So if you haven’t figured it out by now, my favorite thing to crochet is beanies. For me, they are by far the easiest and quickest accessory to crochet. I am not a big fan of projects that take up a lot of time. This beanie is incredibly easy to crochet. It is a very quick project as well. If you are running up against time for a gift, this beanie fits the bill! You can make this beanie without the faux fur pom-pom as well.
The yarn I used for this beanie is Cloudborn Superwash Merino Bulky. You can get it from Craftsy This yarn is one of my absolute favorites to work with. Even though this is a bulky weight yarn, it has a gorgeous drape to it. It is one of the reasons I used it for my Pink Lady Cowl. Another plus is that it comes in so many beautiful colors! You are sure to find a color you like!
Scroll down for the pattern!
1 skein of Cloudborn Superwash Merino Bulky yarn. The color in the photos is Petal. Any comparable yarn will work as well.
6.5mm crochet hook
Faux fur pom-pom (optional)
Slip Stitch (ss)
Back Loop Only (blo)
Double Crochet (dc)
Double Crochet Decrease (dc dec)
Single Crochet Decrease (sc dec)
Single Crochet (sc)
Bead Stitch (bs) – Double Crochet in the next stitch. Yarn over, insert hook around the stem of the Double Crochet from right to left, yarn over, pull look through, 3 times around the same post. Yarn over and pull through first 6 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull through last 2 loops on hook. Bead Stitch Video Tutorial.
To make the band
Row 1 – Ss in the 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across. To get a cleaner edge, ss in the back bump of each ch st. (7)
Row 2 – Ch.1 turn, ss in blo in first st and each st across. (7)
Repeat row 2 until your band measure approx. 19″ across.
Slip stitch short sides together to form a circle.
You will now be working around the top edge of the band.
Round 1 – Ch.1 and make 48 sc around edge of band. Join with a ss to first sc.
Round 2 – Ch.3, sk first st, bs in the next. *sk next st, bs in the next.* Repeat *til you come to the last st. Skip last stitch and complete a bs around the ch.3 you made at the beginning of the round. Slip stitch in the top of the ch.3 to join the round. (48) See pic below.
Round 3 – Ch.2, dc in the same st and the next st, dc dec in the next. *dc in the next four stitches, dc dec in the next.* Repeat *til there are two stitches left. 1 dc in each of the last two stitches. Join with a ss. (40)
Round 4 – Repeat Round 2 (40)
Round 5 – Ch.2, dc in the same st and the next st, dc dec in the next. *dc in the next three stitches, dc dec in the next.* Repeat *til there is one stitch left. Dc in the last st. Join with a ss. (32)
Round 6 – Repeat Round 2 (32)
Round 7 – Ch.2, dc in the same st, dc dec in the next. *dc in the next two stitches, dc dec in the next.* Repeat *til there is one stitch left. dc in the last st. Join with a ss. (24)
Round 8 – Repeat Round 2 (24)
Round 9 – Ch. 1, sc in the same st, sc dec in the next. *sc dec in every st around.* Repeat *til the last st. sc in the last st. Join with a ss. (13)
Round 10 – Ch, sc in the same st, sc dec in the next. *sc dec in every st around.* Repeat *til the end of the round. Join with a ss. (7)
Sew beanie at the top to close.
Weave in any loose ends!