The Honeycomb Beanie crochet pattern is a cozy, textured beanie worked in the Honeycomb Smock Stitch.
After learning the Honeycomb Smock Stitch not too long ago, I knew that I wanted to crochet a beanie in it! It has an amazing texture and it creates a thick, warm fabric. The challenge was getting the stitch pattern to flow from the bottom of the beanie to the top. After playing with it for a bit, I finally found a way, and it’s so simple!
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This crochet beanie is worked from the brim up and it only uses one ball (about 250 yards) of a worsted weight yarn. It is fairly quick to make and the closing at the top is simple! Instead of trying to work more complicated decrease stitches, you will simply work the pattern to the height desired, fasten off leaving an extra long piece of yarn. You will then take that long tail, weave it in and out around the top of the hat, pull to close and then sew the smaller opening.
This method of closing makes the Honeycomb Beanie much easier to work and opens the door to creating so many more beanies that use solid textured stitches. I look forward to bring you several more worked in this way over the coming weeks.
For the Honeycomb 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 5 mm crochet hook. In the video tutorial below I will be using a Birchwood Hook by Rowan Yarns.
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The Honeycomb Crochet Beanie:
Skill Level: Intermediate
Gauge: 16 sts x 16 rows of sc = 4 inches
Finished Size: 9.5 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 Bee Pollen.
Hook: Size H/8 (5 mm) Hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Blo – Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Fpsc – Front Post Single Crochet (When you work the front post single crochet stitches you will be inserting your hook around one strand of the post of the previous long single crochet and one strand of the post of the next long single crochet)
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Lsc – Long Single Crochet Stitch (A Crochet stitch worked into the space under the next stitch that is two rows below)
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.
- 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.
- To change the size of your beanie, you will need a multiple of 4 stitches for the first round of the hat body.
Brim (Worked in rows):
With Colour A, Ch 13.
Row 1: Sl st in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (12 sl sts)
Row 2: Working in the blo, sl st in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (12 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. Turn work right side out (so that the right side is facing you and the seam in on the inside). 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 74 sc all the way around. Join with a sl st in the first st, Turn. (72 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in the 1st st and in each st around. Join with a sl st in the 1st st, turn.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in the 1st st, lsc (See “Stitches and Abbreviations”) over the next st, sc in the next st; rpt from * around ending with a lsc over the final st. Join with a sl st in the 1st st, DO NOT TURN.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, fpsc (See “Stitches and Abbreviations”) around the posts of the previous lsc and the next lsc, sc in the next st, *fpsc around the posts of the next 2 lsc, sc in the next st; rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st. Turn.
Repeat rnds 3 and 4 until your work from the beginning measures approximately 9 inches TURNING AT THE END OF EACH ROUND (or the desired height – making it longer will make it more slouchy, shorter will give it less of a slouch.).
Fasten off leaving an extra long tail in your final colour (I recommend 15-20 inches). Using the long tail, sew the top of the hat closed by weaving the yarn in and out through the stitches at the top of the hat, then gently pull closed. Fasten off and weave in your ends. Attach Pompom to the top if desired.
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