Eccentric Beanie is super quick and super easy crochet beanie pattern, designed with super bulky weight 6 yarn. Works up so quickly that you`ll have this warm and cozy hat on your head in about an hour or so.
It would be a fabulous last-minute gift for your friend, sister or your lovely daughter, something that will cause a smile on her face every time she wears it out in a cold. It’s an excellent item to stock for your shop or a craft market. With or without pom-pom, it’s all up to you!
This super beanie is very comfortable thanks to the stretchy brim. Different half double crochet stitches give it a great texture, whether you chose to make it in one or more solid colors, or with multicolor yarn. You may also choose to make just different colored brim.
Instructions are given for one, small/medium size adult of 21” – 22” circumference, but can easily be adjusted for any head circumference.
free Crochet beanie pattern
CROCHET SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
Yarn weight: #6, Super Bulky / Super Chunky
Yarn used: Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, Acrylic (80%), Wool (20%), 1 skein of 5oz/140g , or approximately 80 meters / 87 yards, Color: Hudson Bay 3610.
Crochet hook: 9mm (M-13 US) or hook needed to obtain a gauge
Stitch markers, scissors, tapestry needle, measuring tape, faux fur or yarn pom pom (optional)
To check your gauge, make the swatch working hdc sts into the 3rd loop only:
- 9 hdc 3lo sts / 5,5 rows =10 cm/4 in
The pattern is written using standard crochet US terminology.
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
sc blo – single crochet back loop only
sc 3lo – single crochet in third loop only
hdc – half double crochet
hdc 3lo – half double crochet in the third loop only
hdc flo – half double crochet front loop only
dc – double crochet
rnd(s) – round(s)
( )- additional explanation
[ ] – work as many times as directed
- Hat is worked from bottom up
- Construction in rows, first. Then, worked in rounds
- Ch1 does not count as a stitch
- Ch2 counts as a stitch
- Half double crochet ribbing: working in the 3rd loop only, half double crochet back and forth in rows to create a stretchy ribbing
- Pattern is sized small/medium adult. To resize the pattern, add/subtract rows of the brim and consequently number of hdc sts in rnd1 (the length of the brim will determine the circumference)
- The actual amount of yarn used for the hat is less than one skein
- This pattern can be worked with 2 strands of #4 worsted yarn joined together
Hdc 3lo – To find the third loop, you should look in the back side of you work. Yarn over and insert your hook in the third loop, behind the “v” of the stitch. Yarn over and work hdc st as you normally would.
Hdc flo – yarn over and insert your hook under the front loop of the hdc you are working into, yarn over and finish the stitch as you usually would
Sc 3lo – normal single crochet stitch worked in the 3rd loop of the hdc st of the previous row
Scblo – single crochet back loop only indicates that you should insert your hook under the back loop only, not under both loops, when working your next single crochet.
Row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across., 5 sts, turn
Row 2: (working in the 3rd loop only), ch1, hdc 3lo in each st across, 5 sts
Row3 – 27: repeat Row 2, 5 sts
Seam: Fold the brim in half, being careful not to twist and join with sc, matching sts from Row 1 (starting chain) and Row 27 (see the picture above).
Turn brim 90 degrees and ch1. From this point on, you`ll be working in rounds. Work the first round around the edge of the brim with hdc sts.
Rnd 1: Working hdc sts evenly around the brim, make 32 hdc sts, join with a sl st to beginning hdc
Rnd 2: ch1, hdc 3lo in the same st as beginning ch1, hdc 3lo in each st around, (32 sts). Join with sl st to the 1st hdc 3lo made
Rnd 3: ch1, hdc 3lo in the same st, hdc flo in next st, [hdc 3lo in next st, hdc flo in next st] around, (32sts), join with sl st to the first hdc 3lo made
Rnd 4: ch2, dc (working in the 3rd loop of hdc ) in each st around, (32sts), join with sl st to top of the first ch2
Rnd 5: ch1, hdc in the same st, hdc in each st around, (32sts), join with sl st to 1st hdc made
Rnd 6 – 8: ch1, hdc 3lo in the same st, hdc flo in next st, [hdc 3lo in next st, hdc flo in next st] around, (32sts), join with sl st to the first hdc 3lo made
Rnd 9: ch1, hdc 3lo in the same st as beginning ch1, hdc 3lo in each st around, (32sts), join with sl st to the 1st hdc 3lo made
Rnd 10: ch1, sc (working in 3rd loop of hdc), in each st around, (32sts), join with sl st to 1st sc made
Rnd 11: ch1, sc blo in each st around, (32sts), join with sl st to 1st sc blo made
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. With tapestry needle, whip st around inside of the hat (every other sc from last round of BODY). Pull tail to cinch, sew through the end knot on wrong side, weave in ends.
Attach pom pom (optional)
If you`d like to match crochet beanie and a scarf, check out the Eccentric Tie Scarf also free pattern on the blog.
With or without a pom pom, I`d love to see your beanie, so please tag me @Frankie.Kate_ when sharing your beautiful makes.
You can download a free PDF Eccentric Beanie Crochet Pattern from Ravelry or buy Eccentric Tie Scarf and Beanie Bundle on Etsy.