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This Golden Beanie features a beautiful texture and is worked in a unique way: with a magic ring or a chain ring at the top!

The ring at the top makes it really easy when it comes to closing the top of your hat.  I have worked a few hats in this way, including the popular Rocky Beanie Crochet Pattern.  It’s a great way to work a hat as it is easily customizable.  I will include a hat sizing chart down below in case you would like to try this pattern out in a variety of sizes.  Don’t forget to check out the matching cowl: Golden Cowl Crochet Pattern!

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A textured crochet beanie worked in a golden coloured yarn

Hat of the Month Blog Hop!

I am so excited to be featured today on the Hat and Scarf of the Month Blog Hop being hosted by The Stitchin Mommy and Oombawka Designs! This hat is being featured along with this beautiful Herringbone Hat! It is beautiful and I hope that you will check it out!

The Golden Beanie and Cowl crochet set

The Materials:

For this crochet cowl today I will be using about 250 yards of a worsted weight acrylic yarn called Heartland by Lion Brand Yarn.  You see it here in the colour Canyonlands.  I will also be using a 5mm crochet hook.

A chart listing the approximate measurements for crochet hats and beanies

PDF Copies of the Pattern:

The pattern will be written out in full below, however if you would like to add this pattern to your library or purchase an ad free PDF, copies of the pattern are also available in my Etsy and Ravelry Shops which are linked below:

Click Here for the Golden Beanie on Etsy

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(PLEASE NOTE: On February 27th and 28th use the code “STAYGOLDEN” in my Ravelry Shop ONLY and receive a copy of this pattern PDF for free! Only one use per person and offer is valid only for the Golden Beanie)

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The Golden Beanie Crochet Pattern:

Skill Level: Easy

Gauge: 14 sts x 18 rows of pattern = 4 inches.

Finished Size: Approximately 8.5 x 9 inches laid flat, excluding pompom.  20-22 inch circumference to fit an adult head.

Yarn: Heartland by Lion Brand Yarn (100% extra acrylic; 5 oz/142g; 251 yds/230 m); 1 ball of Canyonlands

Hook: Size H/8 (5.0 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Yarn Needle


Crochet Stitches and Abbreviations:

Blo – Back Loop Only

Ch – Chain

Dc – Double Crochet

Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Rpt – Repeat

Sk – Skip

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Yo – Yarn Over


Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern is written in American English terms.
  • Pattern is worked in rows lengthwise.
  • The sl st into the ring and ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as stitch.
  • Each time you return to your starting loop after working the row, sl st into the centre of the loop before turning.
  • Weave in ends as needed.
  • OPTIONAL – Add pompom to the top.
  • Note: you can change the length of your beanie as desired, simply make your starting chain the desired length using an even multiple of stitches.  To make the circumference larger or smaller simply work the pattern to the width desired before working the seam.


Free Crochet Pattern:

Start by making a magic circle, then working out from that circle, ch 40.  (Alternatively you may ch 10 and join with a sl st in the first st to make a ring prior to chaining 40.)

Row 1: Sl st in the 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 10 sts, *hdc in the next st, sl st in the next st; rpt across, sl st into ring, ch 1, turn.  (40 sts)

Row 2: *hdc in the next sl st, sl st in the next hdc; rpt from * across to the final 11 sl sts, working in the blo, sl st in each of the final 11 sts.  Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: In the blo, Sl st in each of the next 11 sts, *hdc in the next st, sl st in the next st; rpt across, sl st into ring, ch 1, turn. 

Rows 4-95: repeat rows 2 and 3.

To work the seam, working through both sides, sl st in each st across crocheting the two ends together.  Fasten off.

Pull the magic ring at the top of the hat gently closed and sew if needed.  Fasten off and weave in your ends.  Make optional pompom and affix to the top.


Video Tutorial:

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