The Star-Crossed Beanie is an easy crochet beanie pattern featuring crossed stitches and beautiful star stitches.
Welcome to week two of the Wonderful Hats Crochet Along 2022! This is the first pattern for the week, the Star-Crossed Beanie. On Friday I will be posting the matching Star-Crossed Scarf pattern. If this is your first time hearing about the crochet along, you will find all of the details here: The Wonderful Hats Crochet Along 2022 and you will find the first crochet beanie pattern, the Arden Beanie, here: Arden Beanie Crochet Pattern. But now, on to the Star-Crossed Beanie!
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As are the other beanies in this crochet along, This crochet beanie is worked from the brim up to the crown. The brim is worked entirely of slip stitches (which you can work instead as single or half double crochet) and is worked extra long so that it can be folded up for extra coziness and warmth. If you wish to shorten the brim so that it is not a double brim then you may simply shorten the foundation chain.
After the brim is worked, the body of the hat features rounds of crossed double crochet stitches and star stitches. They are explained in the Stitches and Abbreviations notes down below and be sure to check out the free video tutorial following the written pattern for further assistance.
For the Star-Crossed 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 Star-Crossed Beanie Crochet Pattern:
Skill Level: Intermediate
Gauge: 20 sts x 10 rows of pattern = 4 inches
Finished Size: 8.5 x 9 inches laid flat, excluding fringe.
Yarn: Colour Theory by Lion Brand® Yarn (100% acrylic; 246 yds/225 m; 3.5oz/100 g; (4) Medium/worsted weight): 1 ball of Canyon
Hook: Size G/7 (4.5 mm) Hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Beg Star St – Beginning Star Stitch (Insert your hook in the 2nd ch from hook, yo and draw up a loop, insert your hook in the next ch, yo and draw up a loop, insert your hook in the st at the base of the ch, yo and draw up a loop, insert your hook in the next st, yo and draw up a loop, insert your hook in the next st, yo and draw up a loop (6 loops on hook)], yo and draw through all 6 loops. Ch 1. Beginning Star St made.)
Ch – Chain
Crossed Dc – Crossed Double Crochet (yo, sk the next 2 sts, insert your hook in the next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops twice, ch 1. Working over the dc just made and into the 1st sk st, yo, insert your hook in the 1st sk st, yo over and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops twice. Crossed Dc made)
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Hdc2tog – Half Double Crochet Two Stitches Together
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Star St – Star Stitch (Insert hook in the last ch st, yo and draw up a loop, insert hook under the last loop of the previous star st, yo and draw up a loop, insert hook in the sc at the base of the last star st, yo and draw up a loop, insert hook in the next st, yo and draw up a loop, insert hook in the next st, yo and draw up a loop [6 loops on hook], yo and draw through all six loops. Ch 1. Star St made)
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 3 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. (84 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, Beg star st, *Star St; Rpt from * around ending your final star st in the same st as the beg star st, join with a sl st in the 1st st. Do not turn (here and throughout). (42 star sts)
Rnd 3: Sl st into the first ch st, ch 1, work 2 sc in each ch st (the centre of each star st) around to the final st, sc in the top of the final st, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (84 sc)
Rnd 4: Ch 4 (counts as a dc, ch 1), sk the previous st, dc in the n ext previous st (to make a crossed dc), *crossed dc over the next 3 sts; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch-4.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in the 3rd ch of the starting ch 4, sc in the next ch-1 sp, sc in each of the next 2 dc; Rpt from * around and join with a sl st in the 1st st.
Rnds 6-13: Repeat rounds 2 – 5 twice more.
Rnd 14: Ch 1, *hdc in each of the next 10 sts, hdc2tog; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (77 sts)
Rnd 15: Ch 1, *hdc in each of the next 9 sts, hdc2tog; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (70 sts)
Rnd 16: Ch 1, *hdc in each of the next 8 sts, hdc2tog; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (63 sts)
Rnd 17: Ch 1, *hdc in each of the next 7 sts, hdc2tog; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (56 sts)
Rnd 18: Ch 1, *hdc in each of the next 6 sts, hdc2tog; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (49 sts)
Rnd 19: Ch 1, *hdc in each of the next 5 sts, hdc2tog; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (42 sts)
Rnd 20: Ch 1, *hdc in each of the next 4 sts, hdc2tog; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (35 sts)
Rnd 21: Ch 1, *hdc in each of the next 3 sts, hdc2tog; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (28 sts)
Rnd 22: Ch 1, *hdc in each of the next 2 sts, hdc2tog; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (21 sts)
Rnd 23: Ch 1, *hdc in each of the next st, hdc2tog; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (14 sts)
Rnd 24: Ch 1, hdc2tog over each st around. Join with a sl st in the 1st st. (7 sts)
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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