Adventure Bound Beanie is an easy to make crochet beanie that whips up quickly.

It has a lovely texture and is versatile for wear by all members of the family.

The basic beanie design and a single brim option is available on my blog.

For the pdf version of the pattern with images for locations to work cluster stitches and multiple brim options  from Ravelry.

This is an original pattern by Farrah Jane Tate. You are welcome to sell products you have made using my patterns; however, I ask that you refer to the exact name of my pattern somewhere in the text of your listing. You may not copy, re-publish, sell, distribute, translate without permission, or claim my photos or patterns as your own in any way. This pattern may not be used in a classroom/workshop setting without my permission. Please note: If you have downloaded this pattern from an unofficial site (other than RavelryLove Crafts, Etsy, or my personal blog), this will be an unauthorised version and may not be the most current version. Please visit one of these sites to download an official, version-controlled copy.

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Pattern Details

  • Beanie Size: Size to preference. Refer to Appendix B Sizing Table as a guide (for standard Child, Tween, Woman, and Man sizes).
  • Skill Level: Adventurous Advanced Beginner to Intermediate.
  • Stitch Terminology: US – refer also to Abbreviations and Special Stitch Instructions.
  • Recommended Yarn: 10 ply/Worsted/Cat. 4 weight yarn of any fibre that provides a good stitch definition (i.e., avoid fluffy, feathery, or heavily textured yarns). An 8ply/DK/Cat 3. weight yarn can also be used, if preferred. Example project yarns are provided in Appendix A. Also refer to Ravelry.
  • Hook: Follow yarn label as a guide or use your preferred hook. Swatch and adjust hook if/as necessary to achieve the preferred density of crochet fabric. Slightly looser tension or larger hook than usual may be required to ensure fabric is soft.
  • Gauge: Not important for this item – ensure beanie circumference and length approximates the Sizing Table.
  • Pattern Synopsis: Constructed working in the round from bottom to top, using a cluster stitch combination and a skipped stitch. The peak is reduced and then cinched. A brim is added next – multiple options are provided.
  • Social Media Share: Please tag me @TheCrochetFix and Hash Tag your projects #AdventureBoundBeanie.

Abbreviations

  • 2DCCl = Two Double Crochet Cluster stitch (two DCs worked together in a single stitch from the previous round). Refer to Special Stitch Instructions.
  • Beg = Beginning.
  • Ch = Chain.
  • Crab St = Crab Stitch (optional).
  • DC = Double Crochet.
  • Fin = Finishing.
  • Fin 2DCCl = Finishing Two Double Crochet Cluster stitch (two DCs worked together in a single stitch from the previous round and then pulling final loop through first SC made in the round). Used to ensure seam is invisible. Refer to Special Stitch Instructions.
  • FpHDC = Front Post Half Double Crochet.
  • FSC = (Chainless) Foundation Single Crochet. Refer to YouTube tutorial.
  • HDC = Half Double Crochet.
  • Invis Join = Invisible Join. Refer to Special Stitch Instructions.
  • MC = Magic Circle.
  • n = Number of stitches.
  • Prev = Previous.
  • Rep = Repeat.
  • Rnd = Round.
  • RS = Right Side.
  • SC = Single Crochet.
  • Sk = Skip.
  • Sp = Space.
  • Sl St = Slip Stitch.
  • Spn = Spin Stitch (optional). Refer to Special Stitch Instructions and YouTube tutorial.
  • St = Stitch.
  • WS = Wrong Side.
  • Yo = Yarn over (hook).

Special Stitch Instructions

2DCCl: Yo, insert hook through st, yo, pull through a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull yarn through first two loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yo, insert hook through same st as prev, yo, pull through a loop (4 loops on hook), yo, pull yarn through first two loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yo, pull yarn through all three loops on hook.

Fin 2DCCl: Yo, insert hook through st, yo, pull through a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull yarn through first two loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yo, insert hook through same st as prev, yo, pull through a loop (4 loops on hook), yo, pull yarn through first two loops on hook (3 loops on hook), insert hook through first SC made in the current rnd, yo, pull yarn through all three loops on hook.

Invis Join: Remove loop from hook, insert hook from back to front through both loops of st join is to be made in, put removed loop back on hook, pull loop through st (from front to back), gently pull yarn end to tighten join.

Spn St: Insert hook in st, yo, pull through a loop (2 loops on hook), yo, pull yarn through first loop on hook (2 loops on hook), spin hook 360O clockwise (a full rotation) on the horizontal plane, yo, pull yarn through both loops on hook.

Pattern Instructions

Note:

  • Refer to Appendix B: Sizing Guide for basic child/tween/adult sizing for sizing the beanie circumference (FSC Foundation Round st count) and length (for Rounds 2+ instructions).
  • Fin 2DCCl counts as a 2DCCl for st for purposes.
  • Ch 1 to commence the round does not count as a st for st count purposes.
  • Sl St/Invis Join to complete the round do not count as a st for st count purposes.
  • Work all st within ( ) in the same st.
  • { } contain a st sequence that is repeated multiple times within a round.
  • The last st in the round is always skipped.
  • St count follows each round instructions in ( ). n = Chosen Round 1 FSC count.
  • If crochet fabric is working up too dense/stiff, increase the hook size.

Beanie

FSC Foundation Round

Leaving a yarn tail of sufficient length to sew in, FSCƚ a multiple of four (ensuring the last FSC is joined at the base to the first FSC), Sl St into first FSC. (n FSC)

ƚAlternatively, work a foundation Ch round and subsequent SC round, as follows:

  1. Ch a multiple of 4, Sl St into first Ch (to form a closed circle).
  2. Ch 1, SC in first and each subsequent Ch around, Sl St into first SC.

Round 1

  • Refer to Image 1 in pdf for location to make Fin 2DCCl.

Ch 1, (SC, 2DCCl) in first st, sk next st, {(SC, 2DCCl) in next st, sk next st} rep until last two st in rnd, SC in second to last st, Fin 2DCCl in same st and first SC from this rnd. (n/2 SC, n/2 2DCCl)

Rounds 2+

Note:

  • Each (SC, 2DCCl) cluster will always be made in a SC from the previous round and each 2DCCl from the previous round will be skipped.
  • Refer to Image 2 in pdf for location of first and subsequent (2DCCl, SC) cluster in the round.

Rep Round 1 as many times as required to achieve preferred beanie length from brim to peak minus the length of both a brim and the Shape Peak rounds.

To determine the number of pattern round repeats to construct:

  1. After making three rounds, measure the height of the three rounds from st base of first round to st top of third round. This measurement will be equal to the beanie Shape Peak round length. Note: The fourth Shape Peak round is only SC height so does not be to be accounted for. Example of OSFM Slouchy Women’s Worsted Beanie: Three rounds are ~4.5cm in st height/beanie length.
  1. Calculate the required length of Round 1 Repeats as follows: (chosen beanie length) – (brim length*) – (Shape Peak round length measured in 1.). *A brim of between 0cm–4cm/0in–1.6in is recommended. Example of OSFM Slouchy Women’s Worsted Beanie: 24cm – 4cm – 4.5cm = 15.5cm.
  1. Rep Round 1 until the beanie approximately measures the length calculated in 2. Note: The required number of Round 1 repeats can also be estimated by dividing the required length of the Round 1 repeats by the st height of one round, i.e. Estimated number of Round 1 repeats = (required length of Round 1 Repeats from 2.) x (1 round/(height of one round)). Example of OSFM Slouchy Women’s Worsted Beanie: 15.5cm x 1 round/1.5cm = ~10 rounds.

Shape Peak Round 1

Note: As per previous rounds, the Shape Peak rounds will be made in each SC from the previous round (skipping each 2DCCl from the previous round).

Ch 1, SC in first st, sk next st, 2DCCl in next st, sk next st, {SC in next st, sk next st, 2DCCl in next st, sk next st} rep until last four st in rnd, SC in fourth to last st, sk next st, Fin 2DCCl in second to last st and first SC from this rnd. (n/4 SC, n/4 2DCCl)

Shape Peak Round 2

Ch 1, (SC, 2DCCl) in first st, sk next st, {(SC, 2DCCl) in next st, sk next st} rep until last two st in rnd, SC in second to last st, Fin 2DCCl in same st and first SC from this rnd. (n/4 SC, n/4 2DCCl)

Shape Peak Round 3

Note: If st count after Decrease Round 2 is a multiple of four, follow instructions A). If st count after Decrease Round 2 is not a multiple of four, follow instructions B).

A) Ch 1, SC in first st, sk next st, 2DCCl in next st, sk next st, {SC in next st, sk next st, 2DCCl in next st, sk next st} rep until last four st in rnd, SC in fourth to last st, sk next st, Fin 2DCCl in second to last st and first SC from this rnd. (Decrease Round 2 Total St Count/2)

B) Ch 1, SC in first st, sk next st, DC2TogCl in next st, sk next st, {SC in next st, sk next st, DC2TogCl in next st, sk next st} rep until last two st in rnd, SC in second to last st, Fin DC2TogCl in same st and first SC from this rnd. ((Decrease Round 2 Total St Count + 2)/2)

Shape Peak Round 4

Ch 1, SC in first st, sk next st, {SC in next st, sk next st} rep around circumference, Sl St into first SC from this rnd. (Decrease Round 3 Total St Count/2)

Cinch Peak

Fasten off yarn leaving a long tail for cinching the peak of the beanie. Using either a darning needle or crochet hook, weave long tail in and out through Shape Peak Round 4 stitches and then pull taut to cinch the beanie.

Brim

Note:

  • To commence:
    • Whilst keeping beanie RS facing, rotate beanie so beanie is positioned with the bottom opening upmost and peak downmost.
    • Join yarn either in 1) the base of first FSC or 2) the top of first FSC. Image 3 in the pdf provides the location of 1) the base and 2) the top of the FSC. Brim stitches should be consistently worked in the same location (either 1) or 2)) in each FSC around. For 2) brim stitches will be worked over the top of the existing FSC stitches. If unsure of preference, swatch both options.
  • Follow instructions for one of the brim options below or use a brim of your own design.
  • Option 1 can be used as a single round to give the beanie a finished look and is designed to be worn unfolded. This can also be made following Option 2.
  • Options 2 and 3 are designed to be worn unfolded.
  • Option 4 is also designed to be worn unfolded; however, this can be worn folded if the brim length is increased from the standard beg Ch 7.

Option 1: Single Round of Spn St or Crab St – pdf only

Option 2: SC

Note: If preferred, instead of using an Invisible Join, the rounds can be worked as a continuous spiral – omit join and Ch 1 instruction.

Round 1

Ch 1, SC in first and each subsequent st around circumference, Invis Join into first SC. (n SC)

Round 2+

Rep Round 1 as many times as required to achieve the preferred brim length and overall beanie length. Fasten off yarn leaving yarn tail of sufficient length to sew in.

Option 3: Simple HDC Rib – pdf only

Option 4: Intermediate HDC Rib – pdf only

Finishing

Sew in all ends securely on WS of beanie.

Pattern Support

Pattern support is available via thecrochetfix Facebook page.

Pattern Versioning

Version Date Comments
0.1-0.2 14/06/23 Initial draft.
0.3 21/02/24 Add other border options.
0.4 20/03/24 Corrections and enhancements from testing.

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to the following testers for testing this beanie design:

  • Tania Barry – @shewgirl1 on IG, shewgirl on Ravelry.
  • Bree Ann Doepner – @breescrochetboutique on IG, @BreesCrochetBoutique on FB,
    dlphnluver on Ravelry.
  • Richelle Cricks – @richellecricks on IG, richelle362 on Ravelry.
  • Emma-Joy Gilbert – @handmadeonahook on IG and FB, Em-J87 on Ravelry.
  • Heidi Hirnich – @handmadeheavenau on IG, handmadeheavenaus on Etsy.
  • Jenny Hinton – @wrencraft on IG, Wrencraft1 on Ravelry.

Appendix A: Example Projects

TAUPE:

Woman Size, Slightly Slouchy – ~50cm/19.75in relaxed circumference and ~24cm/9.5in in length – using:

  • ~105g/3.7oz Bernat Super Value Yarn (Worsted/10ply/Cat. 4) in Clay
  • 6mm/J hook
  • 60 FSC, 21 beanie rounds (including decrease rounds).
  • Brim Option 4 – standard beg Ch 7.

ROSE PINK:

Woman Size, Slouchy – ~50cm/19.75in relaxed circumference and ~25cm/9.75in in length – using:

  • ~120g/4.2oz Caron Simply Soft Yarn (equivalent of Worsted/10ply/Cat. 4) in Victoria Rose
  • 6mm/J hook
  • 60 FSC, 26 beanie rounds
  • Brim Option 3 – 5 rounds.

PINK NUDE:

Woman Size – ~52cm/20.5in circumference and ~23cm/9in in length – using:

  • ~170g/6oz Abbey Road Born To Be Wool (equivalent of Worsted/10ply/Cat. 4) in Nude
  • 6mm/J hook
  • 60 CFSC and 17 pattern rounds
  • Brim Option 2 – 6 rounds.

BLUE:

Child Size – ~48cm/19in circumference and ~21cm/8.25in in length – using:

  • ~100g/3.5oz Marvel 4 Seasons Half n Half (equivalent of Worsted/10ply/Cat. 4) in Blue Melange
  • 5mm/I hook
  • 58 CFSC and 19 pattern rounds
  • Brim Option 2 – 4 rounds, and additional Spn St round.

Appendix B: Basic Sizing

The appropriate beanie size can be determined by using:

  1. The Sizing Guide Table below, or
  2. The Approximate Personalised Sizing Method.

Sizing Guide Table

The table below is based on The American Craft Yarn Council (ACYC) standard head circumference sizes and standard (fitted) beanie length.

To size the beanie circumference, first determine the number of relaxed FSC that equate to the table listed Beanie Circumference for the chosen Beanie Size (Child / Tween / Woman / Man), and then adjust the st count to the nearest multiple of four.

To size the beanie length, look up the table listed Beanie Length for the chosen Beanie Size. For a slouchy beanie, add at least an inch or 3-4 cm to the table beanie length.

Beanie Size Beanie Circumference Fitted Beanie Length (incl. brim)
Inches Cm Inches Cm
Child 18 – 20 45.5 – 51.0 7.5 – 8.0 19.0 – 20.5
Tween 20 – 22 51.0 – 56.0 8.0 – 8.5 20.5 – 21.5
Woman 21 – 23 53.0 – 58.5 8.0 – 9.0 20.5 – 23.0
Man 22 – 24 56.0 – 61.0 8.5 – 9.5 21.5 – 24.0

Approximate Personalised Sizing Method

Circumference measure:

Determine the number of relaxed FSC that fit around the person’s head or ask the person to measure their head circumference using a tape measure and then determine the number of relaxed FSC for this circumference.

If needed, adjust the FSC count to the nearest multiple of four.

Length measure:

Use a tape measure, or ask the person to use a tape measure, to measure the length from just above the person’s brow to their crown. For a slouchy beanie add at least an inch or 3-4 cm to the measured length.