The Brighton Beanie is a beautiful crochet beanie pattern featuring an interlocking shell stitch design.
It is the third crochet beanie in The Wonderful Hats Crochet Along 2022! If you have not already, I highly recommend that you check out the first two beanies in the crochet along this year, the Arden Beanie Crochet Pattern and the Star-Crossed Beanie Crochet Pattern. Both beanies have matching scarf patterns, just as the Brighton Beanie will come Friday! Be sure to come back and check it out!
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The Brighton Beanie is worked from the brim up. I have worked a slip stitch brim that is extra long in order to fold it up to make it extra cozy and warm.
The top decreases are created by using various cluster stitches which continues the look of the interlocking shell stitches into the crown. The top close allows the beanie to look great with a pompom or without.
For the Brighton Beanie, I will be working with a single colour of a worsted weight yarn. In the photos and in the video tutorial I am using the Color Theory Yarn by Lion Brand Yarn. It is super soft and 100% acrylic. You will only need one full ball to complete this pattern.
For this pattern you will also need a 4.5 mm crochet hook. In the video tutorial below I will be using a Birchwood Hook by Rowan Yarns.
This pattern will be written out in full below followed by a free video tutorial. The pattern is free to follow on my site and will always be free! If, however, you would like a printable copy, you may purchase one from my Etsy and Ravelry Shops linked below:
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The Brighton Beanie Crochet Pattern:
Skill Level: Intermediate
Gauge: 20 sts x 10 rows of shell pattern = 4 inches
Finished Size: 8 x 9 inches laid flat
Yarn: Colour Theory by Lion Brand® Yarn (100% acrylic; 246 yds/225 m; 3.5oz/100 g; (4) Medium/worsted weight): 1 ball of Ivory.
Hook: Size G/7 (4.5 mm) Hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Blo – Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
Cluster – Cluster Stitch ([Yo, insert your hook in the st indicated, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 lps] 3 times, yo and draw through all the loops on your hook. Cluster stitch made.)
Dc – Double Crochet
Dc2tog – Double Crochet Two Stitches together ([Yo, insert your hook into the next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yo and draw through all the loops on your hook. Dc2tog made.)
Dc3tog – (Double Crochet Three Stitches together ([Yo, insert your hook into the next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times, yo and draw through all the loops on your hook. Dc3tog made.)
Dc5tog – Double Crochet Five Stitches Together ([Yo, insert your hook into the next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 5 times, yo and draw through all the loops on your hook. Dc5tog made.)
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Hdc2tog – Half Double Crochet Two Stitches Together
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Brim of hat is worked in rows, body of hat is worked in rounds.
- Ch 1 at beginning of round does not count as stitch.
- Do not turn at the end of each round, unless stated otherwise.
- Weave in ends as needed.
- OPTIONAL: Brim of hat may be worked using either single crochet stitches or half double crochet stitches instead of the slip stitches. You may also wish to shorten the foundation chain to make a brim that is not folded over (i.e. ch 13)
- To change the size of your beanie, you will need a multiple of 6 stitches for the first round of the hat body.
Free Crochet Pattern:
Brim (Worked in rows):
Ch 26 (For brim that is folded over).
Row 1: Sl st in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (25 sl sts)
Row 2: Working in the blo, sl st in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (25 sl sts)
Continue to repeat row 2 until work from the beginning measures approximately 16-17 inches.
Do not fasten off, but fold brim of hat so that two shorter ends meet. Now working through both thicknesses, sl st across working through the blo on each side. Do not fasten off. If working the long brim that you intend on folding, simply turn your work to work around the edge. If you are working a short brim that you will not fold up to wear, turn work right side out (so that the right side is facing you).
Now working around the edge of the brim, continue working in rounds as follows:
Hat Body (Worked in rounds):
Rnd 1: Ch 1, evenly work 84 hdc all the way around, switch to colour B in the final st. Join with a sl st in the first st, do not turn. (85 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, Sc in the 1 st, * sk the next 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st, sk the next 2 sts, sc in the next st; Rpt from * around ending with a sk the next 2 sts, join with a sl st in the 1st st. Do not turn (here and throughout).
Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc2tog over the next 2 sts, *ch 2, sc in the next dc, ch 2, dc5tog over the next 5 sts; rpt from * around until 2 sts remain, ch 2, sc in the next st, ch 2, dc2tog over the next 2 sts. Join with a sl st in the 1st st.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in the 1 st, * sk the next ch-2, 5 dc in the next st, sk the next ch-2, sc in the next st; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st..
Rnds 5-12: Repeat rounds 3 and 4 four more times.
Rnd 13: Repeat round 3.
Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in the 1st st, *sk the next ch-2, [dc, cluster, dc] in the next st, sk the next ch-2, sc in the next st; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the first st.
Rnd 15: Ch 1, dc2tog over the next 2 sts, ch 1, *sc in the next st, ch 1, dc3tog over the next 3 sts, ch 1; Rpt from * around, dc in the final st, join with a sl st in the 1st st.
Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc in the 1st st, *sk the next ch-1, cluster in the next st, sk the next ch-1, sc in the next st; rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the first st.
Rnd 17: Ch 1, work 1 cluster st in each sc all the way around. Join with a sl st in the 1st st.
Rnd 18: Ch 1, hdc2tog in each st around. Join with a sl st in the 1st st.
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Using the long tail, sew the top of the hat closed. Fasten off and weave in your ends. Attach Pompom to the top if desired.
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