st, move the marker up into the st you just made, 1 hdc in third loop of next st, *(1 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in third loop of next), repeat from * to end of the round. Do not sl st and do not turn.——-38(42, 44, 46)hdc sts

 

Keep repeating Round 3 until your hat measures 6(6-1/2, 7, 7-1/2)inches tall including the ribbing. Do not forget to move the marker up at the beginning of each round.

 

Shaping Your Crochet Beanie

Note: hdc2tog is a decrease that is worked across 2 sts to join them into one (see stitch explanation at the beginning of the pattern).

 

The hdc2tog sts of the decrease rounds are worked into both the loops of one of the sts and the third loop of the second st to give continuity to the texture. Whether you will start the decrease in both the loops or the third loop will depend on the size you are making, so rounds for the different sizes have been given separately when needed. 

 

Sizes Toddler(Child, Adult Large)

Note: Stitch counts are given in the order Toddler(Child, Adult Large). Decrease Rounds for Adult Small is given separately below. 

 

Decrease Round 1 (For Toddler, Child, and Adult Large): Hdc2tog across the marked st and third loop of the next st, move the marker into this hdc2tog, 1 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the third loop of the next, *(hdc2tog across the next st and third loop of the next, 1 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the third loop of the next st), repeat from * to last 2 sts, 1 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the third loop of the last st, do not sl st and do not turn.——29(32, 35)sts

 

Continue for Size Toddler Only

Decrease Round 2: Hdc2tog across the marked st and third loop of the next st, move the marker into this hdc2tog,  1 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the third loop of the next, *(hdc2tog across the next st and third loop of the next, 1 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the third loop of the next st), repeat from * until one st is left, 1 hdc in the last st, do not sl st and do not turn.——22 sts

 

Note: Work the next round tight to avoid leaving gaps. 

 

Decrease Round 3: Hdc2tog across 3rd loop of the marked st and the next st, *( hdc2tog across 3rd loop of the next st and the next st), repeat from * to end, fasten off with a long tail about 1-1/2 to 2 feet long. ——–11 sts

Jump to Finishing the Hat.

 

Continue for Size Child Only

Decrease Round 2: Hdc2tog across the marked st and third loop of the next st, move the marker into this hdc2tog,  1 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the third loop of the next, *(Hdc2tog across the next st and third loop of the next, 1 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the third loop of the next st), repeat from * to end, do not sl st and do not turn.——24 sts

 

Note: Work the next round tight to avoid leaving gaps. 

 

Decrease Round 3: Hdc2tog across the marked st and the third loop of the next st, *( hdc2tog across the next st and the third loop of the next st), repeat from * to end, fasten off with a long tail about 1-1/2 to 2 feet long. ——–12 sts

Jump to Finishing the Hat.

 

Continue for Size Adult Large Only

Decrease Round 2: Hdc2tog across the marked st and third loop of the next st, move the marker into this hdc2tog,  1 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the third loop of the next, *(Hdc2tog across the next st and third loop of the next, 1 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the third loop of the next st), repeat from * to last 3 sts, hdc2tog across the next st and third loop of the next, 1 hdc in the next st,  do not sl st and do not turn.——26 sts

 

Note: Work the next round tight to avoid leaving gaps. 

 

Decrease Round 3: Hdc2tog across 3rd loop of the marked st and the next st, *( hdc2tog across 3rd loop of the next st and the next st), repeat from * to end, fasten off with a long tail about 1 1/2 to 2 feet long. ——–13 sts

 

Jump to Finishing the Hat.

 

Size Adult Small Only

Decrease Round 1(Size Adult Small Only): Hdc2tog across the marked st and third loop of the next st, move the marker into this hdc2tog,  1 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the third loop of the next, *(Hdc2tog across the next st and third loop of the next, 1 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the third loop of the next st), repeat from * to end of the Round, do not sl st and do not turn. —–33 sts

 

Decrease Round 2: Hdc2tog across the marked st and third loop of the next st, move the marker into this hdc2tog,  1 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the third loop of the next, *(Hdc2tog across the next st and third loop of the next, 1 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the third loop of the next st), repeat from * until one st is left, 1 hdc in the last st, do not sl st and do not turn.——25 sts

 

Note: Work the next round tight to avoid leaving gaps. 

 

Decrease Round 3: Hdc2tog in 3rd loop of the marked st and the next st, *(Hdc2tog across 3rd loop of the next st and the next st), repeat from * until 1 st is left, 1 hdc in 3rd loop of last st, fasten off with a long tail around 1-1/2 to 2 feet long.—–13 sts

 

Finishing the Crochet Hat (All Sizes)

1. Turn the hat inside out. Thread the tail at the top through a yarn needle, go in and out through the sts at the top, pull and cinch the top shut. Knot and securely weave in the remaining tail left.

2. Weave in the beginning tail.

3. Attach the fur pom pom to the top and the button to the side of the hatband for embellishment.

 

Enjoy your new hat 🙂 and stay warm!

 

If you love free hat patterns, check out my 1.5 Hour Free Crochet Beanie Pattern and my Autumn Harvest Beanie Pattern. 

 

You can find more free hat crochet patterns on Allfreecrochet.com. 

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