The Fairy Tale Crochet Beanie is a fun and quick pattern that is perfect for any occasion. This beanie gets it’s texture from combining two different stitches into one.
I wanted to design a simple yet sweet pattern that any girl can wear. And the best part? It requires less than one skein of yarn!
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The yarn I used for this beanie is Knitpicks Brava Sport. You may remember this yarn from my Slouchy Legwarmers pattern. It is a nice lightweight yarn that has a really pretty sheen. It is also 100% premium acrylic.
This yarn comes in over 45 colors and contains over 270 yards! All for under $2. That’s a great deal. I also love that it’s gentle enough for sensitive skin making it a great option for baby accessories.
You have many options with the Brava yarn as well. It comes in worsted and bulky weight. Knitpicks even sells an extra large skein that contains 500 grams of yardage!
The construction of the Fairy Tale beanie is quite simple. First, the band is created by making yarn over slip stitches in the back loop. The body of the beanie is then worked in a “group stitch” that consists of combining a double crochet and half double crochet stitch into one stitch. You will turn your work after every round.
Decreases are made as you work more rows of the body. The beanie is then cinched at the top. The faux fur pom is completely optional but I think it adds a nice touch!
I really hope you love the Fairy Tale Beanie.
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Fairy Tale Crochet Beanie Pattern
- The Fairy Tale Beanie is worked from the bottom up. The band is crocheted first followed by the body of the beanie.
- A Group Stitch is formed by combining a double crochet and a half double crochet into the same stitch.
- Any comparable sport weight yarn will work with this pattern.
- If you would like your beanie to have more slouch, crochet more rounds of the body before the first decrease round.
- Each round of the body is joined with a ss to first hdc of the round.
One skein of Knitpicks Brava Sport yarn. The color in the photos is Fairy Tale.
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Yarn Over Slip Stitch (YO ss) – Yarn over, insert hook into next st, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Pull first loop on hook through last two loops on hook.
Back Loop Only – BLO
Group Stitch (GS) – Yo, insert hook into next st, pull up a loop, yo pull through first two loops on hook (2 loops on hook). Yo, insert hook into same st, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook). Yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.
Group Stitch Decrease (GS dec) – Yo, insert hook into next st, pull up a loop. Yo, pull through first two loops on hook. Then, Yo insert hook into next st, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook). Yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.
FAIRY TALE CROCHET BEANIE PATTERN
Gauge is 22sc rows x 17sc across = Approx. 4″
Row 1 – (working in back bump of ch) Yo ss in the 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across. (8)
Row 2 – Ch.1 turn, Yo ss in blo in every st across. (8)
NOTE: I like to work through both loops of the first and last st of the row for the band. This is optional.
Rows 3 thru 89 – Repeat Row 2
Band should measure approx. 20″ in length.
Slip Stitch short sides together to form a tube.
Ch. 1 (turn band right side out) and make 62 sc evenly along the edge of the band. Slip stitch to first sc of the round.
Body of the Beanie
NOTE – You will turn your work after every round. This includes the first round.
Round 1 – Ch. 2, hdc in the same st. GS in the next st and each st around. (62)
Rounds 2 thru 8 – Repeat Round 1
Round 9 – Ch. 2, hdc in the same st. GS in the next 5 stitches, GS dec in the next. *GS in the next 10 stitches, GS dec in the next* Repeat * until there are 6 stitches left. GS in each st left. (57)
Round 10 – Repeat Round 1 (57)
Round 11 – Ch.2, hdc in the same st. GS in the next 3 stitches, GS dec in the next . *GS in the next 10 stitches, GS dec in the next* Repeat * until there are 3 stitches left. GS in each st left. (52)
Round 12 – Repeat Round 1 (52)
Round 13 – Ch.2, hdc in the same st, GS dec in the next. *GS in the next 10 stitches, GS dec in the next. * Repeat *until there is 1 stitch left. GS in last st. (47)
Round 14 – Repeat Round 1 (47)
Round 15 – Ch.2, hdc in the same st. GS in the next 2 stitches, GS dec in the next. *GS in the next 8 stitches, GS dec in the next* Repeat *until there are 2 stitches left. GS in each st left. (42)
Round 16 – Repeat Round 1 (42)
Round 17 – Ch.2, hdc in the same st. GS in the next 3 stitches, GS dec in the next. *GS in the next 4 stitches, GS dec in the next* Repeat *until end of round. (35)
Round 18 – Ch.1 turn, sc in the same st and each st around. (35)
Close Top of Beanie
Bind off leaving a tail approx. 12″ long. Thread a tapestry needle and work your needle in and out of each sc post. When you come back to the beginning, flip your beanie upside down and pull the yarn to close the top of the beanie. If needed, weave your needle in and out through the top of the beanie to close the hole. Weave in any loose ends! Add a pom-pom if desired!
I really hoped you loved crocheting the Fairy Tale Beanie. Be sure to share with me all your lovely beanies on Instagram. I would love to see them!